Koo Karoo Guest Lodge

Koo Karoo Guest Lodge

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This was once a couch house - more than 100 years old
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Plunge pool
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4.5
#6 of 20 guest houses in Montagu
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
Spacious en-suite rooms with private entrances. Economy double/twin; queen double and king double. Room 1 offers tea/coffee facilities, heater/fan, fridge, microwave oven and DSTV, Room 2 offers tea/coffee facilities, heater/fan, fridge, microwave oven and DSTV. King room offers tea/coffee facilities, fridge, microwave oven, DSTV & air-conditioning unit and overlooks the garden. Rooms offered on a room only basis so price is affordable! Self Catering Cottage sleeping 4 and Self Catering Apartment sleeping 4 located on the same site. Secluded garden, braai area, gated off road parking and small pool. Free WiFi available in all rooms. Visa & Mastercard accepted.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Children's television networks
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Horseback riding
Archery offsite
Bicycle tours
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

5 Piet Retief Street, Montagu 6720 South Africa
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 82 out of 100
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Cape Town Intl Airport
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Heather W wrote a review Apr 2020
Alton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at the Koo Karoo regularily for the last nine yearsand realy enjoy it.
Shirley is always makes us welcome and is very helpful with suggestions of where to go and making bookings for us.
Our room is very comfortable and it is great having air con and wifi.
Would highly recommend the Koo Karoo Guest Lodge.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Shirley Trafford, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Responded 20 Apr 2020
Thankyou so much for your wonderful review Heather. It is always a pleasure to see you & Andy and hear about your trips. I hope that you may return in 2021! Wishing you many happy safe travels, Shirley
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ncock831215 wrote a review Mar 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was quaint but old. Went with friends and shared a bathroom which was old. Host had just taken over this lodge and made us feel welcome and gave us choices where to eat. Outside furniture could have been cleaned
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Date of stay: March 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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BedfordtownUK wrote a review Mar 2020
Bedford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just reviewing the places we stayed on our last South African holiday. The review previous to this I titled "OK but not nice enough to return" - this accommodation in contrast I would be very happy to stay in again.
The hostess was friendly and helpful, you got the impression she was genuinely happy to help if needed. Accommodation was clean and central to town. I am a fan of Montagu and would be happy to stay here again. Thanks from all of us.
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Date of stay: July 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Shirley Trafford, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Responded 06 Mar 2020
Thankyou so much for your kind comments. I do try to help all guests on information within the town and it was very easy to help you! I hope you will return one day in the future. Until then I wish you many happy travels!
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Sherpa40869171878 wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely place! We felt very much at home. Everything is neat and tidy with different rooms or cottages to choose from. The rooms are well equipped, catering for all your needs, which makes it a convenient stay. During loadshedding you can still watch TV and use the wifi. It is great for a group of friends, family, couples or single person. Short term or long term. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Christine Laubscher, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Responded 14 Aug 2023
Thank you for your kind review, much appreciated! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Kind regards, Christine Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
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Munro en Stassen familie wrote a review Aug 2021
Montagu, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing peaceful stay with Family. Thanks to the amazing host Christine for making my 21st memorable with my family and for allowing the family dog Grey. Everything was perfect. Definitely a must if you pass Montagu.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Christine Laubscher, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Responded 14 Aug 2023
We are glad you could make memories here at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge, Kind regards,
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Jean L wrote a review Apr 2019
Kleinmond, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent self-catering cottages. Private with outdoor braai facilities. We were welcomed by the owner in a friendly and helpful manner.
Map was included with all attractions marked. King size bed with quality fittings
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Date of stay: April 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Responded 16 Apr 2019
Many thanks for your kind comments about your stay. I am pleased you found things acceptable and comfortable. I hope you may re-visit one day in the future. Best Wishes, Shirley
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Elizabeth H wrote a review Mar 2018
Letchworth Garden City, U.K.
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another 7 weeks staying at Koo Karoo, and another perfect rest. Shirley is always helpful and goes the extra mile. She knows the best places to eat - and it changes year on year - but she does intrude. A very safe, charming and excellent place to stay. Looking forward to our return next year. Thanks shirley.
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Date of stay: January 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All our good but ones away from the road would be quieter.
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Response from Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Responded 25 Mar 2018
Many thanks Elizabeth for your review. It is always a pleasure to host you and Eileen and I look forward to welcoming you back in 2019. Warm regards, Shirley
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Elizabeth H wrote a review Mar 2017
Letchworth Garden City, U.K.
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our fourth, perhaps fifth, visit and Koo Karoo has become a second home. Shirley is amazingly helpful and friendly and the cottage is really comfortable. Koo Karoo is in a perfect position to visit all of Montagu and the pool is marvellous on hot days. The bed is comfortable, the cottage cool even in the height of summer and there is every amenity. So good that we have booked for 2018! Thank you Shirley.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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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Response from Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Responded 21 Mar 2017
Many thanks for your positive review Elizabeth and Eileen. I am very happy that you enjoy returning to stay with me, and that the facilities of the cottage are adequate for your stay. I have indeed got your reservation in the diary for January 2018 and I will look forward to welcoming you then. I hope you have many wonderful travel experiences in 2017! Warm regards, Shirley
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Mary-Rose M wrote a review Feb 2016
Calstock, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Koo Karroo Guest Lodge is now the first choice for my husband and myself to stay when in Montague,which itself is a picturesque, peacefull and safe village surrounded as it is by amazing mountain scenery.The accommodation is always of the highest standards of cleanliness and every comfort is there.I personally appreciate the common-
sense touches that you do not always find elsewhere, like the torch,hanging by the door, and the framed list of
important phone numbers,in large print and hanging in a prominent position by the door.Shirley gives of her time
willingly to help you with any and every query you may have.It is the perfect "home from home" for us, as we
travel to and from C.T.Airport, and we look forward to coming to stay again in the near future.Nearly forgot....
the Breakfasts are Superb!!
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Response from Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Responded 27 Feb 2016
Thankyou Mary & John for your positive review of your stay here with me at Koo Karoo. I am so pleased that you had an enjoyable time with me and that you make this a regular stop on your journey to and from Cape Town. I look forward to hearing about your travels and your times spent in South Africa and look forward to meeting again when you next visit. With my warm regards, Shirley
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Sandra N wrote a review Aug 2015
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent location and a wonderful host. The service was exceptional and exceeded my expectations. I was made very at home and the atmosphere was very warm and welcoming. The town was quite and very relaxing.
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Date of stay: August 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Responded 08 Sept 2015
Many thanks Sandra for your review. I am so pleased that you had a relaxing time and I hope you will re-visit one day in the near future! Kind Regards, Shirley
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Paul Rixom wrote a tip May 2019
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms in the courtyard are very nice and have access to a small plunge pool."
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Elizabeth H wrote a tip Mar 2018
Letchworth Garden City, U.K.56 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All our good but ones away from the road would be quieter."
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henpecked26 wrote a tip Feb 2018
cheshire16 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 3 is best"
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juliacC1747IY wrote a tip Nov 2017
Devizes, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The 2 bedroomed cottage is good for families. There are also double rooms"
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278bruceb wrote a tip Oct 2017
GORDONS BAY, CAPE TOWN12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 1 has separate toilet and bathroom. TV service is very limited."
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PRICE RANGE
R 805 - R 897 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeMontagu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Flying Feet (0.3 km), Joubert House (0.4 km), and IBIS Gallery (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Rambling Rose, 22 Church Street, and Burgundy Gherkin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Koo Karoo Guest Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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