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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2014

This was our return visit to Afton Grove. SInce last visiting in 2007 it would appear nothing has changed apart from the owners. We asked to be moved room due the one we were allocated smelling of cigarettes (despite the no smoking signs) from some inconsiderate previous tennants. Even at 10pm at night it appeared to be no bother to...

Thank Jodie C
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Second stay. No upgrades since 2011...very ol, tiny TV...no Dstv.... bathrooms need upgrading....no aircon. Good service, location, breakfast. Expensive at R1500 per night....better value for money expected

1Thank Bev B
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2014

We spent a week self-catering at Afton Grove in January 2014, for a break in the sun from the English winter. It was so relaxing, and Shirley was extremely helpful and welcoming. She organised a naturalist-guide for a walk up Table Mountain (by the shady "back side" path - highly recommended, but definitely take a guide as it's 4 hours...

Thank David B
San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 10 December 2013

We stayed at Afton Grove for a total of four nights during our recent visit to South Africa. It's well-located for exploring the Cape Peninsula and environs and is superbly run by Chris and Louise who are just a pleasure to get know. They know the area well (especially if you want birding or wildlife viewing advice) and run a...

1Thank PhilAtty
Truro NS Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2013

We stayed here both at the beginning and end of our time on the Western Cape. We travelled with Birding Ecotours who had arranged these stays. Afton Grove is a very friendly birding B&B with wonderful grounds that we also birded... super breakfasts with wonderful pastries, fruit and cooked dishes. Chris is a very knowledgeable birder who you feel totally...

1Thank RALAHall2013
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 22 August 2013

If you are looking for a place to stay in Cape Town, this is it! The owners and staff are warm and friendly and the grounds are beautiful. The rooms are tastefully decorated, spacious and clean. You will feel right at home...

Thank Megan S
San Diego, California
Reviewed 28 June 2013

We brought a group of 27 students and 4 adults from the USA and spent 10 days at Afton Grove. The facilities were beautiful, the service was wonderful and attentive, and Chris and Louise were delightful hosts. Though we were only there for 10 days, Afton Grove came to feel like home by the time we left. A great location!

Thank Peyton B
Wheatley, Canada
Reviewed 26 March 2013

For the fourth time in five years I brought a group of naturalists and birders to stay at Afton Grove in Sep 2012. Chris and Louise continue to set the standard for superb accommodations and service. The facilities food and service were all stellar. If you want a 'home away from home' that is spotless well appointed and well serviced,...

1Thank Tom H
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2012

I stayed here 6 nights off and on in three differrent rooms. The rooms are large, quiet and with good beds and reasonably priced. The hosts are most helpful. pleasant and the breakfast delicious. What more does one need.

Thank Alistair T
Aftongrove, Owner at Afton Grove Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to Afton Grove and for the great review.

Reviewed 5 December 2012

We booked the Afon Grove for our first 4 nights in South Africa for exploring the Cape Town area. It is a lovely spot, set in 2 acres of gardens, The rooms are nice and very spacious with their own fridge which is useful so you can have fresh milk with your tea! Very relaxed and friendly. The owner, Chris,...

Thank rmc12York
Aftongrove, Owner at Afton Grove Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback & king compliments. We value all feedback & reviews and hope to see you back at Afton Grove in the not too distant future.

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy country charm and unique hospitality within the tranquil grounds of Afton Grove Country Retreat. Our comfortable 3 star establishment, set within the heart of the Cape Peninsula, offers guests a choice of either bed & breakfast or self-catering accommodation.Each of our six garden cottage’s (BnB units) comprise of a main room, with a choice of king sized or single beds, an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, honesty bar, complimentary tea/coffee station, TV and free WiFi connectivity. Each cottage has its own private, shaded patio.Breakfast, served in the main house, always assures the freshest fare.Our three self-catering units sleep two to three guests at a time. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchenette along with the same facilities awarded to the garden cottages above.Ideal for both holidaymakers and business travellers alike, Afton Grove Country Retreat acts as the perfect base for those wishing to explore the Cape’s attractions. Picturesque Noordhoek offers its guests a wide variety of entertainment. Enjoy leisurely days on the beach, a picnic at a local wine estate or a meal at the widely esteemed farm village. It’s also the perfect place to enjoy sporting activities such as horse riding, fishing or cycling. Cape Town is home to both the world renown Cape Argus Cycle Tour and the Two Oceans Marathon – our establishment is situated directly on both tour routes! Scenic drives abound from our centralised country haven. The world renowned Chapman’s Peak Drive, with its majestic views and sunsets, is only a few minutes away, as is the sanctuary of Cape Point Nature Reserve.Alternatively, escape the bustle and enjoy a relaxing day on a comfortable lounger next to our swimming pool with its crisp, clean and refreshing water. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Afton Grove Country Retreat

Address: (M 6) Chapman's Peak Road, Noordhoek 7975, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Noordhoek
Price Range: £77 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Afton Grove Country Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Afton Grove Country Retreat Noordhoek, South Africa - Cape Town
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 of 5 bubbles RALAHall2013, 14 Nov 2013 | Read review
“For a longer stay they have self catering facilities in one room, or possibly two.”
 of 5 bubbles TomH690, 26 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Which ever room you choose would be very high quality, although if you liked the sun in the late afternoon, the two cottages at the top of the garden were ideal.”
 of 5 bubbles sulou08, 29 Oct 2012 | Read review
“We stayed in an "efficiency" which was equipped with everything we needed and we were very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 410AndyB, 15 Oct 2012 | Read review
“All rooms were well located- close to quiet dining area and with good views of the beautiful garden.”
 of 5 bubbles NatashaC417, 2 Oct 2012 | Read review
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