Cradled in the fertile Schoemanshoek Valley of South Africa’s Little Karoo, a stately Cape Dutch style homestead awaits to introduce you to the beauty and charm that is Altes Landhaus. The homestead was built a hundred years ago, and served as rectory to the local church from the 1950’s. Heinz and Helen Meyer bought the farm in 1994, endeavoring to restore its historic splendor. Antique furnishings and tasteful décor ring true to the homestead’s Victorian past, while oregon pine floorboards and high-beamed ceilings reflect its rustic surroundings. With great care and dedication, they have recreated an elegant tribute to colonial country living.
Rich colours and soft textures combine with animal print and fine embroidery to create accommodation fit for kings and queens. Immerse yourself in the superbly decorated suites and double rooms with comfortable private sitting rooms and en-suite bathrooms. With the attention to detail, every need is catered for and the rich atmosphere beckons you into perfect slumber.
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In the dinning area you'll find an African atmosphere, reed ceilings and scented summer fragrances waft in from the garden immersing the spacious patio area, where guests are invited to dine during the long summer months. Enjoy generous farm and continental breakfasts and a la carte dinners, including a choice of the finest local specialities: ostrich, fresh fish, succulent Karoo lamb, game or fresh farm chicken. Very pleasing indeed.
Altes Landhaus is a convenient and centrally-situated base from which to explore the scenic attractions of the Little Karoo, and the natural beauty of the nearby Garden Route. A fascinating ostrich show farm, wildlife ranch and cheetah sanctuary, as well as the awe-inspiring Cango limestone caves are all within easy reach.