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Altes Landhaus

Altes Landhaus

Built over 100 years ago, this Cape Dutch-style homestead served as the local church’s rectory for decades before being purchased and lovingly restored by its current owners, Heinz and Helen Meyer. Altes Landhaus Country Lodge now reveals its historic, Victorian splendor through antique furnishings, tasteful décor, Oregon pine floorboards, and high-beamed ceilings. Any guest is privileged to experience this stately colonial homestead in the Little Karoo region of South Africa’s Schoemanshoek Valley.

Victorian touches in the guestrooms, such as fine embroidery and luxurious bedding, blend seamlessly with African touches. Rich colors and animal prints do not overpower, and each suite provides the ultimate in a luxury accommodation experience. All suites feature double beds, comfortable private sitting rooms, en-suite bathrooms, and careful attention to detail ensuring an exceptional night’s rest. A variety of suites are available, from pool and patio suites to garden and honeymoon suites.

The facilities at Altes Landhaus are the best around, and guests appreciate the solar-heated, salt water swimming pool and accompanying sun loungers and pool bar. For the many golf enthusiasts that visit, a warm-up on the practice green and pitch-and-putt hole is ideal before heading out for a day on the course. Popular courses include Fancourt in George (fifty minutes away), Pezula (home of the 2005 Women’s World Cup of Golf), and Oudtshoorn Country Club.

Altes Landhaus Country Lodge has indoor amenities including lounge area with two fireplaces, outdoor dining in the summer months, generous farm and continental breakfasts, and a la carte dinners featuring local ostrich, fresh fish, succulent lamb, and farm-raised chicken.

Since the Country Lodge is located on the Garden Route, outdoor leisure activities abound. Whale watching, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, game viewing, and more give ample opportunity for guests to enjoy the wonders of the region. For those wishing to see African wildlife, a nearby ostrich show farm, wildlife ranch, and cheetah sanctuary provide incredible game viewing opportunities. Visits to Swatberg Pass, Prince Albert Village, Calitzdorp, and the rugged Gamkaskloof Valley all contribute to an unforgettable African adventure.

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