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Bona Vista

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Anyswortelrug Road, Paarl 7625 South Africa
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#17 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Paarl
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Discover the Cape’s best kept self-catering secret by far. Bona Vista is in the heart of the Cape Winelands, which is surrounded by a semicircle of picturesque Boland mountains. It is on an active wine and fruit farm with a thoroughbred horse stud. Bona Vista offers11 self-catering, en-suite rooms within a farm environment, just 10 kms from Paarl and 15 km from Stellenbosch.
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LizelDV wrote a review Jun 2020
Paarl, South Africa170 contributions33 helpful votes
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We urgently needed clean, fresh, self-catering accommodation while doing maintenance in our home. Bona Vista was our haven of calm for a week and gave us a home while ours was turned upside down (or so it felt). It is a luxury hotel suite with a farm view! Best shower ever! Delightful, Super Clean, Private, Enjoyable, Beautiful farm setting with chickens, horses and lots of birdsong. Perfectly situated between Paarl and Stellenbosch and only minutes from the N1, but feels like countryside. I could work on the wifi and sometimes took my meetings into the garden for some fresh air. Amazing sunrises and sunsets. Thank You Risa and Theunis, we appreciate our time spent on your beautiful farm.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Milamuis wrote a review Mar 2020
Hoedspruit, South Africa35 contributions19 helpful votes
Staying at Bona Vista feels good! The cottage we stayed in is modern and well equipped, very neat and clean. There is a large fridge/freezer and a microwave, lots of crockery and cutlery and a table inside as well as outside on the stoep. The hosts are really friendly and helpful, and even offered to bring us a braai if we desired to have a bbq. Very close to Paarl and Stellenbosch, and also many wine farms and restaurants in the vicinity. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Peter McLoughlin wrote a review May 2019
East London, South Africa186 contributions45 helpful votes
We booked on the day after missing our flight, our cottages were immaculate and had everything you needed. The farm is peaceful and exactly what I needed, we asked for a braai and before we got there it had been delivered with starters wood etc. what a wonderful experience and true value for money. A huge thanks must go to the owners for making our overnight stay such a pleasure.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Collingwood2019 wrote a review Jan 2019
Melbourne, Australia115 contributions75 helpful votes
All the previous comments about this lovely working farm retreat are all true and more. Rooms are spacious,absolutely clean, well equipped and if you require a braai or BBQ, they will have it ready complete will utensils, fuel and starters. WiFi avalabe and I rang Riza to ask where is the nearest swimming pool that we can go too on a hot day, without hesitation she said we can use her house pool. Sitting in the pool overlooking the valley with the mountains in the background, The Pearl of Paarl. And JP the son brought us a small basket of the fruit they grow on the farm, very delicious
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All rooms are good
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Tom B wrote a review Nov 2018
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Bona Vista is an accommodation on a working farm in the Paarl Valley. From there, many attractive destinations are an hour or less away; from Cape Town, Vineyards, parks and hiking trails, to name a few. The setting is spectacular. It was almost enough to sit in the garden amongst the blooming jacarandas and just take in the scenery. The picture of one of the accommodations posted by Risa and Theunis Uys shows the style of the rooms accurately. We stayed in a unit just like the one in the picture and it suited our purposes as an HQ for excursions in wine country and beyond perfectly. However, as good as the physical attributes of the place were, the excellent hospitality of Risa and Theunis deserves special mention. Despite their management of a sizable farm and other enterprises, they were always available to assist us generously. They are wonderful people and I hope we have opportunity to see them again someday.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$47 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapePaarl
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bona Vista
Which popular attractions are close to Bona Vista?
Nearby attractions include Drakenstein Lion Park (1.0 km), The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop & Weaving Studio (6.5 km), and DV Artisan Chocolate (6.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bona Vista?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Bona Vista?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bona Vista?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bona Vista?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant at Glen Carlou, Cosecha Restaurant, and Delheim Winery Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Bona Vista?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (12.6 km) and Groot Drakenstein Prison (Victor Verster Prison) (14.8 km).