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Buiten Verwagten Guest House

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58 Bourke St, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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  • Location
    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
    5 of 5 stars
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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The guest house is strategically located as it is closer to town. One can walk to town there is no need of driving. The host is friendly, actually I felt at home. With DSTV available I have managed to watch my favourite club. Thank you.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buiten Verwagten was an ideal spot for a long weekend. Well situated, very clean and comfortable giving a good idea of the old ways of living in bygone days yet charming and with all the necessary comforts. Small touches like heated blankets and sherry in the room complete the spoil.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were in Graaff Reinet for 3 days filming a documentary for the Giant Flag project. We stayed at the Buiten Verwagten Guest House. It was really lovely! Unfortunately, we didn't get to spend much time at the guest house as we were filming all day, but it was wonderful to come back to lovely warm bed. The breakfast was... More 

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Stanford, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I was travelling with my two dogs down to Cape Town in the middle of a very stressful house move, and Buiten Verwagten was an oasis of calm en route. Lizelle was a wonderfully warm and helpful hostess, who even cooked breakfast for the dogs. We stayed in the Chicken Run. The room was gorgeous. Quirky and fun, with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was a real surprise! We needed a place to overnight, saw the sign and asked for a room. The room and the service were "beyond expectation". The room was beautiful, spacious and comfortable, we had a wide selection to choose from for breakfast, the house and garden was breathtaking. It was really good! Hardus & Annelie.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Walking into the premises is like walking back into history but with modern facilities. Age old vines in the garden, high walls and antique furniture complete the picture. This is one of the original Graaff Reinet homes. The reception by the owners is warm and friendly. Only 100 meters from the best restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This guest house is something to experience.From the neatly manicured gardens to the beautifully decorated historical homestead; the warm personal sevice by all staff members, to the delicious breakfast.....We wish we could give a ten star recommendation. Our room was called ebony and ivory. This is recommended if you desire a private entry from outside the house as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a really special guesthouse. Our room was really spacious and beautifully decorated. The bed was very comfy and breakfast was lovely. The hostess was really friendly and kindly booked a table for us at Polka (really close by) on our second night. Wished we were staying longer! Would highly recommend this guesthouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a wonderful place to stay! Comfortable, airy, calm, and stunningly beautiful. The attention to detail is amazing. Super clean and stylish. Great breakfast, nice pool. The location couldn't be better, within walking distance of 2 of the best restaurants in the area. The hosts were warm, welcoming, discreet. Everything was just perfect. I cannot imagine a more perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was a cool, calm and stylish place to relax after a blisteringly hot day in the Karoo. The owners are kind and helpful and the pool area is nicely organised with sun loungers and enough shade for those who need it. A beautiful garden and a very pretty breakfast room, too.

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