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Durbanville, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent a night here last week. the room in which we stayed was spacious and clean with the bed comfortable and the shower great. the towels however, have passed their sell-by date, and the drying up cloth, threadbare and totally unusable as it disintegrated in my hands. the bar-be-que area was not 100% clean with the...

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I'd booked in to Skilpadvlei for the last night of my SA holiday and so wanted it to be as the adverts said - and it so nearly was. Then the niggles started. I'd booked in on a Sunday night and despite the details showing the restaurant as open, it closed at 4pm. Questions about where I could eat just...

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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Tasted 5 different wines and appreciated not being rushed and getting lots of water as we arrived on bicycle and were just overheated. The explanations were informative and we especially liked their rosé.

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Found the place on Booking.com and we're surprised by the lovely room, great views and nice restaurant. The people are warm and friendly. The bathroom had a double shower and Victorian bath and the room (Muscat) was designed to complete our romantic weekend.

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

its a nice landscape but the rest is not really recommendable :-( the winetasting was ok, the room very small and the bathroom smells strange. the restaurant is very bad, we went outside for dinner. the crew is unfriendly.

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were invited to have lunch with a large group of people for a Birthday lunch. Granted the restaurant was rather busy, with a table of over 20 adults there was not a waiter to be seen eventually when a waiter arrived we asked for menus and some additional ice buckets after waiting 20 minutes we went inside and fetched...

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We were a group of business people staying in the bed and breakfast rooms. I stayed in "Sauvignon Blanc". The room really looks tired and dated. I was quite disappointed as I had excellent feedback from colleagues about the venue. I went into one of the other rooms "Mourvede" and could not believe that they were rooms with the same...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 August 2016

What more can a person ask for ?Skilpadsvlei is a beautiful tranquil farm just on the outskirts of Stellies. Ideal setting for a wedding on the lawn. The food was absolutely out of this world. The staff is also very helpful.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We attended a wedding of very close friends at Skilpadvlei, and decided to stay over at the venue as that is what you usually do, for convenience sake (1 point). We had stayed in another place the weekend before, for the same price, 10 min down the road - in comparison, skilpadvlei was such a let down! The rooms smelled...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed two days in the Skilpadvlei during our Stellenbosch wine visit. Overall we've been very disappointed with this stay for multiple reasons; no reception when we arrived, no explanation on how the alarm system worked of the room (neighbors were so kind to explain us on day two) which was annoying us all night with a blue light flashing...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The farm derives its charming name from the legendary colony of turtles that was found on the land in the 1800's. Skilpadvlei has been in the hands of the Joubert family since 1917. Today, fourth generation Willie Joubert upholds the proud family tradition of harnessing therich potential of the land with a dedicated commitment to quality.Skilpadvlei is a fully operational farm with 55 of the 78ha under vineyards, 3ha olive groves and 7ha tomato plantations. Facilities include a farm style restaurant, wedding and conference venues, accommodation and wine tasting.This versatile farm is fast becoming one of the most popular family destinations ... more   less 

Additional Information about Skilpadvlei Wine Farm

Address: 8 km on Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: $98 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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