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Empangeni, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would have loved a TV in the room to be able to lie in bed and watch movies at night. The food was out of this world and cannot fault any meal that was served to us. We were treated like royalty and will highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone. Thank you for a lovely stay with... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location between Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn, out in the country side with stunning views. Very personal, the owners went out of their way to accommodate us. Fantastic home cooked dinner and lovely breakfast! Unwind at the pool in the late afternoon with amazing views of the Redstone Hills.

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful overnight stay at Rietfontein. Our hosts, Kobus and Elmare, were very welcoming and produced a superb dinner with very good local wine, an absolute treat. We would love to go again in warmer weather so that we can make use of the infinity pool.

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Hastings Point, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Whilst the property is 30 minutes away from Oudtshoorn the actual location is beautiful. The views of the mountains make a perfect backdrop to the beautifully presented property. The standard of the accommodation was one of the best we have ever experienced and the meals that we opted to have at the property were simply incredible. The owners were generous... More 

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St Lucia, Estuary
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

It is truly one of those places where you arrive as a tired traveler and leave the next day feeling totally rejuvenated. Beautiful and spacious rooms, fresh country air, lovely hosts and the best dinner ever.

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Nordhausen, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Nice, clean and welcoming Hotel. We had a lovely dinner and breakfast there. Also they spotted on our car a flat tire and fixed it. All in all a nice ostrich Farm for staying. The Red Rocks are close. Cheers

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

On a road trip through the Cape, we were booked into the Ostrich Palace. What a stroke of luck! The setting was peaceful and stunning with gorgeous gardens and an awesome swimming pool. Our hosts were welcoming and helpful, happily sharing tourist info as well as giving us local history. We couldn't have asked for more... but we got more!... More 

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Flanders, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We enjoyed our stay, it wasvery calm to sleep and dinner was wonderfull! Greatingso Emma and Russel from the familie Herman. Tip: ask for the Ostrich--tour, the owner of the stay gave us a good explanation about breading the ostriches.

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Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

We booked Rietfontein Ostrich Palace as a stopover on our way to Franschhoek, as we had read about their Dinner/Bed/Breakfast packages on tripadvisor.com. Staying in Emma's cottage was delightful, a gorgeous room in a beautiful setting. The Ostrich-Steak dinner was delicious and as other reviewers have commented, the quality of the food and the ambience of the surroundings are so... More 

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Belfast, Maine
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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We spent just one night, but would have enjoyed several more.... We stayed in Emma's cottage and it was delightful. Lovely private room and beautiful big bathroom. We opted for dinner there and were surprised at the excellent quality of all five courses. We could have been in a good class French restaurant.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: ₹ 4,935 - ₹ 6,375 (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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“Didn't check all rooms but what we did see were all A1 and the grounds were lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles 858shirleyl, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Family accommodation by the river, couples in Emma's Cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsMaverick71, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
“There are rooms at the main farm house which would then insure wifi all the time.”
 of 5 bubbles Mischellejolly, 5 May 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in the Emma cottage with a bathroom to die for”
 of 5 bubbles ilovekhaki, 5 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are nice. The cottages away from the house are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles WatchFox, 20 Nov 2014 | Read review
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