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Shining Waters

859 Sixth Ave, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Ranked #22 of 51 Wilderness B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Traveler22010 Portland, Oregon
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed just one night at Shining Waters and the hosts are just delightful. You may be put off by the husband who seem rather stern at first meeting but you quickly realize he is a warm and welcoming host. I say adjust your expectations because I was thinking this was more of a guest house that a B &... More 

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Port Carling, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After spending two months in South Africa, we were very delighted to make a stay at Shining Waters. The room was bright, clean, large and very comfortable with a great ocean view from the balcony. Corrine and Renato were lovely hosts and offered us great recommendations for touring and restaurants. We regret not having stayed here for a longer period... More 

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Norfolk, UK
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23 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend 3 days here which were wonderful. Corinne & Renato are fabulous hosts. From our welcome, to the great breakfasts, the conversations around the table, the location of the house and the views - everything was all you could wish for and more. If you need a beautiful base when you are in Wilderness this is it.

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5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had a spacious room with balcony onto the seaside, giving a splendid view on dolphins passing in the morning! Excellent breakfast prepared by our hosts Corinne and Renato. You feel at home away from home! They also provided excellent restaurant info, we were sorry that we had no time to stay longer...

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Kuils River
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A dream abode! Just what the doctor ordered. This beautiful 3-tiered house of Corinne and Renato Panster is overlooking the beautiful sea of Wilderness beach. Just walk out the front door, cross the street and you can enjoy the white sands, sea and interesting rock formations! Sit on the bench opposite this guesthouse and view the most spectacular sunsets! Or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Shining Waters Guest house is really such a lovely place, beautiful views, lovely Rooms and The Owners are lovely people!! We felt so at home since arriving!! We don't want to leave!!! I could really recommend this Guest house ! Its a lovely place!

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Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Shining Waters is run by an amazing couple, who is truly friendly, and kind. The place has a wonderful view of the ocean, but since the accommodation is on a cliff it could be quite daunting to get down there. (We however managed well). Lots of stairs (if you are unsteady on your feet, you will not like this) but... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This place is run by a really friendly couple. The breakfast is really great and they really go out of their way to entertain and chat to you in the mornings. Their is a really friendly set up at breakfast with all the guests sharing a lovely round table on the balcony to admire the beautiful view. Exactly what you... More 

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canton, Ohio
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5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were looking for a place in Wilderness to stay as a base to see the surrounding area as well as Knysna. We had to search a while to find a place that would sleep three. When I inquired the gracious hosts replied that the only rooms available were on the ground floor and we would have to get both... More 

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Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Last time when was like you place very much and coming back to your in Feb 2013 ,as like the sea view and you in walking distance to beach.The room are nice and like that you a pool and the outside patio to see the wonderful view of the sea while have your moring breakfast.

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