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Koo Karoo Guest Lodge

5 Piet Retief Street, Montagu 6720 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Montagu
Spacious en-suite rooms with private entrances. Economy double/twin; queen double and king double. Economy room with tea/coffee facilities, heater/fan and SABC TV, Queen room offers tea/coffee facilities, heater/fan, fridge and SABC TV. King room offers tea/coffee facilities, fridge, microwave, DSTV & modern airconditioning unit and overlooks the garden. Rooms offered on a room only basis so price is affordable! Self Catering Cottage sleeping 4 and Self Catering Apartment sleeping 3 located on the same site. Secluded garden, braai area, gated off road parking and small pool. Free WiFi available in all rooms. Visa & Mastercard accepted. Two self catering facilities with well equipped kitchens and lounge areas with DSTV (75 channels)located on the same site.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Bicycle rental
Golf course
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Heather W wrote a review Apr 2020
Alton, United Kingdom1 contribution
We have stayed at the Koo Karoo regularily for the last nine yearsand realy enjoy it. Shirley is always makes us welcome and is very helpful with suggestions of where to go and making bookings for us. Our room is very comfortable and it is great having air con and wifi. Would highly recommend the Koo Karoo Guest Lodge.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Shirley Trafford, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Responded 20 Apr 2020
Thankyou so much for your wonderful review Heather. It is always a pleasure to see you & Andy and hear about your trips. I hope that you may return in 2021! Wishing you many happy safe travels, Shirley
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BedfordtownUK wrote a review Mar 2020
Bedford, United Kingdom17 contributions17 helpful votes
Just reviewing the places we stayed on our last South African holiday. The review previous to this I titled "OK but not nice enough to return" - this accommodation in contrast I would be very happy to stay in again. The hostess was friendly and helpful, you got the impression she was genuinely happy to help if needed. Accommodation was clean and central to town. I am a fan of Montagu and would be happy to stay here again. Thanks from all of us.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Response from Shirley Trafford, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Thankyou so much for your kind comments. I do try to help all guests on information within the town and it was very easy to help you! I hope you will return one day in the future. Until then I wish you many happy travels!
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Aralya wrote a review Dec 2019
Dale, United Kingdom505 contributions250 helpful votes
We sort of stayed in Montagu to break the journey and Koo Karoo was a great choice for that. We booked a self catering apartment which had a twin and a double bedroom with the bathroom in the middle of them (I mean you can access to it from each bedroom). The bed was comfortable and there was enough space to put up our stuff. The kitchen is small and there’s no table, no real place for eating except the garden furnitures in the patio. The apartment is overlooking a small garden as for the pool, we didn’t use it. A bit cold still. Even if a bit old fashion, the place was comfortable and we had a lovely stay. The location is quite central even if you don’t really venture outside after sunset in South Africa. Shirley, our host, was very welcoming, helpful and did provide us with plenty of informations.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Thankyou for your review Aralya. Yes the cottage dates from 1899 and is olde worlde and difficult to make modern. I opted to put comfortable seating in the lounge with the limited space that was available so that guests can relax after a day traveling and that means it is impossible to fit in table and chairs also. I hope that you enjoyed your stay and that you will return one day! Kind Regards, Shirley
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Leanne C wrote a review Aug 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom48 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed in the 2 bedroom self-catering cottage and found it excellent value for money. One bedroom had a massive (and very comfortable) king size bed and the second room had two singles. There is a Jack and Jill bathroom which has a bath and a separate shower. It was spotlessly clean. The cottage was well equipped and we were warm and cosy with electric blankets and heaters. Kitchen had everything we needed. We found the location very central, but very quiet and peaceful. All in all, a lovely stay in Montagu and Shirley was a very welcoming host. We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Responded 13 Aug 2019
Many thanks Leanne for your positive comments. I am so pleased that all was acceptable for your time here and that you kept warm! I am happy that the tractor trip up the mountain was also successful with perfect views, even if a little cold. I will look forward to welcoming you back when you re-visit South Africa! Warm regards, Shirley
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Helen United Kingdom wrote a review Jun 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed at Koo Karoo in early May. We had a wonderful stay. Lovely clean accommodation with a bed that was so comfortable. Well equipped kitchen and dining area. Shirley could not have be more welcoming and recommended local restaurants and places of interest. Would certainly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Responded 18 Jun 2019
Many thanks for you kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you stay and I hope that you will re-visit one day in the future! Warm regards, Shirley
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Frequently Asked Questions about Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Joubert House (0.2 miles), IBIS Gallery (0.1 miles), and Leidam Bird Sanctuary (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Rambling Rose, 22 Church Street, and Burgundy Gherkin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Koo Karoo Guest Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Montagu.
Is Koo Karoo Guest Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.