Rosenhof Country House

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The homey Rosenhof Country House is located near the picturesque town of Oudtshoorn, in South Africa’s Klein Karoo. Rosenhof has a pretty garden setting, with tranquil views of the Swartberg Mountain and is an ideal stopover for travellers wanting to see the spectacular Cango Caves or visit some of the Klein Karoo’s ostrich farms. The main homestead dates back to 1852 and has been charmingly restored.

Each of the comfortable suites is individually decorated, including two spacious and private executive suites that have their own plunge pools. This small and intimate country guesthouse is perfect for couples and small groups, and offers plenty of luxuries and services including a wellness centre, beauty clinic, an elegant restaurant, and a cosy bar and lounge area.

For those travelling from Cape Town to the Garden Route, Oudtshoorn is a small country town ideal for an overnight stay en route. Enjoy traditional farm-style cuisine, indulge in a treatment at the spa, rent a bicycle and explore the countryside, or simply sit back and with a glass of wine and appreciate the fine mountain views. This area is also home to the beautiful Cango Caves – an underground labyrinth of narrow passageways that open into vast caverns adorned with dazzling stalactites and stalagmites. It is also the ‘ostrich capital of the world’ and you can visit a working ostrich farm, feed these large land birds and even ride one!


  • Tranquil country setting in ostrich country
  • En route to the Cango Caves
  • Wellness centre and beauty clinic


  • Scenic drives
  • Biking
  • Day tours
Rosenhof's superb location is close to all the activities in the area. The highlight for me was the amazing cuisine and wine pairings - really unforgettable dining experiences!
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Luxury Double Room

The farmhouse has 12 comfortable bedrooms each opening onto a small terrace and a garden courtyard with a central water feature. The individually decorated rooms are adorned with Victorian-chic furnishings and are fitted with air conditioning, heating, satellite TV and a mini-bar. Twin rooms are also available.

Executive Suite

There are two executive suites located away from the main farmhouse for extra privacy and space. These suites each have a separate living room, direct access to a private plunge pool, and a generous en suite bathroom with bathtub, shower and marble twin vanities.


The country house consists of a lovingly restored homestead established in 1852 complete with high ceilings and exposed yellowwood beams, antique furnishings, and a cosy set of rooms and suites. Outside, the large communal swimming pool is surrounded by lush manicured gardens and elegant white outdoor furniture. Other facilities include a well-equipped fitness centre, sauna, beauty clinic, and an inviting bar and lounge area.


Enjoy sunny mornings overlooking the gardens accompanied by a delicious breakfast buffet with hot options cooked to order. In the evenings, multi-course meals are served by attentive staff. You can expect traditional country cuisine from the Table d’hôtel menu, accompanied by your pick of fine wine from Rosenhof’s extensive wine list. The friendly chefs are happy to cater to special dietary requirements, for example freshly baked gluten-free bread!

General facilities

  • Art gallery
  • Babysitting service available
  • Bicycle rental
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Wi-fi available


  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite shower only
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini bar
  • Private pool
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Television


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2017-10-01 — 2018-04-14Bed & Breakfast $160
2018-04-15 — 2018-09-30Bed & Breakfast $125
2018-10-01 — 2019-04-14Bed & Breakfast $175

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Rosenhof Country House

Jean-Sebastian Bres

This was the very good surprise of the holiday. As I said we went there only for the meerkats, but finally it was one of my favourite, both in terms of landscapes and hotel. We saw a lot of photos on trip advisor which again are not really reflecting the quality of the place.
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Linda Reist

"The service and friendliness of everyone at all of our locations was beyond compare. The accommodations were the shining stars of this trip. The Rosenhof was beautiful and charming."

Kim Boddy

This was a surprise and we found it a delightful place to stay. Everything about it we enjoyed. Great food and service, a lovely pool area and excellent breakfast buffet with champagne included! Our room was very adequate. They also arranged for us to go and see the meerkat's in the wild and that really was incredible to be able to walk with them.
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Lynda Coomber

We enjoyed each accommodation - the variety of style and decor as well as the varied locations were great. The food at the Rosenhof was good and the well-presented. The gardens and the accommodation in it's own individual 'house' was very beautiful.

Kaarina Meyer

"They were absolutely superb. I felt so spoiled!"

May Husseini

"The Rosenhof and the Klippe River guest houses were wonderful. The properties are very nice and comfortable, the staff were very nice and warm and service was very good. The food was good, the Rosenhof has a fantastic breakfast!"

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