calitzdorp-the-retreat-at-groenfontein-01The Retreat is a gracious Victorian farmhouse in the lovely Groenfontein Valley conservancy bordering the 129.000ha Swartberg World Heritage Site. Situated 20kms northeast of Calitzdorp on a winding gravel road, The Retreat is a mere 59kms northwest of Oudtshoorn and 48kms southwest of the Cango caves. The roads are all gravel and tar, located just off the magical Route 62.

This lovely farmhouse offers 2 garden suites and 2 garden rooms in two annexes with spectacular views of the mountains; king-size beds which can be made up as twins; sitting-areas at a fireplace; 3 of the units each come with a Victorian bath and shower; the smaller unit has only a shower. The 2 suites each have an extra room with 2 single beds.

We have 1 cosy standard room in a converted milking-shed, with a king-size bed, fireplace and shower.

In the main house, we have 3 comfortable standard en-suite bedrooms with French doors leading onto a patio. These 4 rooms do not have mountains views. The guest-lounge and dining-room in the main house each boast a fireplace, and both lead onto the verandah overlooking the sweeping gardens and majestic Swartberg mountains.

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