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The Victorian Cow

2009 Piet Retief Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

An absolute gem in the gorgeous little tourist town of Riebeek Kasteel. We had never been to Riebeek Kasteel and I was looking for a spot to propose that weekend, and accomodation that would be romantic and luxurious. I was told about this quirky little B&B in town, and it didn't disappoint. The room isn't huge, but very intimate and... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We booked a night at the Victorian Cow for our wedding anniversary, and it was wonderful. The attention to detail shines through everywhere: From asking us our wine preference for the welcoming bottle in the room, to preheating the bed (It's a cold winter), through to the high-quality toiletries provided. The room itself is an experience: Dominated by a Victorian-looking... More 

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review and kind words! It was wonderful for me to accommodate you for your special celebration as a married couple! I sincerely hope to see you again and also to meet your two daughters! May the rest of your life together be very Blessed! Kind regards Hanniki More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

What a magical experience! My wife and I stayed here for one night and we wish we could have stayed longer. A quaint, cosy and Victorian room with an attention to detail. We felt very attended to and at home. Breakfast is in the owner's restaurant in town - a real feast! Excellent hospitality and we will definitely be back.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of The Victorian Cow! It was so lovely to meet you both and be able to share a bit of your life and 20th Anniversary!! You are a very special couple and I wish you lots of happiness for the next 20 years! It will be wonderful to... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Victorian Cow ! It was very special to meet you both and welcome you for a surprise birthday break-away! It was also lovely to chat to you during breakfast and get to hear more about your family and precious children! I hope your Birthday was a Blessed day with lots... More 

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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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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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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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