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Penny Farthing Country House

3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   P.O BOX 1358, Dundee 3000, South Africa
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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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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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8 hotel reviews
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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 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
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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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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

I really cannot add anything to the previous reviews. We arrived very late, in the dark, after a nightmare drive down from the Kruger. We'd been through thunder, lightening, the biggest hailstones out, and lots of roadworks, so were very tired and hungry. Foy was so welcoming, and Anne had managed to keep a lovely meal in perfect condition for... More

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Haren
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

This place is special. We stayed there in April to visit the Zulu War battlefields (Rorke's Drift, Isandhlawana) nearby. We were given the warmest welcome by Foy Vermaak, Anne the manager and various family members and other guests. We were the only foreigners so it was a very South African experience - and exactly matched our idea of what staying... More

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IlkleyWYorksEngland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

We had a most enjoyable and memorable stay at Penny Farthing in January. We arrived in pouring rain with low mists and we felt we were in the middle of nowhere! Ann, the manager and the dogs greeted us and made us feel extremely welcome and we were soon installed in our lovely room furnished with antiques and all mod... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

I have not got much to add to the previous reviews: it is an authentic old farm with beautiful rooms furnished with antiques. Foy Vermaak's family has been the area for generations and he has an extensive knowledge of the history of the farm, the area and also the nearby Anglo-Zzulu war battlefield sites (as featured in the film "Zulu")... More

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Address: P.O BOX 1358, Dundee 3000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Dundee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Penny Farthing Country House 3*

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