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Viersen, Germany
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

That was our first visit to Stilbaai - but, hopefully, not our last. And if we come again, we will certainly make sure to stay at the Anchorage: Most welcoming and helpful hosts, a wonderful location next to the river (with free canoeing), and very friendly (and watchful) dogs:-) -- in short: a perfect place for relaxing and enjoyable days....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful position with bedroom and verandah overlooking the Goukou River. At the end of the season when we visited there was no breakfast available but we were directed to a lovely place not far away in the town. Our hosts were very genial and helpful. A nice bed for the night.

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is a real hidden gem. We arrived not quite sure what to expect for our one night stay. wish we had be able to stay longer.What a wonderful surprise. The owners, Annette and Craig Throne were absolutely wonderful hosts. Super spacious room, wonderful views, and a very relaxing environment along the river. The bed was very comfortable, super...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Fantastic place to stay. Great location and view of the river. Very clean rooms and bedding. WiFi available. Provided good information on local restaurants. Great hosts who went the extra mile to look after us.

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is a very tranquil location alongside the river with clean comfortable accommodation and run by very hospitable owners. Well equipped self catering rooms and outside seating and barbecues. Plenty of bird life to view also.

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again some time. Best regards Annette & Craig

Hatfield
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Only one night stay but a little longer might have been nice. The location is excellent next to the river and although we never used the pool or a little sandy area by the river this gave the property an all round feel of relaxation and comfort. The detached one bedroom we had had decent self catering amenities and Annette...

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your nice review and your kind words. Much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and it would be nice to have you here again. Best regards Annette & Craig

Middle Assendon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Anchorage is a wonderful location right beside the river just a mile from the town. Our hosts were so friendly and welcoming and could not have been more helpful. Our room was large and spacious and very comfortable and the facilities were excellent . The whole place had a very homely feel with the dogs and the owners children around...

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear David, it was really nice to have met the two of you. And thanks very much for your great review and your kind words. Much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and it would be nice to have you here again. Best regards Annette & Craig

Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Hospitality is great, rooms are good clean and have a great view over looking the river. Facilities for cooking are good shopping is close by, A really a great place relax after a long day on the road also has a great pool for those hot days

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Dear Edwin, It was really nice to have met the two of you. And thanks very much for your great review. Much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and it would be nice to have you here again. Best regards Annette & Craig

Plettenburg
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had a very pleasant stay at Anchorage. Our hosts Annette and Craig were extremely helpful and made us feel very welcome. We found it a good place to break our journey on the way up to Plettenburg. Beware of the traffic cops just outside Heidelburg !

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Dear Michael Thank you very much for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again some time. Best regards Annette & Craig

Tanzania
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed one night at The Anchorage. Hosts are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are nicely decorated, clean and has a perfect view over the river. Bed was very comfy, kitchen adequately equipped. Tap Water though is brackish and not suitable for coffee or tea.

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear Martie thanks very much for your guest comment. Much appreciated. It was nice to have you here and we are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay. The tap water in Stilbaai is not the best, I agree, that is why we put filtered water into the guest room's fridge for the guests to start off with. Have...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Five stylish bedrooms include quality king-size or twin beds, full bathrooms (free standing shower, bath etc), kitchenette (fully equipped with stove / oven, microwave, fridge, kettle, cutlery, crockery etc.) and balcony / verandah with lovely views onto the river. Every unit has a Weber braai at its disposal. Please note: The satellite TV (including M-Net) is a shared one.The balcony and private verandahs invite guests to relax and enjoy the spectacular views and the tranquil surroundings. The sun sets behind the river and the hills which can be experienced from anywhere on the property. Why not have a swim in the river, or catch some fish or enjoy the scenery on one of our canoes?FacilitiesThe Anchorage is operated by a friendly German-South African couple - Annette and Craig Thorne - who have been in the hospitality industry for many years. You can choose between Self Catering or Bed and Breakfast accommodation and delicious breakfasts are served.A swimming pool with spacious outside area rounds up the beautiful setting. A comfortable lounge including a fire place was added in December 2012.The Anchorage is a perfect place to unwind and relax. Braai (barbecue) areas (ie Weber braai's) and canoes available. 9-hole golf course, scenic walks and river and sea fishing. Wir sprechen Deutsch. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Anchorage

Address: Off R305 at 60km Speed Sign | Turn Right at 60km Sign, Drive Parallel Back to the End, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stilbaai
Price Range: $74 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the rooms have a river view”
DorvinS, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper rooms have better river views but all rooms are good.”
G7308FGrobertt, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Top rooms have better view of the river. Groundfloor rooms easier access to bbq if required”
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grrampiesc, 7 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Great views, nature”
Christinevdm, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
“There's one room which doesn't seem to have its own outside space; all the others have either some garden or a balcony. We had the one with the balcony, which is large enough to eat out on, and it was super.”
SurreyLiz, 21 Mar 2015 | Read review
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