Gourikwa Reserve

Ystervarkpunt Lighthouse on Gourikwa
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Room & Suite (26)
beautiful views of the ocean and flora
Pool & Beach (5)
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4.5
#1 of 1 villa in Gouritsmond
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Tennis court
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Vending machine
Fishing
Business Centre with Internet Access
BBQ facilities
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms

Location

Buffelshoek 15, Gouritsmond 6696 South Africa
Getting there
George Airport
76.3 km
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Cape Town Intl Airport
294.6 km
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles119 reviews
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Nestled in a picturesque setting, Gourikwa Reserve Hotel has earned rave reviews for its tranquil atmosphere and scenic surroundings. Guests are often impressed with the spacious, well-appointed rooms, which offer both comfort and quality. The staff's friendly and attentive service further enhances the guest experience, complementing the hotel's commitment to cleanliness. Reviewers also appreciate the value provided, enjoying the diverse amenities like natural trails and water activities, all contributing to the hotel's reputation as an affordable retreat.
Atmosphere
Serene
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Affordable
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Well-appointed
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thechefsvoice wrote a review Feb 2020
Cape Town, South Africa15 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of our favorite getaways, just wish it was closer. If it's peace and quiet you want then look no further, the Reserve may be fully booked but you wouldn't realize it, awesome wildlife and slap bang on the coast with great fishing potential and laid back but incredible staff. Lovely pool and mesmerizing walks, Gourikwa is the place to relax and forget the stress of everyday life.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Viv M wrote a review Sept 2023
Somerset West, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the site for a training event and from start to finish the staff were excellent and communicated well and were very adaptable. The acommation is very good quality and the Gourikwa cottages in particular is situated on the seafront with beautiful view. The spring flowers made the place even more beautiful and the Stilbaai pincussions in particular were stunning
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Sonia Louw, General Manager at Gourikwa Reserve
Responded 03 Sept 2023
Good day Viv Thank you that you took time to complete our review. Indeed we try to maintain high standards in all that we do! The Cottages have a great feel as the sea rolls out so close to them. This is a beautiful time of year as all the flowers are in bloom. Hope to see you soon again!
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WernerDalziel wrote a review Mar 2020
Brackenfell, South Africa105 contributions10 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a week staying in one of the fisherman's houses. The house is very well equipped with everything that you may need for full self catering. Everything was clean and sorted on arrival. The reserve offers many hiking routes and interesting views.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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845patn wrote a review Mar 2024
Knysna, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
24 members of the Lakes Bird Club spent 3 nights at Gourikwa to see the bird life and the fynbos habitats. We had an excellent experience on a birding drive with ranger Ethan le Fleur and were very happy with the birds we saw but there was a very strong wind which did not help with birding on the first day. All members were very impressed with the pristine fynbos we saw . We also found the accomodation to be excellent and very comfortable. It was a very good trip.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Sonia Louw, General Manager at Gourikwa Reserve
Responded 03 Mar 2024
Good day Pat We really enjoyed hosting the club at our Reserve. The interactions were filled with knowledge and passion. It was a privilege to have learnt so much from such a great group. We hope to see you soon again!
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elsa303 wrote a review Sept 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are blessed to have had our annual opportunity to work from Gourikwa for a couple of weeks. Peaceful beautiful environment where you can walk or drive along the 5km coastline, watch the sunrise and sunset over the ocean. Whales in a distance. Zebra's, Duiker and Eland on the lawn in front of your patio. Lovely fireplace for cold night and listening to the birds when you wakeup. Excellent service from management and staff. We can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Sonia Louw, General Manager at Gourikwa Reserve
Responded 18 Sept 2022
Good day Elsa Thank you for taking your time to complete our review. It is always a pleasure to host you! Looking forward to your next visit.
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desvdm wrote a review Dec 2023
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I attended a wedding and stayed in their villas for two nights. The receptionist was incredibly friendly, arranging a hassle-free check-in even after hours. The rooms were spotless, well-maintained, and had everything I needed. While cellphone reception was unavailable, the WiFi in all units was reliable. The roads were in great condition, offering beautiful views. A serene and picturesque stay amidst nature's beauty!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Sonia Louw, General Manager at Gourikwa Reserve
Responded 23 Dec 2023
Good day Thank you for completing our review. Indeed Gourikwa strives to maintain high customer service standards in all aspects of a stay. Come and visit soon again!
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Morne P wrote a review Jan 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
3rd time visiting here, always for 2-3 weeks, peace and quiet will have us coming back again. Stayd in the cottages and fishermans houses. for us this is a true park and play venue. stop your car at the cottage and start enjoying you holiday, no need to drive around, fishing spots on your front door, walking/running routes, easy game drive route.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Sonia Louw, General Manager at Gourikwa Reserve
Responded 15 Jan 2024
Good day Morne Thank you for completing our review. Indeed Gourikwa is filled with peace and quiet! Indeed once one has arrived, it is lovely to just roam around and enjoy the facilities. We hope to see you soon again!
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AJones68 wrote a review Nov 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa25 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect spot for families and friends to gather and enjoy nature - whether it is doing the Oystercatcher Trail or enjoying the beautiful coastline and fynbos nature environment. The facilities are first class and the accommodation is clean and comfortable. Meal times were an absolute treat thanks to the chef and his amazing team - even with our varying dietary requirements. We will definitely be back! Loved the little church on site. The events facilities look amazing.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Sonia Louw, General Manager at Gourikwa Reserve
Responded 20 Nov 2023
Good day Thank you for completing our review. We are glad you enjoyed the experience! Indeed Gourikwa has so many aspects one can enjoy! Our staff just love to work with guests. The kitchen staff take pride in their work. The chapel is a very special place with a peaceful view where one can find peace from the hustle and bustle of life. We hope to see you soon in the nearby future!
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pjk12022 wrote a review Nov 2022
Riversdale, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything was nice and clean as always. The only problem was that upon arrival we were informed that we would not be able to use the pool. We would have liked to be informed of this earlier when we made the booking, as the pool is one of the main reasons we choose Gourikwa every time. We understand the wedding venue is next to the pool, would just have liked to have an earlier heads up on this. Other wise everything was just fine. We got to see a whole lot of whales on Sunday
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Sonia Louw, General Manager at Gourikwa Reserve
Responded 12 Dec 2022
Good day Indeed we apologize for the pool inconvenience. We are happy you enjoyed the surroundings and accommodation. Hope to see you soon again.
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ElaineMN53 wrote a review Feb 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cottages are private and all you hear is the sea. The cottage was spacious, very clean, modern and comfortable. we could drive, or walk, to various view points which were stunning especially sunrise and sunset. will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Sonia Louw, General Manager at Gourikwa Reserve
Responded 24 Mar 2023
Good day Elaine We are glad you enjoyed the stay with us! Indeed every unit is very private and has unique views. Come and visit soon again!
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bernie s asked a question Mar 2018
Oakland, California2 contributions
rates please
Answer from Gourikwareserve
George, South Africa
Dear Bernie Thank you for your enquiry! Our rates differ with the seasons but start from R900 per night for a Fisherman's House, R1200 per night for a cottage and R700 for a double room. Feel free to visit our website for more rates and information; Regards Helena
Curious Cat wrote a tip Jan 2024
21 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The suites are 1km from the rocky beach. If you really want to spend most of your time at the sea, the fisherman's cottages are much closer."
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LanyO wrote a tip Sept 2023
Klerksdorp, South Africa200 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"check in what section you would like to book so that you have the right accommodation on arrival. Loadshedding makes wifi tricky"
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Cyril K wrote a tip Dec 2020
Cape Town, South Africa354 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Visit the lighthouse."
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Debbie B wrote a tip Nov 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fisherman's cottages are beautiful, nr 21 is probably the best!"
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Kevin S wrote a tip Nov 2019
99 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"fisher men cottages close to the sea."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,073 - R 1,112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeGouritsmond
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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