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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

The Kingfisher Country House is set at an excellent location. It provides comfortable and roomy lodging, bird watching from the veranda where a nice and tasteful breakfast is served. But above all Sue and Phil are lovely and worm hosts, who provide a homely feeling of relaxation . Their knowledge of the Garden Route provided me useful traveling information. I’m... More 

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Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

Our 4th visit to Kingfisher & each time the welcome from, & hospitality shown by Sue & Phil has exceeded the previous visit. Both are extremely knowledgeable not just about their own area but all of Southern Africa & are always keen to hear other travellers opinions too. Guest rooms are absolutely charming - comfortable beds & chairs, tea-making facilities.... More 

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Reviewed 5 February 2014

We spent three nights in Kingfisher which was a real highlight of our holiday to South Africa this year. We loved the calm of the place which is immediately apparent as soon as you arrive. This is in part the surroundings, such as a sitting room filled with books, sofas on the veranda or watching the plethora of birds that... More 

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limoges
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

This was our second stay at Kingfisher, and we were thrilled to find it unchanged, except there were even more wonderful and exotic birds to see. Sue welcomed us with open arms and made sure we knew which restaurants to go to, booking them for us, and recommended beaches and a canoe trip on the peaceful river nearby. The accommodation... More 

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suemillard, Owner at Kingfisher Country House, responded to this review

It is always wonderful to see our guests again!! It is very important to us that our guests feel happy and comfortable and I must confess that I ate a hot chocolate muffin myself this morning, couldn't resist. You are always very welcome and we would love to see you again. Best wishes, Phil and Sue Millard, Kingfisher Country House,... More 

Mbazwana, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Sue & Phil are 2 of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet and they take such good care of their guests. The garden is beautiful, rooms very comfortable and breakfasts delicious and ample. If you are a birdwatcher, this place is unmissable. You have a huge variety of wonderful birds at your finger tips, including the stunning... More 

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suemillard, Owner at Kingfisher Country House, responded to this review

It was wonderful having you and your group to stay at Kingfisher Country House again, we always enjoy enthusiastic birders! The Knysna Warbler is still calling happily. Thank you for your kind words. We are very blessed to have such a variety of beautiful birds in our area and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Phil and... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

There are several good things to recommend this guest house. The owners are most welcoming and friendly and offer great advice and information about the local area. The accommodation is modern, comfortable and en-suite but the guesthouse has the romantic character of an old colonial bungalow. There are fans but no air-conditioning. Mosquitoes are around but were not a big... More 

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suemillard, Owner at Kingfisher Country House, responded to this review

What a super review, thank you very much Hilary. We enjoyed having you both to stay with us and would have loved to have you stay longer! We had a bush buck doe eating the roses in the garden 2 mornings ago but we love to see them therefore they are allowed to eat whatever they enjoy!! We look forward... More 

Evesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We were very fortunate to have found Kingfisher for our stop on the way to Addo. Sue had told us that she doesn't normally take people for one night only but she did for us as we had booked another night on the way back. What a pleasure it was, nothing was too much trouble, even down to our restaurant... More 

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suemillard, Owner at Kingfisher Country House, responded to this review

We appreciate your lovely review, thank you. I enjoyed our conversations about the birds, it is always interesting talking to other birders particularly those from other countries. It is only during the peak season that we prefer not to accept one night reservations as it is the busiest time of the year. "Tabard" is a very good idea, however we... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Sue and Phil were the best hosts on our trip and just visit the other reviews: it is all true :-) What maybe stands out: Fantastic breakfast, esp. the muffins and the birds joining you in the morning... and then all the travel hints from Sue help you to travel without thick guide books... This is a 'must stay' -... More 

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suemillard, Owner at Kingfisher Country House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a lovely, happy review. Happy guests make happy hosts!! Glad that you enjoyed the muffins and breakfast and found the travel information helpful. Have a super 2014. Best wishes, Phil and Sue Millard, Kingfisher Country House, Wilderness More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Our second stay at this delightful Country House. Phil and Sue (abd Tess the Lab) could not be more welcoming and their suggestions of places to visit were always winners. Tuned for different tastes, they can advise trips which will enhance your stay. For me the best experience is 'Birds on the Balcony'. Whilst enjoying the very varied breakfast fare... More 

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suemillard, Owner at Kingfisher Country House, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you had an enjoyable trip and that you enjoyed staying with us again for a second time, it is always super to see our guests again and to catch up with all their news. We enjoyed having you to stay with us and Tessa missed you the moment that you left! There are so many... More 

York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2013

What a delight to stay in such a welcome and hospitable house. Sue and Phil were great hosts, offering beautiful rooms and the most fantastic breakfasts. If you are a twitcher then look no further than the terrace where you are joined for breakfast by a colourful variety of birds This is a 'must stay' for anyone who is en... More 

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suemillard, Owner at Kingfisher Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments Debbie, we are so blessed to have guests who enjoy the prolific bird life in our area. At the moment we have quite a few quaint chicks visiting our feeding tray, so it is fun to watch their antics! We are happy that you enjoyed the breakfasts. Hope that you have a peaceful, happy... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A spacious country style guesthouse set in a beautiful rambling garden overlooking Wilderness National Park which is a Ramsar site. Comfortable antique furniture, fresh flowers and romantic log fires in winter create a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Delicious breakfasts (including freshly baked muffins or scones and home made jams)served on the wide, covered veranda. Cosy cottage style en-suite bedrooms have king-size/twin beds, heater, fan, tea/coffee tray and private entrance. Sparkling pool. Prolific bird life, hiking and canoeing along rivers and lakes. Beautiful beaches nearby. Ideal as a base from which to explore our magnificent area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kingfisher Country House

Address: 1030, Dumbleton Road (off Waterside Road) | Wilderness National Park, Wilderness, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: ₹ 5,004 - ₹ 5,552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kingfisher Country House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“all the rooms are diffrent and the same nice.”
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“All rooms are delightful. Rose room has a separate sitting room & Butterfly room has double aspect with view over garden & into forest”
 of 5 bubbles GODFREYSBucks, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The corner suite has its own balcony and lots of room.”
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“Ask for the room that looks out onto the birdfeeder through the window - it's a double bed room.”
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“Front rooms have better views but back rooms are more private. All are beautifully decorated.”
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