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Fantastic break

Wonderful location with beautiful little houses. Quiet surroundings. Great hiking, unfortunately... read more

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PaddyGloster
Wonderful fynbos, scenery and facilities

We booked Oxalis Cottage for a friend's 80th birthday weekend, and we couldn't have chosen a better... read more

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Can definitely recommend to nature lovers and seekers of peace and tranquility. Standford Valley has an abundance of restaurants and wine farms if feel the need to explore. Walks in the reserve was amazing.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Christopher W, Owner at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thanks Anna-Mart - Stanford does indeed have a lot to offer and there is more each year, so do consider a return trip one day.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

A hiking weekend to remember. Beautiful mountains, views, fynbos and good company. We hiked to the highest point overlooking Teslaarsdal and just sat and enjoyed the views. We summited Phillipskop on the way back. On the second day we did a shorter route to the summit of Klein Phillipskop. The accommodation was five star which was the cherry on the top

Date of experience: March 2018
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Christopher W, Owner at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thanks Geoff - glad you enjoyed the range of different hikes for the weekend. I agree if one gets to the highest point the 360 degree views are spectacular - from Sir Lowry's Pass to Swellendam on a clear day.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We were a group of 14 hiking friends and utilised 3 cottages. Philipskop Mountain Reserve is an excellent spot for hiking, photography and generally for just chilling and enjoying the splendid views that this reserve offers one, both on top of the mountain and on the deck of your cottage. The cottages are very spacious, comfortable and well equipped with attention to detail. We had a great time and all of us are keen to return!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Christopher W, Owner at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thanks Lyn, yes the views can be enjoyed whether you are a keen hiker or just happy to sit on the deck. Look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

A group of hiking friends visited Phillipskop nature reserve recently and we only had positive things to say about the reserve. The cottages were clean,well equipped, spacious and perfect for groups to stay in. The hikes were well laid out and well sign posted and suitable for both the fit and not so fit. The circular route to the top to overlook Tesselaarsdal was really worth doing with stunning 360 degree views around. Thanks for a great weekend, we'll be back!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Christopher W, Owner at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thanks Sue, we are pleased that you enjoyed it all round. We have tried to create a variety of hikes so that everyone can do at least one - but glad you made it to the Tesselaardsdal viewpoint which is stunning.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We had a fabulous weekend at Phillipskop - just what we needed. Peace and tranquillity - the house was lovely, clean and had everything we could need - kids especially loved the foosball. We had a wonderful hike up to the mountaintop followed by a swim in the Lilly pond - would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet getaway to get back to nature. The late departure on Sunday was great as it enabled us to make the most of Sunday and not have to just get up, pack and leave - we ended up having a picnic lunch and exploring the caves before leaving at around 3pm. Thank you for our lovely stay at Phillipskop - we will defintely be back. x

Date of experience: March 2018
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Christopher W, Owner at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thanks Becky glad you enjoyed the variety of places to explore. We like it when people make good use of the late Sunday departure as it shows they have made the most of their time.

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