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Karoo Retreat

Jan v Riebeeck str 238a | Wesbank, Oudtshoorn 6225, South Africa (Formerly Shades of Africa)
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it looked a bit shabby from the outside, our spacious farmhouse style accommodation was well equipped and Ina ( who was very helpful) welcomed any suggestions for anything else that the kitchen might need. She organised some much needed laundry services. The house was clean and the neighbourhood was quiet. Ina organised a shuttle for us to take us... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We booked this accommodation through Airbnb and we surprised at how well kept the place was and the friendliness of the staff (Ina) who helped us check in. The room was beautifully made and we didn't hesitate to relax at the swimming pool when we arrived. Ina was more then happy to assist us with restaurant and Ostrich farm outings.... More 

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Pretoria
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This modern farmhouse was the highlight of our stay. This house would be perfect for a group of 8 people to populate the house. The kitchen is excellently equipped with a large table around which to eat and talk. The karoo retreat is in the major street full of other guesthouses as well as very close to the Arbeidsgenot, CJ... More 

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Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Comfortable, quiet and clean...what more do you need. The only complaint I have is the cold. The cottages are geared for very high summer temperatures, but not enough effort is made for the freezing winter cold. The lady that met us on arrival seemed a bit frazzled and confused. Not a great first impression. The cottages are very spacious and... More 

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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stayed one night at Karoo Retreat whilst on our 10-day Karoo trip. Nice quite venue in a beautiful part of Oudtshoorn. Rooms very clean and very nicely decorated. We used the open plan kitchen space and facilities including the very nice fire place. Save secure and comfortable.

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Victoria
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102 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Our friends found this apartment for our visit - just for one night, (not a hotel). The apartment was spotless - a cottage style décor - and a very fresh look. There was one double room and another room with twin beds. Also a small but adequate dining/sitting area. From the back door we just had to walk past a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

From arrival, what a very relaxing stay. Accommodation was well worth it. Home away from home. Clean and well provided for on the basis of needs. Quiet surroundings and very peaceful. Will definitely stay there again! Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

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Beijing, China
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101 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Extravagantly furnished this self catering accomodation created the right ambiance to deem it retreat. We stayed for only one night to further explore the area, but our stay was warmly welcomed by a most friendly patron who immediately made us feel at home. Shoes kicked aside we strolled around to the braai area and also relaxed in the swimming pool.... More 

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Spent two nights at Karoo retreat in December. Had a two bedroom self catering unit. The unit was very clean and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. Also a nice pool and braai area. In a quite part of town. We enjoyed our stay and found the location ideal to explore this area of the Klein Karoo.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

absolutely stunning. looks just like the pics and better! we drove up from Cape Town by motorcycle and Karoo Retreat is the perfect place to relax and unwind. we will definitely stop over again. Josh Edwards and Nadia Van Rhyn

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