Adley House Guest House in Oudtshoorn, Karoo

Adley House

Bed & Breakfast at 209 Jan van Riebeeck Road, Oudtshoorn, 6625, Karoo, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests28
  • Units/Rooms14

About Adley House

Adley House is 100 years old (1905 - 2010). Built in 1905 by Sidney Herbert Adley during the ostrich feather "boom" period, this magnificent Victorian sandstone mansion was bought by Pieter and Hilda Retief in 1990 and restored to its former glory.

In 1994 Hilda started a B&B with 2 rooms. Adley House, because of its popularity, now has 14 rooms and has become a 4 star Guest House with all the necessary amenities - a retreat for you to enjoy.


Situated in a quiet upmarket residential area on an acre of land with 2 pools and lush gardens - Adley House is within walking distance of the centre of town with some of the best restaurants in the country and of course the excellent ostrich cuisine and local wines.


Fourteen large en-suite individually decorated rooms to make your stay a pleasant one. All rooms offer modern, quiet remote controlled air-conditioners, remote controlled channel TV, fully stocked fridges, tea and coffee trays, overhead fans and electric blankets, telephones and fax facilities. There is also a daily laundry service available.


Pieter and Hilda are true South Africans, have lived in Oudtshoorn for 40 years and manage Adley House personally - will be able to give you all the info you require about our town and the surrounding area. Hilda is known worldwide for her excellent South African breakfast with freshly baked rolls or "vetkoek" every morning. In the evening, on request, we may braai (barbecue) or you can have a four course meal - real South African style. Ostrich steaks are our speciality!


World famous Cango caves
Ostrich show farms
Game farms with night drives
Cango Wildlife Ranch
World famous Swartberg Pass & Meiringspoort
Little Karoo fauna & flora
364 days a year of wonderful sunshine
Beautiful warm quiet evenings


In 1948 Adley House was bequeathed to the war fund - housed 16 Polish orphans until the early sixties. The orphanage was managed by Major McMoron and his wife as if it were a typical English hotel. The boys had to be dressed for evening meals, enjoyed English breakfasts, were taught table manners along with all the wonderful English traditions and etiquette. Some of them settled in South Africa and we have had visits from them and their families revisiting Adley House and reviving past memories.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (dial up)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation Highly RecommendedRecommended on TripAdvisor

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  • ZAR 1666
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.587893
Longitude: 22.194549

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 418km
George Airport - 55km

Children policy
Children of all ages welcome.

Listed on
December 2005 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

Amazing breakfast and cool tranquil room and surrounding gardens. Great...

Kathryn Marshall, Johannesburg Travellers' Rating


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