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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Had a wonderful family holiday here. The owner is welcoming and friendly, and has a cute dog that wanders around the premises. There are two divine pools to relax in and lots of space to walk around the grounds. Breakfast wasn't very good, with the coeliac in our group receiving hardly any food (South Africa in general a bit behind...

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Louis made us feel welcome when we arrived. The room could have done with a makeover perhaps, but it was clean and comfortable. It would benefit from having Wi Fi access in the rooms and not just in the main reception The evening meal was wholesome and well cooked, but there isn't really a large choice. Breakfast was good and...

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We stayed 2 nights at Thorntree en-route through the Klein Karu to Franschoek ~ Fabulous! Very welcoming and attentive service, very good food, beautiful location and garden. Helpful advice on local places to visit; Ostrich Farm, Swartberg Pass and Karusa Vineyard ~ excellent Viognier and Pinotage to die for! Many thanks to Louis, Tanja & Team for a very enjoyable...

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Aachen
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We came here during our ZA-roundtrip for one night. The staff was really kind and helpful. The romms are very generous and clean. The meal (ostrich) was very tasty. Unfortunately, we came here in winter time, so we couldn't try the pool. You habe a great view when the sun goes down. Come here and become happy.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Thorntree hotel in my opinion does not offer very good value for mones: The rooms were dark and not very clean. I perceived their decoration and the furniture as comparatively cheap. The pool is very small and the deck chairs were broken. The personnel was not very helpful in planning activities around Oudtshoorn and overall not very welcoming. They have...

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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Our host came out to meet us on our arrival and was very helpful in calling the ostrich farm up the road to inform them that we would be visiting as we were running a little late for the last tour. The views of the mountains from the cottage are breathtaking. The cottage is well equipped and nicely decorated. Braai...

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Durbanville, South Africa
Reviewed 13 December 2013

With the personal welcome on arrival by the owner himself and the smiling faces of the staff, we felt at home immediately. The rooms were spotless, clean and even a welcome canister of Sherry in each room. The view overlooking the mountains from the dining room and terrace from the accommodation blocks is absolutely stunning. Louis, the owner, is also...

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Peron, France
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We stayed one night and found our room clean and comfortable. The owner Louis was around waiting for a tour bus to arrive and was happy to chat. We chose to skip the large dinner as we had a very good late lunch earlier and so I drove into Oudtshoorn to get a pizza. The staff were helpful in calling...

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Attleborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2013

We spent two nights here as part of Garden route tour, arriving after the long drive in a minibus from Cape Town. The welcome was very warm. The rooms were characterful, very clean and comfortable. The garden setting with the two small pools (one with chlorinated water, the other with salt water) was very relaxing. Due to everywhere in Oudtshoorn...

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2013

After driving Route 62 from Franschoek we arrived at Thorntree to find a green oasis. We parked the car and as we opened the doors one of the staff came out to us and welcomed us in a wonderfully friendly way. Once inside the owner Louis joined us adding his welcome and setting the scene for a good stay. Our...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Thorntree Country House is a luxury 4 star establishment offering exclusivity in natural peaceful surroundings. Situated on route to the Cango Caves, Cango Ostrich Show Farm and Swartberg Pass, this is the ideal base from which to explore the Little Karoo or just to enjoy life. Owner run and managed, ensuring quality service and personal attention. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Thorntree Country House

Address: Cango Caves Road | R328 (North), Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: RM467 - RM503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Thorntree Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Any room will do. Wifi on the rerrace at the pool is best reception. But who needs wifi in such a tranquil surrounding!”
 of 5 bubbles RoundaboutTours, 24 Oct 2014 | Read review
“I'm afraid it will be hard to find a free room and if so, just take it, all of them are nicely set in the garden. If you have the choice, you can, according to your preferences, ask one close to the sweet water OR the saltwater pool!”
 of 5 bubbles jeanpaulp931, 23 Jun 2014 | Read review
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