We were lucky enough to stay at Yamkela for two nights on our recent trip to South Africa - what a relaxed and welcoming experience we had! Una and Charl, the owners, were so helpful with information about Oudtshoorn, things to do and places to eat. In addition, they cooked a great breakfast (certainly amongst the best we had in our entire month in SA) and made us feel comfortable, secure and welcome in their guesthouse - it was really a cosy couple of days which cured any homesickness we were feeling!
The room was very spacious, with a big bathroom and secure private access to the property. The room opened onto a lovely shared courtyard and pool - all in all we thought the value for money was excellent, particularly given the high level of service combined with a homely feel. The location of Yamkela is on one of the main roads in Oudtshoorn, but a few blocks from the 'main part' of town, which we liked. There are at least 2 wonderful restaurants within walking distance (there are a couple of other restaurants which Una recommended also within walking distance, however we only ate at 2 so can only vouch for the quality of those!).
We would defineitly recommend Yamkela to friends, family and strangers - you will not be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover serenity, luxury and privacy in the heart of the Klein Karoo at Yamkela Guest House. Our stylish and comfortable 4-star guest house is ideally situated in a quiet residential area, within easy walking distance from the center of town and several excellent restaurants. A sparkling swimming pool with wooden deck chairs is available for our hot and sunny days. We personally run our guest house assisted by our loyal staff. The tranquility of Yamkela will restore your soul and you will feel right at home with our friendly and professional service and special attention to our guests and their needs.All our elegant 10 double rooms are air-conditioned with an en suite bath room and its own private entrance. 5 rooms have a queen bed and a shower, 2 rooms have a queen bed and a bath, 1 room has two twin beds and a shower and 2 rooms have two twin beds and a bath. Rooms can’t accommodate more than 2 adults. In Room Amenities are 30+ Dstv channels, tea and coffee making facilities, bar fridge, hairdryer, safe box, fully serviced daily, strictly no smoking in rooms, no pets allowed. Other facilities are WiFi and off-street parking. ... more less
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