Boutique Olive Estate Guesthouse

Shades of Africa Guesthouse and Boutique Olive Estate is situated in the heart of heritage Oudtshoorn amongst shady orchards of olives, pomegranates and flat top acacias. Centred around one of the last remaining Ostrich Baron Tower Houses in Oudtshoorn, the three beautifully restored historic sandstone buildings are separated from each other by private Victorian style gardens.

Two luxury air conditioned en-suite rooms with private inter-leading lounges are available in the manor. Each suite is equipped with Satellite TV and Wifi and has access to the private gym and 18m lap pool.

The Carriage House with it’s two en-suite rooms, open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge is perfect for self catering families. It has its own fenced 16m swimming pool and gardens that are secure and safe for small children.

So whether you are traveling as a family or looking for a quiet retreat you will find what you are looking for at ‘Shades’

The spirit of our home and family filters through into how we run our Guesthouse and as well travelled individuals we understand the importance of personal attention yet privacy and space to relax.

Centrally located in Oudtshoorn’s historical centre, the suburb is peaceful, safe and clean. Five review rated restaurants offering a diversity of local and international cuisine as well as a number of pubs and wine bars are located within a short half-kilometer walk.

Shades of Africa offers an airport shuttle and taxis and a car hire services are available. There are many tour operators providing easy access to safe mountain biking and hiking routes for all levels of enthusiast, fly-fishing, malaria free birding and animal safaris, ostrich farms, the Kango Caves are just some of the local attractions.

We are eco friendly and malaria free!

Carriage House

The Carriage House at ‘Shades’ offers both self catering and B&B options and is ideal for families and friends travelling together. Two comfortable twin or king en-suite bedrooms lead onto private verandas and has access to the Guesthouse open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge. It has a large fenced private pool and gardens.

Manor House

The Manor House at ‘Shades’ is an artistic and creative space blending Victorian architecture with modern and comfortable living. This tranquil Karoo retreat offers two luxury twin or double en-suite bedrooms each with their own private TV lounge and covered patio. Both rooms have access to the Manor’s private library sitting room, 18m lap pool and gym. The manor is one of the oldest buildings in Oudtshoorn with original yellow wood floors, Circa 1840’s; it was lovingly restored in 2015.