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Tallinn, Estonia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always stay there while in Oudtshoorn. A historic building with spacious rooms, you really live like in a museum. Nice small pool outside, good breakfast, shops and restaurants just in 5 minutes walking distance. And all this with very reasonable price.

Thank VAH0
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a strange place. It is an amazing stately house with limited rooms and one has the feel you have stepped back in time, and actually that is exactly what you do. Wooden floorboards that echo as you walk, tiny televisions with only 3 or 4 channels and when I was there none of these worked! There is no...

Thank Natasha D
Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We've stayed here 3 times over the past few years and its always been a treat, although sadly it is starting to show a bit of wear and tear and sadly needs some renovating and care. Nonetheless, its still a lovely experience and VERY reasonable. My husband and I had room no 4 which is massive - there is a...

Thank Vivienne D
Thursday Island, Australia
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The high ceilings of this stately, wonderfully maintained manor with wooden floors are authentic remnants of a previous era. The family pictures and authentic antique furniture are scattered tastefully and well cared for across this stately building. The spacious rooms, quaint bath and luxury beds are comfortable and makes for a well appreciated stay. Staff are friendly and there are...

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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Our family outing took a unfortunate turn when our youngest daughter developed a high fever. The predicament went up one step, because we had our Maltese poodle with us. Fosters Manor welcomed all of us with open arms. The staff member was helpful at every request. The low season rate, to good to be true. We stayed only one night....

Thank butterflywlm
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I have always dreamed of staying in a museum, wishing I was back in time. And my dream came true in oudtshoorn. We felt like we were in the 1800's , with a bit of a wish of a ghostly experience we had no such luck. But the comfortable accommodation and the stunning breakfast. I recommend this bed and breakfast...

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Booking on a whim while travelling we were not sure of what to expect of the Manor, but were astonished at the grand scale of it, the size of the rooms and the value of the breakfast served. The manager was knowledgeable and passionate of the historical grandeur of the Ostrich Palace. Local social life very evident at 2 am,...

Thank roodmnt
Cape Town
Reviewed 10 July 2014

If you are going Oudtshoorn to visit the ostrich farms or the Kango Caves, you should seriously consider staying at Foster's Manor. I see from the reviews already given that some years ago this 'grand old lady' was not considered a good spot but clearly the present mamagement has done wonders. The house was designed in 1902 at the height...

Thank Ajmer
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Had a stay of 2 nights in Dec 2013, a grand old house with large rooms and old style charm. Breakfast included which was very good, well managed and very friendly and helpful manager. We loved the old place and would recommend it for a visit, gardens and pool were OK but need a bit of attention.

Thank Stephen D
Edmonton, CANADA
Reviewed 23 August 2011

Foster's Manor can either be classified as a truly funky turn-of-the-century discovery or a creepy castle straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. I vote for the former, while my wife was firmly in the let's-leave-at dawn camp. Someone with a bursting wallet lovingly restored this 100 year old mansion, and probably doesn't care that few tourists find their way...

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Address: 52 Voortrekker Road, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Number of rooms: 8
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“LARGE rooms are available, ask for the bigger ones when booking”
 of 5 bubbles 318vivienned, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Relaxing and authentic heritage-listed building with a natural supply of cool air”
  • Ceramic basin in the in-suite bathroom
  • The en-suite bathroom with luxuriously big ceramic bathtub
 of 5 bubbles woodslx2016, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are on suite , I would recommended the big family room if you have a family of four, the rooms are spacious and set in the time period.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelmum620, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
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