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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The host was so kind to open just for us on a public holiday. The atmosphere was quaint and cozy. The dining area was decorated with family heirlooms. The food was fantastic, real Dutch home cooking, and made with love.

Date of visit: March 2021
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, we're so happy you had a good experience. Reviews like yours make it all worth while for us.

Reviewed January 4, 2021

Wow what an amazing experience. We were pleasantly surprised by the hospitable reception. The owners Rene and Mary ann took pride in personally preparing our delicious meals for us. The atmosphere is cosy and they made us feel like family. A definite must when you...are in the Yzerfontein area. This experience will not be soon forgotten. Bitterballen, Sole, Butter fish and Rib Eye all done beautifully finished off with Desert which was Apple strudel.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 31, 2020

Have been to Kaijaiki on a couple of occasions over the last few years and it remains an excellent venue. Spent the week before Christmas 2020 there. Quality of food in the restaurant is very good (Rene's skill as a chef adds a fantastic 'homely'...feel), the addition of the coffee shop is a great touch. We stayed in one of the two-bed units, it had been well-cleaned, was very neat and had all the furniture we required for our stay. Although there wasn't a braai facility at the unit a portable braai was supplied at our request. Although we didn't use it this time (it was mid-summer) the fireplace inside the unit is perfect for winter evenings. Great facilities, clean units, four-minute walk to the beach, very accommodating and friendly hosts - Thanks Rene and MariAnne........we'll see you again shortly !More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2020 via mobile

René is a fantastic host and cooks all the meals himself. Superb food and extensive wine collection Make sure to call ahead

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 15, 2020 via mobile

Beautiful accommodation in Yzerfontein with the loviest hosts and delicious food! We had the best time chatting to René and Mary Anne while they cooked and served our food. Would 100% recommend this accommodation and restaurant!

Date of visit: December 2020
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2020

Thanks for the lovely review. You and your family are star guests. Hope to see you back.

Reviewed October 5, 2020

The accommodation was perfect and the food mouth-watering and as I greeted them I felt like I was saying goodbye to dear friends. Thanks for your warmth and exceptional hospitality and especially loved the bitterballen and kroketten, Can’t wait to be back for a longer...stay....More

Date of visit: October 2020
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2020

How lovely for us to read such a heartfelt review. Thanks you so much

Reviewed October 4, 2020 via mobile

What a treat to meet owners René and Mary-Ann Bosch. Their joy for life is definitely what makes Kaijaiki such a success ... and of course Rene's personal touch in the kitchen. No pretence, no frills and fuss. Just good old Dutch hospitality and food....A definite must-do when in YzerfonteinMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2020

Thank you for a delightful review. It is much appreciated.

Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

Had a very nice stay at Kaijaiki Country Inn. Highly recommend for dinner. Rene entertains his guests with stories about his many travels

Date of visit: August 2020
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2020

Thank you, Beate, for your kind review. It is appreciated. May it go well with you. Rene and Mary Ann Bosch

Reviewed August 10, 2020

We visited Kaijaiki for one night and what an amazing experience! Extremely nice people Rene and Mary ann. They make you feel so welcome and as if you're part of the family. The Bitter ballen were an amazing starter and the mains were an explosion...of flavour in our mouths. We will definitely be visiting again soon. Such great people and awesome service.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2020

Thank you for your amazing response, also for the time you took to write it. We appreciate it and would welcome you back anytime.

Reviewed July 24, 2020

Loved the stories of the host, lovely food and atmosphere. Had a great time and the bitterballen is exceptional!

Date of visit: July 2020
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2020

Dankie ons hoop die naweek was lekker in yzerfontein gr rene

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Oh dear. My sincere apologies. Havn't logged onto the site for some time. I am sure Rene could assist and you received the same great service from them. Greetings
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  • Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 5