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Karoo Retreat

3.5 star property
3.5-star Oudtshoorn guesthouse with restaurant

8.0/10 Very good

8 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
41 Klein Karoo Street, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, 6625
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

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About this area

Getting around

  • George (GRJ) - 51 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Karoo Retreat

3.5-star guesthouse
Free English breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Karoo Retreat. Treat yourself to a deep-tissue massage or other spa services. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks at this guesthouse include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage
  • Barbecue grills and smoke-free premises
Room features
All guestrooms at Karoo Retreat have comforts such as premium bedding and furnished patios, as well as amenities like free WiFi and sound-insulated walls.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • 60-cm flat-screen TVs with digital channels
  • Refrigerators, freezers, and electric kettles


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 2:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 60-cm flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Karoo Retreat House Oudtshoorn
Karoo Retreat House
Karoo Retreat Oudtshoorn
Karoo Retreat Guesthouse Oudtshoorn
Karoo Retreat Guesthouse
Karoo Retreat Guesthouse
Karoo Retreat Oudtshoorn
Karoo Retreat Guesthouse Oudtshoorn

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Karoo Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Karoo Retreat?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Karoo Retreat?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Karoo Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Karoo Retreat?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Karoo Retreat?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at Karoo Retreat and nearby?
Karoo Retreat has a seasonal outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Karoo Retreat?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Camp Roadhouse (7-min walk), Jemima's Restaurant (12-min walk), and Ocean Basket (12-min walk).
Does Karoo Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.
What's the area around Karoo Retreat like?
Karoo Retreat is a short 6-minute walk from Arbeidsgenot and 14 minutes' walk from Oudtshoorn Suspension Bridge.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Frederik, 1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely rustic option in Oudtshoorn
Lovely rustic accomodation in Oudtshoorn. The manager, Ina, is kind and extremely helpful and helps you out with the local area etc. Very well priced and nice pool. No breakfast.
Sarah, 1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Not Luxury
I wouldn't describe the cottage as luxury just standard. The description states shower only, however there is only a bath. Floors creak with every step. The bright lights outside make the room quite light at night because there is no blind or curtain on the front door. It is freezing cold at night and the heater is totally inadequate and very noisy. The wifi is frustratingly slow when it works, which isn't very often. The cottage is ok, but should not be described as luxury.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sehr sauberes und modernes Zimmer über zwei Etagen.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Frühstück klein aber ganz gut. Kaffee war nix. Pool etwas dreckig. Preis für die Lage angemessen. Direkt in der Stadt. Zimmer sind schön.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Modernes Guesthouse
Der Empfang von Neliza war sehr herzlich! Eine sehr moderne Unterkunft, teilweise etwas zu kühl eingerichtet! Der Frühstücksservice und Ambiente sollte definitiv verbessert werden!
Ronny, 1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Custo benefício
Tem um bom custo benefício. não decepciona, mas também não empolga.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review