La Plume is a boutique Guest House on a working ostrich, alfalfa and cattle farm with spectacular views of the Swartberg Mountains and the Olifants River Valley. A warm welcome awaits you at this charming 1902 Victorian homestead with its tranquil surroundings where old-world charm has been combined with modern comforts to ensure extraordinary service and personal attention.
Guests can join an informative tour of the farm (on request and additional cost - booking essential) to learn about the day to day activities in the life of a full-time farmer, as well as the giant birds and the trials and tribulations of farming with them from one of the few experts on the ostrich industry.
The English Breakfast buffet is the perfect start to a busy day with fresh fruit platters, a bread and cereal selection, cold meats and cheeses, as well as hot breakfast with special requests made to order. The restaurant also offers a daily lunch menu or picnic baskets for guests exploring the wonders of Klein Karoo. For dinner enjoy exceptional local wine and traditional home-cooked cuisine meticulously prepared by the chef and served in the spacious, candlelit dining room.
La Plume offers stylish luxury with a diverse range of accommodation. The 5 Superior Suites and the Luxury Rooms all have private entrances that open onto sunny verandas overlooking the gardens, and the 2 Honeymoon Suites embody a feeling of romance and cosiness. The Luxury Junior Suite is ideal for 3 adults travelling together or family with an older child wishing sleep in a separate room, as the suite consists of a queen master bedroom with full en-suite bathroom and lounge with single bed for the third person.
The Plume Cottage consists of 2 interconnecting suites each with its own bedroom, full bathroom and lounge sharing a kitchenette. The Private Farm Villa has 2 bedrooms each with its own full en-suite bathroom, a large open plan living and dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. This typical South African farm house is off the main property nestled among alfalfa fields overlooking ostrich enclosures and a mere 100 meters from the main homestead.
Feel the heartbeat of nature as you watch for whales from the shoreline, and explore a Big 5 game reserve in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. Take in all the sights along the Garden Route, and spend a morning with meerkats. It is a lot to pack in - hence why the trip is 15 nights!
This is a 15 night itinerary including Port Elizabeth, Shamwari Game Reserve, The Garden Route, The Klein Karoo, Hermanus and Cape Town.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 11 ratings
We had a fabulous vacation. Overall everything went great!
La Plume Guest House, although remote, was absolutely stunning- even my husband couldn't get over the antiques.
All the accommodations were wonderful!
Thank you for everything and we would definitely recommend your company.
La Plume Guest House Location.
Directions For Drivers
Via N2 From Garden Route: Coming into George, the N2 splits into the N2 for Cape Town and N9/N12 for Oudtshoorn. Take the right lane for the N9/N12, and continue on this road over 3 roundabouts for approx 31 km where you turn left onto N12/R62 signposted Oudtshoorn.
Continue on this road for approx 34 km, and then in Oudtshoorn you turn left at the first traffic light into Voortrekker Road. Keep driving on Voortrekker Road. It will take you out of town (now known as the R62) in the direction of Cape Town. 7 km outside town you will see a sign for Grundheim and La Plume. Turn left at the Volmoed sign and drive for another 7 km where you will find another sign for La Plume on your left. Turn left and the Guest House will be on your immediate right.
Via N2 From Cape Town/Cape Winelands/Hermanus: Continue on the N2 past Mossel bay until you reach exit 397 signposted for R102/Hartenbos/R328/Oudtshoorn. Turn left after 550m to continue on R328, and after a further 1.2 km turn right onto Louis Fourie Rd/R328.
Continue on this road for 67 km and then 7 km outside Oudtshoorn you will see a sign for La Plume, Highgate and Thylitshia Villa. Turn left at the Volmoed sign and drive for another 7 km. The Guest House will be on your left.
From Cape Town / Cape Winelands Via R62: Follow the R62 through Calitzdorp in the direction of Oudtshoorn. 7 km outside Oudtshoorn you will see a sign for Grundheim and La Plume. Turn right at the Volmoed sign and drive for another 7 km until you find a sign for La Plume on your left. Turn left and the guest house will be on your immediate right.
General Information For Guests
La Plume is situated on a working ostrich, alfalfa and cattle farm, and guests can join the owner on a pre-arranged tour of the farm - contact the La Plume or your Travel Butlers consultant to book before you travel (additional cost).
All rooms have air conditioning, an honesty bar, tea/coffee making facilities and a satellite TV.
The guest house offers complimentary Wi-Fi and secure parking on site.
There is a restaurant and a swimming pool (salt water).
The restaurant offers a daily lunch menu or picnic baskets.
There as a laundry service available at an additional cost.
A babysitting service is also available.
Credit cards are accepted.
Popular Alternatives to La Plume Guest House
These are the top properties booked by people who considered staying at La Plume Guest House, but for one reason or another booked a different property. It may have been that La Plume Guest House was not available on the nights they wanted to stay, or they decided that somewhere else was better suited to their budget or itinerary.
If you're not sure which place might be best for your own trip then either give us a call or get in touch via the website, and we'd be delighted to run through the options with you.