The Retreat at Groenfontein  Verified Listing

Excellent Rating: 4.5 / 5
Based on 2 verified guest reviews

About the Host

Member since: 11 Dec. 2008

Enter your stay dates to view prices

Check-In Check-Out
Best Price Guarantee
You have the lowest rate available.

Garden Family Suite (Milking-shed)  From R2660 /night

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Sleeps 4 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Garden suite consisting of a room with a king-sized or ... twin beds, and lounge area with fireplace. An extra bedroom with 2 single beds. Shared bathroom with Victorian bath & shower and separate toilet. Private verandah with magnificent mountain view.

Rate Basis: Half board (breakfast and evening meal included)

Bedroom 1

1 King, 2 Twin bed

From R2660 /night

 

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Garden Room (Weaving shed 6) Smaller  From R2510 /night

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Situated in converted weaving shed. King-size or twin beds, ... En-suite bathroom with shower. Sitting area with fireplace. Verandah with magnificent views of Swartberg mountains.

Rate Basis: Half board (breakfast and evening meal included)

Bedroom 1

1 King

From R2510 /night

 

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Standard Room (Creamery 5)  From R1495 /night

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Sleeps 3 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Converted Creamery adjacent to main house. King-size/twin with en-suite bathroom ... with shower. Cozy fireplace. Opens onto patio.

Rate Basis: Half board (breakfast and evening meal included)

Bedroom 1

1 King

From R1495 /night

 

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Garden Room (Weaving Shed 7) Larger  From R2510 /night

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Sleeps 3 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Situated in converted weaving shed. King-size or twin beds with ... en-suite Victorian bath and shower. Sitting area with fireplace. Small study/alcove room with 3rd bed. Verandah with magnificent views of Swartberg mountains.

Rate Basis: Half board (breakfast and evening meal included)

Bedroom 1

1 King, 1 Single

From R2510 /night

 

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Standard Queen Room  From R1495 /night

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Standard Rooms with queen/twin beds, situated in the main house. ... En-suite bathroom with shower. Room opens onto patio. No mountain view.

Rate Basis: Half board (breakfast and evening meal included)

Bedroom 1

1 Queen

From R1495 /night

 

Good Breakfast and evening meal included
Garden
Breakfast included
Bath towels
Patio
Linen
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Fireplace
Dining Area
Balcony
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
Hairdryer
Serviced Daily

Welcome to The Retreat at Groenfontein,

The Retreat is a Victorian farmhouse set in 560ha of the beautiful Groenfontein Valley Conservancy, bordering on the 129 000ha Swartberg Nature Reserve. The house, filled with yellow-wood and mellow Oregon pine, has a lounge and dining room – each with its own ceramic fireplace to keep them cosy on chilly winter evenings – leading onto a wide verandah, overlooking the sweeping gardens and majestic Swartberg mountains.

The meals at Groenfontein have a health emphasis, vegetarians are welcome and we cater for problem diets. Our Guests can enjoy Karoo lamb dishes and local Cape specialties. Meals are served under the stars on the verandah in the summer or in the beautiful dining room, with a crackling fire, during the cold winter evenings.

The Retreat has a full liquor licence and carries a selection of fine wines of the region.

There are two suites and two garden rooms away from the house with breathtaking views of the mountains from their private terraces, and 4 comfortable en-suite bedrooms in the main house, with French doors opening onto a patio.

Here, there is no cellphone reception so the tranquility is unbroken by loud conversations that command attention. Likewise, there are no TV sets blaring forth from guest rooms to disturb the peace (we do have TV in the main lounge, mainly to entertain young children with suitable DVDs while their parents are enjoying dinner). We operate on solar power plus generator backup, so no inconvenient power-outs! It does mean there are no fridges or kettles in the rooms but we supply ice, cold drinks, tea and coffee on request. It also means that we have limited cooling systems – ceiling-fans only in the 4 garden rooms, but our ‘micro-climate’ and location in the mountains produces a prevailing coolth by late evening which makes sleeping comfortable – and windows can be thrown wide open because we have no mosquitoes.

We are pet friendly and love our own well–behaved, disciplined dogs!

Enjoy energetic hill walks or mountain biking in the clear air – or lazy summer afternoons cooling off in the shady, secluded rock pools that sparkle like jewels along the length of the tree-fringed river – or simply stroll along the peaceful, winding lanes of the Groenfontein Valley.

Map

Extra Info

Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
For more info Contact Host

Reviews

Ian Lorimer
31 October 2021

We really loved this place. Beautiful accommodation with amazing views of the mountains; very friendly and helpful staff; a very tranquil atmosphere; lovely hikes and a dam and rock pools to swim in; lovely breakfasts and suppers - one couldn’t ask for more. We enjoyed being in our very peaceful room away from the main house, but really enjoyed having the meals together with the other guests as we got to meet many wonderful people.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jacky Searle
30 September 2021

We had a fabulous night at "The Retreat", and will happily go back and stay longer.
The house, the surroundings and the trails are lovely and well maintained. The feel is "old school' and personal. Highly recommended.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

Start your review of The Retreat at Groenfontein

Our Promise

Excellent & Prompt Service

Only Quality, Verified Listings

No Booking Fees. Save Money

All Bookings are Secure

Quick & Easy Payment Options

SSL Visa MC EFT

Extra Features

Instant Booking Confirmation

Best Price Guaranteed


About the Host

Member since: 11 Dec. 2008

Check-In Check-Out
Excellent Rating: 4.5 / 5
Based on 2 verified guest reviews

Our Promise

Excellent & Prompt Service

Only Quality, Verified Listings

No Booking Fees. Save Money

All Bookings are Secure

Quick & Easy Payment Options


Extra Features

Instant Booking Confirmation

Best Price Guaranteed


About the Host

Member since: 11 Dec. 2008

Calitzdorp Reviews

Engela Harmse
06 June 2021

Art Galleries, Fig Farm - the best trip, Show room Ghost walk Morning Market, Museum, Eating places.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5