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Hermanus, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We have visited Garingboom on two occasions and this time it was really hard to leave after our 3-day stay! The rooms are delightful, well-equipped, and with views onto green fields and faraway "vlaktes". The ponds in front of the cottages attract large numbers of birds and dragonflies, subjects on which Riette is very knowledgeable. She also takes birders out... More 

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

wow wow wow Hands on owners that serve you hand and foot. Lovely cottages with all the comforts. Plenty of walks to keep you busy. Delicious home prepared dinner. Real value for money and an absolute gem . Highly recommended. Thank you Jan and Riette for making us feel so special.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Garingboom B&B is a jewel of a guest farm in the Southern Free State, near Colesburg. Perfect for a stopover on your N1. So pleased we spent two nights here. Our girls loved feeding the lambs and cracking the thick ice on our little pond after a freezing cold night (-6)! Our cottage was anything but cold, we were toasty... More 

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Thank Rose M
Riette G, Manager at Garingboom B&B Guest Farm, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words ! Hope to see you again soon :) More 

Hermanus
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68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We arrived to a silent welcome - the doorbell of the very old main house was broken. A hearty call brought a welcoming Riette to help us settle in in our very warm and comfortable room, quiet broken only by the lovely bleating of the lambs. Dinner was delicious with roast mutton, potatoes and rice, and sweet pumpkin - just... More 

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Gansbaai, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed over on our trip from Pearly Beach to Gauteng... really enjoyed the lovely home cooked dinner and breakfast. The cottage are very neat with everything for an overnight stay. Jan and Riette are the ideal hosts... thanks for a great experience on the farm

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Riette G, General Manager at Garingboom B&B Guest Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words ! Hope to see you again soon ! Kind regards Riette More 

Boksburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a self contained cottage with a double bed in one room and three single beds in another room. Everything you need and very comfortable beds in the most tranquil setting. We booked for dinner for three, which was a beautiful three course meal of fish starter, the best ever Karoo lamb followed by ice cream. Breakfast was just... More 

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Thank Stan M
Riette G, General Manager at Garingboom B&B Guest Farm, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words ! Hope to see you again soon :) Kind regards Riette More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Ideally situated as a stop over point between the Cape & Jhbg. Accommodation was very comfortable, clean and adequately big enough for a family of four. Hosts were most accommodating and very welcoming. Will certainly recommend.

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Thank MikeLB60
Riette G, General Manager at Garingboom B&B Guest Farm, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words ! Hope to see you again soon :) Kind regards Riette More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We absolutely loved this place. If you're looking for a nice, interesting and affordable place to stay on the drive from Gauteng to the Western Cape, it makes total sense to stay here. The rooms are self-contained, so you have your own door to the outside. Everything in the room was comfortable and upscale. Good air conditioning. Coffee and rusk... More 

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Riette G, Manager at Garingboom B&B Guest Farm, responded to this review

Thank you so much ! Hope to see you again someday soon :) Kind regards Jan and Riette More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Wonderful hospitality. Reinette and Jan made us feel really special. Delicious meals and reinette so knowledgeable on the fauna and flora. My husband taking eight guests in April next year for a two night stay to enjoy the very varied bird life present on the farm.

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Riette G, General Manager at Garingboom B&B Guest Farm, responded to this review

Tjhanks so much !! Look forward to see you next year ! More 

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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

When travelling through the dusty flat Free State one doesn't expect much from farm stay accommodation until you reach the haven that Garingboom guest farm is! Approximately 160km south of Bloemfontein lies the most perfect merino sheep farm with hospitality that blows you away. After our weekend there we almost felt like family. Roads on the farm are excellent and... More 

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Riette G, General Manager at Garingboom B&B Guest Farm, responded to this review

Thanks so much ! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Garingboom Guest Farm is an eco-friendly Karoo sheep farm situated in the Southern Free State. The farm is 150km south of Bloemfontein on the N1 and at exit no 45 only 11km on the R715 towards Bethulie. Over 160 species of birds are listed for the farm. This includes specials like the Burchells' Courser , Layards' Titbabler, Blue Korhaan, Rock Pipit and many other Karoo specials. Riëtte is an experienced birder and special birding trips, horse rides and Dragonfly and Butterfly spotting can be arranged with her. Special info on the beautiful butterflies, indigenous plants and bossies is also available. Accommodation in comfy fully equipped two-bedroomed cottages under shady trees, includes air-conditioning, TV, kitchenette, fridge, barbeque and covered parking . Two trails on the farm gives you the opportunity to do some birding and walking on your own as well. Breakfast en special Karoo Lamb Dinners are also available . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garingboom B&B Guest Farm

Address: 11km Off the N1 On the R715 | 11 kms off the N1, Bethulie 9992, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Bethulie
Number of rooms: 5
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“If you book Room 4 (the Dragonfly room) the ground squirrel colony is right in front of you. We thought they were meerkatten at first.”
  • The ground squirrel colony in front of our cabin
  • Sunrise over a Karoo oasis
 of 5 bubbles zwerf, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have beautiful views of the Karoo.”
 of 5 bubbles mariked_13, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All excellent”
 of 5 bubbles plettrosegirl, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All rooms have a good view over the dam and adjacent lands”
 of 5 bubbles ElangaMoija, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Not applicable”
 of 5 bubbles brisanbedandbreakfas, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
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