In need of a little peace & quiet? 

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De Denne Country Guest House is located in Oudsthoorn between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on the famous Route 62. Situated in the heart of a working ostrich and alfalfa farm, De Denne offers couples, families and small groups peace in a sea of modern day stress...

Re-introduce yourself to an old friend – nature.

Stay for a night or stretch time into a weekend of regeneration. Watch the sun nestle on the horizon and melt behind the mountains and hear the voice of Mother Nature soothing your soul.

Day #1: Power up on a royal buffet breakfast @ Ma Belle, then kick off on a scenic hike through the dramatic landscape all around followed by a visit to the ostrich farm to watch the chicks hatch (when in season). That night, gaze up in wonder at a diamond-strewn Karoo sky with a knowledgable astronomer. Even without a telescope, the majesty of what you will behold will leave you spellbound.

Day #2: Grab a light breakfast and it’s off to the mountains we go! Hello Swartberg Pass and Cango caves. The Swartberg Mountain Range is almost always snow-capped, which makes for some awesome photo opportunities. The range stretches like the arms of a kind old grey-haired grandfather about to give you a hug. And of course, the Cango Caves are world famous for their labyrinth of tunnels and chambers, and their magnificent stalactites and stalagmites formations.

Once back at De Denne, cool off with a choice of two pristine pools, or soak in the old-world charm of the architecture and phenomenal surrounding farmland.

Soul Food & Scenic Bliss

We eat our meals exclusively at De Denne’s Signature restaurant – Ma Belle. Delicious food, amazing scenery and enchanting wines, not to mention, the marvellous new range of cocktails and stunning new menus. Learn more about the herbs and vegetables from De Denne’s own gardens and no visit is complete with the legendary BBQ Ostrich Steak!

De Denne: An Oasis of Tranquility in the Klein Karoo

The sign that you have had a truly remarkable experience is when a tinge of sadness bubbles up when check out time comes around. Leaving De Denne does that, but in a good way. It’s the kind of gem of an experience that words and Instagram photos can’t fully capture, yet you can’t help wanting to share your experience with everyone!

Join our next day tour to the Swartberg pass!