Foster's Manor

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 295
GETAWAY TYPE
Guest House
Overview
Experience the days gone by of ostrich feathers and feather palaces at Fosters Manor; we are 3 Star graded and offer the embodiment of the era when the ostrich and its feathers reigned supreme in the Little Karoo. Fosters Manor was the only place to be established as a charming B&B and was declared a national monument in 1974 when it was restored to its former glory.<br /><br />The manor has eight rooms, the character of which is a blend of the old and new. Every room has an en-suite bathroom where one can relax in a French slipper bath. You can also enjoy a drink while watching TV. A stay in the manors Honeymoon Suite will be the crowning glory of your honeymoon. The spacious interiors have been individually furnished with authentic collector's pieces from the early 1900s. All rooms are fitted with minibars, facilities for making coffee and tea, and TVs. Guests can also roam the ground floor which is decorated with photo reproductions of the feather boom era.<br /><br />The Great British sandstone architect, Charles Bullock, was the creator of the building; his original plans and documents are displayed in the breakfast room of the manor. J.Foster, a local attorney, instructed Bullock to design a double-storey mansion for him. Foster called this mansion 'Rus in Urbe', formally known as Fosters Folly and later renamed Fosters Manor. We, Agnes and Kahreema, hope that we will have the pleasure of making your acquaintance real soon.<br /><br />Experience a culinary array of flavours mingling on our cold and hot buffet. Enjoy food from the past like Liver of Lamb Cakes served with a tomato and onion stew, Hake Fishcakes served with a homemade lemon mayonnaise and food from the present like Mushroom Quiche made with a creamy mushroom filling and a soft crumbly crest, Mini Chicken Kebabs smothered in a mustard dressing from a delectable inter-mixture on our buffet. Enjoy, amongst other things, fresh fruit salad or salad platters, freshly baked delicacies, bacon and eggs made to your liking and succulent omelettes with your choice of filling from our menu. Breakfast is served in the breakfast room and in winter you can enjoy your breakfast by the warmth of a fire. During summer, breakfast can be served outside on the patio and one can enjoy the tranquil surroundings and fresh Karoo air. Although we do not serve dinner at the manor, we can make dinner reservations for you at excellent nearby restaurants.
Enquiry
 
 
"Great House"
01 Apr 2017
By ian McMaster
"The house is fantastic and hopefully it gets fully restored to its former grandeur.The room was ok and needs a small upgrade, The bed was a bit small and hard, the TV definitely needs upgraded as does the tea and coffee facilities. Would have been better to have a small fridge for guests use and not as a bar facility. Quite noisy late night and early morning not sure if it was the security or people in the street. Breakfast was very good"
"Pit Stop 27 Dec'16"
06 Jan 2017
By Natasja, South Africa
"The service was great as we had to change our travel dates and the booking was changed with no hassle. Breakfast was great and we really enjoyed the short stay in the beautiful old fashioned style house.Location is excellent for a pit stop on your to Cape Town."
"Best B&B"
01 Jan 2017
By Anthia, South Africa
"It was really a great honour for us as the Cerfontyne family from the Free State that we could stay in a historical building called Forest manor. All the staff members made us feel very welcome and at home. I would recommend this vacational home to any one."
"Gemaklike verblyf"
17 Oct 2016
By Sonet, South Africa
"Ons het heerlik oornag in Foster's. Baie ou gebou met lekker groot kamers. Alles was perfek. Klein bietjie instandhouding aan pleisterwerk nodig."
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13 Apr 2015
By Annamarie, South Africa
"We absolutely loved this beautiful Grande Dame of a house. The woodwork and history of the house is so special. Romantic ball and claw bath, four-poster bed, high ceilings and stunning olde world furniture. Breakfast was amazing and the best was that it is walking distance to the centre of town where the KKNK festival took place. Will definitely visit Foster's Manor again if ever I visit Oudtshoorn again."
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25 Dec 2014
By Anna-Marie, South Africa
"Lieflike plek om te bly. Heerlike ontbyt en gasvry. Hoop ons sien julle weer volgende jaar."
"A bit of history"
25 Oct 2013
By Clinton, New Zealand
"Wonderful experience. Lovely staff. Great breakfast. I think it could be rather chilly in the rooms in the winter, but our stay in October was fine. Rooms are large, well enormous."
"Loved it"
01 May 2013
By Jennifer, South Africa
"Loved it. Loved the old. Not impressed with the synthetic curtain around the bed, but otherwise LOVED it. A shower should be installed in each room."
"Great"
05 Apr 2011
By Laurie, South Africa
"A lovely manor with great staff!"
"We were made very welcome!"
11 Apr 2010
By Marie, South Africa
"This was an ideal stay for us as we were at the KKNK for the week. Unfortunately, there was no shower(except a plastic one in the bath). The breakfast was lovely. I like the fact that the establishment is off the street, giving a feeling of security and quietness."