The Retreat at Groenfontein

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The Retreat at Groenfontein, Calitzdorp


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Our winter rates from May 2nd to the end of September 2018 are again cheaper if you stay several nights and in the family suites in the converted milking-shed you pay R870 pppn for 2 nights, R750 pppn for 3 nights, all including a 3-course dinner and breakfast. In the weaving-shed you pay, including dinner and breakfast R790 pppn for 2 nights and R 690 pppn for 3 nights.

We feed children under 12 before the adults and they can then watch a DVD whilst you enjoy dinner. In the suites we charge R80 each for children for supper, bed and breakfast, for teenagers, who eat with the adults, R360 each.

In the standard rooms you pay R780 pppn for 1 night, R660 pppn for 2 nights, R560 pppn for 3 nights, all for a 3 course dinner and our delicious breakfast in the sun on the verandah with the bird feeder right in front of you!

We accept children of all ages and your pets. We can organise a botanical guide to inform you about the different plants and succulents on our trails - he needs prior booking. We also have an excellent masseur, who also needs to be booked in advance.

We enjoy treating guests to true Klein-Karoo hospitality with hearty breakfasts and traditional home-cooked dinners served with a continental touch. Vegetarians are welcome and we cater for problem diets. Please let us know if you have any allergies or intolerances. We have a full liquor licence and carry a selection of wines from the region. We are also happy to do banting meals.

We do ongoing maintenance on the walking trails making them clear and easy to negotiate and have put some benches in strategic places. I have recently had some new signs made so you won’t get lost on the trails!

Our 3 dogs Spikey, Misty and Bonny are always happy to welcome visiting dogs and are very well socialised. Spikey will turn 15 this winter and is still very perky and active!

The little flock of guinea fowl which started to breed and hang around the gardens three years ago has become tamer and they come in for their ‘mielies’ every day – they had two clutches of chicks this season and are now 25 strong. We are very happy!

IMPORTANT: Bookings for our special rates should be made directly with The Retreat by email or phone.

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