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“Magical place” 5 of 5 stars
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Thabile Lodge
Thabile Lodge | Vergelegen Road, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa   |  
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
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“Magical place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Home in NL and snowy, but with wonderful memories to SA and a warm and cosy place called Thabile Lodge. The only place we return to each year during our trip to SA and each year we leave with a big smile. Do we need to say more....
We are world travelers and been places, but this lodge is magical by itself, the location, the pets and of course Len and his staff. A must go.
Thanks Len and till next time!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We travellend from Cape Town on our wayt to Jeffrey's Bay and stopped here for 3 nights. What a lovely place. Len and his staff were very friendly and the evenings on the veranda was a hiighlight of our trip to South Africa. The food was great and my son loved Garfield the cat and all the dogs. The little geusthouses are very comforable with beautifull views over the country side and it's an absolute pleasure jsut to sit on your own "stoep" and watch the sunset over the red mountains.

Room Tip: We stayd in Chalet nr 3 - very nice, but I am sure they are all the same.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Len and Ma were great hosts for the last night of our road trip. They couldn't be more welcoming. The property was very peaceful and the accommodations were airy, clean, spacious, and private. I loved their veranda looking out onto the yard, trees, and various birds eating from the bird feeder. Len cooked a delicious ostrich dinner and a wonderful, full breakfast. Thank you!

A big shout out to Ben, the cute Basset Hound!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We had a perfect stay at Thabile Lodge. Len, the owner, is super friendly and we enjoyed a great meal and a lot of drinks at the veranda. Wonderful place and I highly recommend it. The food was really perfect.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Day 2 of our honeymoon & a treat... Such personalised & amazing service. Truly remarkable value... A must stay - felt so relaxed & we were treated like family... Thanks Len, Ma, Garfield & all the dogs...

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed at Thabile recently in the December Holiday Season. What a wonderful establishment. This was not my first time there. Staff and service is excellent. Accommodation and the locations really gives one the feeling of being away from the city and just relaxed. Set with beautiful Gardens, Pools and Jacuzzi. The meals and atmosphere is excellent. As before, this was again one of my highlights of my holiday. Great for families, newly weds, couples, singles, old, young - really a place for anyone and everyone. Really a must see if you pass Oudtshoorn. Will definitely be back. Thank you Len for being a great Host - highly recommended

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful views, great hospitality - it was like being welcomed home by old friends. Food was sumptuous. Garfield (the super fat orange tabby) and the dogs are very well behaved and cute. Would love to go back soon. Value for money is truly excellent and there are little touches of personal service that I would usually only expect from truly upmarket establishments. (I woke to find that my very dusty car that had travelled several hundred kilometers through the Karoo had been cleaned). It's a super place to base yourself if you are planning to explore Oudshoorn, Prince Albert, the Cango Caves and the beautiful mountain passes in the area. Len the proprietor has a great knowledge of the sights and attractions around his Lodge and he is also a lot of fun to have at your table during dinner. All in all a truly great experience!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Thabile Lodge | Vergelegen Road, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 37 Specialty Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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