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“Wonderful stay in a cosy guesthouse!”

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Kingfisher Country House
Ranked #13 of 56 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Parys, Free State, South Africa
1 review
“Wonderful stay in a cosy guesthouse!”
Reviewed 17 May 2012

From the first meeting with Sue and Phil it was clear that our stay at Kingfischer would form the basis of an unforgettable holiday. I felt welcomed and at home in the beautifully decorated house, situated in such a beautiful and untamed area. Sue is very knowledgable about the area and makes excellent recommendations! Her breakfasts are truly legendary and never the same two mornings in a row! I still think of those appetising spreads each morning greeting you with the beautiful birds in the background on the verandah!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

the kingfisher lodge has a beautiful setting at the edge of the wilderness national park.
We came for the loerie, and you see them certainly on the balcony of the country house.
Sue and Phil are very warm people and will do anything for you to make you stay memorable.
It is really a paradise here and very peaceful.
Sue is very helpful to make the best of your days (walks,restaurants, birdhides etc. )
She is like a mother who is looking after her family.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mons, Belgium
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We were impressed driving up to the welcoming stone facade and veranda. Each room was large with an en suite bathroom. The country styling of the rooms and lush vegetation is relaxing and cozy. We loved our stay. Breakfast on the veranda with the birds feeding in the big tree in front of us was wonderful. Sue cooks up new treats every morning. But like everyone else said, Sue is an expert tour guide on every subject. She has a map or brochure for everything. She did our dinner booking after a long drive, at the jewel of a restaurant called "The Girls". You will love this place!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Vevey, Switzerland
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed here with a group of 4 friends, and immediately felt at home. Sue and Phil's hospitality, their knowledge and passion of the region made our stay unique. I'd read the reviews about the Kingfisher's breakfasts (that's one of the reasons I booked here!), so I can say the expectations were pretty high when I woke up the first day... Well, I can tell you all none of us were disappointed! Housemade muffins, fruit, fresh bread, delicious pancakes and much much more was all we needed to start the day!

So all in all, clean, friendly, and extremely welcoming place (and people)! I wouldn't even hesitate if I had to go to Wilderness again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

A big thank you to Sue and Phil.

You have a wonderful property the allows guest to get up close and personal with some of best birds in South Africa. Sitting less than 1m away from a Knysna Loerie, feeding a Drongo from your hand really was memorable. You even managed to get my husband interested in birding!

Accommodation is very comfortable and breakfast on the veranda, which includes a delicious quich sets you up for a day exploring the area.

What sets this property apart is the sheer knowledge of the owners. Sue should be an ambassordor for tourism! She helped book a round of golf for husband and seemed to know most of the golf courses in the area.

On the birding front, she introduced us to so many species is the short time we were staying. I could hardly keep up. Sue also advised me of various birding sites in the area which were safe for me to go to on my own and I was not disappointed with her recommendation. Sue also managed to book us into Girls Restaurant on the evening we stayed. Great recommendation.

Thank you for making us so welcome, you are fantastic hosts and deserve all the very positive reviews.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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oxshott
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

Comfortable rooms & wonderful breakfasts on the verandah where you can watch an incredible variety of birds from very close especially the Knysna Loeries.
Sue is a mine of information on the birds which makes it all the more interesting.
Well worth a few nights stopover.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Kingfisher Country House is located at the edge of the forest in the heart of the Wilderness National Park. A lovely place for bird watching as the beautiful Knysna Lourie takes his breakfast right next to you (you'll love it). The accommodation offers 5 guestrooms (all in Laura Ashley style , but very clean and cosy, big and with their own bathrooms). Sue and Phil are the perfect hosts - Sue knows the area very very well and has a wealth of information that provides you with visits suited to your tastes. We stayed there 2 nights - enjoyed the great breakfast and hospitality. Sue is almost like a spare mum - in a very nice way. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to explore the beautiful nature around! We would love to come back sometimes. Perfect for people who love hideaway places without being alone.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kingfisher Country House

Property: Kingfisher Country House
Address: 1030, Dumbleton Road (off Waterside Road) | Wilderness National Park, Wilderness, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kingfisher Country House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A spacious country style guesthouse set in a beautiful rambling garden overlooking Wilderness National Park which is a Ramsar site. Comfortable antique furniture, fresh flowers and romantic log fires in winter create a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Delicious breakfasts (including freshly baked muffins or scones and home made jams)served on the wide, covered veranda. Cosy cottage style en-suite bedrooms have king-size/twin beds, heater, fan, tea/coffee tray and private entrance. Sparkling pool. Prolific bird life, hiking and canoeing along rivers and lakes. Beautiful beaches nearby. Ideal as a base from which to explore our magnificent area. ... more   less 
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