My brother, six year old daughter and I stayed at Thabile Lodge for two nights this January, while on a driving trip in the Oudtshoorn area.
Len's charm and skills as a host made us feel at home. He made sure my daughter was well taken care letting her watch television in the comfy den, eat in her own area when she wanted and play with the friendly dogs and cats on premises including an enormous feline named Garfield . She loved her time here and, because of that, I could enjoy the company of the other guests without worrying about her all the time - much appreciated when traveling with a kiddy . Thabile was definitely kid friendly with a pool and a herd (?) of ostriches beside the driveway to look at (Don't touch because they are gnarly animals we learned during a visit to a local ostrich farm).
The dinners at Thabile are communal and held on the balcony of the main house. While this can be a drag, if you don't like the people staying with you, we had two nights of fantastic guests - conversation skipped along with the good food and generous servings of South African wine.
Because Len had the space, he let my brother have another cottage to himself while my daughter and I stayed in our own, at no extra cost. I appreciated this, although perhaps my brother did more.
The lodge is about ten minutes drive outside Oudtshoorn. All the cottages have views of the surrounding hills. I recommend it highly.
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