Bushmanspad Estate

Bushmanspad Estate

60 Bushmanspad Estate Route, Bonnievale 6730 South Africa
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Set on slopes of the Langeberg Mountains, the rustic-style cottages at Bushmanspad Estate overlook the extensive vineyards towards the Breede River. The property offers tastings in a 200-year old wine cellar. Featuring a furnished terrace under a plant-covered pergola, the self-catering cottages offer panoramic views that can stretch as far as the sand dunes near Aqulhas, 100 km away. With free WiFi, each has a living room with thatched ceiling, fireplace and a sofa bed. All cottages include a barbecue and a kitchen. There are supermarkets and restaurants within Robertson, Ashton and Montagu, all within a 20-minute drive. With opportunities for fishing, hiking and birdwatching, the estate has a range of things to see. Native cattle are in the fields, and there is a rare bamboo wood by the river. The historic town of Swellendam is 30 minutes by car from Bushmanspad Estate and there is free parking on site.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hiking
Fishing
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Mid-range

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60 Bushmanspad Estate Route, Bonnievale 6730 South Africa
Getting there
Cape Town Intl Airport
147.5 km
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within 10 kilometers
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thartz691722 wrote a review Aug 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The overall trip was great. The beds were comfortable, the shower had a great pressure and the kitchen amenities were perfect. The DSTV package should be upgraded to premium for that added convenience.

The cottage sits on a hill overlooking the vineyard and valley and the overall setting is beautiful.

It's peaceful enough however, one issue...and it's that of Dogs. We had a yapping dog (the resident dog) and this mutt didn't stop all night. I awoke at 02:30 to it barking. It barked on the hour, every hour most from 6pm.

The next evening we arrived back from dinner and this dog was in the driveway so I duly took it up two houses (other guests) to return it. However it wasn't their dog.

Anyway - I love dogs, however it's less acceptable in a place like this and even less acceptable when it barks all night long.

The estate should drop the 'dog-friendly' promotion because most dogs (and their owners) cannot behave and disturbance is inevitable.

However aside from this the stay was very pleasant, the accommodation comfortable and it's a very enjoyable place to be all round.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ann B wrote a review Jan 2022
Centurion, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cottage is fully kitted with whatever you may need. Including ground coffee, rusks, fresh milk and olive oil. The bedroom and lounge has French doors out onto a generous patio with table and chairs, nice lawn and your own private braai on the grass. Walks or cycling with dams that we swam in and lots of wine farms and other market stalls close by. We will certainly stay there again. What was lovely was that we could all have our own cottages and yet be next to each other to visit and eat together. Pet friendly, but no fences.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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yasmen2024 wrote a review Feb 2024
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cottages were cozy and clean, with a lovely fireplace to warm it up. The location was breath-taking and a perfect place to escape from crazy city life. Rochelle had all the cottages prepared on arrival with an abundance of wood to braai and to keep the fire burning at night. Will definitely book again!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Trudie F wrote a review May 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My hubby and I had such a memorable stay at Bushman'spad. Rochelle, who was responsible for our booking arrangements and check-in process, was an absolute star with her friendliness and professionalism.

The chalet was comfortable and neat, with everything we needed. The fireplace just added that special touch to enhance the coziness of the place.

With the breathtaking surroundings (unending vistas, vinyeards, dams and majestic mountains), one cannot otherwise but relax at a deep level. A variety of hiking trails of various intensity levels takes one closer to the marvels of this area.

We cannot wait to make a return trip to Bushman'spad.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Bushmanspad Estate, General Manager at Bushmanspad Estate
Responded 25 May 2022
Dear Trudie, We are most happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to review Bushmanspad Estate. It is rewarding for us to read your fantastic comments. We look forward to your returned trip :) Kind Regards, Bushmanspad Management Rochelle Raats
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njacobs7 wrote a review Nov 2020
Hermanus, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Bushmanspad for my birthday. We booked out all 5 cottages. It was an absolute treat!! The view is just breathtaking and the cottages top standard! I would highly recommend this place for couples, friends and family.

The wine tasting experience was also great. It’s walking distance from cottages. There is a play area for kids and it’s pet friendly.

There is a beautiful hiking trail. This place is great if you love nature, fishing, trail running and mountain biking.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gill v wrote a review Jul 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our time away in the peace and quiet. A week spent enjoying fabulous views, friendly staff and a comfortable cottage. As we were there in winter, we really appreciated the wood with which to build a warm and cosy fire. Excellent wine too! We would love to return some day.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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rschei226308 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been visitors to the wine farm since 2004 and have always enjoyed our stay there. The only
gripe is the fridge needs replacing, it is too small for a 4 day stay. The toilet seats need replacing with hard plastic seats ,. they are rather grubby. Kind regards Rudi will see you soon again.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dorawol wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a lovely 4 day stay at Bushmanspad. The cottage was cool in the very hot weather and we enjoyed watching the sunset while having a braai and sipping wine. The walks with our dog through the vineyards and dams were just so relaxing, our dog Mowgli had his best weekend ever being free to roam around the farm. We will difinetly be back.
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ricardo00771 wrote a review Apr 2021
Somerset West, South Africa
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We only stayed one nights but we definitely will be back! Great views from the cottage. Interior is basic but clean! Kitchen is fully equipped (including coffee and tea). And a wine tasting is really a must do!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bushmanspad Estate, General Manager at Bushmanspad Estate
Responded 27 Oct 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Bushmanspad. We are most happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your returned trip! Kind Regards, Rochelle Raats Bushmanspad Management
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amandadw2022 wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a most enjoyable long weekend with dear friends and our dogs, at this lovely venue. The beautiful views, stunning walks, well-equipped, and comfortable cottages, all contributed to a very memorable stay. We will definitely be back!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Bushmanspad Estate, General Manager at Bushmanspad Estate
Responded 25 May 2022
Hi Amanda, We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back very soon :) Kind Regards Rochelle Raats
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Eddie G wrote a tip Oct 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa140 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all cottages are identical so anyone is fine."
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Eddie G wrote a tip May 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa140 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all chalets / cottages are the same anyone of the 5 available is fine"
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Mike A wrote a tip Oct 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa158 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just phone and book"
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DianneCapeTown wrote a tip Dec 2014
Cape Town Central, South Africa37 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All villas were pretty private, we had villa five which had everything we wanted."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,375 - R 1,955 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictBonnievale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bushmanspad Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Bushmanspad Estate?
Nearby attractions include Olijvenhof Olive Estate (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bushmanspad Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a concierge.
What food & drink options are available at Bushmanspad Estate?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Bushmanspad Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Bushmanspad Estate?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Bushmanspad Estate have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.