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Kersefontein Guest Farm

Hopefield 7355, South Africa
Kersefontein Guest Farm
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 5, 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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southern england
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Kersefontein might not be for everyone but it was certainly perfect for us. Julian is a most amusing host and the relaxed atmosphere of the property belies the attention to detail behind the scenes. The rooms are pretty and clean, mosquito nets and beds turned down at bedtime, excellent food in the beautiful old Cape Dutch Farmhouse and a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

I'm not sure why there have been so few trip advisor comments on this place. It was our second visit and we were again not disappointed. The place is very shabby sheik, no wifi no tv and you wander around amongst pigs, sheep, ducks and chickens. This historical farm has been in the same family for over 250 years and... More 

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Cape Town
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I've been now a couple of times to Kersefontein and it's always like coming home! Julian, the owner is a real character who gives you from the first moment you meet him a warm welcome to his very special home ! He can tell great storys and like to play the Bösendorfer piano after dinner like someone who earns his... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

If you are looking for a relaxed week end in the country and you want to be taken back in time, this is really the place to be! Comfortable, great food and a great host...who took me horse riding for the first time in my life. Thank you for a special week end!

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