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“The Highlight of Our Trip of South Africa”
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Thabile Lodge
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Photos on the website do not do Thabile Lodge justice--this was truly a lovely place in an unexpected location, with stunning art work on display throughout. The views of the Swartberg Mts were fabulous, almost matching the hospitality of our hosts during our three night stay--Len, Willem, and Sabine. We were made to feel like family and shared much laughter with them over our experiences in the area. Enjoyed the engaging dogs and the birds at the big feeder just off the porch. The meals were outstanding and had we our first experience with corn fed ostrich--ostrich steaks, ostrich carpaccio, and ostrich pate. Delicious, needless to say. The after dinner entertainment was noteworthy, with card games and an assortment of African after dinner drinks--be sure to ask for a springbok! And don't forget to inquire about the region's Climax windmills! Of all the places we stayed during out two week tour of South Africa, this was definitely our favorite.

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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

What an incredibly wonderful place, Len Bornman and his staff go out of their way to give you incredible service, the food is so good you don't know what to order next. Can't wait to visit again, I will recommend Thabile lodge to everyone I know.

Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

We stayed here two nights and really enjoyed it. The rustic cabins are very comfortable and set facing beautiful mountain views. The main lodge is elegant and the service is outstanding. The pool area is lovely and the grounds beautifully landscaped. Breakfast is included and dinners are optional but we highly recommend dining here. We would definitely stay here again and, if you are driving on The Garden Route, do spend a night or two here.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank donnaso
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for only one night but wished it was much longer. The lodge is beautiful and Len and Willem were very friendly and attentive hosts. The food was outstanding - and a much better option than having to drive into Oudtshoorn to find somewhere.

We will definitely be back - but for longer next time!

Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Jonathan L
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

Well - what a wonderful little gem of a lodge - great hosts couldnt do enough for us , even though we arrived late we were offered an evening meal.
we were escorted to our lodges (2 couples and our lodges were next door to each other)
lovely clean, spacious, friendly and welcoming after a pretty long days drive up from the winelands - 5 hrs, we enjoyed a relaxing drink with our host in the bar and if you are affered some lemon merangue pie just say yes - it was divine !!
the breakfast was just lovely and the setting fabby
- the bird feeder well i could have watch them for hours ,
the garden the pool, jacuzzi ahhh had we know it was so lovely we would have booked longer , and next time we are over that way we wont hesitate to book a few nights here - well worth a visit , lots to see near by

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: Thabile Lodge | Vergelegen Road, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
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Ranked #2 of 52 Speciality Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range: S$159 - S$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thabile Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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