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chennai
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We stopped here for one day on a meandering tour from Cape Town to Hermanus. The setting is wonderful, the accommodation comfortable and the food and wine excellent. It's a very relaxed and welcoming place and I would gladly have stayed longer.

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wierie, Consultant at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear SG Thank you for your most kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed everything Knorhoek has to offer and the fact that you "gladly would have stayed longer" is an amazing compliment. All the best for 2016. Sincerely Carol

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Knorhoek's accommodation is reasonably priced and adequate for an overnight stay. I felt like the actual experience was missing something though when compared to how the accommodation was advertised... The attic room that I stayed in was decorated in an 'old' style with a ball and claw bath tub...but the room had a kind of clinical feel caused in part...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

We visited Knorhoek estate today and we were pleasantly surprised. The wine was really good and we treated ourselves on the cheese platter, which is a MUST when you visit Knorhoek. What we really enjoyed most was that it is a relatively small estate without the mass tourists. This allowed us to enjoy in peace!

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wierie, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Visitor We are pleased you enjoyed your wine tasting at Knorhoek. My son is the wine maker and he will wallow in the compliments. What we offer is good quality, reasonably priced wines, an excellent cheese platter and of course, the tranquil beauty of the surroundings. Thank you for putting this in your review - much appreciated. Sincerely Carol

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Reviewed 22 October 2015

We spent a wonderful two nights on this relaxed wine farm in the honeymoon suit. The room and bathroom were really comfortable and spacious and we had a great view out over the farmland with a lovely balcony to sit and enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. The breakfast was really tasty and filling and...

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wierie, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Cath It is such a compliment that you felt your stay was much too short. What you mentioned, is what we want our guests to enjoy: sitting on a stoep or balcony, sipping a glass of wine, retiring to a tasteful, comfortable room and waking up to a beautiful view and a wholesome breakfast. I shall convey your comment...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We stayed one night and had a attic room. The room was very large, decorated in old style. Antique closets, an authentic badtub. Winetasting could be done one building further. The place is nice and quiet. Dinner at the restaurant was unfortunately not possible, We had to drive to Stellenbosch for this. While the staff were friendly, we had the...

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Visitor Thank you for your honest response and shall look into your comment about the staff. We are pleased you liked your room with the wine tasting facility close by. Regarding the restaurant - it is advertised on our website that the restaurant/function venue is open for lunches only from Wed - Fri. We serve delicious home cooked meals...

Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed 11 May 2015

We did a lovely wine tasting at Knorhoek. It is worth every penny! It is a very small tasting room, but if the weather is good, sit outside en enjoy. The cheese platter is excellent and so the wines. There is also a lovely venue close-by, Towerbosch, a country restaurant and it looks like a fairy tale. Every time we...

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear S Thank you for taking the time to write your very kind and complimentary review. We are pleased you enjoyed our wines - I bet you agree that we offer the best value for money - and that the cheese and goody platter was delicious. I advise you to book well in advance for the restaurant on a Sunday...

Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Lovely classic, comfortable rooms, ours had a gorgeous bathroom with freestanding bath tub, and a little outside balcony table. Great views and friendly staff. Really nice home cooked breakfast too. The honesty bar is a nice touch and allows you to try the estate's wines. It's in a nice setting amid gardens, mountains and vines, lovely and peaceful, and well...

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear B We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, also the beautiful surroundings and our central location in the winelands. We try to create a warm, cosy atmosphere for our guests and give them a feel of the true South African hospitality. The meals we offer, is what we traditionally have in our own homes. Thank you very much...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 20 February 2015

This is an estate worth visiting. The accommodation is superb with lovely views.....its incredibly restful. Book early for a Sunday lunch at their restaurant, Towerbosch (awarded the Eat Out - Best Country - Style Restaurant in South Africa for 2013 Award) , otherwise the weekday lunches are also superb (but not open on a Monday and Tuesday) The wine, food,...

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Good morning SB Thank you very much for your most complimentary review of all that Knorhoek offers. We are pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and that you plan on visiting us again. I have conveyed your compliments to the staff and they are beaming. Sincerely Carol

Nijkerk, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Knorhoek is a nice place, in beautiful surrounds and nice facilities but the service can be improved; the lady at reception was curtly and not very client friendly. Decor looks in the pictures look better than the real thing. Nice little swimming pool.

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear NLM Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we appreciate your honest criticism as we use it to improve upon what we offer. I shall show your review to all the people working at reception - i do not know whether it was weekend staff or others and discuss this. Regarding the photographs of the...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2015

My husband and I recently stayed 2 nights here and had such a wonderful stay! The rooms have so much history and warmth, I really appreciated the soul of the place and the fact that the farm was family run and had tons of history. Yummy breakfast and beautiful plates and cutlery used for the breakfast. The staff were welcoming...

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Sarah What you have written in your review is exactly what we wish to offer our guests. Thank you for your wonderful review, I have told the staff and they are pleased that you enjoyed the rooms, the meals and the ambience. All the best, regards Carol

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True Cape hospitality on a Fourth generation wine estate; breathtaking natural beauty of the mountain, rolling vineyards, sprawling gardens and natural streams; friendly locals to welcome you to tastefully decorated accommodation of your choice. Part of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, close to Franschhoek and Paarl ... more   less 

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Address: PO Box 2 | Koelenhof, Stellenbosch 7605, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: RM312 - RM521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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