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Karoo Retreat

238a Jan van Riebeeck Road Wesbank, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
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4.5
#2 of 5 cottages in Oudtshoorn
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
Travellers' Choice
Our stylish and spacious villas are ideally located in the beautiful town of Oudtshoorn, which is situated conveniently close to both the Garden Route and Route 62. Our luxury self-catering accommodation offers a unique base from which to enjoy and explore the beauty of the Western Cape. Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast made specially for you The spacious villas are set over a half a hectare of land and features a glorious 18m swimming pool, a spacious outdoor landscape. All of these features are matched with warm and inviting decor that perfectly complements it’s traditional stone and white washed walls. On a lighter side, visit wine farms and olive estates and taste our rich South African culture, with yearly art and musical festivals, some being the most famous in our beloved country.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Patio
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Electric kettle
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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candor74 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom109 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was lovely. The host was really friendly and sent us a message on whatsapp that morning so we could find the place easily (it's down a quiet residential street). everything was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good. some cold items and then also offering omlettes etc too. Just what we needed in the morning.

Good secure free parking is available and there is free wifi as well as a good selection of TV channels. We were given an excellent dinner recommendation at a local restaurant too.

Our only complaint was the lack of curtains over some windows in teh suites. This meant that we were awake not long after 5am as the room was light. It's a shame that this hasn't been thought through as the rest of the hotel is great.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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mgoldb637194 wrote a review Mar 2022
Knysna, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 1 day/night at Karoo Retreat in Oudtshoorn. It was sweltering hot and Karoo Retreat offered a cool sanctuary; with a lovely dip pool and an airconditioned room. The sofa beds were super comfy according to our kids, and the mezzanine main bedroom was very comfortable. The unit was spotlessly clean and the bathroom had a large shower and offered basic toiletries. The kitchen had all the amenities we needed for a quick stay. Great location too!
The hosts were helpful and very friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our quick stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Philip L wrote a review Jul 2020
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Karoo Retreat was an absolute surprise for us. We did not expect all the bells and whistles received from this fabulous owner. Because of the lockdown, the owner pre-warned us that no restaurants were opened and we were served the most amazing lamb potjie the evening we arrived, at such a small fee... the accommodation was clean, neat and really comfortable and warm. All the amenities are well thought out and we just loved our 2 night stay!
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Petro Lotz wrote a review Sept 2021
Prince Albert, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From our first communication with Monnique, she was extremely professional, but warm and welcoming. Check-in was seamless and the suite we stayed in was beautiful, squeaky clean and well-appointed with high quality bedlinen and some beautiful decorative touches. It was lovely sitting on our stoep, overlooking the lap pool and veg garden and hard to believe that we were close to the centre of town. Ample, safe parking added to the enjoyment of the experience.
Definitely where we will be staying on our next visit.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Nathan R wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This apartment really an awesome, refreshing experience. Dominique provided exceptional service and was very patient after we kept changing our arrival time. The apartment has a super convenient back entrance making it easy and private to unload your luggage. The reception area and apartments were squeaky clean and super modern. Dominique was very friendly yet professional and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. After the pool has been installed, I'm pretty sure this will be the best guest house in oudtshoorn. Breakfast was very yummy and professionally presented in our apartments (eating area rightfully closed due to covid). They also made provisions for us being vegetarian and delivered a very yummy breakfast. Super chuffed with this place. Best accommodation we've stayed at and great value for money.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pgviljoen wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our overnight stay at Karoo Retreat. Our room was pre-heated for the cold night and the room was of a very high standard.
On top of getting a discount for a late reservation, we were also upgraded on the night - sounds like a double discount.
Thanks Elma for everything!
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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busyb2008 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Antoinette was an absolute star. She and the staff handled all the queries we had like professionals to make our stay pleasurable! The breakfast every morning was brilliant and again Awie and Antoinette accommodated our food intolerance like professionals, leaving us very happy and satisfied. Awesome place, would recommend it to everyone!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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anita394 wrote a review Oct 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We've arrived 25 minutes earlier than clock in time (14h00), the receptionist asked us to come back at 14h00 as they are still busy with the room and did not let us in on the property.

As it was only 25 minutes we've waited in the car under a tree down the street.

What really made me upset was that when I saw the facilities they had where we could have waited for 25 minutes. There were chairs at the pool area and table & chairs at the reception area where we could have bought a cooldrink and use the restroom.

Could she not have offered for us to wait at any of the above-mentioned areas, is that really too much to ask for?! If it was 2.5 hours too early, I would have understand, but 25 minutes!

I was looking forward to a massage at the spa but decided to take my money somewhere else. We also enjoyed breakfast somewhere else.

We felt unwelcome and was glad to leave the next morning.
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Date of stay: October 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sophie A wrote a review Jan 2020
San Francisco, California16 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Oudtshoorn on a blistering day but the Karoo Retreat lofted room was ideal to stay cool in. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and cooked a delicious breakfast. Very affordable and comfortable if you’re passing through Oudtshoorn!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kardoesie wrote a review Aug 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa4,098 contributions692 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This modern, serene gem is indeed an oasis in the Klein Karoo. The gorgeous interiors are tranquil, minimalistic and modern. Rina gave us outstanding service: sent us relevant info upfront, welcomed us warmly, made dinner recommendations and arranged massages for us before breakfast. We loved our charming hotel room. The quality linen, mattress and towels ensured a blissed and blessed in-room experience. The venue is licensed and sells a variety of wine at very good prices. The breakfast menu offers various options at affordable prices. We savoured the flavoursome, tasty dishes. Our massages executed, by the owner Esté, were outstanding - most likely the best massage I have ever experienced. I was reluctant to leave. Ideal for a memorable stay combined with professional service.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book well in advance! It is sought after.
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Amit wrote a tip Sept 2023
Jerusalem, Israel6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you visit Oudtshoorn visit Cango Caves and go see Meerkats. "
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Michelle J wrote a tip Aug 2023
Noordhoek, South Africa31 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely book your breakfast here. Delicious, generous portions and affordable. Fabulous filter coffee an added benefit. "
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Kardoesie wrote a tip Aug 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa4,098 contributions692 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book well in advance! It is sought after."
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Frieda Henning wrote a tip Jan 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All of them are good"
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281neilf wrote a tip Jan 2019
Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do Not Book Here"
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PRICE RANGE
£53 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOudtshoorn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karoo Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Karoo Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Swartberg Pass (0.2 miles), Cango Ostrich Show Farm (0.4 miles), and Magic Moments in Oudtshoorn (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Karoo Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Karoo Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Karoo Retreat?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Karoo Retreat?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Karoo Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nostalgie Restaurant, Bello Cibo Restaurant, and Jemima's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Karoo Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Karoo Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Karoo Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Karoo Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Oudtshoorn.
Are pets allowed at Karoo Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Karoo Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.