Karoo Retreat

About the space

Karoo Retreat was Est. in 2011.

Karoo Retreat is situated on half a hectar land in the heart of the beautiful historical town called Oudtshoorn, conveniently close to both the Garden Route and Route 62. Our luxury self-catering villa accommodation offers a unique base from which to enjoy and explore the beauty of the Western Cape. The uniqueness of Karoo Retreat is the serene space surrounded by thorn trees and olive trees in a very peaceful safe area 1km from the centre …

The feeling at Karoo Retreat is a mix of authentic Karoo ambiance tangible between traditional stone walls and whitewashed buildings. The interior is very minimalistic and modern. The stylish and spacious villas overlook a refreshing 20 meter lap pool,a feature Karoo Retreat is loved for. Karoo Retreat is ideal for a romantic stay over or a business trip or a family break away. The Villas have a fully equipped kitchenette with necessary items.

Services we cater for is Breakfast, Hot tub/Spa bath Ozone therapy/ Jacuzzi / Massages and Sailing trips.We are also hosting wonderful cooking courses, wine tasting events and yoga retreats. You are welcome to rent our venue and space for any conferences or workshops you would like to host.

Villas and Units


Karoo Retreat’s Luxury Self Catering Villa’s sleep 4 people comfortably.

PRICES per unit from R700 – R1650


Karoo Retreat’s Luxury Units sleep 3 people

PRICES per unit from R650 – R1650


Karoo Retreat’s Standard Double Roomsleep 2 people comfortably.

PRICES per unit from R650 – R1250

To Do

The GOLDEN MILE of the Karoo.

Experience the #cango wildlife variety of universal species.
Stop at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge to feed the Elephants and to watch the Meerkat family awake in the early morning. 
Enjoy the beautiful view of  #surval Olive Estate. 
Stop over @ #karusa for wine and beer tasting. 
Stop for a walk in the herbal garden @ Schoemanshoek Church
Gin Tasting is just before the Cango Caves #blackmountaingin.
Go on a tour @ #cangoostrich farm
A great stop for younger kids – Animal farm and activities #wilgewandel.
Donkey cart and camel rides with a lot of water-sport. Last stop the world famous #cango caves.
Turn left and experience the #swartbergpass to Prins Albert and spend the day in this beautiful village.
Prins Albert’s cheese factory, a lot of antique shops, coffee shops and galleries.
A must is #lazylizzards chocolate cake.
Head back to #karooretreat through #meiringspoort and do a quick 15 min walk to the waterfall. 

Next day from the #karooretreat head to Calitzdorp.
Stop at there 3 Wine farms #dekrans #boplaas #calitzdorpwinecellars
Drive up to Calitzdorp Dam with a bottle of wine and a picnic basket and stop for this spectacular view.
Best cake in Calitzdorp and homemade bread is at #roseofthekarooBest lamb pizza in S.A is @ #debakhuis
Walk through Calitzdorp’s Nursery in the main street – a great experience.

Next day head to Mosselbaai – Mossel Bay
Book your Sailing trip on #sailingkiyana with us www.kiyana.co.za and sail around #sealisland and the Point.
Experience the longest zipline over the ocean in the southern hemisphere.
Hidden gem for the best chicken snitzel in S.A #dolfsestasie
#sharkdivewalk the


Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast made specially for you, some of our choices include
English breakfast or French Toast, Omelette with fillings of your choice
Homemade muesli and seasonal fruit as well asgreen healthy juices are also on our menu.


Spa Treatments

Price List

The spa is an oasis of tranquility based in the centre of Karoo Retreat.
Amritsar Spa provides physical and mental balance to all its pampered guests all year round.
“AMRITSAR” means pool of nectar.

* Full body massageR 700-0060 Minutes
* Back.neck and shoulder MassageR 600-0045 Minutes
* Full body exfoliation & Full body massageR 1 050-001h30 minutes
*Back exfoliation and 45 min massageR 900-0045 minutes
*Body scrub & ShowerR 400-00 
*Destress facial incl.hand massageR 650-0045 minutes
*Back massage withR 800-0045 minutes
                                       foot & calve massage 15 minutes
*Couples MassageR 1400-0060 minutes
*Relaxing de-stress facial R 550-00 
                                          (Incl. free hand massage)  
*Full body glow renewal treatment: Incl the following –R 1200-001h45 minutes
     *Full body exfoliation,  
     * Full body mask,   
     *Full body Massage  
* Spa ComboR 1500-00 
         * Welcoming detox juice  
         * Scrub & Shower  
         * Ozone Tub  
         * Healthy refreshment  
         * Swedish massage  
         * Lap pool  
Optional Extras:-   
 R 200-00 
* Hot stone  
* Bellabaci cuppingR 200-00 
* Hot tub ozone jet bath (Max 3 guests)R 450-00 
* Hot tub with a bottle of ChampaignR 550-0030 minutes





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+27 79 015 0185

Feel free to contact us for more information, you can also make a reservation by going to our Bookings page.