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Garden Family Suite (Milking-shed)  From R2930 /night

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Sleeps 4 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Located in a converted milking shed, this garden suite contains ... a room with a king-size bed or twin beds and a lounge area with a fireplace. There is a 2nd room with 2 single beds. The bathroom has a Victorian bath and a shower. The suite has a verandah.

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

Bedroom 1

1 King, 2 Single

From R2930 /night

 

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Garden Room (Weaving shed 6) Smaller  From R2750 /night

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Located in a converted weaving shed, this room has a ... king-size bed or twin beds, a lounge area with a fireplace, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The room has a verandah with magnificent views.

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

Bedroom 1

1 King

From R2750 /night

 

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Standard Room (Creamery 5)  From R1630 /night

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Sleeps 3 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Located in a converted creamery adjacent to the main thouse ... this room has a king-size bed or twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, and a lounge area with a sofa bed and a fireplace. The room opens onto a patio.

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

Bedroom 1

1 King, 1 Sofa bed

From R1630 /night

 

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Garden Room (Weaving Shed 7) Larger  From R2750 /night

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Sleeps 3 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Located in a converted weaving shed, this room has a ... king-size bed or twin beds, a lounge area with a fireplace, and an en-suite bathroom with a Victorian bath and shower combo. There is a small alcove room with a single bed. The room has a verandah.

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

Bedroom 1

1 King, 1 Single

From R2750 /night

 

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Standard Queen Room  From R1630 /night

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Located in the main house this room contains a queen-size ... bed, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The room opens onto a patio with outdoor furniture.

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

Bedroom 1

1 Queen

From R1630 /night

 

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Standard Twin Room  From R1630 /night

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom.

Located in the main house this room contains twin beds, ... and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower combo. The room opens onto a patio with outdoor furniture.

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

Bedroom 1

2 Twin bed

From R1630 /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.

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Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge
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Cancellation Policy Moderate
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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

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Anonymous
25 April 2022

Nature and tranquility.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Francois Bezuidenhout
19 April 2022

We were all pleasantly surprised on how beautiful the area around Calitzdorp are especially where we stayed at Matjiesvlei Cottages. There are three wine cellars with great restaurants which makes it worth your while to visit.

Superb. 5 out of 5
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