Rosenhof Country House

Oudtshoorn, Garden Route

The hotel

Named for the delicate roses that scent its beautiful gardens, Rosenhof Country House mixes pure luxury with a real feel of old South Africa. Starting its life as a Cape-Dutch homestead back in 1862, a sympathetic makeover has since turned it into one of Route 62’s most idyllic boutique hotels. And its privileged spot outside Oudtshoorn on the Garden Route puts you close to popular pit stops like Cango Caves and Meerkat Adventure – and gives you incredible mountain views. It’s kept its intimate homely feel – featuring just 14 rooms and suites, as well as elegant lounges, where you can snuggle up around fireplaces (although, unlike most homes, you can also take a dip in its outdoor swimming pool, indulge in treatments at its wellness centre, and tuck into delectable dishes in its dining room).

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Along South Africa’s Garden Route, just outside Oudtshoorn, off the famous Route 62.

Hotel information

12 individually decordated rooms and 2 executive suites. All rooms with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar*, tea tray and safe. Luxury Rooms are suituated in/around the courtyard and are available as king, twin or double rooms.

Executive Suites offer more privacy as they are located 100m from the main house, these suites have their own swimming pool and views of the Swartberg mountain, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Breakfast room. The Dining Room Restaurant (light lunches and 5-course table d’hote menu for dinner). The Wine Bar. 3 lounge areas. Picnic baskets are available*. Swimming pool. The Wellness Center with a fully equipped gym, sauna and a beauty clinic*. Complimentary WiFi. Laundry*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Mar 20, 2020 awilli786250

What a great little oasis Rosenhof is. Lovely rooms in courtyard garden setting, beautiful outside seating areas and comfortable and interesting public rooms set within in the historical house. Great breakfast and dining.
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Mar 4, 2020 myholidaysaway London UK

Perfectly located 5 star relaxing hotel. The suite bedrooms are very large and luxurious. The food in the restaurant was Michelin star. The staff were very helpful and polite. One to come back to, a must to visit the amazing Swartberg Mountains and the Meerkats
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Feb 12, 2020 Johnandpam103 Kendal, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 2 nights on our tour along the Garden Route. We were made to feel very welcome as soon as we arrived and were given a lovely cold drink, which was much appreciated as the outside temperature was 43 degrees. Our room was situated around the courtyard and was fantastic. Breakfast was served outside, under a canopy which protected… Read more
We stayed here for 2 nights on our tour along the Garden Route. We were made to feel very welcome as soon as we arrived and were given a lovely cold drink, which was much appreciated as the outside temperature was 43 degrees. Our room was situated around the courtyard and was fantastic. Breakfast was served outside, under a canopy which protected us from the intense morning sun. The choice was excellent and the food fantastic. We also had our evening meal in the restaurant on our first night and again the choice and quality of food was fantastic. The town itself really doesn’t have much to offer and we were advised that there was no local taxi firm, if you were thinking of going into town at night for a change. However, a good tip, if you do fancy a change of venue for an evening meal, check them out on the internet and then give them a ring as the one we contacted offered to come and pick us up and return us to the Rosenhof after the meal, which they did. There is a beautiful pool area which is a real oasis of calm. All in all a beautiful place stay and would recommend it unreservedly. Read less
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Jan 29, 2020 markandmellie Pershore, United Kingdom

Stayed in a suite with pool and was fantastic room with so much space inside and out. Service generally was off a very high standard, room service, bar and restaurants. Had dinner in the hotel and it was a beautiful meal in great dining room, breakfast was also outstanding, sad to leave!
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Jan 26, 2020 pachhaja Plymouth, United Kingdom

My wife and I spent two nights here as part of a three week tour of the Capes. The town itself is unremarkable but we really enjoyed the dawn visit to see the meerkats plus the Ostrich Farm and the Caves. Others have referred to Rosenhof as an Oasis. We would certainly agree with that - gorgeous chalets, exceptional service and an excellent… Read more
My wife and I spent two nights here as part of a three week tour of the Capes. The town itself is unremarkable but we really enjoyed the dawn visit to see the meerkats plus the Ostrich Farm and the Caves. Others have referred to Rosenhof as an Oasis. We would certainly agree with that - gorgeous chalets, exceptional service and an excellent restaurant. We were very impressed with breakfast and the set menu dinner was gorgeous. Our first night had been spent in a local restaurant which was very average. Top tip - eat at Rosenhof every night for the same price but so much better quality. Read less