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The Retreat at Groenfontein

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

This place is extraordinary. Dirt roads all the way to access it. The setting is deep in magnificent mountains. It's certainly a retreat. Our suite was spacious with a comfy double bed and another twin bedded room, sitting area and a delightful verandah with stunning...More

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Response from Marie H, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 10 March 2018

Thank you Clive and Lorna for your very kind words. It was a pleasure to welcome you both a second time and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Retreat. We look forward to seeing you both here again, should you...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018

The Retreat at Groenfontein lives up to its name a place to unwind, relax and enjoy the views. Eating at the long table one meets so many different nationalities and engage in different conversations. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts Marie and Grant....More

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Response from Marie H, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you so much Judith for your very kind review, we really enjoyed meeting you both and look forward to a second visit! We're very happy that you enjoyed our trails and swimming in the dam! With many thanks and best regards Marie

Reviewed 18 February 2018

The retreat is a fabulous place to visit. Quiet and remote, but a really sociable place, Marie and Grant are brilliant hosts. Dining together with all the other guests, getting to know new and interesting people over really good home cooked food. Self sufficient in...More

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Response from Marie H, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you David for your very kind review - it was a great pleasure to meet you both! Very pleased that you enjoyed our trails and the swimming in the dam! We hope that if your travels bring you to the Klein Karoo again, we...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018

A really lovely place to stay with super rooms,food and very friendly service The estate had lovely walks , a Great Lake with a dam for swimming,a stream with rock-pools for swimming, and spectacular views of the surrounding hillsMore

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Response from Marie H, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review - we really appreciate it! We're very happy that you enjoyed the trails, the dam and the rock-pools! Should you ever return to our area, we hope to be able to welcome you again! With many thanks...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018

After noisy cities and crowded beaches The Retreat was tranquil and restoring. Good sized rooms with everything you need including comfortable bed. A pretty garden and wonderful meals served with all guests together on the veranda. The secluded valley in the foothills of the mountains...More

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Response from Marie H, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you Peter for your kind review! it was a pleasure to meet you both and we're happy that you enjoyed the Retreat, our meals, our trails, the rock-pools and the dam. We hope that if your travels bring you to our part of the...More

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US$69 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$69 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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