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Karoo Retreat

Jan v Riebeeck str 238a | Wesbank, Oudtshoorn 6225, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was pouring with rain when we arrived, but Ina had the heat turned on so our room was toasty warm. The bathroom features a gorgeous old ball & claw bathtub so we could have a hot bubble bath, which was perfect. Beds feature electric blankets, and are so comfortable. Ina is such a lovely hostess, and so helpful and... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed there only one night. The place is quiet and nice. The owner was friendly. The room is small but well equiped. It was definitly a good place to stay in Oudtshoorn. We would recommend this place

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Durbanville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We stayed at Karro Retreat this passed weekend as our daughter was playing in a hockey tournament.The location is perfect close to all the local schools and sports fields,shops and restaurants.But far enough from town central for it to be quiet and peaceful. We loved the decor and the quality of bedding was perfect,nice and warm for the chilly weather.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We stayed with family, so it was three separate couples in three separate units. The rooms were really pleasant and well-equipped. Ours had its own mini kitchen unit, with an interconnecting door into a communal kitchen which you can choose to leave open or lock for more privacy. The pool was lovely and the rooms have small patio areas that... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Although it looked a bit shabby from the outside, our spacious farmhouse style accommodation was well equipped and Ina ( who was very helpful) welcomed any suggestions for anything else that the kitchen might need. She organised some much needed laundry services. The house was clean and the neighbourhood was quiet. Ina organised a shuttle for us to take us... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We booked this accommodation through Airbnb and we surprised at how well kept the place was and the friendliness of the staff (Ina) who helped us check in. The room was beautifully made and we didn't hesitate to relax at the swimming pool when we arrived. Ina was more then happy to assist us with restaurant and Ostrich farm outings.... More 

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This modern farmhouse was the highlight of our stay. This house would be perfect for a group of 8 people to populate the house. The kitchen is excellently equipped with a large table around which to eat and talk. The karoo retreat is in the major street full of other guesthouses as well as very close to the Arbeidsgenot, CJ... More 

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Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Comfortable, quiet and clean...what more do you need. The only complaint I have is the cold. The cottages are geared for very high summer temperatures, but not enough effort is made for the freezing winter cold. The lady that met us on arrival seemed a bit frazzled and confused. Not a great first impression. The cottages are very spacious and... More 

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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stayed one night at Karoo Retreat whilst on our 10-day Karoo trip. Nice quite venue in a beautiful part of Oudtshoorn. Rooms very clean and very nicely decorated. We used the open plan kitchen space and facilities including the very nice fire place. Save secure and comfortable.

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Victoria
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30 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Our friends found this apartment for our visit - just for one night, (not a hotel). The apartment was spotless - a cottage style décor - and a very fresh look. There was one double room and another room with twin beds. Also a small but adequate dining/sitting area. From the back door we just had to walk past a... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the beautiful Little Karoo, conveniently close to both the Garden Route and Route 62, we offer a unique base from which to enjoy and explore the beauty of this region. For the sophisticated young at heart, we offer an African experience with comfort, tranquility and style, furnished with hand-picked Karoo interior. We offer 4 double or twin bedded rooms with private entrance and patio each with own bathroom plus shower. All rooms are equipped with DSTV television, overhead fans, air conditioners, heaters, hairdryers and tea and coffee making facilities. Beautifull enclosed indigenous garden and Private Swimmingpool. All this for you to enjoy! We welcome you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karoo Retreat

Address: Jan v Riebeeck str 238a | Wesbank, Oudtshoorn 6225, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: $39 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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