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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

You get to The Anchorage at the end of a grit track and we appreciated greatly the warm welcome and assurance we were in the right place. We had a very nicely appointed spacious room. Although we didn't use it, the bath room had a huge bath which would have been good to soak in. Comfortable a beds and good... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The Anchorage is an absolute gem. Craig is a very hospitable host and is happy to recommend local places to eat and things to do in and around Still Baai. We only stayed for one night as we were breaking up our trip between Hermanus and Plettenburg Bay, but could easily have spent longer there. The rooms had amazing views... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We arrived late at the Anchorage as our plane was late into Cape Town. It was very easy to find due to the big signpost on the main road into Stilbaai and Craig and Annette were there to great us. The room on the ground floor, opening onto the verandah and the gorgeous land going down to the river, was... More 

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Hartenbos, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Stunning riverside location, excellent presentation and charming hosts to welcome you with open arms. Great facilities for enjoying the gorgeous river, or just lazing around the pool for a lazy afternoon, mingling with other guests. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We stayed in Stillbaai on our way to Wilderness and The Anchorage made for a perfect stop over. A really lovely spot on the river, with a beautifully maintained garden and surrounds. The rooms are very well equipped and comfy, and the little patios look out over the river and the sunset. There is a very homely feel about the... More 

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear Verity, thank you so much for your lovely comment. Much appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you guys again in future. best regards Annette & Craig More 

Strand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Easy access to town and the beach. Friendly people to see to your every need. Stunning location. Perfect for water sports and relaxation. A must-do on your places-to-go-to list for 2016! Book NOW not to miss out!

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear Anri, It is very kind of you take the time to write a review and then such a nice one. Thank you very much for that. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. It was great to have here you and we would appreciate if you would come again to stay with us. All the best. Annette & Craig More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

We very much enjoyed a lovely evening in a peaceful setting. Our Hosts Craig and Annette could not have been more friendly and helpful. They advised us on local dining options and after an excellent breakfast even prepared for us a small snack for our onward journey. A bit off the beaten track but well worth the trip. We hope... More 

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear Robert, thank you so much for your great review. That is very kind of you. Hope you had a nice birthday en-route and a lovely birthday-dinner at the restaurant you asked me to book for you. Hope to see the two of you again some time. best regards Annette & Craig More 

De Doorns, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Loved the time there. Experienced nature from a very pleasant room and could go out for walks and long jogs in the brisk of the morning. Wee behaved dogs came to greet but never intruded in our private space. A must go and experience for anyone who needs time-out and needs to relax and forget about daily stresses. Hosts are... More 

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear Erika, thank you so much for the lovely review. Much appreciated. We are glad the two of you enjoyed the stay. And thanks very much again for the good talk we had. Hope you guys arrive home safely and we hope to see you again sometime. Best regards Annette & Craig More 

Konstanz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Really an excellent setting in Stillbay, directly at the river, Annette and Graig are very good hosts and gave us a lot of good tips to do arround Stillbay. Stillbay ist jutst a insider tip at the Garden Route, not so busy like Knysna, Plettenberg or Jeffreys Bay.

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear Reiner, thank you so much for the lovely review. We really appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed staying with us. It would be great to see the two of you again some time. Best regards Annette & Craig More 

St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Very nice guesthouse with lovely rooms and charming owners. The house was very clean and well maintained. We had a beautiful time and we enjoyed the amazing view across the river. We will definitely stay there again one time in future and also recommend it to our friends.

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear Rolf, Thank you very much for your lovely guest comment. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was great to have the two of you here. Sure you did a bit of skiing since getting back home. But spring is coming on your side!!!! Best regards Annette & Craig More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Five stylish bedrooms include quality king-size or twin beds, full bathrooms (free standing shower, bath etc), kitchenette (fully equipped with stove / oven, microwave, fridge, kettle, cutlery, crockery etc.) and balcony / verandah with lovely views onto the river. Every unit has a Weber braai at its disposal. Please note: The satellite TV (including M-Net) is a shared one.The balcony and private verandahs invite guests to relax and enjoy the spectacular views and the tranquil surroundings. The sun sets behind the river and the hills which can be experienced from anywhere on the property. Why not have a swim in the river, or catch some fish or enjoy the scenery on one of our canoes?FacilitiesThe Anchorage is operated by a friendly German-South African couple - Annette and Craig Thorne - who have been in the hospitality industry for many years. You can choose between Self Catering or Bed and Breakfast accommodation and delicious breakfasts are served.A swimming pool with spacious outside area rounds up the beautiful setting. A comfortable lounge including a fire place was added in December 2012.The Anchorage is a perfect place to unwind and relax. Braai (barbecue) areas (ie Weber braai's) and canoes available. 9-hole golf course, scenic walks and river and sea fishing. Wir sprechen Deutsch. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Anchorage

Address: Off R305 at 60km Speed Sign | Turn Right at 60km Sign, Drive Parallel Back to the End, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stilbaai
Price Range: $49 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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