Resthaven Guest House

Resthaven Guest House

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#1 of 6 guest houses in Matatiele
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Internet
Restaurant
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms

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77 Main Street, Matatiele 4730 South Africa
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Jeannine Bednar-Giyose wrote a review Feb 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Resthaven Guesthouse on 6-10 January, and we again enjoyed the wonderful, warm hospitaility of Philip and Elrita. They really went out of their way to cater for dietary requests, and to assist with anything that might make the stay more comfortable. The rooms are very comfortable, the location is excellent, the parking is easily accessible and very secure. They clearly put in great effort to maintain the facilities to a very high standard, and to really serve their customers. Thank you very much, once again, for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Nickie V wrote a review Oct 2020
Vryheid, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The gardens are lovely, rooms are very spacious and exceptionally clean.
A fantastic place to stay! Breakfast is great. Owners are hands on and interact well with all guests. Owners Phillip and Elrita organise and accompany travellers into Lesotho and surrouning areas.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms are great
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Response from Philip Rawlins, Owner at Resthaven Guest House
Responded 13 Feb 2021
Thank you for great review we are passionate about our big open gardens and to make every stay a great one
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Marais M wrote a review Nov 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa116 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Had low expectations after entering the town for the first time...then you enter the property with the greenest lawn and immaculate gardens. Only stayed for one night due to our touring program but will be back to 1. take the owner up on his Lesotho tour suggestion 2. To eat some of that home cooking again. Think I gained a kg. That roast, rice, veg, potatoes with the best gravy I had in years were to die for. The rooms are spacious and more than adequate. Wi-fi worked perfectly to catch up on a few work issues. Breakfast was amazing. Really felt spoiled. Received great travel trips for our route and he is right about Langeni pass....a must see. Especially if you are on a bike.
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Date of stay: October 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Forget the room....make sure you book for dinner.
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Response from Philip Rawlins, Owner at Resthaven Guest House
Responded 13 Feb 2021
Thank you for your review hope to see you soon
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PeterS wrote a review Sept 2021
Durban, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had sup boards on our car & a fridge which needed overnight power. Philip arranged plug in facility so unnecessary to offload anything. Safe parking.
Accommodation very comfortable & steak dinner superb.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Our room off the entrance verandah gave quick & easy access to our car.
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Response from Philip Rawlins, Owner at Resthaven Guest House
Responded 16 Sept 2021
It was great hosting you Hope to see you soon
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Yannick C wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really nice place to stop, we met all our expectations and a lot more. We got the best rump of our life !!! If you want advices on Lesotho or south Drakensberg you must stop there, the owner knows a lot about all dirt roads, passes, nature and nice places to visit in the area. I know where to stay next time I will be around. Yannick, France.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Philip R, Owner at Resthaven Guest House
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Hi Yannick. It was a great pleasure hosting the two of you. Thank you for the great review as Resthaven strives to suit all guests needs. Resthaven Guesthouse in Matatiele is in the heart of natural red meat country so we like to offer the " BEST STEAK " in South Africa . Lesotho is my passion and I love to share this magnificent part of the country to all . I have found the most beautiful part of Southern Africa in Lesotho . Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and till we meet again "safe travels" . Looking forward in hosting you again .
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Roam794350 wrote a review Jul 2021
39 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful and well appointed guest house in a pleasant part of the town. The rooms were absolutely spotless with plenty of attention to detail. Phillip and Elvita were always on hand to offer advice. Their home cooking was out of this world. Phillip went out of his way to show us around the countryside. The highlights were a dam in the mountains, San rock paintings and an old church. It is my second visit and they have not seen the last of me!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Philip Rawlins, Owner at Resthaven Guest House
Responded 17 Sept 2021
Glad you enjoyed your stay as we at Resthaven strive to make all our guests welcome and comfortable , looking forwar to your next visit
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Jocelyn S wrote a review May 2022
Durban, South Africa89 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was very comfortable and came with a fully fitted kitchen as well as en suite. We chose the dinner, bed and breakfast, and weren't disappointed. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. It is within walking distance of the centre of town. And has secure off road parking, and free wifi.
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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moniaolo wrote a review Jan 2022
London45 contributions12 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a true gem this place is.
The warm welcome and hospitality is outstanding.
Philip gave us a lot advice about Lesotho and places to visit, he knows all the best spots and is very passionate about tourism.
He also took us on a off road experience to a lake in the mountains and showed us around.
We were there for two nights waiting to get through Lesotho border, it’s closing at 4pm on Saturday and reopens on Monday.
Rooms are very spacious and clean and of course do not miss the famous steak, the best in SA! Delicious.
Thank you so much and we hope to be back one day.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Charl H wrote a review May 2021
Pretoria, South Africa12 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent service at this sought after Guest House. Good food, super rooms and friendly staff. Philip and Elrieka walk the extra mile to make your stay a highlight of your travel. Philip knows the area and being with him and Bhejane Tours, on a recent travel trip to Lesotho was magnificent. We will be back soon.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Philip Rawlins, Owner at Resthaven Guest House
Responded 21 May 2021
Hi Charl, it was a great pleasure hosting and guiding the group Thank you for the great review, the Resthaven Guesthouse Matatiele team always strives to make every visit a memorable one for every guest. Hope to see you soon
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Nat2016 wrote a review Jan 2021
Durban, South Africa25 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our second time staying at Resthaven in Matatiele and we are impressed .... AGAIN! Beautiful, secure property with lovely gardens and green lawns for the kids to play on; very comfortable & clean rooms; gorgeous little ‘surprises’ (eg flowers in a wheelbarrow; antiques on display); delicious dinner; etc etc. Our host, Philip, made us feel very comfortable and welcome. We’ve stayed in both the self-catering & guesthouse. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Philip Rawlins, Owner at Resthaven Guest House
Responded 13 Feb 2021
Thank you for a great review, We strive to make every stay a pleasant one .
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Answer from Sibahle
Cape Town, South Africa38 contributions4 helpful votes
Hello I'm also not too sure but they can definitely assist you with such arrangements in terms of pointing you to the relevant people.
Answer from Philip R
Matatiele8 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Max The road from Qachas is gravel. It is a all vehicle road that can get a little bumpy at times but can still be travelled in any vehicle just reduce speed accordingly
Answer from Philip R
Matatiele8 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Gary Thank you for contacting us We are not sure why your review has not appeared on our page, as we are not in control of the posts as TripAdvisor is our host. TripAdvisor hosts our page, so I would suggest contacting TripAdvisor or try reposting your review. We are not affiliated with Drifters, so we cannot comment on their behalf. Kind Regards Resthaven Guesthouse
Chris81AstonMagna wrote a tip Aug 2022
Aston Magna14 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take advantage of their knowledge of the wider area."
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PeterS wrote a tip Sept 2021
Durban, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our room off the entrance verandah gave quick & easy access to our car."
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Marais M wrote a tip Nov 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa116 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Forget the room....make sure you book for dinner."
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Nickie V wrote a tip Oct 2020
Vryheid, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are great"
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Diane wrote a tip Jan 2019
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Adequate secure parking"
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PRICE RANGE
R 835 - R 872 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeMatatiele
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Resthaven Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Resthaven Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Matatiele Museum (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Resthaven Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Resthaven Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Resthaven Guest House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Resthaven Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Resthaven Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coffeelicious Coffee Shop, Wimpy, and KFC Matatiele.
Is Resthaven Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Matatiele.
Is Resthaven Guest House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.