Over the Mountain Guest Farm

Main Road, Herold, George 6615 South Africa
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R 990
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#1 of 1 B&B in Herold
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Situated in the secluded hamlet of Herold on the famous Route 62 and part of South Africa’s sublime Garden Route, Over the Mountain Guest Farm offers more than just luxurious accommodation. Forming part of the original 19th century town of Herold, Over The Mountain brings new meaning to the word ‘relaxation’. Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and stay for a few days or overnight on your way. World class accommodation and hospitality are taken a step further with unique, experience based holiday packages that will see guests not only delving deeply into the soul of the stunning surroundings but also taking part in the vibrant art and culinary culture that define this picturesque part of the South African landscape. Make it a destination or a pit stop. The historic buildings can provide accommodation for up to 27 people spread across a combination of 6 en-suite B&B rooms as well as 2 Self-catering family units.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

Main Road, Herold, George 6615 South Africa
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SNicHorn wrote a review Nov 2022
Gqeberha, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The owners are aproachable, kind and responsive. House of Grace, that we stayed in, was clean and homely. You don't go there for electronic entertainment, so the spotty wifi is counterintuitively actually a good thing. The indoor fireplace at braai height, draws well and doesn't smoke the house. I love the fact that, given the choice, I can braai in the kitchen, so I can pinch my wife's rear as she makes potato salad, while I'm turning the meat.
The drive to George or Oudtshoorn, is far enough to stop you from going in to town on a whim, but close enough that you don't need to overstock on anything. The pool is inviting and not icy. The surroundings are a fantastic blend between Karoo and coastal greens. It may be a wet time of year that we went, so I cannot swear it would give that impression year round, but I certainly loved the views. You may lament the absence of generators, but people... at the rates they charge, what are you complaining about? If quiet calm is not for you, then perhaps rent a room above a nightclub. As for me, I loved it.

And the pillows! Almost forgot the pillows. My only complaint about the pillows, is that now I want the same ones and I forgot to ask where they bought them.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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EdT wrote a review Mar 2020
Pretoria, South Africa175 contributions61 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Always stunning to receive good service from any hospitality industry. We were late on our arrival at the tea garden, but was met by the owner with a warm welcome and indicated they are about to close the kitchen, but will gladly serve us, this we appreciated and enjoyed their lovely and fresh scones, served with so much charm. A beautiful and serene view. Worthy stop, when passing through 💤💤💤💤
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Enjoyed the lovely tea garden, good views
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andreaaasvoel wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent service, hospitality and food! Great spot for hikers and off-road bikers/cyclists to stay, given the surrounding environment. Accommodation suitable for all seasons. Even the pool looked inviting in the middle of winter, but obviously not advisable. 😉
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Date of stay: August 2022
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Alida V wrote a review Feb 2022
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
There were no wifi, or airconditioners in the rooms available (as advertised). It was the hottest week end of the year, we had to ask for a fan. We were two couples who stayed there. If we knew about that, we would rather stayed in a guest house that have airconditioners and wifi.
The view was good.
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Date of stay: January 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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lgioia160209 wrote a review Sept 2020
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
the webpage said 11km outside George to soon discover after paying it was 33 km away.
nearest restaurant also 30 km away over a treacherous mountain pass .
VERY DISSAPOINTING..No TV and very little to do after 6.
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Date of stay: September 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Gerrit Brits, Owner at Over the Mountain Guest Farm
Responded 15 Sept 2020
We regret that our guests did not have a pleasant stay. It is very disappointing to receive a poor review because guests do not read the information properly. Our booking information and website clearly states that we are 30 minutes drive from either George or Oudtshoorn and that there are NO restaurants nearby, however we do offer dinner and breakfast to guests if they book in advance. Unfortunately we do not offer entertainment to our guests, but Over the Mountain Guest Farm is a place of peace and tranquility where most people get food for the soul.
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787andre wrote a review May 2021
Port Alfred, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quaint historic buildings , with comfortable stay, perfectly clean, very reasonable rates. We were welcomed by our host Estelle and complimentary chocolates for all. Shower was perfectly hot and powerful, beds were warm and comfortable.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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
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Response from Gerrit Brits, Owner at Over the Mountain Guest Farm
Responded 18 May 2021
Thank you
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Veronique wrote a review May 2021
Cape Town, South Africa696 contributions113 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
During my roadtrip, I had a stop in Herold village and had scone in the tea garden of the Over the mountain Guestfarm.
The service is very friendly and professional. The lady gave me plenty of infirmation on the area.
The scane was very good and the place is charming and full of history.
It really worth to stop there...
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Gerrit Brits, Owner at Over the Mountain Guest Farm
Responded 18 May 2021
Our Pleasure
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LP519 wrote a review Apr 2023
Western Cape, South Africa71 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed overnight with friends and had a very comfortable stay. The beds were comfy although we did feel that the bathrooms could maybe be spruced up a bit? They were functional but basic. Otherwise the location is lovely and peaceful and we enjoyed breakfast with a view in the morning.
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Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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mackenzzziecampbell wrote a review Jun 2023
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ve been here 3 different times now and have always loved my stay. The rooms are always clean and cozy and the surrounding area is so beautiful. Their cafe is also such a fun addition and I can highly recommend their scones!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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
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spond767210 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent five nights here. Room was a little dated but good to have a refrigerator. Breakfast was okay. Thought shower in the bath was dangerous as quite high to climb in and no strong handrail to hold on to. Would not return. Swimming pool was not as elaborate as shown in pictures and no paved area to get to it.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Yumna F wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get in and let go. Most activities you'll have to drive for so if you want to spend a day or two in, bring things that don't require a plug."
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EdT wrote a tip Mar 2020
Pretoria, South Africa175 contributions61 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoyed the lovely tea garden, good views"
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Chuan/ Lozelle du Preez wrote a tip Dec 2018
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a private room. Sound travels in these older buildings."
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John H wrote a tip Apr 2018
Roodepoort26 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are good."
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moirastraus wrote a tip Mar 2018
Calitzdorp, South Africa17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Self-catering rooms are better."
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PRICE RANGE
R 980 - R 999 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Over the Mountain Guest Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Over the Mountain Guest Farm?
Nearby attractions include Montagu Pass Old Toll House (4.3 km) and Montagu Pass (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Over the Mountain Guest Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Over the Mountain Guest Farm?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Over the Mountain Guest Farm?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Over the Mountain Guest Farm?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Over the Mountain Guest Farm have airport transportation?
Yes, Over the Mountain Guest Farm offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Over the Mountain Guest Farm?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Over the Mountain Guest Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Over the Mountain Guest Farm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Montagu Pass Old Toll House (4.3 km).
Does Over the Mountain Guest Farm have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.