Kapteinskloof Guest House  Verified Listing

Piketberg Western Cape South Africa

Excellent Rating: 5.0 / 5
Based on 13 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 24 Dec. 2012

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Full Kitchen
Garden
Oven
Bath towels
Stove
Fridge
Linen
Microwave
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Fireplace
Bedrooms
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
No smoking
Tea and coffee facilities

Kapteinskloof Guest House is situated on a smallholding in the West Coast region, between Piketberg and Velddrif, about 180km north of Cape Town. It is nestled in the beautiful valley of Kapteinskloof and is one of the oldest original Homesteads of this area. In 1988 the playwright Pieter Fourie started to renovate the houses, which date back to 1831. Through his love and passion for old architecture and his dedication to detail he managed to retain the sandveld character of the homestead, which is both simple, yet charming. Tranquility and peacefulness seem to emanate from the whitewashed walls and permeate the surroundings, qualities which we highly appreciate and which we would like to share with you. Enjoy the country lifestyle, go for walks, bring your mountain bike, go for a drive off the beaten track, admire the spring flower, take a swim in our fresh, spring water pool or simply take a good book, find a spot under a tree and let time pass you by.

BONUS: We now offer a portable KolKol wood fired hot tub. For an extra R250 per night you can relax in a lovely hot tub and gaze at the stars. It’s a great experience.

Accommodation is in an original sandveld cottage with the charm and character of the olden days. Furniture is kept simple and uncluttered so as not to distract from the vernacular architecture of the walls and windows. The smell of thatch as you walk in completes the earthy feel. The cottage is self-catering and sleeps 2 - 6 people. It is rented out as one unit to ensure the privacy of guests and is detached from the main house. All cutlery, crockery, towels and linen are provided. Please bring your own swimming towels. Firewood is provided at R50 a bag. Please note that there is no TV or radio in the rooms and no cell phone reception.

Knoppies is a separate room with double bed and en-suite bathroom. Fietjies has a Lounge and bedroom with en-suite bathroom and direct access to kitchen. Dalla is a room with 2 single beds and en-suite bathroom. The kitchen is a cosy place with old Dover stove, fridge, microwave, small oven and hot plates, cutlery and crockery provided. Cool off in our refreshing spring water pool set in a grove of citrus trees. You may bring your pet (or family member), but strictly at prior arrangement only. No chicken killers or cat chasers allowed! Kapteinskloof is a fertile valley at the foot of the Piketberg mountain range. Mostly grown here are oranges, rooibos, buchu and grape vines. After driving through the Swartland in summer it feels like entering an oasis when coming into our valley. Birdlife is rich, and we often see bat-eared foxes, grysbok, porcupines and blue cranes. You can hear the baboons at night, and leopards frequent the area. Kapteinskloof has an abundance of wild flowers in the spring and it is an excellent base for further exploration of the West Coast and Namaqualand flower regions.
No Reception
Pets Welcome by prior arrangement
Cottage 1
Linen Provided
Towels Provided .... NOT swimming towels
Garden
No smoking rooms available
Mountain Views
Mountain Bike Trail nearby

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Extra Info

Property Type Guest House, Pet Friendly
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:30 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots
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Reviews

Johnathan Brandt
24 June 2019

My wife and I wanted a break from the city. This was the perfect spot. We had an entire house to ourselves with a charming wood burning stove that warmed the place perfectly. If you are looking for a romantic and quiet spot, this is the perfect venue.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Bernard Loriol
15 October 2018

Energy and welcome of Melanie. Small details like flowers everywhere. Excellent quality of the wood for the braai.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Max Ruppert
20 August 2018

A beautifully restored historic house, with everything you need. Rustic garden and beautiful surroundings. Relax, relax relax.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Marius Strauss
05 November 2017

Peace an quietness and to go for a walk with your dogs. The flowers outside and inside.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Cobie Roelvert
07 July 2017

This is by far one of my favourite places in the whole Western Cape. Charm, character, peace and quiet, delightful hosts, and lovely gardens and orange groves. Splendid all year round - fires in the winter, pool lounging in the summer.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Philip Prinsloo
02 December 2016

What a lovely surprise to find people who treat our heritage with TLC and then share it with us. We should have stayed longer. Relaxing after a long trip from Namibia, at its best.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Isabelle Ansorge
08 October 2016

We stayed in this gorgeous cottage last weekend. Its excellent value for money and was a really comfortable stay. The swimming pool is just divine! The Kloof is absolutely stunning, especially in the early mornings with the most wonderful aromatic orange blossom smell wherever you go. Kirstin and Marc have decorated the cottage beautifully and its a real home from home! I would say Kapteinskloof is one of the Cape's best secrets!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Paige Potter
16 August 2016

We arrived rather late but the cottage was lit up, with a note on the door to welcome us. We made a fire in the wood fire oven which warmed up the cottage, and had a hot relaxing bath after a long day of travelling. The bedroom and decor was beautiful- a real old dutch style cottage. Unfortunately we had to leave early in the morning and didn't have time to explore the farm, but the cottage itself was a welcome, warm and friendly rest. Rusks and filter coffee in the morning were fantastic!

Superb. 5 out of 5
llse Steenkamp
03 May 2016

Highly recommended! Enjoyed the quiet and tranquility of the setting. The herb garden is a big thumbs up, as well as the greater garden with the beautiful scent of lavender and roses. The fire place with the Dover stove was a winner, the decor is simple but stylish. Our dogs enjoyed it as much as we did. Loved the fact that one can zoom in on each other and not be interrupted by cell phones, TV or radio! Picking lemons and oranges was most enjoyable!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Kim Fischer
22 December 2015

We spent the weekend at Kapteinskloof and were very impressed with the accommodation, friendliness of Kirsten and the family and the spectacular surroundings.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Piketberg Reviews

karel damnpies
10 September 2019

Friendly host and people.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Priscilla Pieterse
09 January 2019

Nature was beautiful. The drive around and through the mountain was breathtaking. We had no network in Piketberg but the lady at the Tourism office provided us with a map which enabled us to get our destination. If it was not for her we would have probably had to drive back home and have reached our destination. Therefore thumbs up and 5 stars to the people of Piketberg.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5