Stoneybrook Ranch Bed and Breakfast

Stoneybrook Ranch Bed and Breakfast

56 Off the R On the Kokstad/Matatiele Road, Kokstad 4700 South Africa
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56 Off the R On the Kokstad/Matatiele Road, Kokstad 4700 South Africa
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Nadia wrote a review Aug 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stoneybrook is well run, with very accommodating and friendly staff & such neat and well maintained gardens. Beautiful walk-ways welcomed us everywhere with breathtaking views on the farm of the KZN and EC countryside.
We've stayed in the cosy stone rondawel- a fully equipped chalet with luxurious comfy bedding, heaters and electric blankets for the cool Berg nights.
Annette, the owner, definitely has an eye for style and detail and she went out of her way to make us feel at home!
Service was excellent and food... the tipping scale back at home is proof of scrumptious meals - delicious home cooking and made with love.
We will be back and the romantic River Cabin will be our next stay... Previously we've stayed in the Carp Lodge which is a must see & stay for bigger groups. Stoneybrook truly is Home away from home.
Thank you Annette & Brenda.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Liz Wheeler wrote a review Aug 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Never have I ever enjoyed my time at Stoneybrook more than this weekend past.

6 years ago, we had our honeymoon there and had our 2nd honeymoon and memorial weekend where I parents were laid to rest ..

The service has only gotten better, 100% rating.
The water fall, the birds, the trails, the housekeeping, the food, the bar, the atmosphere 2nd to none

Annette you rock
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Trevor W wrote a review Aug 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow what awesome service as usual......Friendly and really down to earth.
I have been going to stoney brook once a year for a few years and never regretted going.
Many thanks to Annette and shane wicks.....SEE YOU SOON
THANKS AGAIN
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Paul S wrote a review Sept 2016
Hampshire, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay. Rooms are very rustic and comfortable. Superb service from the owners Annette and Shane and their staff. One is made most welcome and the pub is out of this world and the meals Wow
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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Marcus wrote a review Apr 2016
London, United Kingdom
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Ok, so this was very unexpected.

We decided to stop over for 1 night after traveling from the Cape and this was something we picked up on the Net. Well done to my mate Mark who found this as it was something really awesome.

We stayed in the 4 bedroom self catering sleeper but had dinner in the main house and bar area. Steak were great and cooked to perfection, we could have done with more fresh veggies and considering the area.....I would suggest farming your own organic veggies, its the way to go and add to your experience.

The rooms were amazing overlooking the dam with a beautiful Fish Eagle calling to skies, the overall Ranch was something that has got us planning another longer trip.

My only gripe is that the breakfast lacked more fruit and yogurts, i would have liked to see a big bowl of freshly chopped fruit salad and maybe the option of having an omelette.

Guys, I would suggest that you get a professional photographer to showcase your property properly.
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Date of stay: April 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Deirdre Scott-Rogerson wrote a review May 2015
Holt, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was bringing my injured husband back to the cape from Pietermaritzburg and we stopped for the night at Stoneybrook. The staff were incredibly helpful and kind and they even bought supper to our cottage as my husband couldn't manage the steps to the restaurant. The food was excellent for supper and the staff packed us delicious picnic bags for the following day. Breakfast was not as good as supper, but was served with a smile. Filter coffee would have been nice, but only Ricoffe was available....... The bed was very comfortable and there were heaters, electric blankets and plenty of warm bedding, it was all very cosy.
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Date of stay: May 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KerryStokes wrote a review Jul 2014
Perth, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have to say to begin, Im a little bit biased in writing this review. I am originally from Kokstad and have basically grown up at Stoneybrook. Whilst living in other cities and countries, I have yet to go back to South Africa and see my family without stopping in and visiting Stoneybrook. I always know exactly whose face I will see, I know the smells and the warmth and the little homey touches will all be exactly the same as when I last was there. The food is always the same and by always the same I mean INCREDIBLY delicious. I have my menu choice prepared in my head for at least 2 days before I visit - bbq chicken wings and then the steak. Joseph and Thandie in the kitchen know exactly how I like my steak and they cook it to perfection every. single. time (Im drooling as I think about it). My boyfriend had the pork chops - it has to be said he is the fussiest person in the world and he couldnt stop going on about it. Shane and Annette are so warm and welcoming and it shows through everything. We stayed in room number 2 which was perfect, there was no chance for us to get cold with the electric blanket and two heaters waiting and ready for us. Annemarie who had just started there, was so sweet, making sure that we didnt have to want for anything without being annoying and persistent. I love Stoneybrook and everything about it. Just GO! Thank you again to the team for always letting me come back to home. HURRY UP JANUARY!
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Date of stay: July 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Choose the rooms closest to the main restaurant - they are the best. If you can, book the log...
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omegacon wrote a review May 2014
Beacon Bay; East London
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Before you read on, please note that this review is about their camping accommodation ONLY and NOT about their A-frame chalets or restaurant, we are unable to comment on these as we only saw them from the outside.
As far as camping goes, the owners have cleared a field between a short landing strip and a small stream. They have erected some stone braai areas out in the open and that is really where it begins and ends.We were placed near a somewhat dodgy timber-tent chalet in order to use a power point. We were lucky as the other 'sites' have no power; little (if any) tree cover and are quite far from a somewhat 'rustic' ablution.
Camping has changed guys - power-points are the norm. A tap, clean and modern ablutions (sometimes even private ablutions), use of a kitchen and scullery area are now on offer at most reputable camp sites. Campers aren't squatters, most of us camp by choice - we love it. We love cooking and sleeping under the stars and have invested a lot of money in our gear. We are generally happy to pay a little more for the better sites, many of which are now graded by the TGASA. Sorry, I have digressed. We were invited to use the kitchenette and shower available in the abovementioned chalet but found these both to be so rickety and unpleasant that we (all 7 of us without exception) literally used these when absolutely essential.
I simply cannot recommend Stoneybrook as a camping destination as it stands now.
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Date of stay: May 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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David J wrote a review Mar 2012
Leiston, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There was a muck up on our camping reservation, and there were some noisy youngsters on the site, so for the same price we were put into A frame huts with ensuite - that is what I call good service, and it will be rewarded as we are bound to go back!

Very hot when we went, but Boma by pool lovely. Good choice of cooled beers, though not on tap.

Had good steak supper and excellent breakfast - also good advice to go to Addo via the Northern route. Probably 15 minutes longer, but only if the N2 didn't have hold ups, which is usually does!. Had a gorgeous pretty drive through with nearly no traffic.
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Date of stay: March 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Passenger44294317197 wrote a review Jun 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely enjoyed this little hidden gem. It has its own restaurant and bar with friendly staff.
Accomodation is clean and warm inside and makes it feel like real Eastern Cape vibes.
Has amazing river flowing next to rooms and the sound when you sleep is so relaxing .
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Peregrinesmith wrote a tip Aug 2016
Berkeley, California49 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a cottage with a view."
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cameronbrisbane57 wrote a tip Dec 2015
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa41 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The self catering cottages are large, consequently more expensive but not unreasonable."
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KerryStokes wrote a tip Jul 2014
Perth, Australia19 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the rooms closest to the main restaurant - they are the best. If you can, book the log cabin, its beautiful. If you are wanting something more 'adventurous' there is a bushcamp and camping facilities too."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stoneybrook Ranch Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Stoneybrook Ranch Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Mount Currie Nature Reserve (6.3 km) and East Griqualand Museum and Community Tourism Information Centre (1.3 km).
What food & drink options are available at Stoneybrook Ranch Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Loafers Cafe, Wimpy, and Cassandra's Restaurant.
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