le petit karoo

le petit karoo

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4.5
#13 of 44 guest houses in Oudtshoorn
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Situated on top of a hill, Le Petit Karoo Ranch welcomes you in a beautiful nature setting. Come and spend a night in our bush tents. Each tented deck faces the Swartberg. We also have 2 family rooms and 2 double rooms. All rooms and tents have a Jacuzzi. Breakfast and dinner are served on our big deck where you can enjoy the panoramic view.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast available
Hiking
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
Outdoor pool
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Quirky Hotels
Languages Spoken
English, French
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GreyPoundLondon wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We rented the luxury tent for two nights. It was situated on the hillside an although we were aware that other tents were nearby, they all have privacy. The tent had a terrace with loungers, table and chairs and a small plunge pool. The views were amazing, across the valley to the Swartberg Mountains. The grounds are planted with indigenous species, blending naturally into the landscape. The best thing about Le Petit Karoo is the host, Pascal. He was welcoming, helpful and informative. He is also a very good cook. We ate in the restaurant on both evenings and were served delicious meals - ostrich one night and kudu another. The restaurant is small enough to encourage conversations with fellow travellers which added to our enjoyment. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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spalme376157 wrote a review Mar 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our one night (wish it could have been longer) stay in this out-of-the way accommodation. The owner, Pascal, was very welcoming and looked after our needs including cooking us a delicious supper. Wonderful views of the countryside away from the madding crowds.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 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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LMojito22 wrote a review Jan 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
During our road trip in December 2021, we booked a last minute room at La Petit Karoo and we are so glad we found this gem, with breath taking views of Oudtschoorn and pool with braai facilities its a fantastic place to stay. We only stayed one night and we were very comfortable. We arrived late so didnt use the pool, but made use of the huge jacuzzi bath tub in our room. We stayed in a room with a king size bed and single bed for our son. The beds were so comfortable and the room was clean. Our shower gave us some issues but I was so happy to bath again hehe t
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Roving09305554090 wrote a review Nov 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms (tents) were clean although a bit run down. There were nails sticking up in the decks outside and thorns that came in on your shoes made walking barefoot dangerous.
Pascal drew us in with great prices for our group but these vanished when a couple could not come. He charged us R250 each for below average vegetable lasagne with a small salad and some strawberries for pudding. I would not advise eating there.
The views are good but I would not go back.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Pascal Chanel, Owner at le petit karoo
Responded 23 Nov 2022
We are so sorry that you are disappointed with your experience at Le Petit. We are unaware that you had a problem as you did not inform anyone of your problems. We are in nature and therefor thorns are part of the area but we work hard on keeping them at bay. Group prices are less lower than the normal rack rates and will not be possible for individual bookings due to our high overheads. We normally get very good compliments for our food and would have made an effort to compromise for your disappointment should we have been aware of your unhappiness. We apologize once again for the inconvenience.
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AJ T wrote a review Sept 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place looks nothing like it does in the photos. This place is rundown and dirty. There is nothing luxury about this place at all. The bath and toilets are disgusting. There's generators running all day and night. There's poor lighting on top of load shedding. There is nails sticking out the wooden floor and rust and mould on the walls and ceiling.
The owner of this place was rude and drunk on arrival of us getting here. The road up to the campsite is a single track road up a steep Mountain side. It has not been made well and is not well lit up at night. There really isn't anything good to say about this place. Please don't waist your time or money here. Again it's nothing like what any of the pictures look like online. It's all a con. This place hasn't been looked after and everything here was probably more than 20 years old. This place needs new ownership and renovations done to it before it's worth a thought.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don't go ever !
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Response from Pascal Chanel, Owner at le petit karoo
Responded 24 Nov 2022
We would like to apologize sincerely if your expectations were not met of Le Petit Karoo. The photos of the establishment is the latest that we took from the rooms etc as is currently. As for the generators, we are in a remote area and should we have loadshedding we make use of generators. We can get only so much power out of the generators. The sound travels far and clear due to the tranquil environment. We regularly do maintenance on all our rooms and tents. We were unaware of your hostile feelings toward the establishment as no one informed us. We take note of all of your input and will certainly see to all of your input gets the necessary attention for future guests.
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Gerardluijten wrote a review Jan 2020
Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a tent which was very clean and had a great view over the valley. We stayed 3 nights and had dinner twice at the restaurant. Pascal is a fine cook with a nice French touch. Also the restaurant has a great view over the valley. We found it an excellent place to stay here a couple of nights and spend the late afternoons at the pool with a nice local beer.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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
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khodani_Mu wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Le Petit Karoo has the most spectacular views. It’s so peaceful. The owner is very friendly. There’s a lot of activities to do around the area like visiting Cango caves, camel riding and some really nice restaurants.
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Date of stay: November 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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Andre d wrote a review Aug 2020
Oudsthoorn
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a pleasant getaway for an active or passive timeout. Lovely walks to enjoy in the hills with beautiful vistas to admire or a peaceful, quiet, private deck to read or just chill out on. Pascal's food in the evenings was excellent, I would highly recommend it! A large communal braai area at the pool if you want to be more social.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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little_baggage wrote a review Dec 2021
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited here about 4 years ago and again on our way to the coast this year. It is just outside Oudtshoorn, on a koppie and has amazing views. The pool is a great bonus, and was a big hit with the kids. So sorry that Pascal does not offer dinner anymore.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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werner818 wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Le Petit Karoo was the last stop on our honeymoon and we are very happy to have found this hidden gem.
Pascal was welcoming and accommodating and created a lovely atmosphere for our breakfast table on the deck.
We stayed in the luxury tents which had spectacular views of the valley and the best bubble bath ever!
Thank you for having us.
We will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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lanha2017 asked a question Jan 2017
Munich, Germany7 contributions3 helpful votes
Gibt es Frühstück?
Answer from Pascal
Oudtshoorn, South Africa1 contribution
Hi, yes you can breakfast R 75/per dinner R210 3 course meal regards Pascal
AJ T wrote a tip Sept 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't go ever !"
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belsh2014 wrote a tip Jan 2021
Sedgefield, South Africa21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose Tent with pool on deck"
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EarthWanderer12 wrote a tip Aug 2018
38 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are great. Mountain and valley Views from everywhere."
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Rachael W wrote a tip Jul 2017
Cape Town, South Africa62 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tents are much better than the rooms :)"
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Markwijs wrote a tip May 2017
24 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great view from Safari Tent"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,017 - R 1,035 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOudtshoorn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about le petit karoo
Which popular attractions are close to le petit karoo?
Nearby attractions include Wilgewandel Holiday Farm (0.08 km), Rus En Vrede Waterfall (0.08 km), and Bella-Mia Pottery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at le petit karoo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at le petit karoo?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at le petit karoo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to le petit karoo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Mill Lodge Restaurant, De Kombuys Estate, and Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at le petit karoo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at le petit karoo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to le petit karoo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Arbeidsgenot (12.7 km) and St Jude's Anglican Church (12.6 km).
Does le petit karoo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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