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Da Laafing Lion

Self Catering

Review Summary

4.8 out of 5from 17 reviews for Da Laafing Lion
Cleanliness
4.8/5
Service
4.9/5
Location
4.5/5
Safety
4.8/5
Value for money
4.8/5
Apples A - Apr 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Apples A
With spouse/partner

Great venue.

Lekker place in the country.

Da Laafing Lion 's response

Hi good morning

Thank you very much for your review.
Highly appreciated.
Thank you so much for leaving our place in mint condition.
Will be sending the cable you forgot shortly.

Warm Regards
Pierre and Elmine

Da Laafing Lion
Aimee J - Apr 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Aimee J
Family with young children

A wonderful long weekend full of fun.

Kids loved the house - an adventure playground with swinging day bed, plunge pool, hammocks and wooden fort. Long days on the river left everyone exhausted and happy. A really good action packed nature break for the kids. Thank you Pierre for being such a generous host.

Da Laafing Lion 's response

Hi Aimee
Thank you very much for your positive review.
Highly appreciated.
Hope to see you soon.
Warm Regards
Pierre and Elmine

Da Laafing Lion
Jackie A - Mar 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jackie A
With spouse/partner

We loved it!

Restored old farmhouse with the best-equipped kitchen we’ve ever seen, so many places to sit outside, plunge pool, hammocks, super clean and tidy, quiet, safe. What more can one ask for, the best accommodation we’ve had in a long time. Very nice hosts, South African hospitality at its best.

Da Laafing Lion 's response

Thank you so much for a wonderful review.
So glad you enjoyed our establishment.
Was wonderful hosting you guys.

Da Laafing Lion
Lynne H - Aug 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lynne H
With spouse/partner

So nice and quiet with all the comforts we needed. Clean and tidy.

We have already recommended it to some of our friends - will definitely be back.

Corlie H - Aug 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Corlie H
With spouse/partner

Definitely worth the trouble.

If you want to feed your soul away from the hustle and bustle of the city and if you want to do it in a beautiful area, then this is the ideal destination. The place is beautiful and very very well equipped (the best we've experienced in a long time). Everything is tasteful and well looked after - shower needs a bit of attention, but it suits the decor and the area. The couple looking after it is friendly and exceptionally helpful and nothing was too much trouble to ensure that their guests were comfortable.

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Beslis die moeite werd.

As jy jou siel wil voed weg van die stad se gewoel en dit in 'n pragtige omgewing is dit die ideale bestemming. Die plekkie is pragtig en baie baie goed toegerus (die beste wat ons in 'n lang tyd beleef het). Alles is keurig en goed versorg - stort kort bietjie aandag, maar dit pas in by die dekor en omgewing. Die egpaar is vriendelik en besonder hulpvaardig en het geen moeite ontsien om gaste se gemak te verseker nie.

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Len S - Jul 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Len S
Family with teenagers

Lovely stay for a breakaway from the city.

A lovely quiet environment, away from all hustle and bustle. No TV, but decent mobile phone reception so you don't feel totally isolated. The welcome by Pierre and great and the advice about how to build the fire without smoking out the house was invaluable because the thick walls don't allow the weak winter sun to warm up anything. The gas heater was also a lifesaver. Our dog thoroughly enjoyed the freedom of the farm and being able to investigate all the bushes and roaming in the open space. The firewood at extra charge helps support an unemployed guy: great idea.

Antoinette S - Jul 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Antoinette S
Family with young children

Uitstekend.

Plek met baie karakter! Kombuis is so goed toegerus en ligging is perfek! Sal definitief weer kom. Pierre en Elmien is wonderlike mense.

Da Laafing Lion 's response

Liewe Antoinette
Baie dankie vir jul goeie resensie, word hoogs waardeer.
Dit was regtig n plesier on julle as gaste te he.
Baaie dankie vir die onberispelike manier waarop julle ons plek agtergelaat het.
Baie groete aan julle almal en n groot druk vir Elsa.
Elmine en Pierre

Da Laafing Lion
Chris W - Mar 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Chris W
With friends

Lovely quirky place.

It suits Vermaaklikheid to a T. The owners have put effort into the house, a library full of Louis l'Amour and a host of other books including cooking, gardening and whatever, a huge farmhouse kitchen an indoor and outdoor braai and a plunge pool. Immaculately clean and tidy, and the best equipped house I have ever seen. And there are walks, rides, fishing (no luck) birds in large numbers. we could have stayed a month. Quiet, helpful hosts, great braai, just a really nice place to be in.

Yolanda B - Mar 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Yolanda B
With spouse/partner

Dit was ongelooflik lekker en gan binnekort weer.

Mense was awesome wou nie terug huis toe gaan nie.

Tina V - Feb 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Tina V
With friends

Fun. Sun. Laughter.

With good company and a host like Pierre everything was just right, he is friendly, obliging and great to have met. Wish him and his lovely wife all the very best. Hope to be back for longer!

Gideon M - Feb 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Gideon M
Family with teenagers

Fantasties. Lekker ontspan in 'n baie mooi gedeelte van ons land.

Eienaars was baie behulpsaam, vriendelik en ons het 'n baie baie lekker langnaweek hier gehad. Beveel dit beslis aan! Baie dankie Elmine en Pierre. Ons sien julle beslis weer.

Yvette K - Nov 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Yvette K

Pictures do not do this place justice! Pierre and his wife awesome hosts.

If looking for a quiet weekend, this is it. The house has everything you need and much more (never seen such a fully equipped kitchen at any place) except a decent TV, but you will not want to watch TV when you are there. Decent cellphone reception. The lapa is amazing, and we spent almost all out time there. Lots of books if the weather is bad. We did not want to move. Even with 5 dogs with us, the dogs could stay in the lapa area (or in the case of ours, go exploring). Want to go back. It is quiet and extremely quaint. Rustic. Special. Not for the white duvet brigade!

Janet S - Aug 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
5/5
Janet S
With friends

'n Lekker wegbreek naweek saam met vriende.

Dit was 'n heerlike ontspan naweek met goeie vriende, die eienaars Pierre en Elmine was briljant. Ons het nooit verwag om sulke fantastiese diens te kry in so 'n klein plekkie nie. Baie baie dankie vir al julle moeite Pierre en Elmien, dit was heerlik om julle nie net te ontmoet nie, maar te leer ken! Ons sal julle vir seker aanbeveel. Die plek is silwerskoon met alles in wat jy nodig kan kry en nog meer!

Witte A - Jan 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Witte A
Family with young children

Nice and peaceful.

We had a good time. House and kitchen are well equipped. What an interesting town. Thank you.

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Lekker, rustig.

Ons het lekker gekuier. Huis en kombuis is goed toegerus. Wat 'n interessante dorpie. Dankie.

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Trevor S - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Trevor S

Rustige, ontspanne plaas atmosfeer, met uitstekende gasheer.

Da Laafing Lion se grootte het gemaak dat ons groep lekker kon kuier. Die plaashuis is ruim, netjies en uitstekend toegerus met alles wat jy kan benodig. Pierre, ons gasheer was te alle tye toeganklik, en het ons selfs op 'n aangename bootrit geneem. Sal beslis aanbeveel vir 'n ontspanne wegbreek.

Janice D - May 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Janice D
Family with young children

Great place.

We stayed over the long weekend in May 2018 and really enjoyed our stay. Pierre and his wife was lovely and he lent his canoes to the kids with fishing rods. He sells big bag of thick Rooikrans wood pieces for a R100 which lasted us 4 days. Inside and outside fire places with big open spaces for kids. Saw lots of birds and kids actually made a list of 20 different ones. Sleeps 8+ with warm bedding and kitchen is very well equipped.

Sue M - Jan 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Sue M

Good family holiday

Da Laafing Lion offered affordable, comfortable accommodation for our family of 4 adults and 3 dogs, as well as friends, who arrived and stayed at different times. The dishwasher and washing machine were most welcome. Pierre, the manager, was exceptionally accommodating and friendly. The house was a bit far from the river and we didn't have water on 2 of the nights. The verandah has no shade, save for an umbrella and the plunge pool was empty, which was disappointing. The outside shower was fabulous. All in all a good family holiday.

From
R700
per night, for 2 ppl
From
From R700
per night, for 2 ppl
From
R700
per night, for 2 ppl
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  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Check-in: 12:00 to 22:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Da Laafing Lion Farm, Vermaaklikheid, Riversdale, 6670, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
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