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Surbiton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Located out of the way and down a few dirt tracks when you finally arrive you'll be glad you made the effort. We only stayed one night and loved it. The cabin had all the amenities we needed and we loved the solitude. (admittedly it was fully booked the nights before and after us but we were alone our night)....

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Belinda B, Front Office Manager at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your absolutely wonderful review of our place. Jenny and Andre will be extremely pleased that they were able to make your stay so enjoyable. How lucky you were to have had the guest farm all to yourselves in order that you were able to soak in the solitude and grace the farm possesses. We aim to increase...

London
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We spent 2 nights here and a really good time. We wanted to stay somewhere a little bit different from the usual accommodation for a change.....and we got a change. Only 3 cottages and very private. We did a couple of walking trails which were easy and saw some of the local wildlife. Now, what can I say about the...

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Belinda B, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Wow amazing 5 stars. many thanks for such an awesome review. We have recently bought the farm over from Jann and Camilla but we intend on keeping things exactly the same, and only hope on your next trip back to South Africa you will decided to come by and visit us again. Maybe a few nice changes like a swimming...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Zwartberg View Mountain retreat is an absolute jewel in the middle of the most exquisite landscape, A truly inspiring place and a sanctuary where we found food for our soul. Jann and Camilla you are such a wonderful couple and take hospitality to a new level.

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Belinda B, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

At Zwartberg View we aim to invite people to come and take some time out from their busy schedules and sit back, relax and watch world go by. Jann and Camilla are wonderful people and we hope, as new owners to the Guest farm that we can continue to build on the good foundations they have laid. We are extremely...

Amsterdam
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Sure we could complain about the lack of insect screens (we had a few mosquito bites), poor cooling from the fan (which was basicly too low to cool at bed-level, or the poor Wifi reception in the room, but this is not a 5-start hotel. The supreme setting, amazing intimacy of the place and close up animal encounter more than...

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

Thank you so much for your excellent review, we love the fact that you started out uncertain, but ended up giving us five stars....normally, one takes five star reviews for granted, but in the interests of future travellers, we should just correct a few issues... we have no mosquitos as we have no standing water, and we are in a...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Somewhere we thought to begin with that it's not for us but once we ventured down to pre dinner beers and met Camilla, Amanda and Jann (again) and the wild life we changed our mind. The 3 course dinner was very good and enjoyed our chats while we ate. We were the only guests on the first night so spent...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The lodge hosts only 6 guests in three small chalets on a hill. The view from the terrace is unbelievable: nothing but nature and the far range of mountains in all shades of red. One can take long walks through the finbos. Breakfast and dinner is served in the restaurant a bit down the hill. Jann, the owner, seems to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

This description equally applies to both the estate and Jann and Camilla that own Zwartberg View! If you are looking for something different, off the beaten track and being at one with nature then this is the place for you! My wife and I had a great stay with Camilla and Jann. They were very friendly, entertaining and funny. Jann...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Zwartberg. Bella the adopted dog was so cute and loving all the attention. The scenery is stunning and having Zebras eating right in front of us at dinner was truly a great sight. Our meals were delicious and so much thought went in to the table settings for dinner and breakfast that we looked...

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

Dear 65 Nat, thank you so much for what is in reality an excellent review, we deeply appreciate the time to write it ! I should address the issue of aircondtioning here, but not in a defensive manner, nor argumentative; We have never advertised airconditioning and in fact all the websites we appear on clearly state standing fans only, the...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is a great spot for those wanting something different and unique. How often do you have Eland Zebra and springbok join you on the deck for sundowners ! Jann and Camilla have created a great retreat with some quirky signage and one need to chill out to get what they are trying to achieve. Outspoken hosts do a great...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We arrived to a very bumpy (potholed) private drive - we were glad to be in a rental. Our host seemed put out to greet us and show us our chalet. The chalet was tired (bed was very saggy, sheets pilly, rugs stained, shower curtain was in need of laundering) and not very clean overall. Further, we were way too...

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

I should start my response by observing that during your stay in South Africa you stayed at four lodges and gave ALL of them bad reviews, and nowhere were things clean enough !...You suffered bad smells and poor cleaning everywhere you went ! It is also good to see that your understanding of African wild animals is better than ours...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: ₹ 6,837 - ₹ 9,117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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