Set on route to the Cango Caves, in the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley (14 kilometers from Oudtshoorn), Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages is an intimate guesthouse experience. It offers 6 en suite bedrooms (renovated in 2008) in the original Farmhouse and 6 self catering cottages (2 renovated and 4 newly built in 2007 and 2008). The restaurant offers breakfast & dinners reservations only. The beautiful lush gardens have 2 swimming pools and Berluda is furthermore surrounded by ostriches and apricot orchards, as well as our famous Karoo veld, where long hikes can be undertaken to enjoy the special indigenous vegetation.
Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages is well known for its authentic South African farm hospitality and traditional South African cuisine. Owner, Piet Schoeman, runs one of the largest working ostrich farms in the area, and was elected the Western Capes Young Farmer of the year 2006. His wife Laura gives a tour in English, Afrikaans, German and/or Dutch. This is an experience which is not to be missed.
If you are looking for peace and quite in a beautiful country setting, with fine touches in hospitality, you need to look no further - be our guest at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages! We will do our utmost to assure the best possible experience in personal service and sincere South African farm hospitality.
Private Lounge and Reading Room
The lounge in the farmhouse is beautifully decorated with antiques and the air-conditioning provides a cool escape from the hot summer days. DSTV is available in the lounge. If you do not want an update on the latest news, you can just relax and indulge yourself on some of the informative books on the coffee table. Or sit on the patio, breathing in the Karoo air while listening to the birds in the garden.
In 2007, the old tobacco barn next to the farmhouse, was beautifully renovated and upgraded into a spacious and cosy dining room. With reed ceilings, large Oregon and stained glass chandeliers and bold ostrich leather pieces, this barn provides the perfect background for intimate weddings or parties. Dining at Berluda is a taste adventure you will never forget. Try our local Karoo lamb or ostrich delicacies, and some award-winning local wines and sweet wines. During the hot summer months, guests can enjoy Rosie`s sumptuous breakfast on the patio. On chilly winter evenings, the huge fireplace attracts people to enjoy a glass of local wine after of before dinner. The dining room also offers a private book collection with informative books on the area, as well as DSTV, Wifi, and a small boutique with quality ostrich leather handbags, wallets and belts.
Services at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages:
* Departure time is 10h00
* We have a same day Laundry service
* Secure parking is available on the premises
* Swimming pool towels are available to our guests
* Bookings are essential and need to be made before noon
* Smoking is restricted to the patio or garden areas only
* Breakfast is served daily between 07h00 and 09h00 in the dining room
* An Honesty Bar is located on the patio and guests are welcome to partake at their leisure
* Dinner is available on request from Mondays to Saturdays (four course meal)
Accommodation at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages:
Honeymoon Room with queen size bed and private patio overlooking swimming pool and lush garden. Spacious, light room with en suite bathroom including spa bath, separate toilet and shower. Air-conditioning and WiFi.
Luxury room with king size bed. Private patio overlooking garden and mountains. Spacious en suite bathroom with spa bath, separate toilet and shower and double basins. Air-conditioning and WiFi.
Beautiful Victorian room with twin beds and private patio overlooking garden. En suite bathroom includes spa bath, separate toilet and shower. Air-conditioning and WiFi.
Lovely, cosy room with king size bed and private patio overlooking garden. En suite bathroom with spa bath, separate toilet and shower and double basins. Air-conditioning and WiFi.
Spacious black and white decorated room with twin beds and private patio overlooking garden and mountains. En suite bathroom with spa bath, separate toilet and shower and double basins. Air-conditioning and WiFi.
Luxury Honemoon Suite
Luxury honeymoon cottage, recently added to Berluda Farmhouse. Spacious, luxury garden cottage with king size bed, antique interior, fireplace, and DSTV (hotel package). Exclusive ostrich leather upholstered furniture. Separate shower and spa bath. Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering option. Air-conditioning and WiFi. Private braai-facilities with patio overlooking lush gardens and mountain. Perfectly private for honeymooners!
Lovingly restored, original farmstead with 2 bedrooms and spacious bathroom, ideal for families. Bath with separate toilet and shower and double basins. Bedroom 1 has a double bed and bedroom two has two single beds. Fully equipped kitchen with fireplace and television. Patio with stunning views overlooking the Schoemanshoek Valley. Private braai facilities. Sleeps maximum four. Swimming pool nearby. Wi-Fi.
Newly built cottage with private patio and braai facilities and stunning view. Two bedrooms (1 double bed, 2 single beds) and one bathroom with spa bath, separate toilet and shower. Fully equipped kitchen with television in lounge and air-conditioning. Lovely view of the mountains. Maximum 5 people. Swimming pool nearby. WiFi.
Lovely newly built cottage with private patio, braai facilities and stunning views. Wooden floors and antique furniture. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms, ideal for families. Sleeps max 5. One bathroom with bath and shower, one with shower and toilet only. Fully equipped kitchen, television in lounge and air-conditioning. Swimming pool nearby. WiFi.
Newly built cottage with wooden floors and antique interior. Bedroom 1 has a double bed and en suite bathroom with shower, toilet and spa bath. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds with en suite shower and toilet. Fully equipped kitchen and television, air-conditioning, as well as private patio and braai facilities. Lovely view. Near swimming pool. WiFi. Ideal for families. Max 5 people.
The ideal breakaway from the city private and close to nature. Newly built cottage with wooden floors and cosy interior. Stunning views from private patio with braai facilities. Ideal for couples. Two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, each with spa bath, separate toilet and shower. Television, air-conditioning and fully equipped kitchen. Sleeps max 4. Swimming pool nearby. WiFi.
Superior cottage with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Luxury interior and spacious rooms with king size beds and twin beds, en suite bathroom with spa bath and separate toilet and shower. Fully equipped kitchen, open plan living area with DSTV (hotel package), air-conditioning and WiFi. Private braai facilities with stunning views. Sleeps max 4. Ideal for couples.
Superior cottage with 2 bedrooms with king size beds and 2 en suite bathrooms. Luxury interior and spacious room. Bathroom with spa bath and separate toilet and shower. Fully equipped kitchen, open plan living area with DSTV (hotel package) and air-conditioning. Private braai facilities with stunning views. Wi-Fi. Sleeps max 5. Ideal for couples.
Join Leon on a tour of one of the biggest ostrich farms, and learn more about the unique products of this big bird such as the leather, feathers and healthy meat. A visit to the hatchery completes this unforgettable experience.
Our tours offer an animal-friendly alternative, with no riding of ostriches. One of the highlights when visiting Berluda is the introduction of our Meerkat Family!
Join us on an early morning drive down to their burrows. Your guide will introduce you to the daily lives of these cute creatures. Wait patiently with a cup of coffee/tea in the hand, as they start to appear in the early morning to start their day. A once in a lifetime experience, only possible in the Little Karoo.
- 0 to 14 days: Full payment
- Forfeit full deposit if cancelled
- Follow the R328 from Oudtshoorn towards the Cango Caves.
- 14 km further, you will find the turn off, left, to Schoemanshoek.
- Turn left, and drive straight ahead towards the church.
- Turn 90 degrees left at church.
- Berluda is 300 meters further on the right on gravel road.
Winter: Cold in evenings, moderate day temperaturses
Summer: Excellent summer evenings, warm day temperatures