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The Victorian Cow

2009 Piet Retief Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was wisked away to this absolute gem as a surprise and what a surprise it was! A stunning romantic visit to a bygone era. All the details are meticulously thought of and the night was dreamlike with a cosy bedroom and fabulous bathroom!! We'll definitely be recommending the Victoria Cow to friends and family!

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IlkleyWYorksEngland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Our fourth stay at this wonderful guest house and it was as heavenly as ever. Situated at the edge of the village but within walking distance of the shops and restaurants it has beautiful long views of the countryside and distant mountains. We love to sit on the terrace as the sun goes down and watch the changing light. The... More 

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Hanniki B, Owner at The Victorian Cow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and sincerity! It was once again SO lovely to have you back as a couple and have some time with you! it is such a pleasure to spoil you with special treats as you are always so appreciative of your surroundings with such zest for life! Hope to see you soon again in... More 

Centurion, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We arrived and Hanniki was so charming and friendly and didn't hesitated to show us not only our room but her little cottage as well! We we treated like royalty and had all the comfort and pretty things around us...we really did feel like royalty! The bathtub, the bed - every little detail...were just perfect! The music on the cd... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Victorian Cow and Riebeek Kasteel was most certainly the highlight of our holiday. The room has absolutely everything you need, with many added items very often overlooked at other establishments. The room is beautifully decorated, the bed is fantastic, the bathroom perfect, I cannot fault anything at the Victorian Cow, for me, a 5 star establishment and very well... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a wonderful time at the Victorian Cow. It had everything we needed. A beautiful bath, large shower, free Wi-fi and an exquisite garden. There was a kettle in the room with tea and coffee and fresh milk every day. Hanniki is a thoughtful and caring hostess and made us feel very well looked after! The champagne on arrival... More 

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Hanniki B, Owner at The Victorian Cow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for all your kind words, they are much appreciated and it was such a pleasure to have you at The Victorian Cow for 3 days! I am looking forward to see you both again and spoil you some more! All the best and take care! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our hostess Hanniki is great and she made our stay extra special. It was our anniversary and we arrived to a delicious bottle of bubbles. Everything from the room to the location to the delicious breakfast. I'll definitely visit again :)) there is a lot to see and do in this town.

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Hanniki B, Owner at The Victorian Cow, responded to this review

Dear Sylvie! Thank you very much for your review of The Victorian Cow! It was special to have you staying here for your Anniversary and hopefully i will have the privilege to share in the 10 Year Celebration next year!!! It was wonderful to meet you, and experience your contentment and happiness! Hope to see you in 2015! More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It was our first time in, what seemed to us, a hidden valley. The drive into Riebeek Kasteel boasts an endless view of vineyards, friendly town-folk and wine stores. Upon arrival into the town, we were met by Hanniki who welcomed us with a cappuccino at her French-influenced Café Boulevard. Having not yet seen our room, we had no idea... More 

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London, UK
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Victorian Cow is a room unlike any other in the Swartland. It’s more a room that you’d expect to find in a sumptuous French ‘hÔtel’. Think grand excess of ornament and orderliness that harks back to a time when a bare room was a sign of poor taste. From the immense four-poster bed to the free-standing bath tub; from... More 

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Hanniki B, Owner at The Victorian Cow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to write a review of your stay at The Victorian Cow! It was lovely to be able to share in your Anniversary and get to know you better! Your are such a vibrant couple and I sincerely hope that you will be able to come back next year for another Anniversary Celebration in... More 

IlkleyWYorksEngland
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71 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Our third visit to this heavenly place and it's as wonderful as ever. Hanniki makes you feel so special and we so enjoy being in her beautiful place. We travel a lot in South Africa during our 6 week holiday each year and this is one of the very best. The Victorian Cow is one of the most comfortable places... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

After a long day's drive it was so nice to be welcomed at the Victorian Cow by our charming hostess Hanniki and shown to our suite which was jam-packed with Victoriana. A very nice touch was a complimentary bottle of wine left in our room. The breakfast was really exceptional with many nice touches, designed by Hanniki. The town of... More 

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