The electricity was out when we arrived and the heat was around 40 degrees. The aircon in the room obviously wasn't working nor the TV. The room had no windows. The only small window was in the bathroom, so when one of us was in there and the door closed, the bedroom was pitch black. No decoration whatsoever, no soap, and not even a box of tissues. When people starting arriving back after their day out, they all peered into our bathroom as it opened on to the pool and we had to keep it open because of the heat. When there was till no electricity at 6:30 that Sat night and not a candle nor lamp provided, we decided to leave. Apparently the electricity was out for the whole weekend so how anyone managed with no hot water, cooked breakfast, aircon and TV, I have no idea. Unfriendly staff with no apologies whatsoever. We have requested a full refund and if we don't get it I will keep posting the most negative remarks about this pit of hell again and again.
Modest, but usable rooms, friendly staff. Food: breakfast over acceptable, dinner excellent. Very good vine! (Alto rouge 2013) Nice garden, pool!
Unfortunately, during weekend a bit loud, caused by young guests. Maybe it is not always so!
I have spend a few weekends at Valley View and could never make up my mind about the place. My last visit solved my dilemma.
The accommodations are simple but clean and comes with all you need, I use it for a stop over for unplanned photo sessions in the Pilanesberg. We end up barbecuing (braaing) on every occasion and the owner is very helpful. There is a fixed menu for those who would like to eat in, but be early. Kitchen closes I think at 19:00.
The pool is very welcome in summer with 40degC temperatures. The outside terrace area is great to have a sit-down for some drinks around the pool.
Breakfast is great! They offer to pack you a meal if you leave before normal breakfast to go into the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve early. What impressed me the last visit was that the owner especially got up early to make us triple stack breakfast sandwiches!! Thank you!
I will most definitely return.
near to the Pilanesberg Reserve and to Sun City, very friendly team and great service, familiar and relaxed athmosphere, nice garden, very well equiped and clean room for us and the baby, beautifull architecture, pool, feasable fitness center, comfortable living room with a bar and we always had nice food, wifi for free, what do you want more... ? :-)
although we know of a lot of places, whilst we have been on our travels in South Africa, this stay was something very special, even our baby enjoyed the time in "Valley View" !
Thanks a lot to Angela, her father and the wonderfull team !
TRUST is a big value at the Valley View Guest House. The open bar is there for all guests, even after closing time, and you just note your consumptions in a small book for later payment: nice ! The rooms are nice although basic, but air conditioning is available. The clean pool and gym area complete the package as is the open kitchen which seems available for all guests. Cooking is like at home: good and inexpensive, as are the wines. I can recommend this place for all people that want to live close to Pilanesberg and the surrounding area. It is excellent value for reasonable money.