Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm

Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm Dwarsrivier Valley, Ladismith 6655 South Africa
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Crimson Cottage
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5.0
#1 of 1 ranch in Ladismith
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm is 4 Star Graded and nestled in the fertile valley of Dwarsriver,10 minutes’ drive from Ladismith at the foot of the legendary Towerkop, the second highest mountain peak in the Western Cape, and surrounded by spectacular fruit orchards and wine and table grape vineyards. Oaksrest Vineyards welcomes the tired soul of the travelling guest. The unhurried pace of country life, and natural beauty of the Klein Karoo, great hospitality and the crisp feel of fresh air will again invigorate and awaken the fire inside. Oaksrest Vineyards is a working wine and table grape guest farm and is a versatile venue. It doesn’t only cater as accommodation, but is also a superb venue for different functions; from weddings, birthdays and reunions to seminars and year-end functions.The farm has also played host to several Family and Youth camps, and offers a choice of bed and breakfast, self-catering,camping and can accommodate up to 42 people
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Breakfast available
Boating
Canoeing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Secured parking
Wifi
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Game room
Hiking
Billiards
Darts
Fishing
Patio
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Fireplace
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Dishwasher
Oven
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm Dwarsrivier Valley, Ladismith 6655 South Africa
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tonyleiman wrote a review May 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We camped here for 2 nights. The camping area was very well situated and well set out, with level grassy campsites beside a small lake, each equipped with a good braai place (and electric light). The real star of the site is the ablutions block, which is not only very clean, but very well-equipped, with kettle, sink for washing dishes, microwave, washing machine, and freezer. There are attractive and well-signposted walks in the surrounding vineyards, and the whole place is a very pleasant stopover, and would also be a good base for exploring the area.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Phillip Pretorius, Owner at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm
Responded 05 May 2021
Hello from Oaksrest Thanks Tony for a great review of our beautiful guest farm and what we have to offer. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you find your way back to us in the near future and come and stay for longer. Best Regards Phillip and Louisa
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Dr Anton wrote a review Oct 2020
Centurion, South Africa6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent 8 nights at Oaksrest vineyards with my wife and 3 kids and can honestly say that this place is a piece of heaven.
The 8-sleeper cottage is tucked away in the mountains and besides the absolutely breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valley, it provides a wonderful sense of privacy.
There are walking trails into the mountain and several areas where we could ride with our mountain bikes.
The farm is close to scenic Klein Karoo towns like Calitzdorp and Barrydale which made for good day trips.
A highlight however are the owners of Oaksrest, Phillip and Louisa Pretorius. These delightful people were always ready to help with any need we had and also to cook meals on request. Phillip has a recipe for matured steak which will stand its ground against any top restaurant.

Oaksrest is 'go again' destination of note!
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Phillip Pretorius, Owner at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm
Responded 22 Oct 2020
Hello from Oaksrest Thanks you very much Dr Anton, for a great review of our beautiful guest farm and what we have to offer. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you find your way back to us in the near future and come and stay for longer. Best Regards Phillip and Louisa PS:Maybe you must consider moving to Ladismith?
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jcolvi221066 wrote a review Jan 2020
Port Vila, Vanuatu1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived with the first good rains in four years. Phil the owner/farmer was so excited to show us around that it was a great start to our stopover, We were in the Pinotage Farmhouse which is beautifully equipped and so comfortable. Unfortunately the very welcome clouds were too low for us to see the mountains so we will have to return. A great place!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from PhillipandLouisa, Owner at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Hello from Oaksrest Thanks for a great review of our beautiful guest farm and what we have to offer.It was so nice to share our thankfulness for the lovely rains with you!! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you find your way back to us in the near future and come and stay for longer. Best Regards Phillip and Louisa
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GardenrouteGunner wrote a review Jan 2022
Somerset West, South Africa47 contributions11 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful time we spend on this haven.Absolute beautiful setting between the mountains at the foot of Tower kop just off the R 62.Camping site to die for with a top class ablution block.
The attention to detail on this farm is absolutely fenominal.The chalet’s and old farmhouse is a perfect location for group gathering and business meetings.
Bring your bath-suit to swim in the farm dam like when you where a child.
Brilliant will see me again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Phillip Pretorius, Owner at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm
Responded 17 Jan 2022
Hello from Oaksrest Thank you very much for a great review of our beautiful guest farm and what we have to offer. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you find your way back to us in the near future and come and stay for longer. Best Regards Phillip and Louisa
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Avis Perks wrote a review Nov 2022
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed every minute of our stay in Chenin Blanc Cottage on Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm.
This stylish but very comfortable self-catering cottage is set among vineyards, with towering mountains as a backdrop. Phillip and Louisa, the friendly hosts, have thought of everything guests could possibly need. There are hikes on the farm, and a sparkling dam to cool down in. Excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Phillip Pretorius, Owner at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm
Responded 21 Nov 2022
Hello from Oaksrest Thank you very much for a great review of our beautiful guest farm and what we have to offer. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you find your way back to us in the near future and come and stay for longer. Best Regards Phillip and Louisa
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Michelle wrote a review Feb 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a group of four couples who camped at Oaksrest for 5 days and despite heavy rain for the first two days, we had a very enjoyable time. We were the only campers and enjoyed the exclusivity, however, the dam is used by non-camping people occasionally for swimming, tubing, etc., so a vehicle would drive past us to the dam's jetty and this was the only time we saw other people at our campsite, apart from the farmer and his family. The ablution block was modern with hot showers, fridge, washing up area and even washing machine. There are lovely walks/hikes around the farm, up the surrounding hills and along streams. One has to be self-sufficient as shops are quite far away. One day, we went into Ladismith to explore the town, bought cheese at the cheese factory, enjoyed gin tasting and a tasty supper at one of the local restaurants. We were able to take our Yorkie which was great. The croaking of the frogs at night was loud, but we got used to them eventually. This was a very relaxing, quiet and peaceful camping experience.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Phillip Pretorius, Owner at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm
Responded 13 Feb 2023
Hello from Oaksrest Thank you very much for a great review of our beautiful guest farm and what we have to offer. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you find your way back to us in the near future and come and stay for longer. Best Regards Phillip and Louisa
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939GerhardvdW wrote a review Mar 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent location, well kept facilities. Ablution were kept clean and tidy at all times. As there is NO cell phone coverage in the area the free wifi is a winner. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Phillip Pretorius, Owner at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm
Responded 12 Apr 2021
Hello from Oaksrest Thanks for a great review Gerhard of our beautiful guest farm and what we have to offer. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you find your way back to us in the near future and come and stay for longer. Best Regards Phillip and Louisa
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Marius wrote a review Dec 2020
Mossel Bay, South Africa87 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Oaksrest in the aptly named Chenin Blanc Cottage. It was so peaceful and quiet with wonderful views. We were lucky enough to have a lovely late afternoon rainstorm passing through, making everything sparkling clean and smelling of nature! The accomodation was spotlessly clean with a wonderful bed and linen. Lots of lovely personal touches in the cottage. Great place to relax and unwind. We did not even bother to close the curtains...
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Phillip Pretorius, Owner at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm
Responded 04 Jan 2021
Hello from Oaksrest Thank you very much for a great review of our beautiful guest farm and what we have to offer. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you find your way back to us in the near future and come and stay for longer. Best Regards Phillip and Louisa
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Hendrik Vorster wrote a review Mar 2023
George, South Africa1 contribution
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We camped there on a roadtrip, what a place the bathrooms look like something out of a 5 star hotel, hosts really friendly and what a view. The mountains are magical. We would love to return and spend more time thete
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Phillip Pretorius, Owner at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm
Responded 13 Mar 2023
Hello from Oaksrest Thank you very much Hendrik for a great review of our beautiful guest farm and what we have to offer. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you find your way back to us in the near future and come and stay for longer. Best Regards Phillip and Louisa
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aerringt wrote a review Sept 2020
Knysna, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful place. Sadly for me it never stopped raining and I had to cut the trip short.
The campsite is very well arranged (mine is rooftop, but perfect grassy sites with braai areas, electricity and floodlights. The ablution block is the best I have encountered at a campsite. Totally sparkling and complete with hairdryer, hand soap and towel. Massive shower and modern design. Kitchen/laundry area with A microwave, kettle and a camping fridge if you need it.
Great attention to detail and I can’t wait to return when the weather is better.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Phillip Pretorius, Owner at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm
Responded 30 Sept 2020
Hello from Oaksrest Thanks you very much, for a great review of our beautiful guest farm and what we have to offer. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you find your way back to us in the near future and come and stay for longer and that the weather would allow you to enjoy more of our lovely farm. Best Regards Phillip and Louisa
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edward m wrote a tip May 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Firewood is cheap , great wine , just a real good time "
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Peter H wrote a tip May 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa14 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"For a couple, Crimson Cottage is the BEST!"
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judy k wrote a tip Dec 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa145 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wine tasting and sales available on site. "
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Renee W wrote a tip Jan 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa27 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"In the hot months, bring your gazebo for shade"
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Robert L wrote a tip Nov 2019
Cape Town, South Africa285 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pinotage - definately!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,093 - R 1,476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeLadismith
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm
What are some of the property amenities at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm?
Yes, dry cleaning and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.