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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided on Friday afternoon to leave Cape Town central to visit the flowers on the West Coast...spontaneous...no luggage..as we had noticed the flowers are particularly spectacular this year. We arrived in Darling for lunch, had lunch and took out our phones to Google.."accommodation in the area" Hopefield came up as an option as neither of us had ever stayed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Yet another trip to this magical place and the great hospitality of the owner. I saw that someone recently commented that there are a lot of better places for the money to go to especially as this place isn't exactly 5*. Unfortunately they have completely missed the point. This is a working farm that has been in the same family... More 

2 Thank Flyer1960
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We learned more about farming during our stay here than on any other farm stay before. Julian melck, the owner likes to share stories and knowledge. Our daughter found a almost dying runt of the litter pig and Julian was so kind to let her take the piglet home and bottle feed her for 2 months. We agreed to bring,... More 

1 Thank onnostaal
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The farm has so much potential, however, it was incredibly disheartening and disappointing to see the state of the accommodation. The room was damp, with wet carpets and paint peeling off the walls. The bath was filled with grime. The curtains were breaking and the patio door was swollen from the rain and didn't open properly. There were cobwebs everywhere... More 

1 Thank capetownlove7
Somerset West, South Africa
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31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

From the time that we arrived at Kersefontein for our 2-night stay, and were greeted by Julian, we knew that this would be no ordinary weekend, and what an amazing experience, with the dinners being the highlight - I'm sure that his forefathers would be smiling down approvingly as the traditions are upheld. We don't have small children, but the... More 

2 Thank Estelle_C1
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights in February. It really is a very special place with a working farm, which you can explore, and very comfortable accommodation. Julian is a very attentive host and happily shares his beautiful historic property with his guests.

1 Thank anthony w
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This guest house is unique. The host is a fascinating man, who made our stay very memorable. The enormous rooms are all beautifully furnished and give you a sense of what it must have been like to visit in the old days, but with the modern conveniences. The pub is a treasure trove for those interested in aviation ( and... More 

1 Thank JamesM007
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

There are a few "special"places on the planet'............ and this is one of them. i have been to Kersefontein many times over many years and it only grows on you more and more each and every visit. This time it was to celebrate my birthday with 18 family members some who had never been to Kersefontein before. They were blown... More 

1 Thank Chrisn7944
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Kersefontein house was built in 1744 by the Melck family - and a direct descendent, Julian Melck, now runs it as a working farm and guesthouse. Its a real Cape Dutch house, with lovely outbuildings, some done up as guest rooms to a very high standard, some mouldering picturesquely away. You can swim in the river - but be careful... More 

Thank Caroline J
London, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was our second stay at Kersefontein Guest Farm and although it had been a few years since our first visit it was just as enjoyable. We stayed in the Madras Violet room which had a lovely big comfortable bed, comfortable sitting area and massive bathroom. We stayed on a DB&B basis, breakfasts are really tasty and filling and set... More 

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Address: Hopefield, West Coast National Park 7355, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > West Coast National Park > Hopefield
Number of rooms: 14
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