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Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
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Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

I would recommend staying at this accommodation. There are lovely restaurants nearby, the facilities are great and there is great value for money. All members of staff are friendly too, plus seeing ostriches from the cottage is always a plus!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

We spent three nights here after a very busy 10 day tour of Kruger. Why did we end up here - to experience Meercats with Devey (see Meercat Adventures). It was lovely and quiet and what a great part of SA, stunning scenery lovely little town with a great museum and good restaurants. The bungalow was very clean spacious and comfortable. We had breakfast one morning which wasn't the best but this would be a minor gripe. Special mention to Marlene who was absolutely brilliant, nothing was too much trouble and she is so bubbly and friendly she is a real credit to the establishment. Much praise to Boy the gardener who does an absolutely brilliant job with stunning results and the smell of lavender is gorgeous. If you are looking for somewhere to self cater, this is the place.

If you are out and about, be mindful that the Swartzberg pass is not for the faint hearted or those with no head for heights. I wouldn't want to do it again despite the magnificent views!

Room Tip: Despite no aircon ask for bungalow 1, it is the old farmhouse and is lovely with very cool rooms as...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank diana k
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

Very well appointed cottage, clean and well serviced.We stayed for two nights including two breakfasts each and a special one off evening meal ,all excellent. A good place to access the area
including the Cango Caves.A warm and friendly atmosphere that ensures a return visit.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Janet S
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Beautiful setting, wonderful hospitality and a breakfast that you would want every day.
Berluda offers very good service and the warm reception from Tannie Schoeman made one feel special. This is certainly wortth a visit - close to all that you will want to see and do.

thanks for a memorable stay.

Hedi and Chris

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

On our three week's SA trip we only stayed in B&B's, also with a Berluda Farm Cottage. Compared with other places in the same price range and also taken into consideration the location (rural SA area), we think Berluda is overpriced. Although people and staff were very friendly and welcoming the place needs some refurbishment to make the price acceptable (e.g. moldy shower, bathroom equipment fell off during our stay, etc.).
Highlight, however, was the breakfast: delicious and lots of things homemade!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Our friends from Cape Town booked 2 rooms at this Bed and Breakfast since their 'usual' inn, De Opstal (owned by another member of the family), was full. We were all thrilled with their choice and the welcome from Rosie Schoeman and her family was warm with hugs for everyone.
A farm that has been in the family for 200 years, the Berluda is named after a type of apricot originally grown on the property. You will find these dried apricots packaged as a little 'turn down' treats. The rooms are lovely, warm and friendly and the grounds are beautiful. Each bathroom has a jacuzzi tub, but we had so much to see and do in the area, unfortunately we didn't get to try it.
We booked dinner the first night in the farmhouse great room where all the upholstered furniture was covered in durable, colourful ostrich skins. Dinner was home-cooked with Ostrich patties and 'Boboti' while breakfast offered scrambled ostrich eggs and beyond fresh fruit salads and juices.
We roamed the grounds to check out the self-contained cottages but we enjoyed staying in the main farmhouse. Our friends were so impressed with the Berluda that they booked the large separate farmhouse room with kitchen and fireplace for their son and his wife as a future celebratory weekend.
Unfortunately, due to the Ostrich cull (due to Bird Flu- Sept- Oct? 2011), we saw only one male and female Ostrich on the property. However, the Berluda is across the road from the Cango Ostrich Farm where you can feed, be 'hugged' by an ostrich and learn the history of the Ostrich in this special valley. Laura Schoeman provided a wonderful overview of Ostrich farming for us and all in all, we would stay there again in a minute!
Since it was spring, a gorgeous time in the valley, white roses and lavender were blooming everywhere and made our 2 night stay extra pleasant. We even had a key to our own 19th century style sitting room where we made tea on the afternoon of a wonderful sunny day. In this room, guests have their choice of wine available on the honour system with very reasonable prices listed and a wooden cupboard full of sparkling glasses.
Rosie and Laura are wonderful hosts and we hope to return to experience their great hospitality again some time.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank librarygirrrl
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Reviewed 1 December 2011

I stayed in one of Berluda's cottages with my husband, parents and our toddler son. During our trip around the Karoo and Garden Route we stayed in a variety of different accommodations, but this was by far the favourite for all of us. The owners were super friendly and helpful, even presenting us with home made bread 2 days running! The cottage itself was very cosy and comfortable and spotlessly clean, just what a good farm stay should be. The view of the Swartberg mountains from our stoep was stunning. I was very sad to leave.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank Tumeka
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Address: Schoemanshoek, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 52 Speciality Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range: £66 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on route to the Cango Caves, in the Schoemanshoek Valley (14 kilometers north of Oudtshoorn), Berluda is an intimate guesthouse experience. 7 En suite bedrooms in the original Farmhouse and 8 self catering cottages. 2 Swimming pools are available to guests. Ostriches, apricot orchards, and hikes can be undertaken to enjoy the special indigenous vegetation. 4 X 4 routes and mountain biking. Ideal for family/friends reunions. ... more   less 
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