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Penny Farthing Country House

P.O BOX 1358, Dundee 3000, South Africa
Penny Farthing Country House
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival we were greeted by our host and offered a refreshing drink from the bar, and after our long drive it was welcomed. Ann and the staff served dinner at the long dining table while stories of travels were shared amongst guests. Foy (your host) being a 6th generation Afrikaans, is a fountain of knowledge, and regales us of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Our stay here was more like going to stay with grandparents in their home. The track to the farmhouse is quite rutted and if you're not in a 4 x 4 it will require careful negotiation. On reaching the house there was a warm reception from Foy and Ann and the dogs. The house has antique furnishings and there were... More 

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Conveniently located for the Battlefields area and for us particularly Rorke’s Drift and Isandhlwana it’s easily located being on the main road R33 south of Dundee. The couple of km track to the farm itself is across fields but easily done even in a small saloon car. The farmhouse room was en suite, very comfortable and well finished with good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Foy and Ann were great hosts, food was fresh from the gardens and rooms tidy and comfortable. The fire was wonderful and The dogs well mannered and charming. We had a great time with Foy guiding us around Rourke's Drift and Isandlwana. Amazing location.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This was our second stop on our first trip to South Africa. We really liked the set-up, a lovely old farmhouse on a working cattle farm in many hectares of land with Foy, the characterful owner and Anne, the excellent manager. We were warmly greeted and soon settled into our seats on the lawn joined by Anne who served up... More 

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Watford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This stop was our second on our first trip to South Africa. We had booked online and been given clear directions and a friendly response. We wouldn't have wanted to arrive after dark as the road up to the house is not the easiest if you are used to UK roads but once there a warm welcome awaits. The house... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I have been to this country cattle farm and manor house in August 2011/2012 and most recently in July 2013. The last time I stayed nine nights. For a guy from New York City it is a very quiet, charming, majestic and scenic place to spend time; this cattle farm manor house. This is a life beyond the freeways, traffic,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

After a very long drive from the coast we were very warmly welcomed to this extremely pretty and comfortable guest house. Our host could not have been more accommodating and I would highly recommend staying here. I hope one day to return.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I arrived on the Saturday evening, on my way back from guided tours of Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana, so I missed being taken around by the host, Foy Vermaak. Nevertheless, as I had the great pleasure of sitting next to him at dinner I picked up additional detail from the battles, as well as additional fascinating material concerning his family,... More 

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Guiseley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Was thinking back to our trip in the year 2000 through South Africa remembering the places visited, and thought that I would look up the Penny Farthing on the Internet to see if Foy and Anne were still at the place. It is great to see that they still are, we had a lovely time here in 2000, and judging... More 

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