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Set 16 km from Oudtshoorn, Berluda offers charming accommodation in country-style cottages located in the scenic Schoemanshoek Valley, 15 km from the Cango Caves. It features 2 swimming pools. Cottages and rooms at Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages open out onto private balconies or panoramic patios. Some have well-equipped kitchens. The restaurant offers breakfast and dinner in the old tobacco barn. Guests have the opportunity to experience the farming activities of a working ostrich farm at Berluda. Guests at Berluda can enjoy activities such as sunset drives on the farm and the Meerkat Tour, offering guests a close encounter with the interesting creatures. George Airport is 77 km from Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site

Reliable info
Guests say the description and photos for this property are very accurate.

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Availability

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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
 
1 extra-large double bed
or
2 single beds
1 large double bed
2 extra-large double beds
Bedroom 1:
2 single beds
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
2 single beds
or
1 large double bed
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
8.8
Cleanliness
9.0
Comfort
9.0
Value for money
9.0
Location
9.3
Free WiFi
6.9
Low score for Oudtshoorn
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Nicole
    South Africa South Africa
    The views on the drive to Berluda were phenomenal and the beauty does not stop when you reach the property. From the friendly ostriches greeting you when you're arrive to the warmed blankets when you nestle in at night, this trip has been absolute...
  • Andrew
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The breakfast omelettes were delicious! Massive comfy bed, big bath and cosy fire. Glen was one the the friendliest and most helpful people I've ever met.
  • Brett
    South Africa South Africa
    Great location - well appointed rooms and attentive staff

Managed by Schoemanshoek Valley

Company review score: 9.5Based on 261 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Piet Schoeman grew up in the fertile Schoemanshoek Valley, just 15km outside of Oudtshoorn. His father was a humble vegetable and tobacco farmer. Piet's father taught him to be a hard worker, and today he can honour his father by the heritage that they built at Berluda. This 10th generation family farm was lovingly restored and guests can enjoy the peacefulness and beautiful views of the Swartberg Mountains from their cottage. He and his wife Laura invite you to share this beautiful valley with them. It has always been a dream in their hearts to make a difference in their community, and 4 years ago they started a small pre-school centre for the children of the community. This has now grown to over a hundred children. Already the impact can be seen on the lives of these vulnerable children. An arts and crafts project was also started that offers employment to many of the mothers of the children at the school. They create products from ostrich materials such as ostrich eggs and feathers. These can be seen and bought at the gift shop at Berluda. A local artist is steering this project on a voluntary basis.

Property information

In the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley, halfway between Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves, lies Berluda, an intimate guesthouse and self-catering family destination. Come and experience sincere South African farm hospitality, while enjoying the many activities our farm has to offer. Our restaurant offers dinner and breakfast (the latter included in your room rate), while you also have the opportunity to enjoy your own BBQ in the privacy of your cottage. No need to bring anything, we provide the food, the firewood - all you have to do is grill your own meat! Choose from ostrich, beef, venison or Karoo lamb. Join an exclusive tour of our working ostrich farm. This tour is presented with an animal friendly alternative, with no riding of ostriches. Also an encounter with our meerkat family, is not to be missed. Berluda is a bird-watchers' paradise, and a walk in the hills will give you a glimpse of the beautiful and rare indigenous Karoo vegetation. There are also hiking and mountain biking opportunities, as well as stargazing. Pet friendly cottages available on request, regret no pets or children below 12 in the farmhouse rooms. A family friendly experience that you will never forget.

Neighbourhood information

The warm climate of the Little Karoo, offers over 300 sunny days per year. So sightseeing can be done in glorious sunshine throughout the year. Even the mild winters invite guests to enjoy the many hiking and mountain biking trails. The exclusive ostrich farm tours, the meerkat encounter, sunset drives, and fishing are just a few of the many activities that we offer in and around Berluda. Winetasting is within walking distance from Berluda, and the port wine capital of South Africa, Calitzdorp, is just. half an hour drive away. Berluda is within easy reach of the Cango Caves, the magnificent Swartberg Pass and the imposing Meiringspoort. The quaint villages of De Rust and Prince Albert, is also only a short drive away. We recommend a 2-3 night stay to make the most of your Little Karoo stay.

Languages spoken

Afrikaans,German,English,Dutch

Property surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
      Local
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Kosher • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • 4 swimming pools
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bar
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Electric blankets
  • Private entrance
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Common areas
  • Shared lounge/TV area
4 swimming pools
Pool 1 - outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Shallow end
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
Pool 2 - outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Pool 3 - outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
Pool 4 - outdoor (kids)Free!
  • Open all year
  • Suitable for kids
  • Pool with view
  • Salt-water pool
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
Wellness
  • Kids' pool
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Activities
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Pub crawls
    Additional charge
  • Game drives
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Darts
  • Fishing
Outdoor & View
  • Garden view
  • View
Transport
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Public transport tickets
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Children's playground
  • Babysitting/child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre
Miscellaneous
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • German
  • English
  • Dutch

House rules
Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in
From 14:00 to 19:30
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
Check-out
From 07:00 to 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 13 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Accepted payment methods
VisaMastercardMaestroCash
Smoking
Smoking is not allowed.
Quiet hours
Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 06:00.
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Dear Visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions.

Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 06:00:00.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages

  • Guests staying at Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

  • The prices at Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages (subject to availability). These have:

    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages on this page.

  • Yes, Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages (subject to availability). These can accommodate:

    • 2 guests
    • 4 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Children's playground
    • Fishing
    • Darts
    • Happy hour
    • Walking tours
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Swimming Pool
    • Bicycle rental
    • Pub crawls
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bike tours
    • Game drives

  • Check-in at Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages is 6.8 miles from the centre of Oudtshoorn. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.