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Resthaven Guest House
Ranked #1 of 8 Matatiele B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Phillip and his wife made us comfortable the moment we walked in. The breakfast is great and the Team at Resthaven is always willing to share information and advice about the area. The 4 x 4 trip into Lesotho was awesome and very informative. Thanks again for a great stay.

Room Tip: Breakfast and 4 x 4 trips are great.
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Norhes
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Philip R, Owner at Resthaven Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thank you for positive feedback. The Lesotho trips have become very popular as we have some of the greatest views in our country on our doorstep. We look forward to your next stop

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Reviewed 13 March 2016

On the main road through Matatiele. The manicured lawns and beautiful buildings say “WELCOME”. You will NOT find more friendly and helpful anywhere. Owners, Elrita and Philip and son David will make sure you get the best of everything. Fantastic meals are provided in the mornings and evenings. Neat, clean, quiet and well appointed rooms. Ask Phillip about trips to Lesotho which is a must do. Don’t forget your passport. Then talk to the most enthusiastic fly fisherman, David, I’ve ever came across about fly fishing in the Matatiele Mountain Lake, which is fly fishing paradise. At Resthaven you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Room on the front veranda
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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Philip R, Manager at Resthaven Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

Thank you for your positive feedback, we at Resthaven strive to offer the best possible service to our guests, and it is clients like you who make our difficult job worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back next time, when the trout to be caught will be that much larger.

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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I used this charming guest house as a stop over en route but wish I had had more time to explore all the facilities. I was offered 3 room options from budget through to luxury. As I was travelling alone I chose the more expensive option. It was well worth it! The room was beautifully appointed, a fabulous bathroom with jacuzzi and a nice patio area for relaxing and looking at the view. The security was fabulous, parking was safe and the welcome friendly. There is a coffee shop on site for breakfast.

Stayed: February 2016, travelled on business
1  Thank Kate W
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Philip R, Owner at Resthaven Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thank you we at Resthaven are pleased you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 21 December 2015

We arrived very early in the afternoon without a reservation but straight after a great cappucino could go to our room. A so called economy room but really good value! Room enough that if we wanted we could even have stored our bicycles in the room! Coffee & tea in the room and the great shower were much appreciated.

We did have dinner at the accommodation and again great value - very generous & helpfull owners. Strong recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank PuyMargriet
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Philip R, Owner at Resthaven Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

It is always great to know that you enjoyed your stay, it makes our job worthwhile.
We look forward to welcome you back next time. From the Resthaven team.

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Reviewed 30 August 2015

This inn has everything a traveler or vacationer like us to enjoy. Helpful hosts giving great directions to local scenic wonders, like Matatiele lake and environs on mountain.
Great (meaning great) food at the restaurant with a chef that "aims to please" with both preparation and meal presentation. Fabulous room in huge room with great bathtub with jets and all.. nice cooking facilities and great hospitality from owners
We are from Wyoming USA and had been advised after crossing Naudes Nek pass that this was the best place in the region to stay.. that was no lie and we are certainly grateful to you all.. will return for sure. Suzanne and I had a memorable time with your help and enthusiasm about the region and its birds and outdoor experiences possible.. thanks

Room Tip: the room we had with self catering (if available) was first rate
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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Philip R, Manager at Resthaven Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2015

Thank you for your positive feedback, it was a great pleasure hosting you and we look forward to welcoming you back anytime. It is guests of your character that make our jobs worthwhile.

Kind Regards

Resthaven Team

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Additional Information about Resthaven Guest House

Address: 77 Main Street, Matatiele 4730, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Matatiele
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Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Matatiele
Hotel Class:3 star — Resthaven Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 22

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