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Sedgefield, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Bokwagtershuisie. It was like being back in our gransparents' house, bringing with it such good childhood memories. A truly tranquil experience. The house had everything we needed and more. I enjoyed the library and other books regarding the history of the surrounding areas. Very interesting. We loved walking in the succulent garden adjoining our house. The picnic... More 

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Hi Malinda Thank you very much for the review you wrote about Die Bokwagtershuis. We look forward to see you again in June. Regards Jack More 

Cape Town
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Discoving Matjiesvlei was such a lovely surprise. Fantastic landscape and setting. We loved the house too (Middleplaas) and the tasteful and old world way in which it was appointed. We loved it so much that we plan to return for a three day retreat sometime soon.

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Hi Maurat We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Middelplaas. Thank you very much for the review you wrote. We look forward to see you again. More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The amenities were very good. The only problem that we had was the fact that we were not given the code for the safe that houses the keys to the Chalet. This was supposed to have been emailed to us once we paid the balance. We had to ride around looking for Malinda the housekeeper. Once we located her it... More 

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Wilderness, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We loved our stay at Matjiesvlei cottages. The cottage (Middelplaas - recommended as it is close to the river and has beautiful views) is clean, neat and very well maintained. It has a wonderful 'stoep' for relaxing, reading, braaiing etc. We walked down to the river and had a wonderful swim. Also did the circular hike (Steerings se Kloof) through... More 

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Good day Anton We are glad you enjoyed walking in Steerring se Kloof, the view onto the veld and mountains and the book with the history about the valley. Thank you for the review. We hope to see you in the future again. Regards Jack More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Situated around a 20 minute drive out of Calitzdorp this is a hidden oasis of tranquillity nestled at the foot of the majestic Swartberg range. The four of us stayed in Die Stalle cottage, formally a horse stables, which had been thoughtfully renovated with many 'olde worlde' features. There is ample space for up to 6 people in this cottage... More 

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MatjiesvleiCottages, Owner at Matjiesvlei Cottages, responded to this review

We are so glad that you have experienced the relaxing atmosphere of the Klein Karoo, while staying over in Matjiesvlei Cottages. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 9 April 2016

This is a real surprise, at the end of a winding dirt road through the mountains to arive at a little cluster of farm cottages in a valley. Our cottage was very well equipped and spotless set in calm and beautiful surroundings - just a pleasure to sit on the stoep listening to the birds.

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Ladismith, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

We loved Matjiesvlei Cottages. The house we stayed in, called Die Stalle, was lovingly decorated with old world charm, cool rooms, comfy chairs, large lounge and dining area, insect screens on doors and windows, cool fresh linen, fireplace and sunsets to die for. We went for a swim in the Gamka River and felt like we were transported back in... More 

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Orania, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Old world charm in a beautiful valley. Great place to rest the soul! Nicely restored houses. Could be better equipped. We missed one or two things in the kitchen and braai-area, but still really worth visiting.

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MatjiesvleiCottages, Owner at Matjiesvlei Cottages, responded to this review

Hallo Jaco We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Matjiesvlei, and appreciate all the restoration done on various cottages in the Valley. Matjiesvlei is a very special place. However, you unfortunately did not stay at one of the Matjiesvlei Cottages, which are Middelplaas, Die Stalle and Die Bokwagtershuis. You visited another cottage, so the pictures are also not... More 

Durbanville, South Africa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed in DIE STALLE for three nights, bit away from the river. what a lovely spot to rest, go for a hike, run, mtb or just sit on your stoep and enjoy the views. The cottage is very comfortable. We enjoyed the picnic spot next to the river as well as canoeing. We will definitely be back.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

We could only stay two nights at MIddelplaas but loved the quiet of the valley. The house manager Malinda and her brother were hugely helpful and dealt with any problems at once. The cottage at Middelplaas is the most secluded and fully equipped, comfortable and clean. The great charm of the cottage is the privacy of the back stoep and... More 

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Address: Voortrekker Street, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Calitzdorp
Price Range: R604 - R702 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Make sure to book at Middelplaas as it is very private and secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles rynov190, 13 May 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are good!”
 of 5 bubbles CptFoodie, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The "Stalle" has a massive stoep/patio, which is great for braaiing and hosting a lot of people. The kitchen is quite small, so most of your cooking will be on the fire. The "Bokwagtershuis" has better indoor cooking facilities should this be important to you, but also has a lovely outside braai area. It also has an indoor lounge and dining room, which the "Stalle" doesn't have. We usually take both, so the inadequacies of either place doesn't really affect us too much.”
 of 5 bubbles DTMARAIS, 25 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Middelplaas cottage is more private than Bokwagters Cottage, but Bokwagters is beautiful, with a separate dining room vs eating in the kitchen as at Middelplaas. If you're a group, then good to take Bokwagters and Stalle as they are close to one another.”
 of 5 bubbles MandyR173, 13 Apr 2014 | Read review
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