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Guest Reviews

The owners were amazing, helped us pick out which vineyards we wanted to go to. Extremely knowledgable. They then offered to drive us to the 5 we picked! All in one day. Busy day to say the least but wouldn't have done it any other way. They gave us amazing dinner suggestions as well as a shuttle back to Capetown after our wine tasting. If I could give 6 stars I would.

- Emily E

Great location, very comfortable and cosy rooms, very friendly staff and owners, delicious breakfast, great recommendations what to see, excellent support with booking tours, renting a car etc., free WiFi all over the place

- Juergen W

The rooms are clean. The service is very good. The location is near to wineyards. Stellenbosch is located 10 min away. Hardy and Steffi, the German owners are very nice and always helpful. They have a big pool outside.

- Bernd H

Orange-Ville Cottages were lovely and the African Animal themed rooms were bright, cheerful and fun to stay in. The grounds are lovely and our hosts were very helpful in recommendation for wine tours and hikes. Breakfast on the main house veranda was perfect! Highly recommend a stay here while in Stellenbosch!

- Gillian W

Where should I start?
I was able to find Orange-ville property while doing research for a nearby option close to the 'MolenVliet Oosthuizen Family Vineyards' as I was scheduled to attend a wedding there third week of December. Traveling all the way from Dubai I also requested 'airport' pick up which was the best option to reach from Cape Town airport and fairly priced. I arrived South Africa a bit ill and the owners (German family) were nothing else but attentive and warm towards me, thanks to them I was able to visit a doctor near the vicinity who was spot on and finally gave me the right course of medicine to get better after being previously treated in Dubai for 2 weeks with no avail.
The family kept checking on my wellbeing and Peter gave me his strong 'warm-lemon water' which works miracles with my immune system. I am eternally grateful and will certainly return to Stellenbosch and stay at Orange-Ville!
Rooms are great, clean and the property offers amazing greenery + nature all around. You can rest and disconnect with only a short Uber drive from downtown Stellenbosch.

Breakfast included is very healthy and yummy ;)

Thank you for all your hospitality and certainly grateful for the time spent at your property.

- Elizabeth A

We spent 4 nights in this well cared guesthouse with a beatiful garden, two pools and a very tasty breakfast. The real luxury of these premises are the care and attention you recieve from the two owners Steffie and Hardy and their staff. No matter what you need, they look after you and give you great assistance wherever you need it. certainly not our only visit there!

- Hans Perret

Everthing was outstanding! Perfect Location! Very friendly host! State of the Art technical Features in the guesthouses! Good breakfast! Two Pools and a very large garden to relax! Safe place with two gates!

- Connector64507748168

We recently went to a wedding at one of the expensive venues in the Heslhoogte area Fortunately we found this wonderful, quiet campsite where we could relax after the reception. Grassy field to pitch the tent, clean stylish ablutions. We stayed an extra night. Nice to chat to the interesting Overlanders who were staying there.

- CindyS4108

Have now been 4 times here and can’t wait to be back. This is a place where I feel „home“, not a business pseudo high-class hotel. It has a huge and wonderful garden with a pool (actually two pools). Room is beautiful, comfy, roomy - it feels good. Breakfast is very rich an very nicely displayed, made with a lot of love. You can also order any kind of eggs. The family who runs the guesthouse is very lovable and helpful (not the „receptionist style“ - but real nice people). It is quiet here and Stellenbosch is close - and the drive over the „Hells Hoogte“ offers stunning views. Don‘t miss this place.

- Ernie17G

We had a great time with Hardy and his family! it is a lovely place to stay when visiting the winelands or just for relaxation. We had good contact with Hardy and he arranged a great room for the whole family!
It was even possible to arrange a free late checkout. We can recommend it to everyone!

- Departure14433391350

Peaceful setting in beautiful surroundings, well placed for vineyards & for Stellenbosch.
Hosts were super helpful & accommodating.... lovely breakfast!

- Sarah

United Kingdom

Sooooooo many pros! Stunning panoramic views from the property. An authentically laid-back place in all the best ways - a relaxed atmosphere at all times, but with professional, considerate and diligent service whenever desired. This is a small owner-operated guest house set up among vineyards, orchards and horses on the neighboring properties. The hosts, Hardy and Steffi, are warm and friendly. Plenty of amenities. Beautiful large bath and shower with fast hot water. Our basic kitchen amenities in the room, along with an honesty bar available 24/7, along with cheap/easy Uber'ing for our transportation to and from the Guesthouse to anywhere we wanted to go made this stay perfect the entire time.

- Valerie

United States

Very beautiful venue & rooms with incredible views of the surroundings. Staff was very helpfull. This place is perfect for a leisure holiday to relax and enjoy the pool and Stellenbosch surroundings.

- Michèle

Belgium

Beautiful and peaceful Place. We stayed with our 3 kids. They loved the dog at the place, and had fun with the to kids, who lived there. We had a nice suite with a lovely terrasse.

- Mona

Denmark

Excellent service set in the most beautiful location! They went out of their way to make us feel relaxed and comfortable. They are pet and family friendly. Amazing breakfast spread each morning. Highly recommended!

- TheLynx777

"Beautiful Guesthouse" - We had an amazing time at Orangeville for a friend's wedding. The hosts were very nice and accommodating. Breakfast was fantastic and we enjoyed their dog. The rooms were fantastic, wish we had more time to stay there and in the region. Highly recommend.

- S Diamond

Australia

"Quaint country get away in wine land" - This wonderfully quaint series of chalets are nestled in the middle of vineyards and green horse paddocks. The property has charming grounds with a huge expanse of lawn, swimming pool and BBQ area.

We felt totally relaxed in the isolation of this rural charm but yet 2 minutes up the road are some of the best restaurants in Cape Town.

The owners were very hospitable and every recommendation from them was glorious.

I really hope I get to come back!

- Jamie M

United Kingdom

"Quite and nice guesthouse" - We stayed at Orange-Ville guesthouse for a friend's wedding nearby and thought it was great. The bungalows are spacious, clean and quiet. It has a nice pool, too. The location itself is great, only about 10mins from Stellenbosh and next to some great wine estates like Tokara.

- M Bieri

Switzerland

"Tranquility in the wineland" - The room was nice, the property was beautiful and green. Breakfast was awesome and the staff very friendly and helpful: they gave us advice about the available wine tours. The place is on the way to Franshoek, about 5km away from Stellenbosch.
It is expensive if compared to the average prices of the country.

- Elisa B

Italy

Our last stay on our trip through South Africa was at Orange-Ville Guest House. We got the suite there consisting of a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a bath room and a sleeping room. Ther was also a nice terrace with a fireplace. Hardy, the host, welcomed us and made a great effort to manage our wishes. He organized several transfers and gave us an experienced information about the wineries to visit. During the breakfast you felt as if you were part of the host´s family while looking across the large garden of the accomodation.

- Tacho

Austria

A great place to stay with a wonderful breakfast. No hesitation. Excellent location at 15 mn from the center of Stellenbosch, Beautiful view in the middle of vineyards. Quiet place and very nice hosts!

- Pascal F

Eine wundervolle Anlage. Das Grundstück ist ca. 25.000 Quadratmeter gross. Es gibt 2 Pools und die Bungalowzimmer verteilen sich auf 3 Gebäude. Der Blick auf die umliegenden Berge ist unglaublich schön.
Bei den Gastgebern handelt es sich um eine deutsche Auswanderer Familie. Das Frühstück auf der Veranda im Haupthaus ist sehr lecker und wird frisch zubereitet.
Ein Restaurant für Mittags und Abends gibt es hier nicht. Das ist aber auch garnicht nötig. Im nahe gelegenen Stellenbosch gibt es viele gute Restaurants. Und in der Umgebung liegt ein Weingut neben dem anderen. ..und fast jedes hat ein super Restaurant.
Allerdings braucht man im Orange-Ville Guesthouse ein Auto, denn es liegt schon etwas abseits in den Bergen. Ohne Auto ist man praktisch aufgeschmissen.

- Sebastian G.

What a warm welcome by the friendly hosts and staff.
A beautufull spot between the mountains and vine-yards.
The ablusion is absolutely an Overlander eye-catcher.
This place is not a campsite but a 5 star beauty with 2 swimmingpools and a spacious garden.
Just get lucky to stay a night..... or two!

- tomenansschaap

Lovely little find great guest house. Lovely area to sit by pool in the evening. Owner Hardy comes to great you on his bike. Great breakfast , everything you could ask for . Great view of mountain whilst eating breakfast only stayed one night but would love it visit for longer. No complaints I would recommend to friends and family

- cubadolly

UK, via TripAdvisor

Our last stay on our trip through South Africa was at Orange-Ville Guest House. We got the suite there consisting of a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a bath room and a sleeping room. Ther was also a nice terrace with a fireplace. Hardy, the host, welcomed us and made a great effort to manage our wishes. He organized several transfers and gave us an experienced information about the wineries to visit. During the breakfast you felt as if you were part of the host´s family while looking across the large garden of the accomodation

- Stefan

Austria, via Booking.com

The booking proces was friendly and efficient even though we changed our booking from a single room to a room with two single beds. The reception when we arrived was very pleasant, we got a small tour by the owner who took a lot of time to show us around, bringing in an iron wasn't much trouble either.

- Jumbo_RS

UK, via TripAdvisor