Olifantskrans River Cabins

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Nadia DF wrote a review Jul 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Above and beyond honestly does not even begin to describe this place. I have never been greeted with such amazing hospitality and a host that really walks 500 extra miles to make their guests' visits special.

My Fiancé, our special boy Pepper and I visited Olifantskrans River Cabins in May 2022. It was a cold and rainy weekend but it was still such an amazing experience. The view is absolutely breathtaking and we enjoyed the weekend in front of the fire in our picturesque cabin in the woods.

We were able to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and recharge our batteries.

We were so happy that they welcomed our little Bully Pepper. It was his very first weekend away and he enjoyed it so much.

I highly recommend Olifantskrans River Cabins, not only for the amazing accommodation and stunning views but for the fact that there are not many places out there that really still cares about their customers as they do.

We will definitely be back.

Thank you for the amazing experience!
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All the Cabins have a wonderful view and you have your own personal space.
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jamesmb1983 wrote a review Feb 2016
Stellenbosch
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for a secluded getaway then this is perfect for you. The wooden cabins are fully equip and nice and clean. They are dog friendly with small enclosed yards around each cabin (although the walls are not that high so if your dog can jump high fences then they will be able to get out).
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Date of stay: July 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Matt wrote a review Oct 2014
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable and well equipped log cabins in the heart of the Robertson wine district. The OKRC gives you easy access to the Robertson wine region and other outdoor activities in the area.

We keep coming back to OKRC for weekend and short holiday excursions and the idyllic location right on the Breede river and vineyards

Lots to do for the kids and we recommend that you bring you MTB with you.
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Date of stay: October 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AdrivanderBank wrote a review Mar 2016
Onrus, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We as a family, rented 3 cabins ..last week of February. This must be our 4th or 5th stay at Olifantskrans.
The positive: Wonderful location, cabins spotless clean and got everything you would require in a self-service cabin.
Negative: The "camp" is pet friendly..and me and my wife got a big scare when 3 big Alsatian dogs run up to us and one dog jumped to my wife to attack her. I managed to kick him away. Luckily, the owner of the dogs came out of his cabin and came to our help. My wife left the "camp" in a state of shock.
I reported the incident to the management the Monday morning.. on which they just replied, "we are glad nobody was injured" no apology or anything.
To make a long story short.. everything can be perfect..but if you can’t go for a walk in this beautiful place..because you can be attract by big dogs..make this a no no. !!
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Date of stay: February 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Pay a few Rands more. and book a double room cabin.
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Peter W wrote a review Nov 2015
Cape Town, South Africa
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Celebrated my 30th birthday with a group of friends at the cabins. We had an amazing time. The cabins are very well equipped and well maintained. We had an awesome time on the river swimming, rock jumping and canoeing. Created great memories!
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Liezl1979 wrote a review May 2019
Cape Town
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in cabin nr 5. The moment you stop there the river and nature is just SO AWESOME! The dogs loved it, we could walk the farm and fish and the outdoor braai overlooking the river is pure bliss. IT IS REALLY A GEM OF A SPOT! That said - The inside of the cabin is functional and we had everything we needed. The mattress however need to be replaced - it is rock hard and you keep rolling to the center...i suspect it is just old. The linen also have turned yellowish from age. The bathroom is good and have all you need - just look past the black silicone around the edges. I would love to go back but would unfortunately think twice as i would like to have a good nights rest.
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Date of stay: May 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All the cabins overlook the river - all good
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Alida d wrote a review Aug 2018
Hartenbos, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place to relax and enjoy nature. Cabins very neat en equipped with all you need. Thanks for a lovely stay.electric blankets was very welcome to keep us warm during cold evenings. Will definitely be back
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Magpie665 wrote a review Jun 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Olifantskrans for 4 nights mid-week, just after the Wacky Wine Weekend, so we had the place to ourselves, except for one other couple, which Lynne thoughtfully placed at the other end of the line of cabins, giving us both total privacy and peace :). The single bedroom cabin was very clean and functional, the bed was comfortable, with high-end linen and pillows and our god-send in the middle of a chilly Winter: electric blankets! The shower room is in need of a little TLC but the shower itself was fantastic - hot, steady temperature and powerful.

We braai'd on two of the nights and utensils and wood (at R22 a bag, it's cheaper than town) are provided and a nice lady came on Wednesday and cleaned the braai, changed the towels and dishcloths, as well as emptying the firepit in the yard, which we used one evening - a great idea to keep the cold at bay, especially when it's paired with a big glass of lovely local red wine! When the fire dies down, you can venture back inside the little lounge/diner/kitchenette, where an oil heater warms the small space efficiently.

Each cabin is situated right on the river (which was in full flood, a welcome sight after the drought) and surrounded by a small gravel yard - a great idea when you have a small spaniel who loves to explore; at least we could let him out on his own into the yard without worrying he would run off. We stayed in cabin 6, which I think is the best one - it's near the end of the line so would be quieter when the resort is full (which it is most weekends throughout the year) and has the biggest yard.

The communal grassy area between the cabins and the river is well maintained, one day it was positively hot and we sat out on the grass, this time with a cold Chardonnay, and listened to the river while we read our books - heaven!

The only down-side are the extensive roadworks throughout Robertson, Ashton and Bonnivale. You can't escape them if you want to do some wine-tasting or have a leisurely lunch and the delays can be long and frequent, which could be frustrating if you're in a hurry (which we weren't!). The R317 runs along the top of the rocky outcrop opposite the cabins and there is a stop/go system in place for the roadworks on that particular section - beware opening your curtains in the morning in case there is a roadworker catching the early morning breeze, looking down onto the cabins!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Rushida27 wrote a review Mar 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The two bedroom cabins we stayed in during February 2018 was absolutely perfect for us. Each room had it own bathroom which was an added bonus. Besides the stairs up to the cabin which my 78 year old mom managed just fine , the cabin and location was perfect.
We arrived on a Monday and left on a Friday and almost had the whole place to ourselves.
Despite the drought , we still got to swim in the river and even when it rained , we enjoyed the braai and patio area.
This is definitely a place worth visiting. Be careful of the mountain bike trail , the thorns are hug and we had punctured on our first ride out. The road works in Robertson and Bonnievale is a bummer , but it is worth the trouble.
We will definitely be going to back when the river is in full flow.
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Date of stay: February 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Cabin 4 is right next to the swing and little play area for kids.
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thaniaw2017 wrote a review Mar 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Except for once, in16yrs i might add, we have always loved our weekends at ORC! (the once was due to very noisy day time visitors) The sound of birds & water...tranquility...is exactly what is needed when breaking away from a busy city life. ORC is situated on a private farm & the perfect place for birdwatchers. The cabins are very well positioned on the riverbank, overlooking the river & orchards on the other side. It is spacious & clean. Good quality linen is used & the beds are very comfortable. Danie & Francine Conradie, the hosts are friendly, accomodating & always willing to go that extra mile! Looking forward to the next time!
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Date of stay: August 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nadia DF wrote a tip Jul 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the Cabins have a wonderful view and you have your own personal space."
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Liezl1979 wrote a tip May 2019
Cape Town16 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the cabins overlook the river - all good"
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Rushida27 wrote a tip Mar 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa6 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cabin 4 is right next to the swing and little play area for kids."
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AdrivanderBank wrote a tip Mar 2016
Onrus, South Africa188 contributions134 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay a few Rands more. and book a double room cabin."
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cjacobs19 wrote a tip Feb 2015
Paarl, South Africa2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are a couple, ask for Cabin 2."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Olifantskrans River Cabins
Which popular attractions are close to Olifantskrans River Cabins?
Nearby attractions include Bon Courage Estate Wine (7.3 km), Zandvliet Wine Estate (6.4 km), and Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve (7.7 km).
What are some restaurants close to Olifantskrans River Cabins?
Conveniently located restaurants include Christina's Bistro at Van Loveren, Kapokbos Restaurant, and Cafe Maude.
Are pets allowed at Olifantskrans River Cabins?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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