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Dassieshoek Valley Dassieshoek, Robertson 6705 South Africa
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#9 of 33 Speciality lodging in Robertson
Self-catering accommodation on a beautiful farm in the mountains outside Robertson. Four elegant, two double-bedroomed cottages, one single cottage, and a four double-bedroomed luxurious restored Victorian farmhouse.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German
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KTHERON wrote a review 13 Sep
AMANDELBULT3 contributions1 helpful vote
Very beautiful setting below Arangieskop. Accommodation neat and clean, with everything provided that one needs. Some of the chalets need a bit of touching up on the outside, and a roof over the outside braai area would be welcome since it is currently exposed to the weather. We stayed for three nights, but could easily have stayed for another day or two. Baboons are a bit of a nuisance, but not a major issue. Otherwise, excellent value for your money!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Marcell Marais, General Manager at Die Laaitjie
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you kindly for your generous review. We repainted our cottages last year, sadly due to the old structures paint seems to be coming off. We are in the process of the roofs over the outside veranda, as we have cut down over a 1000 blue gum lats and waiting for it dry so we can continue on the roofs. Please do visit us again, and im 💯 sure that lots of changes would've been made. Stay safe. Warm regards Marcell Farm manager
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Llewellyn2021 wrote a review Jul 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
We thoroughly enjoyed the weekend at Die Laaitjie. Stunning location and amazing hiking trails. Perhaps the second bedroom in the cottage should have two single beds rather than a double bed. Will be back as soon as possible. Llewellyn and family.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Tania wrote a review Feb 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa4 contributions
What a gem in this peaceful, beautiful spot near Robertson. Swimmimg in the rockpools and drinking in the majestic mountain from the stoep were highlights. Lovely touches too, like complimentary fresh farm milk,proper coffee and olive oil.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mark wrote a review Jan 2021
Oxford2 contributions
Why Die Laaitjie: Unbeatable views of mountains and valleys, right from your bedroom window or outdoor swimming pool. Two short and absolutely stunning hikes to/along water for those hot Robertson days. Longer hikes too for the hardy. Privacy and quiet. The cosy cottages have all the basics including fireplaces with plenty of firewood and braai-facilities. If you like a 4 X 4 challenge, there's a new jeep track with some of the best views in the Western Cape. It's such good value for money. What I did not expect this time around: The new manager, Marcel, is a gem. He couldn't have been more friendly and professional. He even offered us his own provisions when someone forgot ingredients for a dish. He also offered to drive us up the newly cleared jeep track. Personally, I love staying in the self-catering cottages. However, if a member of your party prefers, book the Manor House for a more 'glam' feel.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Magriet11 wrote a review Oct 2020
Cape Town, South Africa154 contributions59 helpful votes
This must be one of the most beautifully situated farms in the Western Cape - and there is a lot of competition for that honour! It borders on the Dassieshoek Nature Reserve and the views of the mountains are spectacular. There are quite a few places to hike - one of the most amazing being the rock pools and the waterfall as well as a fairly strenuous and very steep hike up the ridge above the farm. It is very quiet, isolated and peaceful - we were the only guests there! The cottage is relatively well equipped, but desperately in need of some maintenance - including some new furniture! The bed was comfortable and the place was clean but it is quite sad as it has obviously seen much better days, This applies to the farm as a whole - sort of decayed grandeur (with for example 12 stables from a heyday of some sort). Having said that - it was quite comfortable and relatively clean. We were lucky as the threatened 180 strong troop of baboons did not show up while we were there - that might have been a bit daunting. I have to add that the photographs on the website are definitely misleading in terms of the cottages. Would we go back - I think so! It is made by the views and the hikes. If you can afford it - you may want to stay in the Manor house - it has even more spectacular views and seemed rather nice albeit pricy! We were left entirely to our own devices - which suited us, but might trouble others. A good find but needing lots of TLC and restoration.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Cottage number 3 or the Manor house
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Response from Die Laaitjie, Owner at Die Laaitjie
Responded 23 Nov 2020
Hello Magriet Thank you very much for your considered, and highly rated, review. You are absolutely right about the farm being in need of TLC and investment. Sadly for the last few years we had two managers in a row that were up to all sorts of no good. Both made endless promises, none of which were kept. All that was kept (from us) was just how bad the situation was, and how many financial irregularities there were and the enormity of their scale. I have to admit to writing a similar reply a few years ago as the first of the bad apples left, where I explained that we were trying to turn things around. None of that happened as Bad Apple Mark II was even worse, so here I sit again. Lockdown obviously devastated what was by then a very shaky enterprise. We appointed a new manager in August, Marcell, who in the brief period he has been there has made huge efforts to correct this all. We are not in a position currently to pour much investment into the place, but what Marcell is doing is providing the TLC. Within the last few weeks the driveways have been repaired, the swimming pools are clear and their actual colour for the first time in years, and there will be internet connectivity soon. The baboons have definitely started to wander further away, as proper management of the rubbish bins has stopped them regarding Die Laaitjie as their canteen. The three cottages are being repainted as we speak, the gardens cleared up, and I will be sending up some furniture from our own house soon. The upholstered furniture is in a particularly bad way, and annoyingly it is often the most expensive thing to replace. This is partly the fault of guests, who for reasons known only to themselves think it is acceptable behaviour to carry upholstered sofas out into the garden and leave them there all weekend, and allow their dogs to lie all over all the furniture all the time, despite being asked to not do so. I won't even start on careless breakages and theft of the contents. I am not often speechless but the stories about how someone, for example, 'accidentally' packed a 25 L stock pot, with lid, into their bag thinking it was theirs certainly left me at a complete loss for words. To address these issues we have now started charging a deposit, and all the potential 'problem' areas (bedding, sofas, etc) are photographed with the guests when they arrive. This has made a huge difference. Accidents happen everywhere and we completely accept that. However, I think knowing that the careless wrecking of someone else's much loved property, and not leaving the houses in more or less the condition you found them is unacceptable behaviour that will now be charged for, has definitely changed the tone of guests' visits, which as also contributed immensely to the improvement of the venue. Once we have addressed the cottages, we will do the same at the main house. The old farm buildings are slightly more complicated as we don't want to renovate them all and end up with a hundred people there every weekend, which would make it feel like a resort and not the lovely retreat that it is. We are thinking about the various options though. All of this is going to take more time, and money which no one has at the moment, so I ask that you remain connected to Die Laaitjie through Instagram and Facebook,. You will be able to see proper evidence of things improving, and based on that decide when would be a good time for you to return and experience it the way it should be.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Die Laaitjie
Which popular attractions are close to Die Laaitjie?
Nearby attractions include Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary (6.6 km), Van Loveren Family Cellar (7.4 km), and De Wetshof Estate (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Die Laaitjie?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Die Laaitjie?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Die Laaitjie?
Conveniently located restaurants include Four Cousins Restaurant, The Small Restaurant, and Bourbon Street.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Die Laaitjie?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Die Laaitjie?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Does Die Laaitjie have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.