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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The hosts Norma and Norman (yes how funny is that!) are fantastic. Breakfasts were yummy- fresh fruit including raspberries and blackberries, yoghurts and cereals. Then your choice of eggs and the standard full English breakfast, but with an extra eg. Hotcakes and mascarpone. Lovely informal garden with a peaceful stream running through it. The house is stunning, traditional wooden floors....

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Service was great, breakfast beautifully prepared! Hostess was very accommodating to our unusual request. Rooms were beautifully cleaned every day! Room had a fire place, heaters. Beautiful garden with lots of bird feeders to attract the local birds which was a treat!

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Staying at Thistledown is consistently fantastic. Norma and Norman are attentive hosts, room are clean and comfortable and food is excellent. The rates are very good and while located a bit of of town, it really is a perfect choice if you're in need of accommodation in the vicinity.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I was the only guest at Thistledown on a Monday night. I arrived in the dark but was greeted by Norma who had already sent me the code for the entrance gate. What a gem this place is! I cannot find a single flaw. My room had a fire ready for lighting as well as a heater and a warm...

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Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Our stay was for 5 nights and we thoroughly enjoyed it. An ideal base for anyone cycling, walking or just relaxing as the surrounding are beautiful. The evenings are very relaxing with an open fire and delicious 5 star food provided by the hosts. The rooms are quaint and comfortable. It doesn't have WiFi or DSTV but we were quite...

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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Comfortable beds, really good food and generous hosts all come together wonderfully at Thistledown to make for a lovely place to stay. We've visited numerous times over the last few years and it is always consistently just right. Located 15 mins drive from Howick, this is a great option for interesting day trips to explore the midlands or just enjoy...

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JHB
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Very restful. Wonderful 2 day stay. Outstanding food! Norma and Norman are excellent hosts. The food is fantastic. Loved the ambiance. Enjoyed the sights in nearby vicinity. The crane conservation centre is well worth a visit. Khyber pass - very beautiful scenery.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 March 2015

What a beautiful, sereen setting: wonderful garden, birds in the air. Norma is a great host. There was a misunderstanding about our booking including dinner. But no problem, according to Norma, she would 'put something together'. And that 'something' turned out to be a delicious 3 course dinner. What a great cook she is! Unfortunately we only stayed here one...

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2015

Thistledown is very off the beaten track, but so worth finding. So relaxing and tranquil, we loved our stay here. Breakfast was great, but dinner.....wow!! If you stay here you must book for dinner, I have never tasted steak like the one we had here, in fact all the food we had was divine. Very nice owners and a lovely...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We spent 4 fabulous nights at Thistledown and came away relaxed and have fallen back in love with Africa! Situated in the beautiful Karkloof Valley and minutes away from the Midlands Meander - words cannot describe the beauty - you have to experience it for yourself. Dinner is optional and we highly recommend pre-booking all your dinners with Norma -...

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Address: Colbourne Farm Road, Howick 3290, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Howick
Number of rooms: 5
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“There's a bigger room with a four poster bed that's worth requesting.”
 of 5 bubbles nickcro67, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the room on outside verandah. Peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles reidJhb, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Double bed room at the end of the veranda the best.”
 of 5 bubbles nigelj687, 12 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The en-suites are open to the bedroom so only share with very good friends”
 of 5 bubbles petiteoiseau, 23 Apr 2014 | Read review
“It all depends on the type of bed your require and whether you have to have shower/bath. You are out in the country and it is very quiet. At least 2 of the rooms have windows onto the verandah which surrounds 2 sides of the house..”
 of 5 bubbles GogoHeather, 27 Mar 2014 | Read review
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