Our family of 4 stayed in the Hoepoe cottage for 2 evenings. Both rooms were beautifully furnished and spacious. Lots of soft towels and plenty of toiletries. The beds were very comfotable and we slept like babies! Very quiet evenings and the owls came right up to the cottage.The complimentary port was great!
Aaahh- breakfast: if only, only I had not indulged, I would have been a few pounds lighter- WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL breakfast- 3 courses! Starting with cereal and jogurt and a fruit kebab, followed by cold meats, cheeses, figs etc and then the hot food... excellent presentation. I ate so much because it looked so great!! The service was excellent! Dinner: Excellent- again.... I swear- I think I picked up 10 pounds in the 2 days LOL and I don't even mind. The breakfast varied on the 2 mornings as to keep it interesting for the guests but is was all superlicious!
Great and VERY LARGE round swimming pool- which we loved! The lodge supply swimming towels and you can order drinks (and eats) while at the swimming pool. Ounooi- the dog, enjoyed swimming with us. The kids just loved her.
We all agreed- next time we will stay a week! Well priced and within easy reach of Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn.
If you like peace and quiet, good service and delicious food at a great price- this is the palace to be! Thanks Kobus and Elmare- hope to see you again, soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The World's Oldest Working Ostrich Farm established in 1879, offers you 4 Star (TGCSA graded)and AA Superior accommodation in restored farm cottages.Restaurant offers you local and ostrich cuisine.Daily guided ostrich tours. Birder's paradise.Explore the Cango Caves, drive over the Majestic Swartberg Mountains to the little town of Prince Albert back to Rietfontein via Meiringspoort. ... more less
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