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Mooiplaas Guesthouse
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

We were two couples and we stayed here during a very busy time of the year - the KKNK festival. But taste and attention to great service will not disappoint. The spacious apartments (not rooms) exceeded my expectations. So did all the small attention to detail. The hot breakfast is a gourmet experience. The rooms are spacious and with all the required amenities. The guesthouse is situated on a secluded, beautiful farm with a nice garden and swimming pool. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Our group was greeted by Andre, settled into unique, well-appointed rooms and spent a relaxing afternoon on our porches. We had ostrich for dinner along with excellent wine. If you want to relax, this is the place. My only regret is that we spent only one night there.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
Thank SheHarvey
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Mooiplaas was really a pleasant surprise. We wanted to stay on an ostrich farm while in the Oudtschoorn area and Mooiplaas turned out to be an excellent choice. We did not want to be in town and although we did visit, we were glad to be just ten minutes by car out of Oudtschoorn yet close to all the sights that we wanted to see.

Mooiplass was a clean and very comfortable guest house on a wide terrain of many surrounding ostrich farms with very serene scenery. However, I think it is a bit misleading to have as its prime advertising photo a shot of the Cape Dutch architecture homestead with a bunch of ostriches in the front -- as there no ostriches running around the property as we originally thought and somehow hoped. But because we had read other comments on Trip Advisor we realized that because of Avian flu in the past few years, the ostriches were not as per the photos. There were horses and donkeys though.

Knowing this, we still opted to stay on a working ostrich farm as we wanted to get a feel for the area and had planned visits to many sights nearby including ostrich show farms. On the way from Mooiplaas to Outdschoorn, one does pass so many fields with ostriches grazing -- and it is so quiet in the area, that all we had to do was stop our car by the side of the road and get many photos of ostriches in the fields who all seem actually quite eager to be photographed. The guest house does offer optional tours of their farm facility at a small fee -- which we did not opt to do mainly because of the timing of the tours and the fact that we were going to see ostrich show farms and saw sooooo many ostriches in the surrounding area.

The guest house has a very accommodating staff and all our queries were promptly answered.
Our room was actually like a small apartment with a large modern bedroom overlooking the fields and mountains in the background, a large well equipped bathroom and a living area with kitchenette. There is a terrace in front of the bedroom and an easy parking area behind the other side of the apartment.

We opted to eat at dinner at Mooiplaas as it was more convenient to do that than to drive back into Outschoorn -- especially after a long day of touring. Dinner and breakfast both were served in a great farm-house atmosphere and the food was great comfort food -- very tasty and well presented. We had the option of having ostrich BBQ steak and it was delicious. We also tried ostrich egg omelette for breakfast and it was quite a treat.

André who was the manager on duty during our stay was fantastic - giving us great tips as to local shopping, places to visit and just always being able to help out when needed.

Another nice treat was coming back to our room after dinner and finding a candle lit on our patio table with a small bottle of port and two glasses waiting for us.

We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank swane
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

My parents and I set off from Cape Town for a weeks trip in the Klein Karoo and along the Garden Route, never having travelled in this part of South Africa we weren't sure what to expect. After a long drive, We were greeted at Mooiplaas Guesthouse with big smiles and a glass of something yummy.
Everything about our stay was perfect, the room facilities were great, (good towels - always a good sign) After a dip in the pool, we arranged to have dinner when we arrived and it was delicious! Simple but delicious! Ben cooked a perfect Ostrich fillet on the braai!
Sabrina, the manager on duty, was extremely helpful, and dealt with all our requests and questions, arranged tickets for us to the congo caves, it was great to not have to deal with those things.
Overall, I cannot rate this guesthouse enough, it ticked all the boxes.

Room Tip: Our room was right in front of the pool and by the parking area and although we were not disturbed a...
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank HoneyHaslemere
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

The hotel is really amazing, great structure, rooms, garden, swimming pool and every detail are perfect. The dinner is based on ostrich meat and vegetable, very tasty.
It is the ideal place to know the world of ostrich.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank gousteau
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Excellent guesthouse with superb restaurant. The ostrich steak as prepared by Ben, is the best one we ever had. Overall services very good. Linked with Highgate Ostrich Farm nearby. Rooms have all required facilities, including terrace and garden furniture. Cars are washed prior to departure.

Room Tip: All rooms seem to be good.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

For any visitor to the beautiful and tranquil Klein Karoo, Mooiplaas epitomises true Klein Karoo hospitality ! Excellent service and hospitality ! The private Ostrich tours are a must do ! They are also very helpfull to assist with arranging scenic tours to the Swartberg Pass andbo other local attractions.

Room Tip: Fantastic panoramic views over the Swartberg Mountains !
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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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 49 Speciality Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range: £85 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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