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De Oude Kraal Counntry Estate and Spa

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the farm air, the animals and the real country hospitality. The staff, particularly Melanie, were always willing to assist and go above and beyond to help our stay. The rooms were all individually designed and, while they could have used a bit of a refresh in parts, they were welcoming, clean and comfortable. The dinner and breakfast were...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed here many times over the years ...but as they have expanded into weddings and groups they seem to have forgotten their bread and butter! The bedrooms are looking very tatty. What could be smart and chic is very make do and mend! The dinner used to be a dining experience but is now old fashioned and over...

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port elizabeth
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I have stayed at De Oude Kraal on several occasions, en route to Johannesburg or Port Elizabeth and I have always been very happy, the service can't be faulted, from arrival to departure. They offer a 5 course dinner which is a festival of flavours, a true gourmet experience. Beautifully plated, world class, fresh food. I have yet to be...

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

on a recent road trip to the Cape we spent a night on the farm - the spa was a treat - a nice touch to have a foot back and shoulder massage after a long drive. the restaurant was excellent the meal was simply delicious the wine list excellent - worth a visit to the restaurant - top class...

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Smithfield, South Africa
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We stayed at the De Oude Kraal on the night of the 19 January, 2017 as birthday treats to ourselves and we were certainly not disappointed. De Oude Kraal is a very unique and special place. Comfort, privacy, and a restful environment is what come to mind as I reflect on our memorable stay. We were fortunate to experience true...

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was our first hotel of ten on our road trip, we had a very smooth check in and helpful owner. Our room was spacious and very private. We arrived in the afternoon and the staff invited us to have afternoon tea and cake, which all looked delicious but unfortunately throughout the visit I found all food on the central...

Thank Ellehi
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had heard about the Oude Kraal and were very excited to stay on our way home from the coast. The staff are friendly and extremely kind and helpful. The setting is beautiful. The rooms, however, are dated and in need of some modernization. I felt it was very expensive for what we got and felt quite disappointed. Our pork...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed overnight at De Oude Kraal this week. The dinner was excellent, although the lamb was a bit tough. However the whole place feels like it needs a revamp. The room we had -3- is trying to be modern but it is put together very tackily. Taps in the bathroom are stiff, the shower hardly sprays. Generally in need...

Thank Lynnetrends
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Without doubt the single best restaurant I have ever visited... unbelievable cuisine, friendly and effective service... the most comprehensive wine list imaginable. The menu changes often... I have never experienced the same menu twice!

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New York
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

After a 61/2 hour drive from Pretoria, this was an oasis. The room was tastefully appointed, very clean and well maintained. The 5 course meal that evening was exceptional, very good wine list and warm, personal service. Will most definitely return.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of the finest 4 star Bloemfontein accommodation, Guest House establishments in South Africa, and the best choice for your stay in the Free State. This is a luxurious, award winning, four-star Bloemfontein guest house, situated 35km south of Bloemfontein on the N1, Free State, South Africa. This Bloemfontein Guest house, Free State accommodation, is situated on a Merino sheep farm, allowing you to experience the best of the Free State' Country lifestyle. Owners Gerhard and Marie Lombard established De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa through hard work, dedication and love for all things native to the Free State, having built a legacy they want to share with you. Read more about De Oude Kraal family. ... more   less 

Additional Information about De Oude Kraal Counntry Estate and Spa

Address: 35 km South of Bloemfontein On the N1, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Bloemfontein
Price Range: ₹ 5,625 - ₹ 9,352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — De Oude Kraal Counntry Estate and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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