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Located in the suburb, only 2 kilometres from the town of Oudtshoorn, La Pension Guest House offers spacious accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Each room at La Pension Guest House features a large en suite bathroom, in-room Coffee/Tea station and FREE Highspeed WiFi. Breakfast is served daily in the breakfast room. There is a wide variety of restaurants within a short walking distance. Cango Caves is a 25-minute drive away. Mooiplaas Ostrich farm is 9.5 kilometres away. Swartberg Pass (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is 30 kilometres. Meiringspoort is a 30-minute drive. La Pension Guest House also offers a large swimming pool Coffee Bar and entertainment area including the Madibar. Guests can go walk in the large park-like gardens. There is also an indoor and outdoor barbecue available.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

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

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Gluten-free, Breakfast to go

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 sofa bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 sofa bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2

This property has told us they’re making considerable investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Oudtshoorn
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  • Keiren
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    I can't recommend this Guest House and Venita any higher. The house and gardens are absolutely stunning! Great pool and amazing bar area. Venita was the most fantastic host, so warm and friendly plus Ruby the dog made this the perfect stay. I wish...
  • Katharina
    What an enchanting and heartwarming experience at Hotel La Pension! We're thrilled to share our delightful stay with you. The hosts were exceptionally kind and welcoming, making us feel as if we were returning home. Their warmth and hospitality...
  • Bremner
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    This guest house is lovely the location, the gardens the pool and the owner . I could not prays them enough the attention to detail and helpful suggestion
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Errol and Venita

Host review score

Errol and Venita
A hidden gem in the heart of Oudtshoorn .... situated in an upmarket, leafy suburb on almost an acre, with guest accommodation in a quiet street with safe, off-street parking. As a family-run business, our guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends. Our accommodation is limited to a maximum of 12 people with 4 large, beautifully decorated en-suite rooms - all rooms have doors leading into the garden or onto the verandah and are only a short walk from a recently renovated world-class on-site coffee bar and restaurant where we serve dinners on request (and of course sumptuous full English breakfasts. There is a convenient outdoor BBQ area at the Guest House - alternatively we have an impressive indoor BBQ area at the bar where you can either 'self-cater' or by arrangement enjoy a BBQ/braai with us - many a life-long friendship built up over the 16 years we have run the establishment Oudtshoorn enjoys over 300 sunshine days a year and a beautiful feature of our property is a BIG sparkling pool at the restaurant where rest and relaxation are the core ingredients for an awesome stay! Wondering what to do - ask us and we can arrange ...... from dinners at quality restaurants, game drives, taxi's, wine tours, heritage site buildings, a drive (self-drive or escorted) over the majestic Swartberg Mountain Pass ( a UNESCO World Heritage Site), meerkat tours, cycle and or walking tours..... the town and Little Karoo region has a lot to offer! Free uncapped high-speed Wi-Fi ensures connectivity with the world - and smart TV in the rooms allows for streaming of your favorite shows on Netflix, YouTube, DSTV and other platforms. All rooms have king-size bed, air-conditioning and include a tea/coffee station, hairdryer, room safe (and 3 of the bedrooms have a large, separate bath and shower in a huge bathroom!) Worried about 'load-shedding' and rolling power blackouts? No problem - a 13kVA gas-powered generator keeps our lights on!
Errol and Venita own and run this small family business ..... it's been 16 years already (with an enforced almost 3 year pandemic closure) Our small team of Nikita and Morgan (daughter and partner) our grandson Cyrus (8 going 18 .... ) Judith and Lolla (housekeeping) and Sampies (our magician in the garden) look forward to welcoming you to what we fondly call 'our little piece of paradise'. Big bedrooms and bathrooms, a large communal lounge and indoor library/relaxation area await - and the newly renovated coffee bar/bar out at the LARGE pool area is truly world-class. For 7 consecutive years our team were awarded the Tripadvisor Excellence Award - and our product and the reviews our guests leave us are testimony to what we do. Why are we successful? We LOVE people, have been blessed to travel the world and lived abroad for 6 years. We UNDERSTAND the hospitality business. We walk the extra mile - nothing is too much trouble. If WE can't make the Oudtshoorn leg of you holiday as close to perfect as humanly possible, nobody can!! As a family we welcome other families too - to share our home and facilities! Our hobbies and interests are far-reaching - from gardening to cycling, from jewellery to yoga, from Cape Town to Cairo, from Mandela to Harley Davidson ...... the latter two subjects an evening's entertainment on their own and UNIQUE memorabilia you will not see anywhere else!! (that's a bold promise!!) Check out our website for some images, they tell a story but the hosts are the real reason our guests keep coming back ........ put us to the test and make your holiday dream a reality. Africa is in our blood
Situated on the Western side of town in a safe neighbourhood, there are MANY local attractions. The CP Nel Museum is rated as one of the oldest and best kept museums in the country and a visit takes one back 100 plus years to an era of pomp and ceremony when ostrich barons made and lost fortunes, and when an ounce of ostrich feathers had a value greater than an ounce of gold! A visit to one of the many Ostrich Farms in the area is an education! Visit some of the historical buildings in town, eat out at world class restaurants like Jemimas, Nostalgie, the Cape Eatery ... (all/most restaurants within walking distance of La Pension). If you whine without wine, there are a number of quality wine farms in the area, including Karusa and Grundheim. A trip to Oudtshoorn is not complete with a visit to the LARGEST caving system on the African continent, the Cango Caves. Also HIGHLY recommended is a drive over the magnificent Swartberg Mountain Pass to the quaint village of Prince Albert with a return to Oudtshoorn via Meiringspoort and De Rust. Many a guest arrives for 1 day and wishes they could stay!
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English

Property surroundings

Facilities of La Pension Guest House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.9

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Luggage storage
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    Cleaning services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business facilities
    • Fax/photocopying
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Security alarm
    • Safety deposit box
    • Shuttle service
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Allergy-free room
    • Wake-up service
    • Heating
    • Private entrance
    • Carpeted
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Entire unit located on ground floor
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    • Pool with view
    • Salt-water pool
    • Shallow end
    • Pool/beach towels
    • Pool bar
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Sun umbrellas
    • Yoga classes
    • Sun umbrellas
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    Languages spoken
    • Afrikaans
    • English

    House rules

    La Pension Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 14:00


    Until 10:30



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation 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.

    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

    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.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash La Pension Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 11:00 and 06:00.


    Pets are not allowed.

    FAQs about La Pension Guest House

    • La Pension Guest House is 800 yards from the centre of Oudtshoorn. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • La Pension Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Massage
      • Golf course (within 3 km)
      • Yoga classes
      • Live sport events (broadcast)
      • Swimming Pool

    • The prices at La Pension Guest House 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 La Pension Guest House is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

    • Room options at La Pension Guest House include:

      • Double
      • Suite
      • Family
      • Twin

    • Guests staying at La Pension Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish
      • Gluten-free
      • Breakfast to go

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