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Kleinplaas Holiday Resort

Accommodation in Oudtshoorn

Kleinplaas Holiday Resort is situated in Oudtshoorn, in the Klein Karoo of South Africa. This resort offers affordable accommodation to individuals and groups visiting Oudtshoorn. Various accommodation options such as 3 star self catering, bed & breakfast and 4 star caravan stands and camping sites are available. Kleinplaas Holiday Resort also offers a large, clean swimming pool, a play area, and a fully equipped conference centre with a restaurant that caters for groups, functions and receptions.

Self Catering Accommodation in Oudtshoorn

Kleinplaas Holiday Resort in Oudthoorn offers Self Catering Accommodation in a number of chalets. All chalets are comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated. Linen and bath towels are supplied. Secure parking and braai facilities are available at each chalet.

Camping Sites in Oudtshoorn

The extra large, demarcated camping stands, all have 20 amp electric hook-ups. They are all level with lush, well-groomed lawns and plenty of shade created by the numerous evergreen Karee trees. Communal braai facilities are available. There are spotlessly clean, pleasant and well appointed ablutions and a well-equipped laundry.

Accommodation at Kleinplaas Holiday Resort

  • Two Bed, Bedroom
    Comfortable for overnight, Very affordable accommodation, Shower and toilet, DSTV, Under cover parking, Bedding and bath towels provided, Serviced daily, Not equipped for self-catering, but facilities for tea/coffee.
  • Four Bed Standard
    Open Plan Chalet Affordable Accommodation, 4 Single beds, Bathroom with bath and shower, Air conditioned, DSTV, Ceiling Fans, Fully Equipped kitchenette for self catering,  Under cover parking, Bedding and bath towels provided, Serviced daily.
  • Four Bed Luxury Open Plan Chalet
    Spacious luxury, 3 single beds and a couch that serves as a 4th full size single bed, Private patio and barbeque,  air-conditioned, Fully equipped kitchenette for self-catering, Bathroom with shower in bath, DSTV, Under cover parking at the chalet, Bedding and bath towels provided, Serviced daily.
  • Five Bed, One Bedroom Chalet
    Ideal for families, 1bedroom with double and single bed, Lounge with sleeper coach – 2 single beds, Large kitchen with stove and fridge, Bathroom with shower and bath, Ceiling fans, Private patio and barbeque area, Under cover parking, DSTV, Linen and bath towels provided, Serviced daily.
  • Six Bed, Two Bedroom Chalet
    Ideal for families, 1 bedroom with double bed, 1 bedroom with two single beds, Lounge with sleeper coach – 2 single beds, Large kitchenwith stove and fridge, Private patio and barbeque area, Under cover parking, DSTV, Linen and bath towels provided, Serviced daily.
  • Caravan Park
    – 4 Star Grading by SATOUR
    – Large stands, level with grass
    – Plenty trees and shade for the relentless summers
    – All stands with electrical points
    – Central barbeque area
    – Neat luxury ablution facilities

Barons Palace

Hotel in Oudtshoorn

The Baron’s Palace Hotel in Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo offers visitors to the area hotel accommodation at affordable rates. The hotel was built at the turn of the century by a wealthy Ostrich Baron and features high ceilings, ornate fireplaces and original ostrich plume showcases recreate an era of gracious elegance. Ascending the majestic staircase to the sweeping reception rooms and vast veranda, one imagines the lavish entertaining that took place in celebration of the  flourishing ostrich feather industry.

Accommodation in Oudtshoorn

Accommodation at the Baron’s Palace Hotel is available in 24 air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms clustered around a sunny courtyard with swimming pool and gazebo. Each room has a private entrance. French doors leads to the swimming pool area. The original hotel offers spacious Victorian rooms consisting of a honeymoon suite, family room as well as twin and double rooms.

Affordable Accommodation in Oudtshoorn

The Baron’s Palace is situated in a quiet street in Oudtshoorn and is close to the CBD, shops, museums, restaurants and banks. The comfort, privacy and affordability of the accommodation offered by the Baron’s Place Hotel in Oudtshoorn makes this the perfect place to stay from overnight accommodation for business travelers to holiday accommodation for tourists! The in house restaurant caters for breakfast, lunch and dinners can be served on request!

Wedding and Conference Venue in Oudtshoorn

The hotel is ideally equipped to host weddings, conferences and other special functions. The large function venue is ideal for Weddings, Parties and other special occasions. The spacious air-conditioned conference room can accommodate from 30 – 120 delegates.

Amenities of the Barons Palace Hotel

  • In Bedrooms:
    Colour TV, Heater, Fans, Tea/coffee making facilities, Bathroom amenities.
  • General:
    Swimming pool, Restaurant, Bar, Conference and wedding facilities, Gambling Machines, Secure parking, Non-smoking room, Baby-sitting services available. Iron/ironing-board and hair-dryer available at reception
 Accommodation Rates
  • Single: R710.00 per night
  • Double: R1020.00 per night
  • School Groups – rates on request

CP Nel Museum

CP Nel Museum in Oudtshoorn

The CP Nel Museum, famed for being one of the best small town museums in South Africa, is housed in the former Oudtshoorn Boys High School at 3 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn. This sandstone building with its prominent clock-tower was  designed by Charles Bullock and erected in 1906. The main theme of the museum is the ostrich industry, focusing on the ostrich feather boom period (1900 – 1914).

  • Transport – variety of vehicles including an Oxwagen dating back to 1839, the first car in Oudthoorn an Panhard and the Schacht, a Dutch model from the year 1909
  • Bedroom – an early years bedroom scene with beautiful furniture
  • Dining Room – the expensive and luxurious furniture used in this room belonged to one of the old “Ostrich Barons”
  • Music Room – a variety of historic musical instruments are on display in this room.
  • N.A. Smit – room and its contents are depicting past happenings in the building. This was the History classroom of Mr N.A Smit (several places in Oudtshoorn were named after him), teacher at the old Oudtshoorn Boy’s High School.
  • Synagogue – the only Synagogue to be situated in a museum and it’s still being used. It has an Ark that is one of the tallest.
  • School Hall – filled with historical photographs of students.
  • Ostrich Hall – the cultural and natural historic aspects of the ostrich are depicted. You will experience the ostrich industry in its entirety.
  • Store – a typical 1911 sales store.
  • Military – Reminders of the Second World War, and the brave men who died during the event is to be seen. The museum also specialises in a variety of ancient weaponry.
  • Natural History – This is a scene of animals found in the Klein Karoo.
  • Street Scene – including a chemist, bank, crockery and clothing displays

Le Roux Town House Museum National Monument

Le Roux Town House Museum, situated at 146 High Street, Oudtshoorn, forms part of the museum. It was built in 1909 and is an attractive house with stained glass panels reflecting the distinct Art Nouveau style. This house also designed by architect Charles Bullock was build for a farmer, Mr. Le Roux as a town house for him and his family. The house was declared a National Monument in 1980.


Visiting Hours

CP Nel Museum:

  • Mondays – Fridays: 08:00 – 17:00
  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 13:00
  • (Closed on Sundays and public holidays)

Le Roux Town House Museum:

  • Mondays – Fridays: 08:00 – 17:00
  • (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)


Activities in Oudtshoorn

Wilgewandel is located only 25km from Oudtshoorn on the R328, on route to the Cango Caves. They offer a
multitude of fun activities for young and old. Bring your friends and family and join in on some genuine farm style hospitality, fresh air and a good, hearty meal.

Oudthoorn Family Activities at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

The activities at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm are ideal for a fun day out with the whole family. Both adults and children will be entertained. Here you can enjoy a fun-filled day of excitement in the heart of the Klein Karoo near Oudtshoorn. Activities include the following:

  • Camel Rides: Come and meet the friendly camels. They are: Abraham, Joshua, Moses, Vossie, Josef, Tabo & Nelson.
  • 18 Hole Ghwarra-Ghwarra Golf: Fun and entertaining putt-putt for young and old alike.
  • Donkey Cart Rides: Going for a ride in a donkey cart is a lot of fun.
  • Farm Animals: In true farm style we have a variety of tame animals to feed. These include rabbits, a pig, Billy goats, ostriches and sheep.
  • Bumper Boats: This is a very nice and safe activity to do with your kids.
  • Hiking Trails: For the more energetic we’ve got a 30-60 minute hiking trail.
  • “Foefie Slide”: You are dared to glide over our farm dam with our 100m foefie slide.
  • “Pyp Karre” Exiting and great fun,one or two persons per cart.
  • Waterslides: Remember to bring your swimming gear!
  • Restaurant:
    At our restaurant you can sample home cooked meals and try out some
    exotic cuisine like an Ostrich and crocodile platter.

Wilgewandel Holiday Farm is Wheelchair friendly!
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm also offers you Bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation!