The Lodge consists of a group of typical Little Karoo farm buildings, beautifully restored and fitted with modern conveniences, set in a lush, beautifully maintained garden.
The complex has a salt water swimming pool and a rustic restaurant where traditional breakfasts and hearty farm–style dinners are served.
We offer hiking trails, under roof parking and a free car wash.
Added to all this, we offer the best personal attention by the owners & staff.
The entire complex has an old world ambience with subtle modern touches which ensure a luxurious stay.
Relive the past in the luxury of the present. De Opstal Country Lodge is a great choice for your stay in the county side of Oudtshoorn.
The Schoemanshoek Valley, in which De Opstal Country Lodge is set, is named after the proprietor, Matilda de Bod’s (maiden name, Schoeman), family.
For generations the Schoeman family farmed tobacco, fruit, vegetables and ostriches in this fertile valley. Matilda is the eighth generation Schoeman living in the valley.
Good reasons to stay at De Opstal:
- Family–owned and managed property
- Charming, country style 4 star graded lodge
- Magnificent, lush garden with salt water pool
- Restaurant on premises, specialising in Klein Karoo Cuisine with selection of local Wines.
- Close to places of interest and activities
- Family friendly
- Excellent wedding & conference venue
All rooms are "bed and breakfast" Our 21 Suites have TGCSA Tourism Grading Council of South Africa 4 **** stars.
Room 1 | Old Barn (Superior)
Lounge, Spa–bath and shower, Modern amenities, Triple beds, Hairdryer, TV / M–Net, Air conditioning, Coffee making facilities, Fireplace, Private safe, Private patio + Garden.
Room 2 | Old Share-Croppers House (Superior)
Interleading with Suite 3, Spa–bath and shower, Modern amenities, Twin beds, Hairdryer, TV / M–Net, Air conditioning, Coffee making facilities, Private safe, Private patio, Fireplace.
Room 3 | Old Share-Croppers House (Superior)
Interleading with Suite 2, Spa–bath and shower, Separate Toilet, Modern amenities, Twin beds, Hairdryer, TV / M–Net, Air conditioning, Coffee making facilities, Private safe, Private patio, Fireplace.
ROOM 4 | Old Share-Croppers House (Superior)
Lounge, Spa–bath and shower, Separate Toilet, Modern amenities, King size bed, Hairdryer, TV / M–Net, Air conditioning, Coffee making facilities, Private safe, Private Patio, Fireplace.
De Opstal Activities:
Hiking and Biking
The eco–tourist, and those thriving on the outdoor life, alike, will be faced with a large selection of challenging opportunities. Hiking and biking trails are in abundance. Make your choice from lush subtropical to semi–arid. You will leave fulfilled!
The Cango Caves
One of the world’s great natural wonders, sculptured by nature through the ages. It is situated close to the Klein Karoo Town of Oudtshoorn. Mysterious and breathtaking limestone formations in a wide variety of natural colours, a subterranean wonderland. Regular guided tours daily.
Amidst the 400 ostrich farms surrounding the town, 3 have distinguished themselves worthy to be named “show farms”. Become exposed to this exotic bird species, the largest in the world. Guided tours available.
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Other Accommodation near De Opstal:
Accommodation options within 8km from De Opstal include:
Luxury Tents & Cabins, working ostrich farm & 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.
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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.
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