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Dear Marie and Grant

Before we leave the Karoo I would like to thank you, Merle and Ronnie for the wonderful time we spent with you at Groenfontein. We are both people who do not sit still when we are at home, always busy with something yet we are able to appreciate totally what the Karoo can offer. The peace, solitude and a chance to recharge our batteries. We loved it last year and even more this year.

Thank you Marie for giving me the best meal on our last night with the Karoo mutton. It certainly has a wonderful sweetness that we don’t get at home and the gesture was greatly appreciated. We loved everything suite 9 had to offer and would certainly like to stay there again. Alan is still dreaming of the dam!

We hope to stay in good health and be back to the Karoo again next year. Once more a big thank you for making our holiday a very memorable experience.

Best Wishes

Judith and Alan

Good morning Marie and Grant,

A few words of appreciation for all you did for the excellent stay you afforded “my” group of friends. Without exception they all contacted us as soon as they were home in Hermanus singing your praises. All said that despite the heat they had had a very happy time, that you did everything possible to make their visit to Groenfontein one to remember.

All commented on the accommodation, the delicious meals, the scenery and the charming hosts. So a big thank you from Keith and me for looking after them so well and for treating them to a few most enjoyable days.

With our best wishes

Debby and Keith

Good morning Marie and Grant!
Well, we are safely back home in Cape Town, after our awesome, nostalgic road trip of three weeks. The highlight for us was ending our trip at your beautiful Retreat at Groenfontein. Those blissfully peaceful three days, surrounded by mountains, in a very luxurious cottage, will always be one of our fondest memories. Indeed, it will certainly be on the map for us to visit again sometime in the future. We just loved the evenings, sharing drinks with you and your guests, and chattering away to new-found friends during scrumptious meals. Our compliments to you and your efficient and friendly staff.

Look after yourselves, you are two very special people! Thanks once again, for sharing your piece of Heaven on Earth with us. Merry Christmas and a successful and healthy New Year.

Yvonne and Len Bebb xx

Dear Marie and Grant

Thank you both so much for having us to stay and making us feel so at home and so welcome. What a beautiful, special place you have and we felt very blessed and privileged to be there. Thank you for our most delicious dinner and yummy brekkie too. A real treat!!!! We couldn’t have celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in a nicer more special place.

Fondest regards


I have just had a the most wonderful week at the Retreat. Marie & Grant are the most perfect hosts and the ambiance is perfect. Wonderful bird life, fantastic Karoo flora, lovely walks and absolute silence at night…what bliss. You don’t know what you are missing. It is a must!…Oh, and the food is to die for…try for yourselves.

Jacky Donovan (from Knysna)

Dear Marie,

We’r back in Germany – many snow and cold !

We would like to say many thanks for the days we enjoy in your lovely Retreat. Thanks also for your perfect service and your friendly way to all guests. The Retreat at Groenfontein was a highlight of our stay in South Africa and we are sure, that we will come to these fantastic place, once again.

Many greetings from

Heike & Jürgen Rohloff

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