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Kersefontein Guest Farm

Hopefield, West Coast National Park 7355, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We learned more about farming during our stay here than on any other farm stay before. Julian melck, the owner likes to share stories and knowledge. Our daughter found a almost dying runt of the litter pig and Julian was so kind to let her take the piglet home and bottle feed her for 2 months. We agreed to bring,... More 

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

The farm has so much potential, however, it was incredibly disheartening and disappointing to see the state of the accommodation. The room was damp, with wet carpets and paint peeling off the walls. The bath was filled with grime. The curtains were breaking and the patio door was swollen from the rain and didn't open properly. There were cobwebs everywhere... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

From the time that we arrived at Kersefontein for our 2-night stay, and were greeted by Julian, we knew that this would be no ordinary weekend, and what an amazing experience, with the dinners being the highlight - I'm sure that his forefathers would be smiling down approvingly as the traditions are upheld. We don't have small children, but the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights in February. It really is a very special place with a working farm, which you can explore, and very comfortable accommodation. Julian is a very attentive host and happily shares his beautiful historic property with his guests.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This guest house is unique. The host is a fascinating man, who made our stay very memorable. The enormous rooms are all beautifully furnished and give you a sense of what it must have been like to visit in the old days, but with the modern conveniences. The pub is a treasure trove for those interested in aviation ( and... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

There are a few "special"places on the planet'............ and this is one of them. i have been to Kersefontein many times over many years and it only grows on you more and more each and every visit. This time it was to celebrate my birthday with 18 family members some who had never been to Kersefontein before. They were blown... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Kersefontein house was built in 1744 by the Melck family - and a direct descendent, Julian Melck, now runs it as a working farm and guesthouse. Its a real Cape Dutch house, with lovely outbuildings, some done up as guest rooms to a very high standard, some mouldering picturesquely away. You can swim in the river - but be careful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was our second stay at Kersefontein Guest Farm and although it had been a few years since our first visit it was just as enjoyable. We stayed in the Madras Violet room which had a lovely big comfortable bed, comfortable sitting area and massive bathroom. We stayed on a DB&B basis, breakfasts are really tasty and filling and set... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is our second time back to Kersefontein and we had a wonderful time! Our 4 kids loved being on the farm, milking the cows, feeding the lambs, riding their bikes and playing rugby & cricket with Farlem & Rowan. Julian as always we had a fantastic time, meals were delish all around. Till next time, the Zacks family.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Having returned after many years, nothing as regards the hospitality shown by our host, Julian, has changed. A gentleman farmer with unending generosity. The farm and all that goes with the stay is like taking a journey back to a more gentile and luxurious age. Time slows and one is forced to forget the rush of life and settle into... More 

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