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De Denne Country Guest House
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We loved every minute of our 5 night stay. There was so much to do and see in and around Oudtshoorn, it brought back wonderful memories of my childhood in South Africa. The accommodation was very good, clean and comfortable. The view from our unit was magnificent. The atmosphere was one of peace and solitude, with beautiful starry nights. We appreciated the good sized pool after travelling around the countryside in the heat. Rudi, the manager, was full of useful information about the area and the food he prepared for us in the evenings was excellent. We learnt a great deal about ostriches and what fascinating creatures they are. He made it one of the best stops in a very busy itinerary. We hope to return. On one occasion we were joined in the pool by the owners children who were very happy to talk to us about the farm and surrounding area, and can I say what delightful and well mannered children they are. I can't imagine they would want to live anywhere else. So in a frenetic world it was good to stop and reflect on what a wonderful place De Denne is. Thank you Louise and Johann for providing such a haven.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We visited De Denne for the second time and for sure it will not be the last time. Loise and Johan are the best hostl. Rudi and Jacky and all the other servants did an excellent job and made our stay as enjoyable as possible.
Nice room, special food and after a trip it is nice to jump into the pool.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

unfortunately there were no ostriches on the farm due to recent bird flu, which was my main reason to book this accomodation, but it was still worth while
I stayed 2 nights and enjoyed it a lot
Rudi greeted me and helped me with lots of info about the farm, area and what to explore
I had booked a braai and it was delish...nice salad, juicy ostrich steak, lots of veg and a nice desert as well, which was served on my patio
breakfast is served in the manor house, and you wont leave hungry ;-)
the cottage was nice and clean. some decor was made of ostrich leather and little geranium blossoms on pillows and towels added to the nice touch.
the farm is in the "middle of nowhere" (10 minutes drive to Oudtshorn) really nice and quiet with a stunning starry sky
perfect location to base yourself for trips in the Karoo area (Cango caves, Swartberg pass)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

My husband and I were directed to De Denne by another lodge nearby, and what a great discovery it was! We had our own little cottage, with an amazing view. The cottages are very beautiful and charmingly decorated, with an Edwardian fireplace and a great porch space and your own barbeque (we had a self-catering cottage) The service is great, Rudy, the manager on shift came in the evening to oversee everything was fine and he was very friendly, and explained a lot about ostriches. The pool was also a nice touch.
Air con and fans, shower, bathtub, kitchen, all mod cons.
I would love to go back and stay a few days, we fell in love with De Denne!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wales UK
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had only booked one night here but had such a lovely room we wished we could have stayed longer. The view from the back porch was amazing. We even had our car cleaned as part of the service. We tried ostrich steak which was cooked on the barbecue and an excellent breakfast the next morning. If you stay there be sure to ask Rudi to point out the star constellations. The starlit sky is pretty special as it is so dark there.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Milano, Italia
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed just one night at De Denne, but it was such a beautiful place and we had a very warm welcome. We would have stayed more nights, but we had to continue our trip!!! Great dinner with the BBQ prepared by Louise and Johan, at the sunset. And Bruno, a beautiful dog was with us all the evening! Very very happy of our stay at De Denne. Best place we stayed at in South Africa. Sara&Stefano

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed one night in this guesthouse. It is a bit off but this makes it special. The guest house is surounded by ostrich farms and really on the farm land. The room itself was very big but also a bit oldfashioned. We had some ants in the room, but that was really the only bad thing. Otherwise the room was clean. We had dinner - ostrich filet, that was okay, the bottle of red wine was really warm. The breakfast the next day offered everything you need. The guest house also has a pool and a cute old dog. The owners are nice and the area safe.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: De Denne Country Guest House
Address: De Denne Guest House | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — De Denne Country Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
De Denne Country Guest House gives you tranquillity, spectacular views and soul touching moments. Sunsets you will never find elsewhere and hospitality to make you feel at home. Our accommodation comprises of 8 beautiful cottages and 5 ensuite bedrooms with views of the surrounding farmlands and majestic mountains.We also serve light meals in addition to our most popular BBQ Dinners.Perfect for romantic getaways or family fun time.Modern amenities with an old world charm – let the Little Karoo surround you! ... more   less 
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