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“Fabulous stay off the beaten track”

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Rouxwil Country House
Ranked #1 of 11 Caledon B&B and Inns
London
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“Fabulous stay off the beaten track”
Reviewed 26 September 2012

Superb luxurious rooms with equally luxurious bathroom. Sitting outside on the veranda watching the impala, zebra and gazelles grazing. We were made so welcome and the evening meal we a definite way to finish the day. Breakfast was a choice of homemade goodies and set us up for the day. Great tour of the farm and introduction to the running of a sheep rearing.
Close enough to tourist locations that were easy to drive to. Definitely stay again at this Bed and Breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

We only stayed here one night, which was not enough. The owners were so nice and helpful but gave us our space as well, and O'nel is such a great cook that she made one of the best meals we had while in the country. Our room was big and comfortable, with a king bed and a very large bathroom. The rooms are separate from the main house, and we happened to be the only guests that night because it was off season, so we had the whole place to ourselves to enjoy sundowners outside overlooking the beautiful hills at sunset. Bottom line: a great place to relax, outstanding service, and a highlight on our trip. All the good reviews were right, this is the best place to stay in the whole area. Thanks O'nel and Thys!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

Beautiful farm, beautiful landscape, beautiful country home. But more than that, our hosts Thys and O'nel were very warm, welcoming, entertaining, funny,....!!! The delicious home-cooked dinner/barbecue, with all the guests gathered around the long table, sharing the meal and sharing stories, was really something. I LOVE THIS PLACE!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

We met another English couple last year who suggested we should stay at Rouxwil Country House, so we booked a two night stay. We were not disappointed, the rooms are very well equipped and large with great views. It was very enjoyable being in a very peaceful area for a change, with views of the animals from our room. O'Nel and Thys are very good hosts who make you feel like old friends. The dinners are really good, and the idea of everyone eating together makes for a really great evening with much laughter and good conversation.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Farnham
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

This was at least the sixth time that my wife and I have visited Rouxwil Country House and enjoyed the peace and quiet that it has to offer. It is rated as the Best Farm Accommodation in South Africa, which is an award which is definitely deserved. Thys and O'nel have six rooms available, four of which are located in a wonderful area overlooking the surrounding countryside. Both the breakfasts and the evening meals are excellent and on occasions Thys prepares a wonderful braai. The whole atmosphere is very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. All being well we will be returning next year.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

We have stayed here many times and it is truly a fantastic B & B. O'nel could not have been more helpful to us this year, as unfortunately I wasn't very well and she sorted the Doctor etc for me. I can only say that this is a fantastic place to stay, the atmosphere with everyone joining in at mealtimes. The food is exceptional, you would not get better at a top class Restaurant. The wild animals are in the field just outside your terrace, the views are great, but the most important thing is that Thys and O'nel are wonderful and helpful hosts. The only trouble is that they are usually fully booked, as they are so good to everybody.

Room Tip: Book early as there are only 4 suites looking out across the hills.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Gocek
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Last year we visited this country retreat for the first time following a personal recommendation, and we could hardly wait to think of returning again - 'arrive as guests and leave as friends' is a wonderful phrase and one that is fully borne out. This year we had the warmest welcome on our second visit and were delighted to see that nothing had dimmed the warm, generous and energetic style of the owners (Thys and O'nel). Wonderful breakfasts are followed by fantastic dinners shared with other guests around the farmhouse table. In fact we enjoyed our second visit so much that we are returning again for our third visit at the end of our holiday. We defy anybody not to enjoy themselves here! Although the location is in the heart of the countryside with sweeping rural views, it is very convenient to travel from here to Hermanus, Grayton and the Wine areas of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek - that is if you can drag yourself away ......

Room Tip: Choose any one of the four new rooms, they are all equally delightful.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rouxwil Country House
Address: Near turn, Caledon 7230, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Caledon
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Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Caledon
Number of rooms: 4

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