Welcome to La Plume

La Plume is a Boutique Guest House on a working ostrich, alfalfa and cattle farm with spectacular views of the Swartberg Mountains and the Olifants River Valley. A warm welcome awaits you at this charming 1902 Victorian homestead with its tranquil surroundings where Karin has combined old-world charm with modern comforts to ensure extraordinary service and personal attention.

Our attention to detail, colour and texture is a contribution to the art of gracious living.

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  • Nearest Airport

    Nearest Airport

    GRJ – George Airport (50min drive)
  • Food & Drink

    Food & Drink

    Complimentary Welcome Drink, Dinner by Arrangement, Picnic Baskets.
  • Event Space

    Event Space

    Weddings, Banquets, High Teas
  • Conference & Meetings

    Conference & Meetings

    Private events & Meeting space
  • Internet


    Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Recreation


    Salt Water Swimming Pool, Bird Watching, Bicycle Hire, Hiking
  • Kids


    Family Friendly, Babysitting service, Cottages, Luxury Triplet Rooms, Extra beds & Cots for Children
  • Services


    Porter, Airport Transfers & Shuttles by Arrangement, Breakfast, Dinner Served, Exclusive Farm Tours by Owner - Subject to Availability, Credit Cards, Laundry Service.
  • In Room Amenities

    In Room Amenities

    Satellite Television (DSTV), Air-Conditioning, Honesty Bar, Tea & Coffee making facilities and much more… listed under Rooms & Suites
  • Parking


    Secure on site parking

Rooms and Suites

La Plume offers stylish luxury with a diverse range of accommodation from Luxury Rooms, Cottages and Honeymoon Rooms to Superior Suites. With private entrances, sunny verandas and elegant, comfortable antiques, each of the 19 individually furnished air-conditioned rooms offer satellite television, free WiFi, mini bar and abundant comforts.

Apart from the private seating on your veranda from where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Olifants River valley, there are also numerous seating spots in the garden where you can leisurely get lost in a novel or just hide away for some quiet “me-time”…


Our bountiful English Breakfast buffet is the perfect start to a busy day with fresh fruit platters in abundance, a bread and cereal selection, cold meats and cheeses, as well as hot breakfast. Special requests made to order.

Enjoy exceptional local wine and traditional home-cooked cuisine by prior arrangement. Your four course meal is meticulously prepared by our chef and three home cooks and served in the spacious, candlelit dining room of the main homestead. (Please inform us of your special dietary requirements in advance.)

Interior Design

The interior and spatial design of la Plume Boutique Guest House is one of Karin’s passions.  Her love of space, colour and texture serves her well in the design and renovation of internal spaces, including structural alterations, furnishings, fixtures and fittings, lighting and colour schemes.  Her eye for detail and enchanting antiques adds the finishing touches to the individually furnished suites and rooms as well as the communal areas, creating an atmosphere that is reminiscent of yesteryear.

Farm Tours

Join Bartel for early morning coffee in the gazebo before an informative, pre-arranged tour of this working ostrich, alfalfa and cattle farm.  Learn about the day to day activities in the life of a full time farmer, as well as the giant birds and the trials and tribulations of farming with them from one of the few experts on the ostrich industry.

Our Philosophy

Our experienced team is dedicated to ensure you get the best Little Karoo experience possible.

“Our philosophy is exclusivity and exceptional comfort with warm, personal attention in an environment conducive to the art of gracious living. La Plume welcomes you.”


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News & Events

Summertime @ La Plume

It is summertime in the Little Karoo. On the farm it is Breeding season for the ostriches and we have small ostrich chicks on the farm!

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Kathlyn’s Bridal High Tea

Our first bride of the season, Kathlyn, also had La Plume Boutique Guest House as the venue for her Kitchen Tea with an Afternoon High Tea theme.

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Two new additions opening soon

After months of careful planning, antique hunting, hundreds of fabric monsters and the usual building headaches we are finally in the home stretch!

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