De Opstal Country Lodge

If you are a discerning traveller looking for luxury 4 star accommodation in the picturesque valley of Schoemanshoek, near the world famous Cango Caves of Oudtshoorn, then you need to look no further. De Opstal Country Lodge has come to be by way of converting existing buildings, into a modern, elegant property with all the luxurious of a 4 star hotel.


    The beautiful farm house, stables and milking parlour date back to 1830. All the buildings in the complex have been creatively converted into modern, quaint en suite bedrooms with the retention of an atmosphere of rustic charm. The terracotta floors, heavy wooden doors and shutters and wide timber ceilings bear the scars, buckles and blemishes of generations of use and give the entire complex an authentic feel. In this relaxed atmosphere Albertus, Matilda & Staff treat their guests to wholesome country hospitality and food, reminiscent of the bygone era of the 1800’s.

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        De Opstal Country Lodge Restaurants

        Enjoy the famous cuisine in the restaurant. De Opstal offers a relaxing atmosphere in the lounge and bar area. Enjoy your favourite drink and discuss the day’s happening in the comfort of the ostrich–covered lounge suite. Hearty farm style breakfasts are served in the spacious restaurant, which is also decorated in a style similar to the rest of the complex. There is a bar area for pre–dinner relaxing. Dinner consists of an à la carte menu, prepared from ostrich and regional ingredients. Staff are also prepared to supply guests with picnic lunches on request.

          De Opstal Country Lodge Activities

          Hosted by the family owned De Opstal Country Lodge Albertus & Matilda de Bod, owners of De Opstal Country Lodge, would like to invite you to an exclusive tour to one of the world’s largest ostrich enterprises, owned by Piet Schoeman, Matilda’s brother. Guests can see the world famous Cango Caves, only 15 km from De Opstal Country Lodge or simply drive over the Swartberg Pass. Enjoy a refreshing swim under the waterfalls at Rust en Vrede and Meiringspoort or do some wonderful star gazing by night under the clear Karoo sky. The Oudtshoorn region is a hub for sports enthusiast, which provides guest with the opportunity to take a swing at a variety of activities including golf, tennis, cricket, rugby, swimming and much more.

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