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“Don't let the journey get you down...it's worth it!”
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La Plume
Ranked #9 of 75 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
124 hotel reviews
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“Don't let the journey get you down...it's worth it!”
Reviewed November 12, 2006

We drove from Hermanus to get here, and the main road to Oudtshoorn is a bit uninteresting to say the least. When we saw the signs to La Plume, we realised it was some way out of town and the road seemed to be taking us into the middle of nowhere. However, when we arrived, it was like an oasis in the desert....lovely grounds, swimming pool, fantastic room with big bathroom and private terrace, and a very welcoming drink on arivall from really friendly staff. We quite soon realised that we would have to eat there to save driving into town, but this was no problem as the food was really first class and good value.

Very close to an ostrich farm, which is good for a couple of hours.

  • Liked — The rooms and the food....
  • Disliked — Amount of insects - it's close to a farm.
  • Tips/Secrets — Ask for one of the rooms away from the main reception
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2006

This place is magical, from the free drink on arrival to the candles and soaps filling the bathroom, this place is great. Hard to find but once there you do not want to leave. Each room designed with antique furniture and the staff is incredible, there is no where else better in Outdshoon then Le Plume, they will do anything to make you visit special!

Stayed June 2006
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Additional Information about La Plume

Property: La Plume
Address: Volmoed Road, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — La Plume 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Plume is a Boutique Guest House on a working ostrich, alfalfa and cattle farm with spectacular views of the Swartberg Mountains and the Olifants River Valley. A warm welcome awaits you at this charming 1902 Victorian homestead with its tranquil surroundings where Karin, the owner, has combined old-warm charm with modern comforts to ensure extraordinary service and personal attention. Our attention to detail, colour and texture is a contribution to the art of gracious living. ... more   less 
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La Plume Guest House Hotel Oudtshoorn

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