Earthbound Guest House

Earthbound Guest House

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5.0
#2 of 38 B&Bs in Oudtshoorn
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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This charming bed and breakfast are located in Oudtshoorn's peaceful countryside. It is set in a tropical garden and offers an outdoor salt swimming pool for relaxation. The air-conditioned rooms at Earthbound B&B are bright, modern, and with wooden flooring. They include a flat-screen TV, small fridge and coffee/tea making facilities. Bathrooms come with signature toiletries. Breakfast is served next to the poolside. Earthbound is close to visiting the famous Cango Caves (3okm) and Swartberg Pass. Other places to visit are the Cango Wildlife Range, Buffelsdrift Game Farm, Safari and Highgate Ostrich Farms, Surval Olive Estate, Museums, and the Shy Five Meerkat Magic.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Couples massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Full body massage
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Lorraine W wrote a review Feb 2020
Meigle, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A warm welcome from Marie who showed us our parking space inside the gate which you are provided a remote for. We had a large, light, bright room with a large en-suite with both bath and shower cubicle.There was a small private seating area right outside the room. Breakfast is excellent and served under a covered area next to the swimming pool. You can also use this area to eat if you bring in food or get a takeaway as crockery, cutlery and glassware are all there. Good area to visit the Ostrich farms and the caves and the drive on gravel roads over to Prince Albert is spectacular. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: February 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 Marie van der Spuy, Owner at Earthbound Guest House
Responded 02 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing this insightful review. You were amazing guests and we are so glad that everything was comfortable enough for your stay. Thank you for all your kind words it is really appreciated from the bottom of our hearts. Kindest regards, Bernadene.
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Rense Keij wrote a review Feb 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at Earthbound thinking we would stay only a night, eventually we stayed 4 (of which two in the sister guesthouse “de Akker”, since unfortunately for us earthbound was fully booked). The host Marie is absolutely amazing and made us feel very welcome and at home during our stay. She has the greatest eye for detail, with the rooms very beautifully decorated, delicious breakfast and a paradise garden with refreshing swimming pool. She was also most helpful in arranging our activities, of which there are many in the area of Oudtshoorn. We would highly recommend anyone to stay at Earthbound!!

Tip: If possible, stay at one of the rooms at the garden.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 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 Marie van der Spuy, Owner at Earthbound Guest House
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Dear Rense, Thank you so much for sharing your review. We appreciate your kind words from the bottom of our hearts. We are so glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We are looking forward to your next visit. Lots of love Earthbound Team.
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suzanne wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here on our visit of the garden route. It was very easy to find and the owners were very friendly and accommodating

The room had everything that you will want and has it’s own little outside area too as well as the communal pool and sun loungers and dining area that you could also use. This was also where breakfast was served.

Bed was comfortable and room exceptionally clean

Can’t recommend this b&b enough
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from basjan2, Manager at Earthbound Guest House
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review us, it has been a pleasure having you here. Feel free to visit us again soon Kind Regards, Earthbound Team
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Lezaan Van wyk wrote a review Dec 2020
George, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Earthbound guest house is home away from home. We only stayed for 3 days but we already planned our next visit. Marie is very helpful and a great hostess. The staff is sweet and attentive creating a really relaxed atmosphere. We stayed in room 4 and besides being spotless is very private with a beautifully modern interior. Breakfast is a scrumptious feast served by the pool. Honestly we have no complaints at all only that we couldn't stay longer. I am utterly grateful for our little stay. Will definitely be our go to whenever we come to the karoo next.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lucas wrote a review May 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is amazing and offers everything you need. The rooms are clean and impressingly nice and so many little things are added to make you feel special like sweets on the bed extra muffin after breakfast and more. There is a pool waiting for you. The breakfast is perfect, the staff super lovely. Even gave us a free upgrade! I could write so much more but honestly just book it and you will love it!
Looking forward staying with you again :)
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Marie van der Spuy, Owner at Earthbound Guest House
Responded 24 May 2022
Dear Lucas, Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed every bit of your stay. It was so nice to get to know you. We do hope to welcome you back real soon for a longer stay. Kindest Regards Earthbound team
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NKW wrote a review Feb 2023
Harpenden, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the standard which all other guest houses should aspire to achieve.
We stayed here for 2 nights in Feb 2023 and we couldn't fault anything about the place. The breakfasts were freshly prepared and varied every day, there is a lovely pool to dip in after a day sightseeing, the rooms were immaculate and everyone who works at Earthbound is committed to making your stay and enjoyable as possible. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Oudtshoorn, within easy reach of the town, I'd highly recommend booking at Earthbound - I guarantee you will not be disappointed !
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marie van der Spuy, Owner at Earthbound Guest House
Responded 15 Feb 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the amazing review, and kind words. We truly enjoyed having you here and do hope to have you back one day in the near future. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed everything Oudtshoorn and Earthbound had to offer for your holiday. Till we meet again lots of regards Earthbound team
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Natasha D wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fantastic place this is. From the moment we arrived we were wowed. The lady who greeted us (Bernadine) was friendly and informative and took us to our rooms and explained how everything worked. The rooms are incredibly well-equipped, with air con, fridges, TV, kettle and coffee-making facilities. The rooms were also exceptionally clean. Beds were comfortable and spacious (we had king beds). Our rooms also had a place you could sit outside, which was very comfortable.

Breakfast was delicious, and you place your order on arrival and it was ready on time. They also gave us extra pancakes for Xmas morning special - thank you for that. They also gave us coupons to get discounts at the Caves and the Wildlife Ranch, so make sure to ask for those.

Thank you for a wonderful stay, and at the price, you are definitely our number one choice next time we are in town.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room by the pool is very nice - as per pictures
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Response from basjan2, Manager at Earthbound Guest House
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Dear Natasha, What a pleasure it was to read this review. It really makes us realize that when you do things with love this is the outcome. A very BIG thank you to you. We will be looking forward to your next visit here with us. Blessings to you, Bernadene.
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Kate W wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Earthbound for one night on our trip down the garden route. We found that it was one of the best accommodation that we had stayed in so far. The beds were extremely comfy and even though the weather was cold we had enough blankets to keep us warm. We experienced load shedding during our stay but you would never have known, the lights and the wifi still worked and even the shower was still warm. We had a lovely chat with the owner who welcomed us to the area and had a lovely dinner at a restaurant that was recommended to us. Breakfast was absolutely lovely and set us up for our day in wilderness. Plus i don’t know what kind of chocolates were on the bed but whatever they were they were amazing! The only addition i could make if i could, and it’s very minor was also add some hot chocolate sachets to the rooms for those colder nights. Once again thank you for your hospitality and we recommend earthbound to anyone wanting to stay in the earthbound area!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marie van der Spuy, Owner at Earthbound Guest House
Responded 15 Jul 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for this amazing review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed every bit of Earthbound. We hope to welcome you back real soon for a longer visit. So much more to see in the Karoo. I will take note of the hot chocolate idea, thank you. The bed sweets are absolutely amazing I do agree. Stay safe until we see you again. Kind regards Earthbound team
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MarcVW2021 wrote a review Mar 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had to visit Oudtshoorn for a funeral and stayed at Earthbound for 2 nights over a weekend. What a lovely stay. The room was immaculate, clean and had everything you would need for a short (or long) stay. Marie is a wonderful host and together with her staff, really make you feel welcome. Breakfast is a spoil outside by the pool. Attention to detail is apparent from the time you step through the gate at Eartbound. I would highly recommend a stay here - very good value for money whether you are exploring this beautiful part of SA or are on a business trip.
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Date of stay: March 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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Charles wrote a review Sept 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a really lovely setting, with the rooms having private outdoor sitting areas. Everything is very comfortable and clean. The owner Marie is a wonderful host, friendly, welcoming, and concerned that our visit was perfect. She is very knowledgeable about places to visit in the area. Her dinner recommendations (Jemima's and Nostalgie) were both excellent. This was one of the nicest b&bs that we visited during a 9-day trip to the Cape region of South Africa. Breakfast served in an intimate outdoor (but enclosed for the cool of the morning) dining area was perfect. We were very pleased with our visit.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marie van der Spuy, Owner at Earthbound Guest House
Responded 03 Oct 2023
Dear Guest, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the stay and all the little details. We love the kind words and reviews. We can only smile while reading your review. We are looking forward to having you back in the near future. Kind regards Earthbound team
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Anele v wrote a tip Mar 2024
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best place to stay and breakfast. "
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sandria M wrote a tip Jan 2024
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking on site. Lovely helpful Host and staff. Nostalgie restaurant in town very good to eat at but book first."
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Lesley S wrote a tip Apr 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We attended the KKNK2023. Earthbound Guesthouse is close to all the halls and theatre's as well as Die Feesmark. Well worth every penny."
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Mary G wrote a tip Mar 2023
Periyar16 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 4 has the private courtyard"
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Barbara & Rob Frew wrote a tip Jan 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try room 3, it is big and you have a small patio "
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PRICE RANGE
R 856 - R 1,202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOudtshoorn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Earthbound Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Earthbound Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Swartberg Pass (1.1 km), Cango Wildlife Ranch (3.6 km), and Safari Ostrich Farm (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Earthbound Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Earthbound Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Earthbound Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Earthbound Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Earthbound Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beans About Coffee, Nostalgie Restaurant, and Bello Cibo Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Earthbound Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Earthbound Guest House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Earthbound Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Earthbound Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Arbeidsgenot (1.0 km) and St Jude's Anglican Church (1.6 km).
Is Earthbound Guest House accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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