Situated further into the interior of the Garden Route in the Klein Karoo near Oudtshoorn, this charming family-run homestead has all the character and warmth of a guesthouse with the flair of an elegant countryside hotel.
For those interested in seeing the Garden Route’s more rural side, life in the Western Cape’s interior is rooted in the farming of the settlers and the rugged landscapes of the Little Karoo, scenic mountain passes and traditional settler towns such as Prince Albert. And what many see as a more authentic alternative to the coastal route.
Thorntree has 16 well-appointed rooms (two inter-leading ones for families) housed in converted and restored farm buildings dating back to the 1800s, filled with all the modern amenities but capturing all the charm of peaceful countryside living, with 360-degree views of the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley.
The perfect base for some of the area’s unique activities such as caving, abseiling, ostrich farms and scenic drives and treks, Thorntree is an absolute delight to either relax in for the entire day or to return to after a day’s outing.
16 rooms (2 inter-leading) Swimming pool
Caving at the Cango CavesVisit the local Cango Ostrich Farm and Cango Wildlife FarmTrips to the Swartberg Pass and Little Karoo
Oudtshoorn is about a 5-hour drive from Cape Town and 2.5 hours from Plettenburg Bay