Tankwa Lodge by Country Hotels

Tankwa Lodge by Country Hotels

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#2 of 2 lodges in Calvinia
2.7 of 5 bubbles
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
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1.8 of 5 bubbles
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2.5 of 5 bubbles
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When entering the Tankwa Lodge, visitors are still welcomed with true warm country hospitality. The Lodge offers 25 rooms all with en-suite showers & bathrooms, a Splash Pool to cool off in the summer heat, Conference facilities for up to 80 pax, a Beer Garden, Secure parking and Restaurant & Bar which is currently independently owned and operated. Rates Low Season: RATES: Single room: R400.00 Twin/ Double room: R300.00 P/p sharing Children 3-11 years: R150.00 Children 0-2 years: Free Rates Low Season: RATES: Single room: R400.00 Twin/ Double room: R300.00 P/p sharing Children 3-11 years: R150.00 Children 0-2 years: Free ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS: • 4*4 Routes: There are various routes, some steep in Anglo Boer War history, along the escarpment with picturesque views and San paintings, or along the riverbed with huge Namaqua fig trees clinging to the rock surfaces. A must during spring when thick carpets of flowers adorn the countryside. • Akkerendam Nature Reserve: Offering walks for the fit or the frail. Afford you to take in the magnificent scenery, study the Sterboom and up to 65 species of birds. • Dutch Reformed Church: Design by Gaysford, a Potchefstroom architect, the church is in neo-gothic style and cost 1,200 pounds to build. • Grave of Abraham Esau: Anglo-Boer War martyr • Museum: House in the art deco Old Synagogue built in 1920, exhibits portray the lives of the early European settlers. A cedarwoodhorsemill and old locomotive train relate the history of the area. • Spring Flowers: Durning the Flower Season (September - October) each year, up-to-date maps direct flower-lovers to the best shows. • Hantam Meat Festival: (Last week-end in August) A local farmers festival, well known all over Southern Africa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Room types
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint

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Hoop Street, Calvinia 8109 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Roedig wrote a review Jan 2015
Stellenbosch, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The pictures on imternet are misleading and I am sorry that I booked this venue based on the pictures. The lodge was abandoned but after getting the key from the Calvina hotel we could enter. Booked two rooms, the one had tobacco dripping from the ceiling, the other couldn't lock. The replacement for the latter was a cockrotch invested room. The swimming pool in the quad was great but no steps or ladder to get in or out. THe aged couldn't swim as they couldn't get in or out. The unsporty battled to heave themselve out. Dinner and breakfast at the hotel, not the lodge were met with a friendly personel. It made the stay bearable.
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Date of stay: January 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from CountryHotels, Manager at Tankwa Lodge by Country Hotels
Responded 28 Jan 2016
Dear Guest(s) We apologise for your inconvenience. We are not aware of any similar complaints whilst having a fully booked Hotel and Lodge since 20 January 2016. Kindest Regards Mariolane Dawson Assistant Manager
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Dirk V wrote a review Aug 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a group of 38 who booked at the Hotel, but were offered accommodation in the Tankwa Lodge instead. Months in advance, I sent the room configuration through, i.e. people sleeping single, couples sharing double beds, and friends requesting 2 single beds. According to the management, everything was taken care of. I requested that they send me the room numbers, in order for our printed program to correlate names with room numbers. On arrival, not only were the names and the room numbers mixed up, some couples had ONE single bed, and friends sharing a room had ONE single bed!! I had to sort this whole mess out.
The front door gets locked at night, and there is a key for that on SOME of the room keys, but no one tells you that!
Saturday morning our towels were collected, but never replaced with fresh ones!!!
The worst management I have seen.
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Date of stay: August 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from CountryHotels, General Manager at Tankwa Lodge by Country Hotels
Responded 05 Sept 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We apologize for any inconvenience and shall use your review to better our service levels. Regards Calvinia Hotel Team
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annehattingh wrote a review Aug 2017
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This e-mail was sent to your manager. Should you like to see the photos I will send them.
Dear Mariolane,



I wish to express my absolute disappointment with your establishment and the general lack of customer service and don’t care attitude from your staff and yourself.



When we made our reservation booking it was for accommodation in the Calvinia Hotel. Without informing us or consulting with us you and your staff took it upon yourselves to move us from the Calvinia Hotel to Tankwa Lodge because after our confirmation booking you received a booking from a larger group. When I contacted your hotel a week or so prior to our arrival I was informed that our group had been moved to Tankwa lodge because of the larger group booking and I was assured that the accommodation is exactly the same standard as the Calvinia Hotel however just located down the road and therefore the rates will remain the same as the rates we were quoted for Calvinia Hotel. If that is the case that the two establishments are the same then I need to express my disappointment all the more as to what I saw on the website in comparison to what we got as I am sure you will agree with by the photos attached.



Tankwa lodge as far as I am concerned is a substandard cheap accommodation facility. First appearances are lasting appearances. The front door and front windows look as if they have never been cleaned. (See photo attached) I respect the shortage of water - it will take no more than ONE bucket of water to clean the windows and the door.The entrance hall floor was full of dirt and dust and one could clearly see the floors where not swept let alone washed. (See photo attached) The entrance hall toilets lights were not working. One toilet had no seat the other toilet was not flushed after someone had a bowl movement. (See photo attached)



One of the rooms allocated to us did not have sufficient plugs to accommodate the TV and the kettle. simultaneously. We asked for an additional plug which never materialized…The bedside lamp was standing on the floor next to the fridge nowhere near the bedside table.



I was accommodated in a room in the pool courtyard area. The outside entrance to the room, the courtyard, the table and benches outside where all dirty. The walls below the TV was dirty, the inside of the door and floor was dirty, the windows panes and the window frame were dirty and we had no bedside tables in our room.

The pool was absolutely disgusting and the suppo
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Date of stay: August 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from CountryHotels, General Manager at Tankwa Lodge by Country Hotels
Responded 24 Aug 2017
Thank you for your stay with us and taking the time to write the review. I am thankful that you at least had a great nights rest. We apologize for your inconvenience and shall use this as encouragement to do better in future. Calvinia Hotel Team
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Jovan25 wrote a review Mar 2016
Cape Town, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We wanted to book in at the Calvinia Hotel but it was fully booked and was referred to the Tankwa Lodge. We were assured there is lockup parking for our vehicle and that there is 24 hour attendance at the lodge. Parking was inadequate due to a bus parking in the parking lot. Rooms were clean but walls in terrible condition in bathroom. Price tags of newly fitted toilets and basins still on equipment. Water in all taps has such a bad odour, impossible to drink, no bottled water for drinking. Did not use the shower as water stinks too much.The night a group of younger people (obviously not patrons of lodge) played in the swimming pool and were so noisy that we could not sleep. We phone the reception at Calvinia Hotel 7 times to complain about the noise.There is no one at the Lodge to see to this problem (24 hour attendance ?) Midnight someone turned up to order the people out of the pool. Next morning at 07h00 no one to open the door of the lodge, we had to see ourselves to get out of the lodge. Terrible experience, this hotel and lodge will never see us again.
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Date of stay: March 2016
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from CountryHotels, Manager at Tankwa Lodge by Country Hotels
Responded 16 Mar 2016
Dear Guest(s) We apologize for your inconvenience. Our General Manager personally attended to the noise matter. Tankwa Lodge is undergoing maintenance at present. Yours Faithfully Calvinia Hotel & Tankwa Lodge Team
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heletdw wrote a review Jun 2015
Durban, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed overnight at the Tankwa lodge on our way to Afrikaburn. We were very happy with the accommodation. The rooms were surprisingly modern with good quality linen. We would definitely recommend this for travellers that don't want to pay an arm and a leg, looking for bssic lodging. See you next year Tankwa Lodge!
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from CountryHotels, Headoffice at Tankwa Lodge by Country Hotels
Responded 17 Nov 2015
Thank you for your kind review and we hope to welcome you back soon.
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Answer from Petrus Struwig
Calvinia, South Africa1 contribution
Hallo yolandi141 We truly wish we had more rooms, but at this point in time it seems all are sold. Perhaps contact us again a week before Vleisfees 2018. Kindest Regards The Calvinia Hotel & Tankwa Lodge Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tankwa Lodge by Country Hotels
Which popular attractions are close to Tankwa Lodge by Country Hotels?
Nearby attractions include Calvinia Museum (0.4 km), Calvinia Post Box (0.1 km), and Tankwa Camino (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tankwa Lodge by Country Hotels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Tankwa Lodge by Country Hotels?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tankwa Lodge by Country Hotels?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tankwa Lodge by Country Hotels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Die Blou Nartjie Gastehuis en Restaurant , Mile 250 Steakhouse, and Die Ou Lady.
Is Tankwa Lodge by Country Hotels located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Calvinia.
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