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PO Box 2 | Koelenhof, Stellenbosch 7605, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Juba, South Sudan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We spent two nights at Knorhoek at the end of May, looking for relax after busy days in Capetown (and we found it). Despite the cold and the rain, the stay was very pleasant. Bedrooms (we were staying in a patio bedroom) make you feel at home and offer a cosy under floor heating. We had a great dinner at... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Good afternoon Stella Thank you so much for taking the time to write your most complimentary review and the fact that you wanted to stay longer is a great bonus for us. I'm glad you enjoyed the good things of our Cape winter - red wine, good food and a roaring fire. Most guests compliment our kitchen staff on the... More

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The location is great, as are the wines! It is very charming and a relaxing atmosphere. We really enjoyed the room's decor and the views were spectacular. The staff was very nice and the wine tasting was very enjoyable. We had to leave early the bent morning so did not have the breakfast.

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Good morning Katie Thank you for your kind review. I have conveyed your compliments to the wine tasting section and they are beaming. My son started as a learner wine maker last year. Stellenbosch has had the most spectacular crop in about 30 years, so you'll have to visit us again in about 4 years to sample the reds!! I'm... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We live in Cape Town and every now and then we look for new places to stay to recharge that is not to far to travel. Knorhoek in 45 minutes form the center of Cape Town outside the historical town of Stellenbosch. We had a lovely room in the attic of the main house that consisted of a king size... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Good morning C Thank you so much for writing your most complimentary review. I have shown it to all the parties concerned and they are thrilled. I find it very educational to read what clients highlight after a stay with us, what they enjoy, what they find special and what they have done. Thank you for the comprehensive overview of... More

Sanur, Bali
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My (now) Husband and I got married at Knorhoek Wine Estate in April 2014. We could not have imagined a weekend more perfect. We are currently living overseas and as such had to plan most of our wedding via email. We booked Knorhoek before either of us had even seen it and we could not have been more delighted with... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Scubanu Both Suraine and I were all "choked" up after reading your review. Thank you so much for the beautiful things you said about Knorhoek and all the personal comments. We are so pleased that everything went off as planned and that your memories will always be special. You were all such easy, fun-loving guests, it was a pleasure... More

Uk
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

we stayed only one night here, which was a shame as enjoyed it a lot. we had the family room upstairs though we were only two but would be perfect for a couple with kids or for friends .... we had dinner there too and breakfast, both lovely. we hired bikes in stellenbosh which were delivered to us at the... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Starsuk Thank you for taking the time to write your most complimentary review. I'm glad you enjoyed your large room and our breakfast and dinner (and of course, our wines!). We always learn new things from our guests - I was not aware of a company that delivers bikes to your doorstep; so we are pleased with a service... More

Milan, Italy
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91 reviews 91 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Whenever you say Cape Town, I say Stellenbosch !!! This time we were even more keen to come down here thanks to our friend’s wedding who couldn’t picked a better place. We couldn’t be happier with this beautiful location, the Knorhoek . It was easy to find due to the good directions posted on their site and far no more... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Epi We really appreciate your kind and honest review. We love it when families and friends get together for special occasions and enjoy everything that Knorhoek has to offer. I agree the Towerbosch mutton is "to die for" I'm pleased you enjoyed our wines, the bedrooms and the scenery which is a beautiful back drop for beautiful celebrations. I'm... More

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We traveled to Stellenbosch for a friends wedding, staying in room 6 of Knorhoek for 3 nights; the 7th, 8th and 9th of March. The room definitely exceed our expectations - it was a lovely big size and really comfortable - with all the comforts you could need. The bathroom was lovely and the highlight was the lovely balcony which... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear C Thank you for all the lovely compliments about the room, your stay with us and the general friendliness of the staff. I have had a chat to my weekend assistant and even though she is not a bubbly personality, I feel you, as a guest should be made to feel at ease and welcome. Thank you for staying... More

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12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We flew half way round the world for a wedding of a couple who live 45 minutes away from our home in UK! What a brilliant excuse to visit not only South Africa but also this fantastic wine estate close to Stellenbosch. We booked into Rose Cottage which was perfect, a lovely big comfortable bed and all the home comforts... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear M How can i thank you for your fantastic review? I loved the part about flying halfway around the world. We are pleased that you enjoyed the Rose cottage (we think it is rather "nice") and my staff is beaming that they produced the goods that visitors enjoy. Thank you so much and we wish you a beautiful summer... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

As returning visitors we hoped that that our time at Knorhoek would live up to our stay in 2012. And we were not disappointed. Once again we stayed in the family room, which has fantastic views. This time we were able to spend more time around the farm which was great. Although the room has kitchen facilities we chose to... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Sally The greatest compliment of all is that guests return for a second (and third ) visit and are more than pleased with their stay and of course, the meals and wine. When you travel with children, the best is when they can run around, swim and make a noise!! I have conveyed your compliiments to the staff and... More

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I would thoroughly recomment this venue for a wedding as it was a lovely experience from the moment we arrived to the morning we left. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and the food and wine was excellent. We were also very lucky with the weather - it had rained that week right up to the day.

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Angie Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are so pleased that everything went off so well. It is always a bonus if the weather plays along, but nothing actually could put a damper on a special day for a beautiful couple (it actually rained a lot the next day) I shall convery your... More

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Address: PO Box 2 | Koelenhof, Stellenbosch 7605, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
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True Cape hospitality on a Fourth generation wine estate; breathtaking natural beauty of the mountain, rolling vineyards, sprawling gardens and natural streams; friendly locals to welcome you to tastefully decorated accommodation of your choice. Part of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, close to Franschhoek and Paarl ... more   less 
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