About Us

"Exudes an aura of authenticity"

Rosenhof Country House is situated in Oudtshoorn, en route to the Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm and the Swartberg Pass. The carefully renovated homestead (Circa 1852), with its yellowwood beams and ceilings and a tasteful collection of antique furniture, exudes an aura of authenticity.

The lovely rose garden, which gave Rosenhof its name, leads to stylishly decorated bedrooms, each individually furnished. All rooms provide air-conditioning, underfloor heating, Wi-Fi, satellite television (DSTV), telephone, mini bar, digital safe and tea and coffee facilities.

The two Executive Suites each with their own pool, lounge and patio, has tranquil views of the Swartberg Mountain. Rosenhof has a cosy pub and several luxury lounges with fireplaces where visitors can relax and admire works from well-known South African artists. In summer, cool down in the pool or take tea in the manicured gardens. The Wellness Centre offers a fully equipped Gym, Sauna and Spa.

With its luxurious facilities and excellent service, Rosenhof is recognized as one of the finest establishments in the region. TGCSA 5-Star Country House.


The History & People

Rosenhof Country House opened its doors on the 7th of December 1992. The first rate of R145 pp included dinner, bed and breakfast. The homestead was built in 1852 and the property was a working farm.

The homestead and old wagon house (waenhuis) was carefully renovated to protect the heritage of these beautiful structures.
Thick walls with yellowwood beans and ceilings complement the house as you enter.

Rosenhof is privately owned and run by Nic and Ferda Barrow. Ferda, a teacher with a passion for gardening, cooking and fine detail in interior design, and Nic, an attorney and entrepreneur.

Ferda’s love for roses gave Rosenhof its name and the garden now features more than 20 variety of roses, with the English Rose-Sharifa being her favourite. The garden also boasts variety of trees: pomegranate, lemon, quince, fig, olive and pear trees (dating back to 1852).

Nic’s passion for vintage wines led to their very own wine estate,
LE LUDE, situated in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley. The Rosenhof cellar is stocked with Nic’s favourites.

As a team they had a dream of starting a festival in Oudtshoorn. Late night discussions with actors and celebrities, staying in Rosenhof, led to the KKNK (Klein Karoo National Festival). They also started the Klein Karoo Klassique (Classic).