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A Hilltop Country Retreat
A Hilltop Country Retreat
A Hilltop Country Retreat
A Hilltop Country Retreat
A Hilltop Country Retreat
A Hilltop Country Retreat
A Hilltop Country Retreat

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9.3

Exceptional

543 reviews

543 reviews

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Breakfast1
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
NG Kerk 480 m
Bee Things 580 m
Die Biltong Boetiek 590 m
SwellenMark Shopping Centre 620 m
Drostdy Museum 730 m
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery 750 m
Chocolat Etc. 800 m
Old Apostolic Church 900 m
Wilderbraam Berry Estate 2.1 km
Hendrik Swellengrebel Airfield 4.7 km

A Hilltop Country Retreat

7 Bergsig Avenue, Swellendam, Swellendam, South Africa, 6740 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Swellendam part of Swellendam, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, fitness center and indoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Check-in/out [private]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Swimming pool [indoor]

Golf course [on-site]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Swellendam in the last 24 hoursCompared to 66 Swellendam properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.9
Location rating8.8

Rooms available at A Hilltop Country Retreat

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

Two-Bedroom Family Home
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  • Room size: 130 m²/1399 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed and 2 bunk beds ...
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Two-Bedroom Holiday Home
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  • Room size: 148 m²/1593 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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Deluxe Family Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed and 2 bunk beds
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Luxury Double Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Family House
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  • Mountain view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed and 1 king bed &...
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Deluxe Apartment
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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House
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 super king bed & 1 king b...
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Suite
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    DELUXE QUADRUPLE ROOM FAMILY SUITE
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      Frequently asked questions

      How much does it cost to stay at A Hilltop Country Retreat?

      Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

      What time is check-in and check-out at A Hilltop Country Retreat?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The lodge offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to A Hilltop Country Retreat?

      A stay at A Hilltop Country Retreat also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the lodge. For those who wish to drive their own cars, A Hilltop Country Retreat has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

      Is breakfast offered at A Hilltop Country Retreat?

      Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 60 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the lodge.

      What is the smoking policy at A Hilltop Country Retreat?

      A Hilltop Country Retreat does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

      What restaurants are nearby A Hilltop Country Retreat?

      A Hilltop Country Retreat’s neighborhood is Swellendam which includes popular restaurants such as Restaurant 18ZeroOne, De Companjie and La Belle Alliance.

      What popular shopping places are close to A Hilltop Country Retreat?

      Located in the Swellendam area, A Hilltop Country Retreat is close to great shopping choices like Bee Things, Die Biltong Boetiek and SwellenMark Shopping Centre.

      What are popular attractions near A Hilltop Country Retreat?

      A Hilltop Country Retreat’s location in the Swellendam neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including NG Kerk, Drostdy Museum and Old Apostolic Church.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to A Hilltop Country Retreat?

      A Hilltop Country Retreat is located within Swellendam, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Bontebok National Park.

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      What people love about A Hilltop Country Retreat

      • 9.2

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Very friendly staff, the accommodation is comfortable with all you may need and daily cleaning."

        Ian

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        July 11, 2022

      • 8.4

        Excellent
        Staff 

        "Friendly staff, good facilities for self catering, especially gas stove."

        Nawaz

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        July 5, 2022

      • 9.2

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Friendly staff, clean rooms, clean kitchen and there service was excellent!"

        Warren

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        September 29, 2021

      Property ranking|Compared to 66 Swellendam properties
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      Cheapest price score
      Room comfort score
      9/10
      Service score
      9.5/10
      Value for money score
      8.9/10
      Better than
      97
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      Better than
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      Overall rating:

      9.3

      Exceptional
      543 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.2
      Facilities
      8.7
      Location
      8.8
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      More about A Hilltop Country Retreat

      More about A Hilltop Country Retreat

      A Hilltop Country Retreat

      Enjoy all that A Hilltop Country Retreat has to offer! Keep up with all your communications easily with the lodge's free Wi-Fi. Shuttle services provided by A Hilltop Country Retreat makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Swellendam. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the lodge.
      Front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the lodge's ticket service and tours. Get cozy and warm in the lobby with the lodge's charming on-site fireplace. Packing light is possible at A Hilltop Country Retreat thanks to the lodge's laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
      Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by lodge.
      Enjoy the services offered at A Hilltop Country Retreat from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the lodge are equipped with linen service and blackout curtains. Rooms at A Hilltop Country Retreat come in multiple layout options including rooms with separate living room and balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television, in-room video streaming and cable TV.
      In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea at your disposal. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the lodge you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


      Dining and things to do

      A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the lodge's bar. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities.
      Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at A Hilltop Country Retreat. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the lodge. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, located right at the lodge. Spend some time relaxing at the lodge's pool.
      Check out the lodge's fitness facility to stay fit and firm on vacation. Casual sporty activities are also available including horse riding. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the lodge's golf course on site and hiking trails. Get social at the lodge's library, where you can meet other guests.


      Reasons to stay here

      Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 92% cheaper than other options.
      Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 88% of the city's other accommodations.
      Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Excellent
      Facilities

      8.7

      Most talked about facilities

      Breakfast

      1 mention

      Swimming Pool

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English

      Outdoor

      • Bicycles

      Internet access

      • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Exercise area
      • Game room
      • Garden
      • Golf course [on-site]
      • Hiking
      • Horseback riding
      • Massage
      • Pool with view
      • Spa
      • Swimming pool [indoor]
      • Swimming pool [outdoor]
      • Ticket services
      • Tours

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Anti-viral cleaning products
      • Breakfast in room
      • Cashless payment service
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Room sanitization opt-out available
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Shared stationery removed
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Bar
      • BBQ facilities
      • Kitchen
      • Room service

      Services and conveniences

      • Contactless check-in/out
      • Daily cleaning
      • Disabled facilities
      • Elevator
      • Fireplace
      • Food delivery
      • Heating in public area
      • Laundry service
      • Library
      • Luggage storage
      • Meeting/banquet facilities
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoking area
      • Terrace

      For the kids

      • Family room
      • Playground
      • Swimming pool [kids]

      Land sports

      • Golf course (within 3 km)

      Access

      • CCTV outside property
      • Check-in/out [private]
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Safety/security feature

      Getting around

      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [on-site]
      • Shuttle service

      Sports equipment rental

      • Bicycle rental

      Available in all rooms

      • Balcony/terrace
      • Blackout curtains
      • Cleaning products
      • Clothes rack
      • Coffee/tea machine
      • Complimentary drinking water
      • Full kitchen
      • Hair dryer
      • Heating
      • Lock box in room
      • Private entrance
      • Refrigerator
      • Satellite/cable channels
      • Separate dining area
      • Shower
      • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
      Food and dining
      Breakfast options
      • Full English/Irish
      Location
      7 Bergsig Avenue, Swellendam, Swellendam, South Africa, 6740
      Excellent
      Location

      8.8

      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-11 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out until11:00

      Getting around

      • Travel time to airport (minutes)160

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)60 ZAR

      The property

      • Number of floors1
      • Room voltage220

      Reviews of A Hilltop Country Retreat from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      9.0
      /
      10
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.2
      Facilities8.7
      Location8.8
      Room comfort and quality9.0
      Service9.5
      Value for money8.9
      High score for Swellendam
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (15)
      8-9 Excellent (6)
      7-8 Very Good (2)
      6-7 Good (1)
      <6 Below Expectation (1)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (4)
      Jun - Aug (6)
      Sep - Nov (6)
      Dec - Feb (9)
      All guests (37)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Luc from Belgium
      Couple
      House
      Stayed 1 night in November 2018

      Perfect in every way”

      A Hilltop Country Retreat largely exceeded our expectations. Quiet location in the vicinity of Bontebok National Park and close to the town centre. The house we rented was stunning, 2 large and tastefully decorated bedrooms and living room, fully equipped kitchen and 2 terraces with BBQ facilities. The house is somewhat secluded from the other rooms to guarantee absolute privacy. After 25 years of travelling in South Africa, Hilltop was no doubt the best accommodation we have had in Swellendam.

      Reviewed November 20, 2018

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      THank youi Luc for taking the time to review us and your wonderful review. So happy you enjoyed your stay with the family. We hope to welcome you back very soon. We will be waiting. Lana

      Responded January 03, 2019
      A Hilltop Country Retreat
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Dineo from South Africa
      Family with young children
      Family House
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

      It lived up to expectations! ”

      The kids loved it. We loved it. The rooms are neat, the kitchen has everything you need. The staff were excellent. It truly is a quiet retreat away.

      Reviewed July 16, 2019

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      Thank you Dineo for taking the time to review us! Glad you & the family enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Lana

      Responded October 09, 2019
      A Hilltop Country Retreat
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Bryony from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2020

      Amazing staff and views”

      The views are stunning and the staff cannot do enough for you. The feel is wonderful and we spotted some really rare and beautiful birds native to the Garden Route. Absolutely tranquil and wonderful. Can highly recommend. Such a great price too!

      Reviewed January 27, 2020

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      7.6
      Very good
      Chris from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Deluxe Family Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

      Nice place to stay ”

      Hope the owners read this as for very little money spent it could be so much better. We would definitely stay again - so hope you give it a try. Really liked the BBQ (Braai) facility with each room and the outdoor wood fire - great to be able to make your own meal at night and chill on your own private pourch. No aircon in the room - but rooms large and cool the fan provided was all we needed and we were there in 2 very hot nights. The swimming pool - isn't a swimming pool it's only 1m deep and tiny - sit in to cool down that's it. Improvements that would cost very little and make a big impact - 1. Provide a bottle of water (not tap water) even if only with the fridge food you pay for - really what does that cost !? 2. Nice touch to provide sherry - but in an old fruit juice bottle ... really !? What would it cost to have a small nice decanter !? 3. Either provide Fresh toiletries - soap / creams etc - or none at all nobody wants to use other guests half used toiletries !

      Reviewed February 13, 2017

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      Thank you for you stay back in 2017 Chris. We have made lots of improvements to our retreat, and we hope to welcome you back soon. We now have 2 swimming pools :) Lana & the team

      Responded October 09, 2019
      A Hilltop Country Retreat
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Susanna from South Africa
      Business traveler
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in June 2017

      Exceptional”

      I was pleasantly surprised about the fantastic room with every detail taken care of. I felt at home with the most friendly staff and helpfulness. My stay was one that I shall remember as a lovely experience and will certainly stay there again. Many thanks

      Reviewed June 27, 2017

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      Thank you for taking the time to review us Susanna and all your kind words. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Lana

      Responded November 08, 2017
      A Hilltop Country Retreat
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Henri from South Africa
      Couple
      Luxury Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

      Great”

      Everything was spotless. The staff were super friendly and helpful. There was a wonderfully cute cat wandering about to our delight. The little touches like the sherry, rusks, fruit and honesty fridge were much appreciated. It would be nice if we could rather pay for the items from the honesty fridge at checkout though as we seldom carry cash. The view is amazing, the bed is comfortable and we will definitely be returning!

      Reviewed July 16, 2016

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      We hope to welcome you back very soon Henri! Thank you for your wonderful review. So happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Lana

      Responded September 26, 2018
      A Hilltop Country Retreat
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Arno from South Africa
      Family with young children
      Deluxe Family Suite
      Stayed 1 night in July 2013

      LOVED IT!!!”

      Size of our room, cleanliness and relaxing the atmosphere

      We absolutely loved every minute of our stay and would definitely return! Our room were perfect for the winter with the lovely fireplace - perfect for a lazy weekend away!

      Reviewed July 31, 2013

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      8.3
      Excellent
      Therese from Germany
      Couple
      Luxury Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2013

      Up on a hill”

      Located in quiet and safe residential area, with a nice mountain and valley view

      Nice accommodation in simple building with terrace towards a garden, Luxury Double Room is a bit misleading. Self catering units, breakfast can be pre-ordered, pool is a small plunge pool.

      Reviewed January 30, 2013

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Luc from Belgium
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2019

      Met expectations”

      Very good choice for a 1 night stay on our SA tour. No surprises, everything was there as described. Very friendly staff, quiet surrounding, good beds, complete breakfast. What else do you want. The only disadvantage was that the wind was wrong so the smoke from the braai stand that every house has, was coming right to our terrace. But hey, we are on vacation:-) And if you like BBQ, this place is great because it’s all there.

      Reviewed December 22, 2019

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      Thank you Luc. We loved having you at our Retreat. Glad you enjoyed your stay, next time you will need to try the bbq aswell :) Hope to welcome you back soon. Lana

      Responded January 07, 2020
      A Hilltop Country Retreat
      8.4
      Excellent
      Farzana from South Africa
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2017

      Excellent”

      The place was great however we had no water in the bathrooms due to a municipal pipe issue. This was a major inconvenience as we could not shower and had to boil kettle water to clean ourselves. I think a discount should have been offered to make up for the inconvenience to the guest.

      Reviewed March 04, 2017

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      Thank you for taking the time to review us Farzana. I apologize again for the inconvenience with the municipal water problem. We hope to welcome you back in the future, with a special discount promise. Lana

      Responded September 26, 2018
      A Hilltop Country Retreat
      10.0
      Exceptional
      seyhan from Germany
      Family with young children
      Luxury Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Very nice place ”

      We only stayed for ohne Night but we loved it

      Reviewed March 07, 2019

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      Thank you Seyhan, we loved having you stay with us and hope to welcome you back, next time for 2 nights. Lana

      Responded October 09, 2019
      A Hilltop Country Retreat
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Nicholas from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

      Excellent”

      Thanks for the upgrade, everything was perfect

      Reviewed December 21, 2017

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      Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us . We hope to welcome you again soon. Lana, Jane & the Hilltop team

      Responded March 05, 2018
      A Hilltop Country Retreat
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Vincent from Canada
      Couple
      Deluxe Family Suite
      Stayed 1 night in November 2017

      98”

      Great facility

      Reviewed November 21, 2017

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      Thank you Vincent for your review! We hope to welcome you back very soon. Lana

      Responded September 26, 2018
      A Hilltop Country Retreat
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ian from South Africa
      Family with teens
      House
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

      Enjoyed our stay at Hilltop”

      We stayed for 3 nights in July in the house (unit 7) and can recommend this accommodation. Very friendly staff, the accommodation is comfortable with all you may need and daily cleaning.

      Reviewed July 11, 2022

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Nawaz from South Africa
      Business traveler
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

      Excellent”

      Friendly staff, good facilities for self catering, especially gas stove. Electric blanket helped to combat winter cold! Just not walking distance to main road and restaurants, have to drive.

      Reviewed July 06, 2022

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Warren from South Africa
      Family with young children
      Deluxe Family Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2021

      I recommend A Hilltop Country Retreat”

      Friendly staff, clean rooms, clean kitchen and there service was excellent!

      Reviewed September 29, 2021

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Anton from South Africa
      Couple
      Luxury Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2013

      Relaxing - nice stop on a road trip”

      Comfy, clean and friendly staff
      Reviewed May 17, 2013

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      6.0
      emmanuel from France
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2017

      Une déception”

      La chambre en elle-même est plutôt agréable mais le terrain est petit, la terrasse donne sur une cour où on voit tous les autres invités et on entend tout ce qui se passe dans les chambres d'à côté. Donc si vous cherchez un coin tranquille sans vis-à-vis et sans avoir besoin de fermer vos rideaux dès que vous sortez de la douche, passez votre chemin. La piscine est un petit carré de 4m², il n'y a pas de vue spécifique et aucun petit-déjeuner possible. La ville de Swellendam n'a aucun intérêt même si l'emplacement du gîte permet des excusions en début de montagne.

      Reviewed November 13, 2017

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      Thank you for staying with us back in 2017, I think its time for a visit so you can see all we have improved. We now have 2 swimming pools with mountain views. Hope to see you soon! Lana

      Responded October 09, 2019
      A Hilltop Country Retreat
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Tanja from Germany
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2019

      Wunderschön ”

      Die Zimmer sind sehr groß. Die Mitarbeiter sind sehr zuvorkommend und sehr freundlichen. Alles wird möglich gemacht. Der große Pool war noch im Bau, nur der Minipool konnte genutzt werden. Wir waren sehr gerne dort.

      Reviewed October 09, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Dubravka from Germany
      Family with teens
      Luxury Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Eine sehr professionelle und herzliche vermieterin, die uns sehr gute empfehlungen gegeben hat.”

      Haben beste Empfehlung bzgl. Abendessen bekommen, sogar für ein Restaurant für unseren weiteren Reiseziel. Super!

      Reviewed January 03, 2019

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      Vielen Dank, dass Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben, uns zu überprüfen. Ich freue mich, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt genossen haben und wir hoffen, Sie bald wieder begrüßen zu dürfen. Lana

      Responded January 03, 2019
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