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Zur alten Mine
Ranked #2 of 15 Graskop B&B and Inns
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
“European Quality and Standards in South Africa...”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Untypical for South Africa, we were mighty surprised to receive the friendliness and quality of what we are used to in Germany / Switzerland / Italy (3 or 4 star hotels). Super friendly hosts, excellent accommodation (in terms of cleanliness, not to mention one of the nicest showers I have had in a long time), great breakfast buffet...we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Zur Alten Mine.
Although it was a short 1 night stay, our hosts, Walli and Rainer, pulled out the stops to ensure that we had a comfortable stay.

He even gave us tips on what we could see and what we should avoid enroute to Kruger National Park (he was spot on with the weather predictions too).

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

Really loved staying at zur alten mine. I definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone and this wonderful guesthouse will definitely see me again! I really love the comfortable and warm, welcome feeling of the log cabins. Going to mis lighting up the hearth fire and lanterns while listening to the sweet music of the night

  • Stayed November 2013
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

This was a very cute place and Walli and Rainer (and their dogs) were great hosts. There are picturesque short walks around the grounds and it is a very short drive to town and Blyde River Canyon. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Lovely accommodation with lots of attention to homely detail. We had a very cosy log cabin with a wood burning fire and great views towards the mountains. The hosts were knowledgeable and friendly. Breakfasts were just right.
Location is perfect for the local sights and only 5 minutes by car into the centre of Graskop.
Yes it can get quite foggy around here, but the sun frequently breaks through and the scenery and views in this area are stunning.
Watch out for big potholes even on the main roads; and beware of the logging trucks which stop for almost nothing!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

What a beautiful place. Relaxing, picturesque. The breakfast in the morning was delicious with the homemade bread rolls. Hosts are very welcoming and helpful. Close to all the main attractions around the Graskop area and Kruger Park.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights and loved the placed from the beginning. We booked the Honeymoon chalet and loved the spaciousness of the chalet. The woodfire helped us through the colder nights but I found it hard to really get it going. The bed was good, the breakfast was one of the best we had during our round-trip especially the choice in meat, cheese and bread is something hard to find in South Africa.

Rainer helped us every morning to plan our day and gave good advise in were to go for dinner and lunch. Rainer knows well what kind of traveller likes what kind of things, he knew very well that we weren't the one who stayed there for a visit to Pilgrim's rest, but rather love the nature and views, unfortunately it was very misty the 2 days of our stay and thus we couldn't do the whole panoramaroute but still there were plenty of things to see.

The only negative point were the kitchen gear, especially the knives. We tried one day to cook for ourselves but when you only got blunt knives it is really hard to cut up your veggies or fruit.

Room Tip: If you are a couple go for the honeymoon chalet. It is very spacious with a nice en-suite bathroom...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Zur alten Mine
Address: R532/R533, Graskop 1270, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Graskop
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Graskop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Zur alten Mine 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the outskirts of Graskop and overlooking the beautiful Mpumalanga escarpment you will find our Guest farm. The name ZUR ALTEN MINE is German and means "to the old mine". In the old days there was a private gold mine on this 10.5 Hectare property. Our guest farm is ideally situated to explore the Panorama Route with its spectacular view sites such as Gods Window, the Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon . ... more   less 
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