Need To Know
Eight rooms, one suite and a Family Cottage.
11am (but flexible, depending on arrivals). Check-in, from 2pm.
Double rooms from $100.90 (ZAR1,275). ⓘ
Rates include taxes, home-cooked breakfast, tea, coffee and cake, and a drink and snacks on arrival.
Pampering treatments such as reflexology can be arranged at Schoone Oordt – ask for details in advance if you’d like to book something.
At the hotel
Lovely gardens, swimming pool, conservatory, free WiFi in the main house. In rooms, flatscreen satellite TV, DVD player, embroidered bedlinen, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, tea/coffee tray. Bathrooms have underfloor heating and luxe, locally made bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The Luxury Rooms are set away from the main building in specially built cabins; they all have similar decor, with pale walls and dark furniture, open fires, private patios and Victorian-style claw-foot bathtubs. Tall Smiths will enjoy the extra-length beds. The Honeymoon Suite, in a separate cottage on the edge of the forest, has a handsomely carved wooden four poster and a giant bathroom, as well as a sitting room and large hearth.
The outdoor saltwater swimming pool is big enough for a lung-busting swim or lingering float, with deckchairs and parasols for poolside lounging.
Comfy shoes, for the spectacular walks on your doorstep; binoculars, for bird- and beast-spotting; bikinis, for swimming and sunbathing; books, for reading on the patio or by the fire.
The property is non-smoking, but you may smoke outside on your patio if you wish. Pets unfortunately cannot be accommodated (the owners already have two dogs and a cat!).
Welcome. Cots and extra beds are available, babysitting can be arranged for around SAR55 an hour. A steriliser, pram and changing mat can be made available with notice.
The kitchen garden supplies many of the ingredients for your home-cooked breakfast each day.