After seeing Tibby's review of Rooderandt I feel compelled to respond. My partner and I were fortunate enough to spend a few days at this delightful place in December last year. We were offered the Honeymoon Suite and we both agreed that it was the most wonderfully unique room. The owner was very welcoming and made us feel completely at home immediately.
It is clearly marketed as an establishment that prides itself in recalling the Oudtshoorn of old. The rooms are decorated in period style recalling the days of the Ostrich Feather Mansions and the room where we were served a wonderful breakfast was like a museum - full of items of interest! Who needs a TV with a room like this and an unequalled view from your private terrace.
I would unreservedly recommend this establishment to all who are seeking a romantic getaway in the most scenic part of the Karoo. The so-called "busy" road is a good distance from the establishment and even though we were there in the height of the holiday season it could in no way be described as busy! In fact it was ideally situated to enable us to reach the Cango Caves for the first tour of the morning without having to get out of bed with the sparrows. It is also within easy reach of Oudtshoorn and other attractions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rooderandt Hillside Lodge (B&B) is situated in the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley, 11 km outside Oudtshoorn, en-route to the Cango Caves. Blessed with spectacular views/sunsets and indigenous fauna and flora. We offer guests genuine old sandstone houses, built in the late 1800's, decorated with genuine old antique furniture. Come and experience true Little Karoo hospitality accompanied with peace and tranquility. ... more less