Oudtshoorn Accommodation at Rietfontein Ostrich Palace Hotel in the Karoo

Rietfontein Ostrich Palace

Guest House at R62 between Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn, Calitzdorp, 6660, Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests14
  • Units/Rooms7

About Rietfontein Ostrich Palace

The Potgieter family established Rietfontein Ostrich Farm in 1879 and today the fifth generation of Potgieters farm the giant birds among the dramatic Red Stone Hills. Rietfontein is the oldest established ostrich farm in the world.

Kobus and Elmaré Potgieter welcome visitors to Rietfontein with its ornate Ostrich Palace built in 1909 for Kobus’s great grandmother.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available in beautifully restored cottages, tastefully furnished, all with en suite bathrooms.

Ostrich Palace:
Part of the main house, furnished with a King size bed and has an ensuite bathroom with both bath and shower.

Emma:
Furnished with a King size bed (or twin beds) and has an ensuite bathroom with both bath and shower.

Hoepoe 1:
Furnished with a King size bed (or twin beds) and has an ensuite bathroom with both bath and shower. Interleads with Hoepoe 2.

Hoepoe 2:
Furnished with twin bed and has an ensuite bathroom with a shower. Interleads with Hoepoe 1.

Ostrich Nest 1:
Furnished with a Queen bed and has an ensuite bathroom with both bath and shower. Ostrich 1, 2 and 3 share a communal lounge with fireplace.

Ostrich Nest 2:
Furnished with a King bed (or twin beds) and has an ensuite bathroom with both bath and shower. Ostrich 1, 2 and 3 share a communal lounge with fireplace.

Ostrich Nest 3:
Furnished with a King bed (or twin beds) and has an ensuite bathroom with both bath and shower. Ostrich 1, 2 and 3 share a communal lounge with fireplace. This room has a private entrance.

Facilities:

• Swimming pool - outdoors, not heated
• Wheelchair friendly
• Free Wi-Fi
• Secure, free parking
• Wedding and conference facilities
• Laundry service
• Beautiful garden to relax and absorb the quiet Karoo sounds

Breakfast & Dining

Breakfast is served in the old barn and dinner is available on request.

Activities and Attractions

Ostrich Farm Rietfontein offers ostrich tours and a curio shop specialising in ostrich products and local handcrafts. There is plenty to do in the vicinity; it is an easy drive to the famous Cango Caves, also nearby is the Swartberg Pass to the pretty town of Prince Albert, with its breathtaking views. The Garden Route on the Indian Ocean coast is just over the mountains via the spectacular Outeniqua Pass or Robinson Pass.

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Amenities

In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Secretarial services
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Tour assistance

Accreditations

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  • ZAR 1400
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.546222
Longitude: 21.873878

Closest airport(s)
George Airport - 70km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

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