Annie's Cottage

Reviews of Annie's Cottage

Good(85%) From 21 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 21 of our travellers who have visited Annie's Cottage, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms L. from Heathfield
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Convenient location in Springbok

Annie's Cottage is a comfortable, convenient place to stay in Springbok. There is secure parking which is easy to operate with a key fob. The cottage is surrounded by a pleasant garden which guests can sit in for evening drinks.

We were offered a choice of two rooms and took the one in the main building which seemed more comfortable. The other one, which is round the side of the house seemed a little damp and less welcoming. Breakfast is served in the main house and there was a wide range of cooked dishes.

In the evening we ate at The Herb Garden, a new cafe that is a short drive away. It was recommended by the staff at Annie's Cottage and we had a very reasonable priced, tasty meal there.

Annie's Cottage is a good base for exploring Namaqualand. Unfortunately (Sept 2017) there were no spring flowers due to the very dry winter but the area is still beautiful.

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Mr Y & Dr C - Essex
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Comfortable guesthouse near town centre

Friendly guesthouse and a large comfortable room with a sizeable terrace. Good breakfast, especially the Mexican Omelette.

The one downside was the bird droppings around the pool, could have done with hosing down. Maybe something to do with the drought, but the plants were being watered....

Dining opportunities in Springbok are a bit limited but the Taurean Steakhouse was very good with a greater variety of food than the name suggests and very good value wine. We went to see the flowers which were not much in evidence because of the drought, but enjoyed a good walk with excellent views in the Goegap Nature Reserve. We also drove to the coast at Port Nolloth where we saw dolphins close to the shore. Enjoyed our stay.

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Mr N & Ms S from Livingstone, Zambia
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Our sort of 'quirky'!

Annie's Cottage was one of two or three suggestions put to us by Expert Africa, who described it as 'quirky'. We have no hesitation in confirming that it was a good recommendation and a good description.

Our room was comfortable and, importantly for the time or year, warm. Breakfasts were most enjoyable. The service was consistently good, and Annie herself is disarmingly charming. On the Cottage's recommendation we dined each evening we were there at the Herb Garden - another good recommendation.

We were in Namaqualand for the flower season which was a little disappointing given the poor rains in July. But we still greatly enjoyed our time in the area making the trip not only worthwhile in its own right but also a good fact-finding experience for getting our timing better for a return. For example, we discovered that a 4WD is really essential to explore Namaqua NP to the full.

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Mr R & Mrs M - Cape Namibia and Bots
Arrived on: 3-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Annie's Cottage

A good place to stay for one night. Well-appointed room with place to park the car outside.

Friendly owner.

Excellent steak in town.

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P & S. from Pickering
Arrived on: 1-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Annie's Cottage review

Good for a one night stay.

We had dinner at Tauren Steak Ranch nearby. We did not want to walk any further.

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R & J from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Annie's Cottage review

A lovely welcoming quirky place where we felt instantly at home. Wonderful room, bathroom and outside patio.

A perfect base from which to explore Namaqualand and its amazing flowers. Secure parking.

Very good restaurant just down the road - Tauren steak ranch.

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Mr and Mrs L - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 20-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A good place to stop-over

Annies Cottage is a quirky place in Springbok - which to be honest is a town with not a lot going on. The Goegap nature reserve that would have been good to visit was not possible as we were only there for one night and as we didn't arrive until mid afternoon it would have closed shortly after we got there. But it meant we enjoyed a relaxing afternoon on our terrace before going to the Tauren Steak Ranch which is a bit of an institution and great food/fun/atmosphere.

I would stop here again - but as a stop over again or in the spring season as a base to Namaqualand which is obviously their high season. The town has everything a town needs, lots of 'locals' come into town and it's a crossroads and was very good when we needed to get some medication.

Its a very Africaaner place - but generally we got on OK in English. Not many British go here, so most locals assumed we were German which was quite amusing.

The drive up from Clanwilliam was spectacular and on from there to Namibia - it would be worth going again just for this part of the trip.

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Mr C & Mrs H - Lincoln
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Lovely place

A gem of a guest house in the town of Springbok. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and shown to a lovely room with fresh bed linen. The room itself was spacious and comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. We only stayed here one night but it was a very pleasant place to say within an hour of the Namibian border.

A word of praise for the staff here; we inadvertently left our portable hard drive at the hotel and were not able to make any contact with them for a couple of days. When we did, they reassured us that the hard drive had been found and was safe and they even emailed us some of the contents which we needed for later in the trip. It is customer service gestures such as this that make Annie's an excellent place to stay. I only wish we had had another night.

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Mr & Mrs H from Cardiff
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Annie's Cottage review

We stayed for two nights and Annie's cottage offers a good option as a base to explore the area and enjoy the flowers!

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Mr & Mrs R from Corby
Arrived on: 22-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Annie's Cottage review

Good 1 night stay

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