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Address: Matroosberg, Ceres 6835, South Africa
Phone Number: +27233122282
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Matroosberg Reserve, is a Private Nature Reserve 35km outside of Ceres,...

Matroosberg Reserve, is a Private Nature Reserve 35km outside of Ceres, well known for it's snow during winter and beautiful summer days and crystal pools during summer. Matroosberg Peak is also the highest mountain in the Boland region and because the owners of Matroosberg value Family Life and Adventure, we refer to Matroosberg as Peak of Life or Peak of Adventure. We offer a wide range of activities, have one of the top 10 4x4 trails in SA. But even though we are a big establishment, you will still receive personal attention from the family who owns it, for they really go the extra mile to make your stay as comfortable as possible.This is one of the only self catering establishments, where you can have the services of a butler...how cool is that... Matroosberg offers Hotel service, for guests with an self-catering budget!

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Matroosberg, what an interesting place, from the drive up which is incredibly scenic, to the actual place itself. A working farm run by wonderful people, some great 4x4 and hiking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
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Centurion, South Africa
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Western Cape, South Africa
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76 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Accommodation in the YCMB huts is relatively cheap - but then everything in these huts is cheap! Plastic table shaped like a canoe, plastic chairs, no paint on the walls, cheap pots and pans, cheap cutlery, cheap glasses! And if you cram eight people into the huts to get value for money, you are going to be cramped like hell.... More 

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Durbanville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We checked into one of the lakeside cottages and were made welcome from the minute we arrived. Cottage was well kitted out with every possible kitchen and bedroom accessory. Even though it snowed while we were there (the highlight of the weekend), we slept very cosily and couldn't complain about the cold inside. The indoor fireplace added to the cosy... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Only 2 hours from Cape Town, Matroosberg is an ideal mountain country getaway. Plenty of accommodation can be booked for all budgets including camping. We stay every year in July in the stone hut. Bokwagters has every convenience and just oozes ambience and with no electricity, it is the perfect getaway from all the cyber technology hype we have in... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Just arrived back from a holiday in Zanzibar after longing for our roots back home and the nearest was Matroosberg. Booked into the Bokwagter's house, a chilly cold, the first drops of snow, a fireplace with lots of genuine karoo lamb and a coffee on the coals with a tot of amaroela.. a Drive up the mountain, a walk to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 3 nights in the 50 shades of green cabin if you come midweek you get a discount 1800. It was so magical the scenery was breathtaking and the location something magical. We did the 4x4 route which was hair raising but well worth it. Dry wood for the braai was sold at 20 rand bag. Clean comfortable... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Matroosberg, what an interesting place, from the drive up which is incredibly scenic, to the actual place itself. A working farm run by wonderful people, some great 4x4 and hiking routes and camping full of wild King Protea! An interesting point here is, is that the temperature from Ceres to Matroosberg - although only 25Km away in the mountain, has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited during summer months and enjoyed picking our own apples. Nice quad bike rides up the mountain. Will definitely be back for the snow

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We have stayed at Matroosberg 3 times already and we plan on going back many many many more times. This last weekend was the first weekend we made it to the top of the 4x4 lookout point and it is amazing. Waldo and Didi are amazing hosts and very helpful and informative of the area and the 4x4 track. They... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Great 3 days in Matroosberg. Camping area is fantastic and very close to the start of the hiking trails. It is a beautiful place to run and you get to go as high as 2249 m above sea level. Great place for training.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The route up the mountain is for 4x4 vehicles only. Horses, motorcycles and hikers are allowed on the trail. Best visited after snowfall, but almost as good in summer.

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