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De Opstal Country Lodge

A cosy and intimate hideaway with all the comforts of home

Spread through tropical gardens, this restored lodge provides a unique stay in the heart of South Africa's ostrich country. The original farm buildings, dating from 1830, have been lovingly re-designed 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.

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Average: 3.5 (1 vote)
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Tripadvisor rating 447 Reviews
Tsitsikamma Forest Garden Route

Hotel highlights

  • Built in original farm buildings
  • Small\
  • friendly lodge
  • Home-from-home comforts
  • Swimming pool

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 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.
447 Reviews 76% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 197
  • Very Good 140
  • Average 61
  • Poor 40
  • Terrible 9

What to Expect

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


Mar 15, 2020

Friendly & very relaxing

Manchester, United Kingdom

Thank you to Matilda and all the staff at De Opstal Lodge. Our time with you was extremely relaxing and enjoyable. The accommodation is excellent, homely and spacious. Home cooked food was a real treat and very tasty. The location was perfect and thank you for arranging the ostrich hatchery and farm tour, this was a highlight for us.
Feb 26, 2020

Celebrating a birthday

Cape Town, South Africa

We stayed at the De Opstal over the weekend of the 21st of Feb 2020. I just want to say thank you and what a special weekend it was! The rooms are fabulous, neat, clean and very spacious, with all the necessary features! The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable! The breakfasts and dinners were delicious! This quiet, peaceful hospitable place is definitely recommendable! We will be back. Thank you!
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Swimming Pool

Enjoy cooling off in the outdoor salt water swimming pool to escape the heat of the sun.

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 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


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) 7:00-9:00amWinter (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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