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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Stayed at Zwartberg Lodge in November 2011 on our first visit to South Africa and enjoyed the experience so much that we returned again in January this time with our parents. Again a very unique experience and enjoyed by all. Jan is an excellent host, great cook and a very interesting conversationalist.The little bush pig is just adorable!

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Good value for money with fantastic service and an added bonus, the views. Would strongly recommend as part of anyones tour to Cape Town. We will be using this retreat again in futurem The food and presentation thereof was of high standard and the service was fantastic. Beautiful to have aninals so close to the Basekamp where breakfast and dinner...

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Richmond
Reviewed 20 February 2013

The Good: Fantastic location, Quirky host (you either love him or hate him), Away from it all feel, The Bad: Subpar bed linen (they looked suspect), strange bugs that will bite you - my wife AND the owner of this lodge both got stung by hornets nesting at the gate!!! I was bitten by don't know what (spider?) while sleeping...

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jannharoldbader, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Every review is important to us !! We can never assume that because everything is wonderful, this is how it will remain. Tripadvisor reviews keep us up to date with what our guests think, where we need to improve and what we need to do to remain at the top. Each of our suites is themed and decorated accordingly, even...

Bologna, Italy
Reviewed 14 February 2013

No words to explain the unforgettable experience we had with Jann (the carismatic boss), Indiana (the lazy beatiful little dog) and Celest (the funny young piggy). We really reccomend this lodge, great dinner under the stars and huge breakfast. Hope to come back soon!

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 13 February 2013

What an amazing place to wake up to. Staying here 2 nights has been wonderful. We arrived in the afternoon and enjoyed a great dinner with another couple (it would be 6 pax max at the dinner as there are only 3 chalets). The next day we visited a ostrich farm, the cango caves (go for the adventure tour! make...

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Reviewed 9 February 2013 via mobile

It's a bit of a challenge trying to find the right words to express what a wonderful place this is. We stayed for only one night and as soon as we arrived wished it was longer . Jann is a a superb host, despite there being just us two at the lodge the night we stayed he made us feel...

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Riviere Noire District
Reviewed 7 February 2013

We had a wonderful and relaxing time at Zwartberg view. I would recommend it to all people looking for a quiet and relaxing place within nature. I spend hours listening to the birds and looking at all the small and larger animals on the land (I’m still impressed by the red cricket which was bigger than my hand). On the...

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Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2013

This place was such a great experience through out the whole of my stay. The personal service given from the owner, Jan, was fantastic. There are only three individually designed lodges within the land; where springbok, zebra, blesbok and more roam - including a couple other surprises during dinner and breakfast. The lodges are neatly designed, clean and very comfortable....

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Buckeburg, Germany
Reviewed 3 February 2013

It was a great pleasure for us to stay at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge. We enjoyed the excellent breakfast and excellent lunch which were cooked by the chef himself and served by Amanda in the unique surrounding together with zebras, springboks and the bush-pig. The accomadation is lovely decorated, clean and comfortable. We hopefully will come back!!!Manuela&Jörg / Janaur 2013

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 January 2013

We have stayed in the lodge on 2 January 2013, WE LOVED IT it was the highlight of a 2 week holiday, the food was superb and of very high quality, Jan is an excellent host, the rooms are sparklikg clean. beds are comfy and next time we would like to take on the crocodiles in the cuddel puddel, and...

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jannharoldbader, Owner at Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this wonderful review - and at the same time to every other reviewer who has taken the time to write a review for us ! It is very pleasing to observe that so many people who stay here actually recognise the soul of the place, and do not merely regard us as somewhere they stayed whilst...

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Zwartberg View Mountain Retreat is set in our own private nature reserve 15 minutes from Oudtshoorn and de Rust - our chalets are high up in the hills above a natural amphitheatre where wildlife abounds and the views are spectacular. Our dinners and breakfasts, included in our rate are internationally renowned, our furnishings and fittings very African and very unique. ... more   less 

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Address: Vergelegen Road, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: $141 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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