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Zwartberg View Mountain Retreat

Ptn 81 Vergelegen Road, Oudtshoorn 6100, South Africa
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Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

The four nights that we stayed at Zwartberg View were one of the highlights of our South African Trip. The Lodge is in a superb location - off of the beaten track and stunningly quiet and peaceful, but still only a short drive from both Oudtshoorn and De Rust - and each of the three guest chalets have beautiful mountain... More 

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jannharoldbader, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

What an absolutely wonderful review !! I should just say that the retirement of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes definitely remains a worry, but certainly not as great a worry as what might happen if most of Chelsea, some of Liverpool and a few at Arsenal do NOT retire !! I am also hopeful that the reference to Basil Fawlty... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

After two weeks of busy, activity-filled days in Capetown and Franschhoek, Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge was the first place where we just wanted to stay put...where the accommodation itself felt like an experience. The owner Jann - who acts as the lodge manager, the chef, the entertainer, the wildlife expert, etc. - has built this place from the ground up... More 

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Zurzach, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Nothing more to say than has been said already. Absolutely great experience. You will not be dissapointed.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

We were a bit concerned that this was off the beaten track for us but it was the highlight of our SA holiday. It was a wonderful, peaceful experience and one would highly recommend to everyone. The lodges a a little haven to come back to after visiting the local attractions of Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, and the beauty of... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

We couldn't help ourselves to visit this lodge once again and this time we brought more people with from Europe. I can truly say that we were flabbergasted once again by the stars, the calm, the animals and the wonderfull and creative dishes that our host dished up. Each night we relaxed under the stars, drank some wine, made some... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We stayed here in December 2011 and it was amazing! We stayed at the self-catering zebra lodge and we had the zebra's and springbokke to ourselves. The peace and quiet of the mountains and the beautiful and comfortable lodge with private boma were wonderful! Jann tried to convince us to enjoy his cooking and we promised him to return in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Just a wonderful locaaton, so peaceful and magical for star gazing at night. Only regret is that we only stayed one night. Lodges are lovely just to sit out on and take in the scenery and the birdsong. Janns cooking is fab, really lovely meal of freshly prepared ingredients and the evening spent by the fire with the visiting animals... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

I stayed here with a small group of German tourists for one night. We were enchanted from the moment we swung onto the property which lies along a hardly used country road. Humorous road signs like "Nelson Mandela Boulevard" perched among acacia Karoo trees guided us up to the dining area/boma and Jann's main house. He was there to meet... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Reading the story of the birth of the lodge in the specially made journal left in the room was like the icing on the cake. It gave depth and understanding to what is an Idyllic place to stay. Jann obviously enjoys having guests. He has gone out of his way to make the rooms special and comfortable. He spends time... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

This was our second time....and it won't be our last! What a wonderful experience of Karoo hospitality against the backdrop of the gorgeous mountains and views that go on forever. Jann is a magician with a braai fork and a dog, who has turned this spot into a veritable haven of relaxation and good food. This time we also got... More 

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jannharoldbader, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

I would like to take this opportunity to express how much all these reviews mean to me personally. There is no question that what sets one lodge apart from the others are the people who run them. ..you don't always know if what you do is right - you can't always be sure that what you try to do to... More 

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Address: Ptn 81 Vergelegen Road, Oudtshoorn 6100, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
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Number of rooms: 4
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