Thorntree Country House – Oudtshoorn – The Garden Route – South Africa

Beautifully appointed, the Thorntree Country House is situated in a stunning location offering unspoilt views of the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley

The Thorntree Country House is a family run business and offers guests a personal and friendly service.

Dating back to the 1800s, the property’s Klein Karoo architectural style has been carefully restored and fully equipped with all modern conveniences….a wonderful peaceful ‘retreat’ to return to after sightseeing.


The accommodation is located in the homestead and outbuildings which date from the 1800s – the owners have managed to retain much of the original architecture with what must have been a major conversion. The end result is spacious modern, nicely furnished fully air conditioned rooms equiped with all the modern conveniences guest now expect including tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, sumptuous linen, and smart bathrooms including twin wash hand basins. An honesty bar operates throughout the hotel for guests’ convenience.

The stylish small dining room overlooks the pool with the beautiful Schoemanshoek Valley providing a backdrop. Fresh local produce is used as much as possible both for the substantial breakfasts and dinners offered to guests. Three course dinners are served with a small selection of main dishes – enjoy exquisite Klein Karoo (name given to the fertile valley of the area) cuisine. There are a number of excellent restaurants in the Klein Karoo area if you prefer to eat out.

Facilities and things to do

The hotel has its own large salt water swimming pool. An honesty bar operates in the hotel for guests’ convenience.

  • Explore the Klein Karoo Wine Route – ask for details
  • Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Ranch and the Ostrich Farm (or less expensive alternatives) are popular places to visit
  • Drive to the top of the beautiful Swartberg Pass
  • For the energetic there are opportunities for cycling, hiking and mountain tours.


All the top attractions of the area listed above are within very easy reach by car including the Swartberg Pass Circle Route to Prince Albert via Meiringspoort. This property and location is ideal as part of a tailor-made itinerary along The Garden Route – see note at end of this page.

Louis and Tanja Lategan and their staff will go out of their way to make your stay an unforgettable one. They have a mound of local information and recommendations which they will freely share with you during your stay.

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