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Rietfontein Ostrich Palace

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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“course meal”(11 reviews)
“ostrich farm”(21 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Whilst this does not have the highest rating on some sites, I guess because of a lack of TV, it is by far the best place we have stayed at on the Klein Karoo, in our 12 years of visiting the area. Our hosts were...More

Thank walawton
Response from Rietf_Ostrich_Palace, Owner at Rietfontein Ostrich PalaceResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you for your review. It was wonderful meeting you and we look forward to your next review.

Reviewed May 16, 2018

We spent two nights here with our grandchildren. The location is quite remote but the scenery was magnificent with the mountains as a backdrop and the ambience so peaceful and natural. We had the old farmhouse, filled with with period furniture to ourselves where we...More

Thank Louise T
Response from Rietf_Ostrich_Palace, Owner at Rietfontein Ostrich PalaceResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you Louise for exploring what our farm and area has to offer. Was lovey hosting you ad the grandchildren. We look forwar to another visit.

Reviewed April 18, 2018

We arrived at noon just "from the road" at this little paradise near the R62 asking for a visit to the Ostrich farm (which appeared to be the wrong time of the day). Instead of complaining about the disturbance at lunchtime, Elmaré, the landlady, offered...More

Thank Klaus W
Response from Rietf_Ostrich_Palace, Owner at Rietfontein Ostrich PalaceResponded July 31, 2018

Klaus it was lovely meeting you both, it was only a pleasure to have you here on the farm, looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed April 12, 2018

Very nice room, excellent food and surrounded by nature and peace & quiet. I whished we could have stayed longer and if we had known what a gem this place is, we would have booked more nights! Extremely enjoyable!

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Thank bvoore707796
Response from Rietf_Ostrich_Palace, Owner at Rietfontein Ostrich PalaceResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you for your review. I too wish you could have stayed longer, next time definitely.

Reviewed April 12, 2018

We had a great experience visiting Rietfontein ostrich palace. It is a farm with beautiful old buildings,surrounded with red mountains. It is calm like piece of heaven. The food in the restaurant was gourmet. Our hosts were welcoming and charming.We recommend this place as a...More

Thank Atalia K
Response from Rietf_Ostrich_Palace, Owner at Rietfontein Ostrich PalaceResponded July 31, 2018

Hallo Atalia, thank you for the lovely review. Was great hosting you all on our farm.

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Description
The World's Oldest Working Ostrich Farm established in 1879, offers you 4 Star (TGCSA graded)and AA Superior accommodation in restored farm cottages.Restaurant offers you local and ostrich cuisine.Daily guided ...More ostrich tours. Birder's paradise.Explore the Cango Caves, drive over the Majestic Swartberg Mountains to the little town of Prince Albert back to Rietfontein via Meiringspoort. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$88 - US$120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$88 - US$120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
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Dining (11)
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