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The Garden Route and the Little Karoo Hotels

La Plume Guest House

Pros

  • Beautiful views of the valley from the patio
  • Spacious bedrooms and en suite bathrooms
  • Terrific attention to detail (candles in bathrooms, sprigs of lavender on the pillow, etc.)

Cons

  • A 10-minute drive out of town
  • No room phones

Fodor's Review

This stylish guesthouse is set on a working ostrich farm on the Calitzdorp side of Oudtshoorn. The rooms are all individually decorated with beautiful antiques, and all of the bathrooms have Victorian claw-foot tubs. Guests meet for predinner drinks in the elegant lounge or on the veranda overlooking the valley. If you're keen on seeing what ostrich farming is all about, you can do an informal and informative tour with the owner of the farm—so much better than all the

hype you'd get at the show farms. The turnoff to the farm is 7 km (4 mi) west of Oudtshoorn and is well marked from the R62.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Volmoed, 14 km (9 mi) west of Oudtshoorn, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Phone:

044-272–7516; 082-820–4373

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 6 rooms, 4 suites, 2 2-bedroom cottages
  • Breakfast

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