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The Retreat at Groenfontein

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Holt, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This was our second trip to the Retreat ( one of our fellow guests had been eight times!) and it was as delightful as ever. Swimming in the dam, following the trails and dining with the other guests was as good as ever. Marie and Grant looked after us very well and it will be the first place on our...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This place really is a retreat, miles from anywhere along a long gravel and dirt road - do not be put off although don't tell your car rental firm about it! . The setting is very attractive and peaceful though and a perfect way to unwind. There is no mobile phone reception so be prepared to relax! The trails by...

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Fenstanton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is wonderful retreat miles from anywhere which is what makes it so special. No light pollution so the stars are stunning. Maria and Grant make you very welcome to your accommodation, which is very comfortable and considering they generate all their own power, very well specified. Meals are a communal affair set on the 1901 veranda, which are stage...

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Arniston, South Africa
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Hi Marie and Grant. We are the 2 motorbike cyclers that arrived too late at half past six in the evening at this wonderful peaceful place in South Africa. And we had only one night to stay there. Thank you for the help of Grant with the professionell plug on the tyre. Otherwise we couldn´t go further and would stand...

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Durban
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Have just spent a very relaxing and enjoyable 3 nights at The Retreat. Excellent food and service and interesting meal times spent chatting to other guests, as all dine at long table together on the open veranda. Accommodation very comfortable and wonderful bird life. In fact, can't fault this place and want to return for more.

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Johannesburg South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Accommodation spacious and comfortable .Lovely walks and swimming in the damage a delight. Friendly hostage and excellent food where fellow guests become friends. In all a great break from hectic city life

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Nienhagen, Germany
Reviewed 22 December 2016

It was our second visit by Mary and Grand and we spend a wonderful time with other interesting guest at the retreat. We love the remote area with its colorful birds, mountain and very good signed trails. Mary and Grant advised us to go to the "Oude Postcontoor" (open at weekend) and the Peter Bayly vineyard (5 km) and we...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Half the attraction was the drive to get to Groenfontein. After Calitzdorp the road winds up through a pass which is very beautiful. The Red Hills are worth seeing. We enjoyed the walks and the rock pools. The drive way to the farm is a bit bumpy.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Surrounded by mountains, with meandering paths to explore, this is a real retreat. Spacious cottages (our no.7 was perfect), scrumptious meals and wonderful service under the guidance of owners, Marie and Grant, made us determined to return for a longer stay. What a pleasure to experience total peace and quiet in this busy world! Yvonne and Len Bebb

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Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We have just spent four nights here and it is the forth time we have been. I cannot praise it enough. Our suite no.9 was perfect, the ambiance, views, walks, food all excellent. Grant and Marie are super hosts, the whole relaxing experience was wonderful. The evening meal served on the veranda is just like a dinner party. Roll on...

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MarieLittleKaroo, Owner at The Retreat at Groenfontein, responded to this review

Thanks Gillian and Stuart for kind words, it's ALWAYS a pleasure to have you and we look forward to next year! With MANY thanks, best regards and HUGS Grant and Marie

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This award winning destination, a nature reserve, 20kms from Calitzdorp, adjoining the Swartberg World heritage site, offers simple luxury, friendly service, and a relaxed ambience, with delicious, wholesome meals and caters for vegetarians and food intolerances. Evenings are spent in the company of fellow guests and friendly hosts. In this haven of tranquillity enjoy birding, walking trails, relaxing in the lovely gardens, at the dams, river or pool, or do day outings to attractions in the area, such as ostrich farms, Cango caves, Swartberg pass, and others. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Retreat at Groenfontein

Address: Groenfontein Valley, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Calitzdorp
Price Range: $87 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Retreat at Groenfontein 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“The top suites looked stunning.”
ClemD2014, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Suites 8 and 9 are best for families, other rooms for couples or single guests, or for older families.”
Phil_Mango, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed our garden room as it was away from the main house”
NigelFerrier, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't arrive late and try not to go for 1 night. We got a room at the back with no view.”
Cally81, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The free standing suites are top class and recommended.”
CharlandPhil, 11 May 2016 | Read review
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