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About Ruiterbosch Lodge and Wedding Chapel

The Ruiterbosch valley is centrally located in the foothills of the Outeniqua mountains. When one drives on the R328 from Oudtshoorn, and descends the Robinson Pass, even the most jaded traveller is surprised at the sudden change in scenery and climate. The hot and dry Karoo has been replaced by beautiful forest shrouded in mist with the Indian Ocean glittering in the distance. Most motorists accelerate at this point to reach Mossel Bay, scarcely 30 km away. The less hasty will, however, stop at either the nearby hotel or at the newly opened Ruiterbosch Lodge for refreshments or to just sit back and admire one of the most scenic spots on earth. Discerning travellers, who appreciate nature, would love to make this their base for exploring the Oudtshoorn, Cango caves and Garden Route area.

Wedding Venues: Weddings:Romantic wooden / stone floor Chapel (Seats up to 100), Indoor Venue (Seats 50), Outdoor Venue (Seats 100 +), Country Style, Catering available, Scenic Country / Farm / Mountain Views,

Conference Venues: Conference Venue >75 People, DVD Player Available, Note Pads Supplied, Pens Supplied

Family friendly: Feeding animals, Play Park


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Ruiterbosch Lodge and Wedding Chapel

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Dirk le Roux, South Africa
23 March 2016

The service was superb, the rooms were large and the location is stunning. The food was good as well.

Korinna Aring, Namibia
08 January 2016

Hierdie verblyfplek - in 'n rustige landelike omgewing is 'n juweel teen bekostigbare tarief.Dit is skoon en net met basiese geriewe en vriendelike personeel. Ons was vantevore daar gewees en die verbeteringe wat die nuwe eienaars bewerkstellig het was onmiddelik sienbaar. Ons sal beslis weer daar oornag as ons in die omgewing is.Achim & Ursi Lenssen, Namibia

Clerice Muller, South Africa
13 April 2015

Stayed over for a wedding close by. Scenery was breath taking and accommodation comfy and welcoming. Will recommend Ruiterbosch lodge without a doubt. Louise made us as farm style breakfast to die for! Top marks

Irma , South Africa
24 April 2014

Of all the places we stayed over the last 3 weeks, this one gets top marks for their bed linen and the warm welcome from our hostess. The cottage is very small, we felt that it could be a bit cleaner, but taken into consideration that the new owners had just taken over 2 weeks prior to our stay, it was quite enjoyable. Lovely setting, peaceful and safe.

Tony Topliss, South Africa
23 April 2013

Had a lovely overnight stay. Ernst, the owner, was extremely helpful and assisted us with all we asked.

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Ruiterbosch Lodge and Wedding Chapel is 4.3km from the centre of Ruiterbos , the nearest airport 39.2km (George Airport).
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