We stayed 3 nights at Rouxwil Country House during our 3-week South African holiday this month and we thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
We'd strongly support all the positive reviews of the farm on Tripadvisor - this really is one of the top 2 or 3 B&Bs we've ever stayed in. This opinion has been endorsed by Thys and O'nel winning for the second consecutive year the 'Country House' section of the AA Travel Guides American Express Accommodation Awards in Durban in 2011 (O'nel returned from receiving the award during our stay!). Thoroughly well deserved in our opinion.
Thys and O'nel are charming and engaging company with encyclopaedic local knowledge and great commitment to giving their guests a top-quality stay. We particularly enjoyed the farm tour given by Thys, who explained how his seed-planting machines were working while driving us alongside them across the field in a 4x4, and we also learned rather more than we expected about the modern technology of sheep breeding!
The rooms are spacious and extremely well decorated and equipped, and the views across the rolling grasslands are stupendous; the farm is very peaceful at night. We recommend both breakfasts and dinners, and they have a good selection of very reasonably priced wines (especially we recommend the nearby Robertson Valley products).
Rouxwil is well situated for pleasant 30-40' drives to both Hermanus and Franshhoek, so this fitted perfectly with our intended itinerary between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
There are no TVs in the rooms, which we rather approved of (there is one in the guest sitting room), and there's no wifi internet. We did have good mobile phone reception, however.
Do go - we guarantee you won't regret it.
- Also Known As:
- Rouxwil Country House Caledon, Western Cape