De Rust, Klein Karoo Kannaland - Accommodation
ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:This accommodation in Oudtshoorn is a rustic 4-star lodge nestled at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains, and its name Thabile means "˜a place of happiness' in Sotho. Thabile Lodge is between the Little Karoo towns of De Rust and Oudtshoorn and has 600 hectares of native surroundings that offer a sanctuary away from the bright lights of civilization. Their place of happiness ensures the perfect oasis for balancing mind, body and soul.
Your host at this De Rust accommodation is Len Bornman, who has created a welcoming atmosphere from humble beginnings. Thabile lodge has undergone a major transformation, with many special features such as handcrafted basins and showers, screeded floors, high ceilings and original artworks. This Oudtshoorn accommodation is an extension of his own home - ensuring guests will leave as friends.
Set in tranquil gardens filled with abundant birdlife, with magnificent views of the surrounding hills, the 12 en suite rooms are situated in 6 air-conditioned cottages. Guests can relax at the main homestead, or have complete privacy on your own verandah at this accommodation in De Rust.
Services and facilities available at Thabile Lodge:
• Free wireless Internet
• Swimming pool
• Jacuzzi & steam room
• Small cardio gym
• TV lounge with media centre
• Traditional South African cuisine served on the open verandah
• Fully licensed
• Large landscaped gardens
• Nature walks
• Abundant indigenous flora & wildlife
• Situated at the gateway to the magnificent Swartberg Pass
This accommodation in Oudtshoorn is something to experience, a relaxing getaway in this beautiful part of South Africa.
Facilities & Amenities includes:
Facilities available at Thabile Lodge, De Rust, Klein Karoo Kannaland
- Animal Friendly
- Children Welcome
- Conference Facilities
- Gay Friendly
- Secure Parking
- Wedding Facilities
- Air Conditioning
- Non Smoking
Accreditations & Gradings:
Accreditations for Thabile Lodge, De Rust, Klein Karoo Kannaland
- Tourism Grading Council
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 22° 24' 35.7" E / 33° 32' 36.6" S
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Driving to Thabile Lodge in De Rust, Klein Karoo Kannaland
|Departing: Cape Town International Airport|
|Address: Airport, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town 7490, South Africa|
|Distance: 439 km / Duration: 4 hours 57 mins|
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