The Homestead

Cradled in the fertile Schoemanshoek Valley of South Africa's Little Karoo, a stately Cape Dutch style homestead awaits to introduce you to the beauty and charm that is Altes Landhaus.

The homestead was built a hundred years ago, and served as rectory to the local church from the 1950's. Heinz and Helen Meyer bought the farm in 1994, endeavoring to restore its historic splendor. Antique furnishings and tasteful decor ring true to the homestead's Victorian past, while oregon pine floorboards and high-beamed ceilings reflect its rustic surroundings. With great care and dedication, they have recreated an elegant tribute to colonial country living. Leisurely walks around the scenic grounds provide many an opportunity to admire the indigenous birdlife, or visit the neighboring wine estates.

The Suites

Each well appointed suite features comfortable queen, king or double beds with fine linens, an en suite lounge, dressing room, granite and indigenous wood finished spa bathroom. air conditioning and heat, and private patio with seating.

The Activities

Altes Landhaus is a convenient and centrally-situated base from which to explore the scenic attractions of the Little Karoo, and the natural beauty of the nearby Garden Route.

A fascinating ostrich show farm, wildlife ranch and cheetah sanctuary, as well as the awe-inspiring Cango limestone caves are all within easy reach, while the spectacular Swartberg Pass offers magnificent views and a breathtaking journey to the old-world charm of Prince Albert village. The good things in life may be savored in Calitzdorp, South Africa’s port wine capital, while the more adventurous at heart may prefer an exhilarating day trip into the remote and rugged Gamkaskloof valley.

Beyond the great Outeniqua mountains, a mere 45-minute drive away, the tantalizing beaches of the Wilderness beckon, with the picturesque towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay offering ample opportunity for holiday shopping, leisure adventure, forest walks and seaside sojourns. Returning via the historic town of Mossel Bay, the Robinson Pass gives glimpses of unspoilt mountain fynbos vegetation and myriad proteas in bloom. Renowned for its first-rate golf courses, the area provides sportsmen with varied challenges in spectacular surroundings.

Altes Landhaus


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