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Kingfisher Country House
1030, Dumbleton Road (off Waterside Road) | Wilderness National Park, Wilderness, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #4 of 49 Wilderness B&B and Inns
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97 reviews 97 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Memorable stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

A big thank you to Sue and Phil.

You have a wonderful property the allows guest to get up close and personal with some of best birds in South Africa. Sitting less than 1m away from a Knysna Loerie, feeding a Drongo from your hand really was memorable. You even managed to get my husband interested in birding!

Accommodation is very comfortable and breakfast on the veranda, which includes a delicious quich sets you up for a day exploring the area.

What sets this property apart is the sheer knowledge of the owners. Sue should be an ambassordor for tourism! She helped book a round of golf for husband and seemed to know most of the golf courses in the area.

On the birding front, she introduced us to so many species is the short time we were staying. I could hardly keep up. Sue also advised me of various birding sites in the area which were safe for me to go to on my own and I was not disappointed with her recommendation. Sue also managed to book us into Girls Restaurant on the evening we stayed. Great recommendation.

Thank you for making us so welcome, you are fantastic hosts and deserve all the very positive reviews.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Comfortable rooms & wonderful breakfasts on the verandah where you can watch an incredible variety of birds from very close especially the Knysna Loeries.
Sue is a mine of information on the birds which makes it all the more interesting.
Well worth a few nights stopover.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Kingfisher Country House is located at the edge of the forest in the heart of the Wilderness National Park. A lovely place for bird watching as the beautiful Knysna Lourie takes his breakfast right next to you (you'll love it). The accommodation offers 5 guestrooms (all in Laura Ashley style , but very clean and cosy, big and with their own bathrooms). Sue and Phil are the perfect hosts - Sue knows the area very very well and has a wealth of information that provides you with visits suited to your tastes. We stayed there 2 nights - enjoyed the great breakfast and hospitality. Sue is almost like a spare mum - in a very nice way. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to explore the beautiful nature around! We would love to come back sometimes. Perfect for people who love hideaway places without being alone.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

What a wonderful spot. Phil and Sue are great hosts and Sue's vast knowledge, not only about the surrounding area but also of the country she obviously loves so much, is of great help to visitors like ourselves from overseas. The day starts in a different world where some of South Africa's most beautiful birds are finger tips away as you tuck into the superb breakfast on the outside terrace. Sue has developed such a bond with these birds that some even eat from her hand. Magical! There are wonderful walks in the area with so much of interest for the nature lover.A short drive away are some excellent restaurants, the best two in our opinion being attached to a petrol station-bizarre. Wilderness is a place that people just drive through but take our tip and stay for a few days-you will be surprised!

Room Tip: The Butterfly room is double aspect, is light and airy and has excellent views.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Generally great value for the money. Silent and intergrated in the nature and close to many things to do. The paddling in the canal nearby was wonderful! Very warm and personal service, it is a homely place and food is not very modern, but totally ok! I would probably return.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Kingfisher is our "seaside holiday home". With their warmth and hospitality, Sue and Phil have become like family to us over the past 5-6 years. Love the setting, the house and those breakfasts which fuel you up for the whole day! Cant wait to be back again next year!

Room Tip: The spacious "Rose" room is a definite if you have kids. The "Lavender" room for...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Beautiful room and breakfast & Wonderful hospitality
We will definitely come back!!! And I already recommended to my love once that this is a B&B that you just cannot miss!!
thanks for the great Experience

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1030, Dumbleton Road (off Waterside Road) | Wilderness National Park, Wilderness, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A spacious country style guesthouse set in a beautiful rambling garden overlooking Wilderness National Park which is a Ramsar site. Comfortable antique furniture, fresh flowers and romantic log fires in winter create a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Delicious breakfasts (including freshly baked muffins or scones and home made jams)served on the wide, covered veranda. Cosy cottage style en-suite bedrooms have king-size/twin beds, heater, fan, tea/coffee tray and private entrance. Sparkling pool. Prolific bird life, hiking and canoeing along rivers and lakes. Beautiful beaches nearby. Ideal as a base from which to explore our magnificent area. ... more   less 
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