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“Perfect holidays...” 5 of 5 stars
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Ponciana Superior Guesthouse
Cannon Crescent 68 | Ifafi, Hartbeespoort 0260, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 22 Hartbeespoort B&B and Inns
Sint-Gillis-Waas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Perfect holidays...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I remember the day Ronnie and Yolande swapped gray, cloudy Belgium for the eternally blue-skyed South Africa about 5 years ago (we know Ronnie already since almost 40 years). The brand-new guesthouse they started in Hartbeespoortdam exceeded by far our wildest dreams. This is more than pure luxury : it's perfection. If heaven exists... it must be here. Nice rooms, splendid swimming pool, luxurious champagne breakfast, tranquil neighbourhood and above all... a very warm hospitability. After a few days, after a trip in the region we spontaneously said : let's go home... meaning the Ponciana guesthouse. There are so many excursions and attractions nearby that you can easily spend several weeks over there without any duplicate excursion. The number of splendid hiking trails is countless.
We booked also a 5-day trip through Botswana to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Waw... this was an intensive trip ! Perfectly organised, car driven by Ronnie (Yolande also went with us), we really had absolutely nothing to worry about. We not only saw the classical must-see attractions, but experienced also how real life is in those countries. And Ronnie's one-day trip to the Pilanesberg Park is really a must-do. Ronnie offers a full day (6 to 18 h) personalised trip, including a splendid lunch on a perfect picknick spot. He visited the park already so often, that he knows almost every rock, tree or animal, even every pothole in the road. No way you would be able to see so much animals on yourself or even with classical guided tours. Anyway, our 18 days stay at the Ponciana guesthouse was one of our best holidays ever. We will certainly be back.
Inconveniences or annoyances in this guesthouse : none. I mean it.
And believe me, I did not write this review because we know eachother for many years. I mean every word of this review.

Room Tip: The Ponciana suite has an incredible 180° view on the Hartebeespoort Lake, with an unforgettable sun...
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  • Stayed September 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

In our two month, 28 location exploration of South Africa, nothing matched the hospitality, charm, comfort, views and incredible breakfasts of Poinciana Guesthouse. Both Ronnie and Yolande are perfectionists dedicated to providing their guests with the best experience imaginable. They are gracious and vivacious hosts whose knowledge of the area was extremely helpful to us. It was with regret when it was time to move on and we wished our stay had been more than three days.

Room Tip: The honeymoon suite has incredible sunset views of Hartbeespoort Dam.
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  • Stayed September 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Our opportunity to stay there was a happy coincidence, and we loved every minute of our stay. Ronnie made us feel very welcome, he and Yolande are warm, helpful and friendly hosts.

The accommodation itself is in a lovely location above Hartbeespoort dam, with a breathtaking view. The house is central, with easy access to shops, restaurants and all the sights, even the airport - close to all the places you want to visit in a quiet, undisturbed neighbourhood.

Breakfast time is a special occasion, with fantastic conversations on a deck that has the most amazing vista.

I would strongly recommend Ponciana as a preferred place to stay.

Room Tip: The Ponciana Suite has an amazing view over Hartbeespoort Dam, where you can see the sunset and the...
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  • Stayed September 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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Merksem
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Ponciana was for us THE place to start and end our visit to South Africa

at first we stayed a couple of days in the Ponciana Guesthouse and enjoyed the hospitality and quality of the accomodation meanwhile we did some excursions in and arround Hartbeespoortdam

every day was worth our holiday

with our hosts we made a once in a lifetime experience trip to the Victoria falls in Botswana
with helicopter flight abouve the falls and a 111m high bungee jump

our holiday was completed with some extra days at the Ponciana

our holiday was one big highlight ...everday

Room Tip: Every room is top - so difficult to choose - let the photo's on the website expire you
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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

Belgian hospitality at its finest, quality and luxury and still feeling at home at the same time. I recommend Ponsiana to anyone seeking quality service. Thank you to the exceptional hosts Yolande and Ronnie for their unforgettable service.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Kaapstad
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

The hospitality has no limitations. Yolande and Ronnie succeeded to create the perfect environment for tourists and business men. The accommodation is marvelous, all required comfort is present  and the rooms are spotless. Yolande is a queen in the kitchen and Ronnie the master of organisation (and knowledge) for all trips and excurcions. I strongly recommend the guest house and I am sure that I will visit Ponciana again.

  • Stayed June 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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Stuttgart
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Very nice hosts, very good chats, very nice place, very good food, very nice view, very clean, very European standard, very interesting trips from there to all places which are almost impossible to access / Visit / get in / join....as an European.....Very good for solo travellers. Especially for solo travelling business woman, who feel really safe there. I recommend this place to all !!!

  • Stayed May 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 Ponciana Superior Guesthouse

Address: Cannon Crescent 68 | Ifafi, Hartbeespoort 0260, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Hartbeespoort
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Hartbeespoort
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ponciana Superior Guesthouse is Hartbeespoort at its best and hospitality at its warmest. The ideal place for holiday and for business people. Close to Brits Industrial, Gerotek, Pelindaba and Roslyn Pretoria. We host our guests in English, German, Dutch, French and Afrikaans. ... more   less 
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