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Rietfontein Ostrich Palace

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Exterior detail
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Luxury Room - King / Twin | Terrace/patio
Luxury Room - King / Twin | Terrace/patio

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Rietfontein Ostrich Palace

3.5 star property
Mountain guesthouse in Oudtshoorn with outdoor pool and restaurant

8,0/10 Very good

7 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
On Route R62, (Between Oudtshoorn & Calitzdorp), Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, 6620

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About this area


  • Bella de Karoo - 4 min drive

About this property

Rietfontein Ostrich Palace

Rietfontein Ostrich Palace is a great choice for a stay in Oudtshoorn. You can splash around at the outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this Victorian guest house include a terrace and a garden.



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 7 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 7 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Built in 1909
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Rietfontein Ostrich Palace Lodge Oudtshoorn
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Frequently asked questions

Does Rietfontein Ostrich Palace offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rietfontein Ostrich Palace does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Rietfontein Ostrich Palace?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Rietfontein Ostrich Palace?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Rietfontein Ostrich Palace?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Rietfontein Ostrich Palace?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rietfontein Ostrich Palace?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Rietfontein Ostrich Palace and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and ziplining. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the guesthouse's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Rietfontein Ostrich Palace?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Bella de Karoo (2.1 mi).
Does Rietfontein Ostrich Palace have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.



Very good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Poor

Be very careful if booking this property especially through Expedia. While booking a series of properties for a tour of the western cape I failed to notice that the calendar on the third booking, Rietfontein, had reverted to the current date this year instead of the date we reqd for next year. This was realised as soon as the confirmation came thru and Expedia were contacted immediately. Unfortunately neither Expedia or the Hotel were prepared to change the booking to the dates reqd. The attitude being that we have your money its not our problem .. Not really what could be considered customer service. Needless to say I would not book this hotel if it were the only one left at my destination nor will Expedia play any part in my future holiday plans..
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Beautiful setting, fabulous breakfast.
It was only when we arrived we were advised we would not be staying directly on the property but in the cottage 1 km away from the main house. We felt this could have been communicated to us beforehand as we had received contact from most other places we stayed in on our trip. It was disappointing to find this out as was looking forward to staying here and would have liked to have gotten some history about the place. However the cottage we did stay in was very nice, very tastefully decorated and in a beautiful, peaceful setting. Breakfast the next morning back in the main building was fabulous and one of the best I had on this trip. We ate dinner at nearby Karooboom restaurant and would recommend if in the area.
Elaine, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent room, fantastic breakfast and top dinner coupled with friendly hosts made our stay here very memorable! Laid back atmosphere gave our souls a great break from the hectic of life.
Katharina, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

A Very Nice One Night Stay
We really enjoyed our one night stay in Emma’s Cottage, with its elegant period decor. The owners, Elmare and Kobus were very warm and friendly, sharing the history of the area and the farm and preparing us an amazing gourmet dinner in their restaurant.
Sharry, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wunderschönes, sehr gepflegtes Haus inmitten einer atemberaubend schönen Landschaft. Wir waren in der Dependance untergebracht, was uns im ersten Augenblick etwas verwirrt hat, wo wir uns dann aber sehr wohl gefühlt haben. Die Zimmer und das ganze Haus sind sehr sauber und bis ins kleinste Detail gepflegt. Das absolute Highlight ist das Essen ...sei es das Frühstück wie auch das Abendessen sind mit so viel Liebe und Können zubereitet! Ein großes Kompliment an die Hausherrin! Wunderschön und sehr gepflegt sind auch der Garten, samt dem kleinen Pool! Schade dass wir nur zwei Tage für diesen tollen Ort eingeplant hatten, hier wären wir gerne etwas länger geblieben!
Margareth, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ein romantisches manor
Wunderbar ruhig gelegenes Herrenhaus, man fühlt sich wie ein Gast des Straussenbarons persönlich, aber mit modernem Komfort, geräumiges Zimmer, großes Bad, weitläufiger Garten, fantastisches Dinner und Frühstück auf der Veranda, sagenhafter Blick in die in der Morgensonne rot leuchtenden Berge, sehr nette Gastgeber. War ein Highlight auf unserer Reise.
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