La Plume Guest House

La Plume Guest House is a 1902 Victorian homestead on a working ostrich, alfalfa and vine farm and set in the tranquil Olifantsrivier Valley on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn. Surrounded by the spectacular views onto the Swartberg Mountains it is a place of rejuvenation and an unexpected oasis. The main reception, lounges and dining areas are warm and homely with fireplaces, carefully selected antique furniture and rugs.

  • Honeymoon SuiteHoneymoon Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Like the vast open Karoo landscape, stretching from the veranda across the Olifant’s River valley to the foot of the Swartberg Mountains in the far distance, the suites and the luxury rooms at La Plume are spacious and a cool rampart against the hot Karoo sun. Rich fabrics blend with the aromas of polished wood and tanned leather. Selected pictures bridge the chivalric charm of carefully selected antique furniture lovingly collected over many years and modern amenities so effortlessly blended by Karin’s elegant hand. The attention to detail that marks every room defines the La Plume experience – sumptuousness. The honeymoon suite is richly decorated and consists of a king sized bed with a seperate sitting area.

  • Luxury RoomLuxury Room
Luxury Room

Like the vast open Karoo landscape, stretching from the veranda across the Olifant’s River valley to the foot of the Swartberg Mountains in the far distance, the suites and the luxury rooms at La Plume are spacious and a cool rampart against the hot Karoo sun. Rich fabrics blend with the aromas of polished wood and tanned leather. Selected pictures bridge the chivalric charm of carefully selected antique furniture lovingly collected over many years and modern amenities so effortlessly blended by Karin’s elegant hand. The attention to detail that marks every room defines the La Plume experience – sumptuousness. The luxury room has grand antique furniture. this room has either a king sized bed or 2 twin beds.

  • Superior SuiteSuperior Suite
Superior Suite

Like the vast open Karoo landscape, stretching from the veranda across the Olifant’s River valley to the foot of the Swartberg Mountains in the far distance, the suites and the luxury rooms at La Plume are spacious and a cool rampart against the hot Karoo sun. Rich fabrics blend with the aromas of polished wood and tanned leather. Selected pictures bridge the chivalric charm of carefully selected antique furniture lovingly collected over many years and modern amenities so effortlessly blended by Karin’s elegant hand. The attention to detail that marks every room defines the La Plume experience – sumptuousness. The superior suite is one of the biggest rooms on the property. It has a separate bedroom with sitting area, a living room with a fireplace and grand bathroom.

  • Two Bedroom Family CottageTwo Bedroom Family Cottage
Two Bedroom Family Cottage

Like the vast open Karoo landscape, stretching from the veranda across the Olifant’s River valley to the foot of the Swartberg Mountains in the far distance, the suites and the luxury rooms at La Plume are spacious and a cool rampart against the hot Karoo sun. Rich fabrics blend with the aromas of polished wood and tanned leather. Selected pictures bridge the chivalric charm of carefully selected antique furniture lovingly collected over many years and modern amenities so effortlessly blended by Karin’s elegant hand. The attention to detail that marks every room defines the La Plume experience – sumptuousness. A family cottage with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounges and a kitchenette is available for groups or a family wanting space as well as privacy. This cottage can be turned into two separate luxury suites.

    Dining

    Delectable cuisine in peaceful rural surroundings, designed to satiate all the senses. Indulge yourself in the romantic ambiance of candlelit dinners with traditional ostrich fillet and other home cooked delicacies. The kitchen is run by Katie. The kitchen is a very important and busy place, what with Katie’s beskuit (rusks) and appeltert (apple pie) and Bettie’s melktert (custard pie, although South African melktert is just so much… superior, really). A gourmand’s habitat, is the kitchen, considering Bartel’s fillets, and Bettie’s traditional meat dishes, and Katie’s vegetable creations, and Klara’s salads.

      Optional Activities

      There is an outdoor pool on property with scenic views overlooking the farm. There’s bird watching and hiking among the fynbos and rare succulents. Mountain biking and cycling. There are leisurely walks in complete safety and solitude. Take a balloon flight and visit the world’s only meerkat (mongoose – cat-like predators) conservation program where you can walk with these little “earth people” and be at one with nature. The location puts guests within easy access to natural hot springs, nature and wildlife reserves, the Cango Caves, ostrich show farms and wine estates. (Ask Karin to prepare a picnic basket to take on your excursions.)

        The Farm

        La Plume is a working ostrich, vine, cattle and alfalfa farm and a tour, with owner Bartel, by prior arrangement, to see first hand the activities on a commercial farm is a must for anyone visiting the Klein Karoo.

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