Hotel

De Opstal Country Lodge

De Opstal Country Lodge

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 3.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
412 Reviews
Guide Price £229 per person
Based on 05 March 19, staying for 4 nights bed & breakfast in a Superior Room (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A cosy hideaway with all the comforts of home

Spread through lush tropical gardens, De Opstal provides a unique stay in the heart of South Africa's ostrich country.

The original farm buildings, dating from 1830, have been lovingly retored in traditional Little Karoo style to create a cosy and intimate hideaway with all the comforts of home. Located just a few kilometres from Oudtshoorn, the lodge is in a perfect position to explore the many local sights.

  • Built in restored farm buildings
  • Small friendly lodge with home-from-home comforts
  • Rustic restaurant serving traditional breakfasts and hearty dinners
  • Saltwater swimming pool

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 21 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 5 hours from Cape Town Airport.

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

De Opstal Country Lodge

  • approx. 5 hours from Cape Town Airport.
412 Reviews 76% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 177
  • Very Good 131
  • Average 59
  • Poor 36
  • Terrible 9

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Oct 17, 2018

Delightful rustic resort

Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Greeted by Maurice to this delightful rustic resort and shown to our lodge. It was quirky, cosy and very different. Our lodge was a converted tobacco store! Maurice told us great stories of his life, so interesting. The land used to be a tobacco plant, then an ostrich farm. Lovely gardens, we managed a couple of hours around the pool. We ate in the restaurant and would recommend it, loved the ostrich pate. We did need to ask for lemon in our g and ts but this was soon arranged as someone picked one from the garden! Breakfast was good, attentive staff. Ann-Marie in reception very helpful and informative, booking us in Jemma’s for an evening meal and Maurice drove us there and collected us. Not many guests when we were there and I think this was to our advantage. We loved the quirkiness and rustic country feel. Ps, complimentary laundry service so had all our holiday washing done!
Oct 13, 2018

Bit chaotic

England, United Kingdom

It is some distance out from Oudtshoorn which is a nuisance. Resort is spread among a number of chalets with nice grounds. Covered parking. Normal amenities in room, a rather small corner bath that I couldn't reasonably use being quite tall but a good shower. Noisy fridge in room with only some water provided. An annoying person on check-in tried to organise me for the next few days even though my interest was mainly in getting to the room. First night stayed had their dinner which seems to have been a buffet meal but was disorganised, poorly explained, and poorly staffed. Cooking was generally okay. Breakfast was reasonable, fruit, cereals, juice, cooked breakfast etc. I think it might be more comprehensive when there were more guests - only had 3 tables on one morning. General service was slow and seemed to be a lack of communication amongst the staff. Free laundry was a nice touch. There was a matriculation party on the second night but it wrapped up by 10:30 so no complaints on the noise. (Hotel ratings for rooms should be a 4 but tripadvisor interface isn't allowing any more than a 2!)
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De Opstal Country Lodge

Facilities

Swimming Pool

Enjoy cooling off in the outdoor saltwater swimming pool.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in Public Areas

De Opstal Country Lodge

Room Types

Luxury Room

Ideal for the discerning traveller, these home away from home rooms offer 4-star facilities and décor and feature twin or double beds, a separate lounge, modern amenities and private patio.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Superior Room

Superior Rooms have one double bed or twin beds, shower, air conditioning, TV (on request), hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Towels included

Standard Room

Standard Rooms have twin or double beds, modern amenities, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Towels included
De Opstal Country Lodge

Food & Drink

Restaurant

Hearty style breakfasts are served in the spacious restaurant. Dinner consists of an a la carte menu from locally sourced ingredients.Breakfast opening times are as follows:Summer (Jan-Apr and Sep-Dec) 7:00-9:00am Winter (May-Aug) 8:00-10:00am Restrictions: Booking for dinner is essential. The restaurant will not open if less then 6 people book for dinner.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

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