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Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages

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Schoemanshoek R328 Cango Caves Road, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa
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#15 of 97 in Oudtshoorn
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Set on route to the Cango Caves, in the Schoemanshoek Valley (14 kilometers north of Oudtshoorn), Berluda is an intimate guesthouse experience on a working farm. Our ostrich and meerkat tours are well know and a great, value for money experience. Voted best farm stay of 2018.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Babysitting
Children's playground
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Photo copier / fax In business centre
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
VIP room facilities
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch, German
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Nick wrote a review May 2022
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Comfortable houses with private yards and a magnificent view! Also a great meerkat tour with Jaco, a guide, who literally knows everything about them and has a great sense of humor) It was a pleasure staying there and we wished we had more time to spend in that region.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Laura Schoeman, Owner at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
Responded 18 May 2022
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again! Berluda Team
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dmahar301945 wrote a review May 2022
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We booked as a family here to spend a few days touring the sites in Oudshoorn. It was a comfortable cottage with the correct amenities to keep us warm as Winter started to creep in. However was disappointed as the photos showed the view of ostrichs in the background and we needed to have paid for and taken a tour in order to see this. We travelled to nearby facilities which offered the same tour at half the price. All in all our stay was good and the facilities are highly commendable.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Laura Schoeman, Owner at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
Responded 19 May 2022
Good day, thank you for the review, always good to hear our guests enjoy their stay with us. The Ostriches were moved for a short period of time but will be back again soon. We hope to welcome you back again at Berluda! Berluda Team
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MariskaRoodt wrote a review Mar 2022
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Jaco was very friendly and talked to us about Ostrich history and showed us the Ostrich Hatchery and showed us where they keep on the Ostrich Farm 150 000 ostriches. We were at the factory where they paint 🎨 the eggs and they are extremely beautiful and make lights with them and they make birdfeeders with the eggs and they make pens and beautiful keyholders and they make purses and wallets made out of Ostrich leg. It was awesome and amazing!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Laura Schoeman, Owner at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
Responded 19 May 2022
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and the tours with us! We hope to welcome you back again Berluda Team
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Johan Roodt wrote a review Mar 2022
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Jaco was very friendly and knowledgeable about Oudtshoorn and the history of the ostrich farming. I really enjoyed the tour. We visisted the ostrich hatchery in Oudtshoorn which was very informative. We also visited the factory where the ostrich eggs are painted. We also visited Adam and Eve who are the foster parents for the young birds untill they are big enough to be in their own.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Laura Schoeman, Owner at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
Responded 19 May 2022
Hi Johan, thank you very much we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and the tours with us. Berluda Team
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Constance C wrote a review Mar 2022
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we had a most lovely visit - beautiful cottages - excellent breakfast - kind, kind welcome - thank you Cindy! So well cared for. We thoroughly enjoyed both the Meerkat and Ostrich farm tour with Jaco! highly recommend! Connie
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Laura Schoeman, Owner at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
Responded 19 May 2022
Hi Connie, it was such a pleasure to have you with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tours with us! We hope we can welcome you back again! Berluda Team
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Juliec H wrote a review Mar 2022
Charneca, Portugal6 contributions
We had a wonderful time. Leon was a super host. He was helpful with ensuring we had all we needed and supplying delicious provisions for our first Braai. Jaco was informative on both tours from the farm. Really recommend the ostrich tour. Be aware of the costs of tours.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Laura Schoeman, Owner at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
Responded 17 Mar 2022
Thank you so much for the lovely review we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Andreas K wrote a review Mar 2022
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Unfortunately we stayed only for one night, but there is so much more to see ... the staff was very friendly and we had a unique tour on the austriche farm with our guide Jaco vanWyk . He made a great tour for us and our childrens. They liked it very much ... . After taking a great breakfast next mornung, we had to leave, but will come again for sure !! Thank you all !
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Laura Schoeman, Owner at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
Responded 17 Mar 2022
Hi Andreas, we are so happy that you had a lovely stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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Felix wrote a review Mar 2022
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The farmhouse is nice! Very traditionel with a lot of charm! We enjoyed our stay! Thanks :-) Special thank you to our guide Jaco who explained us everything about the ostrich! It was great to meet you ! greetings felix
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 17 Mar 2022
Thank you so much for the lovely review, and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us!
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paulgray1 wrote a review Jan 2022
Sale, United Kingdom406 contributions155 helpful votes
We had rented a cottage for one night. The cottage was spacious and clean but I felt it was dated. You are out in the sticks being well away from shops and facilities so plan ahead. The breakfast was really good and we decided to do the ostrich farm tour with Jakob. We found it brilliant seeing the process of ostrich farming from egg to a full grown adult , my wife loved holding one of the newly born chicks-a great experience.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Laura Schoeman, Owner at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
Responded 17 Mar 2022
Hi Paul, thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure having you with us. We hope to welcome you back again!
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Veronika W, Sweden wrote a review Jan 2022
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We stayed two nights here and did the ostrich tour. Very infomative with enthusiastic guide Jaku! We had booked the Meerkat tour as well but it was cancelled since the meerkats had decided to move about a week earlier and were at the moment nowhere to be found. This was a dissapointment but does, according to the staff, not happen on a regular basis. Jaku had gone looking for them every day and it was probable that he would find them in the near future. We stayed in a spacious house with a lovely patio. Because the restaurant was closed we were offered a "do-it-yourself-bbq-pack" to cook in the patio. The wood for the fire was a bit wet but we finally got a good meal. The place has a nice pool. As a bonus a big turtle came visiting while were were at the pool - cool!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Laura Schoeman, Owner at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
Responded 17 Mar 2022
Hi Veronika, thank you for the review. The good news is that the Meerkats are back:) It was a pleasure having you with us.
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US$109 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOudtshoorn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Wilgewandel Holiday Farm (0.4 km), Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities (5.3 km), and Rus En Vrede Waterfall (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Mill Lodge Restaurant, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, and De Kombuys Estate.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Arbeidsgenot (12.6 km) and St Jude's Anglican Church (12.5 km).