Die Laaitjie

Die Laaitjie

Dassieshoek Valley Dassieshoek, Robertson 6705 South Africa
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#1 of 2 ranches in Robertson
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Outdoor pool
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
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Kitchenette
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Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German
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italy242015 wrote a review Feb 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely stay at Die Laatjie. The location is perfect as you feel you are in the middle of nowhere but still in quick reach of the town. The walk to the waterfall and rockpools is a must. Keith is a very attentive host and made sure that the cottage was stocked with wood and rusks. Thank you Keith !
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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tamscoop wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived in Robertson in the pouring rain, and checked into our little cottage, which was basic, but perfect. Not even 10 mins later, the owner Keith came over to us and let us know that he was worried about our cottage flooding in the rain, and asked if we could please follow him. The next thing, we had been upgraded (free of charge) to the 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom stunning manor house! It was the most incredible gesture of care, and made our weekend so incredibly memorable. We woke up to see horses grazing outside, and the most breathtaking views of mountains surrounding us.

Keith was the most personable, friendly host you could possibly imagine - going out of his way to ensure we were comfortable and happy! I would highly recommend this place to anyone, and can't wait to go back again when we can explore the gorgeous mountains and waterfalls in the sunshine!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mark wrote a review Jan 2021
Oxford
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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DKB911 wrote a review Jan 2020
Dwarskersbos, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the laaitjie for 3 days as a quick family getaway because we live next to the beach in the west coast. Cottage was well equipped, better than most we have stayed. Beds and pillows was of mediocre quality. Couches was n bit tired. One thing which bothered us was the windows in living/kitchen/dining area had no blinds or curtains so not very private. Had a lovely swim daily in the pool in the orchard. Baboons w
Came round on our last day but it was not that big a problem. We managed them. Cottages need a paint on the outside as well. Location is also a bit daunting to get to. Overall it was an ok stay. Very tranquil and quiet.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Odyssey05572119950 wrote a review Jan 2024
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife, our 4 month old baby and my father-in-law booked for a holiday at this accommodation for 29 December 2023 to 2 January 2024.

Looking at the advertised photographs, it appeared as if we had found a hidden gem which was actually rather luxurious. We were however severely mistaken.

Upon arrival it was clear that the place that was advertised was not the same as the actual accommodation. We were welcomed by dirty sheets, torn towels, peeling paint and dirty walls.

At no stage prior to our booking were we advised that our unit does not have a bath. Upon arrival we noted that there was no bath, with only a delipidated shower. This is quite difficult with a 4 month old baby. After requesting the host to provide us with something for our infant to bath in, we were provided with a metal baby tub which was not only dirty but rusted. Once water was placed in the metal tub, inexplicably, worms emerged from the rusted areas.

After arrival I contacted the host telephonically, who did not return my call, I then messaged him advising him that we were dissatisfied with the unit and requested a refund for our stay. The host advised via text messaged that he will discuss the refund with the booking agent.

We submitted photographs of the unit to the booking agent, who commenced an investigation. Subsequent to the investigation and despite the host admitting that the state of the unit was dissatisfactory, the towels were disheveled, sheets were damaged and paint was peeling, he refused to reimburse us. The booking agent has, however, confirmed that this accommodation will no longer be advertised on their website.

The host has attempted to gloss over the difference between the unit as advertised and what was actually the state of the unit we booked. The host has, conveniently, posted pictures on their website of the unit which has been renovated. Our unit had not been renovated. The host has stated numerous times that the Units are exactly the same, with a slight difference in that the advertised unit is allegedly slightly larger with a bath. this is patently untrue.

I have attached photographs of the unit as advertised (as this is allegedly exactly the same as our unit) compared to what it actually looked like upon arrival. It is clear that the advertised unit does not match the actual look of the place. Interestingly we are not the first family that has been duped by this.

We are severely disappointed with the unit and the lack of recourse from the host. One would've expected to be refunded, especially when the host admitted that the unit was not in the correct state.
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Date of stay: December 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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junelhickman wrote a review Nov 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Manor House for a weekend. As you drive into the secluded spot surrounded by mountains, you are greeted by horses, cattle and even some sheep on your doorstep!
There is very little cell phone reception (which is great) but good WiFi with a UPS, so stays on despite loadshedding.
The 4 bedrooms are all en-suite, spacious and clean. The place is very well equipped, with loads of crockery and cutlery, and every kitchen gadget you may need including an ice machine and hand blender. Basics like salt, pepper, oil, coffee, tea and plenty of firewood provided. About 20min out of town so make sure you have everything else you need as you will not want to leave once you're there!
Great entertainment areas, inside and outside with a lovely, albeit chilly, pool. Beautiful views and hikes to rock pools, a waterfall and a long hike in the mountains.
My only complaint is that our trip was too short, will book for longer when we go back!
Great hosts who were available for every request and query.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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riekiehuman wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful experience....to get back to nature and stillness, with everything you need. Warm water, warm fire, warm atmosphere, warm welcome. It was hard to leave. From being helped through muddy patched (without even asking) to getting extra wood throughout the stay and wonderful tips on where to hike, it made me realise yet again how wonderful it is to travel locally.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Tineke G wrote a review Jan 2020
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful scenery and a comfortable stay. The host was friendly and helpful. We could swim in a pool close by, took walks with the kids to a beautiful water fall and had quiet braise on a large outside area.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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cornetheron wrote a review Nov 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing city breakaway, great views, hikes and all round atmosphere. The scenery is truly breathtaking in every sense of the word. It feels like you are situated in the Alps rather then The Langeberge. Marcell and his partner are very good hosts and will assist, guide and help in any manner they can.

As this place is still a work in progress I would suggest the following improvements:

- Supply cottages with basic condiments ( salt pepper oil, coffee)
- Supply cottages with better glasses, I would suggest four wine glasses, four big water glasses and four smaller glasses
- The stoep is an amazing space but offers no shade, I know this could be an expensive inclusion, but will make the worlds difference.

If its nature you are after, I would definitely recommend a visit to Die Laatjie. It's a little piece of heaven on earth and one of few Winter and Summer destinations.
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Date of stay: November 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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E1326TXlisav wrote a review Apr 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The cottages are beautifully located in the mountains with easy access to mountain paths. The cottage however is not as nice as the pictures. It's in need of maintenance both from a structural perspective but also electrical and plumbing. Our first night the fridge packed up and bedside lights in both bedrooms didn't work. The owner was quick to respond but meant we had work men in our cottage on the first morning. Subsequently the shower drain was blocked and flooded into the kitchen. The linen is in need of replacing as it's worn and thin and not warm enough for mountain weather. The owner tried his best to assist but unfortunately the cottage is not up to standard and overpriced for what you get.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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cohenlauren2008 wrote a tip Apr 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"The cottages dont have WiFi during loadshedding"
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LouisPH wrote a tip Oct 2022
Suider Paarl, South Africa17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Would avoid going as a couple. Did not feel safe"
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Trip58118978031 wrote a tip Jul 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the last cottage, views are amazing"
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Anthony Paterson wrote a tip Sept 2021
Betty's Bay, South Africa1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own sugar and firelighters"
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Magriet11 wrote a tip Oct 2020
Cape Town, South Africa145 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cottage number 3 or the Manor house"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Die Laaitjie
Which popular attractions are close to Die Laaitjie?
Nearby attractions include Van Loveren Family Cellar (7.4 km), Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary (6.6 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.
What food & drink options are available at Die Laaitjie?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
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, Bourbon Street, and The Small Restaurant.
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.
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