Rosenhof Country House

Rosenhof Country House: Our full report

Traveller's rating
Good (87%) From 6 reviews

The Elegant Rosenhof Country House is located on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, in the Little Karoo. It is well placed for visits to the Cango caves and several ostrich farms in the region. On our visit in November 2011 the rooms were being renovated and refurbished and some of the completed rooms are furnished in an understated style.

Although the entrance to Rosenhof is off a fairly busy main road, it is surprisingly tranquil. There are 14 beautiful en-suite rooms surrounded by a neat rose garden and these are spilt into 12 luxury rooms and 2 suites. The luxury rooms are all spacious and individually decorated and are equipped with air-conditioners, telephones, hair dryers, TV's and tea/coffee facilities. Each has a small terrace overlooking the garden. The bathrooms are all comes with separate baths and showers, heated towel rails and complimentary toiletries.

Set further away from the rest of the rooms the 2 suites have the same amenities as the rooms but comes with private plunge pools, separate bedrooms, a cosy lounge and patios with views towards the Swartberg Mountains.

Inside the main house there is a small bar, several lounges with fireplaces where you can relax and outside in the lovely garden there is a swimming pool and a Wellness centre with a gym, sauna and Jacuzzi. We understand traditional South African food is on offer in the elegant dining room and is complemented by the wine cellar providing a selection of fine wines.

Our view

Rosenhof is a good base to explore Oudtshoorn or visits to the nearby Cango Caves and ostrich farms. It offers high quality accommodation in peaceful surroundings.


Location: Garden Route, South Africa

Ideal length of stay: 2 - 3 nights

Directions: Rosenhof is located on the corner of Baron Van Reede and North Street in the town of Oudtshoorn.

Accessible by: Self-drive

Key personnel

Owner: Independent owner run – Nic and Gerda Barrow

Food & drink

Usual board basis: B&B

Food quality: We didn't stay here but understand a scrumptious breakfast is served in the breakfast room overlooking the beautiful garden.

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Drinks included: No drinks are included.

Further dining info: Yes


Property’s age restrictions: No children under the age of 12 is accepted


Power supply: Mains Electricity

Communications: The Smokers Lounge offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property, and there are phones in all of the rooms. The town of Outdshoorn has full cell phone reception. Free Wireless Internet Access throughout the property. Phones in all the rooms

TV & radio: There are satellite TV's in all of the rooms.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: No

Medical care: There is a hospital in the town of Oudtshoorn.

Security measures: The property is fenced and gated


Disabled access: In Place

Laundry facilities: A full laundry service is available at an extra charge.

Money: No money exchange is provided as there are banks in town and each room is fitted with an electronic safe.

Accepted payment on location: Visa, Amex and Mastercard is accepted.