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Simon's Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the heart of the village our two cottages were comfortable, cool with the bedroom aircon, and relaxing on the garden stoep. Well-equipped for short stays - cook in the kitchen or on the braai. Short walk to many super restaurants.

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Thank Z8507XHandrewh
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Idyllic old cottage with secluded bird and flower filled garden. Bed and bathroom just fine. Well equipped kitchen - but who needs this with great eateries around. Gallery Cafe has a passionate Chef and eclectic menu.

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Thank Peter C
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed in two cottages. Both wonderful old Karoo cottages, everything perfect and owner PHILIP and manager Donovan, charming & helpful. Extended our stay for an extra 2 nights and would have loved to stay a month, perhaps next time!highly Recomended!

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Thank Vuzi
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

As a writer, it’s not often that my mouth is too full of exquisite flavours that I can’t find words to describe an experience but I’m going to give this my best shot. I am in awe of the experience I had at African Relish. Every single part was far better than I could have ever imagined. My partner and... More 

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Thank Michele F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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87 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

We spent one night here. We arrived in 32 degree centigrade heat to a. Equitably cool cottage with a lovely peaceful garden and a great covered verandah to relax on. Donovan made sure that we had everything we needed, including producing a wine list and a great bottle of white wine to sip. The house is comfortable and well equipped... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Doringbos is a lovely Cape Karoo cottage that is rustic and quirky at the same time. It is private and in a quiet part of town and this adds to the experience. Fully self catering but well equipped. There is an airconditioner in the bedroom for those who worry about heat. The stoep has a built in braai and we... More 

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Thank SusanFPaarl
realPrinceAlbert, Manager at African Relish Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive response. We do appreciate all the feedback we receive. Please do take note that the reservoir is not for swimming only for capturing water to irrigate the garden. The town is water restricted and the purpose of the dam is strictly for irrigation. We do have a pool at the cooking school that you could... More 

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

This was the 2nd time my fiance and I have been to Prince Albert and the 2nd time we've opted to stay in the extremely relaxing Doringbos Cottage. The attention to detail is superb and the location and amenities are perfect. We were met by Donovan and handed the keys as well as a Braai kit (we arrived late on... More 

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Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

A 'must do' place to stop at in Prince Albert ~ Doringbos is a charming self catering cottage. Everything well appointed and maintained. Set in a quiet part of the town with lovely views. Encourage a swim in the reservoir and feel like you are part of the Karoo.

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realPrinceAlbert, Manager at African Relish Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Rob for your kind words. Hope to see you back again soon! Regards Virna More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Beautifully decorated cottage, private and set in small Karoo garden, complete with two "windpompe". It is fully self catering, so be sure to bring all your own food and don't expect to be faffed over by owners or staff. The isolation and privacy is what makes this special. Worth every penny.

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realPrinceAlbert, Manager at African Relish Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the time you took to write such a lovely review. This is much appreciated. Hope to see you again sometime soon. Do try one of our hands-on cooking class on your next visit. Regards Virna More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

The cottage (Akkedis), though well equipped, does not seem to be maintained. It is our second visit, but sadly, probably our last. The shower for instance, boasts a large show head. Dysfunctional thought. The fridge is old noisy, and derelict. The bath overflow does nor have a pipe, and overflows on the floor..... Lots of potential slowly slipping away...

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realPrinceAlbert, Manager at African Relish Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Anton Akkedis cottage was completely restored a couple of months ago by fixing the old showers in both bathrooms as well as the outlet of the bath. This lovely shepherd's cottage was also repainted and the original woodwork restored. For those that visit often, do not stress, it is still the original Karoo Brakdakkie, built 153 years ago. Akkedis... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Part of the African Relish Cooking School these upmarket cottages in Prince Albert are the stand alone houses. The homes are available for rental independently of the school. Three of the cottages have double bedrooms with lounge, kitchen, veranda and gardens while the fourth has all of the above with two bedrooms en suite. A swimming pool and internet facilities are available on the Cooking School premises. ... more   less 

Additional Information about African Relish Cottages

Address: 34 Church Street, Prince Albert 6930, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Prince Albert
Price Range: ₹ 4,653 - ₹ 5,453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — African Relish Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“No wifi, no TV and barely any signal. ABSOLUTE BLISS.”
  • A wonderful kitchen with everything you could need. (Especially if your dinner has been set up)
 of 5 bubbles michelefT2078PF, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Note this is not a hotel but a standalone cottage”
 of 5 bubbles Magriet11, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Doringbos sleeps 2 and is very private.”
 of 5 bubbles SusanFPaarl, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Make use of the small pool at the African Relish cooking school.”
  • The welcoming bedroom
  • Yet more character
  • A relaxing soak
 of 5 bubbles JamesHarrison, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Various cottages available”
 of 5 bubbles 242robc, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
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