Thabile Lodge

Klein Karoo

Rooms: 12: 10 king/twin en-suite with shower; 2 king/twin en-suite with bath and shower

Prices: R530 pp sharing per night; R695 for singles; R370 for children under 12 years. 20% discount for longer stays (2 nights plus).
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Meals: Full breakfast included. A la carte dinner available every evening for R200.

Directions: Follow the N12 from Oudtsoorn to De Rust for 20km. Turn left at the Vergelegen sign. Thabile Lodge is well sign-posted on the right less than 2km down the road.

Len Bornman
Vergelegen Road, Between Oudtshoorn and De Rust, Klein Karoo, Western Cape

Tel: (0)44-251-6116
Cell: (0)82-564-5295
Fax: (0)44-251-6115
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Arriving at Thabile Lodge is like returning home after a long journey. Len, who’s reformed the 110-year-old building into the welcoming house it is today, greets his guests with genuine delight. You’ll also be welcomed by Pepsi the alsation, Mr Ben basset and two jack russels called Coco and Kleintjie. (Ben is a particular hit with Thabile guests!) The rooms have all been lovingly designed and built by Len. Simple and tastefully decorated each chalet has its own verandah, which is where you’ll want to be as the sun is setting and the mountains make their way through all the autumn colours before turning dark. But the main house is where all the action happens. There’s a spa with Jacuzzi and steam room; a fantastic bar area where you can cheer on the sports team of your choice and the beautiful, elevated verandah where I indulged in cooked-to-perfection ostrich steak and a blended red, chosen for me by Len, that went down way too easily. Before I knew it the Boegoe Blits was out and this signalled the start of a wonderful evening with new friends. What really makes this place special is Len and his amazing staff. As I enthusiastically waved goodbye to my new friend, I was already planning my next visit.

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Thabile Lodge