We had a very enjoyable stay at Villa Ora. Ora, educated in the hospitality field, set this home up for guests along with her parents, and they run it together. They were very friendly and anxious to answer all of our questions about the area. The well appointed rooms were clean and fresh and the outside area with pool was inviting. The hot breakfast was delightful in presentation and taste. Coffee, tea and other drinks, including alcohol (on the honor system) were available anytime. We were given several options for dinner, and we chose a restaurant called Bello Cibo where we ordered ostrich fillets. I found it to be the best meal we had in South Africa, tasted like very tender beef. Oudshoorn is a pretty little town, and there is much to do in the area. After exploring some of the scenic areas, we only had time to visit the Cango Caves which were some of the nicest I've seen. As we headed toward Capetown on Rt. 62, catching Rt. 324 at Barrydale, we went through Trudouws Pass. This was a beautiful mountain road. Then we picked up Rt. 60 to Swellendam, passing through Zuurbraak on the way. At Swellendam we had lunch at Bella Alliance where Bobotie (bo bu ty) is a South African specialty dish. It is ground beef (at least that is what I was told) spiced in a special way and served on rice. Delicious!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guest House / B & B, and now also offering 2 light SELF-CATERING units. Very central - but surprisingly tranquil. We are just a few minutes away from the best restaurants and gift shops in Oudtshoorn. Park on site and enjoy a short and safe walk (not more than 250 metres) to any of at least 6 top class restaurants. We also offer dinners, picnics and take away lunches by arrangement. ... more less
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