Klippe Rivier Country House

Reviews of Klippe Rivier Country House

Excellent(92%) From 12 travellers
Excellent
8
Good
3
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 12 of our travellers who have visited Klippe Rivier Country House, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Squacco heron party - Rickmansworth
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Slightly quirky which is great.

Another most enjoyable visit. We missed the welcome from the Irish Wolfhound(?) who has unhappily died since we were last there. They need a replacement though those frightened of dogs might not agree!

Klippe Rivier makes an excellent stopping off point for 1-2 nights for those who like a break between Cape Town and Knysna and Plettenberg Bay

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Expert Africa comments

Good news for dog lovers: Jenny, at Klippe Rivier, tell us that that they are hoping to get two more Irish wolfhounds sometime during 2008!

Mr J from Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

Where were the staff......................

This place has a fab building, super grounds, middle of know where, very peaceful. Loved the little cottage, but....................

The people let it down, they were removed, somewhat cold, only came out to greet at meal time. They did not mix with guests, did not inform us about history of the building, I asked about the owners etc and did not get a clear answer etc. There was no feeling of warmth, happy for you to be with us - non of that feeling

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Expert Africa comments

When we sent this feedback to Klippe Rivier, the team there commented that they were extremely disappointed when they read it. They wrote: “We always try to make our guests feel as welcome as possible and are very sorry that these guests did not get the welcome that they expected.

They advised us that they do not routinely inform their guests about the history of Klippe Rivier unless its enquired about, but they do have a ‘directory of services’ in each room which contains a brief history about the manor house.

They assured us that they will certainly be more forthcoming in their welcome in the future, and hope that these travellers would stay with us again. Expert Africa is catiously optimistic that this long-standing small hotel will do as it promises!