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Belfast, Maine
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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Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I cannot rave enough about our stay. Everything was superb. The accommodation, ambiance, setting, facilities, cuisine superb and above all our Hosts were fabulous. Highly recommended - a total surprise on the R62 - definitely A MUST!

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Boksburg
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Although we had a wonderful stay, we were extremely disappointed that we did not get the room we originally booked. We made our booking in August 2015 for March 2016 & got written confirmation that we will be staying in Emma's room. On arrival were told that there was some mix up & were put in a different room. We...

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Hartbeespoort
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Found this gem last minute on road trip. The food is of the very best we have had. Emma's Cottage was every bit true to the photos.......every bit of detail in this room left you in awe.......if time had permitted I would have stayed another night without any hesitation.

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Thank Kim2407
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We chose this location as a resting place on our journey from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay. On our arrival we took up the offer of an evening meal of ostrich steak from the owner. What we weren't told was that this was a five course meal which neither of us would choose. However, the food was very well cooked....

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Valbonne, France
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Beautiful individual quality accommodation. Interesting ostrich farm tour. Superb meal. Bird watching was amazing. Near the beautiful red rocks too. Incredibly peaceful. Would definitely go again and recommend to friends. We stayed in Die Kerkie which was near to the restaurant and the pool.

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Lancashire
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We stayed 2 nights in the hoepoe unit which is a short drive from the main farm. The rooms were of a high standard and had air conditioning. The location is amazing with views of the red mountains. It is quiet and calm. We had dinner at the main house and the food was excellent, Elmare is a very, very...

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We had a truly relaxing time at Rietfontein Oatrich Palace - Elmaré & Kobus are great hosts, welcoming & attentive. The rooms are delightful, food at breakfast & dinner was excellent (don't bother driving 30klm to town for dinner). When we asked for some wine & beer to enjoy on our terrace, Elmaré put it in an ice filled wine...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten track and away from the much traveled 'Garden Route' is the wonderful Ostrich-filled area in which the ROP is located. With vast views over rolling hills and mountains, a cacophony of greens and browns show off their colours in the changing sunlight. The place itself is intimate and classy. We were the only guests on our honeymoon...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 21 January 2016

The Rietfontein Ostrich Palace provides a terrific combination of historic charm, excellent service, and absolutely beautiful scenery. The location is slightly off the beaten path, yet close to the Oudtshoorn attractions. The restored rooms at Rietfontein are wonderfully decorated, very spacious and quite comfortable. The gardens, pool and fantastic mountain views are so relaxing. Best part of the stay was...

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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
  • Laundry Service
  • 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 

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Address: On Route 62 | between Oudtshoorn & Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: ₹ 4,853 - ₹ 6,201 (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.”
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“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”
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“All rooms are nice. The cottages away from the house are lovely.”
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