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Lausanne, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at the porcupine ridge and we loved the lovelyness of Janet and John. They gave us plenty of information about the surrounding and were very helpful! The room was very clean and spaceful and if you like home-made breakfast with plenty of things to taste it's definitely a place for you.

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Tienen, Belgium
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

the good: -lovely friendly owners, going the extra mile to help you out -decently fitted rooms -nice location, great garden, high tranquility the less good: -owners need to be careful to keep the place well kept, signs of gentle neglect (windows/bathroom fittings)

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Rhoon
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We stayed for one night in this lovely Guest house, enjoying the lovely garden with a lot of birds who come to eat at the various birdfeeders. You can hike to a waterfall in the back of the house and indeed the town of Sabie is close by enjoy the restaurants . But why not just stay around to enjoy... More 

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UK
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

We stayed here for three nights in Feb 2013 and really enjoyed the experience. It was used as a base for touring Blyde River Canyon and the surrounding area and was ideally located for this. The town of Sabie is only a few kilometres away with good restaurants (Wild Fig Tree and Woodsman both recommended). Porcupine Ridge's setting is glorious-a... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

Our two nights at Porcupine Ridge were very pleasant. Our two hosts John and Janet were welcoming and efficient. The rooms were spotless and attention to detail was stunning, toiletries, chocolates, tea, coffee, sherry, rusks, nicely stocked bar fridge with ice cold beer. Our two hosts were able to give us excellent info on where to eat in Sabie and... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

We stayed at the Porcupine Ridge at the beginning of November for two nights. 5 minutes after we arrived there, we already felt at home thanks to the warm welcome of Janet and John. During these two days, our two hosts couldn't care more about there guests and couldn't be more supportive if there occured any problems. For example, another... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

I booked at Porcupine for the 28th and 29th November after seeing some good reviews on this website. The place was easy to find and we were received by John. John was warm and welcoming. It would have been great to know about the 500 to 1000m of gravel road to the guest house. When Janet came back, my wife... More 

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Liverpool
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

We booked a night here after flying to SA, so we could recover from the jetlag and feel fully refreshed when arriving at a sabi sands safari lodge. Easy to find and drive to from Nelspruit, the B&B has wonderful facilities and is in a beautiful location. The owners are very friendly and helpful, as our the 2 labrador dogs... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 28 November 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Porcupine Ridge during a weekend in Sabie. Janet and John were delightful hosts and made us feel right at home. The amenities and ambience were very homely. The location only 4kms from Sabie was easy to find, and gave the sense of been in the bush a long way from civilisation, something I... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

We found Porcupine Ridge Guest House when we needed to pay a fleeting visit to Sabie on an accommodation booking site and were we grateful that we chose to spend our night with John and Janet (as well as Gerge, Grace and Mitzy - there people loving animals!). On arrival we realized that Porcupine Ridge is a wonderful homestead which... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A beautiful four star country house, tucked away in the mountains at the heart of the scenic Panorama Route, yet only 5 minutes from Sabie village and 40 minutes from Kruger National Park. The friendly ambiance invites you to relax and unwind, surrounded by rambling gardens and glorious mountain scenery. Porcupine Ridge has five luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms, a cosy guest lounge, free WiFi and plenty of free safe parking. A delicious English breakfast is served in the dining room or on the large covered view verandas. Hiking, birding and waterfall on the Estate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Porcupine Ridge Guest House

Address: 5 Vanaxe Estate | Hazyview Road, Sabie 1260, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Sabie
Price Range: $116 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Porcupine Ridge Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All are very good and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles robertrS6790BH, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“the 2 superior rooms had garden view”
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 of 5 bubbles pmfreeman, 1 Dec 2012 | Read review
“See if you book a room with a view.. our room had great windows, opening onto a garden, but the views must have been in one of the 5 other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 173FrancisB, 28 Nov 2012 | Read review
“The two front rooms we occupied were beautiful.”
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