Thylitshia Villa Guesthouse
is a beautiful newly renovated Vintage Guesthouse in the countryside of Oudtshoorn. This cosy 4-star guesthouse is a haven of peace and tranquillity, set in the captivating Olifants River Valley. It is perfectly situated for exploring Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world.
Owners Gerrit and Elriza Janse van Rensburg, welcome you to enjoy real South African farm hospitality in their charming vintage home. Set in a peaceful garden abundant with bird life and panoramic views of the Swartberg Mountains. This small exclusive guesthouse offers a relaxed and refined atmosphere, reminiscent of a bygone era.
Cherished memories will be kept sacred as your hosts pamper you with romantic candlelight dinners and Fine Karoo Cuisine. As our guests you will enjoy a full English Breakfast served in our beautiful Vintage Café Restaurant.
Pampered luxury, dedication to personal service and elegant hospitality - all this is Thylitshia Villa Guesthouse.
We extend to you an invitation to a country escape which will create memories that will take a lifetime to fade.....
Accommodation at Thylitshia Villa Guesthouse:
4 Luxury en-suite double rooms and 4 Luxury en-suite twinbedrooms
Creating an ambience of French Vintage charm and warmth, our 8 bedrooms are luxuriously and elegantly decorated, while thoughtful touches and attention to detail ensures a special romantic stay.
All rooms have a private entrance onto their own private patio with breathtaking views of the beautiful gardens, swimming pool and the valley.
Relax with the sound of chirping birds and shimmering fountain.
* All rooms are air-conditioned
* Non-smoking bedrooms (smoking on patio allowed)
* Satellite TV
* Swimming Pool
* Laundry Service
* Barbeque Facilities
* Bar Fridge / Hairdryers
* Free Wi-Fi
* Electric Blankets and Heaters
* Exclusive Charlotte Rhys Amenities
* Complimentary Sherry in rooms
* Coffee & Tea facilities in rooms and home baked rusks
Thylitshia Villa Guesthouse Activities:
No visit to the Klein Karoo and Oudtshoorn is complete without a visit to the Cango Caves.
The caves probably began forming around 20 million years ago when earth movements brought the buried limestone to within reach of surface water, which seeped through fissures in the rock and slowly began to dissolve the limestone.
The caves first came to the attention of modern man in 1780 when a slave by the name of "Klaas" happened upon the entrance while searching for stray cattle belonging to his master, one Jacobus van Zyl. There is however evidence of bushmen having inhabited the outer chambers of the caves as long ago as 13 000 years.
Although not yet fully explored, a significant portion of the caves are open to visitors, with professional guides, lights and steps over the more difficult sections, there is also a restaurant and gift shop for the convenience of visitors.
Experience a fascinating tour of fact and fable as you venture into the crocodile enclosures, or visit the snake park which accommodates an interesting collection of reptiles such as the giant albino python and the prehensile tailed snake.
Catch a bird’s eye view of the magnificent family of big cats. These include the endangered cheetah, rare white Bengal tigers, lions, jaguars and pumas.
The last pass built by famous road builder Thomas Bain, and probably the most spectacular, the Swartberg Pass was built between 1881 and 1887, and was to be the last of 28 passes in total built by Bain.
From Oudtshoorn, the pass climbs to an altitude of 1585m, before plunging through an spectacular series of hairpin bends, squeezing through narrow kloofs, mountains towering above on either side, to begin the descent into the Great Karoo, and the town of Prince Albert.
The pass is 27 km of gravel road, though well maintained and is suitable for all types of vehicles, provided they have good brakes, and the driver a head for heights. Snow covered in winter, the pass is also the basis of some excellent hiking trails.
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