Fish Eagle River Lodge

Fish Eagle River Lodge

Fish Eagle River Lodge, Riebeek Kasteel 7300 South Africa
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4.5
#3 of 4 B&Bs in Riebeek Kasteel
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We are a five bedroomed Guest House,self catering & campsite situated in Hermon 10klms from Riebeek Kasteel
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Travel in Awe wrote a review Feb 2020
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose this hotel for the price because staying anywhere near Vail is not affordable. We stayed in a room with a king size bed two nights. We were close to a pet room so we heard dogs barking the second night. We could also hear people walking around above us. Be sure to bring ear plugs! The breakfast is decent and the front desk is friendly. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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barry_capetown wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We camped for a very enjoyable two days during the week. Ablutions are clean with plenty of warm water. Steve popped in a couple of times to check on us. Enjoyed his humour.The sites are on green grass with shade here and there, but the trees are growing. We enjoyed walking on the farm and Buster's company. Lovely to hear the Fish Eagles and even saw an Eagle owl. Only "hassle" was the diificulty to knock in our tent pegs, but as campers, this was forgotten the moment you sat down to enjoy the stunning surroundings. A proper hidden gem. Will be back for sure. 😀
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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HanRasmus wrote a review Feb 2016
Kuwait
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife booked us a weekend away for our 6 year anniversary in the town of Hermon. We were met by the extremely friendly Kay& Steve and they showed us to our accommodation for the weekend.

This place ticked all the boxes for us..

1) Lovely Room
2) Aircon
3) Place to Braai
4) Swimming Pool
5) Fishing

The camp site looks incredible and will most def go there (closer to Winter) :D

Thanks so much for making our special anniversary a memorable one..

Will most definitely see us on your farm again..
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Experienced C wrote a review Apr 2014
Bloubergstrand, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Be prepared to camp here on a slope (beautifully lawned) with no water on the site. Depending where you pitch your tent, you have to walk a couple of 100 meters to fetch water or to visit the ablution which seems to be still in an unfinished state. Coming not cheap at a daily rate per person and electricity (laid on with extension cord) at an extra daily charge, you might want to reconsider. And be warned, the wind seems to have it's origin in this valley, which caused us to cut our stay in half. Good concept going here, but still needs major attention to make it worthwhile.
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Date of stay: April 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from moreteavicar, Owner at Fish Eagle River Lodge
Responded 09 Apr 2014
HI. Thanks for your comments, as we have just opened our caravan/camping site they are much appreciated, and I would like to take this opportunity to address the issues you have raised. With regards to saying " be prepared to camp on a slope" you were on the day given the choice of 15 pitches, all on perfectly lawned level ground, but you chose a pitch in the bottom corner of the second field, in order to be closer to the river, and the shade from the trees, please accept my apologies that the trees were in the wrong place for you. You quote that the water tap was 200mtrs away, in fact it is 80mtrs, and the ablution block with ample running water both hot and cold is only 40mtrs, I really dont think most campers would have an issue with this. " The ablution block is unfinished " you say, well actually it was finished three months ago, it has six showers, toilets, constant hot and cold water, electrical points for , hairdriers, shavers and other electrical implements, plus a covered double outside sink for dishes ect, so once again, my apologies, that my standard of finishing do not meet your requirements.Your mention of the electricity connections via an extension lead, on this point I agree with you, and I can assure you the correct points will be installed shortly, as for the cost of R20 per night, I really do not feel this is excessive, as many campers/caravaners run lights,kettles,fans,hairdryers,fridges, even air conditioning units, many sites charge more than double. Finally the complaint with your wind problem, here in the beautiful Riebeek Valley, I can honestly say that in all the years we have owned a guesthouse here, I cannot recall a single instance of anyone complaining about the wind, in fact the day you cut short your stay, several other campers booked in, and enjoyed there stay, which does beg the question, are you really cut out for camping.
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cindy rix wrote a review Nov 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a lovely place to stay while attending a wedding - and we got to see beautiful fish eagles in their natural surroundings - a first for me - the hosts are wonderful and the breakfast is served on the patio right next to the river - a bit of a bumpy slip slide of a ride on the gravel road - but a lovely place to stay
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Date of stay: December 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: upstairs rooms have a lovely view
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wmtsa wrote a review Mar 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just outside the village of Hermon in the Riebeek Valley one would find Fish Eagle River Lodge. A working olive farm, which provides bed & breakfast, camping and self-catering accommodation. The farm is an hour outside of Cape Town just off the R44 before the town of Hermon.

We took to the road after work on Friday and arrived to be greeted by the friendly owners and their dogs. The camp site is situated next to the Berg River with grass sites, pool, electrical points and spacious stands. We were also happy to find a clean and spacious ablution block with showers, toilets and hot water. An honesty shop is also onsite which stocks the basics needed for camp. To note, no children under 18 allowed at the campsite. It is a tranquil space reserved for relaxation and the mature nature lover and no its not a nudist adult camp ☺

The environment is filled with various birdlife and you can enjoy long walks around the farm. The farm is named after the famed fish eagle, which, if you listen very carefully, can be heard flying up above. Being away from all city lights, you get to enjoy the wonder of the clear sky with many stars.

Saturday, we explored the surrounding towns. We purchased our trusty bug killer (a must have for all camps) at the Agrimark in Wellington and visited the Kloovenburg Farm in Riebeeck Kasteel for wine and olive tasting. You should definitely try the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc……. it’s delicious! We also enjoyed a craft beer & cheese platter tasting.

The town of Riebeeck Kasteel has many shops and restaurants on offer. We popped in at the Red Tin Roof to enjoy an early supper (food is yummy) and watch the rugby before returning to camp.

All in all one of our favorite camp sites we have been to and definitely one should you want to get away from it all!
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Date of stay: October 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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TaniavR wrote a review Sept 2015
Western Cape, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Fish Eagle River Lodge Camping site last week for 2 days with our Children dogs and I can assure anyone we enjoyed every second of it ! What impressed me most was that the owner and his wife was involved and available anytime if you should need something ! The facilities was up to high standards and if you are a true camper this is for you. Thank you for a nice time - hope to visit again soon ! regards Hendrik & Tania
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Susan S wrote a review Mar 2015
Somerset West, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to a wedding at Allesverloren, so decided to look for accommodation that was near enough to the wine estate, but had a nice country atmosphere for a decent price. Such a lovely surprise, where we were welcomed by our friendly host, who showed us around quickly and welcomed us to their place, and to please relax and enjoy the pool and patio. They helped us with time frames to get to the venue, and also some advice on where to get breakfast the next morning. We preferred to explore a little rather than stay in one place.
The room was of good size, with a lovely big shower and great water pressure and temp. We had aircon, a balcony with spectacular views of the mountains, kettle, hair dryer and a bar fridge wtih an honesty box to make things easy.
The bed was comfy, linen crisp and clean.
We lazed around the pool and had cool drinks during the afternoon. Then headed off to the wedding.
The next morning, we were greeted with friendly smiles and genuine interest the wedding, and not rushing us out the door, so we felt relaxed and very welcome.

There are camp sites as well, so if you are on a budget, you can pitch a tent. Adequate ablutions and kitchen clean up facilities.

It is not advisable to bring young children as there is a river, and an unfenced pool.
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Date of stay: March 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We were upstairs, so if you book, and have bad knees or a bad back, ask for the room downstairs....
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Gavin S wrote a review Jan 2015
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
At a time where a well deserved rest and peace is so wanting after a tough year work wise which disables you mentally and physically ; this was the place where we received this rest and peace with alot of fun with our family. Hospitable hosts Kay and Steve was well received and pleasant to chat to and provided a clean environment with awsum views. We will definately be visiting again. Thank You!
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Date of stay: January 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brian N wrote a review Aug 2019
Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wat a nice place , beautiful views from both side especially wen u stay upstairs..thank u very much Steve &Kay for a wonderful experience in yo beautiful place we really enjoy staying with you .. definitely wil come back
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cindy rix wrote a tip Nov 2018
34 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"upstairs rooms have a lovely view"
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Susan S wrote a tip Mar 2015
Somerset West, South Africa48 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We were upstairs, so if you book, and have bad knees or a bad back, ask for the room downstairs. There is also a family room - but best to think carefully about bringing children that can't swim. Check with the owners first - their first concern is safety."
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chris10may wrote a tip Sept 2014
Western Cape, South Africa3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The self-catering suite is better when you stay for more than 2 nights."
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