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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The view from the pool is possibly something I will never forget, but the standard of the rooms and the overall ambience of the farm was great. My wife and I felt we could have definitely stayed more than the 1 night we did for some decent R&R. The farm is isolated being pretty much halfway between Calitzdorp but we...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 January 2017

As solo guests we felt very priviliged to enjoy the fantastic hosplitality of Elmaré and Kobus, the lovely Palace, friendly staff and dogs, delicious food (you are a wonderful cook Elmaré!) and the best neighbors !! The surroundings are stunning, we loved the pool and also the pool of Charles... It was a memorable stay.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Our stay at the Rietfontein Ostrich Palace was one of the highlights of our 3 week trip to South Africa. The setting of the accommodation is truly stunning, with mountains as a backdrop for the day and bright stars at night. The history and architecture of the property through 6 generations of a family, with the hospitality and care shown...

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Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stayed here over New Years with our 1 year old son. We enjoyed a delicious 5 course meal on the farmhouse stoep, complete with local wine. Our highlight was taking a dip in the rim-flow pool (converted reservoir) with a spectacular view of the mountains in the distance. The owners went out of their way to make us feel...

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Thank peteralexandern
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stopped over here en route to see the Kango Caves. Elmarie's hospitality and attention to detail is faultless. Nothing is too much. The room was excellent and much bigger than expected. Amazing pool with 360 degrees views. Supper was a real highlight. 4 course meal culminating is the most amazing ostrich steak. Would highly recommend and will definitely be...

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Thank searchkingsza
Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We enjoyed a very relaxing weekend in the beautiful Oudtshoorn nature. Our accommodation was excellent with small detail in all the rooms and bathrooms. Breakfasts were delicious and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a lovely morning at the swimming pool. Our hosts were very helpful assisting us when we had a problem with our car. Highly...

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Thank 567alidab
Hermanus, South Africa
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We enjoyed our stay so much. All the personal attention and detail.. The food is out of this world and we over eat every time. We will def come again. Almost feel like stopping there on way back if we only had time to do it...

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Thank 654elsier
Shropshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We had a superb 3nt stay at the ostrich palace. The room was air conditioned and beautifully furnished with antiques, nice rugs, cushions and drapes. The bed was extremely comfortable with quality linens. The website says there is a TV but we didn't have one, not that we would have switched it on. The wifi was a bit hit and...

Thank laNyonsaise
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Just off R62 ROP is a fantastic retreat. We were met by a couple of staff and led to our room which was located away from the main building - 1.5km or so in the bush. Isolated and serene. Not too many ostriches though. The rooms were well kept and spartan. The TV had Sabc 1 and 2 and fuzzy...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 8 December 2016

very nice and familiar Ostrichfarm, We are a family of 5 and had a house for ourselves with own garden, 3 sleeping rooms, 1 liviing room The breakfast and the dinner are very delicious and extraordinär. It was a pity that we could stay only 1 day. Only the trip to the ostrichs was to expensive, all other things more...

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  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The World's Oldest Working Ostrich Farm established in 1879, offers you 4 Star (TGCSA graded)and AA Superior accommodation in restored farm cottages.Restaurant offers you local and ostrich cuisine.Daily guided ostrich tours. Birder's paradise.Explore the Cango Caves, drive over the Majestic Swartberg Mountains to the little town of Prince Albert back to Rietfontein via Meiringspoort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rietfontein Ostrich Palace

Address: On Route 62 | between Oudtshoorn & Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: €83 - €107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rietfontein Ostrich Palace 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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