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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Bydidam in Citrusdal is a must for any CapeTonian wanting to get away for the week end.
For a tourist passing up the West Coast it is also a must.
The owner is Linda Van Zyl.
We had a group of 18 stay there for last week end and we ad such a ball.
They are situated on a lovely dam overlooking the surrounding mountains really beautiful and the dam gets lit up at night making it really spectacular.
They have the most beautiful well equiped chalets with DSTV all over looking the dam and mountains really nice luxury and very affordable.
The place is superbly run and very well kept and nothing is too much for Linda and her assistants.
They have a very nice pub and lapa with a beautiful in front of it also over looking the dam and Mountains.
Then there is also a fantastic deck on the sdam where the al la carte restaurant is situated. really a treat for all.
The food and liquor prices are all very well priced and reasonable.
The wine list is a little restricted but could change in the future.

Room Tip: Do yourselves a favour try it you will not be sorry. Take your own if want to do self catering which you can. All rooms are excellent and placed well.
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

If you want to relax and just get away from the everyday-stress, then Bydidam is the place to go. We had a fantastic break at this lovely, self-catering cottage, that is situated on a beautiful dam just ourside citrusdal. Linda & Hennie were the perfect hosts and can be very proud of their establishment. The Cottages are very well equipped with everything one needs when away from home. They are spacious, spotless clean and very tastefully decorated. The covered terrace is huge and has a nice dinning table and chairs . What better way to have breakfast overlooking the rippling water of the little lake, listening to the song of various birds sitting on the roof and waiting for some bread crumbs to fall their way. At night little lights are popping up along the dam and tranquility sets in. Thank you Linda & Hennie for providing the location for a perfect get-away and time-out. We WILL be back!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

Linda and Hennie, owners, could not have done more to make our stay an unbelievable experience. The food was excellent, the service second to none and always with a smile, plus superbly equipped and stylish chalets with much needed air con in CItrusdale in January! We will definitely be back. Great for romantic getaway or ideal for kids.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

Popped in for breakfast here and the quality of the service, welcome and food was so good a group of us decided to take down our tents from a local camp site and moved in at Bydidam instead!

The owner managers bent over backwards to make us feel welcome (including opening up the restaurant just for us when they were supposed to be closed).

The rooms (which I think were fitted out in 2010 or 2011 are immaculate and tastefully furnished and have good aircon. (it was 46c outside when we checked in!) My family stayed in their double chalets....incredible value....1000 rand for 2 double rooms (one twin/ one double) both with their own bathrooms (with both bath and showers in each), a large, bright airy kitchen/lounge area. Outside terrace has large teak table and chairs......over looking the dam. And of course a braai/bbq. And free pedalos and canoes for messing around on the water.

The food is a fairly straight forward menu and all the better for it. Proper homemade chips which I have not had for ages and really excellent fillet steak. And breakfast included the tastiest bacon I have had for years (remember how bacon used to taste?). And sorry for any vegetarians reading this! :) Lots of non-meat options too!

But what really set it apart was the staff. They really care and for the owner/managers this is clearly their passion. And it shows.

Thanks! Will definitely be back.

Room Tip: All the chalets numbered 3 and above definitely have the best views.
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

Overall Impression by us was Excellent and 4 stars out of 5. The Standard of Facilities and appeal of Setting with the Hospitality and professionalism of the staff will also get 4 stars out of 5 and the Value for Money i will give 5 stars out of 5.

Thanks Bydidam!!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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