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Durban
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We took a couple of days away and spent time in the Calitzdorp area. We decided to keep the best for last and were absolutely blown away by how beautiful this establishment is. It takes you 27km of really good dirt road to get there - winding through a little pass through avenues of willow trees and over little causeways...

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

Thanks Sarah for your kind words! It really was a pleasure to have you both and we look forward to the next visit! With Hugs Grant and Marie

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We spent 3 nights here in September....what a great spot! Marie and Grant are wonderful hosts with many interesting stories to tell! Breakfast and dinner were sociable, and the food hearty and home cooked. The trails on the property can be as long or short, easy or more difficult, as you'd like......they are well marked and maintained, and offer lovely...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A very good BenB where you - as we did- love to return, over and over again. Where hospitalitty and style is still normal and personal attention a natural way of living in an eco Environrment. Table D'hote is a perfect thing to breng yours stay amongst interesting other guest

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Wiesbaden, Germany
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Very lovely and cosy place to spent some time really off. Almost no connection to the all day trouble. Just you and the incredible nature if Klein Karoo. Take some of the well signed and prepared trails before or after a delicous and rich breakfast. Enjoy the dinner together with all guests and get in touch with each other before...

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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: €49 - €176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Retreat at Groenfontein 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Don't arrive late and try not to go for 1 night. We got a room at the back with no view.”
 of 5 bubbles Cally81, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The free standing suites are top class and recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles CharlandPhil, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 8 & 9 have wonderful mountain views”
 of 5 bubbles SSeahorse, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Go for 2 nights in the bungalows”
 of 5 bubbles Avior, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 8 and 9 are more expensive but the view is magnificent”
 of 5 bubbles J3153WSpeterr, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
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