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Blue Gum Country Estate
Ranked #18 of 88 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was not our first visit to Blue Gum country lodge and neither our last. it was a rainy and cold weekend and we had the honeymoon suite, after 25 years we are still on honeymoon, with an open fire place, a deep bath with a view and a huge king size bed.
Dinner was a wonderful experience and staff were so friendly. Anton the manager came to greet us and have a chat.
Lying in bed with only the glow of the fire and the rain on the roof- what can more can a couple want.
At breakfast there was a fire burning to chase away the cold and the the flapjacks was delicious.
Previously we have been with our kids, and they were well taken care of and there were many activities to keep them busy.
Excellent choice for couples and families.

Room Tip: Honeymoon suite is a very good choice. Any room in the manor house is a good choice.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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BlueGumCountryEstate, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Dear Kitty

Thank you so much for the wonderful review - I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves at Blue Gum!

We pride ourselves in being a destination that it suitable for both family and romantic getaways, and I am pleased that you were able to experience both. Perhaps next time it will be with the kids again :)

Warm Regards

Anton

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have been visiting Blue Gum Lodge regularly for many years! We can honestly confirm, that it remains our first choice for a relaxed break!! Anton and his team, leaves no stone unturned, in order to ensure that all our needs are catered for. We find, the accommodation to be "homely" and comfortable and the food to be exceptional. We have just re-booked for a weekend in October again. Further more there is also a lot to do around Blue Gum, such as the Cheese Farm next door, The Brewery near Stanford and of course the villages of Stanford & Gansbaai itself!! Excellent wine cellars in the area as well. The best however, is just to lounge around Blue Gum itself, either at the pool, or on the Tennis court. They are also "child friendly", which is nice when you visit there as a family (like we do).
ALL IN ALL, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Room Tip: We usually stay in the "Mountain Rooms" They also have "family rooms" there as w...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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BlueGumCountryEstate, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2013

Dear Daan

Thank you so much for your time in posting this lovely review - it is most appreciated. We are glad that Blue Gum has become a "home away from home" for you and your family, and you are all most welcome. We take pride in the service we provide and it gladdens my heart to see families like your own returning to Blue Gum, as I can see we are doing something right, and creating the type of atmosphere were people feel comfortable, welcomed and relaxed.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon, God Bless!

Anton

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was our second stay at Blue Gum. Anton and his team again exceeded our expectations. The service was personal, with attention to detail. No request was too much effort, with the staff being attentive but not intrusive. The rooms were warmed with a wood fire and were well fitted out, the only issue being that the hairdryer gave some problems. However, it was the meals that stood out for us. While the choice was not extensive, the meals were superbly presented, tasty and well proportioned. All this is spite of the bridge to the Estate being washed away the day before. Even then we were phoned by Anton and directed via an alternative road.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Andre H
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BlueGumCountryEstate, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Dear Andre

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us - and I certainly appreciate you letting me know about the problems with the hairdryer, I have replaced it.

I am also happy that you enjoyed the rooms, service and food - we are always striving to go the extra mile in these departments. I am happy that a "way was made" for you to come out to Blue Gum, we hope to see you very soon.

God bless

Anton

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We returned to Blue Gum Country Estate for the second time in just over a year and our stay was just as wonderful as the first time. Anton and his staff could not have been more welcoming, the food was once again outstanding, and the country air and quiet just what we needed! On this occasion we had our 6 month old daughter with us and the staff went out of their way to make sure that we had everything we needed for her, including a cot, fridge and microwave in the room. The location is so stunning and peaceful we could have easily spent a week there! For anyone travelling to South Africa that is looking to relax and unwind, but also see the whales, do the shark cage diving, and enjoy some of South Africa's top wine, Blue Gum is the perfect place to base oneself.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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BlueGumCountryEstate, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Dear Janine

Many thanks for the review and for taking the time to write about your experiences with us at Blue Gum. It was lovely to have you and your family stay with us again. Wishing you many blessings as your journey with your daughter gets started, and hopefully we will see you all again.

Warm Regards

Anton

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

A beautiful, relaxing, spacious haven. Anton and his family are so welcoming, friendly and hard working. The food, grounds and staff just great. Lots to do in the local area, we saw the whales and played golf. I have been twice with family and hope to return......

Room Tip: Rooms over looking the mountains are family friendly. Perfect for playing space, near the playground...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Chigirl48
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BlueGumCountryEstate, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Dear Chigirl

Many thanks for the lovely review and the high praise - it is greatly encouraging. Although at times Blue Gum is hard work there is no place on earth I would rather be. I get to meet and chat with fascinating, lovely people from all over the world, feed and water them well, give them a lovely room to stay in for a few days... and ultimately (and hopefully) see them leave refreshed.

You are most welcome back any time!

Warm Regards

Anton

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

A beautiful relaxing country estate retreat . well decorated and furnished . Unfortunately the day we stayed the pool was out of action but we had our own outdoor area to the rear of our accommodation.
The supper we had in the restaurant was excellent .
All the rooms are different in size and decoration. The estate is close to the Stanford area for the quaint town and surrounding vineyards.
Staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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BlueGumCountryEstate, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Dear Mike

Thank you for taking the time to post this kind review about Blue Gum - we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. I must apologise about you not being able to use the pool. As all our water is underground and mountain water it takes a toll on our pool filtration system due to the high iron content - hopefully next time you join us you will be able to swim a few lengths.

Warm Regards

Anton

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We visited Blue Gum Country Estate with friends and found it to be a beautiful relaxing haven, far from the rush of everyday life. The decor is beautiful and our room was so comfortable - we loved having our own library in our room - what a treat. The meals were excellent and the afternoon teas, definitely something to look forward to. Being there in winter - we were not able to make use of the pool area - but we did enjoy walking through the beautiful gardens and cycling along past the vineyards and the farm animals. Fun for the whole family. We will definitely be back soon.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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BlueGumCountryEstate, Owner at Blue Gum Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Dear AJones

Thank you for the kind review and the time taken to tell the world about Blue Gum - I am very pleased you enjoyed yourself at Blue Gum - we are aiming to make it a peaceful haven where one can go to forget about the craziness and busyness of the world (if only for a weekend)

We hope to welcome you back soon

Warm Regards

Anton

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Additional Information about Blue Gum Country Estate

Address: Blue Gum Farm R326 Road Portion 3 Klein River Kloof ERF 660 Stanford | R326, Hermanus, Overstrand 7210, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Overstrand > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: $163 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Gum Country Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Gum Country Estate is hidden in the valley that ascends towards the small town of Stanford, just outside Hermanus. The estate is a working wine farm and developing vineyard. This magnificent 130 acre piece of paradise is perfect for those seeking an alternative route and destination to the garden route or a relaxing break from the city. The delightful estate, nestled among ancient Blue Gum trees, overlooks the leafy banks of the Klein Rivier and encourages guests to relax in tranquil beauty and endless luxury. ... more   less 
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