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

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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Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 3.5 (1 vote)
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Tripadvisor rating 441 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.
441 Reviews 76% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 193
  • Very Good 138
  • Average 62
  • Poor 39
  • Terrible 9

What to Expect

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


Oct 28, 2019


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.
Oct 26, 2019

What a find.Perfect stay.

This was our first time in South Africa and we were touring the garden route. We stayed two nights here and could have stayed longer. A beautifully restored farmhouse in stunning surroundings run by such a welcoming and friendly family. Our rooms were ready and a crackling fire was lit ready for the cooler evenings. We stayed as a family in the farmhouse, each room based off a cozy lounge area. Our rooms were very comfortable and beautifully furnished in keeping with the farmhouse . The food was all freshly cooked and plentiful and we were given the choice each day of what we would like for dinner. The grounds are beautifully cared for and planted out. It was a great location to explore the surrounding area. It was quiet and peaceful and a great place to relax after a busy first week of touring. There is a lovely family feel about the resort and everyone works as a team to ensure your stay is the best it can be. Thank you for having us to stay we absolutely loved it.
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De Opstal Country Lodge


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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