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Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House

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Goederust / La Motte | Main Road, R45, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House
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Ranked #24 of 58 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the last 3 nights of our 3 weeks holidays in Gooding´s Grove. This was the best experience of our trip. A perfect location, very quite, beautiful large garden with lots of rozes at the end of March, splendid site to relax and sun-bath near the pool, excellent breakfast. Our hosts were very friendly & helpful in giving useful... More 

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Dullstroom, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Gooding's is well situated close to Franschhoek, with great mountain views over the olive groves. I was given a room at the back of the guest house, recommended as the main road is not too far away and can be noisy. Susan, the hostess, is very friendly and accommodating, and the venue is generally neat and clean. The full breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at goodings groves for one night and we had 3 different rooms as there were 6 of us. Check in was at 3.30pm which we found to be quite late but not too much of a problem. The rooms were quite basic but clean and comfortable. The grounds are nice to relax in and are far enough away... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The premises are lovely but it is very noisy, being situated next to the main road leading to Franschhoek. Many other hotels and guest houses are situated along the same route, so it is not noisier than many others. Nevertheless, I could not bear lying by the pool or even having the door open to our room. Considering the price... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a delight it was to find this guest house in the country near to Franschhoek. The development seems relatively new, the garden still maturing, but the buildings beautifully arranged, simple, and comfortable. Our room had everything one could wish for plus a view. And a most interesting collection of books! The reception is informal, welcoming, as if one were... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My wife and I had to stay overnight in Franschhoek. At this time of the year, everything seemed booked out, but Gooding's Grove had just one available, so almost in despair we took it. We did no research, we just hoped for the best - and the best it turned out to be. We arrived late on a hot summer's... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Just one night here this week but how warm and friendly that night was. We arrived late and too tired to go out to look for food and within a few minutes Susan had bread, cheese, meats and wine in front of us. Lovely welcome. The bedroom was very French in style (and why not, we were in Franschoek?). Clean... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I stayed here two nights with my husband and it was an absolutely beautiful experience. The home is decorated in a country French style and set amongst olive groves. The pool is perfect for cooling off or reading a book. The owners, Malcolm and Salome, were there during our weekend and were fantastic to chat with. We also had an... More 

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had booked two nights here but it was so wonderful we stayed an extra night. I was travelling with my daughter and we had a room each. Mine on the ground floor was beautifully appointed with dual aspect windows. Every comfort has been thoughtfully provided. The upstairs room has a lovely french window making it light and airy. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Susan is a most welcoming and hospitable hostess and she, hubby Johan and the friendly staff will make you feel at home in this comfortable and well-appointed establishment. Breakfasts are delicious and the ambience is relaxing. Ideally located on the outskirts of Franschhoek, surrounded by wine farms in the Franschhoek Valley and a pleasant drive to Stellenbosch. Buy some of... More 

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