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The Retreat at Groenfontein

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the end of a secret valley with amazing views onto the Swartberg, this is a really lovely hideaway. We had a day to explore and so enjoyed the Klipspringer hike which takes you up and over the foothills and back down to the valley...More

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Response from MarieLittleKaroo, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Andrea and Jonathan for your kind words! We are pleased that you enjoyed the Retreat and our trails. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we look forward to welcoming you here again! With many thanks and best regards Marie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful tranquil setting which for us was also fun brought on by the vibrant cycling group who shared the venue with us for one night. We appreciated the attentive service and the room upgrade - I think there is a dictum there -...More

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Response from Marie H, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much Rod and Gail for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we hope if your travels bring you to the Klein Karoo another time that we can welcome you here again! With many thanks and best regards...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018

We stayed just one night at Groenfontein, not really realizing how much rough, twisting road was involved in getting there. If we were to do it again, we'd stay at least two nights, which would give us time to do more hiking in the beautiful...More

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Response from MarieLittleKaroo, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 3 days ago

Thanks very much Mary, for your very kind review. It was a great pleasure to meet you all and we're pleased that you enjoyed our Retreat and our walking trails. Should your travels bring you to the Klein Karoo again, we hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018

Our only regret is that we stayed just one night. We were two couples who stayed in a separate building, the weaving shed I believe. The rooms were spacious and clean with a wonderful patio.The grounds and surroundings were gorgeous. The communal dinner was delicious...More

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Response from MarieLittleKaroo, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 3 days ago

Thanks very much for your kind review, it was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope, should you return to the Klein Karoo, that we can welcome you again! With many thanks and best regards Marie

Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is a bit out of the way, and I would recommend spending at least three nights. Food is wonderful, and it's enjoyable to eat meals outside with the interesting hosts and other guests at one long table. You can hike and swim in the...More

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Free Parking
Free Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Restaurant
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US$68 - US$127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$68 - US$127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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"The suite/separate cottage is more expensive but worth it in my opinion for the view and for the lovely space."
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"Plan to stay at least 2 nights to discover the area."
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"The cottages are separate and very comfortable but the three rooms inside the house are spacious and also..."
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"family suites, expansive views"
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