• a close up of a flower garden in front of a house

De Opstal Country Lodge

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.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 3.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

 £1,199  per person
Hotel Category
Trusted
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 442 Reviews
Tsitsikamma Forest Garden Route

Hotel highlights

  • 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

General Information

  • 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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

De Opstal Country Lodge

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

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 193
  • Very Good 138
  • Average 62
  • Poor 40
  • Terrible 9

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Dec 09, 2019

Very basic and disappointing food

Croydon, United Kingdom

The hotel is coveniently located for the Cango caves - 15 mins up the road - and that is about the best thing. Rooms were clean but pretty basic and the shower in our bathroom leaked all over the floor creating a large slip hazard. Food was poor by comparison with everywhwre alse we ate on our trip. The hotel grounds seemed attractive but as it was wet and cold we did not get the opportunity to use any of the outside facilities.
Oct 28, 2019

Cango

Cork, Ireland

Stayed here for one night , staff welcoming and helpful , had a very nice little cottage which was clean and comfortable on a nice setting . Really enjoyed the tour of the ostrich farm , our guide was brought us to three different farms and never rushed us. They could improve the food and also there was a mix up with our bookings for the meerkats which was shown to us on a WhatsApp message at dinner after we asked for water which we never received , this threw us out of gear with the back and forth showing of emails etc all during dinner . After all that the meerkat tour was cancelled due to weather which is no fault of the hotel or tour operator.
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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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