Welcome to Altes Landhaus Country Lodge

We are a 5 star Country Lodge in Schoemanshoek, 14km from Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves & the Swartberg Mountains

The Valley

Cradled in the fertile Schoemanshoek Valley of South Africa's Little Karoo, a stately Cape Dutch style homestead awaits to introduce you to the beauty and charm that is Altes Landhaus. A 5 star Country Lodge, 14km from Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves & the Swartberg Mountains 

The Homestead

The homestead was built a hundred years ago, and served as rectory to the local church from the 1950's. Heinz and Helen Meyer bought the farm in 1994, endeavouring to restore its historic splendour. Antique furnishings and tasteful decor ring true to the homestead's Victorian past, while oregon pine floorboards and high-beamed ceilings reflect its rustic surroundings. With great care and dedication, they have recreated an elegant tribute to colonial country living.

After 23 years Heinz and Helen have handed the keys over to Dean and Gail Germishuys who have continued to preserve the historical legacy of Altes Landhaus.

5 Star Country Lodge

Rich colours and soft textures combine with animal print and fine embroidery to create accommodation fit for kings and queens

5 Star Restaurant

From Ostrich fillets to Sea food platters as well as our newly added vegetarian options our restaurant caters for all of our guests dietary requirements.


Convenient and centrally-situated base from which to explore the scenic attractions of the Little Karoo, and the natural beauty of the Garden Route.