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Sneeuberg Nature Reserve

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Greater Karoo, Nieu-Bethesda 6286 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/07/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 8 Speciality lodging in Nieu-Bethesda
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Sneeuberg Nature Reserve comprises 5 standalone farmhouses and cottages that have been refurbished and renovated to the highest standards by renowned interior decorator Charlotte Daneel. The estate is about 77km from Graaff-Reinet, 35km from Nieu-Bethesda and 40km from Middelburg. The houses are rented out per unit and not per room, ranging from R1300pn per cottage to R6545pn per manor house. The 14 500 hectare reserve provides an abundance of grazing for the eland, zebra, nguni and other small antelope, with activities like hiking, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, picnics, stargazing, 4x4 driving and game drives.
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Janet B wrote a review 12 Jan
Grahamstown, South Africa5 contributions5 helpful votes
Our stay in Poplars and the Karoo Cottage was simply put one of the most exquisite holidays our family has ever experienced. The Big open Karoo skies and the gently rising mountains surrounding us, were uplifting and healing. The cottages are seeped in history and resonant with a rich and moving past. Everything is superbly stylish and the hospitality was outstanding. There were gestures everywhere (fruit, wine) making us feel welcomed and wanted. (perhaps a little TLC could be given to some of the walls that needed new plastering). There is a real generosity of spirit in all the furnishings and crockery and cutlery made available. We absolutely loved every aspect of this holiday. We would love to return.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Thank you for you review. We are glad that you were able to share the Sneeuberg Nature Reserve experience with as. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards
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kford490304 wrote a review 10 Jan
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An awesome holiday with friends with kids. The house is well equipped and beautifully decorated. A great outdoor area and braai spot. Children loved the swimming pool. We were lucky with the weather that it wasn't too hot as rooms don't have fans. A wonderful holiday for all.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Thank you for you for the review, so glade you could spend time with family during this COVID time. We hope to welcome you back at Sneeuberg Nature Reserve soon. Warm regards
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Meraai Kraai wrote a review Dec 2020
Dili, Timor Leste28 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights and would’ve stayed a week if we could! In fact, we’ve already booked Gordonville Manor and cottage for a return visit with family. This time we stayed at Karoo cottage and had the blessing of experiencing the first proper rain that they’ve had in 7 years. We had over 70mm in less than 3 hours - it was a total deluge! It will be remembered for years to come. The hiking is out of this world. Our dog loved the space and being able to explore. The cottage had everything we needed and we spent many hours on the stoep reading, in the most comfortable chairs. The lounge is very comfortable inside, and fireplaces all over. The kitchen is enormous and gorgeous and had everything we needed. The fresh bread every day and the braai packs were very tasty. It is a beautiful, rustic, lived-in and well loved cottage. There are bugs, because it’s not the city, and we embraced it all. We cannot recommend it enough! Next time we will bring some bikes.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you for your review and thank you for your assistance during the well needed rain fall of 70mm. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sneeuberg Nature Reserve this year. Warm regards
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gavinknight64 wrote a review Nov 2020
Franschhoek, South Africa2 contributions
Our family had a great relaxing stay at the Karoo Cottage which is a typical and authentic Karoo farm house. The cottage was well appointed and very well equipped. The picnic platter provided during our stay was excellent.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Thank you for your review and we wish you and your family a safe 2021 and look forward to welcoming you back to Sneeuberg Nature Reserve soon. Warm regards
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mrayner471 wrote a review Oct 2020
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Gordonsville Manor was superb. Great for a large group. Beautiful location to get away from life for a while. Stunning stars at night and quiet in the day. Wonderful living area with fireplaces for long evenings.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Thank you for your review, the night skies at Sneeuberg are truly amazing we look forward to seeing you back at Sneeuberg soon. Warm regards
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US$121 - US$324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaEastern CapeNieu-Bethesda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sneeuberg Nature Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Sneeuberg Nature Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Valley of Desolation (6.3 km), Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk (2.1 km), and The Reinet House (1.8 km).
Is parking available at Sneeuberg Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sneeuberg Nature Reserve?
Conveniently located restaurants include Our Yard Restaurant, Pioneers Restaurant and Pub, and The Muller House.
Are there any historical sites close to Sneeuberg Nature Reserve?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St James the Great Anglican Church (2.0 km) and Reinet Antiques (2.1 km).