Adley House

The exterior of the Victorian-style Adley House in Oudtshoorn.

Adley House offers four star accommodation on South African tours that visit Oudtshoorn.

Price From:
POA
Type:
Guest House
Level:
Standard Four Star
Star Rating:
Four Star
Location:
Little Karoo, South Africa
No of Rooms:
14

Adley House is located in the town of Oudtshoorn, a popular destination on tours that visit the Garden Route and Little Karoo. This magnificently restored sandstone house is within walking distance of the town center, set in a tranquil, upmarket area. Adley is a Victorian house which was built by Sidney Herbert Adley during the ostrich feather "boom" of 1905. The house was restored in 1989 and in 1994 it became a four star-rated Victorian-style guest house.

Adley House offers 14 individually decorated en suite rooms. Each room has air-conditioning, an overhead fan, a television, a fully-stocked bar fridge, tea/coffee facilities, electric blankets and a telephone. A daily laundry service is available for guests' convenience. The landscaped garden and swimming pool provide a very inviting setting on those hot summer days. Guests at this four star guest house are in for a treat when it comes to mealtimes. Breakfast will typically include an authentic South African specialty like 'vetkoek'. If the weather permits, evenings are characterized by a traditional outdoor braai. Alternatively, a four course meal is served indoors.

Some of the most popular activities in the area surrounding Adley House include watching ostrich shows, visiting the famous Cango Caves or venturing to the Cango Wildlife Ranch where you can touch cheetah cubs or observe crocodiles up close. Visitors are also encouraged to visit the Vrede and Meiringspoort waterfalls, as well as various falls that spill over in the surrounding Swartberg Mountains.  There are many hiking and biking trails that are sure to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts.

Riaan's Review

What I like about Adley House is the fact that it is so characteristic of the history of the area in which it is located. It typifies the ostrich boom and the opulence that the area was known for during the heyday of the industry. It is a small guest house that has always offered exceptional and very personal service to those who pass through its doors. African Sky utilizes this property in one or two of our that pass through the town of Oudtshoorn.

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