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“Basic but well equipped cottage in perfect setting”
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Very good
8 reviews
Cosy lounge
Forest Lodge Entrance door
Comfy bedrooms with wooden features
Forest Lodge on edge of nature reserve
Bathroom with wooden features
outside shower with mountain view
Traditional old farmhouse
Large open fireplace in equipped kitchen
Magical views
Awesome trails
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Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Heidelberg, Western Cape

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Very good - based on 8 reviews
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Chris B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Basic but well equipped cottage in perfect setting”
Reviewed 4 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Location is perfect for mountain biking on the extensive Grootvadersbosch Conservancy network of trails - and Aileen & Walter are available to offer advise on which trails to explore based on your level of expertise/fitness. The three bedroom cottage is basic but well equipped & clean with a stunning outdoor shower. Perfect for a family. We will definitely return to further explore the amazing single track !!

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Jan 2017
Thanks, Chris. We'd love to show you more of the single track. There will be more to ride soon and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Knud L
1 review
“Excellent house in beautiful nature.”
Reviewed 3 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

A quiet place very close to Grootvadersbosch nature reserve. The house is very well equipped and the rooms are large with fine view. Terrasse and view from the same are rather fantastiq. The place is very suitable for long walks in the reserve. The garden is full of beautiful birds passing by all the time.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Jan 2017
Thanks, knud. Hope you will come back for some more exploring. Was great to meet you and your colleagues
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Ingrid T
2 reviews
“Great hideaway”
Reviewed 3 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

What a fabulous spot to get away from city life. Nice and rustic accommodation, keeping life simple but with all the basic necessities. Gorgeous mountain view and THE most superb outdoor shower ever! Close to the Nature Reserve walking Trails and GVB Conservancy MTB trails provides activities for the whole family.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Jan 2017
Thank you, Ingrid, you are welcome back anytime to explore the trails.
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KyleWalbe...
Caoe Town
1 review
“What a beautiful place...”
Reviewed 19 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Myself and a number of friends had the most fantastic weekend away over a long weekend in April at this beautiful spot.

Nestled away in the most fantastic valley, just a short walk away from the nature reserve, with so much to do in the area.

A highly recommended trip for any one able to get to the area.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 May 2016
Thanks for the visit and so glad that you had a good stay
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TheaNicol...
Cape Town, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Little Forest Cottage with access to giant redwoods and secret rivers”
Reviewed 4 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

What a beautiful place I had the privilege of staying at with friends for three nights. Big kitchen fire, outdoor shower under the stars, comfy beds- all right next door to one of South Africa's most beautiful nature reserves. Grootvadersbosch is home to exotic century old redwoods, and some of the most extensive birdlife I have seen in a long time. We spent an entire day lazing in the nature reserve pools, and every evening with honey from Honeywood farm next door, and a spot of Tullamore Dew whiskey to warm the heart. I'd recommend it if it wasn't for how jealous I'd be that someone else would get to stay there other than me! :P

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Apr 2016
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back again soon.
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Marcus_Ro...
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
“little haven only 3 hours from Cape Town”
Reviewed 1 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

I spent 3 nights with my friends at this cozy cottage, at the edge of the reserve. Though renovated, you can still imagine how it must have felt like to live 300years ago. The big fireside and outdoor shower with views on the mountains made this place really unique. Highlights: Hike through the redwood forest to a private canyon with waterfalls and natural pools!

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Apr 2016
Thanks, was lovely to meet you. Come back and stay again.
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