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“Serenity at it's best”
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Yotclub B&B
Ranked #7 of 75 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Temecula, California, United States
1 review
“Serenity at it's best”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

My husband and I stayed a night with Des and Liz during February 2013. We had an awesome time and both Des and Liz are fabulous hosts. The B&B is conveniently located near restaurants, shops and gas stations, as well as the Kango Caves, is what we came to Oudtshoorn to see. My husband and I were given the cottage for the night. It was spacious and very clean. The rates at the YotClub is affordable, and it also includes a marvelous, 1st-class breakfast. The catering staff were very friendly too. The grounds are well-kept, and it houses a swimming pool too. It was wonderful to cool-down and then relax on the veranda overlooking the Grobbelaar's River. Overall, my husband and I enjoyed a wonderful stay, and would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sylvia S
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oudtBB, Owner at Yotclub B&B, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Hello Sylvia. Thanks so much for your kind words. It sounds like you have had a wonderful trip in SA and especially Oudtshoorn and the Caves. we hope to have the pleasure of you visiting again some day and until then look after yourselves and have a wonderful 2013.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Yotclub. Unfortunately we could only stay 2 nights. The lodge is very central location and easily accessible to all local amenities. We stayed one night in Room 1. it was  ensuite, very clean and comfortable bed with high ceilings. 2nd night we stay in the honeymoon room, which was very spacious and comfortable with air conditioning. It was overlooking to beautiful and very well organised garden with swimming pool. The room also have its own private section of garden and sitting area. The garden was really nice, very peaceful place, you sit and read book, enjoy magnificient view, get rest.  Breakfast was delicious with homemade bread, it was extraordinary, I love it very much, fresh fruit salad and a delicious, excellent egg bake made by Liz. I can easily say that Liz is very good cook. On our departure from Yotclub, they packed for us a home made bread as free of charge as a gesture, it was unforgottable. I can recommend anyone this place, don't hesitate, just go, you will not be disappointed. Thanks Des and Liz for your great hospitality, guidance where to go, where to eat, what to see around in Outshoorn. If we come back to South Africa 3rd time, we will definetly visit you again.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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oudtBB, Owner at Yotclub B&B, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Well Lalinder, you will have to definitely come back for a 3rd visit. We promise to keep the standard high and that you will enjoy it as much as you did on 11th and 12th. Im pleased we could still accommodate you after the few date changes and next time we will order good weather and the garden room. Look after yourselves and enjoy 2013.
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Hermanus, South Africa
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

I stayed one night with Des & Liz in February 2013. It was super organised, neat and clean including superb breakfast outside with view of the stream. A self-help cash bar is available with ice cold beers and wine. The bird life was excellent with a Night Heron fishing on the small dam wall and plenty of weavers and red bishops buzzing around - a real peaceful sanctuary which was very welcome after a hot motorbike ride along the R62. I never knew that there was such a lush sanctuary within a dry looking place like Oudtshoorn. The staff was very friendly and helpful, overall the YotClub lived up to its fame and can only be recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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oudtBB, Owner at Yotclub B&B, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Hello Peter.
Wow, that breakfast looks good. I should try it someday. All Jokes, glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the Yotclub. Thanks for the kind words. It really gives us so much pride in what we are doing. Safe travels and we hope to see you back some day.
Des and Liz.
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Yotclub. Unfortunately we could only stay 1 night. The lodge is really conveniently located and easy to find. We got to stay in the honeymoon room, which was very spacious and comfortable. The air conditioning was a life saver. The grounds were really nice, especially for our kids who enjoyed running around the garden. Breakfast was delicious with homemade bread, fresh fruit salad and a delicious egg bake inspired by Liz. Thanks Des and Liz for a lovely stay

Room Tip: Honeymoon room is great.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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oudtBB, Owner at Yotclub B&B, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thanks so much Linda. Great to see you and your family once again. Its always so special when we can get together and share the important things in life. Thanks for the kind words as it always means so much and we do so appreciate it.
Keep the chins up and those smiles going. LoL Des and Liz
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We so enjoyed our first stay with Des and Liz in April 2012 that we decided to stay with them again on our recent trip to Oudtshoorn and other places. This time our accommodation was inside the main house and we enjoyed another restful and peaceful night. Breakfast was really great, once again, and Liz went out of her way to accommodate our party's rather different likes and dislikes for breakfast. The pool was enjoyed by the youngest member of our group and they were impressed with the bird-hide. Another Great Stay at a highly recommended B & B. Well done, Des and Liz. Keep it up!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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oudtBB, Owner at Yotclub B&B, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you Bruce and Barbara. It was great to see you once more and appreciate both coming back to stay over and your wonderful review. Im glad that the restaurant came up to scratch this time around. Hope to see you back soon.
Des and Liz
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We have driven through Oudsthoorn on previous holidays to South Africa but his year decided to stay there for two nights. The reviews of the Yotclub were so good that we booked there and were delighted with our choice. The first thing that hits you as you walk out of the main house to your room is how stunningly beautiful the setting is. You look down over a huge, immaculately cared-for garden that runs down to a river with bird watching hide. We then proceeded to our room which was huge and had every amenity you could need. The bed was very comfortable and we slept very well. There was even a refrigerator and kitchenette if you needed them. We had our own seating area overlooking the gardens and spent happy hours just looking out at the views and wildlife. This is one of the most pleasant and relaxing experiences you could wish for. As everyone comments, the breakfasts taken outside were fabulous and huge! We had no need for lunch. The many excellent restaurants are easy, safe walks away. Des and Liz were excellent hosts - friendly and helpful but never intrusive. There is far more to do in the area than we had anticipated and we will definitely return to the Yotclub - for longer next time!

Room Tip: We had room 5 which had its own seating area and was excellent
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank William S
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oudtBB, Owner at Yotclub B&B, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Well there you go. Previous trips Nothing, this time 2 nights, you enjoyed it tremendously and you already talking about staying here longer next time. Wonderful, thank you for the fabulous review and we look forward to having you here with us again. Thank you for the kind words its so appreciated. Keep well and plan that next trip to beautiful SA and especially the W Cape.
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Malmö
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Des and Liz are very friendly and nice people that will take care of you the best way possible. We had 2 mornings with great breakfasts outdoor. Their knowledge of good restaurants are well noticing. Thanks for the recommendation to drive the Swartberg pass, great drive.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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oudtBB, Owner at Yotclub B&B, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Good morning to you both. Thank you for the kind words. Now you know where to come if you need a good couple of days and a wonderful breakfast. The Yotclub. So pleased you enjoyed them.
Hope to see you back sometime soon. Look after yourselves and have a great 2013.
Des and Liz
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Property: Yotclub B&B
Address: 9 Rudds Avenue, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Yotclub B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yotclub B&B Otter & Birding Sanctuary is situated in centre of Oudtshoorn on the popular Cape Route 62, a few minutes walk to all leading restaurants & shops. Uninterrupted views of the majestic Swartberg mountains and overlooking the Grobbelaars River. The only B&B or guesthouse to have its own otter and birding hide. Owner run and managed since 1994. ... more   less 
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