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“I felt home there.” 5 of 5 stars
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Fynbos Estate
3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Fynbos Estate | Joubertskloof, Malmesbury 7299, South Africa   |  
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“I felt home there.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This is definitely a place I want to go again. The views are amazing, the food is wonderful and the guests are great people. Walking in the garden was a special experience, and for those who like to walk going up the hills is unforgettable - the silence, the view of the vineyards and olive plantation is unforgettable. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity of seeing a flock of pelicans flying elegantly over my head...it was breathtaking.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

My wife and I and our two young daughters stayed over at Fynbos Estate for a couple of nights on a short trip around the Cape. The accommodation and food was great but what was exceptional was the warm welcome of the hosts, the wonderful homely farm atmosphere and the simply stupendous setting. The brief experience will remain with us forever and we would love to have another opportunity to visit.

Room Tip: Our room was great but try to get one opening onto the wrap around colonial verandah of the grand Vi...
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Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Fynbos Estate offers farm-style accommodation, food and service at its best. The old manor house is charming and unpretentious. The rooms are simply furnished but spacious with large sash windows which look out onto the lush garden sheltering under huge oak and fig trees. There is a wrap around veranda on which to sit, read, work, sip wine, drink tea. The food, cooked by farmer/wine-maker/chef Johan, is fresh, imaginative, delicious and served in large quantities - Fynbos is nothing if not generous. The service is excellent; Diana has a good blend of both the personal & professional, with an eye for detail, comfort and the success of whatever your purpose there. I have used Fynbos as a workshop venue for groups of between 6 &12 participants on several occaisions over the past five years. I am always delighted to return, and sorry to leave. I highly recommend Fynbos Estate and commend Diana and Johan to you.

Room Tip: The main bedroom has its own door onto the veranda
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Additional Information about Fynbos Estate

Address: Fynbos Estate | Joubertskloof, Malmesbury 7299, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Malmesbury
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Malmesbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fynbos Estate 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fynbos Estate, an hour's drive from Cape Town, is situated in the Paardeberg Mountain close to Malmesbury. Our beautiful old Victorian Farmhouse and two guest cottages are surrounded by lush gardens, vineyards and fields and 270 hectares of mountain fynbos. Part of the estate is a small winery which makes and sells wine under the Dragonridge label, and there is also a magical indoor-outdoor venue space called the Pavilion which seats up to 80. This estate is a paradise for all nature lovers and for those who appreciate good food, fine wine and comfortable accommodation. With easy walks, spectacular views and flora and fauna, Fynbos Mountain Retreat is ideal for retreats, workshops, getaways for family and friends as well as stopovers. We offer self-catered, part-catered and fully catered options and where catered, we serve delicious homemade food using, wherever possible, farm produce. Our Pavilion with its wooden floors and mountain views provides workshop space and an ideal venue for parties, weddings and conferences. We are child friendly and have a swimming pool under the mountain. Fynbos is currently a conservancy and is in the process of becoming a fully fledged Cape nature reserve. ... more   less 
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