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“Everything about Klipheuwel was superb - especially the warm hospitality!” 5 of 5 stars
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Volmoed Road | P.O. Box 205, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #44 of 69 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
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“Everything about Klipheuwel was superb - especially the warm hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011 via mobile

My three children and I were made to feel so welcome. Everyone went out of their way to ensure that we were comfortable and happy! The rooms are beautifully decorated, the breakfast is so delicious and the service is perfect. A real treat not to be missed!

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Polokwane
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

This is the place to stay. The hospitality, excellent and beautiful rooms, the outside area, the views, the KING size bed was fantastic. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 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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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2010

My Wife and I discovered this accommodation in the tourist office of Oudtshoorn, after requesting somewhere that was quiet and peaceful. Having spent 31/2 weeks in SA this was by far the best place we stayed.
The Klipheuwel Country House is a 10 minute drive outside Oudtshoorn situated on an Ostrich farm. It has 3 guest rooms attached to the main house.
The large rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished with en-suite bathrooms with roll- top baths. The beds are very comfortable and we probably had the best nights sleep during our stay in SA. It was nice not having to listen to any traffic or other noise, it was so quiet and peaceful.
The views from the patio outside the rooms are superb. Unfortunately, the weather during our stay was not very good, it rained and was very cloudy, so we did not get to fully appriciate the views
The hosts Laubscher & Elmarie are what makes Klipheuwel so special, they were very welcoming and attentive to our needs. Elmarie serves a very good breakfast, beautifully presented.
Nothing was to much trouble for our hosts, they even went to the trouble of booking restaurants for us.

  • Stayed November 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 February 10, 2010

What a little gem, there were four of us and we stayed for 2 nights, we would love to have stayed for another 2 nights but we had other reservations made in Cape Town. The house is perfectly situated in a quiet area with wonderful views. You can feel any stress disappear as the rooms are spacious, seperate from the main house and there are only 3 making it very intimate. The breakfast was vast and the best we had in SA, all freshly made and just about everything you would possibly eat for breakfast to choose from, a real delight. The hosts even made a fire for us outside by the pool for us to come home to and have drinks before retiring......bliss !

  • Stayed January 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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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2008

This is THE place to stay in Oudtshoorn, and a highlight of our stay in South Africa. It is the quintessential luxury boutique property. The 3 rooms are individually designed with great care, by the owner Elmarie, complete with bespoke furnishings and quality bath products.
The rooms all face the large pool and there is a lovely gazebo area, which is a great place to relax, in front of a blazing open fire with pre-dinner drinks, before heading into one of Oudtshoorn’s many excellent restaurants. Our favourite was Kalinka (much classier than the Jemima experience). Their trio of steak - springbok, kudu, and ostrich - was fabulous and cooked to perfection.
The breakfasts at Klipheuwel were fantastic, sublime, made to order, 2 course affairs and were easily the tastiest breakfasts of our holiday. They are served on the wooden decking next to the pool, just outside your room.
A great way to spend a day is to drive to Prince Albert via the Swartberg pass and have a leisurely lunch at Koggelmander Restaurant (Half way along the main street in Prince Albert on the left). They have superb crepes, but I ordered the open sandwich of fried banana, gherkins, feta and mushrooms, which shouldn’t work but was marvellous! Then drive back via the Meiringspoort Pass with a stop for a swim in the waterfall pools.
The secret ingredient of this property is the most welcoming family. They constantly went out of their way to help us and make our stay as perfect and relaxing as possible.
If you are planning to stay in Oudtshoorn and you are looking for an up-market exclusive, intimate hideaway that is very reasonably priced and truly relaxing, then do not hesitate, book this place now!

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  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2007

A really lovely little guest house on a working Ostrich Farm. They only have 3 rooms, and each is spacious and stunning, and opens out onto the verandah and pool.

The owners are really nice people, and on our second day, we were even give a free tour of the ostrich farm which was fascinating. We even saw chicks hatching!

It is a short drive from the town centre, and overlooks great views.

It is also great value.

We'd highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2007
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Klipheuwel Country House

Address: Volmoed Road | P.O. Box 205, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The spacious en-suite bedrooms, facing north, with magnificent views over the Swartberg Mountains, opens onto a wooden deck, surrounding a large salt-water swimming pool.The rooms have been individually decorated and designed, equipped with airconditioning, mini bar fridge, television, and other luxuries.On hot summer days you can enjoy sunbathing at the swimming pool, or relax under the gazebo,At noon you can experience the breathtaking sunsets of the Klein Karoo while you enjoy sundowners at the open fire. ... more   less 

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