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“A gem in the karoo”
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La Plume
Ranked #7 of 81 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We used LA Plume as a one night stop over on our recent touring holiday and what a treat it turned out to be. After a long drive it was like an oasis in a desert. After a welcome swim and relax in the garden, our room turned out to be a fabulous experience of the wealthy lifestyle of the ostrich feather rich farmers. Our stay went from strength to strength as we enjoyed a wonderful evening meal(ostrich steak was stunning) and a perfect breakfast. Our host was great and sent us on our way with very useful information.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stopped here for two nights on our honeymoon and really liked the place.
It is a bit out of the way but the meals on both nights were very good, although it was the same menu both nights. Breakfast was also good, with plenty of choice.
Our room was beautifully done as was the bathroom. The setting was great with fantastic views. We were far to busy to use the pool, but it looked welcoming. Our car was washed each morning. The staff were very helpful. It was a lovely place to stay, but two nights was enough as it was too far out of the way for us to go for a meal elsewhere.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Vanessa C
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Had a one night stay here and wished we could have stayed longer. Were upgraded to the Silver Floss suite which was lovely. Staff helpful and attentive. When we return to South Africa we'll definitely stay longer here.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Annette C
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We stayed at La Plume on our way from Franschhoek to Plettenburg, and were only booked in here for one night. Our room was upgraded to a detached bungalow set in the grounds with a magnificent view over the surrounding countryside. The bathroom was enormous. The evening meal was excellent, as was the buffet breakfast. The swimming pool was great to cool off in after the long drive we'd just had. We wished we could have stayed longer because the staff were so welcoming and helpful. Our car was washed and ready for our departure - fantastic service.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank RayMagsandBruce
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Hotel situation convenient for 'meercat adventure' which was delightful, and Swartberg Pass. Large Room. Greeted and offered welcome drink, but there were some minor difficulties which marred our stay. Long way out of Outsdhoorn. Aircon situated directly above bed, noisy and blew cold air directly onto the bed. Door not secure ( another guest was able to open our door by pushing it hard despite it being locked! ) stayed 2 nights and meal offered in Restaurant was exactly the same both nights. ( choice of meat with salad and vegetable buffet). Good place for one night stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jollywheels
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

We recently spent one short night at the guest house, and it was most memorable. From the welcome drink, to the lovely evening meal which included Ostrich was fabulous. An interesting and informative tour of the farm was offered by the owner, and we learnt much about the farm, the history of the area, and its people. Our rental vehicle was washed and cleaned by the time we were ready to leave. That was a surprising treat. The staff definitely take pride in their work!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Don B
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

We spent 2 nights at the guest house, we were a party of 4 adults and were accommodated in the Plume cottage our accomm consisted of 2 bedrooms one with en suite separate bathroom and a sitting room. We would like to have been able to leave our windows open at night to capture the breezes Aussie style however there were no screens but this may also be a security issue. The breakfasts were delicious and Corlu was the perfect host. We enjoyed the history of the farm and views from our verandah to the mountains.

Stayed: January 2014
Thank Whyalla
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Corlu N, Manager at La Plume, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2014

Dear Whyalla

Thank you so much for your beautiful review!! Believe me when i say we really enjoyed having you as our guests! (4 Friends from 2 continents... See, we do remember you!!)

I'm always happy to hear that people had an enjoyable stay with us. As for the screens in front of the windows... NOT the prettiest attachment ever - it does spoil the view somewhat as well! We've had some rain in the weeks prior to your arrival (Which we are very thankful for!) and that is the main reason why you could not leave your windows open "Aussie style" - the mozzies would've carried you away "SA style"!!

Thank you for your kind comments - much appreciated!!

Kindest regards
Corlu

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Additional Information about La Plume

Address: Volmoed Road | (off the R62), Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
Price Range: £86 - £240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Plume 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Plume is a Boutique Guest House on a working ostrich, alfalfa and cattle farm with spectacular views of the Swartberg Mountains and the Olifants River Valley. A warm welcome awaits you at this charming 1902 Victorian homestead with its tranquil surroundings where Karin, the owner, has combined old-warm charm with modern comforts to ensure extraordinary service and personal attention. Our attention to detail, colour and texture is a contribution to the art of gracious living. ... more   less 
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