Boesmanskop
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#8 of 11 hotels in Oudtshoorn
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HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Quaint
Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Restaurant
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
Non-smoking rooms

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Route 62, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
Getting there
George Airport
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Cape Town Intl Airport
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NottyAshLondon wrote a review Nov 2014
London
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This beautiful, boutique hotel has two lovely apartments which are both separate from the main house. One is essentially its own little annex and the other is the second floor of a separate building. While simply furnished, the style and quality are excellent and more importantly completely appropriate for the setting. And WHAT a setting! You step out of the french doors and look over a garden pool and gaze upwards to a backdrop of the Swartberg Range mountains and the Swartberg pass. The views alone are worth it to stay here.
We also had dinner each evening prepared by our host Tinie Bekker whose family were among the first Europeans to settle this region of the Klein Karoo. His food is delicious and worthy of a chef - although he did say he has no cookery training the dinner was restaurant quality and served in the dinning room of the main house. He is geniality itself and very modest, quiet but welcoming. The breakfasts are also huge and completely set you up for the day - it's served on the terrace overlooking the pool and the mountains. We actually only needed the breakfasts and the dinner (and the wine!).
Some other reviews on Tripadvisor have complained about the 23 km drive down a red dirt track but the road is actually quite good with few potholes - so eminently drivable. Other have complained about the pool as it is not really a swimming pool, which it isn't, but we felt that they totally missed the point of this place. It's remote and definitely rural but is a hidden gem is one of the most visually stunning areas in the Karoo. Tinie's housekeeper doesn't speak English but she is perfectly aware that you are expected and she will point you to your room. Everything you need will be there already - so try not to get hung up on the fact that this country woman only speaks her language and Afrikaans.
If you get the chance in your lifetime to stay here - don't hesitate.
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Date of stay: November 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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UKTVPRODUCER wrote a review Mar 2016
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is clear from one or two other reviews that this isn't everyone's cup of tea but we absolutely loved it. It IS remote - it's a fairly isolated farmstead, 20 kms along a gravel road. But its location is stunning. It sits in the foothills of the Swartberg range of mountains and from our window we looked out over vineyards, dappled by African sunlight, towards them (see picture). You really couldn't find a more idyllic and tranquil scene - grand, beautiful and peaceful. We had the larger room, which is extremely charming and comfortable - I'd call it modern rustic chic. The extensive garden - also rather rustic chic - provides lots of interest and lovely walks. Tienie's food has already been justifiably praised. My only regret is that we'd only allowed one night here. I'd have loved to stay two or three more.
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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James A wrote a review Mar 2016
Rock, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had 2 nights at Boesmanskop Farm, what a find! Beautiful, dramatic, peaceful surroundings. Our spacious apartment was full of antiques and quirky accessories. Tinie is an amazing cook, producing outstanding 4 course meals (best soufflé ever!) all served in the lovely old world family dining room. Contrary to other reviews it was very easy to find, just follow the distances given. Book a stay if u want total quiet relaxation.
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Meuyonnaise wrote a review Oct 2015
Paris, France
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you need to feel like home, in a quiet place, surrounded by the mountains, in the middle of nowhere, with no other sound that the cows and the frogs, enjoying a beautiful garden, in a big rustic room decorated with fine taste, you have to go there. Tinie has set only two rooms to keep the quietness of this incredible place. He will cook you a great Karoo dinner, and the next morning you enjoy the breakfast and the view on the small swimming pool and the mountains.
Probably the most beautiful and quiet stay in SA.
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Claudizzle1 wrote a review Feb 2014
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow....once we actually found it, what a find! Nestled among the hills and tucked away in a green valley, Boesmanskop is reached via a small dirt road and feels a long way from everything.
The surrounding scenery is absolutely beautiful with lots of birds everywhere and an impressive garden. Tinnie is probably secretly an interior designer - our room (in the billiard table building) was without a doubt one of the nicest ones we've ever stayed in.

Tinnie is a great, interesting host and on top of that an excellent cook - a four course dinner and a huge breakfast including fruit, cooked breakfast and freshly baked goodies awaited us every day. We just loved it here.
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Date of stay: February 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pierre D wrote a review Sept 2014
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After Calitzdorp, coming from Montagu, you need to turn right and take a good gravel road through the Red Stones Hills. And after 20km you'll find a superbe guestfarm. With only two splendid rooms,it's the perfect size to rest in the countryside and in one of the most wonderful areas of the country. Enjoy the swimming pool while you watch the vineyards and the mountains...
Tinie's, the owner will also cook amazing meals for dinner. He has the skills to be a chef in a very good restaurant. The breakfast is also amazing. And on top of that, the prices remain very affordable. If you choose to do the Route 62 through Klein Karoo then you have to stop by Boesmanskop. One of my favourite guesthouse in SA.
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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patap0uf wrote a review May 2013
Paris, France
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I totally agree with the other reviews.
Tinnie is a fantastic host, his attention to detail is amazing, he is a great cook... His guest house is really a great place to spend a few days (strangely not a hotel in Oudtshoorn, though!). Probably the best place in South Africa.
Don't forget your camera!
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Date of stay: December 2012
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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GJMLondon wrote a review Feb 2013
London
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a long day over the Swartberg pass Boesmanskop was a welcome oasis in the middle of the Klein Karoo mountains.

The views from the farm are spectacular. Its a photographers dream as well as anyone interested in the outdoors and wanting to take long walks into the beautiful mountains and surrounds.

Tinnie's attention to detail is fantastic in the house as well as in the guest rooms and other areas. The rooms are beautifully furnished. There is even a swimming pool and snooker room.

The food was exceptional. Tinnie is an undercover gourmet chef waiting to be discovered. The fresh ingredients was a welcome change to the processed food one finds in the larger cities. The presentation of the food was brilliant.

The hospitality was excellent and quite frankly given another opportunity to visit the Karoo Boesmanskop will be my first port of call.
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Date of stay: August 2012
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
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All rooms are good rooms at Boesmanskop.
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Steve9226 wrote a review Oct 2015
Dunkeswell, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A great bit of escapism in a rustic setting. Not the easiest place to find. A few helpful instructions would be useful on arrival in the absence of the working owner. The non English speaking staff could not advise us. However, when we finally met the first evening it got better. The 4-course meals were good but too much for us. Tinnie prepared great meals and his soufflé was first class.
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carolyn M wrote a review Nov 2013
Dubai
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very interesting place to stay. Lovely huge room, and although rather a remote location in a farming area, this was part of the charm. A real working farm whose owner turned out to be a superb cook! One of the best meals we had in South Africa, and breakfast was excellent.
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Date of stay: November 2013
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
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There seemed to be only one room here, which was very good. 'Rustic chic' probably best...
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Annie123Sutcliffe wrote a tip Apr 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom52 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Billiard room & garden suite the only rooms"
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Annie123Sutcliffe wrote a tip Mar 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom52 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Loft room for couples. Downstairs room for families"
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MyGeld wrote a tip Jul 2017
South Africa306 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Loved the loft room we had!"
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Elizabeth M wrote a tip Jan 2014
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa110 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Either upstairs above the barn, huge room and old fashioned bath with candles or the large garden suite (if you don't like stairs and want to sit on the verandah or be near the pool) We preferred the barn but its a toss up"
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Carolyn M wrote a tip Nov 2013
Dubai12 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There seemed to be only one room here, which was very good. 'Rustic chic' probably best describes it. Huge interesting room, very comfortable bed."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boesmanskop
Which popular attractions are close to Boesmanskop?
Nearby attractions include Roger Young Gallery (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Boesmanskop?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Boesmanskop?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Boesmanskop?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Boesmanskop?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Boesmanskop?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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