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“Awesome venue but too many bugs”

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Bonnievale River Lodge
cape town
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome venue but too many bugs”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Booked for 3 nights but left 2nd day due to bites. 2 ppl hospitalized, 4 Dr visits and the rest home recovery despite taking precaution. An amazing camping venue, very friendly staff and adorable dogs. Go prepared and make sure to ask what bug repellent u need so that u can enjoy ur stay.

  • Stayed January 2014
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English first
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2013

once again a fantastic weekend at the river, ablutions were clean, camp sites well looked after. Staff were friendly and with wood delivered to site makes it so laid back. sites are spacious, and the resident dogs are very friendly and well mannered. we used the site as a base to explore the area but could have quite easily stayed at the site and relaxed under the shade of the trees.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Britain
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a lovely stay in The Farmhouse at Bonnievale. The accommodation was immaculate and homely and our hosts were always available to offer advice on the local area. The lodge is well situated to explore Cape Town and the surrounding area, including wine tours and diving with Great White Sharks.Thank you!

Lynn and Kenny, Portsmouth UK

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Location, location, location plus more!
Arriving to the sounds of Fish Eagles surveying the river on which the lodge is located is a sound that no prepared greeting can match.
Bonnievale River Lodge is a combination of great accommodation on a simply gorgeous setting. Plenty of options for accommodation depending on what you prefer - log cabins, lodge or camping. The service manages to match the location to make this an ideal getaway, holiday or weekend destination.
Re-visit definitely required!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank theEXPEDITIONproject
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Having just attended a wedding at this resort I find that I have to say something about it. The grounds lends itself to a wedding seting wich offers spectacular views of the Berg River as a backdrop with the majestic mountains in the background. A wedding or function is easily accomodated on the rolling lawns leading to the river front. A reception or funcyion can be easily moved indoors to a comfortable venue where there are sufficient tables available as well as experienced caterers at hand. Did not stay over, but by all accounts of those that did, a well laid out chalet area with a nice rustic feel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went camping for a week at Bonnievale River Lodge in December. Its was value for money! The ablution facilities were clean, hot water throughout the day, plenty of shade and best of all no late night parties or noise. It was so peaceful and what was really nice is that the owners were available whenever you need them.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Petra D
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Property: Bonnievale River Lodge
Address: Angora Road, Bonnievale 6730, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Bonnievale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Bonnievale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stylish Self-Catering Accommodationin the Wineland as well as a small camp site (20 sites) bordering the Breede River. Explore the area from this riverside, rural getaway in the country. Swim, fish, canoe in the Breede River or relax at the swimming pool in the vineyards. ... more   less 
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