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De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa

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Country Places / Farm stay - 11 Luxury Garden Rooms. 6 self-cater Farm Rooms
TGCSA 4 Star
Spa
All Ages Welcome
Weddings & banquets
Conference venue
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Words simply cannot describe the serenity, the cuisine, the uniqueness and hospitality. The vast Karoo veld stretched just beyond my suite patio, balm to my soul. As was Marie's cuisine, inspired by family generations, local produce and with absolute flair. Her unique creativity extends to the rooms, each with their own wondrous style and unbelievable bathrooms. I could have spent days here delighting in Gert's meerkats, the country spa and experiencing more of the sheep farm.

Renee, Consultant. Reader. Adventurer. Surfer

ABOUT De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa

Genuine South African hospitality on this 5th generation 1885 Free State merino sheep farm, where Gerhard and Marie offer luxury accommodation, country spa and gourmet cuisine in their restored original family farmhouse, creatively furnished with heirlooms.

De Oude Kraal is the perfect overnight stop to and from the Cape, or to spend a few days unwinding in the countryside and being pampered at the Spa. Delight in the unique creativity of each luxurious garden room or suite, all with fireplace and patio, and some with spa baths and outside showers. Six standard Farm Rooms with kitchenette offer a self-catering option.

Generous breakfasts are the order of the day, with romantic fine dining in the evening. Marie is famous for her traditional gourmet dinners with French flair, accompanied by a superb selection of wines from Gerhard’s wine cellar.

Relax around the pool set in lush gardens and enjoy a picnic, while the more active can play tennis, practice target and clay pigeon shooting and explore the farm on hikes, horse rides and mountain bikes. Sundowner drives offer spectacular sunsets while looking out for birds, tortoises, eland, springbok and wildebeest. For something extra special, arrange to lift off at dawn in a hot air balloon and see the vast patchwork quilt of the countryside spread below.

TGCSA 4-Star Country House | Spa | Children welcome | Weddings and Conferences

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ROOMS

Luxury Garden Rooms
Sleeps 2
6 Units
Valid: 2016 | 2017 Rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 1,085.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
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Luxury Family Room
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Valid: 2016 | 2017 Rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 1,085.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
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Luxury Open-Plan Suite
Sleeps 2
4 Units
Valid: 2016 | 2017 Rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 1,195.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
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Standard Self-catering Farm Rooms
Sleeps 2
4 Units
Valid: 2016 | 2017 Rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 575.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Room Only
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Family Self-catering Farm Rooms
Sleeps 4
2 Units
Valid: 2016 | 2017 Rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 575.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Room Only
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 10:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.

GUEST FEEDBACK

De Oude Kraal country Estate & Spa.
07 Jan 2016

"We stayed for one night on our way back to Gauteng & thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Welcome, hospitality & cuisine were outstanding. rooms beautifully appointed with all the necessary luxuries. The fabled meerkats were a delight to meet & behold. I would recommend this as an upmarket & well-situated stop-over for a night or longer if you require peace , tranquility & delicious food!"

Anonymous from
De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa
03 Jan 2016

"What a wonderful place to stay, excellent food excellent accommodation and excellent owners. We stayed for 3 nights and our second time, we are definitely going back."

Roy and Sue
Restaurant, Hotel and Spa all great
02 Jan 2014

"We used De Oude Kraal as a one night stop over on our way back from the Cape up to Johannesburg in the summer break. The place is fantastic and we decided to stay for the following day in the spa. It is amazing that such a great place can be found in the countryside near Bloemfontein. The food in the restaurant is a genuine fine dining experience with very interesting inventive dishes that wouldn't be out of place in a top restaurant in Cape Town or Johannesburg. The spa is extensive in it's options, very good quality and very reasonably priced. The rooms are unique.! Good quality, clean and spacious, but above all you will notice how very unique they are - we had a tree as a headboard with lights on the branches to light the room. It is worth booking in for a few days here, its one of the best places we've stayed in our 2 years of travels in South Africa and we've stayed in some very nice places. A gem of a find.!"

A. Butlin from South Africa
A real gem
17 Apr 2012

"Fantastic place to stop over if you are driving from PE or Cape Town to Jbg. The food was the best we had over the entire 2 weeks we were in S Africa. If you can spare more than one night here then do, there are plenty of activities to do during the day too. Wonderful setting, the farm has been in the same family's hands for 127 years so nothing is spoiled. Wonderful furnishings with plenty of beautiful antiques."

Steve Jennions from United Kingdom
De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa
20 Jan 2012

"It was fun to stay on a working farm; the accommodation was pleasant (beautiful old farm house) and the food was absolutely excellent. Hosts were very kind and friendly."

Nora Buchanan from South Africa
De Oude Kraal: a pleasant sanctuary
09 Jan 2012

"After a long drive from Cape Town, this was a welcome place to recover! The spacious rooms are individually decorated and have everything a weary traveler may need. The old farm house quaint and the whole setting very tranquil. The food and service was excellent. The owner was in attendance all the time. Next time I go, I'll make sure I have enough time for the many activities on offer, especially clay pigeon shooting."

Leon Vermaak from South Africa

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DIRECTIONS & MAP

Directions:

  • 35 km on N1 south of Bloemfontein
  • Take Exit 153, Koppieskraal/Riversford exit.
  • Turn right and follow the gravel road for approx. 2.2 km.
  • Turn left at the T-junction and continue for 700m.
  • Turn right and continue for approx. 3.5km.

GPS Coordinates

S29° 23' 00.0" E26° 04' 53.0"