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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 Cango Caves are just some of the local attractions.

We are eco friendly and malaria free!





We serve an additional full English Breakfast and Continental Buffet for R250 per person

Full English Breakfast R100 pp

Continental Buffet R150 pp

Enquire the Manager of Staff about Breakfast upon your arrival


A beautiful and spacious oasis of greenery for you to enjoy and get lost in the olive groves and amongst our towering shady trees.

We encourage you to take a blanket and picnic on the grass under the shade of our trees by the pool



We offer two pools of your choice. Where you an escape the scorching sun of Oudtshoorn and soak in the cool waters. There are no gates around the pool therefore swimming is at own risk.

Free Wifi

Shades offers free wifi! The password will be given to you upon request

A little reminder:

We do offer laundry services, please enquire at the main house

R100 per load

Daily Housekeeping

Depending on the length of your stay we do offer daily housekeeping. Our help usually arrives and cleans around 10 am. If you would prefer not to be bothered please speak to the manager of Shades.

Dinner reservations

Shades Of Africa Guesthouse is central to some of Oudtshoorns finest restaurants and attractions. We are more than happy to make any needed reservations on behalf of yourself to make your stay as comfotable as possible 



Guest reviews


If you're in Oudtshoorn and you're not staying at Shades of Africa, you're in the wrong place.

Shades of Africa could not have been a more perfect spot for a few days in Oudtshoorn. Lizanne and Graham and the girls were fantastic hosts, with attention to every detail. The Carriage House was beautiful and perfect for our family of four. Shades of Africa is safe, clean, beautifully decorated, and close to everything.