De Kombuys

De Kombuys

De Kombuys Estate, Off R328, Cango Valley, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
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Villa private splash pool
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#5 of 15 lodges in Oudtshoorn
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
De Kombuys is an eco orientated, working farm conveniently situated only 3km from the world renowned Cango Caves. Whether you are looking for peace and tranquility in the beautiful natural surroundings, or want to experience the culture of a working organic farm, we have the accommodation option to suit your needs. Nestled in a picturesque Cango Valley, De Kombuys offers you the opportunity to take in the rustic atmosphere of farm life while enjoying the comforts and luxuries of home. Our variety of sleeping options cater for couples, singles and families. Our newly opened deli serves meals prepared from our own farm produce. Our vineyards are organically grown and a wine tasting with a platter is well advised. Come and enjoy Klein Karoo living at its leisurely, unpretentious best.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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De Kombuys Estate, Off R328, Cango Valley, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
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Linda K wrote a review Oct 2020
Gansbaai, South Africa23 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow! Wow! Wow! De Kombuys Estate exceeded all our expectations. From the moment we were welcomed by the more than competent and very friendly Lee-Jo, to the time we had to leave, we had a very good experience. The unit we stayed in were spotless, very tastefully decorated with a lovely view of the mountains in the distance. The outside bath under the stars is to die for. All the amenities are very stylish and tasteful. The owners definitely caters for every possible need of the guests.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Manina Smuts, Owner at De Kombuys
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Hi Linda, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry I did not get to meet you, but I look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Manina
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LingDdK wrote a review Oct 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic service; gorgeous, quaint, 5 star farm-style accomodation; food splendidly delightful!

Accomodation is cozy and immaculately spotless

Excellent fusion food with a wide variety of Wagu.

Chardonnay and Shiraz will impress any avid wine lover.

We always visit De Kombys as a half way stop from Cradock to Cape Town. On all our visit we have always been warmly welcomed and impressed with everything.

We will be back again and again and again 😁

Ling Tam and Daniela de Klerk
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Manina Smuts, Owner at De Kombuys
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Thank you Ling & Daniela! We always love having you here. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Mara wrote a review Jan 2021
5 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really beautiful villas, clean and stylishly decorated. There is so much love in every detail, from the lavender on the butter till the tiny dried rose on the salt- just an amazing experience for all senses.

The staff is very professional and kind of glows with good energy from within, it was a pleasure to be here every day!
We also met the owners who were fun and very helpful.

The food is exquisite (the prime is a must have!) and the service is just perfect!

All in all- Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manina Smuts, Owner at De Kombuys
Responded 28 Jan 2021
Thank you for the wonderful compliments! I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit, the villas & the food. Our staff are pretty spectacular, yes. Thank you for complimenting them. Hope you will visit again soon. Kind Regards, Manina
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Kardoesie wrote a review Aug 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa4,104 contributions693 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This wine estate is an absolute hidden gem off the beaten path in the Cango Valley, Oudtshoorn. The farm is picturesque and the farmstead nestles between mountains, vineyards and grazing sheep. Manina Smuts is a five star hostess and accepted our accommodation booking on short notice and she along with her excellent team and Seeumeeu, the dog, awaited us with smiles, chilled wine on ice, fresh flowers, wood by all the fireplaces and lots of personal touches. The gorgeous farm accommodation comprises of villas, cottages and a bush camp. We overnighted in ‘Ou Skooltjie’ and ‘The Bakhuis” with its gorgeous interiors - serene, luxurious and exceptionally comfortable. We loved our charming cottages. The quality linen, mattress and plush, luxury towels ensured a blissed and blessed in-room experience. We savoured the beautifully presented, flavoursome dishes at breakfast. Ideal for a dream stay combined with personal service and Swartberg peace.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Louw wrote a review Jan 2022
Pretoria, South Africa11 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superbulous! The service was excellent from the time of arrival to departure. Products are locally produced or sourced - the wagyu steaks are exceptional. Staff are well trained and given opportunity to excel. The accomodation, dating back to 1814, is very comfortable and stylish. What a nice experience.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manina Smuts, Owner at De Kombuys
Responded 09 Feb 2022
Thank you so much for the kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you here again soon.
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tharinamarais wrote a review Jun 2021
Worcester, South Africa17 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful experience! We stayed in Blouberg cottage. The entire set up was great, from the design and interiors of the space to the comfort, service and views.
The outdoor hot tub was amazing, especially early evenings.
We had breakfast and dinner at the restaurant, it was great! The Wagyu steak was cooked to perfection with the most complimenting side dishes.
All and all, everything was great. They especially pay a lot of attention to detail and service.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Manina Smuts, Owner at De Kombuys
Responded 12 Aug 2021
Thank you for the lovely review Tharina. We loved having you here and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Manina
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Jeannine D wrote a review Nov 2020
Port Elizabeth, South Africa7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
World-class service, warmth and hospitality, attention to detail and the most delicious wine and cuisine.

Located in the picturesque Kango Valley, this estate lets one quickly forget the rush and responsibility of city life. Upon our arrival we were warmly welcomed by Lee-Jo and his team. Our interestingly decorated and beautifully appoint suite provided privacy and the chance for us to unwind.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Manina Smuts, Owner at De Kombuys
Responded 01 Jan 2021
Thank you for the wonderful feedback Jeannine. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you on the farm again soon! Kind Regards, Manina
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Elisabeth wrote a review Feb 2023
Leiden, The Netherlands21 contributions11 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hidden Gem : fantastic, romantic, gorgeous set up with lovely small details. You see the owner’s love for decorating, it makes you feel at home. Lovely flowers in the room.
Super environment, super nice team which really spoiled us they were lovely. Top food, beautiful view and star gazing nights. Everything was perfect and we were sorry to leave
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just enjoy, relax and stay a couple of nights
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mvlekken wrote a review Oct 2022
Belgium53 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A pure gem with breathtaking views on the mountain and on the wineyard. Impeccable service and what a friendliness of the staff! Delicious food paired with their own superb wines. Eye for detail in the rooms, on your plate… in short TOP TOP TOP!!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manina Smuts, Owner at De Kombuys
Responded 21 Nov 2022
Wow Michaela, thank you for the great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Laura V wrote a review Jan 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most lovely stay at The Kombuys. The surroundings are beautiful, the rooms spacious and cosy with an eye for detail.
The food is delicious, their own wine even more!
Lee and the rest of the staff were extremely thoughtful and helpful. One of the unexpected highlights during our stay in South-Africa!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Elisabeth wrote a tip Feb 2023
Leiden, The Netherlands21 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just enjoy, relax and stay a couple of nights"
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Adventure_Chris wrote a tip Jul 2020
Knysna, South Africa185 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Order the wagyu platter, and then have the steak for dinner !!"
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Katerina wrote a tip Nov 2019
Mauritius4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay in the villa if you can"
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PRICE RANGE
R 4,661 - R 5,176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOudtshoorn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about De Kombuys
Which popular attractions are close to De Kombuys?
Nearby attractions include The Cango Caves (3.8 km), Wilgewandel Holiday Farm (7.5 km), and Rus En Vrede Waterfall (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at De Kombuys?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at De Kombuys?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at De Kombuys?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at De Kombuys?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to De Kombuys?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Mill Lodge Restaurant, De Kombuys Estate, and Cango Caves.
Are there opportunities to exercise at De Kombuys?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at De Kombuys?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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