We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Very enjoyable stay in difficult weather circumstances” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hopefield Country House

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Hopefield Country House
Ranked #3 of 8 Sunland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Berkshire
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable stay in difficult weather circumstances”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

We were wanting to explore the Addo Elephant National Park/Sunland Valley area in mid October and were looking for a comfortable guest house with good food and interesting surroundings. Boy did we find all of this and more! We arrived in appalling weather conditions (very un-seasonal apparantly) to find the drive to the accomodation wheel deep in thick glutenous mud but the owners has provided an alternative approach through the orchard which worked! Despite a large tree having been tipped over just missing guests vehicles we were made welcome and were looked after all the way. Believe the food reviews, it is as good as every one has said, beautifully presented and delicious! Kobus arranged our trips- a canoe paddle up the Sundays river which was very swollen and on the face of it intimidating. However the company we booked with, Crisscross, were excellent and made the whole experience enthralling. If you want a safari go to Schotia Private Game Reserve and book the "Tooth & Claw" game drive with almost guaranted big game. We only had a full day in the area and were more than happy with the room, food, level of comfort and experience. Thanks Kobus and Gert!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank ongeypongey
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

210 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    143
    52
    10
    3
    2
See reviews for
21
153
5
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
London
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

This was our first stay at Hopefield and we hope to return! We had read the reviews on Trip Advisor, particularly those mentioning the wonderful dinners served and decided to book-we were not disappointed! The meals were fine dining standard (with generous portions!) we ate there three out of four nights that we stayed and had it not been for our all day safari we would have eaten there every night!

Hopefield is perfectly situated near Addo Elephant Park and various safari options can be booked via Hopefield-we opted for the all day combined Addo/Schotia Reserve Tour and we were collected from Hopefield by our ranger Niekie, who was great fun and highly knowledgeable.

The owners Kobus and Gerhardt are great hosts but the star attractions are Horatio and Ophelia, their two miniature Schnauzers! We are cat people but we were won over by these two who were amongst the most memorable animals we spotted!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Allen B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fossombrone, Italia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Thanks a lot for our stay with you!!! We would like to come back again!!! All the staff was so friendly and dinner so romantic with fire and music!!!
We were alone in the guesthouse, because august is low season, but our stay it was very confortable. Also dinner it was ecceptional and Very Good!!! Thanks again!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Cl065
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Our room was comfortable, with a very large bath! And the garden is beautiful - absolutely stunning. The food is super and makes great use of local ingredients. Kobus and Gerhard are great hosts - Hopefield is an excellent base for exploring the area, especially Addo and they gave us lots of local information. Also loved the anecdotes about the musical world (and the music) - especially opera! We will certainly come back if we're ever in the area again (I can dream!).

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Lyra127
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

So the room... OH! THE FOOD! Forget the room, its fine - THE FOOD! Doubt I've ever tasted better. Attention to detail at dinner and breakfast and the most delightful food your palate could hope to find, make this place worth a visit. Lovely country house.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Peter W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa
Level Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

Perfectly situated to explore the whole Addo area and when you get back, enjoy your evening with a G&T at the bar.... Before Gerhard is preparing your dinner. AND just if you start thinking what a beautiful day it was, the stunning food will put the cherry on top;-))) Thank you very much for great times, so far.....

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Axel D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

The staff at Hopefield are so polite, friendly and helpful. Gerhard and Kobus are wonderful hosts. The food is just out of this world, the room was so comfortable and roomy and beautifully decorated. We had the place to ourselves for one night and they went out of their way to make it more special for us. We can't wait to return, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hopefield.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank HutchTraveller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
sparafucile, Owner at Hopefield Country House, responded to this review, June 20, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sunland
3.0 mi away
Chrislin African Lodge
4.6 mi away
De Old Drift Guest Farm
2.6 mi away
Woodall Country House and Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.9 mi away
Africanos Country Estate
2.2 mi away
Hitgeheim Country Lodge
3.9 mi away
Homestead B&B
Homestead B&B
#12 of 22 in Addo
4.0 of 5 bubbles 96 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hopefield Country House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hopefield Country House

Property: Hopefield Country House
Address: Hopefield Farm | off R 336, Sunland, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Sunland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Sunland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hopefield Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on a citrus farm in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, Hopefield Country House is relaxed oasis of country hospitality The air-conditioned en suite guestrooms at Hopefield Country House feature elegant furnishings. Each room has a flat screen TV, coffee and tea making facilities, bar fridge and spacious verandas with wonderful views of the gardens and swimming pool.Guests can spend a relaxing day sunbathing by the outdoor pool, or take a walk through the citrus orchards. Hopefield Country House also offers guests a full English breakfast and mouth-watering set menu dinners. Hopefield Country House is located 15 km from the Addo Elephant National Park and 65 km from Port Elizabeth. Free private on-site parking is available. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Agoda, Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Hopefield Country House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing