We stayed at The Gumtree for just one night as part of our honeymoon. There is much to do and see in the surrounding area and I have to say the Gumtree made for an excellent base. The B&B is located down a quiet side street set back from the main street, the grounds are very well kept with a lovely decking and pool area overlooking a river and suspension bridge-the pictures of the floods and stranded tourists on the river in the dinning room were very interesting! You have the use of free WiFi which is always a bonus. The dinning room was well presented and the cooked breakfast very enjoyable and as good as any we had while in SA.
The rooms were clean and well appointed, if your sad like me and like to watch a bit of TV in bed you may be disappointed at the lack of channels available but no huge loss. We ate at Brain’s Grill which is about a 5 minute walk from the B&B and served great food at very reasonable prices. As there are many negative stereotypes about personal safety when it comes to SA in general we felt perfectly safe walking around the street of Oudtshoorn, there are no high fences/barbed wire that are common place in the larger town and cities elsewhere in the country and I found the town charming and laid back.
There is much to do and see in the area, I’d highly recommend the Cango Caves and Wildlife ranch.
When rating a hotel/B&B I mainly consider the value for money, room quality etc and the Gumtree in my opinion offer excellent value hence the 5* rating as there is nothing I have to say negative about our experience there. I’d certainly recommend The Gumtree to anyone looking to stay in the area.
Andrew & Alison
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gumtree Guest House is one of the finest in Oudtshoorn, overlooking the Grobbelaars River and the historic Suspension bridge. This guest house offers luxury and charm, in the shade of a century old giant gumtree. Close to town but with a beautiful view, many restaurants and attractions are within 5-10 minutes walking distance for guests. Our rooms offer the comforts of air conditioning, hairdryers, toiletries, beverage packs, electric blankets, TVs, tea/coffee trays and minibar fridges. Each room has its own entrance on a wooden deck. Amenities available to guests include laundry services, Wifi and Internet Access, and telephone/fax facilities. The lounge offers a fireplace on chilly winter nights as well as satellite television. We are fully licensed and offer a cosy bar which is ideal for pre-dinner cocktails or post-dinner nightcaps. Health, Continental or Farm-style breakfasts are served. Barbecue facilities are available near the pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Gumtree Hotel Oudtshoorn