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“Eccentric but great fun!”
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Montana Guest Farm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Eccentric but great fun!”
Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

Having passed through a lot of hotels on this trip through South Africa, I know that there are only a few I will still remember ten years from now, and Montana is definitely one of them. The German owners, as previous reviewers have mentioned, are absolute characters. Very funny, gregarious and endearing. I had booked my stay on a whim the day before, and was a bit travel weary so didn't really have high (or any) expectations. It ended up turning into one of my most memorable evenings, spending most of the night eating and drinking with the owners and another German guest. We all had a fantastic evening talking travel, politics, and language (with the conversation switching from English, to French, German and back to English again!). There are few places that I have visited that have been so spontaneous and fun, and I think that it is largely down to the energy and good humour of the owners. The accommodation itself was very spacious, and the grounds are absolutely spectacular. The following day was one of the best of the trip, and this was largely due to the advice I was given over dinner on where to go, where to eat etc. They even helped me to organise a very last minute horseriding trip. This is quite simply a fantastic place for people who like to meet new people and talk the night away in a stunning setting.

Stayed December 2013
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Zug, Switzerland
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We dropped by quite by coincidence and got the most beautiful room you could imagine (cactus room). The staff was very attentive and friendly - we immediately felt at home. The owner of the place unites all guests for a family-style dinner in the evenings, starting with a glass of sparkling wine. He really cares for his guests and he loves welcoming people from around the world. Apart from the fact that the place is simply spotless and very well looked after, it is the host's warm and welcoming presence which makes this place remarkable and simply the place to go. We had a wonderful time and would recommend it to anybody.

Room Tip: The cactus lodge is very beautiful - you even get a whirlpool in your own room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

As soon as we arrived on a very hot day we mere met with a cool beer and quickly shown our luxury villas. Wolfgang and Dagmar were superb hosts with such a good sense of humour. Loved the outdoor dining, the chef who cooked our meal, the other guests who were all German, but spoke English in our company. Will definitely go back.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights last month and what a lovely time I had. The German owners are real characters and make you most welcome. As a lone traveller, I was pleasantly surprised at the communal dining table in the evenings - quite fun trying to recall my schoolboy German. The 'welcome drink' each evening was most welcome too and I felt genuinely at home. Food choice was limited but absolutely excellent - Ostrich one evening and Eland the other.

Room (suite) was spacious and spotlessly clean and the small swimming pool very welcome in the heat. Overall a delightful stay - highly recommended especially if you speak a little German!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

Fantastic service from the characterful hosts. Our agent had made a mistake with the booking but it was sorted out by the owners. Fantastic Ostrich dinner under the stars at the communal table. Facilities and accommodation great. Would definitely recommend it.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

A great guest house with great hosts !
The guest house is out in the little Karoo and definitely off the beaten track! The accommodation is fabulous and there are 2 swimming pools.
Dinner can be served at the guest house and is on a communal table - good fun but if you prefer dinner is available in town and your hosts have plenty of ideas.
The Kango caves were well worth a visit nearby and the drive across to Prince Albert an adventure !

Room Tip: All rooms were suites and great facilities.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

This is a good quality Guest Farm and the accommodation one of the best we stayed in.
The proprieters are of German origin and all the other guests were German which made conversation a little difficult as we did not speak German. The chef was a Zulu and we were offered a selection of different meats like ostrich etc. (The chef was the the low point of the stay because he was a man with 'attitude' ) and the food was in comparison with the other places we stayed - poor... Although the hosts were welcoming - they preferred to concentrate on their German guests and it was the only place that did not offer a cooked breakfast. The room boasted a jacoussie but it did not operate. Good views - pleasant - better if you are a German speaker...

Room Tip: Woolfgang and Dagmar should consider employing another chef. He is far too macho and som ewhat scary...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Montana Guest Farm
Address: | Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
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Ranked #18 of 46 Speciality Lodging in Oudtshoorn
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Number of rooms: 9
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