Oudtshoorn Accommodation at Rietfontein Ostrich Palace Hotel in the Karoo
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  • Rooms/Units7

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Rietfontein Ostrich Palace is one of the highly recommended Calitzdorp guest houses and provides accommodation in 7 guest rooms for tourists visiting the Karoo region.

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.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • 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)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)

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

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Superior Deluxe King / Twin Room

This Deluxe Double or Twin room offers a seating area and a bathroom with separate shower and bath. (Beds are King-size but can be converted to twin beds - please request this after confirming your booking, if required). The air-conditioned room is equipped with tea-and-coffee-making facilities, a mini fridge, hairdryer, radio clock, TV and bathrobes. Heaters and electric blankets are provided in winter. The patio offers views of the farmlands and mountains and the room is located a few yards from the main house and restaurant.

  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • 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)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Deluxe Room - King / Twin

This Deluxe Double or Twin room offers a seating area and a bathroom with separate shower and bath. (Beds are King-size but can be converted to twin beds - please request this after confirming your booking, if required) The air-conditioned room is equipped with tea-and-coffee-making facilities, a mini fridge, hairdryer, radio clock, TV and bathrobes. Heaters and electric blankets are provided in winter. The patio offers views of the farmlands and mountains and the room is located a few yards from the main house and restaurant.

  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • 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)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Standard Room - King / Twin

Located away from the main house and restaurant, these rooms feature a private entrance are furnished with a King size bed (can be converted to twin beds - please request this after confirming your booking, if required). The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower. They are each equipped with air-conditioning, tea-and-coffee-making facilities, a mini fridge and a TV.

  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • 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)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Standard Room - Twin / King

Located away from the main house and restaurant, these rooms feature a private entrance are furnished with a King size bed (can be converted to twin beds - please request this after confirming your booking, if required). The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower. They are each equipped with air-conditioning, tea-and-coffee-making facilities, a mini fridge and a TV.

  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • 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)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

1 Review from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

The ostrich palace is a fantastic place, beautifully furnished and the hosts and food were amazing. Superb pool with great views towards the mountains. We would recommend to anyone travelling the R 62 in south Africa

October 2018

Ronald Saywell (Leamington spa uk)

Need to Know

Response timeRietfontein Ostrich Palace typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)George Airport - 70km

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since June 2015

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