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Buiten Verwagten Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   58 Bourke St, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 33 Graaff-Reinet B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Graaff-Reinet on our way from Pretoria to Cape Town and had a wonderful stay. This guest house was so welcoming and accommodating - especially given that we were traveling with our two young children. The rooms were cozy and warm and it felt like we were staying at a friend's home. The breakfast was great and it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Stayed here during thd Stoep Tasting in May. Very comfoetable, well appointed Victorian Room. Despite the manager being in hospital during our stay we were very well looked after and would definitely love to return.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

A fabulous stopover in Graaff-Reinet which is a logical stop-off en-route between Cape Town and the Eastern Cape. Very well run, spotlessly clean, both rooms we stayed in were well-appointed and well-equipped with comfortable beds, small kitchenette. Great breakfast, and very quiet location - all round a great find!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Wonderfully comfortable guest house set in beautifully manicured garden. The Victorian room that I stayed in was large, well appointed and above all immaculately clean. The property is well situated in town within walking distance of Graaf Reinet's museums and restaurants. Can recommend without hesitation - one of the best that I have encountered.

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Cape Town
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28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

This guest house in the Karoo sets the standard for others to live up to. The building is beautifully restored. Lovely wooden floors, doors and window frames. Shutters ensure a dark room. The furniture and fittings are all tasteful reminders of an elegant era that has sadly passed. The room had a separate living/ kitchen area. Very comfortable bed and... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stumbled on this place by accident in 2013 and have since had a return trip. Peet & Cherie are the perfect hosts and always willing to go out of their way to help you with local information. The buildings are historic and a peaceful oasis in the town centre. We cannot speak highly enough of this estalishment

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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

a fantastic experience, wonderful hosts; they were always friendly and looked well after me . I will also recommend this beautiful guesthouse to people who love traditional Cape Dutch houses. Very central in town as well.

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We, a family of 5, stayed over (bed & breakfast) for a night en-route to Cape Town. It was very comfortable and the heated swimming pool was a welcome relief from driving. Close to all the little shops and great restaurants. The hosts were most gracious and made us feel very welcome.

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cutchogue, new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

While visiting our family stationed in Pretoria, we literally stumbled on this gem on the Travel Advisor. And what a historic gem this is!! Beautifully appointed with lovely gardens, including a most inviting swimming pool - this is an oasis of tranquility. An exceptional restaurant (Polka - see separate review) is just arround the corner beckoning you to dinner. In... More

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Port St Francis, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Excellent stay in a lovely old town. Peet and Chere went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. We had a nice spacious room with two beds to choose from. Every aspect of our sleepover was well looked after. My husband had a severe cramp in his leg in the night and everybody was so... More

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Address: 58 Bourke St, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
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Hotel Class:4 star — Buiten Verwagten Guest House 4*
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This Karoo Victorian-style home, in the shade of Jacaranda trees, was built in 1840 by a transport carrier and is now a national monument. Buiten Verwagten has a reputation of providing luxurious modern comfort.Peet and Cheré invite you to enjoy their heritage home set in a formal Victorian garden nestled inthe heart of historical Graaff Reinet. Together with two luxurious rooms in the main house, there are three self-catering garden suites, with air-conditioning, for those who value their privacy and independence.Buiten Verwagten has a reputation for excellent unobtrusive service, which includes a buffet breakfast. For added pleasure, there is a lapa at the main pool area where you can relax, enjoying the beautiful garden that surrounds this gracious house.For your peace of mind off-street parking is available. Translated, Buiten Verwagten means “beyond expectation” and those guests who return time after time would agree.It is hard to imagine the cool, green oasis that awaits you when you arrive at Buiten Verwagten Guest House after a long journey through the hot, dry, rugged, beautiful Karoo. A warm welcome by owners Peet & Cheré and their staff, as well as the well-appointed, carefully decorated accommodation, will guarantee your stay is 'beyond expectation'. ... more   less 
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