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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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224 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a Groupon special for this weekend away. This is truly a country estate. Mountains all around - the views are beautiful. We stayed in the Mountain View Cottage - #4. The room is spacious and opens up to beautiful views of the mountain. A lovely fireplace and electric blanket was great for chilly nights. Clean bedding and comfortable... More 

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Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being at Blue Gum Country Estate was like home from home as we were made very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the friendly staff. We had originally planned a 2 day visit and extended our stay for another day. We stayed in a very spacious and comfortable Garden Cottage with its own fireplace and verandah.The breakfast buffet... More 

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BlueGumCE, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Veronica Thank you very much for a wonderful review. We thank you for your time and effort to review your stay with us and to share your experience. We place a high premium n hospitality, so I am glad the staff went out of their way for you. We look forward to welcoming you back Warm Regards Anton More 

Cape Town
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88 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a weekend away with family at this incredible country estate / farm in their beautiful cottages. The drive up to the cottages seems never-ending but what a magnificent drive, so picturesque and absolute tranquility. We marvelled at the horses and cows on the way and could not wait to unpack and explore our surroundings. From beginning to end... More 

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BlueGumCE, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear MerlotCapeTown Thank you for the wonderful review - we appreciate you taking the time. it was wonderful to host you and your extended family at Blue Gum on such an auspicious occasion. I am happy to hear the staff went the extra mile for you and your mom - it is what we pride ourselves on The area of... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

We arrived to a friendly and warm greeting from one of the staff members. Patience first showed us around the Estate and then took us to our room. This was awesome; comfy,clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. The personal greeting card and cheese platter was extra special. Anton, the host was friendly and helpful. He has a wonderful chef as the... More 

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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Blue Gum is close to Stamford an upcoming "foodie" stop on a wine and food tour of the Western Cape. It is more geared to families with young children than foreign couples on a one off trip. If you are put off by brown water, albeit safe, that comes from the estates own bore holes, this is not a place... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We stayed two nights with our 8 year old daughter. I can't fault the hotel or the facilities. The staff are very welcoming and is in a lovely setting and a great location. Our room was cosy with an open fire and everything we required. My only negative is the "family restaurant" that you have to use if you are... More 

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BlueGumCE, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Gemunu_Peries Thank you so much for the review - It was great pleasure to meet you and your family and I am thrilled you enjoyed your time with us, on a whole. Thank you for the feedback with regards to your experience at our family restaurant - my staff and I always aim to create an environment that is... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We spent our first night of honeymoon here at this quaint, well-Thought out getaway. It's got just the right balance of privacy , seclusion and comfort with the town of Hermanus a country drive down the road. The food was some of the best we've experienced in a guest house yet , the bedroom and suite was amazing - beautiful... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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103 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We used a groupon for our stay and did not get one the best rooms but it was still very comfortable stay. The estate is beautiful and well kept. It was raining when we got there and the dirt road of about 2km's was full of potholes. Take note if you don't like driving on dirt roads. Staff very friendly... More 

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Lovely property. Stayed in winter week-end and highly recommended for a winter week-end away. Summers must be even better. Great staff, amazing food, good location. Nice big grounds for kids. Close to Stanford, Gansbaai and even Hermanus. Stay at least two night to explore area but three nights will also be great. enough activities in the area like Fatbiking, whale... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Stayed the weekend at the lodge. It was beautiful surrounds. Great to walk thru the grassy lawns and along the farm road past paddocks with horses and cows. Host Anton was super helpful and staff wonderful. Enjoyed surrounding activities such as Panthera large cat sanctury. Highly recommend this spot.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue Gum Country Estate is hidden in the valley that ascends towards the small town of Stanford, just outside Hermanus. The estate is a working wine farm and developing vineyard. This magnificent 130 acre piece of paradise is perfect for those seeking an alternative route and destination to the garden route or a relaxing break from the city. The delightful estate, nestled among ancient Blue Gum trees, overlooks the leafy banks of the Klein Rivier and encourages guests to relax in tranquil beauty and endless luxury. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Gum Country Estate

Address: Stanford | R326, Hermanus 7210, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: $126 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Gum Country Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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