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Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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

Johannesburg, South Africa
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

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...

Reviewed 3 August 2014

All the cottages are very spacious and ideal for self catering due to the big kitchens which are extremely well equipped.they are spacious with use rooms and big bathrooms and tastefully decorated with a old world charm which was perfect for the location.please note though that if you are travelling as a group of friends the Akkedis- cottage is far...

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1Thank Pieter B
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Akkedissie house. At first glance the place is nice and homely, and so it was. There are details missing though, like the bathtub's overflow overflowing right on the floor, and although it sleeps 4 people, the cutlery and crockery varies from providing for 2 persons (red wine glasses), to enough for 3 people (knifes and forks)....

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1Thank Tiandi
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Beautifully designed and decorated cottage close to town with its own windmill right there. Best part was the hot water bottles, the great hot shower and the farm fresh milk they left in the fridge. Great fireplace although we smoked ourselves out a bit. It truly was brilliant and just perfect to experience Prince Albert.

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Thank gerrygrey
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 April 2014

the Deurdrift cottage is hidden away off the main street of Prince Albert. it has a stunning Kitchen which invites even the amateur to cook! the cottage is spacious with eclectic Cape Karoo decor and gives you a lovely warm feeling. the shower is a bit odd as it wets most of the rest of the bathroom. the cleanliness and...

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Thank Bernadette T
Epsom, UK
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We spent three nights in Prince Albert as the "third leg" of our five leg, three week tour of southern South Africa (Cape Town, Fransschoek, Prince Albert, Knysna and finally Kwande game reserve). I suppose Prince Albert was the "wild card" in what would otherwise have been a typical itinerary but in many ways it turned out to be the...

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Minneapolis
Reviewed 12 February 2014

We stayed in Deudrift cottage; the cottage was spacious and clean and had a/c which was nice because it was very hot. We were shown to our cottage, which was a short drive, not a walk, away and given the keys and were told, "see you on Monday " which was two days away. Prince Albert completely closes after 12...

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Thank citycatclinic
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Absolutely loved Akkedis cottage!! Stunning old farm cottage type, refurbished with authentic local style, great air cons, lovely bath rooms and so comfortable!! Very helpful staff. Pity the pool is not working, that would be the prefect finish. Absolutely ideal for myself, wife and 2 kids, will definitely be back!!!

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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 Municipality 6930, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Prince Albert Municipality > Prince Albert
Price Range: ₹ 5,081 - ₹ 8,610 (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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