This elegant Victorian house offers history, charm and a peaceful setting amongst beautifully manicured gardens. The relaxed atmosphere and comfortable rooms make this a welcoming property to return to after exploring the area’s natural and historic attractions.
La Plume Guest House
A warm welcome awaits at La Plume, where the staff are on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The guesthouse is homely, furnished with a collection of antiques, comfortable seating in rich fabrics and plush rugs over polished, tiled floors.
There's plenty of space to relax, as well as a variety of activities to participate in, including nature walks and birdwatching. A swimming pool lies in the spacious garden, and in the summer you can relax on the veranda, where you can take in views of the Swartberg Mountains over the Olifant River Valley. Be sure to ask about the morning farm tour, where you'll learn about the history and way of life on this family-run working farm.
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The 16 rooms and suites, each named after different ostrich feathers, are housed in cottages within the grounds. Each has a charmingly rustic, farmhouse feel, featuring stable doors and tiled floors. The decor and furnishings are of high quality, made from local materials, with many rooms featuring antique furniture for a hint of colonial extravagance.
In addition to the Luxury room category, the property offers a spacious Honeymoon Suite and a grand Superior Suite, both with stand-alone bath tubs. There's also a two bedroom cottage featuring two bathrooms, two lounges and a kitchenette, which is ideal for families or groups of friends. This can be converted into two separate suites if required.
The property is situated 15 kilometres outside Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo, which is famous for being the 'ostrich capital of the world'.
Food and drink
Dinners are home-style affairs, featuring an array of local South African specialities. The quality of the food is something La Plume is very proud of, and you can even try ostrich from the farm. A picnic basket can be prepared for you to take on your daytime activities if requested in advance.
Families are very welcome at La Plume and can be comfortably accommodated in the two bedroom cottage.
Facilities and activities
Nature walks, birdwatching, mountain biking or cycling can be arranged from the property. La Plume is also within easy access to hot springs, the ostrich capital of Oudtshoorn and several wine estates where you can sample the local produce. On site there's a large outdoor pool lined with sun loungers.
When visiting Oudtshoorn, what better place to stay than on a working ostrich farm? This is an intimate and charming choice, offering comfortable accommodation in a pleasant setting. It's definitely worth taking advantage of the option to dine at the guesthouse in the evening, where a delicious three course meal of local dishes can be savoured.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Family-run, The Thorntree offers a comfortable stay and is a base from which to explore Oudtshoorn and the surrounding area, including the spectacular Cango Caves. The food here is excellent.