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About Foster’s Manor Ostrich Feather Palace

About Foster’s Manor Ostrich Feather Palace

Foster’s Manor (Ostrich Feather Palace), build in 1904, is an establishment of South Cape TVET College. Charles Bullock, the great British sandstone architect, was the creator of the building. James Alexander Foster, a local attorney, instructed Bullock to design a double-storey mansion for him. Foster called the mansion ‘Rus in Ubre’, formally known as Foster’s Folly and later renamed Foster’s Manor. The Manor is a National Monument and has recently been restored to its former glory. It has eight en suite guest rooms, is three star graded and offers bed and breakfast as well a

Conference Venues: Offers conference facilities for up to 18 people.

 Sleeps 20
Type: Guest House
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 10:00
Reviews: 31 reviews
 Minimum stay: 1 Days

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du rand hardwig
September 2021
This Manor House is astonishing and it is worth the stay if you want to experience the short lived Ostrich Era. The Manager and Staff are kind and generous and please do not forget the chef ! Our breakfast every morning were a feast and our memories of this stay unforgettable. Just one word of caution for all your light sleepers - ask for a bedroom to the back of the Manor House since this gues... Read more
anita voges
April 2018
Balconny can be fixed to have a nice view
tannith du preez
April 2018
Big room size, town centre location and great breakfast.
odette fourie
December 2017
It was a wonderful stay. My mother who is totally obsessed about history and old houses loved it. Massive bedrooms, fantastic staff, yummy breakfast and a surprise car wash :) definitely worth a visit!
roeline daneel
October 2017
Effortless checking in and out, even though we arrived really late and left long before sunrise. Staff also arranged a packed breakfast for us, since we missed the included breakfast. Enormous rooms and old world charm. The house itself is in need of renovation, but everything is clean and comfortable. Location super central.


  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Breakfast
  • House Keeping
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Foster’s Manor Ostrich Feather Palace location

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Foster’s Manor Ostrich Feather Palace is 0.7km from the centre of Oudtshoorn , the nearest airport 49.5km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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