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62 Granite Close Exterior
Deluxe Studio Bedroom
Deluxe Studio X/L Double bed
Deluxe Studio Kitchenette
Deluxe Studio her Bathroom
Deluxe Studio his Bathroom
Deluxe Studio Patio with sea views
Superior Apartment open plan Lounge
Superior Apartment Kitchen
Superior Apartment Bedroom
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Superior Patio view
Studio Apartment open plan room
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Luxury Apartment Lounge
Luxury Apartment kitchen & open plan lounge
Luxury Apartment Kitchen
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Somerset West, Western Cape

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DanO68
Somerset West, South Africa
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“Excellent! 5-star luxury accommodation in a beautiful estate. And at a very reasonable price!”
Reviewed 17 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

My wife and I spent a 2-week holiday in Somerset West, basing ourselves at the Vrede Self Catering on the Boskloof Eco-Estate. We had an amazing stay and agree that it is one of the nicest places we’ve ever stayed – absolutely no complaints! We didn’t want to leave. The setting is excellent, about a 5-min drive out of the town, situated in a tranquil, expansive, bush (fynbos) covered estate, nestled into some forested hills and complete with its own small lake. The views over False Bay, especially at sunset, are truly spectacular. On clear days you can see right across the bay to the Cape of Good Hope. The estate offers kilometers of well-maintained trails for walking and running, or you can go for a swim or canoe in the lake. The estate is very safe and secure with 24-hour manned gate and a big fence around the entire estate.

We stayed in the Deluxe Unit, a very roomy 1-bedroom apartment, and as the name implies, it is deluxe with high quality workmanship, furnishings and fittings. They spared no expense on ensuring a quality apartment. The apartment is airy and bright with lots of windows, a full kitchen, dining, and lounge area, all open plan, plus a laundry room with washer and dryer. There are big TVs with DSTV in both the lounge and bedroom. The outdoor veranda is an excellent spot to watch the sunset over the south Atlantic. The free Wifi connection was a huge bonus and was one of the reasons we chose this place.

The hostess/owner, Maggie, was wonderful and she looked after us very well. She was very helpful with our many enquiries and was very attentive to service, even ensuring there was food in our fridge for our late night arrival. We couldn’t have had a better stay. I can’t recommend this establishment highly enough – as I mentioned before, one of the best places we’ve ever stayed. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to all other travelers.

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Liked best: Walking the trails, watching the sunset, Wifi connection
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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herman99
Centurion, South Africa
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“"The best home away from home"”
Reviewed 14 November 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Sometimes people go the extra mile, Maggie the owner goes much further than that. She is genuinely concerned about your well being, check if you have arrived safely and nothing is too much! Wish there were more establishments and people like her. The accommodation is excellent and high quality and excellently priced (value for money)

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Liked best: The room and the.......... views
Liked least: Everything ok
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Mpho M
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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“Vrede Self Catering is classy with an awesome view of Somerset West”
Reviewed 14 November 2012 for a stay in May 2012

Because we arrived late, the host ensured that we reached our destination safely by calling us and giving us directions to her place and theapartment allocated to us. The next morning we received a very warm welcome by the host - friendly and a people's person, suitable for this kind of business.

Boskloof Estate is a real luxury area with exclusive properties. The environment is secured with boom gate and security guards 24/7, we felt so secured and safe from the estate entrance.
The property location is superb, the property itself - Vrede Self Catering is very classy with a breath taking view of Somerset West from a high point. Beautiful view of the town at dawn and sunset, viewed from the apartment window.

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Liked best: The property and its location with a beautiful view of Somerset West from a higher point
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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neil b
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Tranquill five star accomodation”
Reviewed 25 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Fantastic place to stay on business or pleasure short drive from the airpport situated within the Cape Vineyards and close to many lovely beaches, the accomodation and service are five star.

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Liked best: The tranquility of the place so relaxing
Liked least: I had to leave
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Kawshar
Mauritius
1 review
“Awesome place to relax”
Reviewed 18 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012

Very nice place with all luxuries. The landlady is very helpful and a charming person. will surely go again

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Liked best: The warm welcome from the hostess
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Cindy R
Brisbane, Australia
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“Gorgeous accomodation in a beautiful Eco-Estate”
Reviewed 18 March 2012 for a stay in March 2012

I stayed at Vredeselfcatering overnight with a friend when visiting South Africa on holidays from Australia.
What a brilliant place! No expense has been spared in presenting absolutely top-notch accomodation facilities - impeccable.
The Boskloof Eco-Estate on which the B&B is located is peaceful, unspoilt and showcases the unique Fynbos vegetation.
A wonderful reprieve from the busy city, and yet so close and convenient to many fabulous wineries, beaches and restaurants.
Maggie is a fabulous hostess, and you will want for nothing during your stay.
I would highly recomment this B&B to anyone looking for a special stay at very reasonable rates with a five-star feeling.

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Liked best: The quality of the accomodation - everything is very upmarket and tasteful
Liked least: Honestly loved the place - cannot think of anything
Travelling group: With Friends
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Reviewed 27 October 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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