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The Retreat at Groenfontein

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Pets Allowed
Accessible rooms
Laundry Service
Room Service
Fitness centre
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4 Star Hotel
This award winning destination, is in a 560 hectare nature reserve adjoining the Swartberg World heritage site. It is situated 20 kms from Calitzdorp, 48 kms from the Cango caves and 59 kms from Oudtshoorn. The guest-house offers simple luxury, friendly service, and a relaxed ambiance...
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Groenfontein Valley, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Grant, Keith and Rozelle in the absence of Marie treated us like royalty. It was a great experience to share a large farm style table with other guests at meal times with very interesting conversation from Keith and Grant about the fona, flora and history...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

All in all this is a great destination and the perfect place for families. It was clean and the meals were excellent. Although one sometimes get the impression that the restaurant area is not welcome for children, Rozelle and her husband made up for it....More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

The Retreat at Groenfontein was just what we needed to charge our batteries. Walks in the mountains with a dip in the stream to cool off, reading and watching the birds in the trees around the Retreat was just what the doctor ordered. It was...More

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Response from Marie H, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you, Valda and John for your very kind words! We're happy that you enjoyed our Retreat, our birds, river and walking trails! It was a great pleasure to meet you both and we look forward to another visit! Very best regards and hugs Marie

Reviewed 25 May 2018

A two night stay in the most beautiful valley of the Klein Karoo in South Africa. This, coupled with an outstanding lodge of impeccable service and acoomodation, made for a very special visit. I would challenge anyone to find any fault with this establishment.

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Response from Marie H, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 26 May 2018

Thanks Mark for your very kind words! It was such a pleasure to meet you and we do look forward to another visit! With many thanks and best regards Marie

Reviewed 6 May 2018

At the end of a secret valley with amazing views onto the Swartberg, this is a really lovely hideaway. We had a day to explore and so enjoyed the Klipspringer hike which takes you up and over the foothills and back down to the valley...More

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Response from MarieLittleKaroo, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you Andrea and Jonathan for your kind words! We are pleased that you enjoyed the Retreat and our trails. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we look forward to welcoming you here again! With many thanks and best regards Marie

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Certificate of Excellence
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Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Free Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$64 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Price range
US$64 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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"The suite/separate cottage is more expensive but worth it in my opinion for the view and for the lovely space."
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"Plan to stay at least 2 nights to discover the area."
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"The cottages are separate and very comfortable but the three rooms inside the house are spacious and also..."
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"family suites, expansive views"
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