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The Anchorage

1, Main Road, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa
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The Anchorage
Ranked #1 of 11 Stilbaai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Wheathampstead,
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stayed at The Anchorage last year and upon our return visit this year we were treated like old friends. We were not disappointed this time either, this is a tranquil haven, Annette and Craig did everything to make our stay memorable, I hope we will visit again.

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear Both, It was great to see you guys again. And we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us again. Thanks very much for your great review. Much appreciated. I guess you arrived home safely and we hope you will have a fantastic summer in the UK!!! Best regards and hope to see you again Annette & Craig More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We felt so welcome and relaxed in this beautiful safe haven and wished we had booked for longer! An excellent new find for experienced SA travellers. Annette and Craig are superb hosts, nothing is too much trouble. The accommodation is fresh and spacious, meeting every need. Breakfasts are good. The view is lovely, perfect as you sit out for a... More

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for a lovely review. That is very kind of you. It was great to meet you and we hope to see you again. Kind regards Annette & Craig More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Annette, Craig and eldest son, Johnny, were wonderful hosts. Bad rain meant that kayaking wasn't an option but Annette spent ages answering our questions and making recommendations, even letting us use her lounge for the internet when the weather interfered. Our room was lovely, the view was brilliant and the gentle guesthouse dogs kept my boyfriend entertained for hours. We... More

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear Both, thank you so much for the lovely review. Much appreciated. Glad to hear you had a great time at Garden Route Game Lodge as well. The rain has finely stopped and I wish you could see the garden now - nice and green - and you could make use of the canoes and the swimming pool - hopefully... More

Centurion, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is truly a lovely place and an unexpected true pleasure. The room was spacious and modern, with all amenities provided. The hosts, Annette and Craig, were friendly and extremely accommodating with everything we required.Their stylish personal touch obvious on the property and attention to detail and ideas, add, to the already natural beauty of this spot.The pool and lounge... More

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear both, Thanks so much for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was nice to have met you. I take it you got home safely and hope it did not rain to much on your way back. Best regards Annette & Craig More

Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We had a few wonderful days at the Anchorage. Thank you to Annette and Craig for their extraordinary hospitality. If you look for a modern yet cosy and peaceful place to stay at good price, this is the place to go. We had a lovely decorated clean room with river view and a nice terrace.The surroundings are beautiful, with the... More

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear All, Thank you so much for taking the time to send a review - especially such a nice one! It was an absolute pleasure to have you guys. Yes, the pool does add a lot of value to the guests comfort. Thanks for staying with us and it would be great to see you again sometime. Best regards Annette... More

Sunbury on Thames
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Our room at the Anchorage was very comfortable. Decorated in a modern, beach colours style, spacious with all the facilities we needed including a small kitchen. We had a table and chairs outside as well. Annette, Caig and family (including the dogs) were welcoming and really supportive to help us sort out walks and we borrowed their canoes to paddle... More

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review. Much appreciated. It was nice to have met the two of you. We wish you all the best for 2014 and it would be nice to see again sometime. Best regards Annette & Craig More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We booked this place when our first choice was full. However, when we arrived we found out that Annette and Craig were the ones that previously owned our first chioce, so that worked out well. And this place is so much nicer, in a great place by the river. New swimming pool and lounge area for guests is just the... More

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AnnetteThorne, Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear both, so nice to hear from you. It was great to see you again after 10 years! Thanks so much for the nice review. Looking forward to our next get together - even if it is in 4 years! Best regards Annette & Craig More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My boyfriend and I spent our last night here on our way back from Natures Valley and what a treat The Anchorage was! Beautiful views and very tranquil. Annette and Doug were very welcoming. The rooms were light, bright and spacious and we enjoyed having sundowners on our balcony. We really appreciated the stunning plunger coffee in the kitchenette with... More

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for the nice review you have written. Much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was nice to meet you and we hope to see you again. All the best Annette More

Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I came back in April to experience again this best of places to calm down. Now the beautiful swimming pool and guest lounge area is open. Just sitting on your veranda watching the dogs play and the river flow ... this is heaven on earth!

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks very much for sending the review. Really great. We really appreciate that you stayed with us again. Always nice. Best regards Annette & Craig More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Am so glad I found this little gem for a Sunday night stop-over on our way back to Cape Town! Craig was incredibly helpful, friendly and easy going. The units are equipped with everything you need to enjoy a self-catering holiday overlooking the tranquil river. The swimming pool and relaxation area are great, and the farm dogs add even more... More

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks very much for taking the time to send such a nice review. Much appreciated. We are glad you had a great time. All the best Annette & Craig More

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Address: 1, Main Road, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stilbaai
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Five stylish bedrooms include quality king-size or twin beds, full bathrooms (free standing shower, bath etc), kitchenette (fully equipped with stove / oven, microwave, fridge, kettle, cutlery, crockery etc.) and balcony / verandah with lovely views onto the river. Every unit has a Weber braai at its disposal. Please note: The satellite TV (including M-Net) is a shared one.The balcony and private verandahs invite guests to relax and enjoy the spectacular views and the tranquil surroundings. The sun sets behind the river and the hills which can be experienced from anywhere on the property. Why not have a swim in the river, or catch some fish or enjoy the scenery on one of our canoes?FacilitiesThe Anchorage is operated by a friendly German-South African couple - Annette and Craig Thorne - who have been in the hospitality industry for many years. You can choose between Self Catering or Bed and Breakfast accommodation and delicious breakfasts are served.A swimming pool with spacious outside area rounds up the beautiful setting. A comfortable lounge including a fire place was added in December 2012.The Anchorage is a perfect place to unwind and relax. Braai (barbecue) areas (ie Weber braai's) and canoes available. 9-hole golf course, scenic walks and river and sea fishing. Wir sprechen Deutsch. ... more   less 
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