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Blue Gum Country Estate

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Stanford | R326, Hermanus 7210, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came back for five nights after a wonderfull stay in 2014. Again the cottage was great, meals very nice and in great ambiance. Beautiful balance between (super) childfriendly and great for parents too. Great short trips - hermanus beach and klein river cheesefactory (must do picnic!) Excellent restaurants - madre's kitchen and the tasting room

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St. Clement, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little unprepared for the gravel road approach but it was well worth it! A real find! On arrival we were shown to the Elephant suite, which was followed by two glasses of rose 'bubbly' and a fruit platter, which we enjoyed on the verandah. This had unbroken views of the hilly (mountainous?) terrain and a variety of... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great couple of nights at Blue Gum – really enjoyed it. The 2 main reasons we chose Blue Gum was because of the dog friendly policy, as we were travelling with our 2 small dogs, and they have a tennis court. The place is a bit of a drive out of Hermanus, maybe 25km, but a nice... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds and cottages are beautiful. The staff is lovely. The food was delicious. Thank you for a relaxing break from city life! It was like spending a weekend in Provence. We look forward to returning.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two night stay was exceptional. Lovely room, great friendly staff, excellent food, both evening and breakfast meals, and freedom to roam the estate. The Campbells wine was delicious - a must try for any guest into red wine. Peace and quiet in abundance. Thanks for a great stay Anton and family.

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BlueGumCE, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear David Thanks for the kind review - Blue Gum is a haven of peace and quiet, and I am very glad you were able to share it with us (even if for such a short time). Blue Gum has extensive grounds (52 hectares or 130 acres in size) with marked hiking trails, fynbos mountains, leafy river frontage, grassy meadows... More 

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice set up, food was gorgeous, friendly personnel, plenty space to walk, relax, kids have a fantastic time too, try play tennis, balls, etc. We have a walk to the cheese factory, which is great for a picnic.

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BlueGumCE, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear VMB02 Thank you for taking the time to review us - Blue gum certainly has ample space to keep the kids and adults entertained. We are also fortunate to have the family friendly Klein river cheese factory on our doorstep - the only cheese factory in the Southern Hemisphere producing Grana and Gruyere style cheese. they also have a... More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Really enjoyed our one night here. Beautiful location amidst the vineyards and farms of the area. Huge room, very well appointed and extremely comfortable. Lovely food especially the breakfast. Try the granola pie - yummy! Dinner is only set menu but still delicious. The staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful and Anton will do all he can to make your... More 

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BlueGumCE, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Christine Thank you for the kind words and encouragement, we are always happy to be of service. Our Meusli Pie seems to be a very popular choice - "dessert for breakfast" is the way i like to refer to it We hope to see you again Regards Anton More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights recently. As it was our anniversary we stayed in the honeymoon suite. Which was simply breathtaking, so so special and AMAZING a value for money It is an incredibly magical, special and peaceful place. We pretty much didn't leave the estate for 2 days just enjoyed the place Gorgeous staff Really... More 

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BlueGumCE, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Sarah Thank you for the review and the compliments, I will pass onto all my staff. In terms of the food, we obtain all of our produce locally and fresh, which makes a huge difference to the quality of the food. One can tell when they are eating farm fresh eggs. I also believe that breakfast is the most... More 

Amsterdam
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The facilities at Blue Gum were great for us as parents with a small child : restaurant and pool within reach of baby-monitor at the cottage, nice meals & good wine for us as well as relatively healthy childrens meals, enough space for a small child to run around, playground, fenced pool. Besides this the staff is lovely and very... More 

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BlueGumCE, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear MswAmsterdam Thank you for the encouraging review. Being a father of 3 kids myself I am always mindful of creating an environment for families that is comfortable and safe. We are fortunate to have the facility of our restaurant being near to our family friendly cottages, thus a monitor is within easy reach - and us tired parents do... More 

Dreieich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stayed for two weeks at Blue Gum and enjoyed this fantastic, quiet location very much. The staff is extremely friendly, The dinner and breakfast were excellent and the cook managed to prepare special vegetarian meals, which you hardly can get anywhere else. From the rooms you have a wonderfull view of the landscape. Sitting under the big blue gum... More 

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BlueGumCE, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Gernot Thank you for the lovely review, we are glad you could share our "place of heaven" for a few weeks. I am fortunate to have a fantastic young chef that is able to cater for all dietary needs and persuasions and to have staff that share my passion for Blue Gum We hope to see you again, when... More 

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