We had booked to stay for 1 night during our honeymoon at this ostrich farm. Upon arrival we were shown to our bedroom, which was dark, old fashioned & dusty. We were then informed that there were only 2 more people staying in the resort that night and the restaurant/bar would be closed. The gave us a time for taking us into Oudtshoorn and made a reservation for us at a restaurant in town otherwise we'd have gone hungry. I enquired about a trip of the farm the following morning and was told by the lady in reception that the owner was away and no one was available to show us around. I was extremely dissappointed with this as it was the major reason we booked here in the first place. I was told that we could go to another large ostrich farm instead (and pay)!!
The following morning, we went for breakfast, it was buffet style and my husband picked up a jug of warmed milk and it had obviously had been warmed several times over the previous days as it had developed a crust on the top of it. Everything in the restaurant, from the yoghurt to the napkins for the cutlery was decorated with a flower. Even the toast came wrapped in a napkin with you've guessed it decorated with "a flower".
We went to reception to check out after breakfast and I mentioned to the receptionist that the owners must be very religious but I said it was too much to impose on people, (beside our bed was a book on 7 ways to know God & around the property there were crucifixes everywhere from the cloudy pool to dated breakfast lounge) and she replied it's what they like. I belive an owners personal faith/feelings and tastes should not be overpowering to guests.
We left Oudtshoorn not one bit happy & this place was the low point of our honeymoon. It does not deserve the 4 star rating that it has in some brochures.
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