From our Guests
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Came for 1 night – extended another 2 nights – extended another 2 nights - + one more!
Met some fantastic people. Gina & Ilsa so very welcoming. We have stayed at Backpackers
in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Thailand – Been to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, BUT this is
the nicest place ever! Thank you for a memorable stay.
Maria & Bill (UK)
So good we couldn’t stay away & returned 6 days later for another two nights.
We felt so very comfortable and at home here, this & the fact that I just had
to return to Oudtshoorn to buy a bag! I love my ostrich leather bag. Isla, thank
you for coming with me to help me choose! (an orange one!)
Julia & Eric (UK)
Had lovely stay. Staff couldn’t be more helpful. Would definitely return if we
were in the area again.
Chris & Graham
We had a wonderful night in a clean, comfortable room and enjoyed our stay!
If we would have more time left, we would have stayed longer, but holidays are
over L Gina welcomed us very hearty and helped us with everything.
Thanx for this nice stay.
Verena & Stephan, Germany
Dear Ilsa & Staff, Thank you so much for let us be at your love-full created place.
This is a place to loose your soul. We love your cat and dog. Hope to see you
Nicole & Robert
Dear Ilsa, What a wonderful place you have here! We really enjoyed staying here.
It was great. We love all the art works everywhere and off course Bruce and Moon.
Hope you will continue too keep Karoo Soul as lovely as it is now. Thanks for all
the help and advice, also from Gina. Very, very nice meeting you.
Muriel & Bart
Thank you for your warm hospitality. A fantastic room, and a wonderful bed –
so comfy! This is a great place to stay and we wish you all the best for the future!
Love to your dog & thank you.
Ana & Eomonn
It’s been great finding your place … sometimes Google works!! Your hospitality and
your smile will follow us to Spain! Muchos Gracias!
Alberto & Yolanda, Spain
Found ‘The Soul’ totally by luck … funky road signs! For a comfy bed, hot showers,
friendly service – we spent 2 nights. Highgate ostrich riding was awesome,
Cango Caves very beautiful, Jemima’s treated us to an unforgettable dinner.
Karoo Soul was delightful and we will definitely spread the word back in Grand Cayman!
Baie dankie, We LOVE Oudtshoorn.
Olwethu & Wendy
Karoo Soul is an exceptionally beautiful backpackers lodge with gracious and welcoming staff.
We felt very much at home here. Special thanks for all your efforts to arrange our
Meerkat Magic Expedition!
Laurie & Allen, USA
Great place, best bed in SA yet! Thank you so much for waiting for us.
Next time we come to South Africa, we’ll be back.
Raoul & Bea, Spain
Very nice to spend our holiday finally as a real holiday: Relaxing at the pool!
Thank you for all your help and information, we felt very at ease here. The bed
is nice indeed, kitchen also, etc. See you in a few years!
Niels & Monique, Holland
A great place to stay! Wish more hostels were as good as this!
The staff are fantastic, the rooms are clean and spacious and
everything is here to just chill out.
Prachtig huis. Behulpsame mensen. Super lokatie & omgewing.
Heerlijke BBQ, Gekke struisvogels. Wydse natuur! Kortom, Fantastisch!
Bay & Dankie.
Joke & Leen, Belgie
Hello. Thank you for everything. I was really happy to stay here.
I met so many kind people, and especially the dog called Bruce.
Everything was really perfect. I will never forget it. Please take care,
AJ, South Korea
With such a warm welcome and friendly advice we couldn’t help but appreciate
and enjoy our stay in Karoo Soul. The room is lovely and the surroundings
very peaceful. Thanks f\very much.
Our stay in your Karoo Soul was exceptionally comfortable! The location of
this place is wonderful. Your efforts I keeping the place wonderful is evident.
Thanks a lot and may God bless you!
Harshad & family, India
Thank you for having us to stay. It’s a very beautiful place. We really
appreciated all your hospitality, especially the hot water bottles!
Amanda & Anna, Northern Ireland
You have one of the nicest backpacker in the world. Thank you!
Britta & Andreas, Germany
We traveled around the world, and here I want to live! A beautiful,
quiet & ‘welcome’ place. Thank you for staying.
Mona & Harold, Germany
Thank you for the unforgettable time in Karoo Soul. It is really a place
to relax and enjoy! Nature is beautiful around here. Thank you for your
Elke & Thima – Time flies by when we’re here!
Roomy, different, comfortable and quiet. Thanks a lot! Very helpful with
info, too, and friendly. We really enjoyed our short visit to Oudtshoorn.
We now see ostriches in a new light: delightful! Will recommend this backpackers.
See you next time!
D & R, Australia
What a pleasure! We’ll be back!
Liz & Bob
We’ve enjoyed our stay here. A beautiful garden and a nice home.
Just a short trip to the Cango Caves and Swartberg Hiking Trails.
Be aware: Most likely you'll spent more time here than you planned :-)
Arguably the best value for money you'll get on your trip in South Africa
(or anywhere else in the world…)
and one of those places you feel at home right from the moment you arrive.
Simply a pleasure to stay in Karoo Soul,
Thanks for having us!
Kristel and Vincent (the Netherlands)
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