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“Total Tranquility” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of De Denne Country Guest House

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De Denne Country Guest House
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Wellington, South Africa
1 review
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“Total Tranquility”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

My Partner and I planned a 3 night stay in Oudtshoorn.When searching for accommodation there was so many good options that we ended up staying at 3 different B&B for our 3 nights. De Denne was our last stop and we wish we had stayed there all 3 nights.Our cottage was very big and luxurious with a spectacular view over the Olifants and Swartberg mountians.As we visited in the middle of winter,it was very cold,but our cottage had a beautiful fireplace(with pre packed wood) and plenty of warm blankets with kept us warm and cosy for the evening.

We had a wonderfull stay at the De Denne,but what made it exteptional,was our host Rudi.He welcomed us in a very warm,sincere and friendly matter.We instantly felt at home.We had a private dinner on our verandah and Rudi went out of his way to prepare a BBQ pack for us which included a delicious Ostrich Fillet steak and mouth watering salads(a must when you stay there).In the morning we were lourned in with the smell of fresh coffee in the Main Homestead and had a lovely warm breakfast.Rudi was very informative and gave us a bit of history about the farm and oudsthoorn with was very interresting.Rudi is a true asset to the geusthouse.Thank you Rudi!hope you enjoyed the wine.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

We originally planned a 3-night stay and after our first night extended to a week! From the time we arrived at this perfect location with beautiful grounds and exceptional view, we experienced top-notch service. Personalized dinners set up on our private veranda were delicious (we ended up eating at the guest house 5 of the seven nights). The attention to detail in terms of service was five-star - each morning we awoke to find that the previous day's dust had been washed off our car!! One staff member in particular, Rudi, was knowledgable about the area, took the time to listen to what we liked, and then made PERFECT suggestions (and provided maps) that made exploring the area fun and easy. He even spent a bit of time on our first night showing us the Southern Cross and giving us a mini astronomy lesson. Finally, were were able to meet the owners on several occasions throughout our stay and found them to be caring, friendly, and welcoming. PS Rudy Rocks!!

Room Tip: Room 9 should have been called the Honeymoon Suite!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

Our group of 11 stayed here for one night and would have loved to stop for a few nights..the rooms were huge, the beds so comfortable, and the decor stunning. Rudi welcomed us and was most attentive. We dined in a lovelyroom, with homely food. Some bought ostrich leather products at good prices, and a few went star gazing with Rudi, and had the best ever view of Saturn. Most rooms had a fridge, which was a nice change for rooms in South Africa. We had a whole family room for just 2 of us, with a separate bedroom.. There was a pool, and the views were beautiful. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

We loved every minute of our 5 night stay. There was so much to do and see in and around Oudtshoorn, it brought back wonderful memories of my childhood in South Africa. The accommodation was very good, clean and comfortable. The view from our unit was magnificent. The atmosphere was one of peace and solitude, with beautiful starry nights. We appreciated the good sized pool after travelling around the countryside in the heat. Rudi, the manager, was full of useful information about the area and the food he prepared for us in the evenings was excellent. We learnt a great deal about ostriches and what fascinating creatures they are. He made it one of the best stops in a very busy itinerary. We hope to return. On one occasion we were joined in the pool by the owners children who were very happy to talk to us about the farm and surrounding area, and can I say what delightful and well mannered children they are. I can't imagine they would want to live anywhere else. So in a frenetic world it was good to stop and reflect on what a wonderful place De Denne is. Thank you Louise and Johann for providing such a haven.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

We visited De Denne for the second time and for sure it will not be the last time. Loise and Johan are the best hostl. Rudi and Jacky and all the other servants did an excellent job and made our stay as enjoyable as possible.
Nice room, special food and after a trip it is nice to jump into the pool.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

unfortunately there were no ostriches on the farm due to recent bird flu, which was my main reason to book this accomodation, but it was still worth while
I stayed 2 nights and enjoyed it a lot
Rudi greeted me and helped me with lots of info about the farm, area and what to explore
I had booked a braai and it was delish...nice salad, juicy ostrich steak, lots of veg and a nice desert as well, which was served on my patio
breakfast is served in the manor house, and you wont leave hungry ;-)
the cottage was nice and clean. some decor was made of ostrich leather and little geranium blossoms on pillows and towels added to the nice touch.
the farm is in the "middle of nowhere" (10 minutes drive to Oudtshorn) really nice and quiet with a stunning starry sky
perfect location to base yourself for trips in the Karoo area (Cango caves, Swartberg pass)

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

My husband and I were directed to De Denne by another lodge nearby, and what a great discovery it was! We had our own little cottage, with an amazing view. The cottages are very beautiful and charmingly decorated, with an Edwardian fireplace and a great porch space and your own barbeque (we had a self-catering cottage) The service is great, Rudy, the manager on shift came in the evening to oversee everything was fine and he was very friendly, and explained a lot about ostriches. The pool was also a nice touch.
Air con and fans, shower, bathtub, kitchen, all mod cons.
I would love to go back and stay a few days, we fell in love with De Denne!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: De Denne Country Guest House
Address: De Denne Guest House | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 47 Speciality Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — De Denne Country Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
De Denne Country Guest House gives you tranquillity, spectacular views and soul touching moments. Sunsets you will never find elsewhere and hospitality to make you feel at home. Our accommodation comprises of 8 beautiful cottages and 5 ensuite bedrooms with views of the surrounding farmlands and majestic mountains.We also serve light meals in addition to our most popular BBQ Dinners.Perfect for romantic getaways or family fun time.Modern amenities with an old world charm – let the Little Karoo surround you! ... more   less 
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