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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We arrived to a very bumpy (potholed) private drive - we were glad to be in a rental. Our host seemed put out to greet us and show us our chalet. The chalet was tired (bed was very saggy, sheets pilly, rugs stained, shower curtain was in need of laundering) and not very clean overall. Further, we were way too...

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jannharoldbader, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

I should start my response by observing that during your stay in South Africa you stayed at four lodges and gave ALL of them bad reviews, and nowhere were things clean enough !...You suffered bad smells and poor cleaning everywhere you went ! It is also good to see that your understanding of African wild animals is better than ours...

Prince Edward Island, Canada
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We stayed here two nights during our road trip and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This is the type of place you come to for the perfect mix of privacy and social time.There are 3 chalets and therefore a maximum of 6 guests at a time ( no children). You come together at breakfast and dinner starting with a drink by the...

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2016

If you want peace, fantastic mountain views, great food prepared specially for you by your host JANN on an open grill and the fantastic table settings by Camilla, which was a highlight of our stay, not to mention the open fire chatting with other quests while star gazing and watching the many animals that came to visit every evening. The...

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2016

JANN & Camilla are perfect hosts making the overall stay at the retreat perfect. We stayed for 3 days and every day was a experience we will never forget. The communications facility was a work of a man on a mission??

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Vienna Region, Austria
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Pure beauty, unbelievable nature: We were dining next to zebras and antilopes! Very friendly & helpful hosts, excellent food with a lovely decorated table (different every morning and every evening). We had a perfect stay!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Do yourself a favour and go and experience this place for yourself! The remote, private chalets are gorgeously decorated and romantic. The communal area is just a piece of heaven where you can enjoy the animals close by, chatting to the other 4 guests, whilst sipping a sherry under the African sky. The hospitality, the food and the whole experience...

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jannharoldbader, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rory and Kirsty, it was really wonderful to have you stay with us, and having got engaged here we have no doubt that you will not be forgetting about us in a hurry. It is nice of you to mention the camaraderie that always seems to emerge when all of our guests are together on the main deck -...

Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were traveling from the Garden Route to stay here. We planned to visit the Cango Caves and weren't sure if we should go straight to the caves or visit the resort first. The booking requested that we call ahead in order to let them know when we would arrive. Having never visited this area, we thought...

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jannharoldbader, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ShaunieD - if you book a restaurant table for 8.00pm and you arrive at 5.00, they will ask you to return later. If you have tickets for a 6.00pm movie and you arrive at 4.00 they will not seat you. The very same booking.com paper that you refer to states 2.00 pm check in arriving as you did at...

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We stayed just one night at the Swartberg View Mountain Retreat but this place is really amazing. We had a very warm welcome from the owners Camilla and Jann. The area is very nice and you feel like there is no village within a hundred miles. In the evening, we had a 3 course dinner made by the owners. Probably...

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jannharoldbader, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you so thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us, we do try as hard as we can to make everyone feel welcome and that they are part of us for the time they stay here (we don't always succeed). We agree that when you are here it is as if we are last people on earth,...

Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 29 December 2015

What an unforgeteably unbelievable experience!!! To be able to be in such close proximity to wildlife was just amazing not to mention being able to be under a star filled sky at night! The chalets, comfortable and well decorated, are situated at the top of a hill where there is only the sound of the wild at night. We had...

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jannharoldbader, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

What a lovely review - and high praise indeed on our chalets given your own background and talents. We are always pleased when we ourselves are able to add value to our guest's stay as this is surely part and parcel of staying at a lodge like ours rather than a hotel where you will not even see anyone other...

North Yorks.
Reviewed 25 December 2015

We had a one night experience in this unforgettable place. Stunning mountain views surrounding us with lots of photo opportunities especially sunrise and sunset beautiful . Animals grazing as you walk to your accommodation. Excellent attentive hosts, very enjoyable dinner with Zebra, Eland and Deer enjoying our company not forgetting the Bush Pig. Enjoyed a hearty breakfast before we left.

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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: €101 - €111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“all rooms seems to be similar”
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