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Rietfontein Ostrich Palace

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On Route 62 between Oudtshoorn & Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa
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#3 of 62 Specialty lodging in Oudtshoorn
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This warm and inviting restored farmhouse nestles at the foot of the Swartberg Mountain on the world’s first established ostrich farm in the Cape Colony, Rietfontein, which dates from the nineteenth century. (Ostrich farming was commenced in 1879). Also situated between the “Ostrich Capital” (Oudtshoorn) and “Port Capital” (Calitzdorp). At Rietfontein you will find all the comforts of home, with relax surroundings to make your stay a perfect pleasure. We have restored various outbuildings on the farm, which today house the different accommodation units and restaurant , reception and gift shop. The accommodation comprises of 4 separate units, in total 7 ensuite rooms.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Wifi
Outdoor pool
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Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
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On Route 62 between Oudtshoorn & Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa
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Marie wrote a review Dec 2021
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Restful and rejuvenating farm stay. Immaculate accommodation, luxurious comfort and perfect attention to detail. Kobus and Elmare Potgieter are generously spirited hosts. Elmare is also a talented cook so arrive hungry! Scenic mountain biking and walking. Enjoyed the beautiful swimming pool with panoramic views of the Swartberg Mountains. We loved our time at Rietfontein Ostrich Palace and will return. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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trevorjs2018 wrote a review Nov 2021
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We stayed over at the Ostrich Palace on our way through to KZN. I had often seen this beautiful building from the road as we drove by on previous trips and we finally were able to stop over for a night. It did not disappoint The rooms were amazing with beautiful vases of flowers from the garden, top quality finishings with a wonderfully comfortable bed. The dinner and breakfast were outstanding and the hosts were simply the nicest most hospitable people you could wish to meet. Thank you Kobus and Elmare, we will be back
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Micheleamay76 wrote a review Aug 2021
Benoni, South Africa7 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful oasis is the desert. The service is so good, the hosts are friendly and welcoming. Our house was beautifully decorated and the food was amazing, from the huge breakfast feast to the 4 course dinner. The ostrich steak was cooked to perfection. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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FarAway420119 wrote a review Aug 2021
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An amazing overnight stay , in old world charm and relaxed , excellent hospitality. We felt pampered and spoilt by the stunning decor, in a room which was comfortable, accessible and with attention to detail. The welcome by the dogs Emma & Russel was equaled by that of Cobus & Elmarie. One felt as if one was part of history in the beautifully restored buildings. Gourmet Food. A real treat.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Shaun Benn wrote a review Jul 2021
Port Elizabeth, South Africa10 contributions
Stunning Place and Surroundings. Beautiful well equipped Rooms. Food and Presentation was absolutely AMAZING!!!!! Our Host and Hostess made us feel so welcome and made sure that we were happy and comfortable at all times. Treated like absolute royalty. We will definitely be visiting again! My son said that they made him the best steak that he has ever eaten :-)
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US$80 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapeOudtshoorn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rietfontein Ostrich Palace
What are some of the property amenities at Rietfontein Ostrich Palace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Rietfontein Ostrich Palace?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rietfontein Ostrich Palace?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rietfontein Ostrich Palace?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Rietfontein Ostrich Palace accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.