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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Zartberg View Mountain Retreat is a wonderful, peaceful retreat surrounded by beautiful scenery. Jann is a great host, who cooks delicious meals and cares about every little detail. Just a cozy little place where you really do feel like home, except while you are there you have more than just a dog as a pet... You'll need to make space...

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 14 April 2013

Zwartberg View Mountain Retreat is why you organise a sitter for the dogs, disconnect the teenagers from their various gadgets, pile them into the car, and drive for 5 hours. And you know it's the best decision when no-one even mentions missing BB, whatsapp, Wifi, iPads or parties. The peace is filled with a sense of wonder. The views fill...

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jannharoldbader, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Every one of our reviews makes interesting reading.... From the outset we realised that just providing alternative accommodation to what already exists was not what we wanted to do. Zwartberg View is not a place where one simply sleeps inbetween touring and experiencing our country's superb attractions. We are an experience ! Very much a part of one's adventure in...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Upon arrival we wondered what we'd let ourselves in for... but we were soon blown away. From the 38 degree sun, to a tortoise on the road, Celeste the Bush Pig, the "birds" at dinner, the stars in night the sky, the stunning views, dinner & Breakfast, the stories & the chalets! We loved every minute of our stay at...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 March 2013

It's a remote place, in the middle of nowhere, very beautifull, peacefull and quiet. You have to go a little bit off road to get to the lodges. That was quite an experience:). The lodge was nice and the food was very good! A good place to stay if you want to see Swartberg pass!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 25 March 2013

We (three adults) traveled from Port Elizabeth down to Cape Town in March 13, visiting Addo, Keurboomstrand, Oudtshoorn, Montague and so on. When we finally arrived in Cape Town and did a resume of our trip we talked about Zwartberg View the most! It is definitely something different - in a good way! We loved it - the views are...

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luxembourg
Reviewed 21 March 2013

This lodge has just three small bungalows situated up on the side of a hill. The only vegetation around is the indigenous scrub of the region. Views over the Zwartberg are beautiful and change every moment according to the light and time of day. No other buildings in sight, just open bush country in undulating hill country. The host whose...

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London, England
Reviewed 15 March 2013

This was one of our favourite places to stay on our whole trip. You feel a million miles from anywhere. Jans mealtimes, both breakfast and dinner, are highlights especially when you are joined at dinner by Zebra, wild pigs, and springbok. A complete one-off place!

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Garbsen, Germany
Reviewed 14 March 2013

As several times before we enjoyed staying here very much. Located only about 20km from Outshoorn the 3 little chalets seem to be built in the middle of nowhere. There are no manmade noises to be heard. The dinners on the wooden deck are gorgeous and Jann is a wonderful cook and storyteller. Everything is lovely decorated and fits perfectly...

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Hannover
Reviewed 3 March 2013

we have been here for the fourth time and once again it was THE highlight of our vacation. Zwartberg View Mountain Retreat is a great place to relax and unwind with delicious meals and a very friendly host. What else you need? thanks Jann for the fabolous time we had!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2013

We were a group of 6, occupying all 3 of the mountain lodges in February 2013. Everyone had an absolutely amazing time and if you're considering a stay at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodges- we couldn't reccommend them enough!! They are off the beaten track and waking up in the morning, truly feels like you're in paradise!! Jann (the owner) is...

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jannharoldbader, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

If there is one thing any reader of our reviews can be exactly certain of is that our reviews are not only 100% genuine, but heartfelt as well - our reviewers always seem to go beyond the very obvious, the beds, the bathroom and the towels to include some of the elements I personally think make for an exceptional experience....

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Zwartberg View Mountain Retreat is set in our own private nature reserve 15 minutes from Oudtshoorn and de Rust - our chalets are high up in the hills above a natural amphitheatre where wildlife abounds and the views are spectacular. Our dinners and breakfasts, included in our rate are internationally renowned, our furnishings and fittings very African and very unique. ... more   less 

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Address: Vergelegen Road, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: ₹ 6,878 - ₹ 11,398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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