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Berluda Farmhouse + Cottages

Nestled in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains on a typical Little Karoo farm, you will find Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages. Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay with luxurious touches, personal service and South African hospitality.

Our family history in the area dates back 200 years, when the Schoeman ancestors started leaving their footprints in the valley. Today we are proud to share this valley with you when you visit our farm. The name Berluda is derived from an apricot variety, and today the annual harvest and jam production still forms a central part of our business.

Authentic experiences on the farm for the whole family range from working ostrich farm tours, sunset drives and meerkat encounters. As the Little Karoo is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, our guests can have a close encounter with this unique fauna and flora. We also offer exceptional bird-watching opportunities, and star gazing – offering the “High Five”. Trigger all your senses with our rejuvenating spa treatments, in our tranquil garden setting or therapy room.

Our local restaurant specializes in signature ostrich and Karoo lamb dishes like you’ve never tasted before.

As Berluda lies just off the R62, the longest wine route in the world, we invite you to come and pair our local Little Karoo cuisine with award-winning wines and ports from the region. Within easy reach of the world heritage site of the Swartberg Mountain pass and the world famous Cango Caves, Berluda is perfectly situated to explore the Little Karoo.

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Testimonials

  • Had the pleasure to spend two nights at the beautiful Berluda guest house in Schoemanshoek, Oudtshoorn. Room and bathrooms are spacious and well appointed. A spa bath was a welcome bonus. Stunning gardens on the property. Great food and very friendly and attentive staff. Most enjoyable stay. Highly recommended.

    Kobus L
  • Self catering cottage with BBQ. Simple , yet very effective cottage. Two bedrooms either end of cottage both with bathrooms with a large lounge + kitchen in the middle. Car parking in front of cottage. Nice gardens. Breakfast proved by Berluda was very good and excellent service from the chef and staff. We had a BBQ one night, using meat proved by the Chef, it was great. Wood for BBQ was free + firelighters.
    I would strongly recommend going on the Ostrich tour organised through Berluda, it was the ‘real deal’. No gloss or polish. You learn from the people actually looking after the Ostrich. It was a genuine experience. I learnt a lot from this visit.
    While staying in Oudtshoorn, go to the Black Swan for your evening meal, if not doing your own BBQ. The Black Swan provided a free taxi service to and from the Berluda cottages … exceptional service.

    mnb10477, North Yorkshire
  • We really enjoyed our stay. The accomodation is decorated in a very pleasant and agreeable style. Staff was extremely friendly and competent. Breakfast is absolutely perfect!! The Location is a little outside of Oudtshoorn, but perfect to visit cango Caves or the swartberg pass.

    936elkeb, Stuttgart
  • Wow…this was an amazing experience. We had a lovely suite near the restaurant. The (small) swimming pool around the corner, jaccuzi in the room. Why did we book just one night???
    Prices for food and drinks very acceptable. And if you prefer they will bring you to the village by shuttlebus..but i can not find any reason to leave this beautifull relaxing spot. Service is great.

    Petra Suzan, Hague
  • This is a peaceful place, with the most amazing views and sunsets. To enjoy it one should stay for more than one night. There is so much to do – fascinating tour of the Schoeman’s ostrich farm; hiking, scenic drives, Cango Caves, cheese farm, Langenhoven’s house and dont forget their very special dinners! Bermuda now has their own chef who makes delicious 4 course dinners! Not to be missed.
    All the staff were so friendly and helpful, I will return.

    andreasO8710OU, Johannesburg
  • The service was excellent, we especially had a good experience with the cook, who took care of us so friendly! The breakfast and optional dinner (Braai) was very delicious and offered a big variety of choices. Since there was also a big group staying at the Berluda Guesthouse, they granted us an update for our room, so that we would be separate from the group. That was really nice! If you plan more than one activity at Oudtshoorn, we truely recommend to book at least 2 nights. The guesthouse also offers an ostrich tour, which we missed unfortunately.

    749stefanier, Emmendingen
  • Looking for a great private meeting place for your team. Berluda team provide impeccable support to make your stay, and meeting, as comfortable and smooth running as possible. Food is fantastic and nothing is to much trouble. Accommodation clean and private with easily catering for group of 20 people. Location is close to cango caves, farm tours and other restaurants and other tourist sites and is very nice to be staying in the countryside.

    Squid37, Cape Town
  • Had a great stay here. Cottages are very nice and clean and well equipped. We did the tour of the working farms ostriches on their private tour which is worth every cent. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

    Colette Frans, Cape Town

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Make sure you make the most of your stay, and book your spot today for one of the many activities that we offer on the farm.

Ostrich Tours

The Schoeman family present tours on their farm and this non-commercial private ostrich farm tour...

Meerkat Encounter

One of the highlights when visiting Berluda is the introduction of our Meerkat Family!...

Sunset Drives

End your perfect day with a sunset safari at Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages and discover the sights...

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