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Karoo Soul Travel Lodge & Cottages
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Good value & atmosphere”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stopped in Oudtshoorn for one night on a Route 62 road trip. We prebooked a private room and were very happy with our choice. The room was very spacious and clean. The pool and braai area is great and the staff were very helpful, I would definitely recommend Karoo Soul

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

A soulful old family house now welcomes backpackers, slackpackers, couples and entire families. Peaceful garden, wrap-around verandah, relaxing lapa, inspiring sunsets. Welcoming staff, dogs and cats. We will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: One of the two front rooms with a view over the lavender-coloured Karoo mountain range.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We chose Karoo Soul for our stay in Outshorne because of the great Tripadvisor reviews - and it really lived up to our expectations. Karoo Soul is as stylish as backpackers ever get. White-washed walls with fantastic wooden furniture in the main house, clean and functional bathrooms, beautiful kitchen - the decor really impressed us by it's simplicity and elegance. The manager was exceptionally helpful - he advised us on a few options for dinner, and we had a great experience watching hippos while dining at the dam of Buffelsdrift (20 mins drive).

Pros: a stunning place, attentive staff, a little pool and lots of outside benches to enjoy the views.
Cons: a little bit outside of the main roads, shops, bars. Wi-Fi connection kept on dropping every 3 mins or so - we really struggled with that.

But a really really nice place to have as a base for exploring Ostrich farms and the Cango Caves.

Room Tip: All had a lot of charm... you can't go wrong from what we observed
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

A really nice place. Great pool and a beautiful old house with a lot of character. It has great views of the mountains and you can sit and watch the sun set.....just beautiful. There is also a really nice braai area. We paid R400 for a double room with bathroom, great value!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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kwazulu natal
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Excellent value for money, friendly and very helpful staff, comfortable rooms, spacious and clean. What more can you ask for. We really enjoyed our stay here and enjoyed the self catering facility. Oudtshoorn is an interesting place, arty and vibey. We really enjoyed the experience!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

On our trip through SA we decided to do it the back packers way for a night again. Boy, if this is backpackers way of travel then bring it on! Good size room, good size comfortable bed, somewhat cramped shared showers, but, hey, for that price you can take it all.
It has secure parking just behind the home which is a bonus. It's conveniently located for Oudtshoorn as it's nearly dead center. Although the rooms at the front have a nice view we choose the sides as the road down below could be an issue if you are a light sleeper and likes to have windows open. But let that not detract you, it's bloody good value for money.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Steynsburg, South Africa
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Driving down Adderley road- you come to a unassuming gate- turning in your breath gets blown away. A tudor-style manor, overlooking Oudtshoorn and the Karoo, view stretching from the Swartberg, all the way around to the Outeniqua.

You are met by Gita, the watchdog, Bruce her older brother-dog and the entrancing owner of the backpackers, Ilze.

Ilze takes you around her lovely home, and you get the feeling that this is the place to stay in Oudtshoorn.

Once in your room, the manor comes alive with sounds and smells, and you can't help but turn you're imagination to the early 1900's, when this house was an active good merchant's house.

Breakfast is optional- and you can have it under the fabulous lapa.

Filled with the ol' travellers energy- you might just run into something unexpected in this unassuming diamond of a property.

Totally worth it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Karoo Soul Travel Lodge & Cottages
Address: 170 Langenhoven Road, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
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Ranked #16 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Oudtshoorn
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Hotel Class:4 star — Karoo Soul Travel Lodge & Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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