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KarMichael Farm Guesthouse

Sani Road, Himeville, South Africa
KarMichael Farm Guesthouse
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

our group of 8 stayed here during an epic road trip throughout South Africa and Lesotho. The main reason for staying here was as a base to explore the legendary Sani. This is an upmarket luxury establishment with refined accommodation. I stayed in the large Augusta room - that had two three quarter beds, electric blankets, a decanter of sherry... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Allison , the owner of KarMichael happened to overhear at a local garage that we were stuck in Himeville for an extra day because of tyre problems. She absolutely insisted that we , total strangers , stay at her guesthouse at no cost for the night. This is the type of hospitality you can expect at KarMichael. The cottage we... More 

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Taunus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed at KarMichael during our trip around Lesotho and were looking for a good accomodation close to Sani Pass. The Chalet we rented was very comfortable, tastefully furnished and equipped with everything we coud ask for incl open fireplace and underfloor heating. Since we stayed there at a cooler night this was of corse very welcome. Bed were also... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We arrived unannounced at this guesthouse. The owner immediately accommodated us and all the staff was consistently very friendly and helpful. The rooms are neat and well decorated. A diverse breakfast offering is served in the Shed, which is a renovated barn decorated very elegantly and stylishly, and it includes a small living room with a stunning morning view over... More 

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Kevin_McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review KarMichael Farm. Glad you had a good stay, found it comfortable and that we were able to make your stay a memorable one. Always rewarding to assist and be appreciated. Hopefully we see you again. More 

Lancashire, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Situated on a beautiful farm with stunning views, Karmichael Farm offers you everything you could possibly want in this wonderful place. The accomodation is in large comfortable rooms with large bathrooms and extremely large and comfortable beds,overlooking lovely gardens and views over the fields to the mountains. Breakfast is served in the large dining room with a thatched cottage inside... More 

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Kevin_McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi John Thank you for taking the time to review Karmichael Farm. It was a pleasure having you here and being able to chat and find out a bit more on your interesting life. Glad you were comfortable and enjoyed the area in general. Summer is always a great time to be here. I have also passed on your comments... More 

Pennington, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We only spent one night there but Kevin kindly put the four of us into Gregg's Cottage which was more than comfortable, great roaring fire to warm us up before we headed out for dinner and beautifully appointed overlooking the Drakensberg. Even the patio furniture was very inviting. Our rooms were spacious, comfortable, warmed by underfloor heating, fat duvets and... More 

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Kevin_McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse, responded to this review

Sal thank you for the review and glad you had a comfortable stay. Always great to have a nice fire on these cold winter evenings. We did have a huge bank of built in cupboards before and just removed them for more space. Busy getting cupboard space organised. Our staff strive hard to be the best and have passed on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We had such a wonderful experience with my family. Karmicheal's is everything that their website say it is and more. The rooms are comfortable and cozy. They have very competent staff on site. We enjoyed every minute of our stay

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Kevin_McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse, responded to this review

Phatheka thank you for taking the time to review us. Glad you all enjoyed the break and were comfortable. Our staff strive hard to be their best and appreciate nice positive feedback as well. Appreciate the support and hopefully we will see you again More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

KarMichael is an exquisite venue with all the makings of a fantastic stay but how disappointed we were to experience poor service. Firstly we asked if they could activate the DSTV for our kids as it was rainy outside and they had been stuck in a car for hours. After asking three times it was eventually activated. Then when it... More 

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Kevin_McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and really sorry you were so disappointed. We do understand that we are not going to please all the people all the time, but allow me to comment on your "problems" DSTV is not advertised. It is there, and on request we do activate it. DSTV have removed the option for users to connect online... More 

Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

What an amazing stay at Karmichael - I had booked the entire place for our wedding party on the weekend of the 21 & 22 June 2013. Kevin and his staff went beyond all to make our stay so very comfortable - a little touch which made it really great was in the freezing cold on return from the wedding... More 

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Kevin_McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are happy that your stay was comfortable. Yip was certainly chilly, and nice warm welcoming beds are a real treat. Was a pleasure to be able to make sure all the wedding guests were well looked after, and that they left satisfied, having had an enjoyable stay. More 

Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We recently spent 2 nights at Karmichael. It is definitely a home away from home.The setting is idylic.The rooms were very comfortable and the fireplace,electric blankets and underfloor heating kept us warm at night. The breakfasts were delicious and nothing was too much trouble for Kevin. We will definitely be back.

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Kevin_McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Steve We appreciate you taking the time to review us. Glad you had a comfortable "home away from home" stay in Gregg's Cottage. It certainly can be chilly this time of the year so nice to be able to get warm at night. Was a pleasure chatting to you at breakfast and well done to you all for making... More 

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