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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

Spent a couple of sensational days at zebra´s walk (self catering unit) a couple of weeks back. we were looking for total peace and complete privacy in a rustic and beautiful setting...and that´s exactly what we got. we chose to spend our time in seclusion but the lodge is just over the horizon (tho could be a hundred miles away)... More 

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Kusnacht, Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

For us (two adults two girls) it was the highlight of our stay in South Africa. Jann is a character, and a fine cook, Amanda gentle and helpful. And the animals: the baby bush pig trying to munch our shoes, the zebras, the springbok, Indiana, the attentive dog, and the songs of the birds.The setting of the lodge in the... More 

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Randburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 9 January 2013

From the time I entered the Lodge, I was blown away. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the lodge, I loved the whole set up, the decor, even down to the little bush pig!! Jann was a wonderful host and I had the best meal of my whole holiday at the Lodge. The sunset was just breathtaking, and watching the... More 

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Gauteng
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

We stayed at Zwartberg view for 2 nights and we (my wife and I) really enjoyed our stay here. Jann makes a lot of effort with the food and this lodge truly offers great value for money - the food is first class! thanks Jann. It is also a great experience to have animals (Spring bok, Bush pigs, Zebras etc.)... More 

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

Firstly, a huge thank you for an excellent review !!! Deeply appreciated. I would like to comment on the suggestions made for us, which are quite clearly in order to assist us going forward and equally deeply appreciated. We do not have a swimming pool at all. For me personally, building a swimming pool and taking more than my fair... More 

Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

Nothing!! What do you need more? Absolute remoteness in incredible landscape, excellent supper freshly cooked on the braai by the friendly Jann (with a good sense of sarcastic humor though) and the quiet -always smiling- Amanda. Nice and clean accommodation in the three huts. A lively wild-pig and a relaxed dog joining the zebras and the springboks while you enjoy... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 5 January 2013

We had a lovely stay with Jann. He is an excellent cook and host and if anyone is looking for a stay in the Karroo outside Oudtshoorn to stay this is the place with springbok, tame pet pig and friendly Zebras and of course a fantastic view of the Karoo. It is owner run and his care is everywhere to... More 

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brussels
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

We stayed two nights of our honeymoon in this lodge. It was something very different from all other places we have seen during our trip in SA. If you are traveling in the little karoo and you are looking for a place to stay it is definitely the right one, you will have the chance to experience sundown on the... More 

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

Thank so much for this review. Your sentiments are exactly what we have tried to achieve here in creating a place that somehow reflects the Karoo of old - clear skies, wild animals, nature, extreme friendliness and a relaxed atmosphere which is why establishing that our neighbour at Thabile has decided to concentrate on fulfilling the needs of the biker... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

2 families traveling with kids from 7-16 stayed for a truly memorable night. Arrived in the afternoon to very high temperatures , no ac , no swimming pool and no wifi. Kids and wife giving me a hard time for going out of our way for this special location. As the sun began to set the mountains lit up and... More 

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

This review is a case in point ! The reviewer found himself in deep water when his family discovered that we are a bit off the beaten track and that we don't have ALL the facilities of our in-town competitors. But, once the Zwartberg view magic took hold, he went from zero to hero in less than 10 seconds !... More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2012

We stayed unfortunately for one night only, but thoroughly enjoyed this 'lodge with a difference'. We are reasonably seasoned travellers throughout South Africa, and have stayed at many different lodges over the years, but host Jann has really managed to make his 'handmade' experience superbly enjoyable and memorable. From the tasteful decoration and quality and cleanliness of the accommodation, to... More 

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Reviewed 17 December 2012

If you want something genuine, different, relaxing and special on your trip to SA then go to Zwartberg View. Set in a fabulous, peacfull pocket of Klein Karoo the location and views are stunning and the sunsets breathtaking. Really excellent 5-star home cooking by Jann (even during a thunderstorm induced power cut during our stay!) ably assisted by the charming... More 

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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: ₹ 7,471 - ₹ 8,088 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“all rooms seems to be similar”
 of 5 bubbles alwyn1_12, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All of the individual mountain view rooms”
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“All chalets have the same views”
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“Cant help with that there are 3 cabins all the same”
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