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Set 9.9 miles from Oudtshoorn, Berluda offers charming accommodation in country-style cottages located in the scenic Schoemanshoek Valley, 9.3 miles 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 47.8 miles from Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 9 Jun 2011.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

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

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Buffet

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Hosted by Schoemanshoek Valley

9.5
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Schoemanshoek Valley
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.
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.
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 *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Bello Cibo
    11.2 miles
Natural beauty
  • Mountain Cango Caves
    6.2 miles
  • Mountain Swartberg Pass
    10.6 miles
Closest airports
  • George Airport
    37.1 miles
How to get to Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages from George Airport
    Car
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Facilities of Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities Additional charge
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Tumble dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Electric blankets
  • Private entrance
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Garden view
Services & Extras
  • Wake-up service
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Darts
  • Fishing
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Transport
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • 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
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
Accessibility
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Wellness facilities
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa facilities
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Common areas
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Miscellaneous
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • German
  • English
  • Dutch
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House rules Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

14:00 - 17:00

You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.

Check-out

07:00 - 10:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 2 years and above are considered 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

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Extra bed upon request
Free
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
Free

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


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

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

FAQs about Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages

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

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Children's playground
    • Fishing
    • Darts
    • Spa facilities
    • Walking tours
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Tour or class about local culture

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

  • 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, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages on this page.

  • Guests staying at Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • 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.

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

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

    • 2 guests
    • 4 guests
    • 5 guests

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

  • Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages is 6.8 miles from the centre of Oudtshoorn.

  • 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.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages by:

    • Car 1h