Fraai Uitzicht 1798

Fraai Uitzicht 1798

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4.5
#3 of 18 guest houses in Robertson
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Mountain View
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pool
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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25NYC wrote a review Feb 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have come to Fraai Uitzicht for many years every year we are in South Africa and have become friendly with the owner, Karl Papesch. This is the most stunning place in Robertson with open views (hence the name of the place) where you can find tranquility and peace, great dining and beautiful accommodations all in one place. This is a well-maintained wine farm with particularly amazing red wines. If you are interested in wine, Karl will probable take you on his private tour to see his cellar where he experiments with new wines all the time, hence he is known as the "mad scientist" in the area. It's truly interesting and fun for anyone who is interested in wine.
All cottages are beautifully furnished in the typical South African country style with showers under the stars. The garden and pool are clean, the restaurant serves the most delicious breakfasts and dinners (fine dining under the stars). Staff is extremely friendly and attentive. Local produce is being used, herbs from the garden and there are different things on the menu every day. Take the dogs, Bruno and Lola for a nice early morning hike. You will love it and so will they. :)
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Try and stay in one of the two garden cottages
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Marc B wrote a review Apr 2024
Montreal, Canada
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We toured the region by car at end to the wine harvest season. The family who run this vineyard, winery and garden with guest houses have created a warm and inviting place to rest and recuperate after the drives we had done. The few travelers are greeted by the very small staff. The garden is lush with bushes and flowerbeds in various stage of bloom. The sounds of nature are all you hear in the morning. We found the facilities modern within the centuries-old buildings. Romantic bath or warm shower were both easy and comfortable. The food is fantastic and has original flavours for those who are adventurous, like home-made ice cream flavoured with a local succulent shrub. Best steak I have had this year. The wines are excellent, all of them we both tasted. We plan to return again from the other side of the world.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for wifi access
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ChristineP wrote a review Sept 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A perfect little gem retreat. Karl, Jonine and the rest of the team make sure you have a wonderful stay. We stayed for 2 nights which entitled us to visit the area. This is a wonderful place to stay. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Amanda T wrote a review Jun 2014
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful property but be aware there is nothing else to see or do ! Perfect get away for honeymooners or just for the peace and quiet. One or two nights are enough. Stayed in Merlot cottage which was lovely. Our male host ( Karl ) very welcoming, sadly the lady (!!) not so good. Despite being the only guests, she appeared to have no knowledge as to who we were and was incredibly discourteous. She had local friends in the restaurant so possibly too busy to deal with us at that stage. Sadly this spoilt my stay at this delightful place. We ate there that evening and were the only couple in the restaurant. Again Karl very helpful with the wine choices etc and my husbands food was good however I chose the lamb and it was uneatable,dry with no taste. I may have made the wrong choice !!! Next day we were shown the winemaking room which was great as had been told the day before that they couldn't do a wine tour !!
I would recommend this property but just think that some of the staff could be more welcoming especially when you have come so far ! I visit SA on a regular basis and this is the first time I have been (sort of) disappointed.
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Date of stay: April 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TaurusMunich wrote a review Feb 2008
Warngau, Germany
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this place for one night only. The place itsself is definately in a tranquill surrounding. The rooms are also nicley furnished with a warm atmosphere.
What we did not like was the dog´s poo on the gras from the young and (lovely) dog of the owner. But to sit in this smell on a terrasse is not ours.
Unfortunately it may have been harvesting time, so that big tractors with turnbrils drove directly behing the cottages on the small way to the farms. As they started at sunrise, we definately were awake.

Summary, yes it is beautiful but not worth the price.
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Date of stay: February 2008
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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VelvetEscape wrote a review Jun 2007
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I passed through the Robertson valley two years before on my first trip to South Africa and immediately fell in love with the area. I dropped by the Viljoensdrift wine estate to buy their magnificent Pinotage (I can definitely recommend the Pinotage from this estate, as well as the river cruise they organise) and the lady at the store recommended Fraai Uitzicht as a great place for lunch. She kindly called them to reserve a table and then gave me directions to the place. Fraai Uitzicht (means 'beautiful view' in Dutch/Afrikaans) is indeed stunning, located at the foot of the majestic Langeberg mountains and surrounded by gentle rolling hills covered with row after row of vines. I will never forget the lunch I had at the guesthouse's terrace and how happy I felt. At that moment, I promised myself that I would some day return for a longer stay.

I returned in October 2006 and stayed there for 3 nights. I recommend choosing the great value Klaas Voogds Experience package which includes two superb dinners (the 7-course dinner on day 2 was truly fantastic), a game drive in the nearby Klaas Voogds Nature Reserve, and entrance to the Soekershof Botanical Gardens (run by a Dutch couple - allow ample time for a chat with Yvonne. Her passion for succulents/cacti is inspiring).

I stayed at Riesling, one of the lovely cottages at Fraai Uitzicht. The cottage was very spacious, had a cosy interior and faced a beautiful garden - all the cottages open out into the beautifully-landscaped gardens/ponds. The personnel were very friendly, helpful and hospitable. One cold evening, I returned to my room and as I got into bed, I felt the divine sensation of a warm water-bottle tucked under the duvet at the foot of the bed! Heavenly indeed!

Without any qualms, I will recommend this hotel to anyone travelling through the Robertson area. To me, this place is simply magical.
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Date of stay: October 2006
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nuck2015 wrote a review Apr 2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were travelling as a group of five with 3 seperate units comprising of large bedroom,bathroom with comfortable chairs inside & a verandah to sit on with a beautiful view of the surrounding hills,vineyards. The dinner was absolutely fantastic ,infact top class! Everyone was very friendly & the owners were fabulous.
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Date of stay: April 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Free WIFi in dining room
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Mohnomishe wrote a review Mar 2019
Lusaka, Zambia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We like to do road trips in South Africa. The latest one took us through Western Cape, from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, over eight days. We stayed at some fabulous places, which unfortunately did not include Fraai Uitzicht despite its huge potential and scenic location. Because when factoring in what we actually payed for accommodation it didn't live up to expectations - as this was the most expensive guesthouse over the course of our journey, by a long shot.

So our two bedroom unit, Sauvignon, was directly adjacent to the lobby/restaurant. The view was great, overlooking vineyards and flowery fields, with the ubiquitous mountains in the background. The interiors and furnishing were rustic at best. A common room flanked by two spartan bedrooms. The bathroom was not good. The shower lacked curtain so water sprayed over the concrete floor making it slippery. And the towels were a disgrace for a four-star establishment, threadbare and small (I couldn't even wrap them around me, and I'm not even that fat).

The dinner was great, and we appreciated the help from Karl the manager who offered advice on food and wine. The breakfast, however, left a lot to be desired. I'm not a huge fan of breakfasts brought to the table. If I want another toast or glass of juice I prefer to get it myself, rather than having to ask for it. Especially when staff are not present for a long time.

The pool looked inviting, but never got around to using it. We appreciated the three labradors roaming freely on the grounds even though my wife is allergic, but other guests may not.
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Date of stay: March 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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601christina wrote a review Mar 2018
Västerås, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Returned to this wonderful place where we stayed one night a few years ago. Now we booked three nights. Pleasant atmosphere, very good and humble staff. Karl and Sandra are very nice and welcoming. Very good wines and fantastic good food. The room, Colombar, was beautiful and very nice. The bed and bed linen wonderful. We received many great suggestions for activities and wineries to visit.
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Date of stay: March 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Leigh T wrote a review Dec 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely accommodation and very special cuisine. Delightful menu which also caters for wine pairing tapas on certain days of the week. Karl the owner and winemaker was very attentive as were his staff. Lovely wines and a great place to stay if you are visiting this valley for a couple of days...
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Marc B wrote a tip Apr 2024
Montreal, Canada123 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for wifi access"
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25NYC wrote a tip Feb 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa21 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try and stay in one of the two garden cottages"
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Barbara D wrote a tip Feb 2019
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom33 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lawn rooms only others are rubbish"
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Martin S wrote a tip Jan 2019
London, United Kingdom14 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All lovely"
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Jill R wrote a tip Mar 2018
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They are all excellent. You can suit your budget with impunity."
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,793 - R 3,919 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeRobertson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fraai Uitzicht 1798
Which popular attractions are close to Fraai Uitzicht 1798?
Nearby attractions include Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm (2.0 km), Bon Courage Estate Wine (6.9 km), and Platform 62 (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fraai Uitzicht 1798?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Fraai Uitzicht 1798?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fraai Uitzicht 1798?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fraai Uitzicht 1798?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fraai Uitzicht Restaurant, Cafe Maude, and The Shed Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fraai Uitzicht 1798?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fraai Uitzicht 1798?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fraai Uitzicht 1798 have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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