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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21/11/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/11/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 8 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 R2300pn per cottage to R7900pn per 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, picnics, stargazing and 4x4 driving.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Pool with view
Plunge pool
Complimentary tea
Hiking
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Desk
Fireplace
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Electric blanket
Bidet
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Estelle G wrote a review Apr 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa19 contributions5 helpful votes
Our three nights went too fast. Never have we experienced such tranquility and peacefulness. Yet with the comfort of knowing our hostess, a couple of kilometres away, will be in touch every day to see if all is fine. Many thanks for maintaining this beautiful building to allow people, looking to escape from the city, a place where they can rest.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 04 May 2022
Dear Estelle G Thank you for your review, looking forward to welcoming you back to Sneeuberg Nature Reserve soon. Warm and safe regards
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janniefer58 wrote a review Mar 2022
Alberton, South Africa1 contribution
Sneeuberg Nature Reserve is THE one place where you can just unwind, relax and forget about the the daily rat race! We stayed in the Gordonville Cottage and everything you need to recharge and refresh is there. Daron and her team went out of their way to make us feel welcome and care for and Daron's gentle way of enquiring and making sure that we find our way towards our destination, was especially appreciated as we were really off the beaten path. Nature is beautiful, the stars at night something to behold and little things like the complimentary picnic basket was a bonus - not to forget the undercover swimming pool and games room! Just make a plan, let it happen and get to Sneeuberg Nature Reserve - you won't regret it!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 13 Mar 2022
Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards
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wpreto692944 wrote a review Dec 2021
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Karoo Cottage is a rustic homestead in Sneeuberg Nature Reserve. The cottage is well equipped, comfortable and an excellent location. If you want peace and quite and stay in luxury, this is the place to go to.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 14 Dec 2021
Thank you for your review. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy festive season Warm regards
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GoPlaces51128394560 wrote a review Oct 2021
Hermanus, South Africa5 contributions
To start we will definitely be back! This was a WOW experience! Karoo at its best (even with lack of rain) Richard and Daron congratulations on doing an outstanding job in this beautiful,remote location. Wonderful accommodation and the vista’s superb! The food meal Daron supplied was simply excellent!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 01 Nov 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review. We look to welcoming you back. Warm and safe regards
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johanvdm26 wrote a review Oct 2021
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Despite the rural location in the Sneeuberg range, the booking, planning and coordination was seamless and we felt warmly welcome, even before our arrival. Kliphuis is a 'stunner' and the 4 couples in our family group were comfortable, with the equipment adequate for our planned family feast. All our requests were meat to our satisfaction. Our night photography of the milky way over the Karoo landscape a winner!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 14 Oct 2021
Dear Johan Thank you for your review and so glade you were able to celebrate at Sneeuberg, Kliphuis. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sneeuberg Nature Reserve in the near future. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs with us, greatly appreciated. Warm and Safe regards
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parkerm300 wrote a review Aug 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
We had a wonderful 5 night get away at the Gordonville Cottage. Just what we needed after months of lockdown. Accommodation was very good. Best prepared picnic basket ever. Staff very helpful. Did some walks on the reserve and spotted some game and birds.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 14 Oct 2021
Thank you for your review, greatly appreciated. We look forward to your return to Sneeuberg Nature Reserve in the near future. Warm and Safe regards
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anitaT6554UL wrote a review Aug 2021
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We had a splendid time at Sneeuberg Reserve. On our arrival, we were spoiled with a delicious platter, freshly baked bread, and wine. We enjoyed it on the stoep while looking at the amazing view. Everything we needed was available in the house like firewood, matches, etc. The rooms were cozy with warm linen and electric blankets. We have done some star gazing at night. We enjoyed every moment of our stay and will recommend a visit to the Sneeuberg Reserve.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 19 Aug 2021
Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Sneeuberg soon. Warm regards
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Bernadette K wrote a review Aug 2021
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Visitted Kliphuis with colleagues. We enjoyed the wide open expanses of veld all around of us - felt one with nature! So, so quiet - once cannot help but relax! Visitted in August - hence the fires in the house kept us cosy and warm. The kitchen is well stocked and we were able to cook up a storm. The decor of the house lends itself perfectly to the "architecture" and surrounds - we felt warm and coccooned. Bathrooms were a little cold, but understandable given the look of the house (great for summer). Only recommendation would be to give visitors a little more information (before visitting Kliphuis) as to the condition of roads to the reserve. We came in from the Nieu Bethesda side and the signage was very limitted - had to stop at a few settlements to ask for directions. Would have been easier had we know distance from gates, etc. The road from Middelburg is much better and I would recommend it instead.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 19 Aug 2021
Thank you for your review and comment regarding directions from Nieu Bethesda. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Sneeuberg in the near future. Warm and safe regards
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lindsayoets wrote a review Jul 2021
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We had the most lovely 2 nights staying in the Karoo Cottage. It was clean, and beautiful and lovely. We really enjoyed the HUGE indoor fireplace in the kitchen and spent hours playing cards in front of the fire, when we weren't out wandering on the farm.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Daron Slater, Other at Sneeuberg Nature Reserve
Responded 28 Jul 2021
Hi Lindsay Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you and the family back at Sneeuberg Nature Reserve again soon. Stay safe and warm winter regards
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V778NBrob wrote a review Jul 2021
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We had such a fantastic peaceful holiday here, the welcome was warm and the cottage was immaculately neat, a welcome fruit bowl and loads of firewood for the icy weather, but we never felt cold! we will be back , the reserve and the cottage are just heavenly
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 13 Jul 2021
Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you back to Sneeuberg Nature Reserve in the near future, Keep Safe and warm winter regards
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US$148 - US$203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeNieu-Bethesda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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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).
What are some of the property amenities at Sneeuberg Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Sneeuberg Nature Reserve?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Sneeuberg Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
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 Drostdy Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sneeuberg Nature Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sneeuberg Nature Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Sneeuberg Nature Reserve?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reinet Antiques (2.1 km) and St James the Great Anglican Church (2.0 km).