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Rietfontein Ostrich Palace

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Elmare and Kobus were excellent hosts. Because of the location, we organised dinner on the property and we are so very pleased that we did because the food was exceptional. A four course meal served in the delightful dining room. Wine was available for purchase at a very reasonable cost. A great breakfast was also included in the cost of...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A charming old farmhouse with excellent cuisine and service. The accommodation was first class. Kobus and Elmarie made us feel most welcome. Dinner was top drawer and the Ostrich fillet was amazing! The way the little Karoo should be experienced.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we got a very nice room located at the older part of the farm. We enjoyed both a excellent dinner and a great breakfast. It´s a bit remote from Oudtshoorn but a good alternative as the city was full because of the KKNK festival. Simone and Oliver.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was a family trip to show the kids the Karoo, and history of the area. We had an amazing 4 course meal of local products and incredible ostrich. the accommodation was v tastefully done. very personalized service.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a tastefull and delightfull place. We stay in cottage that was in earlier days a garage. The owner redid this place with so much taste and finess that it is definitely one of my top B&B favourites already. Absolutely beautifull, we are enjoying this!

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made an upgrade to the room Emma and it was a good choice. I loved the beautiful old things in the room and in the bathroom. We enjoyed the pool with a view and an glass of wine all alone and the dinner with ostrich was awsome. Thanks to Kobus and Elmare and the whole stuff. You made our...

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Paphos, Cyprus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very beautiful location. Large and well equipped room in own building. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Great restaurant!! We had an excellent dinner only for two! The pool is a must see! Perfect for relaxing and enjoying even for only one night. Well working WiFi.

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Costa Esuri, Spain
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We used the hotel as a break driving from kynsna to Cape Town . The scenery was spectacular on the Karoo and easy driving . The hotel although remote was really comfortable having stayed in Emily's the detached cottage really spacious . We had dinner in the hotel which due to its location was the sensible option and was delicious...

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Villiersdorp
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Excellent Service Room was very nice. Very clean and lovely bathroom. Amenities nice. Food was delicious. Service could not be faulted Only disappointment is that we did not see Ostriches and had to pay extra to have a tour of the ostriches at another venue.

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Nice place with a pool with gorgeous view on the landscape; dinner was very good; turtles in the garden, but also unbehaved dogs, who pee on your backpack; ostrich tour was too expensive for being a guest (250 Rand per person), only two ostriches left on the farm; a bit unfriendly and stressed hosts without warm welcome

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • 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: ₹ 5,765 - ₹ 7,449 (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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