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Randburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but comfortable units with a beautiful view and excellent hosts. The bathrooms need to be upgraded, the basin is very small with no cupboard and the door is a lose sliding door that offers limited privacy.

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Belinda B, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Alwyn Many thanks for your review we greatly appreciate it. You are right the bathrooms are small and in desperate need of a revamp. We had scheduled it winter just gone but our new restaurant lapa area got delayed and we had to make a call on what needed to be done first. But please do come back next...

England
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a bumpy gravel approach climbing up the hilly approach we were relieved to find such a lovely warm welcome from Belinda. The views from the room were simply stunning, Supper at the main block was a real treat with the zebra family, Elland, Kuddu and a shy giraffe wandering around! Our Venison was delicious and very generous in portions!...

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Belinda B, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Wow thank you for such an amazing review. A true experience here is definitely the ability to meet and chat to all sorts of people around the braai and at dinner. It is amazing that even while I write this response the Giraffe is no more than 150m from the dining area. Please do come back again.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I stayed here on a recent visit to South Africa and we had an amazing time at this fantastic property. Our host's we so nice and friendly and cooked our meals and made our stay so special.The food was lovely.We walked the marked trails around the farm and casually encountered the many animals that are kept at...

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Belinda B, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Only a pleasure Patrick. It was lovely to meet you guys and we really enjoyed getting to know you guys. Our aim is to make all our guests feel at home and enjoy everything the farm has to offer. Making true memories. Please do come back again when you visit South Africa in the future.

Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is not deluxe but adequate. Belinda and Chris are enthusiastic, very welcoming and extremely friendly. Excellent for viewing a giraffe (soon another), zebras and antelopes up close. Can recommend to anybody who likes to feel alone with nature. We even met some very serious moth collectors. The couple are seriously committed to developing a game farm and preserving nature.

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Belinda B, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rupert, thank you for your lovely comments, we absolutely love meeting new people from all over the world. You and your wife were a treat and an inspiration to all. Please do come again.

Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

There are no words to describe what a wonderful experience our stay was.. the facilities are cozy and comfortable, the food was excellent and the owners are lovely! We felt so spoiled and extra effort was put in to cater for a vegan member of the family. The kids had the best time and saw all that the karoo had...

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Belinda B, Manager at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

A very long and overdue response Cherice, my apologies. It was lovely to have you and your family here for the weekend. We are extremely pleased that you all had such a wonderful time. And going the extra mile is what we aim to do for all our guests. We do hope to see you and your family very soon.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Our family decided to stay at this accommodation over the school holidays for 3 days. What a lovely choice we made. 20km outside Oudschoorn, it is the perfect place to stay ,after a full day out in the surrounding attractions you come back to a roaring fire with starlight skies as well as upclose encounters with the zebra and eiland...

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Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We were so impressed with this little gem in the Karoo. We had a very warm welcome on arriving & stayed in a self catering cottage. It was very well equipped for cooking & an overnight stay. We had booked to eat on the deck for the evening where the owner Jan does his thing. We met lovely guests from...

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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The new owners have made Zwartberg View a retreat not to be missed. You will struggle to find another place with such hospitable hosts, awesome food and amazing scenery. The rooms are rustic but extremely comfortable providing every thing you might need for a getaway. Thank you to the team.

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Belinda B, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Again 5 stars!!! It is us at Zwartberg View that have to thank you for such amazing guests. We have being so blessed to be receiving such amazing reviews from amazing people. Well travelled and easy to converse in conversation. And you have such a natural way with other guests. Please do come back again.

Dorking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We are only commenting on the older owners and hopefully the new owners might take heed of a few points. Agreed with others that the cabins need upgrading, air con might be nice, white linen looks so much nicer than the multi coloured worn ones. The electrics are an accident waiting to happen. The food at the time did no...

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Belinda B, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

My fellow traveller, we really do appreciate your comments and we, as new owners will definitely take heed of your pointers. It is essential to listen to our guest and see where we can upgrade. Please do follow our progress on Facebook, and hopefully we will see you again.

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! Andre and Jenny were welcoming hosts and the setting was so beautiful. Hiking trails are marked and hiking to watch the sunset from the rocks was spectacular. Relaxing on the balcony looking at the sky filled with stars, surrounded by the sounds of nature was magical. Another highlight was eating dinner and breakfast while...

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Belinda B, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Our job is complete! It is our aim to leave you in total awe of the surroundings and good food. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay immensely and please do keep following us as we aim to only improve. Hope to see you very soon. Take care and enjoy the rest of your travels.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zwartberg View Mountain Retreat is set in our own private nature reserve 15 minutes from Oudtshoorn and de Rust - our chalets are high up in the hills above a natural amphitheatre where wildlife abounds and the views are spectacular. Our dinners and breakfasts, included in our rate are internationally renowned, our furnishings and fittings very African and very unique. ... more   less 

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Address: Vergelegen Road, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: $146 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“all rooms seems to be similar”
 of 5 bubbles alwyn1_12, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All of the individual mountain view rooms”
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“All chalets have the same views”
 of 5 bubbles patrickg335, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cant help with that there are 3 cabins all the same”
 of 5 bubbles Stevetwiggs, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We had the 1st lodge and loved it”
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