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Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, The Retreat at Groenfontein is located on a gravel road, 12.4 miles north-east of Calitzdorp. Free WiFi access is available.

Each accommodation will provide you with a private bathroom.

At The Retreat at Groenfontein you will find a garden, a terrace and a bar. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, an ironing service and laundry facilities.

An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including hiking. The property offers free parking.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

The Retreat at Groenfontein has been welcoming guests since 13 Jun 2014.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast info

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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Sleeps Accommodation Type Price
Max adults: 3
Family Suite with Mountain View
  • Bedroom 1: 1 extra-large double bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 single bed
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Max adults: 3
Triple Room with Mountain View
  • 1 single bed and
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Max adults: 2
Double Room with Mountain View
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Max adults: 2
Standard Double Room
  • 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 3
Standard Triple Room
  • 1 extra-large double bed and
  • 1 sofa bed
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About The Retreat at Groenfontein

Welcoming guests since 13 Jun 2014

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  • Hi , please how is the mobile signal reception and is there wifi? Thanks alot

    Good afternoon. We do have very good Wi-Fi, but we do not have cell phone reception at the Retreat. Kind regards

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    Asked about: Standard Triple Room • Answered on 9 June 2021
  • My wife is Vegan, therefore, she doesn’t each meat, fish, cheese or dairy produce. Would you be able to cater for her? What could you offer her?

    We cater for all types of diet, so would be able to offer her a vegan option.

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    Answered on 11 April 2021

Hosted by marie holstensson

Host review score 9.6
marie holstensson

marie holstensson

The Retreat is in a beautiful valley at the end of a scenic road. Here you can experience total peace and tranquility. There are amazing walking-trails and beautiful gardens. You will meet fellow travelers at meals as we sit together at a long table.

I was born in Sweden and came to SA with my parents as a child. We lived in JHB for 12 years and moved to Switzerland, when I was 19. I lived in many parts of Europe and worked in tourism returning to SA in 1984 continuing to work in hospitality.

The Groenfontein Valley is a very beautiful, unspoilt and special place. There are interesting art + craft galleries and nice coffee shops and eating places. We also have very good wine-tasting facilities, in the valley and in Calitzdorp 20 kms away.

Languages spoken: Afrikaans, German, English, French, Italian, Swedish

Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Oude Postkantoor
    2.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The Retreat restaurant
    0 miles
  • Cafe/bar De Oude Poskantoor
    3.1 miles
  • Cafe/bar Kruisriveir Gallery
    6.2 miles
  • Cafe/bar Die Dorpshuis
    12.4 miles
Natural beauty
  • Lake the Retreat dam
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  • River Nels river
    0 miles
  • Mountain Swartberg
    0.5 miles
Public transport
  • Train Calitzdorp Railway Station
    9.3 miles
Closest airports
  • George Airport
    51.9 miles
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1 restaurant on site


    Cuisine: South African

    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner

Facilities of The Retreat at Groenfontein
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Hiking
  • Library
  • Fishing
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Food & Drink
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secured parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool/beach towels
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Swedish
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House rules
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12:00 - 18:00


09:30 - 11:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 12 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa The Retreat at Groenfontein accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

The fine print

Please note there are 2 dogs on the premises.

Dear Visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions.

Please inform The Retreat at Groenfontein in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Retreat at Groenfontein

  • The Retreat at Groenfontein offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Library
    • Fishing

  • The Retreat at Groenfontein has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Retreat at Groenfontein (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Free parking

  • Room options at The Retreat at Groenfontein include:

    • Suite
    • Triple
    • Double

  • Check-in at The Retreat at Groenfontein is from 12:00, and check-out is until 11:30.

  • Yes, The Retreat at Groenfontein is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at The Retreat at Groenfontein may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Retreat at Groenfontein is 8.7 miles from the centre of Calitzdorp.

  • Guests staying at The Retreat at Groenfontein can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet