Gumtree Guest House in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape

Gumtree Guest House

Guest House / Self Catering at 139 Church Street, Oudtshoorn, Karoo, Cape Town, South Africa. Show on Map

About Gumtree Guest House

Gumtree Guest House is one of the finest accommodation options in Oudtshoorn, overlooking the Grobbelaars River and the historic Suspension Bridge. This guest house offers luxury and charm, in the shade of a century old giant Gumtree. We are very close to the centre of town but have a beautiful view. Many restaurants and attractions are as little as three minutes, and no more than 10 minutes, walking distance for guests.

Enjoy professional, efficient and friendly service from your hosts, Phil & Linda Putzel, who believe they have found a perfect location at Gumtree Guest House to share with guests, after having spent 25 years living in Europe, USA and Asia.


All our rooms offer the comforts of air conditioning, hairdryers, toiletries, electric blankets, free WiFi Internet access, TVs, tea / coffee trays and minibar fridges. Each room has its own external entrance from the garden.

Four of the rooms open onto a wooden deck which faces the river, Suspension Bridge and Swartberg Mountains. Sitting on the deck taking in the scenery is very peaceful.

We also have a two-bedroom self-catering cottage available which is ideal for a family of four and includes fridge, microwave, double hotplate, toaster and kettle. Additional amenities available to guests include secure off-street parking, satellite television, laundry services, and telephone / fax facilities.

The garden and pool-deck offer stunning vistas of the Swartberg Mountains. Mornings are special as the many varieties of birds in the garden are at their most active. The resident Hadida Ibises are frequently to be seen and heard around the river, while Anker the Owl is sometimes found perched in the Gumtree in the early morning.

The West-facing pool-deck captures the afternoon sun making it ideal for relaxing after a busy day, and it often witnesses a spectacular sunset. One may enjoy a sundowner on the bar deck during the summer months, and appreciate the warmth generated by the fireplaces in the bar, lounge and dining rooms during chilly winter nights. The cosy bar is ideal for pre-dinner cocktails or post-dinner nightcaps.

Breakfast and Dining

Health, Continental or Farm-style breakfasts are served. Evening meals are available on request and braai (barbeque), facilities are available in the garden and on the pool-deck.

Additional amenities include

• Off street secure parking
• Wireless internet access
• Lounge and dining room with fireplace
• Picnic baskets on request
• Dinner on request
• Swimming pool
• Sports bar - fully licensed
• Exclusive wine / farm / historical tours arranged
• Hiking, horse-riding, golfing, squash and tennis courts nearby
• Airport transfer and Day Tours arranged
• Hairdressing, shopping centre and beauty salons within walking distance

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by Gumtree Guest House)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.588418999666665
Longitude: 22.201094833333332

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 400km
George Airport - 60km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
April 2011 - 8 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Really, what more can a couple visiting from another city ask for. The Gumtree Guest House made our stay in Oudshoorn truly special. Everything was...

Charlie M, Cape Town Travellers' Rating


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