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Kingfisher Country House
Ranked #14 of 56 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
South Africa
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42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“My home from home”
Reviewed 14 September 2010

The Kingfisher Country House is a place I need to return to every year at least once, preferably more. It is a place of healing, relaxing, socialising, meeting interesting people and a whole lot more.

I have never been disappointed and each time I discover something new and different. Phil and Sue make every visit special and welcome you like long lost friends. They have a vast knowledge of the area, and the birds and animals that make this B&B so special.

Sue is a walking, talking Garmin who doesn't get you lost.

Thank you again for such a special stay. I'll be back as soon as I can.

Reva

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Woodland, California
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Reviewed 10 September 2010

What a lovely comfortable place to stay. Phil and Sue are wonderfully carring people who take great care of you. They have decorated the rooms in a country style that is very pleasing. The breakfasts were yummy good food. Boy, can Sue ever cook!!!
If you are a birder, this is the place for you. They have bird feeders right next to where you eat breakfast outdoors. Got some great pictures up close! Their cat and dog will keep you company if you are missing yours at home.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bude, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 September 2010

The kingfisher has very friendly and welcoming owners, Sue and Phil, who are both wildlife lovers. The grounds host a wide variety of birdlife and at breakfast the birds come to the feeding station eating out your hands. The house is beautiful and built by Sue and Phil with unique comfy rooms.
This is a must stop for anyone travelling the garden route.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Newquay, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2010

The Kingfisher Country House is a warm and lovely home belonging to owners Phil and Sue who open their arms wide to any weary traveller coming through Wilderness. Complete with scenic views, a house full of character, warm hospitality and rare jewels of wildlife, you feel immediately welcomed, awed and never wish to leave!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Mareil-Marly
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Reviewed 31 August 2010

The setting is lovely with an added bonus of birds (including the beautiful Knysna Loerie)close to the deck outside the bedrooms. The owners are extremely warm and welcoming as well as being a mine of information about the area. There is a huge sitting room full of interesting books and knick knacks with a wood fire if it's cold. Breakfast is amazing, different everyday with home-made muffins to keep you going until evening. There are lots of restaurants close by and it is well situated for visiting the area.

  • Stayed August 2010
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cambridgeshire
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Reviewed 27 May 2010

We have stayed here quite a few times, our previous visit with sister-in-law. She loved the tranquility, as my husband and I do and we are hoping to return this year. Very knowledgeable hosts, Phil & Sue and there is no need to gen up on S. Africa before you arrive as they are both very knowledgeable, especially about the wildlife. Sue loves to talk about her birds who visit at breakfast to be hand fed. They can point you in any direction with an arm full of info to guide you. Our rooms have always been very comfortable, well serviced and furnished.
There are many activities, including a boardwalk around the lagoon. Very good restaurants, we've tried them all. We love Kingfisher Country House, away from the madding crowd, a true haven.J & J Precious & M Lancaster

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with family
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Wiltshire
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Reviewed 22 April 2010

This was one of the loveliest places we stayed at, during our 7-week tour. Our room was gorgeous, Sue and Phil, the owners were very welcoming and produced the best breakfasts we had ever had, including wonderful home-made muffins. Outside our room was a huge balcony where we took breakfast, with exotic birds feeding right next to us from dishes suspended in a tree. Sue spent hours helping us to arrange things, telling us of places to go etc. She filled our diary for us and we soon realised that our 4-night stay wasn't long enough. Lovely people in a lovely place.

Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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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 #14 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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