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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful hotel on a hill overlooking Franschhoek and with wonderful views of the valley. The hotel has large rooms and is to a high standard. Breakfast is plentiful and tasty. I would give 5 stars, but I wasn't a fan of the Elephant Tusks in the main foyer. I don't even know if they were real to... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous view from the pool and breakfast terrace, totally relaxing and uncomplicated, very nice interior, high standard service and breakfast on all ten days of my holiday. The only disadvantage, but this can also be seen as an advantage, is the location just outside of walking distance to downtown Franschhoek.

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Taunton
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

can't beat this B&b B for the fabulous setting & incredible service from Cecilia and her team. What a wonderful welcome! The breakfast was huge and beautifully set out. We booked all 3 available B&B rooms for our party of 6 and it felt like we 'lived' at Elephant Lodge for the 3 days we were there. My daughter's wedding... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

A little"Château" in the mountains , franschhoek- pass in the back. The rooms are large, wonderfully furnitured, floor heated - which we appreciated in colder days! Staff is descreet and friendly , but not arrogant at all! We loved the nice and warm chat for breakfast with Cecilia .

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

We found a gem ! Little has been said about this delightful friendly stay-over. We were given a lovely welcome by Cecelia and made to feel at home. The Lodge is great, the room we had was spacious and spotless. The Breakfast on the Patio was just great. Certainly gets our recommendation for a quiet getaway.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

Stayed in April 2016 for a couple of nights. Cecilia and her team are the cherry that makes the cake perfect. Great hosts, fantastic service and a truly magnificent venue. The rooms are spacious, modern, clean and just what one needs for a perfect getaway. Once seen, the view from the pool deck will never be forgotten. Breakfast on the... More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Many thanks to Cecilia and the team for a fabulous stay, and delicious breakfasts. Our bedroom was huge with copious storage space and was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable, but it was commanding views of Franschhoek and the surrounding valley that gave a unique feeling to the house. As other reviewers have stated you will need a car as the... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is our second holiday at Elephant Lodge. Lovely views and location even if a little out of the centre. Spotlessly clean with excellent friendly service from Cecilia and her team. Nothing too much trouble and such advice about where to go etc. Franschhoek is an excellent centre for the wine district and so much to do.

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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2016

The Elephant Lodge is an amazing place. The views are stunning. The attention to detail is brilliant and Cecilia and her staff make you feel so welcome. The food is excellent and nothing is too much trouble.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

The enormous room with high ceilings, king sized bed, direct access to the outdoor pool and our own patio table was wonderful. The common room with cathedral ceiling and animal heads mounted on the walls was spectacular. Breakfast was great with a wide selection made to order. We had to leave early for the airport on the day of our... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perched on a mountain slope and blessed with unsurpassed views of the Franschhoek valley and mountain ranges, this spectacular Cape Dutch style residence is situated on 5.7 hectares of some of the finest vinyards in Franschhoek. Comprising five double bedrooms, all en-suite, as well as outside swimming pool and terrace with stunning views all round, this luxury residence is perfectly located for experiencing the very best the Western Cape has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elephant Lodge

Address: Chamonix Farm | Near Uitkyk Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: ₹ 12,311 - ₹ 13,269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Front Rooms overlooking the valley are wonderful. We had one !”
 of 5 bubbles BrianA787, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Any room is perfect, but the two on the outside of the building afford slightly more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles NealeA, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“Poolside room”
 of 5 bubbles hipnhappy, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I'd recommend one of the poolside rooms to make the most of the views”
 of 5 bubbles svoloch, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are well equipped with lovely views apart from the smallest room.”
 of 5 bubbles Fairlie, 10 Feb 2015 | Read review
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