Altes Landhaus Country Lodge – Oudtshoorn


Altes Landhaus  a 5 star Country Lodge in Schoemanshoek, 14km from Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves & the Swartberg Mountains

Cradled in the fertile Schoemanshoek Valley of South Africa’s Little Karoo, a stately Cape Dutch style homestead awaits to introduce you to the beauty and charm that is Altes Landhaus.

Rich colours and soft textures combine with animal print and fine embroidery to create accommodation fit for kings and queens. Immerse yourself in the superbly decorated suites and double rooms with comfortable private sitting rooms and en-suite bathrooms. With the attention to detail, every need is catered for and the rich atmosphere beckons you into perfect slumber.

Rich colours and soft textures creates a suite fit for kings and queens, Immerse yourself… Or step outside for a bit of sunshine and enjoy the immaculate gardens.


With a true African feel Altes Landhaus restaurant is set on a large outdoor patio with high bamboo ceilings. Our restaurant has an open fire with tranquil garden surroundings which creates the perfect atmosphere for a 5star dining experience. With locally sourced products we ensure high quality meals with high quality service. The Altes Landhaus dining experience will ensure you get a 5star restaurant experience without straying away from the personal feel of Guest House dining. From ostrich fillets to seafood platters as well as our newly added vegetarian options our restaurant caters for all of our guests dietary requirements.



The hot Karoo air provides an intoxicating backdrop for the clear turquoise waters of the solar heated salt-water swimming pool, where you can relax and soak up sunlight. Tucked away in a tranquil corner of the homestead’s garden it also features a friendly pool bar.

Other leisure activities can be found in the Garden Route: Enjoy the beauty and adventure of this area, with whale watching, hiking, horse riding, fishing, game viewing and much more. Renowned for its first-rate golf courses, the area provides sportsmen with varied challenges in spectacular surroundings – including the magnificent courses of Fancourt in George, only 50 minutes away. Home of the 2003 President’s Cup and the 2005 Women’s World Cup of Golf. Then there’s Pezula, a Championship Course in Knysna, and of course the Oudtshoorn Country Club, set to become one of the definitive Golf Course Estates in the Karoo.


After a long day of exploring Oudtshoorn and its surrounds you’ll find a beautiful lounge with two cosy fire places where you can stretch out, relax and read a book or two. Take advantage of the honesty bar in the lounge where you can help yourself to some local beers and wines as well as a selection of spirits.

In the dining area you’ll find an African atmosphere, reed ceilings and scented summer fragrances waft in from the garden immersing the spacious patio area, where guests are invited to dine during the long summer months. Enjoy generous farm and continental breakfasts and a la carte dinners, including a choice of the finest local specialities: ostrich, fresh fish, succulent Karoo lamb, game or fresh farm chicken.

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