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“Perfect escape from city life”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bronze Grove

Bronze Grove
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Bronze Grove
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
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“Perfect escape from city life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

This place is the perfect escape from the busy city life. My wife and I stayed at River Ikhaya and we had a great time. Everything was perfect, from the setting of the house, to the attention to detail inside the house. We will definitely be heading back there soon.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Idyllic, Epic and Breathtaking are just three words to describe this tranquil gem of the Klein Karoo. In writing this review, I risk exposing one of SA's best kept secrets. My partner and I did not even budge from the property for two days as we soaked up the sun, finished entire books, braid outdoors and just submitted to the rural surrounds. The experience left us both completely relaxed and rejuvenated and ready to tackle the onslaught of the Christmas Season madness. Beautifully equipped, with every item you will need to make you stay completely comfortable. A home away from home.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have just returned from a fantastic long weekend at Bronze Grove - we stayed at River Indlu and really had a great time. The farm eggs and port that were left for us were a nice touch. It is really quiet and relaxing - and the stars are incredible!

Room Tip: River Indlu has two bedrooms.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

We found the River Ikhaya to be a great little hideaway. The staff (Koos and Marie) were very friendly and really went out of their way to ensure that we saw all that the farm had to offer. Marie's flower arrangements were a very nice touch.

I would recommend the olives. Wish we had gone there is the heat of summer as we may have been forced to have a swim in the river then. You must try the Blue Cow in Barrydale for lunch (you must have dessert), Swellendam has a pretty good supermarket (and the best Checkers I have ever seen) if you want to stock up for the weekend.

The Mystic Tin (dinner) and the Oude Kombuis (breakfast or lunch) are worth the effort in Montague.

Room Tip: The River Ikhaya sleeps 2 and the other one (can't remember the name) sleeps 4
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

What a perfect place! After a warm welcome by Koos and Marie, they showed us the really beautiful River Ikhaya house. The place is romantic and it's decorated very beautifully with an eye for detail. We felt at home and spend some wonderful nights on the terrace. In the morning the cows joined us for breakfast. Bronze Grove is a place to remember and to get back to!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

We had a lovely overnight stay at Ikhaya. The cottage is just perfect, with a lovely setting close to the river and views of the surrounding mountains. The cottage is simply but beautifuly furnished with such nice attention to detail including a small carafe of sherry as a welcome! Its situation is beautifully peaceful but not far from Barrydale, perhaps 3km at most so if you werent in the mood to selfcater, near enough to the restaurants of Barrydale. We just wish we could have spent more time to enjoy some hikes in the area which I'm sure are well worth doing.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

We are so happy to have found this little peace of heaven on a route we so often travel and will definately make this one of our regular stops! Friendly staff lead you thro a valley to a cottage perched on a small hill overlooking a river and the magestic mountain range beyond! The cottage is perfectly equipped and extremely comfortable - lovely stone and rock bath - deep with plenty of hot water! We love sitting on the terrace listening to the wind in the trees and the river rushing by. Perfect stay in every way! We will definately be back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bronze Grove
Address: 2km From R62/R364 Intersection | Tradouw Pass, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Barrydale
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Ranked #4 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Barrydale
Number of rooms: 12

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