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The Retreat at Groenfontein

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We absolutely loved it here. My husband and I stayed in room 9 which was one half of a converted milking shed, while my father-in-law stayed in the house. All rooms were spotless, comfortable and very peaceful. The location of the Retreat is along a...More

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Response from Marie H, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 4 January 2018

Thanks very much Maureen and Paul, for your VERY kind review. It really was a pleasure to have you all 3 here and we look forward to welcoming you again when you visit Dennis in Calitzdorp. With many thanks and HUGS Marie

Reviewed 27 December 2017

After a beautiful 30 min drive on dirt road (easy to drive) with crossing a changing and stunning landscape we arrived at the retreat. When you are there 'vous etes vraiment chez vous': in a stunning and quiet valley. Great for walks, hikes and swimming...More

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Response from Marie H, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 4 January 2018

Thanks very much for your kind review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you again if you are in our area! Wtih many thanks and best regards Marie

Reviewed 12 December 2017

The Retreat is located in the Swartberg mountains. The location is spectacular. It is a beautiful almost homelike place where the owners do everything for the guests to feel at home. Home cooked food and nice wines are served. There are a number of nice...More

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Response from Marie H, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 13 December 2017

Many thanks, Bengt and Ingrid for your very kind words! it was a pleasure to meet you both and I'm very pleased that our mutual friends Berit and Sten recommended us to you! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in our beautiful...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

This is a special place made so by many things, not least the dedication to their guests of Marie and Grant. This was our second stay. The formula of peace, nature, wonderful surroundings, beautiful accommodation and great food and hospitality combine to make for a...More

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Response from Marie H, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 13 December 2017

Thanks very much Jonathan and Jenny, for your very kind words! It was a pleasure to welcome you again and we look forward to a third visit! With many thanks and best regards Grant and Marie

Reviewed 3 December 2017

We traveled as a couple and had a Luxury Cottage. It was very nice and calm. Perfect for relaxing and short hikes. The host are very friendly and helpful. The dinners are taken at the community table which might be unusual for some. The rooms...More

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Response from Marie H, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 13 December 2017

Thanks very much for your kind and constructive review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in our beautiful country and hope to see you again should you return! With many thanks and best regards Marie

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Free Parking
Free Internet
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Breakfast included
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US$72 - US$193 (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$72 - US$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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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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