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The Retreat at Groenfontein

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The retreat is a fabulous place to visit. Quiet and remote, but a really sociable place, Marie and Grant are brilliant hosts. Dining together with all the other guests, getting to know new and interesting people over really good home cooked food. Self sufficient in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A really lovely place to stay with super rooms,food and very friendly service The estate had lovely walks , a Great Lake with a dam for swimming,a stream with rock-pools for swimming, and spectacular views of the surrounding hills

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After noisy cities and crowded beaches The Retreat was tranquil and restoring. Good sized rooms with everything you need including comfortable bed. A pretty garden and wonderful meals served with all guests together on the veranda. The secluded valley in the foothills of the mountains...More

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Response from Marie H, Owner at The Retreat at GroenfonteinResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Peter for your kind review! it was a pleasure to meet you both and we're happy that you enjoyed the Retreat, our meals, our trails, the rock-pools and the dam. We hope that if your travels bring you to our part of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A very personal service will definitely try and come again and recommend to anyone who enjoys peace and quiet, beautiful scenery good walking and delicious food. We particularly enjoyed swimming in the dam with swallows flying overhead.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been our second visit to the Retreat. We love the unique setting in a lovely mountainscape, the relaxed atmosphere in the charming house and beautiful garden. Meeting fellow travelers over a glass in the garden and at the table was quite inspiring. The...More

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US$72 - US$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"The cottages are separate and very comfortable but the three rooms inside the house are spacious and also..."
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"family suites, expansive views"
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