About Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
Set on route to the Cango Caves, in the tranquil and picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley (14 kilometers from Oudtshoorn), Berluda is an intimate guesthouse experience. Well known for its authentic South African farm hospitality and traditional Klein Karoo cuisine, it offers 7 en-suite bedrooms in the original Farmhouse, and 8 self catering cottages. With luxury touches such as air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, jacuzzi baths and fine linen, this self-catering option is for the discerned traveller.
The restaurant offers breakfast & dinners (reservations only). The beautiful lush gardens have 2 swimming pools and Berluda is furthermore a paradise for bird-watchers. Surrounded by apricot orchards (the origin of the name "Berluda"), as well as our famous Karoo veld, where long hikes can be undertaken to enjoy the special indigenous vegetation, Berluda is the place for families with children of all ages. Also ideal for those annual family reunions or if you want to treat your friends and family to a special birthday.
Owner, Piet Schoeman, runs one of the largest working ostrich farms in the area, and was elected the Western Cape’s “Young Farmer of the year 2006”. Come and experience a real working ostrich farm in all its diversity - from the breeding process, the incubation of the eggs and the raising of small and larger chicks.
Room 1 - Matilda’s Room
Honeymoon suite with queen size bed and private patio overlooking swimming pool and lush garden. Spacious, light room with en-suite bathroom including Jacuzzi bath, separate toilet and shower. Includes self-catering facilities with fully equipped kitchen, small lounge / kitchen, as well as private BBQ facilities. DSTV. Named after the eldest Schoeman daughter, Matilda.
Room 2 - Jannie and Rosie’s Room
Luxury room with twin beds. Private patio overlooking garden and mountains. Spacious en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate toilet and shower and double basins. Named after the late Jannie Schoeman, and his wife Rosie, the matriarch of the family who started Berluda 10 years ago.
Room 3 - Lettie’s Room
Beautiful Victorian room with twin beds and private patio overlooking garden. En-suite bathroom includes Jacuzzi bath, separate toilet and shower. Named after the youngest daughter, Lettie.
Room 4 - Fanie’s Room
Spacious light room with antique interior and private patio overlooking garden. Twin beds and large en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate toilet and shower and double basins, accessible for wheelchairs. Named after the eldest son, Fanie.
Room 5 - Ouma Lettie’s Room
Lovely, cosy room with twin beds and private patio overlooking garden. En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate toilet and shower and double basins. Named after the grandmother, Ouma Lettie, that lived with the family at Berluda.
Room 6 - Piet’s Room
Spacious black and white decorated room with twin beds and private patio overlooking garden and mountains. En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate toilet and shower and double basins. Named after owner, Piet Schoeman.
Room 7 - Luxury Honeymoon:
Luxury Honeymoon Suite with king size bed and en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi and separate shower. Fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, private BBQ area outside and DSTV. Free Wi-Fi. Luxury interior with antique furniture and ostrich leather upholstering.
Lovingly restored, original farmstead with 2 bedrooms and spacious bathroom, ideal for families. Jacuzzi bath with separate toilet and shower and double basins. Bedroom 1 has a double bed and bedroom two has two single beds. In the living area there is one double sleeper coach. Fully equipped kitchen with fireplace and TV. Patio with stunning views overlooking the Schoemanshoek Valley. Private Braai facilities. Sleeps maximum six. Swimming pool nearby.
Honeymoon cottage with queen bed and fully equipped kitchen. En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower and toilet. Private Braai facilities and lovely view over the Swartberg Mountains. TV in room. Maximum 2 people. Swimming pool nearby.
Newly built cottage with private patio and braai facilities and stunning view. Two bedrooms (1 double bed, 2 single beds) and one bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate toilet and shower. Fully equipped kitchen with TV in lounge. Lovely view of the mountains. Maximum 5 people. Swimming pool nearby.
Lovely newly built cottage with private patio, braai facilities and stunning views. Wooden floors and antique furniture. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms, ideal for families. Sleeps max 5. One bathroom with bath and shower, one with shower and toilet only. Fully equipped kitchen and TV in lounge. Swimming pool nearby.
Newly built cottage with wooden floors and antique interior. Bedroom 1 has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and Jacuzzi bath. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds with en-suite shower and toilet. Fully equipped kitchen and TV, as well as private patio and braai facilities. Lovely view. Near swimming pool. Ideal for families. Max 5 people.
The ideal breakaway from the city – private and close to nature. Newly built cottage with wooden floors and cosy interior. Stunning views from private patio with braai facilities. Ideal for couples. Two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, each with Jacuzzi bath, separate toilet and shower. TV and fully equipped kitchen. Sleeps max 4. Swimming pool nearby.
Cottage 7 & 8 (Luxury):
Luxury self-catering cottages with 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Each bathroom with jacuzzi and separate toilet and shower. DSTV, fully equipped kitchen and private BBQ facilities. Stunning view.
If you are looking for peace and quite in a beautiful country setting, with fine touches in hospitality, you need to look no further - be our guest at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages! We will do our utmost to assure the best possible experience in personal service and sincere South African farm hospitality.