La Plume Guest House


The working farm guest house La Plume is located in Oudtshoorn, South Africa’s ostrich farming centre, at the heart of the stunning semi-desert Little Karoo. Ostrich breeding and agriculture are the focus but the distinguished guests may experience this exotic lifestyle without sacrificing the comforts of first-rate accommodation.


At just a few minute’s walking distance, the famous Highgate Ostrich Show Farm welcomes visitors. However, no extravagant shows are performed to entertain visitors read more » but an authentic working farm conveys the essence of life on a farm through an intimate and educational approach. For this reason, the number of maximum guests at the La Plume is low.


No more than nine rooms are being offered by the small but cosy hotel.


Having been built in Victorian style over a century ago in 1900, the impressive main building houses the dining room where breakfast is served and dinner can be arranged on request.


The houses speciality is a mouth-watering ostrich steak cooked to perfection in accordance with an ancient family recipe. There is no point in asking, the secret recipe is being guarded by the owners like the crown jewels. Vegetarians need not worry. It might be a paradise for meat lovers but highly delicious vegetarian dishes are also regularly prepared.


An exquisite wine from the Plume’s wine cellar completes the sumptuous meal.


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Nine highly comfortable rooms are awaiting the guests at the La Plume Guest House. The spacious quarters have been tastefully furnished and decorated. Flowing curtains and antique furniture underline the read more » rustic charm of a country house.


Five of the rooms have been arranged with a double setup while the remaining four offer twin bedding. Providing more space and also perfect for families is the so called “Cottage”, a suite with two separate bedrooms, two lounges and a kitchen. All room’s facilities comprise a TV and a mini bar.


The air-conditioning effectively chills the summer’s blistering heat so you can sleep in total comfort. A coffee and tea maker allows you to enjoy an instant refreshment at your convenience.


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It will be a pleasure for the longstanding farmer Bartel du Toit to show guests around the working farm and explain the details about ostrich breeding. Nearby is the famous show farm Highgate Ostrich and read more » Safari which specialises in educative experiences of modern day ostrich farming.


An interesting ninety minute program will familiarise you with the finesse of ostrich breeding. The tour culminates in an ostrich race – your participation is required! Mount an ostrich yourself or choose to bet on the seemingly most competent rider and bird team. However, the city of the feather barons has a lot more to offer than “just” ostriches.


Tour to the Swartberg mountain pass, a breathtaking experience affording you with a stunning view of the exceptionally panoramic landscape.


Venture underground and visit the Cango Caves, one of the world’s largest stalactite cave systems. Your holiday at the La Plume Guest House Oudtshoorn is sure to be smashing success.


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