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Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Victorian Cow is run by Hanneki who gives warm, personal care to her guests in this very unique B&B. A mixture of French and Victorian decor is enchanting and interesting - coupled with a good quality bed and high quality linen, made for a very comfortable stay. Hanneki's breakfasts are outstanding. Highly recommended.

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Houtbay
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Very nice place to stay! We enjoyed the hearty welcome! In the morning we enjoyed the delicious breakfast. Well situated to explore the Riebeek Kasteel area. We had a wonderful weekend over there! We only can recommend The Victorian Cow!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying with Hanniki for 2 nights while in town for a friend's wedding. We stayed on the charming Victoria De Lux room with it's 4 poster bed and beautiful Victorian decor. We thoroughly enjoyed our room and had 2 very comfortable night's sleep. I highly recommend staying in this room. But Hanniki...

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Hanniki B, Owner at The Victorian Cow, responded to this review

Thank you VERY much for your lovely review and taking the time to write it! I really appreciate the effort! It was wonderful to meet you both and share some time with you during your honeymoon! You are such a beautiful, loving couple and i wish you many happy years of marriage with lots of Blessings! Hope to see you...

Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Beautifully chosen pieces in the room, super comfortable bed, amazing service! Perfect little spot for a weekend away! The owner is hands on & so kind. The location is spot on, walking distance from all the restaurants

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Hanniki B, Owner at The Victorian Cow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to write me such a lovely review! It was wonderful to meet you both and I feel privileged that you choose The Victorian Cow to celebrate your birthday! I hope to see you soon again! Take care!

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed August 21, 2016

I recently got married in Riebeeck Kasteel and we stayed there for a weekend! It was INCREDIBLE. The facilities are kept so neat and tidy and Hanniki who does everything by herself was the most charming and accommodating host! Honestly, I can not wait to go back there!

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Hanniki B, Owner at The Victorian Cow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your sincere review! I really appreciate it! It was SUCH a privilege to be part of your Special day and have you staying here for two nights! You are an unique person with a lot of zest for life! I hope to see you both soon again and get a report of your honeymoon trip...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed August 13, 2016

We stayed here just one night and had to leave early so we took a packed breakfast. The room was a one-off. It's the most decorated room I've seen...there's no shortage of bric a brac and pictures and bits and pieces. One person's "charming" is likely to be another persons "kitsch" so you can make up your own mind. Hanniki...

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Hanniki B, Owner at The Victorian Cow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, Tom! I appreciate your comments and i am very sorry that you were disappointed by not having a television in the room! Only a very few rooms in Riebeek Kasteel have TV's as visitors usually come to spend time with their partner or attend Weddings, which leave not...

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed August 3, 2016

From the first email contact with Hanniki to our final laughing goodbye wave our experience was a delight. In every way our stay at The Victorian Cow exceeded expectations. Our room De Luxe was absolutely beautiful and quite frankly the photos dont do it justice - the furnishing of the bedroom and bathroom are a feast for the eye. Quirky...

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Hanniki B, Owner at The Victorian Cow, responded to this review

Thank you VERY much for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and I was sorry to see you leave after we had such a good time! It was special for me that you picked The Victorian Cow for your Anniversary Celebration! I really hope that you will visit again soon and include your daughters...

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed August 3, 2016

What an amazing experience it was to stay with Hanniki at The Victorian Cow. The room is beautifully decorated, cosy, warm, inviting, relaxing and romantic. The attention to detail is amazing. Personal touches make it a weekend to remember. And the breakfast is delicious! We will definitely go back for another visit!

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Hanniki B, Owner at The Victorian Cow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your sincere review! I really appreciate it! It was SO lovely to meet you both and learn more about your hobby and four legged children! I am looking forward to see some photos of the new babies! Hope to see you again in the nearby future!

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed July 3, 2016

It may seem unusual to describe a B & B as an inspiring experience but that is exactly what staying at the Victorian Cow was for us. We arrived on one of the coldest days of the year, and weren't sure what to expect. I was afraid of arriving yet another optimistically described B & B, only to find an...

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Hanniki B, Owner at The Victorian Cow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review and all your kind words and appreciation! It warmed my heart and is inspiring for me to hear that your visit to The Victorian Cow was meaningful to you and that you left with beautiful memories! It was very sad that you had to leave a day earlier, but hopefully we can...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed May 6, 2016

What a pleasant and extremely helpful lady Hanniki is. She made sure that all our wants and needs were catered for and was extremely helpful on what to do in the village. Her breakfast was really yummy and we could of stayed and chatted for ever. The room was exisitly decorated much to my wife's delight. Great place Hanniki has.

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The Victorian Cow is romantic, luxury accommodation in the heart of Riebeek Kasteel. The creative and tasteful décor in the rooms evokes a sense of comfort and charm, ideal for discerning guests looking for a romantic get-away! The four-poster king size bed is covered with crisp embroidered white linen. The bathroom, with a Victorian bath, spacious shower, separate toilette, candelabras and fluffy towels embraces an ambience of luxury. A sumptuous breakfast is included! ... more   less 

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Address: 2009 Piet Retief Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7300, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Riebeek Kasteel
Price Range: $115 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Victorian Cow 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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