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Surval Boutique Olive Estate

R328 Cango Caves Road, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
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#23 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
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Surval Boutique Olive Estate is situated about 5 km from Oudtshoorn on the R328 towards the Cango Caves. We offer 31 luxurious rooms in our newly restored 18th century homestead. The estate boasts both a fine dining restaurant overlooking the spectacular Swartberg Mountains and the Schoemanshoek valley as well as a beautiful functions venue. Our team promises to make your stay an unforgettable experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Celeste B wrote a review 08 Jul
Knysna, South Africa18 contributions1 helpful vote
Maybe it was that the running of everything - from check-in to waitering to barman duties - at the Surval Boutique Olive Estate was left to only one person while the rest of the staff, including the chefs, took the weekend off because I can rate our disappointing experience as a two star: A ⭐ for Jacques Boshoff who tried his best to be attentive and another ⭐ for the muesli at breakfast. ✔ for a lovely big bed and soft pillows ❌ for the 2 sachets (only two!) of coffee in the room (rusks or biscotti would be a welcome addition to the morning coffee tray) ❌ for a shower that was clogged and eventually overflowed ✔ for a lovely olive tasting platter - the olive chutney is seriously good! ❌ cold calamari and chips are never enjoyable ❌ the veggies that were served with the pepper-crusted steak... I have no words. It was so bad. Was it a packet of mixed frozen veggies that was quickly popped into the microwave? No salt, no taste, no imagination. Bland and boring. ❌ Waffles need to be crispy on outside and fluffy on the inside. A dry waffle is a waffle that needs to be chucked in the bin because no amount of syrup will fix it. Please also keep in mind that some guests prefer cream with their waffles and a "sorry but we only have ice cream" when you serve it will not do. Tell people beforehand. ❌ No juice at breakfast table. ❌ Table not set up for dinner and breakfast. We had to ask at reception for cutlery. ❌ Such a lovely big fireplace in the bar area - how about lighting it to create a welcoming ambience when you expect guests for dinner? It was cold, we had to light the fire ourselves, and then we were told there is no more wood. ❌ Eggs Benedict are usually served with a dollop or two Hollandaise sauce. Although the eggs were perfectly poached, the breakfast was swimming in a watery mustard-flavoured sauce that probably came from a squeezy bottle of buy one get one free cheap imitation sauce. Discoverctwc #DiscoverCTWC
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
sanokapsalis wrote a review Apr 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
Surval was such a treasure find and the lushness, serenity and beauty of the property was simply amazing! Jacque and Ashley were beyond amazing and so helpful with surrounding attraction directions. We'll be back in a heart beat xx
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Date of stay: April 2021
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John C wrote a review Apr 2020
Dublin, Ireland66 contributions53 helpful votes
stayed just one day/overnight on garden route trip with Ilios. Delighted with all the facilities --great rooms and grounds with nice pool etc. Quiet as low season but great food and service.Would expect it to be lively in high season as outdoor BBQ facility there and big outside stage area suggests active entertainment etc.C.hapel on grounds for weddings
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Inasu Chirayath wrote a review Mar 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates463 contributions144 helpful votes
Beautiful property in the midst of lush Olive farm. Rooms are large and spacious, contemporary style. They have great staff, always with a smile on their face, passionately trying to help guests experience a memorable stay. Lunch was excellent, super tasty and fresh (stuffed chicken breast and Mornay sauce with some panna cotta. This is a must visit place if you are in this area, especially when you are on a road trip. Beautiful!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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JBLEROUX wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa198 contributions90 helpful votes
This is a 4 star rated establishment.The rooms are 5 star,large and very comfortable.Breakfast was superb and central location as to Canco Caves.Highly recommended.You are next door to Buffelsdrift Lodge and worth having a sundown visit for dinner.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a room near the main pool.They are new.
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US$95 - US$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeOudtshoorn
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surval Boutique Olive Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Surval Boutique Olive Estate?
Nearby attractions include Swartberg Pass (6.6 km), Cango Wildlife Ranch (4.0 km), and Magic Moments in Oudtshoorn (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Surval Boutique Olive Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Surval Boutique Olive Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Surval Boutique Olive Estate?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surval Boutique Olive Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nostalgie, Anny's Bistro, and Bello Cibo Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Surval Boutique Olive Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Surval Boutique Olive Estate offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Surval Boutique Olive Estate?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Surval Boutique Olive Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Arbeidsgenot (6.8 km) and St Jude's Anglican Church (6.6 km).
Is Surval Boutique Olive Estate accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.