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Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Great escape from the City life”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

I was really surprised with this place. If I'm honest, I didn't expect much from the "tent" we booked. It had everything besides a TV (which was perfect, as we were trying to have a weekend of peace, quiet and the great outdoors). The tent was beautifully finished, with wooden floors, an excellent corner bath (with jets), and a nice bed with electric blankets for the cold weather.

The staff on the premises was very helpful, and extremely friendly. They always had smiles on their faces, and were always willing to go the extra mile.

I was a bit disappointed with the game drive, but not the fault of Chandelier. It was extremely cold, and we didn't get to see as much animals as we wanted. Our game instructor was very helpful, and felt bad as well. He recommended quite a few places where we could see some animals. We settled for the Cango Wildlife Ranch, and what a great choice it was. An excellent ranch, where you can actually interact with all the animals there, including snakes, tigers and cheetahs.

We had breakfast and dinner at the lodge. Our breakfast was served in the local restaurant, overlooking a little dam, where you can actually feed the ducks. The staff were so friendly, they brought my daughter her own breakfast each morning (at no additional cost). Our dinner was brought directly to our tent, where we enjoyed a nice 3 course home cooked starter, main and dessert.

All in all, I was extremely happy with my choice of visiting this lodge, and would recommend for all who wish to just get away from the hustle and bustle of

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Napa, California
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

And the rooms are a disaster. How this place got 4 stars is by me. Our room had a hole in the floor and we could see the earth below. There was not an ostrich to be seen anywhere.

Pass on this one.....

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Chandelier is an extremely beautiful spot to stay at. It was so amazing to be able to stay in the veld and be able to walk around looking for animals. There was a short burst of rain when we got there and then the whole place came to life. Extremely picturesque! Although there are wild animals there and traces of them having come extremely close to the tent, we always felt safe.

Riding the ostriches is something everyone should do!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stayed at this wonderful place last year for one night and loved it so much we stayed for 2 nights this year. It is great value we stayed in the luxury tents which were very clean and beautifully decorated. We loved the outdoor shower! We had the bed, breakfast and evening meal package which also included a game drive and an ostrich tour, plus a ride on the ostrich, which was an amazing experience. The food was superb we couldn't fault it at all. We were looked after very well. One night we were taken to the mountains for our evening BBQ and star gazing which was breathtaking. Nico our guide was very knowledgable about all the animals and plants. We saw a variety of deer, zebra, giraffes. We would definitely recommend anyone to go to chandelier. We will be returning next year for definite.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Beautifully appointed tent accommodation with a fantastic outlook on the lovely Karoo landscape. Our hosts were attentive and gave our party a wonderful experience in this lovely, quiet position. Our accommodation was very comfortable and we loved their out door showers! The food was incredible, and great service...
Although a few minutes out of Oudtshoorn, it is close enough to some great attractions like Cango Caves.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed for three nights in a beautiful tent with the most spectacular outlook. On night one we took an evening game drive and had dinner in the bush. We were very well looked after and will be a memory of ours for years to come.
Nico was very knowledgeable on the flora and fauna and the whole experience felt very personal.
The ostrich tour was also a highlight. With so many of the farms being tourist traps it was really enjoyable to have such an informative and intimate tour and ride of the ostrich.
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Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

The luxury tents are superb with very comfy beds. We were worried about the cold weather but needlessly. The beds had electric blankets and there were heaters/air-conditioning in the tents we had. Lots of hot water too. The food was delicious and served the first night at our tent accompanied by Ben, the dog, who munched his way through our leftovers. Breakfasts are sumptuous and particularly enjoyable sitting outside if the weather is sunny. We booked the sundowner dinner as it was our grandson's birthday. Absolutely awesome, well done to all the staff who made it so memorable. What a lot of work goes into these evenings. It was COLD but we had lots of fun and thank you so much for the birthday cake and surprise for Sean. Our stay included tickets to the Cango Caves, Crocodile Farm, Game Drives and Ostrich Riding. All of this was well organised for our arrival. We will definitely return, especially when it is warmer. Just so peaceful sitting outside the tent with only the birds for company. Chandelier has friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere, thank you all.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm
Address: N12, 7km Outside Oudtshoorn en route to George, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chandelier is easily accessible, next to the N12 (Route 62), between the Garden Route and Oudtshoorn. Chandelier offers luxury en-suite tented chalets and self-catering Log Cabins as well as various activities such as ostrich-riding, game drives, conference & wedding facilities and Sundowner Bush Dinners. ... more   less 
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