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Mooiplaas Guesthouse
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Blackboys, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Higly recommended”
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Many repeat visits Andre is a star, your hospitality is outstanding, the staff are great so friendly and nothing too much trouble. the ostrich tour was great - holding the babies was awesome. The setting is glorious, the pool lovely and the rooms wonderful. This was our second stay and we will certainly come again and will recommend you to one and all. The ostrich steaks for dinner are superb and cooked beautifully.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely and peaceful
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

We spent 2 nights at Mooiplaas guesthouse with our 4 children, and the full family really enjoyed it... Very nice environment, excellent service quality, beautiful and clean bedrooms, great family room, but the best was the ostrich experience...
The ostrich BBQ dinner was simply outstanding (the meat was excellent, the shiraz wine a perfect combination), and the ostrich farm tour a great experience, particularly the visit of the incubators with the babies getting out of the eggs, as well as the visit of the kindergarten with all these one week old ostriches... Needless to say that the kids particularly enjoyed taking the babies in their hands...
Net net, an overall great experience and a place that we recommend without hesitation...

Room Tip: We were in the family cottage on the other side of the road... It is particularly pleasant and calm...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

I booked this guest house on line via bookings.com. All we wanted was somewhere to stay for the night and to see a few ostriches. We got a bit lost and emailed the property who answered straight back with helpful instuctions, and we soon found it. We were greeted by Andre the lovelist host we has ever had the pleasure of meeting, he was the manager on duty that day and one of lifes gems. He showed us to our room, and just was so welcoming, we immediately felt at home. He asked if we had dinner plans, which we hadn't and since we'd just driven from Franschhoek we were quite tired. Andre then suggested that we might like to have supper at the house as he was cooking a braai - ostrich of course. Well what a wonderful three course meal we had, followed by Andre entertaining us and a few of the other guests with a bit of the story of the farm, and arming us with some knowledge of ostrich leather and feathers. We ended up having unexpected great night of fun. A nice lttle touch was that when we got back to our room there were nibbles and glasses of port by the bedside.
Breakfast the following morning was lovely - scrambled ostrich eggs of course, was on the menu along with bacon sausages etc.
After breakfast we attended the ostrich farm tour with some of the other guests that were staying, and now what I don't know about the life cycle, history, and nurturing of an ostrich isn't worth knowing. The guy who's name I have forgotten was really interesting, and so knowelegable. We went into the incubator room, and then to to nursery where the 1 day old ostriches were kept, and were allowed to cuddle them. I was ever to tempted to pop one in my bag they were just so cute, but sanity prevailed.
We loved this place so much that we decided to stay an unscheduled 2nd night it was that nice.
The luxury room was really comfortable, flat screen TV, nice furnishing, bath products, big bathroom, comfortable bed and the view from the room is spectacular over the countryside. The house also has a lovely warm outdoor pool, and sun loungers to relax on. It also has pretty fast free WIFI, which is always nice when you're on holiday.
Would I go back - Yes most certainly.
Drawbacks - It's about 10km from town if you wanted to venture out at night, you'd have to drive. However we didn't find this a problem as found everything we needed on site.
The actual property is across the road from the ostrich farm, and there are daily tours at 930am which

Room Tip: Go for a luxury room, they are very much nicer. However the non luxury is perfectly fine, just a lit...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Omer, Israel
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

Our family stayed for 2 nights at Mooiplass Guesthouse on our Oudtshoorm region trip. It was perfect. The rooms where great, amazing hospitality (great recommendation from them on what to do) and the breakfast was great. The B&B is a bit far from the city center (about 10 km) but it worth the driving.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Pretoria
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

I have stayed at Mooiplaas a couple of times for quite a lengthy period of time ( 2 to 3 weeks) . It is the only place to stay........ especially when you are far away from home for so long! The accommodation is superb, the service is even better and the staff ...... what can I say? Professional, but always accommodating, goes out of their way to make the stay super special and makes you feel totally at home!Nothing is too much trouble! I love the place and the people ...and yes, that is my no 1 home away from home.

Room Tip: Self catering units are great for long stays especially. Magnificent sunsets, fquiet arm atmosphere...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

A few minutes drive from oudtshoorn with welcoming bougainvillea hedges lies Mooiplaas guest house. Par excellence is the only work I have for this place.
Rooms were superbly decorated with their own little sitting spaces behind and had a long corridor with a fire place and comfy sofas to lounge around. Breathtaking views of the Outeniqua Mountains and being in the midst of the Klein Karoo are an added advantage.
Attention to details presented itself in the form of me discovering rose petals in my
Toilet, this is only a sample. The range of toiletries was fit for a king and queen.
It is an experience that has to be savoured. Special mention to Andre who was ever ready to help with anything. Was too cold to use the pool.Hope to be back there sometime.

Room Tip: The rooms in the first wing facing the pool are great.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

This guest house is a 10-15 minutes drive from the town of Oudtshoorn. More like a farm stay the Mooiplaas is in a picturesque setting surrounded by numerous farms and offers a delightful stay. Take a stroll around sunset/sunrise with your camera and you will be richly rewarded with beautiful pictures.
There are 19 rooms, a pool and a restaurant in the property and the rooms are tastefully done and have a fridge, mini bar, coffee maker, oven and a TV. Flowers, leaves and petals are placed in several places in the room and the bathroom and they are lovely.One can relax in the long verandas in the evening and also order dinner which is expensive (by SAF standards) at 200 Rand per person. You would be better off driving to Oudtshoorn for dinner at half the price. Breakfast is good and you could choose to have Ostrich eggs and meat. Internet is free but very slow.
The Manager Andre and the lady who owns the place are attentive and make you feel at home. I love this place and so would you – highly recommended.

Room Tip: Pick any room in the ground level and you can't go wrong.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Mooiplaas Guesthouse
Address: Mooiplaas | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 46 Speciality Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Mooiplaas Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mooiplaas Guesthouse is situated 10 km outside Oudtshoorn with magnificent views over the Swartberg Mountains. We do Farms tours that will give you more information about the Ostriches and the history of the Farm and Keller Family. We do serve dinner, real South African cuisine on the open fire with true Klein Karoo hospitality. ... more   less 
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