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Wild Horses Mountain Guest Lodge

Sterkfontein Dam, Harrismith 9880, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 18 Harrismith B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to stay, it is intimate with 4 rooms only, has a stunning view of the Drakensberg foothills and the Sterkfontein Dam. Excellent home cooked meals are included. Very romantic. They even offered us a picnic basket for our hike to the Amphitheater. Service was very personal and attentive, would highly recommend this place to anyone... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I thought I knew every five star stop over between JHB and Durban, but oh how wrong I was and what a serendipitous discovery Wild Horses proved to be. Whilst the dirt road through a nature reserve to reach it may be challenging, it also adds to the adventure and makes one further appreciative of the extent of the sophistication... More 

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Weldon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great place to stay always make you welcome come and feel on top of the world so peaceful and great to walk down to the little pub a place were time stands still on my list to visit again next time I am back in South Africa

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Mbabane, Swaziland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a magical time at Wild Horses. As the only guests there, we were spoilt, charmed and loved to say the least! We stayed in the Zebra room which was beautiful and watching the sunrise on the balcony was breath taking. Our hosts were exceptional! Having a personal chef cook us each meal was such a treat. Thank you... More 

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Clocolan, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What a beautiful little place. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Wild Horses. We stayed in Zebra room, it was pretty, clean and luxurious. We loved the details to the garden and enjoyed relaxing in the lounge by the fire. My personal highlight was the private dinner we had in the wine cellar, just us and a... More 

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Suffolk UK
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We so enjoyed our three night stay at the Wild Horses - greeted by Sophia and her chef husband Francisco after a long drive over precarious terrain but stunning views especially of the dam on arrival - the whole stay was very relaxing - easy place to chill and Tina who manages the Wild Horses very informative and friendly -... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at a Wild Horses after a driving from Johannesburg . Turning off the main road onto the dirt track we expected to find the lodge in a short distance. Oh no . The drive goes on and on and the scenery gets better and better. Tina greeted us on our arrival and we had a tour of the... More 

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London
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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

After a slightly inauspicious start....we couldn't get in! The instructions given were to phone from the security gate if the guard wasn't on duty. No guard, no response from the contact numbers. Thankfully a contractor working nearby was able to phone the owner (who actually wasn't at the property!!!). 20 minutes later we were in (apparently the phone lines were... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

For a number of years my fiancée and I have stayed at Qwantani Resort where we enjoyed the accommodation, bird life and fly fishing in the Sterkies dam. The one year we noticed this beautiful lodge being built on the western side of the dam and decided that once completed we would definitely pay them a visit.Our initial stay at... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I booked the entire venue for what was supposed to be a special weekend for me and my family. Being a person that spend around 6 months per year travelling the globe, i looked forward to a wonderfull weekend with my family at a local destination. Paying around R45000 For accommodation i expected at least something resembling the 5 star... More 

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WildHorsesLodge, Owner at Wild Horses Mountain Guest Lodge, responded to this review

ceQwantani, the resort next door, is far better suited for family holidays & perhaps his choice of venue should have been better researched as the lodge does not accept children under 12. His arrival with 3 young children was unexpected & took us by surprise. This booking was through a tour guide & the lodge received a fraction of his... More 

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Address: Sterkfontein Dam, Harrismith 9880, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Harrismith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 4
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