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Karoo Retreat
Karoo Retreat
Karoo Retreat
Karoo Retreat
Karoo Retreat
Karoo Retreat
Karoo Retreat

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8.9

Excellent

645 reviews

645 reviews

Breakfast2
Shops1
View1
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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Cango Ostrich Farm 280 m
Arbeidsgenot 490 m
ArtKaroo Art Gallery 890 m
Le Roux Dorpshuis Museum 990 m
Cali Craft & Gems 1.1 km
CP Nel Museum 1.2 km
The Cango Caves 1.6 km
Lugro Ostrich Leather Products 2.0 km
Oudtshoorn Airport 2.0 km
Meerkat Magic 2.1 km

Karoo Retreat

41 Klein Karoo Street, Oudtshoorn, Oudtshoorn, Oudtshoorn, South Africa, 6620 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Oudtshoorn part of Oudtshoorn, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Oudtshoorn Airport. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and spa on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Pets allowed

Car park

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Tennis court

Bicycles

Shuttle service

Value for money9.0
Distance to city center66.8 Km
Location rating8.3

Rooms available at Karoo Retreat

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.7

Villa
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  • Pool view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed or 1 sofa bed
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Double with Fan
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 3 double beds
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Basic Double Bed Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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Luxury Villa
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Deluxe House
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      Deluxe 1 Bedroom
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            Frequently asked questions

            How much does it cost to stay at Karoo Retreat?

            Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

            What time is check-in and check-out at Karoo Retreat?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to Karoo Retreat?

            Karoo Retreat is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 500 ZAR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Karoo Retreat also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Karoo Retreat has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Oudtshoorn with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

            Is breakfast offered at Karoo Retreat?

            Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Karoo Retreat. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 45 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

            What is the smoking policy at Karoo Retreat?

            Karoo Retreat does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

            What is the closest airport to Karoo Retreat?

            The closest airport to Karoo Retreat is Oudtshoorn Airport, 2.0 km away.

            What restaurants are nearby Karoo Retreat?

            Karoo Retreat’s neighborhood is Oudtshoorn which includes popular restaurants such as Ocean Basket, The Black Swan - Restaurant & Wine Bar and Jemima's Restaurant.

            What popular shopping places are close to Karoo Retreat?

            Located in the Oudtshoorn area, Karoo Retreat is close to great shopping choices like ArtKaroo Art Gallery, Cali Craft & Gems and Lugro Ostrich Leather Products.

            What are popular attractions near Karoo Retreat?

            Karoo Retreat is located in Oudtshoorn area, which is famous for attractions such as Cango Ostrich Farm, Arbeidsgenot and Le Roux Dorpshuis Museum.

            What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Karoo Retreat?

            Karoo Retreat is located within Oudtshoorn, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including The Cango Caves and Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

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            What people love about Karoo Retreat

            • 10

              Exceptional

              "Great value for money Majestic views"

              Raheena

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              June 3, 2022

            • 10

              Exceptional

              "A well appointed room which is pet friendly as we were traveling with our 3 dachshunds."

              Sean

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              April 25, 2022

            • 9.2

              Exceptional
              Location

              "Great location and quiet, Great staff and and comfortable place to stay."

              Frederick

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              March 1, 2022

            Property ranking|Compared to 106 Oudtshoorn properties
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            Cleanliness score
            9.4/10
            Room comfort score
            8.7/10
            Service score
            9.3/10
            Value for money score
            9/10
            Better than
            93
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            of Oudtshoorn properties
            Better than
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            %
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            Better than
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            Better than
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            Overall rating:

            8.9

            Excellent
            645 reviews
            Cleanliness
            9.4
            Facilities
            9.0
            Location
            8.3
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            More about Karoo Retreat

            More about Karoo Retreat

            Karoo Retreat

            Enjoy all the sightseeing options of Oudtshoorn with a stay at Karoo Retreat. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Not sure what you want to do in Oudtshoorn? Keep your choices easy and open and go with the flow when staying at Karoo Retreat, just 2.0 km from Oudtshoorn Airport.
            Karoo Retreat offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hotel can arrange it before your check-in date. Taxi and shuttle services provided by the hotel make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Oudtshoorn.
            If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's free parking, right on-site. The hotel provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. On cold days and nights, the hotel's on-site fireplace will keep you warm.
            Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? laundromat and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Little things you forgot to pack aren't a big problem! Just stop by the convenience stores to get what you need. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
            Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
            Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Karoo Retreat guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Karoo Retreat include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
            The hotel also offers a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. Karoo Retreat also provides a hair dryer and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


            Dining and things to do

            Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Karoo Retreat. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. Karoo Retreat has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost.
            Recreational facilities at Karoo Retreat are designed for escape and relaxation. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage and spa. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like non-motorized water sports.
            Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area.


            Reasons to stay here

            Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 97% of the city's accommodation.
            This hotel scores higher than 93% of the city's accommodations for cleanliness.
            It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 92% of other accommodations in Oudtshoorn.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Excellent
            Facilities

            9

            Languages spoken

            • English

            Outdoor

            • Bicycles

            Internet access

            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Internet services
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Canoeing
            • Diving
            • Fishing
            • Game room
            • Garden
            • Hiking
            • Horseback riding
            • Massage
            • Pool facilities
            • Pool with view
            • Snorkeling
            • Spa
            • Swimming pool [outdoor]
            • Table tennis
            • Tennis court
            • Tours
            • Water sports (non-motorized)
            • Yoga room

            Cleanliness and safety

            • Anti-viral cleaning products
            • Body thermometer
            • Breakfast in room
            • Cashless payment service
            • Daily disinfection in all rooms
            • Daily disinfection in common areas
            • Doctor/nurse on call
            • Face coverings on staff
            • First aid kit
            • Free face masks
            • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
            • Hand sanitizer
            • Hotel room service app
            • Hot water linen and laundry washing
            • Hygiene certification
            • Individually-wrapped food options
            • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
            • Protective screens in common areas
            • Room sanitization opt-out available
            • Rooms sanitized between stays
            • Safe dining setup
            • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
            • Shared stationery removed
            • Staff trained in safety protocol
            • Temperature check for guests and staff

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Alternative meal arrangement
            • BBQ facilities
            • Grocery delivery
            • Restaurants
            • Room service
            • Vending machine

            Services and conveniences

            • Air conditioning in public area
            • Contactless check-in/out
            • Convenience store
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Dry cleaning
            • Elevator
            • Fireplace
            • Food delivery
            • Heating in public area
            • Invoice provided
            • Ironing service
            • Laundromat
            • Laundry service
            • Luggage storage
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Salon
            • Smoke-free property
            • Smoking area
            • Terrace

            For the kids

            • Babysitting service
            • Family room
            • Kids meal
            • Kids safety features
            • Swimming pool [kids]

            Land sports

            • Golf course (within 3 km)

            Access

            • Cat-friendly
            • Check-in/out [private]
            • Check-in [24-hour]
            • Dog-friendly
            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Non-smoking rooms
            • Pet facilities
            • Pets allowed
            • Soundproof rooms

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer
            • Bicycle parking
            • Car park [free of charge]
            • Car park [on-site]
            • Rental car
            • Shuttle service
            • Taxi service

            Available in all rooms

            • Closet
            • Clothes rack
            • Complimentary tea
            • Desk
            • Fan
            • Free bottled water
            • Free instant coffee
            • Hair dryer
            • Heating
            • Internet access – wireless
            • Laptop workspace
            • Linens
            • Microwave
            • Mirror
            • Non-smoking
            • Refrigerator
            • Satellite/cable channels
            • Shower
            • Towels
            • Wi-Fi [free]
            Food and dining
            Breakfast options
            • Full English/Irish
            Restaurants on site

            Restaurant

            • Cuisine: South African
            • Menu: Buffet
            Location
            41 Klein Karoo Street, Oudtshoorn, Oudtshoorn, Oudtshoorn, South Africa, 6620
            Excellent
            Location

            8.3

            Property policies
            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

            All children are welcome.

            Children 0-10 year(s)
            Must use an extra bed
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            Others
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until10:00

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer fee500 ZAR
            • Distance from city center66.8 Km
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)55

            Extras

            • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)45 ZAR

            The property

            • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
            • Number of floors1
            • Number of rooms 5
            • Room voltage220
            • Year property opened1992
            • Most recent renovation2012

            Reviews of Karoo Retreat from real guests

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            8.8
            /
            10
            Excellent
            Cleanliness9.4
            Facilities9.0
            Location8.3
            Room comfort and quality8.7
            Service9.3
            Value for money9.0
            High score for Oudtshoorn
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (8)
            8-9 Excellent (3)
            7-8 Very Good (1)
            6-7 Good (1)
            <6 Below Expectation (0)
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            Mar - May (7)
            Jun - Aug (1)
            Sep - Nov (1)
            Dec - Feb (4)
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            9.7
            Exceptional
            Chris from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

            Quiet little gem of a place”

            Spacious, well designed and decorated accommodation with great service to match

            Absolutely fantastic, the rooms are quirky but very stylish, it's self catering but has all the kit you could ask for. Tea, coffee, milk provided, etc. staff are great and can give you lots of information and recommendations. Amazing value for money, they should be charging more!

            Reviewed May 02, 2015

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Sylvia from Canada
            Group
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

            Pleasant and Relaxing”

            size, kitchen and pool

            Our stay was fantastic and the place was amazing. The only issue is that there is no security so we dis have some unwelcome guests arrive in our backyard around 1am!

            Reviewed February 19, 2015

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Tracey from South Africa
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in April 2018

            Cute and cozy”

            What a lovely little hidden gem. It was o quiet and peacful. We swam, had our own little braai and relaxed. Loved this place...

            Reviewed April 18, 2018

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Tim from United States
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

            OUTSTANDING VALUE”

            Spacious suite with separate sitting, kitchen, sleeping, and ablution facilities. Excellent breakfast, and attentive staff.

            Reviewed February 22, 2020

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Kevin from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in February 2020

            Highly recommended ”

            Nice clean accommodation, breakfast very tasty. Fast checkin

            Reviewed February 07, 2020

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Raheena from South Africa
            Solo traveler
            Villa
            Stayed 1 night in May 2022

            Exceptional”

            Great value for money Majestic views

            Reviewed June 03, 2022

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Sean from South Africa
            Couple
            Villa
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

            Exceptional”

            An oasis in Oudtshoorn. A wonderful welcome by our host Rina. A well appointed room which is pet friendly as we were traveling with our 3 dachshunds. The staff are courteous and helpful. Highly recommend

            Reviewed April 25, 2022

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Frederick from South Africa
            Couple
            Villa
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

            Great Little Place”

            Great location and quiet, Great staff and and comfortable place to stay.

            Reviewed March 01, 2022

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Charmelaine from South Africa
            Couple
            Villa
            Stayed 3 nights in May 2021

            Wonderful Stay”

            I would definitely recommend this place. It is quiet, located close to great restaurants and shops. The staff are so friendly and the place itself has loads to offer. I cannot wait to see what additional items they will have to offer after their renovations is completed.

            Reviewed June 07, 2021

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            Thank you so much for choosing Karoo Retreat. So glad you enjoyed your time with us even though it was only for a short while. We can not wait to host you again in the near future. Monnique and Team

            Responded June 07, 2021
            Karoo Retreat
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Mr from South Africa
            Couple
            Standard Double with Fan
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2021

            Exceptional”

            Very clean , superb staff always helpful , Definitely go again mr savage

            Reviewed April 05, 2021

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            6.3
            Good
            Johann from South Africa
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in March 2013

            Good self-catering accomodation”

            Clean hotel, Nice location, Nice design.
            Reviewed March 25, 2013

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Mareike from Germany
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in September 2018

            Very good”

            Schöne, saubere kleine Unterkunft. Bei uns hatte im Zimmer die Küchenniesche gefehlt, allerdings wurde dann für uns abgewaschen. Auch gut :-) Sehr nette Vermieterin.

            Reviewed October 09, 2018

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Robert from Netherlands
            Solo traveler
            Standard Double with Fan
            Stayed 1 night in July 2022

            Fijn guesthouse op goede locatie”

            Op doorreis had ik deze accommodatie gereserveerd. De ontvangst was hartelijk en kreeg een korte uitleg in de kamer. De accommodatie ligt goed gelegen en in veilige buurt. Het terrein is beveiligd en je krijgt bij aankomst sleutels voor de poorten. Je kan het terrein dus altijd verlaten. De kamer zelf was erg netjes. Tijdens mijn verblijf viel waren er wel stroomstoringen, maar dat was in heel Zuid-Afrika. Dit kon ik de accommodatie niet aanrekenen. Bij aankomst krijg je al een zaklamp voor de mogelijke stroomstoringen. Het ontbijt was verder erg goed en werd na het bestellen op jouw kamer bezorgd. Het enige minpunt was dat ik een kamer had waarbij ik buren had in de kamer naast mij. Hier zit alleen een deur tussen en deze hield het geluid niet goed tegen. Ik hoorde ze dus praten en het geluid van de televisie was ook goed hoorbaar. Je moet hier dus wel rekening mee houden als je een rustige kamer wil. Verder is het Retreat een absolute aanrader.

            Reviewed August 09, 2022

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