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Rietfontein Ostrich Palace

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  • Average3%
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The World's Oldest Working Ostrich Farm established in 1879, offers you 4 Star (TGCSA graded)and AA Superior accommodation in restored farm cottages.Restaurant offers you local and ostrich cuisine.Daily guided ostrich tours. Birder's paradise.Explore the Cango Caves, drive over the Majestic Swartberg Mountains to the little town of Prince Albert back to Rietfontein via Meiringspoort.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Charming
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
Getting there
George Airport69 km
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an outstanding stay in every way. Our accommodation was very comfortable, & furnished with care & good taste. Dining was a treat beyond expectation, with Elmare's personal touch giving it that something extra.

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Response from Rietf_Ostrich_Palace, Owner at Rietfontein Ostrich PalaceResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive review, was lovely meeting you and we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality of accommodation, the fine dining of a 4 course evening meal and the quality of breakfast reflected the care and passion our hosts put into everyone's visit. The entire stay exceeded our expectations. A 10 out of 10 rating.

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Response from Rietf_Ostrich_Palace, Owner at Rietfontein Ostrich PalaceResponded 1 week ago

Was our pleasure to host you at Rietfontein. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been frequent visitors the Karoo, but had not yet stayed at Rietfontein. At was wonderful! Elmarie and Kobus were such kind hosts, friendly, knowledgeable and above all, excellent cooks. I had the privilege of celebrating my 45th birthday with them and there was...More

Thank Stalex24
Response from Rietf_Ostrich_Palace, Owner at Rietfontein Ostrich PalaceResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your beautiful review. It was a honour to celebrate your birthday with you and we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 28 September 2018

Our hosts were welcoming and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious. The rooms were beautiful and very comfortable with lots of special little touches. Will definitely recommend it to family and friends.

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Response from Rietf_Ostrich_Palace, Owner at Rietfontein Ostrich PalaceResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Was wonderful to meet you and to share our guest house with you. We look forward to meeting the family on their visit to SA.

Reviewed 25 June 2018

Whilst this does not have the highest rating on some sites, I guess because of a lack of TV, it is by far the best place we have stayed at on the Klein Karoo, in our 12 years of visiting the area. Our hosts were...More

Thank walawton
Response from Rietf_Ostrich_Palace, Owner at Rietfontein Ostrich PalaceResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you for your review. It was wonderful meeting you and we look forward to your next review.

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Room Tips
"All looked good"
walawton
24 Jun 2018
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"in the middle of paradise"
804klausw
18 Apr 2018
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"Spacious separate guesthouses, near the old historical buildings, with ensuite and bath, high ceiling...."
blankenbyl
05 Dec 2017
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"Rooms by the restaurant and mean hotel are really fabulous , try for the Emma cottage"
DarylCape
28 Apr 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$92 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOudtshoorn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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