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Ridgeback House

Langverwacht Farm, Off R44, Windmeul, Paarl 7630 South Africa
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Ridgeback Guest House founded in 2008, originally the old farm house,located in the middle of the 62 hectare farm nestled amongst the working vineyards,overlooking the magnificent Paarl Limietberg Mountains and home to our award winning Ridgeback Wines.Ridgeback House offers a truly luxurious experience with stylish accommodation, fine home cooking, attentive service and some of the best wine South Africa has to offer.All rooms are individually decorated, all en-suite. Four rooms have private balconies overlooking beautiful koppies and vineyards.Ridgeback House caters for a wide range of clients from corporate clients through to get-away seekers and nature enthusiasts. It serves as a great base to explore the Cape Winelands and Cape Town with countless attractions, or sit back,relax and simply enjoy the outdoors.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Jan wrote a review Feb 2020
Banbury, United Kingdom154 contributions64 helpful votes
We come to South Africa on holiday every year and try and spend the last four nights at this amazing guest house (next year we want to stay for a whole week!) Vanessa, Renette and Anneline are fabulous and look after their guests so well. We are always greeted with huge hugs and we are treated like old friends, although they must see so many different people throughout the year We love Room 1, the Honeymoon Suite - gorgeous big room, balcony with table and chairs, dressing room and lovely big en-suite with double wash basins, shower and separate bath. There was a dainty posy of roses on our bed when we arrived, lovely vase of roses in the room and a handful of rose petals down the toilet (!) Loved the fact that there was a complimentary water machine, honesty bar and a voucher for a wine-tasting at the Ridgeback restaurant during our stay Breakfast was absolutely delicious. The choices are great including a lovely choice of continental breakfast and a hot breakfast menu to choose from The garden area is beautifully kept and the pool is extremely clean and well kept. Lovely comfortable sun loungers and table and chairs make our stay so special One evening we went for a lovely walk all around the vineyards on a trail that took us about an hour and gave us some spectacular views We hated saying goodbye and can't wait to come back again next year
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 1 is probably the largest room and definitely the most delicious room
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BJPct wrote a review Jan 2020
11 contributions2 helpful votes
We were made to feel very welcome - Vanessa, Sue, Anneline & Rinette went out of their way to provide excellent service. The room was well equipped with everything needed and the airconditioner and ceiling mounted fan allowed adjustment to comfortable levels - despite the very high temperatures. The breakfast was amazing - what a choice! - and efficiently served without being rushed. The swimming pool was just what was needed to cool off. The pool was well maintained, clean and surrounded by loungers to relax and enjoy a drink after the swim. All in all, a four star establishment with a ten star service - highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: When needing information about what's available locally - ask - Vanessa & Sue are willing...
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MikeGrahamHermanus wrote a review Dec 2019
Hermanus237 contributions88 helpful votes
Situated fairly close to Paarl and within the Ridgeback Vineyard the old country house is very pleasant. Nice room (No. 5) with small balcony, large bathroom with all amenities (double wash-basin, shower, etc). Comfortable bed in a decent size room with tea/coffee facilities, plenty of storage space, fridge, DSTV, WiFi and wines and snacks on offer. Bed turned down at night. Aircon and ceiling fan. Very quiet at night. Pool in the garden. There is a large lounge with an honesty bar and a large breakfast room. Substantial breakfast available with Continental and cooked. Very nice staff on hand. Handy location to tour the Paarl Winelands. The Deck Restaurant serves very good food.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Christian G wrote a review Mar 2019
Oslo, Norway21 contributions8 helpful votes
Really wonderful guest house in the middle of the vineyard. We stayed in the biggest room, really worth the upgrade. Great common areas, and a good breakfast. Service was fantastic. Very safe as well with great security.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Conrad D wrote a review Mar 2018
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We were a group of 3 that stayed at Ridgeback House for a couple of nights. Our experience was really enjoyable and I can recommend Ridgeback House without any doubt. Vanessa arranged early breakfast during our stay which was absolutely word class. Our rooms were neat, tidy, spacious and very comfortable. What I can really point out is that Vanessa really gives attention to detail and this truly makes you feel like royalty. Thank you. We will most definitely stay with you again on our next trip to Paarl.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from nesscole, Manager at Ridgeback House
Responded 28 Sep 2018
Dear Conrad Thank you so much for the wonderful and positive feedback,we appreciate you taking the time to write to us. We like to believe that one of the many reasons that makes your stay with us enjoyable is our attention to detail and willingness of our staff to go the extra mile. We loved having you here and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your support Kind regards The Ridgeback Team
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US$62 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapePaarlWindmeul
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ridgeback House
Which popular attractions are close to Ridgeback House?
Nearby attractions include Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve (7.4 km), Groot Drakenstein Prison (Victor Verster Prison) (7.7 km), and Hero Adventure Trails (1.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ridgeback House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ridgeback House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ridgeback House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Ridgeback House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ridgeback House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blacksmith's Kitchen, Villamar, and Under Oaks Pizzeria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ridgeback House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ridgeback House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ridgeback House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ridgeback House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Windmeul.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ridgeback House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Ridgeback House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Groot Drakenstein Prison (Victor Verster Prison) (7.7 km).