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Camps Bay Ridge Guest House
Ranked #27 of 60 Camps Bay B&B and Inns
Loosdrecht, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“..as if you arrive in Heaven after a grey winter in Europe....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2011

We have travelled in SA since 1998 and this guesthouse is definately in our top 5.
The atmosphere is warm, styleful and relaxed.
Joerg the owner, must have been an architect, a decorator, a musician and an entertainer in his former life. He is a wonderful host and knows how to treat each guest at best.
Ofcourse the pool, the views, the palapa, the breakfast with all the guests at a big table... it all adds to our review.
See you next year
Anita

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2011

We first stayed the Ridge House in December 2009 and came back for our second visit in January 2011. It is just an amazing place with stunning views and a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. We love everything about the house and location but the icing on the cake is Joerg and his team that make the whole experience unforgettable. Joerg is a fantastic host and he will do all he can to ensure you feel comfortable and enjoy your vacation. He is also very amusing and good fun to be around. We spent many hours round the pool, sipping wine and watching the sunset. Breakfasts are excellent with a wide selection of fresh fruit, rolls, cheese, ham and delicious cooked breakfast to your choice, prepared by Andrea. This place is a perfect getaway for the start or finish of your SA tour or just a base for your entire holiday as it is within easy driving distance of many attractions in and around Cape Town. Who knows, we may even break our golden rule again…

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JamiePEngland
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Haar, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2011

The best place to be for relaxing, walking distance to the beach in Camps Bay and close with a taxi to the Waterfront. Great breakfast, nice people and nice conversations. You feel like being with friends and not in a hotel. Outstanding view, nice atmosphere and people who give you a warm and welcome feeling. Can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Boxytrixy
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Altrincham
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2011

We stayed here for the first part of our trip to South Africa. The staff are friendly, welcoming and the breakfast is lovely, The location of the hotel is lovely it is about 15 minute walk into Camps Bay downhill but it can be a trek back up the hill if you are walking.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2011

My husband and I started our honeymoon in South Africa with five nights at the Camps Bay Ridge. The whole stay was perfect and nothing was too much trouble for Joerg and Andrea (who were both brilliant hosts). Joerg arranged for us to be picked up from the airport and although we arrived at the guest house late morning, our room was ready for us which was much appreciated after an overnight flight.

We stayed in the Loft room which is lovely and airy and has a great balcony with views over Lions Head on one side and the sea on the other. We had been a little dubious about the communal breakfast before-hand but it was great to meet other guests (who were without exception lovely) and to share tips and recommendations. Breakfast was a feast in itself and I can highly recommend Andrea's omlettes!

The pool area is gorgeous and we spent a couple of very happy afternoons there when the wind dropped.

I would recommend this guest house in a heartbeat and hope to get back there some time myself.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Berlin, Germany
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82 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2011

Location
Camps Bay is a nice town and part of Cape Town. Take the road to the south either a long the bay from cape town to Hought Bay or drive by Lions Head and the Temple Mountain. The Lodge is up on the hill with a great view overlooking the Camps Bay . We enjoyed the wind breaking the waves, a tremendous sunset every night and the starts up the sky. and not to forget the low fog over the sea and the clouds climbing up the 12 apostel mountains.

Waterfront is reached by car in less than ten minutes. Kloof Neck Rd and other central places the same.
Clifton Beach is within walking disctance (20-30 minutes down the hill and 30-40 minutes up the hill ;))

Parking is availble at the lodge.

Rooms
Each room is set up very individual. So choose carefully (if you still have the chance while booking). The place seems to be booked through out the season!
I used room# 4. Which is having a great view onto Lions Head from the balcony. a nice bath tub and a spacious room. I also spend a couple nights in the "Garden Suite" a backup room and the budget traveler. By far not as nice in the interior - but clean and meeting minimum standards.

Rooms have a TV and WiFi (free) available.

Place
All people working here, are focusing to provide you with a pleasurable stay. The outstanding and special about Joerg's ("George") Lodge is, that he is alsways open for a chat, providing ideas and suggesting things to do. He may just drop by around breakfast, listening in - and / or joining the morning conversations.
It is a place, where everyone feels a bit at home.

there is WiFi free of charge available. Plus one internet terminal.
The pool and lounge areas are very nice. We spent many evenings and afternoons just chilling there. Having a glas of wine or a self cooked supper.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dan_berlin
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London
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2011

I found Camps Bay Ridge on Trip Advisor and was very impressed with the reviews. Having stayed at Camps Bay Ridge, I can confirm it is all true!

Joerg and Andrea go above and beyond the call of duty to make your stay as comfortbale as possible. Even when we wanted to watch the English Premier League in our room, it was no problem, Joerg just added the right channel so we could watch it! Even our delayed return home to London due to the snow was not a problem. Joerg made room for us and we were able to stay for an extra 2 nights in this sun drenched heaven! Joerg and Andrea's advice on things to do in and around Cape Town was great and it really is the perfect place to base yourself and explore.

We stayed in three different rooms over 10 nights. All rooms are beautifully decorated but we found our favourite to be Room No. 2. The sun drenched balcony and sea views (including from your shower) are amazing. We'll be returning for sure!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Camps Bay Ridge Guest House
Address: 28 Atholl Road | Camps Bay, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Camps Bay Ridge Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The guest house is located in the hills of Cape Town's most exclusive Camps Bay suburb with unparalleled 360 degree views of the Atlantic and Camps Bay beaches below. ... more   less 
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