Krakeelpoort Herberg Botriver

Krakeelpoort Herberg Botriver

Krakeelpoort Farm Van Der Stell Pass, Botrivier 7185 South Africa
natural lighting and cozy yet beautifully furnished
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Woodfired Pool
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Krakeelpoort Farm Van Der Stell Pass, Botrivier 7185 South Africa
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Dominique G wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed this accommodation and found the owners/managers to be very accommodating and helpful. The house itself is a great design and feels very at one with the incredible nature surrounding you. The hot pool is easy to operate and takes about 5 hours to heat up. The house is off grid so goes without saying that by supporting an eco friendly initiative means you will not have all the luxuries that come with non off grid accommodations such as air conditioning. But this is rather point, one wants to support these types of places more and I have to say I would still call this place a luxury accommodation. We really felt like we were in another world, so much privacy, in the thick of the forrest, quiet and beautiful. At night we could hear the lions from the neighboring park which was amazing! The place is very new! So some minor teething problems (such as they have not yet finished building their outdoor furniture but its on its way!) and in no way would I not reccomend this as a great place to stay.
I would like to add that should you stay here, please leave something that floats in the pool overnight for the little frogs that tend to jump in and then can’t get out. The frogs thank you in advance.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Curiosity08020055612 wrote a review Feb 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a romatic getaway it was, when i got there i felt like I was the first guest the cabins are privately located charming and they even pack the hottub stove sothat you can just light it and enjoy. They also offer pre-lighting services for the winter where they pre-light it before your arrival arranged beforehand. The romantic surpise we ordered was so special you can add this as an extra for your arrival. The cabins are clean smell very nice on arrival and they paid attention to all the small details. We had a lot of nature, we saw a lot of birds, a hare, a little duiker and rock climbers. a few 'bloukop koggelmanders' and it was amazing. I will be back soon...
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: if your looking for romantic i def recommend the romantic surprise, this private spot is one you...
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Esmarie wrote a review Jun 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow, what a privilege was it to be able to stay in both cottages on different occasions. For a romantic getaway Rooiassie was amazing. Loved the woodfired pool, and it is amazing to wake up to the sounds of nature after a good night's sleep. If you value your privacy and need a break from everything, this is the place to be.
As for Witklip, the family cottage...is ideal for a group of friends or family, very comfortable. The boma and woodfired pool was definitely a bonus. Would love to go back there.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooiassie for romantic breakaway and Witklip for family or friends
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MJW wrote a review Oct 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The setting is great. Pine forest. Hot tub. Well designed cottage. All this was overshadowed by unbelievably bad customer service.
1. There is no phone connectivity on tje approach road and the pin takes you beyond the entrance. The signage is small and worn and we missed it and was lost. A kindly neighbour helped us.
2. The gate was padlocked with massive signs about dogs. The same investment on their name would've been appreciated. The padlock is old and work and we struggled for a LONG time to open it. Everything about that approach and gate experience was unwelcoming. Dont havw weak eyesight or a dexterity challenge. You'll be heading home.
3. The character that represented our cottage was unidentifiable. We stopped at every signage to check and compare. It felt as if we were on the Amazing Race and that we were losing against the setting sun.
4. We are 5 girlfriends on our annual long weekend and happy to pay for nature and comfort. They did not take this onto account and made up 2 double beds and the bottom double bunk. The owner gave us such grief before agreeing to make the other beds.
5. The website advertised space for 6 adults but the double bunks was not designed for adults. One didnt even have steps. You'd have to be a pole vaulting gymnast to scale it.
6. Insult to injury was that she supplied 1 ½ rolls of toilet paper for 5 adults on a 4 day stay. It was a tough irrate negotiation before she agreed on 1 additional toilet roll
7. We gave up on all the other issues favour of a restful weekend but the story of the lack of sufficient dishwashing liquid; no table to eat at; insufficient crockery; insufficient camping fridge; no hand towels; no dishcloths etc etc has to wait for the typing cramp to cease.
The worse thing was that they recommended we purchase 10 additional bags of wood where 2 would have been sufficient. That was just mercenary and dishonest.
I cannot recommend this argumentative owner and as a result, this place.
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Date of stay: October 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Clarify EVERYTHING upfront. Even the things you cant think of or remember...
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Wessie v wrote a review Feb 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Krakeelpooort Herberg offers a truly unique experience with its self-catering cabins nestled in the serene woods. The peaceful surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway. The cabins are thoughtfully designed and equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, allowing you to disconnect from the outside world and immerse yourself in nature. Whether you're looking to unwind with a book on the porch, explore the nearby hiking trails, or enjoy a cozy evening by the fireplace, this retreat has something for everyone. I highly recommend Krakeelpooort Herberg for anyone seeking a tranquil escape surrounded by natural beauty.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just chill
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Alan Geber wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just a overall amazing experience friendly hosts lovely spots awesome views and great architecture love the hot tub was so nice to unwind...

The lions roared from the pass the owls where whooing at night and the cottages are perfectly allocated. The checkin details was also very though rough
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dreamer49036779520 wrote a review Feb 2024
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a pleasant experience this was, staff was very helpful and friendly. Great for anyone that wants to relax, getaway from the huss and buss, reconnect with loved ones and feel close to nature but be comfortable at the same time. their cabins are lovely clean and very beautifully designed 360 views and private. I 'def' recommend this to anyone.. add it to your bucket list cabins..a must vissit..
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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AimeeKateM wrote a review Jul 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of the cabin is absolutely beautiful, very peaceful and relaxing. I loved the interiors with the exposed stone walls.

The only comments/suggestions is improvement on the communication ie the way the instructions are written - it is quite off putting. The bed is not the greatest but that may be a personal preference.

Great spot with potential not quite on par with other cabins we have stayed at but overall ok :)
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pathfinder246718 wrote a review Oct 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely location, peaceful, serene. Owners are not welcoming or people centred. Signage poor, difficult to get in and out of property, not well equipped, website misrepresenting sleeping arrangements. Attitude combative. And yet we had a lovely time, bringing our positive energy to an otherwise oppressive vibe.
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Date of stay: October 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Witklip cottage Ok for couple and kids, NOT for group of adults. Take extra toilet rolls, washing...
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Es v wrote a review Feb 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow, love this place! Peace and quiet, stars like you would never see in the city. Krakeeelpoort Herberg offers a great escape whether you want to rekindle the romance or spend quality time with family this is an awesome off-grid experience bring you back to nature. #secludedromanticgetaway #familyweekendgetaway
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Curiosity08020055612 wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"if your looking for romantic i def recommend the romantic surprise, this private spot is one you should add on your bucket list"
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Wessie v wrote a tip Feb 2024
9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just chill "
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Pathfinder246718 wrote a tip Oct 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Witklip cottage Ok for couple and kids, NOT for group of adults. Take extra toilet rolls, washing liquid. Unhelpful owners "
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MJW wrote a tip Oct 2022
Cape Town, South Africa10 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Clarify EVERYTHING upfront. Even the things you cant think of or remember..."
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Esmarie wrote a tip Jun 2021
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooiassie for romantic breakaway and Witklip for family or friends"
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