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Kersefontein Guest Farm

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Don't go expecting polished perfection, this is a real farm with serious charm. You never know what you're going to get - it could be quiet with just you and Julian, or maybe 50 film crew and a bar full of rowdy Afrikaners. I've never met anyone who didn't enjoy the experience though - totally unique.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Cast aside any expectations and you'll have an experience that will stay with you forever. Does it have wifi? I didn't ask. Did my bed get turned down? I don't remember and don't care. Does it compare to any other luxury getaway you've experienced? No. You can't compare it. With apologies to Lewis Carroll, 'Would you like an adventure now,...

2Thank _derekcraig7
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

From the moment you speak to owner Julian Melck for your booking to the time of your departure you are thrown into a wonderful world of historical Cape Dutch history and farming eloquently explained at length in detail by this passionate custodian of the family farm. Over 300 years old this working farm comes to life and appreciation as you...

Thank Wildpeacock1
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We decided on Friday afternoon to leave Cape Town central to visit the flowers on the West Coast...spontaneous...no luggage..as we had noticed the flowers are particularly spectacular this year. We arrived in Darling for lunch, had lunch and took out our phones to Google.."accommodation in the area" Hopefield came up as an option as neither of us had ever stayed...

1Thank travellingnomad11
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Yet another trip to this magical place and the great hospitality of the owner. I saw that someone recently commented that there are a lot of better places for the money to go to especially as this place isn't exactly 5*. Unfortunately they have completely missed the point. This is a working farm that has been in the same family...

2Thank Flyer1960
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 7 December 2015

We learned more about farming during our stay here than on any other farm stay before. Julian melck, the owner likes to share stories and knowledge. Our daughter found a almost dying runt of the litter pig and Julian was so kind to let her take the piglet home and bottle feed her for 2 months. We agreed to bring,...

1Thank onnostaal
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 May 2015

The farm has so much potential, however, it was incredibly disheartening and disappointing to see the state of the accommodation. The room was damp, with wet carpets and paint peeling off the walls. The bath was filled with grime. The curtains were breaking and the patio door was swollen from the rain and didn't open properly. There were cobwebs everywhere...

1Thank capetownlove7
Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 12 April 2015

From the time that we arrived at Kersefontein for our 2-night stay, and were greeted by Julian, we knew that this would be no ordinary weekend, and what an amazing experience, with the dinners being the highlight - I'm sure that his forefathers would be smiling down approvingly as the traditions are upheld. We don't have small children, but the...

2Thank Estelle_C1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights in February. It really is a very special place with a working farm, which you can explore, and very comfortable accommodation. Julian is a very attentive host and happily shares his beautiful historic property with his guests.

1Thank anthony w
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 29 March 2015

This guest house is unique. The host is a fascinating man, who made our stay very memorable. The enormous rooms are all beautifully furnished and give you a sense of what it must have been like to visit in the old days, but with the modern conveniences. The pub is a treasure trove for those interested in aviation ( and...

1Thank JamesM007

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Address: Hopefield, West Coast National Park 7355, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > West Coast National Park > Hopefield
Number of rooms: 14
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“Just pick one.”
_derekcraig7, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Every room is unique and great.”
JamesM007, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Victorian and the African rooms, just across the yard from the main house- both well appointed and supplied with mosquito nets. The cost per person for the room was about 600 rand. Dinner cost 245 rand per person. Go for dinner B and B rather than try to find anywhere else to eat. Its an experience not to miss”
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340carolinej, 11 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We stayed at the Cottage which was perfect for a large family”
Shirley_M_Zacks, 26 Jul 2014 | Read review
“They are all good. Some more interesting than others.......... Family sharing should choose the Victorian rooms, they have shared living room and kitchen. African rooms are great for sunset veranda views. A new experience will be available soon.....”
SeanR618, 4 Jul 2014 | Read review
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