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“Fabulous setting, wonderful hosts, lovely accommodation,incredible food!” 5 of 5 stars
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Rietfontein Ostrich Palace
On Route 62, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa   |  
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous setting, wonderful hosts, lovely accommodation,incredible food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

We stayed in the Ostrich Unit for three nights and had the most fantastic time. The unit had three bedrooms and bathrooms and was full of lovely colonial furniture, perfectly clean, lovely linen and towels, fridge, complimentary port and water and everything else you could ask for. The infinity style pool must have the best view in the world and the breakfasts were the biggest and best we have ever had - sat on a pleasant terrace with a magnificent view. Nothing is too much trouble for the hosts, Kobus and Elmare - they were so genuine and warm. The location was perfect, incredible views in all directions, peaceful and quiet, yet close enough to Oudtshoorn and the surrounding attractions to be easily accessible. We will definitely be revisiting! It was also lovely to see a "proper" ostrich farm, where the birds are bred and raised with respect - no commercial battery style operation here which appears to be common at other farms. No negatives at all - but one point worth being aware of - the Ostrich unit didn't have air con - think the other units did - it was hot when we were there but the unit still remained pretty cool inside and there were ceiling fans too.

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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  • Rooms
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

We felt really welcome when we arrived at the Rietfontein Ostrich Palace, we had a lovely stay at Emma's Cottage.

Dinner and breakfast was absolutely delicious and we'ld love to come back sometime!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 December 20, 2010

Very homely and friendly owners and staff. Beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean cottages. At R400 per person p/n including a great breakfast it has to be the best value on Route 62 and so central for many day trips.

  • Stayed December 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2010

Wonderful accomodation, lovely hosts,everything absolutely perfect.Highlight of our holiday!!
Website does'nt do it justice !!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Rietfontein Ostrich Palace

Address: On Route 62, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The World's Oldest Working Ostrich Farm established in 1879, offers you 4 Star (TGCSA graded)and AA Superior accommodation in restored farm cottages.Restaurant offers you local and ostrich cuisine.Daily guided ostrich tours. Birder's paradise.Explore the Cango Caves, drive over the Majestic Swartberg Mountains to the little town of Prince Albert back to Rietfontein via Meiringspoort. ... more   less 
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