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Blaauwheim Guest House
Ranked #1 of 79 Somerset West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
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“One of the best”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

I am a regular traveller and have been in a couple of excellent Bed and Breakfasts, Blaauwheim is one of the best the suite is excellent and it really felt like I was at home. Johan & Jo-Anne were extremely friendly and the breakfast is really something.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Dear Christian

We are delighted that you say you felt at home because that is very important to us. So is a hearty breakfast which sets the tone for the day. Thank you for saying it all so succinctly in your review.
You are welcome any time!

Johan and Jo-Anne
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Lahr, Germany
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

What can you feedback if more than 140 guests have praised this extraordinary Guest House? Just confirm that they are right. Jo-Anne and Johan, both are passionate of what they do and they walk the extra-mile every day. Thanks for a wonderful start into our holidays!

Room Tip: The smaller Shiraz room is good enough if you use this Guest House only as a base for excursions.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Dear Dils

Coming from such a seasoned traveller and prolific reviewer, this review is really special. Thank you for reinforcing our on-going quest for excellence in hospitality.

We had so much fun having the two of you at Blaauwheim! Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Johan and Jo-Anne
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Västervik
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

5 stars is not enough for this family-owned Guest house. Comfort, pampering and service abowe itsself in a Lovely and interesting garden. We felt like home imediately thanks to the welcoming by Kali, Jo-Anne and Johan. We hope to be back!

Room Tip: Vi bodde i Pinotage - perfekt för oss. Härlig veranda, sköna sängar och kichenet om man vill laga nå...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Dear Sten

Thank you for a special review... You know how emotional I became because you reminded me so very much of my late father. I will cherish your visit for a long long time - or until you come again!

Jo-Anne and Johan (and Kali!)
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed here at the end of our trip along the garden route.
We stayed in Pinotage and this was beautiful - a large living room with extensive self catering facilities, another large bedroom with en-suite, all of which are luxurious and to the highest standards.
The location of the guest house is excellent and allows easy access to Cape Town, False Bay, the wine lands and other popular tourist spots.
The hosts, Jo-Anne and Johan, were excellent - so warm and welcoming and humorous! Johan was also good enough to offer taxi services for our last meal out.
Breakfast was a delight, starting with freshly prepared fruit and orange juice but not forgetting the best cooked bacon we came across!
All in all, if you are looking for 5 star accomodation and service I don't think you'll be disappointed.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Louise C
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Louise

Thank you for helping us to have fun while doing what we love at Blaauwheim. Indeed, at Blaauwheim you can most certainly have your bacon AND eat it! I am sure that plan of slipping away to the sunshine will come sooner rather than later with the weather you are having at the moment. Your review is greatly appreciated.

May 2014 be a good one!

Johan and Jo-Anne
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Montagu, South Africa
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Blaauwheim is by far the best guesthouse that my wife and me stayed in! Everything was professional, from the booking to the breakfast. Johan and Jo-Anne are the ideal couple to run this very successfull guesthouse!!

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Room Tip: All the rooms are beautifull!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Renier

Thanks for the review, for saying it all without mincing your words!

Good luck with your new venture in 2014. Keep us posted, better still come and tell us in person.

Johan and Jo-Anne
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was my first trip to South Africa so didn't really know what to expect - I was not disappointed. The Guest House was beautiful and so were the hosts - such a personal and friendly service is offered - breakfast every morning was so enjoyable and chatting to Jo-Anne and Johan was a great start to my day.

Thank you so much for looking after me.

I would happily recommend this place to anyone travelling to Somerset West on business or on holiday.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Pauline

I am delighted to read that your first experience of this great country was so positive. It was so much fun having you. The next time you book, Johan will ask me who "Pauline from Glasgow" is. The historic answer would be that she was one of the guests with us at Blaauwheim when we heard the sad news that Nelson Mandela had passed away. I can literally hear your distinctive laugh in your lovely review. Next time bring Gary!

Johan and Jo-Anne
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Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Thank you for a most lovely stay, we wish we could have stayed longer! Everything in the unit was beautiful & luxurious and the hosts so warm & welcoming. Perfect start to a perfect honeymoon & life together.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Chane

Your lovely review proves again that volumes needn't be written to say it all! Thank you for sharing the start of a life together with us. You know where to come for the anniversary!

Johan and Jo-Anne
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Property: Blaauwheim Guest House
Address: 22 Bakkerskloof Road | Jonkershoogte, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Somerset West
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Somerset West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Blaauwheim Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blaauwheim Guesthouse is a luxurious upmarket 5 Star Guest House offering bed & breafast accommodation in Somerset West near Cape Town, South Africa. Nestled at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain in the Cape Winelands, Somerset West is a tranquil and up market suburb in Cape Town East, only 20 minutes from Cape Town International and a 40 minutes from Cape Town centre. ... more   less 
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