Fosters Manor Ostrich Feather Palace

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 295
PRICE (unit):
from R 1,400 - 1,400
Guest House
Fosters Manor (Ostrich Feather Palace), build in 1904, is an establishment of South Cape TVET College. Charles Bullock, the great British sandstone architect, was the creator of the building. James Alexander Foster, a local attorney, instructed Bullock to design a double-storey mansion for him. Foster called the mansion Rus in Ubre, formally known as Fosters Folly and later renamed Fosters Manor.

The Manor is a National Monument and has recently been restored to its former glory. It has eight en suite guest rooms, is three star graded and offers bed and breakfast as well as conference facilities.

In room facilities include:
Coffee/tea making facility
TV (Selected DSTV and SABC Channels)
Small refrigerator

Guests will experience a culinary array of flavours mingling on the cold and hot breakfast buffet served in the dining room. Although we do not serve dinner we can make dinner reservations at excellent nearby restaurants.

We hope that we will have the pleasure of making your acquaintance real soon.
"Breakfast size of room"
10 Apr 2018
By Anita Voges
"Balconny can be fixed to have a nice view"
"Perfect for a family weekend escape"
03 Apr 2018
By Tannith du Preez
"Big room size, town centre location and great breakfast."
"Beautiful historic mansion"
18 Dec 2017
By Odette Fourie
"It was a wonderful stay. My mother who is totally obsessed about history and old houses loved it. Massive bedrooms, fantastic staff, yummy breakfast and a surprise car wash :) definitely worth a visit!"
"Clean and comfortable old world charm"
14 Oct 2017
By Roeline Daneel
"Effortless checking in and out, even though we arrived really late and left long before sunrise. Staff also arranged a packed breakfast for us, since we missed the included breakfast. Enormous rooms and old world charm. The house itself is in need of renovation, but everything is clean and comfortable. Location super central."
"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."
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."
25 Dec 2014
By Anna-Marie, South Africa
"Lieflike plek om te bly. Heerlike ontbyt en gasvry. Hoop ons sien julle weer volgende jaar."