Altes Landhaus country lodge is a stately Cape Dutch style homestead, cradled in the fertile Schoemanshoek valley of South Africa’s Little Karoo.
Lovingly furnished with tasteful Victorian antiques, Altes Landhaus combines historic charm and a tranquil, African country atmosphere to offer splendid accommodation in country comfort.
Altes Landhaus is charmingly decorated with Victorian period pieces and beautiful antiques. On brisk autumn evenings, open fireplaces beckon in the homestead’s cosy lounge and elegant dining area.
An African atmosphere – reed ceilings and scented air from a fragrant summer garden – fills the spacious patio area, where guests are invited to breakfast or dine during the long warm summer months.
The homestead’s magnificent gardens are evidence of a climate which boasts 360 sunshine days a year: an abundance of red and white rose blooms, soft lilac Jacaranda blossoms and old, shady trees frame a plush expanse of well-tended lawns.
Summer hues, fragrant scents and the dry, hot Karoo air provide an intoxicating backdrop for the clear turqouise waters of our salt-water swimming pool, tucked away in a tranquil corner of the homestead’s garden, and featuring a friendly pool bar.
Leisurely walks around the scenic grounds of Altes Landhaus provide many an opportunity to admire the indigenous birdlife, or the farm’s own ostriches.
The idyllic charms of the Garden Route – sandy beaches, leafy forests, golfing greens and scenic mountain passes – provide a diverse choice of exciting day outings.
A relaxing day concludes with sunset drinks on the African patio, as dusk folds its colourful wings around another varied and enjoyable day.
German is spoken.
Altes Landhaus offers a choice of seven spacious suites, two deluxe suites and one charming double room.
All rooms feature en-suite bathrooms and a range of modern conveniences, including TV, air conditioning (heating and cooling), ceiling fans, safes and telephone.
In addition, bedroom suites offer a comfortable, private sitting room, bathroom heaters, towel heaters and hair dryers.
Please note that smoking is restricted to the patio areas.
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A very pleasant experience. Service was impeccable and the staff were very friendly. It would have helped to have received some tips on tourist places to see /things to do.
We are a working ostrich farm & 4 Star Guest Lodge. Situated at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, 14 km on your way from Oudtshoorn to the World Famous Cango Caves. We have an a la carte Restaurant, open daily with a lot of specials.
Bed and Breakfast. 11 km from Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves. 500 m from Cango Ostrich Show Farm, next to Le Petit (horse riding), 4 km from Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, 10 km from Cango Wildlife, 13 km from Cango Caves, 8 km from Waterfalls.
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Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages is an intimate guesthouse experience in the beautiful Schoemanshoek Valley, only 15 minutes drive from the Cango Caves. Berluda offers a tranquil getaway, especially for families with small children.
Just 12 km from Oudtshoorn on the main road to the Cango Caves. Within easy reach of the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Cango Ostrich Show Farm. The Lodge consists of a group of typical Little Karoo farm buildings, beautifully restored, with modern conveniences
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This is a luxury Guest House, situated in the heart of the Cango Valley near Oudtshoorn. We offer stylishly decorated en-suite rooms with beautiful views of the Schoemanshoek Valley and the spectacular Swartberg Mountain Range.