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De Opstal management have introduced a COVID-Safe Plan, effective Friday 12th July 2020. Some of these measures (of which are to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety and well being of our guests, team, suppliers and contractors) may either impact the efficiency of some of our services previously offered or have a different process to what guests may have previously experienced before. Please click here to read full information. 



Typical Little Karoo farm buildings, beautifully restored and fitted with modern conveniences offer a luxurious stay.



A four star accredited tourism, events & accommodation facility. De Opstal lies in a charming valley surrounded by an abundance of trees and indigenous flora that is always one with the blue dome of the sun-splashed sky, bringing endless delight and wonderment.


The beautiful farm house, stables and milking parlour date back to 1860 and have been uniquely converted into modern, quaint en suite bedrooms with the retention of an atmosphere of rustic charm.

Breakfast & Dinner


Country-style continental and hot breakfast served. Dinners include regional produce of the Little Karoo.

Free Wifi

Free Wifi is provided throughout. Perfect for sharing your favourite moments, doing business or planning your next move.



Beautiful and tranquil landscaped gardens provide relaxation and peace with surrounding views of the Swartberg Mountains.

Daily Housekeeping

We are here to look after you. With daily housekeeping & laundry services you can relax and leave us to do the work.


Sip on a sundowner and unwind by the pool. Cool down in the hot summer sun or read your favourite book by the poolside.

Bar & Lounge Area


The property also features a shared lounge and bar area for socialising and catching up on news and sports on TV.


Expect country style, heart warming buffet breakfast and dinner in our restaurant. We use simple, high-quality ingredients, prepared in an unpretentious way. Embracing regionally sourced products rich in culture, offering traditional Karoo dishes including ostrich and Karoo lamb, in an inclusive and equitable manner. 

Breakfast is served from 7am-10am in summer (Jan–April & Sept–Dec) and 8am-10am in winter (May-Aug). 

Dinner bookings' essential. The restaurant will be open subject to the number of bookings. 


Ostrich Farm Tours


Oudtshoorn is home to the world's largest ostrich population. Observe and learn all about ostriches on an exclusive and customised tour on the family farm.

Cango Caves


Explore the mysterious and breathtaking limestone formations in a wide variety of natural colours, a subterranean wonderland.

Meerkat Encounter


An early morning drive down to the burrows of a meerkat family has grown to become one of the highlights of a visit to Schoemanshoek.

Art, Cheese & Liqueur Route


Visit four unique Hot Spots, all offering unique products which join to tantalise your senses.

Cheetahs, Crocodiles & Wildlife 


You can get yourself photographed cuddling a cheetah, swim with crocodiles and encounter many other species of wildlife.

Hiking & Biking

The eco–tourist, and those thriving on the outdoor life, alike, will be faced with a large selection of challenging opportunities. 

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“The rooms, breakfast, dinner, people there - we loved just everything there. Very warm atmosphere! Thanks again for the best stay in South Africa!!” - Inga

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