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“Farm Cottage Delight”

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The Green Tree Guest Cottages
Ranked #1 of 1 Nanaga B&B and Inns
Sedgefield, South Africa
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“Farm Cottage Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

First time we have stayed at a farm facility. We self catered We were well received by the charming Lezl. Cottage was nicely furnished with grand old solid wood products.It was well equipped in the kitchen area and very clean. There was a huge fireplace which would be great to sit by in winter evenings. Birdlife was never ending and it was only 20 mins to the Addo game reserve. Will definitely return and use the B and B next time if only 2 of us stay. Has a nice touch farm for the kids.Our overseas guests also thoroughly enjoyed their stay as they were free to roam the farm and surrounds.

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

Although we were initally concerned that it was a little of the beaten track, when we arrived - it was paradise!
We were treated like royalty. Coming home to beautifully home cooked meals after a day of animal spotting at Addo made the trip complete.

I'd return there in a heart beat!

Room Tip: I don't think there is a bad room there!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Köln
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

We spent wonderful 3 nights at the Green Tree Guest Cottage in October 2011. The Porcupine Cottage was perfect for our family of 3. Lezl is a lovely, warm-hearted person and has been a wonderful host, helpful us organising our day trips. She prepared the best cooked breakfasts we had during our 2 weeks' trip throughout SA, and also prepared delicious hot dinners for us, served at our Cottage. The Green Tree Cottages are ideal for families with children, due to the animals and nature around. The proximity to Game Reserves, such as Schotia and Amakhala, is ideal, and the close-by Farm Stall is worth visiting. Our 6 year-old daughter will always remember the morning meetings with Lezl's two baby kittens...
We will definitely return and can only highly recommend! Thanks a lot!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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George
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

You will miss out if you don't stay here !!! Our first visit was in April 2011 and we couldn't wait for our second visit in October 2011. Will definitely stay here again!!! :)

Room Tip: For 2 persons or a close family - the porcupine cottage is best!!!! We loved our stay there in Apri...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Durban
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2011

Took 3 of the cottages in mid September 2011 for a group of 6 (3 couples) - 5 of which were visitors from the UK. First 3 days of a tour of the Cape. Lezl (owner) could not have been more helpful during the booking process, and was extremely welcoming on arrival. She provided a nice meal in one of the cottages for the first evening - well received after a long journey.

The cottages were very comfortable, with excellent beds and a nice warm duvet to ward off the still cold nights. Breakfasts each day were superb, I suppose a limited choice if you are looking for the usual (and rather tired!) hotel buffet affair, but excellent quality with a different selection each day. Nothing but compliments from my visitors!

Very convenient for Addo, Schotia etc, and - overall - an excellent and friendly place to stay for the start of my visitors' stay in South Africa. Lezl, you can be proud of what you offer. Frankly, from my own observations as well as the many other reviews, your one negative reviewer appears to be a fool, and thoroughly deserves your response to him. I hope he has not tainted your view of UK visitors - a disgrace to my fellow countrymen! Ignore him - there will always be one!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2010

We stayed in The Green Tree Guest Cottages for three nights in November 2010. The room we stayed in(cottage number 3) was finished to a very good standard. Lezl (the owner) was very friendly and welcoming with many tips on what to do and see in the area. She supplied a lovely cooked breakfast every morning. One evening we ordered supper and had a delicious homemade chicken pie. The closest shop is a short drive away however this is a convenient location for visiting Addo national park and the sand dunes. We would use this accommodation again when visiting the area.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2010

we were a group of five staying at green tree during the world cup. when we arrived, one match had just begun, so the friendly owner quickly guided us to our cottage and turned on the tv for us to watch the game, very thoughtful. The rooms are really great, from the beds to the spacious bathroom. As we had a self catering cottage, our dishes were cleaned immediately while we were having a delicious breakfast. Altogether perfect service, friendly staff and perhaps the best stay of our journey to south africa.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: The Green Tree Guest Cottages
Address: Route 72, Wycombevale Farm, Nanaga 6185, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Nanaga
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Nanaga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Green Tree Guest Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the life style of country living on this beautiful dairy farm while visiting The Addo Elephant Park, Schotia safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve and more within 10 - 15 min drive from The Green Tree Cottages. Spacious, tastefully decorated self-catering cottages will ensure you a comfortable stay. The Green Tree Cottages are Owner managed for personal attention and good service. We would love to welcome you here. ... more   less 
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