What we started with in 1990 - 1992
Many improvements have been made at Oliphantskop since
its original purchase in 1990
A rustic setting in Nature
Oliphantskop is one of the oldest non working farms in the Langebaan area.
Approximately 120 years old, the Inn has thick granite walls, reed ceilings, unique flora, rock outcrops, an eclectic collection of outbuildings and genuine West Coast architecture.
Purchased by the Rauch family in 1990 and lovingly renovated and restored without losing the unique and historical character, it now offers diverse accommodation ranging from Family rooms to Self-Catering chalets sleeping up to 100 people.
An on-site restaurant and tea garden serve a variety of meals from sea food baskets to steaks, set menus to Sunday lunches for groups.
The layout of the original farm lent itself to converting the milking shed and cattle pens into a restaurant, bar and conference room and the rest of the outbuildings into en-suite family rooms.
Tables and chairs of the restaurant were made locally using the oregan wood from the cattle troughs and the water storage tank lid with its pulling ring has formed part of the old bar counter.
The on-site restaurant and tea garden serve a variety of meals from sea food baskets to steaks, set menus for group lunches and conferences.
Further changes made were the conversion of horse stables into 8-sleeper dormitory style units, the indoor water tank into a self catering 6-sleeper and the outdoor water tank into a natural granite rock pool.
Subsequently, an additional 10 free standing self-catering cottages were placed around the rock pool, on the granite outcrops and under the bluegum trees to blend in with the natural surroundings and to continue with the genuine West Coast appeal.