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“Very nice place in the middle of an ostrich farm” 4 of 5 stars
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De Denne Country Guest House
4.0 of 5 Ranch   |   De Denne Guest House | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very nice place in the middle of an ostrich farm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2010

Spent a couple of nights in the self catering cottage which is a few hundred metres away from the main house. The view from the cottage was fascinating with mountains on all sides and ostriches running around everywhere. The cottage itself was nice and recently refurbished. The owners were very friendly and helpful. There's an ostrich farm next door where you can be shown around and try your hand at riding an ostrich which was great fun. The town of Oudtshoorn is also not far away.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

We ended up staying at De Denne by chance. We hadn't planned to visit Oustdhoorn but when we did, we found De Denne in the Portfolio accommodation book and we're so glad we did - it ended being the unexpected highlight of our trip.
The setting is beautiful and so unique - how often can you cool off in the pool surrounded by ostriches?! The accommodation was beautifully decorated but best of all, the food was divine. As well as sampling ostrich steak, the whole meal was just delicious - proper home-cooked food.
And the morning of our departure, we did a tour of the farm. Very informative, interesting and best of all, we got up close and personal with the baby ostriches.
Very memorable and definitely worth a visit.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

We just stayed one night at De Denne, but I wish we had stayed longer!
As other reviewers have mentioned, Bruno the labrador adopted us as soon as we arrived and barely left our side until we checked out, he was a fantastic guard dog! We had a walk with him around all the farm area, it was very relaxed and we could wander wherever we wanted.
The location is stunning, outside of Oudtshoorn so very peaceful with views of the mountains all around. We did drive into the town centre, it was only about 10-15 minutes so not far at all.
The cottage was very nice, although a bit small if you were staying for longer. The bathroom was very large and there was a kitchen area with a fridge, microwave, kettle etc.
The swimming pool was lovely but unheated so too cold for us to go in (I did try!), we had a relaxing afternoon and evening there sitting in the sun after a long drive from Hermanus. We opted for the braii dinner, there was so much food and it was really good sitting outside cooking our ostrich steaks, it was nice to have this option rather than having to drive into Oudtshoorn to eat.
Breakfast was very nice, a good choice with hot food cooked to order. I would recommend this guesthouse if you are planning a trip to Oudtshoorn.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

We stayed just one night at De Denne, but it was such a beautiful place and we had a very warm welcome. We would have stayed more nights, but we had to continue our trip!!! Great dinner with the BBQ prepared by Louise and Johan, at the sunset. And Bruno, a beautiful dog was with us all the evening! Very very happy of our stay at De Denne. Best place we stayed at in South Africa. Sara&Stefano

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

Right from the start, we knew De Denne was a great choice for our stay in Oudsthoorn. We had a very warm welcome and then Bruno the Labrador introduced himself and much to the delight of my children - he appointed himself their chaperone and never left their side.
We had one of the family cottages and did our own catering. We enjoyed the open fire in the cottage.
A super and unexpected bonus was the WiFi in the cottage.
The children were able to wander freely around the farm and enjoyed the ostriches.
We are really pleased that we chose to stay on the outskirts of Oudsthoorn.
The kids LOVED Cango Caves and Wilgewandel Farm.
On the morning of our departure, our mucky car had been given a complimentary wash and we were almost sorry to be moving on.
We bid farewell to Bruno and Louise.
De Denne have learned that attention to detail costs little but matters a great deal to their guests.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Malmesbury, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

If you need a tranquil break, then De Denne guest house is just the place for you. It is situated 10 km outside Oudtshoorn on 'n beautiful ostrich farm. We stayed in a family cottage which was perfect for us with our 3 young children.

The cottage was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Stunning bathroom with everything you would need. I have seen the other rooms too and they are also very lovely and spacious with luxuriuos bathrooms.

The surroundings are wonderful and peaceful with a beautiful view of the Swartberg mountains. One can just sit on the veranda the whole day long and admire the view. Our children had a glorious time there on the farm.

The owner, Johan Keller, and Louise, the manager, are very warm and hospitable. We felt so welcome from the very start. The rest of the saff members are very professional,friendly and helpful. The breakfast was a feast each morning with a sellection of fresh fruits, cereals, yogurts and tradissional English breakfast. It is served in a beautiful diningroom with a great atmosphere.

I can really recommend De Denne guest house!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

The cottage is clean, fully equipped and with beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Louise and Johan were great hosts. As for Bruno, he is such a lovely dog. He encouraged me to get a dog one day. Thanks again for an unforgettable 3 day stay at your cottage. And yes it will be our halfway house on our route to and from East London to Cape Town.
Thanks again, Anne Maria, Cape Town. We were there from the 20 to the 22 March 2010

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: De Denne Guest House | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 37 Specialty Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — De Denne Country Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
De Denne Country Guest House gives you tranquillity, spectacular views and soul touching moments. Sunsets you will never find elsewhere and hospitality to make you feel at home. Our accommodation comprises of 8 beautiful cottages and 5 ensuite bedrooms with views of the surrounding farmlands and majestic mountains.We also serve light meals in addition to our most popular BBQ Dinners.Perfect for romantic getaways or family fun time.Modern amenities with an old world charm – let the Little Karoo surround you! ... more   less 
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