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Vintage home below Smithfield's mountain with great views of the surrounding countryside. Four independent self-catering units, each with its own guest access. Charming, comfortable accommodation. Pet friendly by arrangement. PLUS great guided mountain biking and trail running by arrangement with owner.
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Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Full view
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Bloemfontein Intl Airport126 km
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We spent a night at Rufpatch in the Voorkamer unit with our two kids and our Labrador en route from Joburg to the Eastern Cape, and were so impressed with Gus's service and the clean, spacious accommodation. It was all perfect. We had a great...More

Thank Michelle E
Response from Gus U, Owner at RufpatchResponded 5 January 2018

It was great to meet you and the family Michelle.So glad you appreciated the darkness and books.We hope your lifestyle brings you our way more often.All the best to you and the family.Carmel and Gus

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We needed accommodation on short notice and received the friendliest and most helpful service. We had a very comfortable stay and the secure parking gave us peace of mind. And a big plus, it is a dog-friendly place.

Thank DeidreD70
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The owner's of Rufpatch were very accommodating and arranged for groceries to be in the fridge for when we arrived as we were arriving late after a marathon. Kitchen was equipped, bathroom was clean and fresh, clean white linen was on the queen bed in...More

Thank stephburtenshaw
Management response:Responded 26 November 2016

Thanks for your comments.We aiways welcome people who are on their way to or from any sporting event.I am glad your group found all you needed for a peacefol stay.

Reviewed 7 March 2016

Everything worked well - from booking the accommodation to arranging an evening meal at a restaurant. The large room had everything a guest would need, and to watch the sunset with the mountain backdrop was special. Despite the drought, there was a normal water supply,...More

Thank RogerCBR1000
Response from Carmel R, Manager at RufpatchResponded 8 March 2016

What a pleasure to have you to stay! We enjoyed your motorbiking stories and hope you'll be back soon. Thanks also for your shared concern about our perilous town water supply: we're always grateful when guests use precious water with caution, and especially now with...More

Reviewed 5 January 2016

Part of the trading places accommodation options is a self catering room called the ruff patch. Very basic accommodation, although beds were comfortable. No air conditioning and even three fans blowing at top speed, the room was hotter than the outside temperature! It was a...More

Thank julietY1623FW
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