Rosenhof Country House

Rosenhof Country House: Our full report

14 rooms
Traveller's rating
Good (89%) From 13 reviews
Fine for children
All year

The elegant Rosenhof Country House occupies a mid-19th-century single-storey homestead on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, in South Africa’s Little Karoo. It is well placed for visits to the Cango Caves and several ostrich farms in the region. During our last visit, the rooms were being renovated and refurbished.

Although the entrance to Rosenhof is off a fairly busy main road, the house is surprisingly tranquil. There are 14 beautiful en-suite rooms, all surrounded by a neat rose garden, and some of the completed rooms are furnished in an understated style.

  • There are 12 ‘luxury’ rooms. They are all spacious, individually decorated and are equipped with air conditioning, telephones, hairdryers, satellite TVs as well as tea/coffee facilities. Each has a small terrace overlooking the garden. The bathrooms all come with separate baths and showers, heated towel rails and complimentary toiletries.
  • Set further away from the rest of the rooms the two suites have the same amenities but each come with its own private plunge pool, a separate cosy lounge and a patio with views towards the Swartberg Mountains.
The main central area at Rosenhof Country House incorporates several lounges with fireplaces and a small bar. We understand that traditional South African food is served in the elegant dining room, complemented by a selection of fine wines from their wine cellar.

Outside in the lovely garden are a swimming pool and a wellness centre with a gym, sauna and Jacuzzi.

Our view

Rosenhof Country House offers high-quality accommodation in peaceful surroundings.


Location: Little Karoo, South Africa

Ideal length of stay: 2 - 3 nights

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

Accessible by: Self-drive

Key personnel

Owner: Independent owner run by Nic and Gerda Barrow

Food & drink

Usual board basis: B&B

Food quality: We haven’t stayed at Rosenhof Country House, but we understand that 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


Attitude towards children: children are welcomed at Rosenhof

Special activities & services: None

Equipment: Cots and highchairs are available on request.


Power supply: Mains Electricity

Communications: The smokers’ lounge offers free WiFi throughout the property, and there are phones in all of the rooms. The town of Outdshoorn has full cellphone reception.

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

Water supply: Mains

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: No

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

Dangerous animals: Low Risk

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 currency exchange is provided at Rosenhof, but there are banks in town and each room is fitted with an electronic safe.

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

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