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St. Augustine, FL
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

My husband and I stayed at this B&B on our recent trip to South Africa. Our room the Jacaranda suite, was a perfect place to relax and unwind. Fiona was very sweet and made us feel very at home. We loved the gardens and grounds, horses and gazebo. It was just lovely!!! Another cool feature is the heated floor on... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

It would be near impossible to find a more welcoming, convenient, and beautiful base camp for visiting the Cape then Acara. Fiona and the big pups made us feel so very at home, and offered the perfect guidance for fine dining take away, hiking, gardening and wildlife, and pretty much any other query we threw their way. We were traveling... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

Our experience at Acara was overwhelmingly positive. It is set amidst a stunning garden + pool and grounds - a wonderful place to relax and unwind. The room was impeccably clean and tidy and included every facility one could need. Fiona also managed to accommodate our very late request for breakfast and recommended a number of wonderful restaurants together with... More 

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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2012 via mobile

We loved our stay in the Stellenbosch area. Acara is a lovely guesthouse situated in a rural setting with mountain views. Our room - the jacaranda suite - was well appointed, clean and spacious. Fiona our host was very accommodating going the extra mile to ensure our needs were met. Overall a fantastic place to stay and get away from... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

It was a real pleasure staying with Dave and Fiona at their lovely place in Stellenbosch! They are very warm and welcoming hosts with plenty of great suggestions for places to visit during our stay. We had two very restful nights in the Jacaranda suite while we conducted a whirlwind tour of the wineries to finish up our vacation before... More 

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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

We stayed here for 1 night purely in order to go to Rust en Vrede for a long dreamed of dinner as it's quite close by. What a lovely tranquil spot! We stayed in Jacaranda. The rooms are comfortable, very well equipped and the beds are great. Fiona, the owner, is a gem, friendly and a pleasure to chat to.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

My boyfriend and I visited this wonderful B & B in April 2012 along with a single friend of ours. We stayed in the Willow Tree Cottage, with one double and one twin room. I can only say that the whole experience was wonderful, although that word doesn't come close to describing it. The bedrooms were beautifully furnished, the kitchen... More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We stayed here for our last night and our only regret was not booking for more nights! Lovely secluded spot in idyllic setting. We relaxed by the pool and hammock before visiting local wineries and a great beach is only 10 minutes away. Really great spot, but would advise booking restaurants in advance!

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Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

With 4 in the cottage and 2 in Jacaranda, our family (ages 60 down to 15) were delighted with Acara, with Fiona and George and with the owls! The generous continental breakfast was more than value for small additional cost and Fiona took every additional step available to fit in with our tight (and early) schedule. The kids thought they... More 

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jacksonville, florida
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

This is an interesting option 10 minutes from central Stellenbosch. We were warmly greeted by the proprietors, Fiona and George, who could not have been more hospitable. Fiona kindly booked us tables at nearby restaurants and advised on local attractions, with assistance from an elaborate booklet of local reference material for guest use. This is a self catering guest house... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the Winelands, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Acara is nestled in a valley amidst scenic vineyards. A fantastic location for visiting the entire area - from Cape Town to Franschhoek & beyond, but yet peaceful and quiet. Beautifully appointed rooms, a sparkling heated swimming pool and large landscaped gardens. Amazing views to the Helderberg Mountains. A place to relax! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Acara

Address: 24 Winery Road | nr Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7130, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: RM337 - RM953 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Pre book your restaurants! Also visit as many vineyards as possible”
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