Welcome To The Thorntree Country House

The Thorntree Country House in Klein Karoo, South Africa is the perfect base from which to explore the unique attractions of this area.

The Country House is situated on the route to the Cango Caves, the Swartberg Pass and the circle route to Prince Albert via Meiringspoort. It is also within easy reach of the Cango Ostrich Farm and Cango Wildlife Ranch.

The homestead and outbuildings date back to the 1800's and reflect the typical Klein Karoo architectural style. They have been gracefully restored to their original splendour, and equipped with all modern conveniences.

Our dining room reflects our warmth and hospitality, and overlooks the sparkling swimming pool. The picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley provides a breathtaking backdrop.

Visitors can expect exquisite Klein Karoo cuisine at our restaurant witch offers a set menu with a small variety of main dishes - a true celebration of local culinary art.
The Thorntree Country House is a family-run business, with Louis and Tanja Lategan and their staff looking forward to making your stay in the Klein Karoo an unforgettable experience.



Latest News

Torch cactus / Orrelkaktus
Small to medium-sized clumps of erect, spiny stems that resemble those of some indigenous milkweed species.  
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ALOE ferox - Bitter Aloe / Karoo Aloe
Plants mostly grow as single-trunked specimens that can easily reach the height of a grown person (sometimes much higher, depending on the age of the Aloe). The trunks are topped with robust, many leaved rosettes and clothed in the twisted, in the dry remains of the leaves....  
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Cango Ostrich Show Farm
The Thorntree Country House is situated on Route R328. This route (which is situated in the Cango valley) offers you over a distance of 30km, more to see and more variation than anywhere in rural South Africa.  
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Architecture and Styles in The Cango Valley /Little Karoo
Architecture and Styles in The Cango Valley /Little Karoo demonstrated with pictures for houses in our beautiful valley.  
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Archtecture of the Cango Valley
Architecture of the Cango Valley (and by implication of the Little Karoo). We at the Thorntree country house are very interested in the architecture of this area. When we started the development of The Thorntree Country House, we did a lot homework in an attempt to help us with our own planing. It goes without saying that very little formal literature was available.  
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