RETREAT AT GROENFONTEIN
The Retreat is an old Victorian farmhouse in the lovely Groenfontein Valley conservancy, bordering on the 129.000ha Swartberg Nature Reserve, now a world heritage site, and situated 20kms northeast of Calitzdorp on a scenic, winding gravel road, 59kms northwest of Oudtshoorn, and 38kms southwest of the Cango caves, both half gravel, just off the magical Route 62.
This lovely home has 4 luxury suites in two garden annexes with spectacular views of the mountains, king-size beds which can be made up as twins, sitting-areas by a fireplace, 3 with Victorian bath and shower, the smaller with only shower, the 2 larger and newer with an extra room with 2 single beds. We also have 4 comfortable standard en-suite bedrooms with French doors leading onto a patio in the main house, where the lounge and dining room - each with a fireplace - lead onto the verandah overlooking the sweeping gardens and majestic Swartberg.
Enjoy peaceful walks along the charming lanes of the Groenfontein valley, climb into the foothills of the Swartberg, or simply relax by the pool and let the peace and silence soak into your soul. German, French, Swedish and Italian spoken. Children welcome.
Winner of the AA Accommodation Award 3 times running 2003-2005 and are now in the Hall of Fame 2006, 2007 and 2008.