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Superior Double/Twin  From R790 /night

Good Breakfast included

Sleeps 2 people.

This room has A/C, free WiFi, minbar, wall-safe, and complimentary ... tea/coffee. The room opens onto a deck with a view of the historic Suspension Bridge and Swartberg Mountains.

Rate Basis: Bed & breakfast (breakfast included)

From R790 /night

 

Good Breakfast included

Cottage  From R1300 /night

Sleeps 4 people.

The cottage is ideal for a family and has a ... main room with has double bed, couch, table and self-catering facilities. The smaller 2nd room has 2 single beds. Both rooms share a bathroom with shower. There is a outside seating area with bbq but no view.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R1300 /night

 

Standard Twin  From R790 /night

Good Breakfast included

Sleeps 2 people.

This room has A/C, fan, free WiFi, minbar, wall-safe, and ... complimentary tea/coffee. It has an external entrance with small outside seating area however there is no view as the room faces away from the garden.

Rate Basis: Bed & breakfast (breakfast included)

From R790 /night

 

Good Breakfast included
Breakfast included
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Fireplace
Dining Area
Aircon
Bar
Child friendly

The Gumtree is located on the banks of the Grobbelaars River with views of the historic Suspension Bridge and Swartberg Mountains, and our garden is a haven for many different types of birds. We are very central in town, only 2 minutes walk to the nearest restaurants. We also have braai/bbq facilities at the Pool Deck which many guests take advantage of.
Breakfast is included in our rates and features fresh home-baked bread, fruit-salad, cereals, yoghurts, cheeses, meats, plus a hot (cooked-to-order) breakfast of your choice. We are trying to offer as much local produce as possible in our breakfasts i.e. the bacon, sausage, milk, yoghurts, eggs, jams, and most of the cheese are locally produced.

In Room Facilities:

All our rooms include Air Conditioning, Fans, Wall-panel Heaters, TVs/DSTV, minibars, wall-safes, robes, and complimentary Tea/Coffee. All rooms have their own private external entrances. Our Superior rooms open onto a wooden deck that overlooks the garden, Suspension Bridge and Swartberg Mountains.

Area Information:

The largest town in the Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn (pronounced "oats - horn") offers all the amenities of a regional capital - with all the charm of a traditional "plattelandse dorp" (rural town).

Although water is scarce in the semi-arid Klein Karoo (which is why there is no heavy industry in Oudtshoorn), it is a fertile farming area and the town - once the village of Veldschoendorp - owed its early affluence to the feather booms of the 1880's and the early twentieth century. But wealth disappeared as quickly as it came, leaving only a legacy of beautiful architecture in the Art Nouveau and Victorian styles.

Today, the economy of Oudtshoorn relies on agriculture and tourism - its major attractions being the natural environment (including Cango, the largest show cave in Africa), events like the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (South Africa's biggest Arts Festival), endurance races like the Cango Marathon and Cape Pioneer, Attakwas and 36One MTB races, and of course, the curiously handsome ostrich.

Every road into the Klein Karoo crosses a spectacular mountain pass - and all lead through the fantastic Cape fynbos.

The Klein Karoo is described as a botanical hotspot. It is the only place where fynbos (the Cape Floristic Kingdom) overlaps thicket and succulent vegetation - and the Swartberg Mountains are listed as part of the Cape Floral Kingdom World Heritage site (and, as part of the Gouritz Initiative, will soon be part of a major conservation corridor that will link the Klein Karoo to the Indian Ocean).

But perhaps one of the best things about Oudtshoorn is that it is in the Klein Karoo - which means that, within just an hour's drive from town, you can be at the coast at Mossel Bay or George - or inland and in the mountains on your way to the Great Karoo.

Nowhere else in the world can you find so much floral diversity within such close proximity; a semi-desert scarcely 60km away from a coastal rainforest...it's almost hard to imagine.

Property Facilities:

Free WiFi is available for guests to use in their rooms and on the decks. We offer secure onsite parking for guests. We have a large deck with swimming pool overlooking the river with wonderful sunsets. Our BBQ area is situated close to the pool and is often used by our guests - it is a superb location for an evening braai.

Attractions:

The following activities are available in and around Oudtshoorn:
1) Cango Caves.
2) Cango Wildlife Ranch.
3) Highgate Ostrich Show Farm. Ask for discount coupon at Gumtree
4) Day trip to Prince Albert via Swartberg Pass and Meiringspoort.
5) La Chocolaterie Rococo.
6) Karusa Vineyards and Klein Karoo Wine Route.
7) Roger Young Gallery in Kleinrivier.
8) Meerkat Tours.
9) Ballooning.
10) Horse Riding.
11) Buffelsdrift Game Lodge.
12) Wilgewandel Holiday Farm.
13) Hiking.

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Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest House
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Oudtshoorn Reviews

Marina Schmidt
26 March 2020

The people of Oudtshoorn!!
Safari Ostrich Farm, Hoog street and Beans about Coffee shop!!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Nick OCHSE
26 March 2020

Amazing little industries, people and high standards

Superb. 5 out of 5
Kylie Paremore
30 December 2020

Friendly people and the beautiful mountains around it.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Lieschken Alkemade
25 November 2019

It's very peaceful. Well maintained town.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Henrico Basson
22 November 2019

Quaint little town.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Anonymous
06 July 2019

The Cango caves, scenery, the warm people, very nice clean town, excellent service and well organised business community.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Sylvia and Marcus Althoff
25 November 2018

The very friendly people, the famous "Nostalgie"

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
25 September 2018

The scenic beauty and Red Stone Hills and of course BoPlaas.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Bruce Guthrie
22 August 2018

Can go Wildlife Ranch.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Oudtshoorn Ostrich Farms, CP Nel Museum