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Karoo Retreat

Jan v Riebeeck str 238a | Wesbank, Oudtshoorn 6225, South Africa (Formerly Shades of Africa)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 23, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 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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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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The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Our selfcatering unit (nr. 1) had a dark, shabby kitchen with old furniture and a very old, noisy fridge. The small terrace had no shade, and faces the white wall of a large cabin. Not a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Having seen the photo at the website, this was all very disappointing. Note: there is no reception, so... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We wanted a nice romantic weekend away in the Karoo with our cat, the place is on the main road so its not really a retreat as the name implies. We ended up with the smaller two bedroom option which wasn't what we payed for, and because it was only two of us plus a cat they didn't want us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night in one of the two self catering units. While the two separate bedrooms were very spacious the living room/ kitchen could have been a bit more spacious in our opinion. Beds were comfy and the whole guest house was very quiet, however centrally located. Would stay here again, however not in the winter as... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

These cottages are wonderfully appointed and in a very good condition. Everything is well thought out- the interiors are delightful. The water pressure and temperature were fantastic in the showers the beds very comfy so loved staying here and highly recommend it. The only pity is that it is spring so did not make use of the pool no matter... More 

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

WE've stayed in the Karoo Retreat for two nights in July. We loved the colonial/vintage decoration, as well as the electric blankets that kept us warm all night. The manager Ina is the nicest person. The bathroom only has a tub, what makes you enjoy a bath instead of a traditional shower. Only least positive thing: Wifi connection could be... More 

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