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De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having stayed before the previous year, we could not wait for our return visit. We have raved about this hotel and encouraged several friends to stay here. Sadly our second visit left us underwhelmed and disappointed. The food was ordinary and we were given two ordinary little run-down rooms instead of the lovely family suite we had been given the...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the night at De Oudekraal en route to Johannesburg from Cape Town. The food is excellent. For dinner one has a choice of a 7 course meal with wine pairing or a 5 course meal without. We opted for the latter and were not disappointed. The food is excellent, well presented and service was good. Breakfast was average....

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This weekend my niece got married on this estate. I could not have been more impressed: the rooms are well kitted out with a coffee pod machine, teas and coffees, fresh milk, fresh fruit, a nice gesture of fudge on your pillow with the turn down service. Also stocked with Doom and an electronic insect repellent. The most beautiful bathrooms...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We loved the farm air, the animals and the real country hospitality. The staff, particularly Melanie, were always willing to assist and go above and beyond to help our stay. The rooms were all individually designed and, while they could have used a bit of a refresh in parts, they were welcoming, clean and comfortable. The dinner and breakfast were...

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We have stayed here many times over the years ...but as they have expanded into weddings and groups they seem to have forgotten their bread and butter! The bedrooms are looking very tatty. What could be smart and chic is very make do and mend! The dinner used to be a dining experience but is now old fashioned and over...

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port elizabeth
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I have stayed at De Oude Kraal on several occasions, en route to Johannesburg or Port Elizabeth and I have always been very happy, the service can't be faulted, from arrival to departure. They offer a 5 course dinner which is a festival of flavours, a true gourmet experience. Beautifully plated, world class, fresh food. I have yet to be...

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

on a recent road trip to the Cape we spent a night on the farm - the spa was a treat - a nice touch to have a foot back and shoulder massage after a long drive. the restaurant was excellent the meal was simply delicious the wine list excellent - worth a visit to the restaurant - top class...

1Thank Alan B
Smithfield, South Africa
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We stayed at the De Oude Kraal on the night of the 19 January, 2017 as birthday treats to ourselves and we were certainly not disappointed. De Oude Kraal is a very unique and special place. Comfort, privacy, and a restful environment is what come to mind as I reflect on our memorable stay. We were fortunate to experience true...

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was our first hotel of ten on our road trip, we had a very smooth check in and helpful owner. Our room was spacious and very private. We arrived in the afternoon and the staff invited us to have afternoon tea and cake, which all looked delicious but unfortunately throughout the visit I found all food on the central...

Thank Ellehi
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had heard about the Oude Kraal and were very excited to stay on our way home from the coast. The staff are friendly and extremely kind and helpful. The setting is beautiful. The rooms, however, are dated and in need of some modernization. I felt it was very expensive for what we got and felt quite disappointed. Our pork...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of the finest 4 star Bloemfontein accommodation, Guest House establishments in South Africa, and the best choice for your stay in the Free State. Fine dining restaurant with award winning wine list and in-house wine cellar. Pamper spa with qualified spa therapists. Luxury and suite accommodation in the Main House gardens. Farm located standard rooms with self-catering options and outside braai. Feast a-la-carte restaurant and bar open Wednesday-Sunday 10:00-17:00 This is a luxurious, award winning, situated 35km south of Bloemfontein on the N1, Free State, South Africa. This Bloemfontein Guest house, Free State accommodation, is situated on a Merino sheep farm, allowing you to experience the best of the Free State' Country lifestyle. Horse riding, hiking trails, sundown ride with wagon and tractor, shooting activities available Owners Gerhard and Marie Lombard established De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa through hard work, dedication and love for all things native to the Free State, having built a legacy they want to share with you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa

Address: 35 km South of Bloemfontein On the N1 | Exit 153, 6km off N1 on gravel road, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Bloemfontein
Price Range: RM357 - RM657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Avoid room 8 with the noise DB board”
PurchaseCircus, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go for chalets”
Julmann, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I would request room 6 again, quiet and very spacious. Five other rooms I have seen were also spacious and beautiful.”
949carisas, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“dinner is a treat - leave room for desert”
alanb723, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were in room 6 which had good access to the car park.”
Ellehi, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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