De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 475
GETAWAY TYPE
Country House
Overview
In the heart of the Free State, 35 kilomters south of Bloemfontein on the N1 lies a beautifully restored old farmhouse, De Oude Kraal Country Estate. <br /><br />We offer you rest and tranquility after a long day's travel in luxury, romantic accommodation and spend a few days unwinding on the farm. Adorned with family heirlooms and collectables, the homestead offers old world charm, whilst Gerhard's exclusive bar and wine cellar provides a wide variety to satisfy all discerning guests.<br /><br /> Marie's renowned Free State cuisine offers a gourmet dinner by candlelight, a hearty farm breakfast and is a culinary feast in all aspects. A complimentary afternoon tea with cakes awaits you upon check-in. Lounge in the sun, read a book from our in-house library and experience the peaceful park-like gardens under the bluegum trees. Explore the farm by horseback, footpaths, sundown tractor ride or enjoy one of our many other outdoor activities. Meaning " I Dream" in Sotho, our 4 star garden rooms are all individually themed and decorated by Marie. Each boast a private patio, open fireplace, en-suite bathroom, heater, television and tea and coffee facilities. Some have under floor heating and spa bath as an added luxury.<br /><br />After a leisurely meal snuggle up under fluffy goose down duvet and mohair blanket. For the romantically inclined there are a variety of choices , each unique with some welcome extras. De Oude Kraal is Gerhard and Marie's passion and that is truly reflected in their attention to detail, that ensures not just a stop over, but a wonderful part of your travels
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"Charming hide-away"
20 Jan 2016
By Rupert, South Africa
"Excellent accommodation, privacy, well trained staff and excellent cuisine.A jewel in the middle of no where !!!If in the area again will certainly book in again.Rupert &amp; Gwynne"
"Living up to its reputation"
29 Sep 2015
By Lourens, South Africa
"De Oude Kraal is everything the critics say it is - and more! Superb accommodation, service that excels and cuisine that deservedly places it in the top 100 restaurants in SA! We shall be back again and again!"
"One night stay"
05 Jan 2015
By Kevin, South Africa
"The location is excellent for an overnight stop for those traveling to or from JHB. Just far enough off the N1 to be peaceful yet convenient to travelers. In context to the room rate charged per night the farmhouse /gardens and estate are in need of some attention regarding general maintenance, having a somewhat disheveled appearance.However everything was clean.The food was really excellent and well priced, an unexpected dining experience in such a location. At a lower room rate, or if some cosmetic renovations and maintenance were done I would stay there again. ESTABLISHMENT'S RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it. We just wish to reiterate that this is a historical building dating 1885 in the Old English style with renovations as a continuing process. Our gardens are extensive with maintenance on going. We completed the renovation of two of our rooms in 2014 with complete refurbishing. We have a high service standard. We do have lower rates out of season."
"The Gems of South Africa"
22 Apr 2014
By Marilise, South Africa
"We enjoyed our stay thoroughly! What a surprise! The kids where more than welcome, the staff extremely friendly and helpful. This is why we do not rush to the sea, we stop over and enjoy the gems of South Africa! Book dinner, stay a night longer!"
"De Oude Kraal"
02 Jan 2011
By Anonymous, South Africa
"Nice."
"De Oude Kraal"
02 Jan 2011
By Anonymous,South Africa
"Nice."
"Great !!!"
01 Sep 2009
By Claire, South Africa
"We really enjoyed our 2-days stay, the availability and kindness of the staff (special thanks to Melanie !), the great activities (horse-riding and spa) and the fantastic dinners !!"
"Great !!!"
01 Sep 2009
By Claire, South Africa
"We really enjoyed our 2-days stay, the availability and kindness of the staff (special thanks to Melanie !), the great activities (horse-riding and spa) and the fantastic dinners !!"
"Fantastic"
27 Dec 2007
By Renier, South Africa
"This was the last night of our honeymoon. it was very nice..."