Welcome to Jarina Guesthouse
Nestled in the small town of Wolmaransstad in the North West province of South Africa, Jarina Guesthouse offers comfortable accommodation for both the budget conscious traveller as well as the business traveller. The lodge offers bed and breakfast and room only accommodation, as well as conference facilities. Lunch and dinner vouchers are also available for meals at Die Geel Huis Restaurant.
The property features ample parking space for vehicles, while our conference centre offers excellent banqueting and conference facilities for up to 100 delegates. It has always been a dream of owner Surina van Zyl to run a unique guest house that reflects her lifestyle and love of life and Jarina Guesthouse is just that.
Surina is the former owner of Die Geel Huis on the outskirts of town, and Jarina Guesthouse has become the go-to resting place for not only sporting teams like the Lions and the Leopards, but also local government, who has held countless events and conferences at Jarina Guesthouse.
Wolmaransstad lies in the valley of the Maquassi Stream, which takes its name from the many wild spearmint bushes that grow along its banks. The town is situated on the main route between Klerksdorp and Kimberley, making it the ideal stopover for guests.
Wolmaransstad is a maize-farming town situated on the N12 between Johannesburg and Kimberley. Nestled in an important alluvial diamond-mining area, it is the main town of the Maquassi Hills Local Municipality.
The town is 245 km south-west of Johannesburg and 56 km north-east of Bloemhof. It was laid out on the farms Rooderand and Vlakfontein in 1888, and proclaimed a town in 1891. Named after Jacobus M. A. Wolmarans, then member of the Executive Council.
Wolmaransstad originated in 1891 on the banks of the Makwasi River (San word for a type of wild spearmint) and takes its name from J. M. A. Wolmarans, a volksraad councilman. It serves a large community and is an important diamond buying centre, surrounded by unspoiled bush, is home to a wide variety of plant life from ancient gnarled trees to endangered cycads as well as fields of magnificent indigenous wild flowers. Sightings of soaring crowned eagles to darting brown hooded kingfishers abound.