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“Gem in the Wilderness”

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Moontide Guest House
Ranked #5 of 56 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Gem in the Wilderness”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Awesome facilities,awesome service,awesome views.Great place to recharge the batteries - need definitely more than 2 nights here.Maureen (owner) has used her amazing interior decorating skills to tastefully and uniquely furnish each room. Staff members were more than willing to oblige with crazy requests eg. Jan (friend & handyman) allowed us to view all the rooms and was a wealth of knowledge on things local. Breakfast made even more special with a great view of the river,shared by cheese eating birds,lovable siamese cats and good natured dogs.All the above in addition to Tim (manager) who assisted with our difficult booking request.
Highly recommended guesthouse in a great part of the country.

Room Tip: We looked at all the rooms and anyone is as good as the next. Rooms designed to accommodate singles...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Our room had a very odd smell that we could not figure out all weekend - until, as we were packing our suitcases up we discovered the air freshener plugged into the wall. The smell was really strong and not to our liking, so I'd have to say it impacted my impression. I would definitely give this place another go and have recommended to friends. Lovely deck, good breakfast and Tim!

Tim was great - he made fantastic recommendations and really made sure that we got the most out of our time in Wilderness. (Side note - I had gone back and forth on whether or not to stay in Knysna or Wilderness - so glad I chose Wilderness much more charming than Knysna).

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

My boyfriend and I spent 2 nights there as we were looking for a quiet place to relax and recharge.It was wonderful. We stayed in the treehouse, treetops, and the view from our room was Spectacular. We even had the company of the 2 beautiful cats. Tim, the manager was very friendly and helpful, with providing information about what restaurants to go and try.
The breakfasts were very yummy and overlooking the lake while you ate was so peaceful and tranquil. we will definatley return again

Room Tip: Treetops - up in the tree and the view is special and very quiet
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

This guest house was just perfect for what we wanted. Nestled on the banks of a lovely river and just 4 minutes walk to the beach which was lovely but beware of the rip currents should you venture for a swim.

Hotel is a bird lovers paradise and the hotel Manager Simon was just fantastic at explaining the birds and the main attraction the wild drong's who visit for breakfast and will eat direct from the palm of your hand.

We booked a family room under thatch and it was very special and private.

We booked our holiday through Beverly at Travel Exclusively African and they certainly picked a nice hotel for us to stay and was excellent from start to finish, we just did not spend enough time here.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Paradise Beach, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Moontide with 3 other couples to celebrate our friends birthday. Tim (the Manager) and his staff were extremely helpful, efficient and friendly, and went out of their way to make the birthday celebrations something to remember (including the Champagne Breakfast on the actual birthday!)
The large room was very clean and comfortable and contained everything that we required.
The choice and quality of the breakfasts were exceptional and could be served either in the lovely breakfast room or on the terrace overlooking the Touw River Lagoon.
This is a definite return for us!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Suffolk UK
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

This place fills your heart with all the things that are important in life. The position and scenery are idyllic for relaxation and from the owner through management and staff we were made to feel like it was our home and we were part of the family. A first class breakfast overlooking the lake makes you feel great about life while the service makes you feel regal. A must have experience no matter your experiences to date!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Just over the Touw river on the lagoon lies this beautiful guesthouse. Our stay at Moontide Guest Lodge was very comfortable and enjoyable and easy walking distance to the beach.The staff were very friendly and helpful. An excellent breakfast was served on the terrace overlooking the lagoon. The rooms were spacious and warm. I can most certainly recommend this guest house to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Moontide Guest House
Address: 444 Southside Road | Wilderness, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Moontide Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the banks of the Touw River, in gardens that flow into its tidal waters,Moontide comprises 8 en suite bedrooms each with private patios leading into the luxuriant garden. All rooms are equipped with TV, bar fridge and tea/coffee facilities. Breakfast is served under the 400 yr old Milkwood trees, and the Wilderness beach, renowned for its beauty, is one minute's walk away. Activities include horse riding, traling whale watching, biking and canoeing. Many golf courses nearby.Birder's paradise. ... more   less 
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