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Reviews of Masescha Country Estate 3 stars

N2 National Hi-way between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, 6600 Harkerville, South Africa

#4 of 6 hotels in Harkerville

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Review score

Based on 85 hotel reviews

8.8

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.8

  • Comfort

    8.6

  • Location

    8.8

  • Facilities

    8.5

  • Staff

    9.2

  • Value for money

    9

  • Free WiFi

    8.4

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  • Reviewed: 26 February 2018

    6.7
    Friendly staff and a clean room. Room appeared to be renovated servants quarters with low ceilings.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Gazania Garden Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Terrible gravel road to drive on especially if it’s at night and raining. The room we stayed in has a very low ceiling. Shower has a curtain, not a glass door. There is no covering over the front door, and when you must first unlock the security door and then the front door and it’s raining, you get completely soaked. No airconditioners...only a fan.

    A clean room and a very helpful and friendly owner.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 January 2018

    6.7
    Good property ... has more potential
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Haven Cottage
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Road access is not great though understood that its like a forest area. Though there was cutlery in the kitchen, we could not find basic condiments such as salt and pepper. Bathroom was not up to the mark. Though it’s not the property’s fault, but lot of very small insects fly around in the room.

    Peaceful and quiet, lovely hosts, brownies made by the owner Angie are to down for. The property is a bird watcher’s delight.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 October 2017

    6.7
    Surrounded by nature - a birder’s paradise!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Lavender Garden Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The location is a bit hidden and remote which is part of its charm but also a bit scary at night - I needed GPS latitude and longitude. The birds and nature are the best feature of this property!

    The road to the property is not paved and a bit rough for smaller cars.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2017

    7.5
    The view from our front door was beautiful and we loved the...
    • Couple
    • Valley View Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Parking area was far from our department. Far to carry your luggage and parcels...

    The view from our front door was beautiful and we loved the quiteness.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2017

    9.2
    Lovely place if you just want to relax
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Valley View Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Beautiful quiet place surrounded by trees and nature. Lots of birds. Friendly hosts. We stayed in the Valley View Room. Not fully self-catering, but has a microwave oven, kettle and fridge. The room has its own entrance with a braai on the outside. All crockery and cutlery are provided. The bed is comfortable. Close to Plettenberg Bay.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 July 2017

    9.6
    lovely setting, super friendly couple managing the site,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Lavender Garden Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    it's a little cold (winter, small space heater) but that seems common here

    lovely setting, super friendly couple managing the site, cute cottage, great kitchen

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 April 2017

    8.3
    Great comfy rooms.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Sharing dstv. We were watching a program and when the neighbors arrived they kept on changing the channel and we eventually swithed off the tv off.

    Great comfy rooms.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 April 2017

    10
    Absolutely amazing!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Lavender Garden Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The water was a bit cold early in the mornings due to the fact that the geyser is solar powered

    The property is amazing. Birder friendly and absolutely beautiful

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 March 2017

    10
    Great place if you want to be close to Plet but in a secure countryside estate surrounded by nature.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Valley View Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing

    Fantastic location - our self catering room opened out to a patio overlooking the woods and dams, where we enjoyed an evening looking at the stars and listening to the sounds of nature! Very peaceful and secure. Owners Ray and Angie were very welcoming and very interested in the birdlife. Highly recommended.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 March 2017

    10
    Wish we could have stayed longer!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Lavender Garden Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Very well run by extremely nice people. Beautiful setting and accommodation was of a very high standard with lots of extras. We loved the homemade chocolate brownie welcome gift!!

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 March 2017

    7.5
    Pleasant. Enjoyable, and relaxing. The hosts were very friendly
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Gazania Garden Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    This service provider has no actual activities on their premises. Many of the activities mentioned in their website refer to activities in the area which could be quite a distance away.It is then a better option for the traveller to seek alternative accommodation.

    Accommodation was clean,spacious, tastefully decorated. Full Dstv package as well as free Wi-Fi. Use of facilities for e.g. swimming pool.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 January 2017

    9.6
    Birdwatchers paradise
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Valley View Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Only a bedside light that did not function but was fixed by us and perhaps the lovely braai area should be covered for when it rains...

    Personal & caring. Warm welcoming sign & excellent brownies :-). Fabulous breakfast!!!

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 January 2017

    10
    Best Self-Catering accomodation for us
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Sunbird Cottage
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Absolutely Nothing!!!

    We have stayed in lots of Self-Catering properties in SA. Every time we find minor or major problems. But not at Masescha Country Estate!! For us, this is the closest to perfection in a Self-Catering facility. Great facilities, clean and safe and Great & Helpful hosts too. We have stayed in many locations which call themselves and advertise themselves as Self-Catering and then provide a microwave and a small cooler. In Masescha Country Estate, we found a pretty well organized kitchen with all the cutlery and pots & pans, a pretty decent size refrigerator and microwave, toaster, a big stove etc. The accommodation is separate from the main house and provides ample privacy and amazing peace and quiet. The location is also perfect and close to all major spots in Plettenberg , beaches & Shops. On the day of our return, I locked my car keys in the boot and when Honda Service center failed to help us, our Hosts so graciously helped us to call a local locksmith and get the keys out. A great thanks to our wonderful hosts!

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2018

    10
    Very conveniently situated between Knysna and Plettenberg...
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Sunbird Cottage
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very conveniently situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. We checked in late and they put heaters on in room before we arrived.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 July 2018

    7.9
    The beautiful garden walks
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Some areas could do with a spot of paint

    The beautiful garden walks

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 July 2018

    10
    Very friendly and helpfull people.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Sunbird Cottage
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Very friendly and helpfull people. Beautiful surroundings. Quiet and tranquil. Very "homely", would recommend it for everyone!

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 March 2018

    10
    We were welcomed very warmly, I felt right at home.
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Valley View Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    We were welcomed very warmly, I felt right at home.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 February 2018

    8.8
    will be back
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Haven Cottage
    • Stayed 1 night

    great hospitality Felt at home lovely situation of cottage-very cosy

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 February 2018

    7.5
    Excellent!
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Haven Cottage
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Very attentive and pleasant owner who could not help us enough

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 January 2018

    9.2
    Excellent!
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Gazania Garden Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Very peaceful place with a wonderful host in Ray.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 January 2018

    10
    A beautiful place to stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 3 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    Beautiful peaceful surroundings and lovely accommodation.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 January 2018

    10
    A tranquil escape
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Valley View Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Peaceful and a beautiful view. Delicious homemade brownies. Comfortable room. Harper, the beautiful dog.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 January 2018

    8.8
    The owner was right there as we arrived very nice man het...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Sunbird Cottage
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The owner was right there as we arrived very nice man het set us at ees

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 December 2017

    8.3
    Great location near many Garden Route attractions, but very...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 3 rooms
    • Stayed 8 nights

    Wi-fi not great

    Great location near many Garden Route attractions, but very peaceful and quiet. Good option for groups of families or couples

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 December 2017

    8.3
    Quite old.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Haven Cottage
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Quite old.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 November 2017

    9.6
    Fabulous location, most friendly hosts.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Gazania Garden Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The weather - but the hosts made the sun shine for us anyway.

    Fabulous location, most friendly hosts. Loved it :-)

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 October 2017

    10
    I had a nice relaxing time & I love the fact that its between plettenberg bay & knysna
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Gazania Garden Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    I love the peace & quiet

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 May 2017

    7.5
    Very nice
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Birdsong House
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Tje view

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 May 2017

    10
    Awesome place
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Gazania Garden Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The quietness and tranquil surroundings

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 April 2017

    8.8
    friendly personalised service
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Gazania Garden Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The service from the owners

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 March 2017

    10
    The perfect place for a tranquil holiday in beautiful...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Haven Cottage
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The perfect place for a tranquil holiday in beautiful settings

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 March 2017

    10
    i'll go back if i'm in the area
    • Family with young children
    • Haven Cottage
    • Stayed 1 night

    everything

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 January 2017

    9.2
    Tranquil setting with great hosts
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Lavender Garden Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bed was a bit squeaky

    Clean, relaxed beautiful setting.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 January 2017

    9.6
    Great stay, thank you!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location was fantastic, super quiet and spacious rooms. Hosts were amazingly accommodating.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 January 2017

    6.7
    An Experience...........
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Gazania Garden Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Access road too busy...

    Friendly Hosts..... Excellent Brakfast and service...

    Stayed in January 2017

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 23 March 2016

    9.6
    Location is excellent - close to every thing but still a...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The kitchen lay out is a bit awkward.

    Location is excellent - close to every thing but still a wonderful retreat. The host is very friendly. The cottage is comfortable and very good value for money.

  • Reviewed: 15 December 2015

    10
    Super friendly owners, always with a smile on their face.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Super friendly owners, always with a smile on their face. Angie and Ray were wonderful with our reservation and very accommodating of our pet. Beautiful clean rooms in tranquil surroundings. Highly recommend. Will be back!

  • Reviewed: 17 November 2015

    10
    It was tremendously blissful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The only thing that bothered me was the porch light that I couldn't turn off atnight when we went to bed.

    It was tremendously blissful. Peace and quiet all around. It was really a relaxing experience

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2015

    9.2
    Great location, great people!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great location, great people! Everything was perfect and the price more than fair for what we got for it! Never had such a friendly host-couple before!! They gave us lots of information about the region and some vouchers for different places as well!

  • Reviewed: 31 August 2015

    9.6
    Lovely peaceful location with only bird noises.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    I couldn't get to the lower dams as I have bad knees but most fit people would manage without any difficulty.

    Lovely peaceful location with only bird noises. Very relaxing!

  • Reviewed: 8 July 2015

    8.3
    Great location with access to Knysna and Plett and the Crags...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    The entire place is in dire need of maintenance, the gardens were overgrown. The site mentioned free wifi, but was not available in our house, only at reception.

    Great location with access to Knysna and Plett and the Crags area. It was very beautiful and secluded

  • Reviewed: 27 January 2015

    10
    Owner were terrific and very helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Owner were terrific and very helpful. Excellent directions, but use the following GPS: S 3402232, E 02314567. Email owner a few days before arrival for gate code.

  • Reviewed: 13 January 2015

    10
    Set just offed the beaten track but far from the maddening...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Set just offed the beaten track but far from the maddening crowds, this piece of paradise was a welcome escape from our busy stressful year. Gardens and ponds that seemed to stretch on forever with lots of bird life and a friendly dog made for a great break.

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2016

    8.8
    Great atmosphere and staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Roads can be improved

    Great atmosphere and staff

  • Reviewed: 29 March 2016

    10
    Location of property is excellent
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    There was some smell coming out from kids bed area.

    Location of property is excellent

  • Reviewed: 17 February 2016

    9.6
    The room was perfect with beautiful furniture.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The room was perfect with beautiful furniture. Everything very comfortable and neat.

  • Reviewed: 21 November 2015

    7.5
    No frills value for money.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No frills value for money.

  • Reviewed: 13 November 2015

    9.6
    Beautiful , green environment.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Nothing

    Beautiful , green environment. Very friendly owners. Spacious house. Good vibe.

  • Reviewed: 3 October 2015

    10
    Tranquil gardens set amid indigenous Harkerville forest.
    • Solo traveller

    Nothing not to like.

    Tranquil gardens set amid indigenous Harkerville forest.

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2015

    8.3
    Very piece full with lots of bird life.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Parking was available but a bit tight.

    Very piece full with lots of bird life.

  • Reviewed: 9 August 2015

    8.8
    Very quirky
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Very quirky

  • Reviewed: 15 July 2015

    10
    The location, the view, the layout of the cottage.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    The location, the view, the layout of the cottage.

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2015

    8.8
    that rooms were serviced everyday
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    loadshedding!! but lights provided. Heaters in rooms could be better.

    that rooms were serviced everyday

  • Reviewed: 21 May 2015

    7.9
    The unit was very comfortable with all the needed equipment.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    The road to the unit was isolated and at night a bit uncomfortable.

    The unit was very comfortable with all the needed equipment.Good value for money.

  • Reviewed: 5 May 2015

    10
    Had such a great time.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Had such a great time. Not far from main road, yet far enough away from busy life. So peaceful.

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2015

    7.9
    the setting in the bush and the peace and tranquility of the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the setting in the bush and the peace and tranquility of the place

  • Reviewed: 7 February 2015

    8.3
    Setting, beauty, gardens
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Setting, beauty, gardens

  • Reviewed: 1 February 2015

    10
    Everything
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Everything

  • Reviewed: 6 January 2015

    5.8
    Beautiful location
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Value for money, expensive for self-catering. The bed was really uncomfortable.

    Beautiful location

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