Self catering accommodation, Oudtshoorn
Swartberger Lodge is a little country retreat in one of the most known towns in the Klein Karoo. We offer self catering accommodation in the form of four very unique cottages.
A Popular Destination
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Nestled between the impressive and arid Swartberg Mountain Range to the North the Rooiberg and Langeberg Mountains to the West and South-West, the Kammanassie and Outeniqua Mountains to East and South-East, Oudtshoorn is well-known for its history in ostrich trade in the 1800's and is still known as the Ostrich Capital of the world. As was history so it is today. Oudtshoorn is still an industrious and culturally inclined town with thousands of South Africans and foreigners streaming to it for the annual Little Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) and Karoo Classique Music Festival. This long-term ambitious atmosphere has cultivated a versatile people with entrepreneurial vision resulting in an unusual town that offers something for everybody. From art galleries, wine tasting, drama and music events, refined restaurants to adventure scouting, animal encounters, crocodile cage diving and outdoor extremes!
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In the light of this popular destination, Oudtshoorn may not be a difficult town to find a place to stay. Swartberger Lodge, however, has two very distinct features which make it a popular choice.
Swartberger Lodge is Popular for Two Reasons
In an area of exceptional contrasts and natural beauty, Swartberger Lodge is a little haven that offers the exceptional quality of sheltering and seclusion in all its self catering accommodation. The extensive garden, large plot and private entrances contribute mainly to this excellent quality. Guests can explore the surroundings and birdlife on the 1,4 ha. estate.
Close to Town Center
While one will easily think himself to be in a solitary Klein Karoo setting surrounded with subsistence farming, you will be surprised at how near you are from the town's center where renowned poets once were inspired and conceived encouraging volumes and successful entrepreneurs trod the ground with new inventions that are now history. With a 14-meter swimming pool and invigorating self catering accommodation cottages all equipped with air-conditioning, Open View HD TV and private off-street parking, Swartberger Lodge offers privacy in the heart of a tourist mecca!
Our Self catering Accommodation offers:
Our Tourist Compass
Open to read... Swartberg Pass • Prince Albert • Meiringspoort • De Rust • Art Strolling & Wine Tasting
From Swartberger Lodge, you can explore the historic Swartberg pass, drive to Prince Albert and back through the awesome Meiringspoort and the quaint little town of De Rust, and do some stopovers at the wineries. For art strolling you'll find De Rust and Calitzdorp quite inspiring and can combine it with wine tasting at Calitzdorp's well-known and historic Boplaas Family Vineyards.
Open to read... Cango Caves • Cango Wildlife • animal encounters • elephants Buffelsdrift • Wilgewandel • Ostrich Farms
For the bird and animal enthusiasts a visit to the nearby ostrich farms and Cango Wildlife Ranch, with crocodiles, tigers, cheetahs and lots of other animals, some endangered, is a delight. Here you can enjoy exclusive animal encounters and cage diving with crocodiles. Don't forget Buffelsdrift Game Lodge and their elephants. The Wilgewandel slides and camel rides will make your visit a memorable one. The Cango Caves, one of the world's greatest natural wonders, are situated just about 30 km north of Oudtshoorn. According to legend, the caves were discovered during 1780. This underground wonder world is a must for visitors.
Open to read... Die Hel • Gamkasberg Nature Reserve • Garden Route National Park • Outeniqua Nature Reserve
If walking, hiking and nature loving are part of your agenda, you are surrounded with Nature Reserves and a few National Parks which host some of the Klein Karoo's best-kept secrets. Explore Die Hel (Cape Nature) in the Swartberg Mountain Range, Gamkasberg Nature Reserve (Cape Nature), Garden Route National Park and the Outeniqua Nature Reserve (Cape Nature).
The choices are endless with Mossel Bay to the South South-west, a beautiful historic coastal setting and one of the oldest harbour towns in South Africa. You'll find the Mossel Bay Pinnacle Point Cave Archeological World Heritage Site another inviting option. The stunning Knysna Feather Bed Reserve and Knysna Forests to the South-South-East is another incredible 'must-see'!