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“Farmhouse Luxury” 5 of 5 stars
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African Vineyard Guesthouse
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Plot 79, Kanoneiland, Upington 8800, South Africa   |  
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Complimentary bottle of wine
Ranked #2 of 57 Upington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Farmhouse Luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is a beautiful renovation of a house in rural Northern Cape. The rooms are beautiful, very comfortable and with an eye for detail and the slightly rustic. The food that is served is beautiful traditional South African food and wine is available. After a great meal I slept like a log, ready for a wonderful breakfast

Hannes the host is charming and is keen to see that all his guests are happy and well looked after.

I hope to be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

A heavenly stop over for us after having camped for 9 nights before our arrival at African Vineyard. Exquisite rooms, very luxurious with stunning decor and bespoke furniture and fittings. Delicious dinner and breakfast too! Will return!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Well it was very nice to stay over for two nights. This venue is the closest you can get to heaven on earth. Luxury, tranquillity and excellent food. The location is excellent if you require to see the Augrabies Waterfall and the lower Orange River Wine and Vineyards Farms. Upington is close by for shopping and general historical sightseeing.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Freising, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Everything was perfect: the family atmosphere, the hosts, the food, the room, the unique garden and the sweet birds .
Our room was lovely and we slept like babies in the cuddly beds.
First class accommodation!

Thank you for the wonderful time! Till soon

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

African Vineyard Guesthouse took my breath away. Completely. Traveling in the summer heat from Bloemfontein and arriving at this absolute oasis was much more that we bargained for. Our beautifully furnished - mega spacious room filled with so much attention to detail plus a very charming host made our stay one of the best ever. The lush vineyards form both the backdrop to and the view from your room - from your BED if you like! Breakfast served on the stoep was relaxed, unhurried and totally delightful.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The booking was made for us on the recommendation of a new business contact. The welcome, the rooms, the view and the meals are simply the best I have ever experienced. It is as simple as that! Words are somehow inadequate; you simply have to experience this.
I will return.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

African Vineyard took our breaths away. Apart from the green, lush gardens and beautifully decorated farm-style rooms, the food was wonderful, and beautifully presented. Breakfast on the patio was picture perfect. We've never experienced such a large "room" - well done in creating an unique guesthouse!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Additional Information about African Vineyard Guesthouse

Address: Plot 79, Kanoneiland, Upington 8800, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Northern Cape > Upington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Upington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — African Vineyard Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
African Vineyard Hotel just outside UPINGTON in the Northern Cape and close to Keimoes is an exquisite farmstay hotel and nestles in lush vineyards close to Upington and Keimoes on Kanoneiland in the Northern Cape, South Africa. This 4-star and AA superior country stay hotel is on the route to Augrabies Falls, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the flowers of Namaqualand and is a lovely wedding and conference venue. The ambiance created by the owners, offers rest and tranquility in luxury romantic accommodation. Explore our vineyards, stroll along the Orange River or just relax in the swimming pool. Various species of bird will keep you company while you revitalize your soul and mind in the exquisite garden. Accommodation ranges from standard rooms to luxury suites overlooking the beautiful garden. We offer a magical stay in spacious, elegant rooms with cotton percale linen. Enjoy delicious home cooked meals and hearty breakfasts indoors or next to the swimming pool. Escape to the island of slow living and slow food and experience country hospitality and friendly, personal service that will make your stay a memorable experience. ... more   less 
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