Our baby giraffe

We think the new addition to our family is just gorgeous! Did you know a baby giraffe consumes between four and six liters of milk a day? Quite an appetite for a fellow that weighs between 50 and 70 kgs at birth. Greetings from a beautiful Berluda!

Make some memories

Officially the first (and probably coldest) day of lockdown level 2. Freedom awaits! Now is the perfect time to make some memories with friends and family. Drive to the Swartberg Mountains after a good nights’ rest and a scrumptious breakfast in front of the fireplace. Build a snowman, have a snowball fight, or simply enjoy…

Swartberg Mountain views

With intra-provincial travel allowed, you are now welcome to experience this beautiful scenery yourself! We have the most stunning views and breathtaking scenery. Enjoy our warm, comfortable beds and reconnect with mother nature!

Winter greetings

Good morning from a cold Schoemanshoek! You will not find a better time for stargazing in the Little Karoo. The Southern Cross with its two pointers, Alpha and Beta Centauri, is clearly visible, due to our low pollution levels. Enjoy Oudtshoorn’s wide-open spaces, crisp winter mornings and breathtaking views.

Weekend bliss

Fantastic views from the lapa at Berluda, a dust of snow on the peaks of the Swartberg mountains and cold weather predicted for the weekend! Stay safe,keep warm and have a great one!

First snow on the Swartberg Mountains!

We are delighted to report the first snow for 2020! As you might already know, Berluda is situated in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains and it is icy cold here. We decided to celebrate this special event with some delicious vegetable soup and freshly baked bread. We hope you are also celebrating the little…

Thoughts about Autumn and lockdown

By now we are used to the idea of lockdown, albeit not very excited about it. Life, as we know, changed dramatically over the past few weeks. Coffee dates with friends, a quick chat with the neighbor and even walking the dog became things of the past. Mornings and evenings are starting to get colder…