Welcome to Oulap

Oulap Country House, a South African landmark, designed and built in sandstone by Jans and Almeri, your hosts.


Recognised as a top country house, the past 21 years, Oulap lies in the towering Swartberg Mountains, east of Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital in the heart of the spectacular Little Karoo with its never ending vistas. At night a ceiling of stars stretches to distant horizons.


Oulap is an exclusive, intimate retreat with four old-world en-suite guest bedrooms, a large lounge, library and reading room, panelled dining room, patio’s and swimming pool.


At Oulap guests can explore the magic of the Little Karoo, enjoy our very own labyrinth, relaxed hiking, fields of spring flowers, a refreshing swim, wines to toast life, three course farmhouse buffet dinners, friendship, laughter, a heaven filled with stars, joy, dreams….

The Oulap ambience...

Guest rooms are individually decorated with original artwork as Oulap is an eclectic mix of textures and colors, winding staircases and little book-filled nooks, antiques and notable contemporary South African art, and Africana furniture.