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The Retreat at Groenfontein


| Excellent 19 reviews

About The Retreat at Groenfontein

About The Retreat at Groenfontein

The rates include dinner, bed and breakfast.Retreat is an old Victorian farmhouse in the lovely Groenfontein Valley conservancy, bordering on the 129.000ha Swartberg World Heritage Site and situated 20kms northeast of Calitzdorp on a scenic, winding gravel road, 59kms northwest of Oudtshoorn, and 48kms southwest of the Cango Caves, on scenic winding gravel roads, just off the magical Route 62. Graded 3 and 4 stars by the TGCSA.This lovely home has four garden rooms in two annexes with magnificent views of the mountains, all with fireplaces, King-size beds, w

Covid Safety Approved: Our property is prepared according to FEDHASA guidelines. Our staff have been trained on Covid19 prepardness, including PPE, hand hygiene, wearing masks, social distancing. We clean our property with all mandatory disenfectants. We are prepared!

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Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 11:00
Reviews: 19 reviews

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The rates includes a 3-course dinner, bed and breakfast.

Guest Reviews

The Retreat at Groenfontein
4.5 out of 5 stars - 19 votes
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ian beere
July 2021
Nothing - the name says it all
bridgid hill
December 2017
Room lovely; food delicious; staff very friendly; surroundings stunning; lovely walks; peacefullness ay its best.
April 2016
Wonderful place and great hosts. Probably one of the best places Ive seen in SA to relax and enjoy some time away from city life.
cecco giovannini, south africa
March 2015
Grant,Marie and Casey were all so welcoming and provided for my wife's gluten free requirements . A first stay away for our dog Jo Jo just added to the wonderful experience . We had the sweet which made it that much more special . The walks are splendid the dam is swimable so much so that we made no use of the pool .The evening dinners with all the guests were delightful we had Germans, Belgians... Read more
mrs bold
September 2014
I would recommend this lodge to everyone - especially visitors from other parts of the world. The setting is in a beautiful, tranquil mountain area which ordinary tourists tend to overlook.Our rooms were warm and cosy and the food and company wonderful.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Tourism Graded
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • French
  • Italian
  • Swedish


  • AA Highly Recommended
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The Retreat at Groenfontein location

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The Retreat at Groenfontein is 15.9km from the centre of Calitzdorp , the nearest airport 91km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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The rates include dinner, bed and breakfast.<br /><br />Retreat is an old Victorian farmhouse in the lovely Groenfontein Valley conservancy,