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River View Cottages

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning location with views like no other. Beautiful wildlife, perfect cottages. Cannot recommend highly enough. Hikes were great, the river gorgeous, and the birds in full song. Will definitely return!

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a breathtaking part of the world!!! Our hosts were so embracing and friendly. The panoramic views are out of this world. River View Cottages embraces you with tranquility and calmness. My highlight being...no cell phone reception!!!

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

This was me and my wife's honeymoon after getting married on 07/01/2017. Shortly upon arrival we were greeted with a smile. We enjoyed our stay so much and will definitely be returning in the future. The most friendly family in the whole of Calitzdorp we would say. Thank you for your hospitality and for everything you did to make our...

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

3 absolutely stunning days spent at this cottage with a view. You have to go off the road a bit but it's well worth the seclusion. Bronwyn, Colin and family were welcoming hosts in this corner of paradise. Extras such as canoes, river front jetties at no extra charge add to a wonderful stay. Float in the river, walk the...

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This is a gem. The winding road turns off from the R62 and turns ever more towards the mountains. Expect spekboom and aloes and watch out for tortoises. I had expected a small rustic establishment and found an idyllic settlement of 3 spotlessly clean cottages with all you need. Don't come here if you ; Expect TV and wifi Don't...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Just 7 km of the R62 brings you to the cottages perched on a hill overlooking the valley and Gamka River. There is no TV and cellphone coverage to disturb the peace and tranquility. The room is tastefully furnished with a fireplace next to the bed. A lightweight hammock is provided for outside on the stoep. We walked to the...

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Western Cottage ... absolutely STUNNING VIEW!!! Clouds rolling over the majestic mountain range, while sitting on the porch drinking your morning coffee. Abundance of birds, other wildlife and stars ... awesome photography spot!! We will definitely be back soon! Thank you for sharing your beautiful farm with us. Please give Jock (the Jack Russell) a huge...

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Kommetjie, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We took a few days off and moseyed along the N2, up the fabulous Tradouw pass and onto the R62 to Barrydale and thence to a secluded self-catering cottage on a farm in the foothills of the Swartberg range – what bliss ! The cottage was very well appointed with the most stunning views and such a bucolic setting as...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We stayed in the Old School House on the hill above the farm for three nights. I can't say enough good things about this place - it's a tranquil, wonderful getaway from the pressures of the city. There's no cell phone reception so you have no access to the Internet - very highly recommended! This is a biodiversity hotspot -...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I had a very relaxing 3 night stay at River View. The cottage is very well appointed, and the facilities are more than basic : you have everything you need. The wood stove in the bedroom made all the difference during the chilly winter nights, and the in-house mini-library offers plenty of interesting reading material (from Heidegger to Chopra)! The...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about River View Cottages

Address: The River Farm, Matjiesvlei, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Calitzdorp
Price Range: RM215 - RM245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you can chose the Western Cottage, best unobstructed views.”
chrismeiring, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There is one room per cottage”
JanB942, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Old School House is completely private and beautiful, while the river cottages have a spectacular view.”
robdotinfo, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Northern Cottage is situated in front of the other two cottages, so you have an uninterrupted view of the valley.”
TakiTraveller, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All River View Cottages have beautiful views of the river and the Old School House has a beautiful view up the valley.”
ginny_sassen, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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