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Kromrivier Farm Stays

Farm Kromrivier, Paterson, Sundays River Valley 6130 South Africa
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#7 of 9 lodges in Sundays River Valley
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Our Farm boarders on the northern side of the Addo Elephant Park, by road approximately 20 minutes drive to the Main gate. Our Guesthouse has 2 Apartments and 1 Cottage. The newly renovated Kudu Cottage is perfect for 2 guests with en-suite Bathroom. Shower, toilet and Basin and own Kitchenette. The Rhino Apartment has 2 bedrooms Rhino Room, sleeping 7, with Private Bathroom with Sower, Toilet and Basin and own . The Zebra Apartment also have 2 Bedrooms, with own Kitchen and Private Bathroom, with a shower and a bath. The kitchens are fully equipped to make and serve meals for self-catering or order your meals from the Main Farm House. Inside and outside Dining areas, Barbeque facilities and free wood. We are an Eco friendly farm, but still believe in providing you with all the amenities required for a comfortable stay. Our meals have been rated as exceptional by previous guests. We have Solar powered charging facilities for cell phones, please bring your own cables
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Free parking
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Farm Kromrivier, Paterson, Sundays River Valley 6130 South Africa
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Port Elizabeth Airport
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Paul H wrote a review Mar 2020
Lancing, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
I wish we could have stayed longer in this beautiful tranquil setting. Jenifer and her team looked after us extremely well and the food was homemade and delicious. Jenifer - WE WILL BE COMING BACK!! Regards, Paul & Linzi xx
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Alan T wrote a review Jan 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom160 contributions73 helpful votes
My partner's parents (who live in South Africa) booked Kromrivier a few months before we stayed here, in November. We'd been to Addo Elephant park previously, and as this was advertised as nearby, they booked a 3 night stay here for 5 of us. The place is nice, and as advertised is out in the middle of nowhere. However, for the price that was paid, this place needs a whole lot of improvements! On arrival, we were greeted by the owner, and advised we had been allocated part of the farmhouse, and the small separate cottage for our group. We were advised the front part of the house had been booked out as well, which was next door (attached) to the farmhouse. When we arrived at the farmhouse, we entered through the kitchen door, and it was like stepping back in time. We thought it added some character. Off of the kitchen, down the hallyway were 3 double bedrooms, and then a door which went into the other accommodation the other people were staying in. We found the door didn't lock, so made our own plan to ensure the guests that were staying there couldn't just walkthrough into our accommodation. Back in the kitchen, walking through the other door was a large dining room, with 2 dining tables, and then through the backdoor, into the communal area with a large braii area, tables and sofas. The communal area had an array of mismatching furniture, which is fine but was somewhat rundown, and other parts of the area were being used to store other bits, such as outside heaters, dressers, etc. On an evening the outside heaters didn't work either. The layout of the farmhouse was a bit all over the place with guests we didn't really know walking in and out of our areas. My partner and I stayed in the small cottage just up from the main farmhouse. The place smelled a bit foisty, but we discovered this was due to a used mop, so we put this outside and the smell soon cleared. The cottage itself was lovely, nice fresh bedding, large attached bathroom; however, the bathroom had no door. It had a doorway for a door, but had a folding, changing screens that we had to move each time we wantedin or out of the bathroom; plus, the screen offered very little privacy! On the 3rd night we stayed we decided to order dinner from the mainhouse, and the service was fab. The ladies set up the dining room for us, and the people staying next door on the other table. There were 3 of them, and 5 of us, and the price is per person. On the website, the price had been advertised as R185 per person,; however, the owner charged us R295 per person! When we questioned it she disregarded it. So when the food arrived, we started serving ourselves from the food dishes on our table, and soon realised we'd been given the same amount of food as the table for 3 guests next to us. Very disappointing meal, and even more diappointed we weren't given the correct amount after paying per head. The farm is also a good 45 minute drive each way to Addo Park.Make sure if you stay to bring plenty food, drink, etc with you. The view of the stars was spectacular! Amazing to watch at night, so clear. The staff were also brilliant, really friendly and very attentive. However, this place is nothing like as advertised, and was a great disappointment to the start of our holiday. We paid a similar price for our stay at another farm stay in Robertson(will be reviewing that soon) and it was amazing by comparison to this place. It needs to up it standards by a long shot, and sort it's layout out, move the junk from the communal areas and put a bathroom door on in the cottage! I'd steer clear of this place, and stay on Addo's site if you can.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from kromrivier, Owner at Kromrivier Farm Stays
Responded 07 Jan 2020
Dear Big GayAI1 Thank you for your review. We appreciate all comments from our guests. We take note of your concerns and will endeavor to improve where possible and as soon as possible. We wish you all the best and trust that you are safely home Just to clarify a few points for future guests: Our price per person is below the average market price for accommodation in our area, for self catering guests as well as guests booking meals in advance, due to the fact that we renovated a farm house to give our guests the experience of Farm Life in SA and not a 5* hotel. The guesthouse layout is explained in detail on our website. A farm house that has 2 Apartments or you rent the complete house for big families up to 15 and a cottage that can sleep another 2 guests. Unfortunately the second apartment was already booked when we received the email request for this booking. (direct booking in this instance, at an even lower price than advertised) I explained to Mr Ormerod, an elderly gentleman who made the booking, that the only way I can accommodate 5 guests of which 2 wants to be placed separately, is to book the 2 guests in our newly renovated en-suite cottage and the other 3 in an Apartment that sleeps 7. He accepted my suggestion and never came back to me that they were unhappy with the arrangement as it was as we discussed. I think there might have been a lack of communication between the guests in this group.... The door separating the 2 Apartments in the passage has been secured by us. You will not see the lock from the Rhino 🦏 Apartment as it Is visible from the Zebra 🦓 Apartment. Guests cannot get entry into each other apartments at all. That is a basic requirement when renting out your facility. Each apartment has its own entrance and there is a door between the dining Room and the Rhino apartment that can be closed if other guests are in the dining room, giving everyone privacy. The entrance to the patio and dining area is from Outside for other guests and not through the Rhino 🦏 apartment At all.All apartments are for those guests only. On our website it is stated that the Dining room and Patio/braai areas are communal areas although all 3 apartments have their own fire place. Guests can request to have their meals in their apartment should they not wish to dine in the dining room with other guests. All units have a table with enough chairs in their kitchen. There is a yellowwood lounge suite on the patio as well as other seating that allows you to relax and enjoy the fire or the starry night sky. We provide knee blankets as November is already high summer by us and we find that there is no need for us to light up the heaters on the patio in summer while a huge fire is going. Should guests want the heaters on, they merely have to ask us to switch them on when the fire is started at the end of the day. My staff make sure that guests are comfortable before they retire for the evening. We gladly serve meals to self catering guests like this was and will never distinguish between our guests. Our meals are advertised as buffet style and is quality SA Cuisine with the freshest products from our garden. We prepare meals according to the number of guests and we have never before had a complaint about our portion size or the standard of our meals, rather that the food is fantastic and too much! Please refer to our ratings on Booking.com. Rates and meal rates, fluctuate during the year, as seasoned travelers will know. We state on the website and on every booking site that we and the Addo Elephant Park is situated in the Countryside. All guests should refer to google maps before making bookings, to minimize travel distances. We often find that guests book at the lowest possible rate and do not think of distance at the time they book.. The junk that is referred to, is so much appreciated by guests that has a good knowledge and appreciation for antiques and this is displayed in a dedicated corner on the patio. We invite all future guests to visit our website to familiarize yourself with the layout of our accommodation, to avoid disappointment or confusion before booking at Kromrivier Farm Stays We are extremely proud of our girls and the level of service they provide to our guests and it is good to hear that it is being noticed and mentioned, thank you food that. We urge future guests to mention any concerns or problems to us as they might appear and not only at review stage, as we will gladly assist in the best possible manner to make Your Stay Fantastic! Jenifer
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gschel616875 wrote a review Oct 2019
Western Cape, South Africa1 contribution
We had a very nice stay in an old furnished guesthouse. The breakfast delivered to our room in the morning was "out of this world"! Well done! The barbecue area, behind the house was a bit open and windy, but we managed to make a nice "potjie".
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from kromrivier, Owner at Kromrivier Farm Stays
Responded 26 Oct 2019
Dear Gerard Thank you for the kind words. The farm house is over 100 years old and family history behind it is legendary. The interior we endeavor to have up to the highest standard in accommodation and we pride ourselves on that. Unfortunately the weather was very bad during your stay and not ideal for outside cooking. Next time order Dinner from the Main Farm House we serve good SA cuisine We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. Go well and all the best Jenifer
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cschlu937447 wrote a review Sept 2019
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The farm is a beautiful location and is about 30 minutes from the gateway to Addo National Park. We were warmly welcomed, if we had any questions or concerns we could always contact the landlady. The booked food was incredibly tasty and rounded off our stay perfectly. We can only warmly recommend the farm to those who feel like peace and quiet, cosiness and a special experience.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from kromrivier, Owner at Kromrivier Farm Stays
Responded 02 Oct 2019
Dear Christian Thank you so much for the kind words and the recommendation. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Like I told you, maybe we will see you again one day when you bring the Bambino’s to SA. Keep well and all the best Jenifer, Mandisa and Nontombi
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Masechaba wrote a review Apr 2019
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We have been staying at the farm for three nights and it was just wonderful. As it is located in the middle of some fantastic nature one can really relax and rest. The children can play around and there is even a litlle pool to freshen up when it gets to hot. The service and the food where just perfect. We would always come back.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from JeniferM298, Owner at Kromrivier Farm Stays
Responded 01 May 2019
Dear Masechaba Thank you for the kind words. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the food. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future Jenifer
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specas wrote a review Apr 2019
Lithuania211 contributions141 helpful votes
Exclusive location-two isolated farm houses in the valley -one for the guests, another for the family. Don't get confused when you arrive -the GPS coordinates point to the guest house which is the second in a row but you have to stop at the first one where the hostess lives to be accompanied to your accommodation. If you love nature and the quiet, this is the right place for you. A friendly dog, cows grazing and antelopes racing. Our accommodation included the bedroom (6 pillows on each bed), the sitting room, a bathroom and a patio.Very tidy. We had dinner and breakfast. The table was elegantly set, the food was delicious (lamb with vegetables and rice, a tasty dessert for dinner). The hostess was very hospitable, we had a nice chat and took some photos. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from kromrivier, Owner at Kromrivier Farm Stays
Responded 24 Apr 2019
We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us at Kromrivier Farm Stays Thank you for the informative review and kind words. We strive to make Your Stay Fantastic! while visiting Addo Elephant Park and the many other Safari's and activities our area has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future All the best and kind regards Jenifer
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Nomad56009043410 wrote a review Apr 2019
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
Fantastic view of country side, practical farming operations, visible, very comfortable experiences. Fantastic food, traditional house hold equipment. Highly recommended to appreciated history. The sound of the night live is fantastic.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from JeniferM298, Owner at Kromrivier Farm Stays
Responded 04 Apr 2019
Dear Friend Thank you for the kind words, it is much appreciated by all Go well Jenifer
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AimadEO wrote a review Mar 2019
Bordeaux, France4 contributions
Fantastic experience! We couldn't remember how we ended up booking the place. But we had no regrets at all. Not too far from Port Elizabeth, we got there quickly after we landed. Very close to Addo National park and its elephants. The farm was just fantastic: beautiful scenery, comfortable beds. The small farmhouse itself had a very rustic, traditional vibe to it. Reminded me of some things I've seen where I grew up, in the countryside. The house and the scenery are both incredible. On top of this, Jenifer's attention to our needs was beyond good. She helped us before we even showed up by booking all our activities in the region for the following four days (including and not limited to canoeing, safari, quad rides...). I would strongly recommend opting for the dinners (optional) there. Food is local and delicious. Kudu filet was marvelous. And having drinks next to the fire on the terrace was a fantastic way to end a day. We also wanted to leave a special note of thanks for Jenifer's girls, who were kind, very helpful, and provided a fantastic massage to my wife and me. What else can be said? If you're looking for silence, rest, and nature, this is the right place. And spending a few days without computers, TVs etc was also good. (There is good wifi available there by the way). As we were leaving, we told both the girls and Jenifer that we will be back as soon as family comes to visit us. This is a great place to discover another South Africa.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from JeniferM298, Owner at Kromrivier Farm Stays
Responded 30 Mar 2019
Dear Aimad Thank you so much for the kind words. It was such a pleasure to do all your bookings beforehand, knowing that you can just Arrive and enjoy your time with us. Our Slogan is We Make Your Stay Fantastic! and I know your stay was Fantastic. There is so much more to do in our area, within a 50km radius, besides visiting the Addo Elephant Park, that guests should always book for 2 or more days. We can’t wait for you and your family to come visit us again. We look forward to welcoming you all on the Farm. My girls are both Superstars and I could never Farm and do the Guesthouse without them. They have taken full responsibility for the Guesthouse and after intensive training successfully completed their course for our Mini Spa, that we opening soon. I am so proud of them, thank you for noticing their efforts and I am very happy that you and Eleanore enjoyed the massage Go well and all the best Jenifer
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CraigB wrote a review Jan 2019
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We were a large group of 15 on our way back home after our 2-week vacation. Stayed here for 2 nights to break up our trip back home. What a good find it was. Still, Quiet and close the elephant park it was the perfect place. Jenifer and her staff were fantastic and managed to cater for all of us. Not easy when there are vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters. It was fantastic. Will be back there for sure. Craig
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from kromrivier, Owner at Kromrivier Farm Stays
Responded 11 Jan 2019
Dear Craig Thank you for the kind words. You guys really made me dig deep to become inventive with your dietary requirements 😅 I’m so glad that you enjoyed the stay and the meals and helping me to widen my horizons with my Menues. I have not forgotten about the recipes, you as the Vegan, asked for! I will forward them shortly. Glad you arrived home safely and that you could enjoy the peace and tranquility as well as the beautiful night skies before starting off your New Year We wish you all the best for 2019 and hope to see you back soon again! Jenifer, Nontombi, Mandisa and Anele
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simi1984 wrote a review Jan 2019
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We just love this place. It is really a home away from home. Jennifer and CP always makes the most effort to give us the best stay. I will keep on recommending this little place to anyone. See you soon!!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from kromrivier, Owner at Kromrivier Farm Stays
Responded 13 Jan 2019
Thank you so much for the kind words. We will gladly welcome you back time and time again! So glad you still enjoy coming here and hope there will be even more improvements with your next visit. Thanks again and all the best for 2019!
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South AfricaEastern CapeGreater AddoSundays River ValleyPaterson
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