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Jovali

Self Catering

Review Summary

4.8 out of 5from 146 reviews for Jovali
Cleanliness
4.9/5
Service
4.8/5
Location
4.9/5
Safety
4.8/5
Value for money
4.8/5
Roy H - Sep 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Roy H
With spouse/partner

Transquility, glamour class and breathtaking views.

Within 7 minutes from town, but over the hill away from town that you can hit two birds with one stone. You can have the beauty and tranquility of being alone overlooking the mountains and within 7 minutes be back in town in the buzz of Clarens or having a 5 star meal at Clementines or at Treat. Little extras in the room were special. Loved the birds in the morning. A 500 m walk down to the river is a romantic walk and great spot for picnic. Seeing the moon rise above the mountains at night is a treat as well and the sunrise.

Jovali 's response

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us, Roy! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here with us, and along with it the beauty of the Eastern Free State. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

All our best,
Johan and Tim

Jovali
Chanel V - Jun 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Chanel V
With spouse/partner

Beautiful landscapes with a delightful experience at guest house.

Very warm and friendly host.

Jovali 's response

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us, Chanel. We really do appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Jovali Clarens, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
All our best,
Johan and Tim

Jovali
Lianna K - Jun 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lianna K
With spouse/partner

Must visit.

Wat meer kan ek sê as: uitmuntend, asemrowende uitsig, onvergeetlik en 'n besliste groot wow! Aan die gashere, jul "attention to detail" is onverbeterlik, mens voel sommer net tuis van die oomblik wat jy arriveer. Jovali is net die plek wat die siel nodig het! Well done op jul pragtige plek.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir jou moeite om julle fantasiese terugvoering met ons te deel, Lianna. Ons is so bly dat julle julle tydjie hier by ons geniet het, en dit was voorwaar 'n plesier om julle by Jovali Clarens te kon huisves. Ons sien uit na julle volgende kuier.

Alles van die beste.
Johan en Tim

Jovali
Erna P - Apr 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Erna P
With spouse/partner

Beste verblyf in Clarens.

Beste slaapplek in Clarens, asemrowende uitsig, absolute stilte, geen moeite is ontsien om gaste gemaklik te maak nie. En dis net 5 km van al die lekker winkels en restaurante in Clarens.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir jou fantastiese terugvoering, Erna - ons waardeer dit opreg! Dit was 'n plesier om vir jou, Helgard, Erik and Geneve by Jovali Clarens te kon verwelkom, en ons sien uit na julle volgende kuier!

Jovali
Bastiaan W - Apr 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Bastiaan W
With spouse/partner

Wow, wow, wow.

Absolutely fantastic - there is nothing to improve on!

Jovali 's response

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us, Bastiaan. We are so thrilled that you and Gerda enjoyed your recent stay at Jovali Clarens, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
All our best, Johan and Tim.

Jovali
Thobi N - Apr 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Thobi N
With spouse/partner

Alles was puik.

Besondere vriendelike ontvangs. Puik toegerus met baie goeie aandag aan detail. Perfekte plek om rustig te wees. Net jammer die plek word nie gediens nie. Ook nie keuse gehad om daarvoor te vra of ekstra daarvoor te betaal nie.

Jovali 's response

Dankie vir jou terugvoering, Thobi - ons is bly dat julle, julle tyd by ons geniet het. Aangesien ons selfsorg is word die studios nie daagliks gediens nie, soos genoem word in ons skrywe wat ons uitstuur aan elke gas voor hulle aankoms. Daar is 'n opsie om daaglikse diens te versoek en ekstra te betaal daarvoor, en ons noem dit in ons inligtingsbrosjure in die kamer. In die toekoms sal ons 'n punt maak om die opsie aan te bied wanneer ons ons gaste inboek.
Alles van die beste,
Johan en Tim

Jovali
Rieka V - Feb 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Rieka V
With spouse/partner

Heerlik - baie dankie.

Pragtige uitsig met 'n lieflike tuin. Die eenheid is baie gerieflik, skoon en besonder netjies. Die heerlike eet- en drinkgoed was 'n aangename verrassing. Ons beveel Jovali sterk aan vir iemand wat naby aan Clarens wil wees, maar stilte en vrede bo die bedrywige dorpslewe verkies.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir jou moeite om julle terugvoering met ons te deel, Deon! Dit was voorwaar 'n plesier om vir jou en Rieka hier by Jovali Clarens te kon verwelkom, en ons sien uit na julle volgende kuier.

Alles van die beste,
Johan en Tim

Jovali
Jana V - Feb 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jana V
With spouse/partner

Perfekte rusplek vir 'n naweek.

Eienaars ongelooflik professioneel. Hulle gee baie aandag aan detail. Die plekkie is baie skoon en netjies en smaakvol, tog gemaklik toegerus. Die uitsig is asemrowend and dis baie stil en rustig as jy net wil ontspan en stres aflaai. Voordeel is dat dit baie naby die dorp Clarens is.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir jou moeite om jou terugvoering met ons te deel, Jana - ons waardeer dit opreg! Ons is so bly om te hoor dat jy en George julle tyd by Jovali Clarens geniet het, en ons sien uit na julle volgende kuier.

Alles van die beste,
Johan en Tim

Jovali
Monique M - Feb 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Monique M
With spouse/partner

Pragtige plek, lieflike gashere en rustige omgewing. Net wat ons nodig gehad het om te herlaai.

Dankie Johan en span. Wat 'n klein paradys weg van die stadsgeraas. Ons sal beslis weer terugkom.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir julle wonderlike terugvoering, Monique! Ons is so bly dat jy en Grant julle tyd hier by Jovali Clarens geniet het, en ons sien uit na julle volgende kuier.
Alles van die beste,
Johan en Tim

Jovali
Chris D - Jan 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Chris D
With spouse/partner

Skoon, netjies, aandag aan detail, vriendelike verwelkoming.

Uitsig pragtig, kwaliteitverblyf, ekstra moeite en aandag gedoen, geen moeite word ontsien om die verblyf aangenaam te maak nie, die plekkie sit ons op ons kortlys.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir jou terugvoering, Chris! Bly om te hoor jy en Antoinette het julle tyd hier by Jovali Clarens geniet, en ons sien uit na julle volgende kuier.
Alles van die beste,
Johan en Tim

Jovali
Magdel C - Jan 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Magdel C
With friends

Pragtige plekkie in stilte in die natuur.

Baie goed en stylvol toegerus, vriendelik ontvangs met lekker bederfies. Ons het ons kort verblyf vreeslik geniet en sal definitief weer 'n draai daar maak. Baie dankie vir jul gasvryheid en voorstelle.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir jou terugvoering, Magdel! So bly jy en Louise het julle tyd hier by Jovali in Clarens geniet, en ons sien uit daarna om julle terug te verwelkom.

Alles van die beste,
Johan en Tim.

Jovali
Verne G - Jan 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Verne G
With spouse/partner

Hier kry jy sielsrus.

Jovali sal ons vir seker weer sien! Netjiese groot, stylvolle en goed toegeruste kamers laat mens sommer dadelik tot ruste kom. Die gasheer is vreeslik aangenaam en tegemoetkomend toe ons bietjie vroeër wou inboek. Jovali en sy uitsig is baie mooier as op die prentjies, bo-verwagting vir seker! Hier kan mens absoluut rus! Ons sal seker weer terug gaan en 'n hele klompie dae kan bly!

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir jou terugvoering, Verne! Dit was 'n plesier om julle hier by ons te gehad het, en ons sien uit na julle volgende kuier.
Alles van die beste,
Johan en Tim

Jovali
Elmarie D - Jan 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Elmarie D
With spouse/partner

Uitstekend.

Watter voorreg was dit om by die pragtige juweel te kan oor slaap. Van die oomblik wat ons daar aan gekom het, tot en met ons vetrek het Johan en Tim uit hulle pad gegaan om ons te laat welkom voel. Alles in studio is daar wat jy benodig vir 'n wonderlike ervaring. Die uitsig is asemrowend. Baie dankie Johan en Tim vir hierdie wonderlike ervaring. Sal defnitief die plekkie aanbeveel, want julle passie vir julle gaste maak dit die moeite werd. Dankie Elmarie en Dewyk.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir jou moeite om vir ons terugvoering te gee na julle verblyf by Jovali Clarens, Elmarie! Ons is so bly dat jy en Dewyk julle tyd by ons geniet het, en ons sien uit na julle volgende kuier.
Alles van die beste,
Johan en Tim

Jovali
Nico R - Jan 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Nico R
With spouse/partner

Rustige omgewing en baie netjies gemeubileerde plek.

Ons het ons verblyf van 2 dae daar baie geniet en die plek is baie netjies en ook keuring ingerig. Die rustigheid van die omgewing sal ons beslis terugbring na Jovali.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir jou terugvoering en julle kuier by Jovali Clarens, Nico! Ons sien uit daarna om julle weer terug te verwelkom.

Alles van die beste,
Johan en Tim.

Jovali
Lijandie S - Dec 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Lijandie S
With spouse/partner

Rustig. Pragtige omgewing. Rus vir die siel.

Baie rustige atmosfeer.

Jovali 's response

Dankie vir julle terugvoering, Lijandie.

Jovali
Michelle V - Dec 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Michelle V
With spouse/partner

Lieflik.

Sal vir seker weer hier tuisgaan. Lieflike, rustige omgewing en kamer en kombuisie pragtig en perfek toegerus.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir jou wonderlike terugvoering, Michelle. Ons is so bly om te hoor dat jy en Andreas julle tyd hier by Jovali Clarens geniet het, en ons sien uit na julle volgende kuier.

Alles van die beste.
Johan en Tim

Jovali
Shenaye V - Nov 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Shenaye V
With spouse/partner

Peaceful great for the soul.

Beautiful finishes great hospitality.

Jovali 's response

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at Jovali Clarens with us, Shenaye. It was such a pleasure to have you here with us, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
All our best,
Johan and Tim

Jovali
Starcha D - Nov 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Starcha D
With spouse/partner

Stunning.

The most beautiful place that we have stayed at. Well organised. Fantastic gardens with the most spectacular view. Food for your soul.

Jovali 's response

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at Jovali Clarens with us, Starcha. It was such a pleasure to host you and Frank, and we look forward to welcome you back again soon.

All our best,
Johan and Tim

Jovali
Marinda U - Nov 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Marinda U
With spouse/partner

Baie goed.

Baie lekker - baie dankie.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir jou terugvoering, Marinda. Ons sien uit na jou en Barend se volgende kuier.

Groete,
Johan en Tim

Jovali
Esmeraldi M - Sep 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Esmeraldi M
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker.

Ons het baie lekker gebly. Die view was net so beautiful soos ons kamer. Johan het ons baie welkom laat voel. Alles was perfek.

Jovali 's response

Hi Esmeraldi,
Baie dankie vir julle kuier by Jovali Clarens - dit was 'n plesier om vir jou en Ivan by ons te kon verwelkom! Ons waardeer jou terugvoering opreg, en hoop om julle gou weer te sien!
Mooi bly en groete daarso,
Johan en Tim

Jovali
Ansa L - Sep 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ansa L
With spouse/partner

Excellent gem just outside the busy town.

We had a lovely stay at Jovali and received a warm welcome from Johan. Beautiful view of the mountains from the room. The room and kitchen are tastefully furnished and decorated. Very close to Clarens itself but still far enough to enjoy the peacefulness of the area. Will recommend Jovali anytime!

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Uitstekende juweel net buite die besige dorp.

Ons het heerlik gekuier op Jovali en hartlik ontvang deur Johan. Pragtige uitsig op die berge vanuit die kamer. Die kamer en kombuis baie smaakvol gemeubileer en versier. Baie naby aan Clarens self maar tog ver genoeg sodat jy die rustigheid van die omgewing kan ervaar. Sal Jovali enige tyd aanbeveel!

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Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir jou terugvoering, Ansa! Dit was 'n voorreg om vir jou en Theo hier by ons te kon verwelkom, en ons hoop julle kom kuier gou weer!
Vriendelike grote,
Johan en Tim

Jovali
Leah P - Aug 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Leah P
With spouse/partner

Baie skoon en netjies. Vriendelike mense en perfek vir 'n Clarens-wegbreek.

Kamer was baie netjies en skoon. Goed toegerus met alles wat jy nodig gaan kry. Pragtige uitsig en staproete. Johan en Tim ontvang jou vriendelik en is baie behulpsaam, hulle help met restaurantbesprekings en gee 'n klomp aktiwiteite wat jy kan doen.

Jovali 's response

Hi Leah,

Dit was so lekker om vir jou en Danie hier by Jovali Clarens te gehad het! Ons waardeer julle terugvoering, en meer belangrik natuurlik - dat julle julle tyd hier by ons geniet het. Hoop ons sien julle gou weer!

Mooi bly en veilig wees!
Johan en Tim.

Jovali
Martin M - Aug 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Martin M
With spouse/partner

Baie mooi plek en goeie diens.

Ons het lekker daar gebly, underfloor heating was baie bekwaam.

Jovali 's response

Hi Martin,

Baie dankie vir jou terugvoering - ons waardeer dit opreg! Dit was 'n groot plesier om vir jou en Astrid hier by ons te kon verwelkom, en ons hoop julle kom kuier gou weer by Jovali.

Groete,
Johan en Tim

Jovali
Estean B - Jul 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Estean B
With spouse/partner

Netjies, skoon en wonderlik.

Ons tyd by Jovali was sorgvry. Die natuur was beeldskoon. Die huisie was baie netjies en skoon. Kan nie wag om weer te gaan nie.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir jou terugvoer, Estean! Dit was so lekker om jou en Karla hier by ons te kon verwelkom, en ons sien uit na julle volgende kuier!

Jovali
Marolet B - May 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marolet B

Gerieflik ingerig, pragtige eenhede en asemrowende natuur.

Jovali het al ons verwagtinge oortref! Die eenhede het enige iets wat 'n mens kan benodig en meer met 'n fantastiese uitsig oor die berge. Ons woefkind het die wandelpaadjies en oop ruimte baie geniet en ons sal definitief weer terugkom vir die rustigheid. Die eienaars is baie vriendelik en behulpsaam en al die klein bederfies soos die sherry en koeksusters is 'n ekstra bonus!

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir julle goeie resensie. Waardeer dit baie. Kom gerus weer.

Jovali
Bb V - Mar 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Bb V
With spouse/partner

Asemrowend mooi en rustig.

Dit was 'n wonderlike naweek. Tannie Aukeline en haar man was baie vriendelik en gasvry. Die klein ekstras (beskuit, sjerrie en sjokolade) laat mens meer spesiaal voel. Sal definitief teruggaan.

Jovali 's response

Goeienaand Bb
Baie dankie vir julle vriendelike terugvoer . Waardeer dit baie. Julle was ook baie aangename vriendelike jong mense om te huisves.
Hoop ons sien julle weer in die toekoms.
Mooi aand vir julle.
John en Aukeline.

Jovali
Brian A - Feb 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Brian A
With spouse/partner

Stunning view and surroundings.

The approach road at Jovali needs a bit of attention.

Jovali 's response

Hi Brian, yhank you for staying with us and for your high score.
We are doing our best about the upkeep of the road.
Kind regards.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Landie L - Feb 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Landie L
With spouse/partner

Vriendelik, mooi view. Love die plek.

Dit is 'n pragtige plek met 'n mooi uitsig, baie netjies mense is vriendelik Sal enige tyd teruggaan.

Glen E - Dec 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Glen E
With spouse/partner

Just a sublime view with peace and quiet.

We regularly stay at very nice places. Every once in a while, though, you stumble upon a piece of sublime serenity - that is Jovali. Wonderful location, comfortable and the staff make sure one is happy. II intend to make use of Jovali again in the future.

Jovali 's response

Good evening Glen,
Thank you for staying at Jovali and thank you so much for your positive kind remarks.
Much appreciated.
Warm regards,
Aukeline

Jovali
Clement V - Dec 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Clement V
With spouse/partner

Onbeskryflik mooi en baie rustig.

Die verblyf is baie netjies en skoon. Daar is 'n mooi roete om te stap af na die stroom toe. Baie veilig en die uitsig na die berge is baie mooi. Ons was baie vriendelik verwelkom en alles baie goed verduidelik. Maklik om te vind en baie naby aan die dorp. Sal enige tyd aanbeveel.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir julle vriendelike terugvoer en verblyf by ons. Kom kuier gerus weer.
Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Christilda Z - Nov 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Christilda Z

Baie aangenaam, rustig, gerieflik, gasvrye eienaars!

Baie dankie vir n lekker kuier. Ek hoop dat dit moontlik sal wees om in die toekoms weer daar te kan kuier.

Jovali 's response

Dankie vir julle verblyf by ons. Kom gerus weer.
Groete,
Aukeline Jovali Clarens

Jovali
Juan V - Mar 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Juan V
With spouse/partner

Beautiful views and very clean unit.

We were welcomed with fresh koeksisters, sherry and some rusks. The unit was clean, the view was incredible and Clarens is about 5 - 10 minutes away (about a 1.5 km gravel road but nothing too serious). Thank you for the lovely stay, Aukeline.

Jovali 's response

Morning Juan
Thank you for staying at Jovali and your positive remarks. Much appreciated.
Take care.
Aukeline.
Jovali.

Jovali
Karel P - Mar 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Karel P
With friends

Location in nature. The stream and the terrace is great.

Very nice and equipped rooms. Location in nature with terrace, lawn, near the stream. Owners older, very nice and helpful. They advise on everything.

Jovali 's response

Hi Karel.

Thank you for your positive feedback. Much appreciated.

With kind regards.
Aukeline
Jovali
Clarens

Jovali
Wessel N - Feb 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Wessel N
With spouse/partner

Baie netjies en ongelooflik rustig.

Die eienaars is baie vriendelik en het uit hulle pad gegaan om ons welkom te laat voel en was baie behulpsaam. Die blyplek het baie mooi uitsigte en het al die benodighede.

Jovali 's response

Goeiemiddag Wessel,
Dankie vir julle goeie terugvoer. Waardeer dit baie. Kom kuier gerus weer.
Vriendelike groete,
Aukeline.

Jovali
Stefan S - Feb 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Stefan S

Tranquillity with the perfect view.

Jovali is the perfect place to get away from your daily environment and just relax in nature. Very nice stay with everything needed. Good, friendly service.

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Rustigheid met die perfekte uitsig.

Jovali is die perfekte plek om weg te kom van jou daaglikse omgewing en net te kan ontspan in die natuur. Baie lekker verblyf met alles wat nodig is. Goeie, vriendelike diens.

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Dean S - Feb 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dean S
With friends

Relax and enjoy the views.

Jovali was very well laid out and we thoroughly enjoyed the time there. Will definitely be back again.

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Ontspan en geniet die uitsigte.

Jovali was baie goed uiteengesit en ons het die tyd daar ten volle geniet. Sal beslis weer terug wees.

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Jovali 's response

Goeienaand Dean,
Dankie vir julle verblyf by ons en die positiewe aanmerkings. Ons waardeer dit baie. Kom gerus weer kuier.
Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.
Jovali.
Clarens.

Jovali
Jakob I - Jan 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Jakob I
Family with young children

Fantastic.

We had a great time there.

Jovali 's response

Thank you Jakob, for staying at Jovali and your rating.
Warm regards,
Aukeline

Jovali
Michelle L - Sep 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Michelle L
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker!

Ons het 'n wonderlike naweek by Jovali gehad. Ons is bederf met Sherry, koeksisters en beskuit. Sal dit enige tyd aanbeveel.

Jovali 's response

Liewe Michelle,
Baie dankie vir jou vriendelike terugvoer en dat julle Jovali julle keuse van verblyf gemaak het. Ons sal julle graag weer hier ontvang.
Mooi aand vir julle.
Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Sanet H - Aug 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sanet H
With spouse/partner

Was the most enjoyable weekend ever!

Very neat. Kindly received. View is very nice. You will see us again soon. Thank you very much!

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Was die lekkerste naweek ooit!

Baie netjies. Vriendelik ontvang. Uitsig is baie mooi. Julle sal ons vinnig weer sien. Baie dankie!

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Jovali 's response

Middag Sanet
Baie dankie dat julle Jovali julle keuse van verblyf gemaak het.
Dankie ook vir julle vriendelike kommentaar.
Kom gerus weer.
Groete,
Aukeline.

Jovali
Rene V - Aug 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Rene V
With friends

So na aan die natuur en jou Hemelse Vader, verskietende sterre, jy moet daar tuisgaan!

Aukeline, dit was so lekker, so goed ingerig, netjies en met koeksisters in die yskas, hoeveel meer wil jy hê. Heerlikste beskuit, met melk in die yskas. As ek weer Clarens toe gaan sal ek vir seker weer daar gaan bly. So 'n mooi uitsig, stil, in die aand die mooiste lugruim en die verskietende sterre, ek het dit so lanklaas gesien. Een woord: awesome!

Jovali 's response

Dankie Rene.

Bly julle het julle verblyf geniet. Kom gerus weer.

Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Johan H - Aug 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Johan H
With spouse/partner

Very peaceful and private atmosphere surrounded by beautiful mountains and everything needed to make it convenient.

A few words to sum up our 4 days: quiet, beautiful views, underfloor heating, kitchenette equipped with everything you need and of very good quality, fresh flowers, rusks and koeksisters in the fridge, sherry and chocolate, quality bedding as well as kitchenware, hair dryer, nice towels and soap in the bathroom, undercover parking, everything needed for a nice braai (just bring your meat). And the snow on the mountain was the recipe for the delicious homemade rusks that our hostess sent. We will definitely stay at Jovali again. Ideal for a quiet getaway for 2 people. You can really just pack your clothes! Everything is provided. Dine in Clarens at all the great eateries.

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Baie rustige en privaat atmosfeer omring deur mooiste berge en alles wat nodig is om dit gerieflik te maak.

'n Paar woorde om ons 4 dae op te som: stil, pragtige uitsig, ondervloerse verhitting, kombuisie toegerus met alles wat jy nodig het en van baie goeie gehalte, vars blomme, beskuit en koeksisters in die yskas, sjerrie en sjokolade, kwaliteit beddegoed asook kombuisware, haardroër, lekker handdoeke en seep in die badkamer, onderdakparkering, alles wat nodig is vir 'n lekker braai (bring net jou vleis). En die sneeu op die berg was die resep vir die lekker tuisgebakte beskuit wat ons gasvrou aangestuur het. Ons sal definitief weer by Jovali gaan bly. Ideaal vir 'n stil wegbreek vir 2 mense. Jy kan regtig net jou klere pak! Alles is voorsien. Eet in Clarens by al die oulike eetplekke.

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Jovali 's response

Hi Rhoda,
Baie dankie vir julle verblyf by Jovali en jou baie positiewe terugvoer. Waardeer dit baie.Kom kuier gerus weer en 'n geseënde week vir julle.
Vriendelike groete
Aukeline
Jovali

Jovali
Jannie J - Jul 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jannie J
With spouse/partner

Peace and quiet.

Everything neat and clean. The bed needs a new (sturdy) mattress. People who have had a back operation or the like cannot sleep on the bed. Everything else is fine and very clean and neat. Thank you. Cars with low profile tires should drive the path to Jovali very slowly.

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Stil en rustig.

Alles netjies en skoon. Die bed benodig 'n nuwe (stewige) matras. Persone wat 'n rugoperasie of soortgelyk gehad het, kan nie op die bed slaap nie. Alles verder piekfyn en baie skoon en netjies. Dankie. Motors met laeprofielbande moet die paadjie na Jovali baie baie stadig ry.

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Jovali 's response

More Jannie,
Jammer oor jou ongemak met die matras. Ek was van plan om dit te vervang maar die mense na julle het my verseker dat hulle lekker geslaap het alhoewel hulle ook rugprobleme gehad het. Dankie vir die res van jou positiewe terugvoer.
Groete
Aukeline

Jovali
Anton L - Jul 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Anton L
With spouse/partner

Awesome.

The view is breathtaking. The reception was top notch. Hospitality was one of the best we have ever received. Well done, we will definitely visit again.

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Asemrowend.

Die uitsig is asemrowend. Die ontvangs was uit die boonste rakke. Die gasvryheid was een van die bestes wat ons nog ontvang het. Wel gedaan julle, ons sal vir seker weer kom kuier.

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Jovali 's response

Beste Anton,

Baie dankie vir julle vriendelike terugvoer, dit word baie waardeer. Ons hoop om in die toekoms weer vir julle n tuiste te bied hier by Jovali.

Stuur groete aan vroulief.

Groete,
Aukeline

Jovali
Athol K - Jun 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Athol K
With spouse/partner

Very nice and clean.

The cottage was well situated on a small holding with nice walks to the river. The cottage was equipped with everything you need and very clean. We enjoyed our stay. I was relaxing.

Mari K - May 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Mari K
Family with young children

Room with a beautiful view just outside Clarens.

We had a great stay at Jovali. The dead silence and scenery were exactly what we had in mind to forget about the rush of life. The kids enjoyed walking down the river and having a picnic. Remember to take drinking water if you want to sleep more than one night - the area's tap water can sometimes smell like sulphur. The rooms are neat and well-equipped. Even though the autumn wind was cool, the room was cosy and warm. A great experience!

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Kamer met 'n pragtige uitsig net buite Clarens.

Ons het lekker gebly by Jovali. Die doodse stilte en natuurskoon was presies wat ons in gedagte gehad het om bietjie van die gejaagdheid van die lewe te vergeet. Die kinders het dit baie geniet om af te stap na die rivier en om daar te kan piekniek hou. Onthou om drinkwater saam te vat as jy meer as een nag wil oorslaap - die area se kraanwater kan soms na swael ruik. Die kamers is netjies en goed toegerus. Al was die herfswindjie koel was die kamer knus en warm. 'n Lekker ervaring!

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Carin K - May 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Carin K
With spouse/partner

Friendly welcome. Neat unit. Beautiful view.

See stars.

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Vriendelike ontvangs. Netjiese eenheid. Mooi uitsig.

Sien sterre.

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Jovali 's response

Dankie dat julle Jovali, julle keuse van verblyf gemaak het. Kom gerus weer. Vriendelike groete. Aukeline Jovali.

Jovali
Marisa W - Apr 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marisa W
Family with young children

Ongelooflike mooi uitsig!

Goed toegeruste en netjiese verblyf met 'n asemrowende uitsig! Ons is heerlik bederf met sherry, koeksisters en beskuit! Sal beslis weer in die toekoms daar tuisgaan.

Elydia M - Mar 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Elydia M
With spouse/partner

Heerlik.

Verblyf was baie aangenaam, rustig en gesellig.

Venessa R - Mar 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Venessa R
Family with young children

Absolute heaven on earth!

Where do you start. The view is breathtaking! The house is very nice and clean! The uncle and aunt are so friendly, they are like real "grandparents"! They were so worried about our kids and my boy was absolutely crazy about them. Waking up with that view and sunrise every morning , feels as if one is a little closer to heaven. It's tranquil and so quiet in the evenings. The garden is a beautiful and nicely cared for. P.S. Thank you very much for my plants and seeds.

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Absolute hemel op aarde!

Waar begin 'n mens. Die uitsig is asemrowend! Die huis is baie mooi en skoon! Die oom en tannie is so vriendelik, hulle is soos regte "oupa-en-ouma-mense"! Hulle was so besorg oor ons kinders en my seuntjie was absoluut mal oor hulle. Om elke oggend wakker te word met daai uitsig en sonsopkoms, voel dit of 'n mens 'n bietjie nader is aan die hemel. Dis doodstil en so rustig in die aande. Die tuin is 'n prag vir die oë en so mooi versorg. P.S. Baie dankie vir my plantjies en saadjies, tannie.

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Jovali 's response

Hi Vanessa.
Dankie vir jpu vriendelike woorde en julle verblyf by ons. Hoop al jou plantjies en sade groei.
Kom kuier gerus weer.
Liefdevolle groete.
Tannie ouma Aukeline.

Jovali
Johan R - Mar 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Johan R
With spouse/partner

Ongelooflike mooi uitsig.

Regtig geniet, twee eenhede is langs mekaar en die stoep is dalk nie privaat genoeg nie. Die res het egter opgemaak daarvoor.

Jovali 's response

Dankie Johann dat julle Jovali as wegbreekplekkie gekies het. Kom gerus weer.
Groete
Aukeline.

Jovali
Nico B - Mar 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Nico B
With spouse/partner

Skoon, stil en veilig.

Ons is vriendelik ontvang en kon rustig ontspan naby Clarens. Kamer is ruim en alles wat nodig was was daar. Skoon en rustige omgewing met heerlike stapplek en uitsigte. Baie dankie.

Wendy K - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Wendy K
With spouse/partner

Wonderful.

Wonderful retreat just out of Clarens. The hostess is really gracious. We had a lovely two night stay. The sunrises and reflections off the mountains at sunset are magnificent!

Jovali 's response

Thank you for your stay at Jovali and your kind remarks Wendy. Most appreciated.

Warm Regards.
Aukeline
Jovali.

Jovali
Johan L - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Johan L
With spouse/partner

Perfekte selfsorg-opsie vir 2 persone.

Die gasvryheid van die eienaars, die baie goeie toegeruste eenheid tesame met die fantastiese uitsig van die omgewing sorg vir werklike ontspanning. Die ligging is perfek om Clarens omgewing te besoek. Ons kan Jovali hoogs aanbeveel.

Jovali 's response

Beste Johan
Baie dankie vir julle gunstige kommentaar ons is dankbaar daarvoor. Bly julle het lekker gekuier. Ons hoop om julle gou weer in die toekoms te sien.
Mooi dag vir julle.
Hartlike groete.
Aukeline
Jovali.
Clarens.

Jovali
Ruan S - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ruan S
With spouse/partner

Beeldskoon en waarde vir geld.

Dit was baie lekker verblyf met al die nodige geriewe soos braai, gasstoof, ens. Baie goed geleë. Baie veilig. Baie stil. Fantasties vir rus. Het dit baie geniet. Sien graag weer.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie Ruan dat julle Jovali julle keuse van verblyf gemaak het. Ons ontvang julle graag weer hier by ons.Dankie vir die positiewe terugvoer. Ons waardeer dit baie.
Groete,
Aukeline.

Jovali
Lynette J - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lynette J
With friends

Lovely, quiet with breathtaking views.

It was incredibly nice to stay over there and will definitely do it again.

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Heerlike, rustig met asemrowende uitsig.

Dit was vreeslik lekker om daar oor te bly en sal definitief weer.

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Jovali 's response

Hi Lynette. Julle was gawe gaste. Kom gerus weer.
Groete,
Aukeline

Jovali
Chantelle K - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Chantelle K
With spouse/partner

It was breathtaking and so tranquil.

Best place that we have stayed at so far. Everything is beautiful and neat. The view in the morning is fantastic like a work of art. The tranquillity was very nice and the trails are something to see.

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Dit was asemrowend mooi, en so rustig.

Beste plekkie sover waar ons nog gebly het. Als is so mooi en netjies. Die uitsig wat mens het in die oggend is fantasties dit is 'n skilderprent. Die rustigheid was regtig baie lekker en die wandelpaadjies iets om te sien.

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Jovali 's response

Middag Chantelle,
Dankie vir julle verblyf by ons. Ons ontvang graag sulke vriendelike gaste weer by ons.
Alles wat mooi is vir julle.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Katryn S - Oct 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Katryn S
With spouse/partner

'n Pragtige wel ingerigte eenheid, perfek vir 'n romantiese of ontspanningswegbreek!

Jovali is altyd die moeite werd om te gaan besoek. Dis seker een van die mooiste plekke in ons land met die uitsig is dit net asemrowend. Ons kom elke jaar terug! Ons verkies die plaas en uitsig eerder as om in die dorp self te bly. Die eienaars is ook baie vriendelik en behulpsaam. Sien julle weer volgende jaar.

Jovali 's response

Liewe Katryn, dit was baie lekker om julle weer te sien. Dankie dat jy jou ouers saamgebring het.
Baie dankie ook vir jou vriendelike kommentaar. Ek waardeer dit baie.
Warm groete
Aukeline
Jovali

Jovali
Engeli A - Oct 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Engeli A
With spouse/partner

Peaceful break for the haste of the city.

We had a lovely stay at Jovali. The house was very clean and neat. Nice sherry, rusks and koeksisters were available at arrival at Jovali. Braai facilities were also available and was only a stone's throw outside of town. The view from the porch was beautiful and makes you feel peaceful immediately. I will certainly visit Jovali again when I am in the Clarens area.

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Rustige wegbreek van die stad se gejaag.

Ons het heerlik by Jovali gebly. Die huisie was mooi skoon en netjies. Lekker sjerrie, beskuitjies en koeksisters het ons ingewag met ons aankoms by Jovali. Asook braaigeriewe is beskikbaar en net 'n klipgooi uit die dorp. Die uitsig op die stoepie is beeldskoon en laat mens sommer dadelik rustig voel. Ek sal vir seker weer bly Jovali gaan bly as ek in Clarens en omgewing is.

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Jovali 's response

Beste Engeli,

Baie dankie dat julle Jovali jul keuse van verblyf gemaak het en dat julle dit by ons geniet het. Ons waardeer jul positiewe terugvoer.

Mooi bly en kom gerus weer kuier.

Vriendelike groete.
Aukelinee

Jovali
Hercules D - Oct 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hercules D
With spouse/partner

Om hier te bly is pure bederf.

Goed toegeruste eenheid met baie ekstras wat mens nie altyd verwag nie, soos die koeksisters in die yskas, sambrele, badkamerbenodigdhede, uitstekende kastrolle en bakke, en nog baie meer. Die uitsig is asemrowend en stappaadjies baie goed versorg. Ons sal weer hier kuier.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir julle positiewe terugvoer. Ons is altyd dankbaar wanneer mense lekker bly ons bly. Kom gerus weer.
Mooi naweek.
Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Connie P - Oct 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Connie P
With spouse/partner

Wonderlike plek om te bly en te rus.

Jovali is goed gelëe in 'n pragtige omgewing buite Clarens wat werklikwaar naby alles is, maar tog ook die rustigheid van 'n plaas bied. Eienaars wonderlike mense wat jou uiters welkom laat voel. Werklik goeie basis om die omgewing te verken.

Timothy B - Sep 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Timothy B
With spouse/partner

'n Heerlike wegbreektuiste.

As rustigheid en 'n mooi uitsig is waarna jy soek, is hierdie die plek vir jou.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie Timothy vir julle vriendelike positiewe aanmerkings. Ek is bly julle het dit geniet by ons. Kom gerus weer kuier.
Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Anne-marié V - Aug 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Anne-marié V
With spouse/partner

Rustig, natuurskoon.

Was baie lekker. Kon rus en die natuur geniet. Lekker gekuier saam met Romeo die kat. Sal vir seker aanbeveel.

Jovali 's response

Skuus ek neem so lank om julle te bedank vir julle vriendelike aanmerkings. Kom kuier gerus weer.
Vriendelike groete.
Lekker naweek.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Jenny D - Jul 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jenny D
Family with young children

Awesome, perfekte, rustige wegbreeknaweek.

Wat 'n wonderlike naweek het ons gehad. Met ons aankoms Vrydagaand was ons kamer lekker warm (ondervloerse verhitting was klaar aan), sjerrie en sjokelade met aankoms en 'n ekstra bederfie in die yskas. Wat 'n lekker rustige, asemrowende uitsig oor die berge. Ons plekke was netjies, skoon met ekstra linne vir die koue nagte wat ons nie eens nodig gehad het nie. Ons sal beslis teruggaan. Baie dankie vir 'n lekker familiewegbreeknaweek.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie Jenny vir julle besoek aan ons asook jou positiewe kommentaar. Bly, julle het lekker gekuier. Ons sien uit na julle volgende kuiertjie by Jovali.
Warm groete,
Aukeline.

Jovali
Fred B - Apr 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
5/5
Fred B
With spouse/partner

One of the best guesthouses that we visited in the last 6 years.

Beautiful place, excellent lay-out, beautiful area and very helpful people. Piece of dirt road isn't a problem and the only thing that bothered us was the smell of the tap water but bottled water is provided.

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Een van die beste gastehuise wat ons die afgelope 6 jaar besoek het.

Pragtige plekkie, uitstekende uitleg, mooi omgewing en uiters hulpvaardige mense. Stukkie grondpad is nie `n probleem en die enigste knelpunt is die reuk van kraanwater, alhoewel gebottelde drinkwater verskaf word.

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Megan M - Apr 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Megan M
With spouse/partner

Pragtige uitsig, lieflike mense.

Ek sal Jovali aanbeveel vir enige iemand wat net wil weg kom en rus! Die uitsig is n bonus die blyplek is netjies en so baie liefde is in die dekor in gesit! Ek en my lewensmaat gaan volgende jaar weer dit sal ons derde jaar wees en ek kan nie 'n beter plek imagine as Jovali nie.

Jovali 's response

Middag Megan
Baie dankie vir jou positiewe kommentaar, ek waardeer dit baie. Dankie ook dat julle 3 jaar al van Jovali gebruik maak om te kom ontspan. Ons kyk uit vir julle vir volgende jaar dieselfde tyd.

Baie groete
Aukeline
Jovali

Jovali
Carlene E - Mar 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Carlene E
With spouse/partner

Vrede en sielerus met ongelooflike uitsig, heerlike goed toegeruste en netjiese verblyf!

Ons het heerlik gebly. Goed toegeruste en netjiese verblyf en baie vriendelike en goeie diens ontvang. Lieflike uitsig en baie plek om te gaan stap en hope vars lug in te asem. Ons sal beslis weer by Jovali gaan bly.

Jovali 's response

Beste Charlene,
Dankie vir julle positiewe terugvoer, ons waardeer dit baie. Dankie dat julle Jovali as verblyf in Clarens gekies het.
Kom kuier gerus weer.
Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Rudi En Margriet K - Mar 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Rudi En Margriet K
With spouse/partner

Wonderlike verblyf tot in die puntjies versorg met fantastiese ligging.

Ons het 8 fantastiese dae by Jovali gehad. Onvoldoende tyd om te kon geniet, nie alleen weens fantastiese ligging met asemrowende uitsig vanuit ons bed, stoel en stoep nie, maar veral ook die persoonlike aandag van ons gasvrou en gasheer. Die heerlike tuisgebakte koeksisters by aankoms en daaglikse tuisgemaakte beskuit en vars blomme is treffers. Wat 'n heerlike tyd het ons nie gehad nie!

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir julle baie positiewe terugvoer Rudi en Margriet ons waardeer dit baie. Kom kuier gerus weer. Dankie vir julle ondersteuning en dat julle Jovali as julle keuse van verblyf en rus gemaak het.

Vriendelike Groete.

Aukeline. Jovali. Clarens.

Jovali
Dennis H - Mar 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Dennis H
With spouse/partner

Gasvryheid en uitsig.

Lekker om te ontspan. Oulike wandelpaadjies. Gerieflike afstand van dorp.

Jovali 's response

Dankie Dennis vir julle verblyf by ons. Kom kuier gerus weer.
Groete.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Francois P - Mar 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Francois P
With spouse/partner

Gerieflike, goed toegeruste verblyf met 'n asemrowende uitsig.

Jovali is 'n stylvolle selfsorgopsie vir reisigers wat hou van gerieflike uitspan in die natuur. Die eenheid is goed toegerus met 'n fokus op detail. Jovali bied 'n pragtige uitsig op die Malutiberge.

Jovali 's response

Dankie Franscoise vir julle vriendelike aanmerkings omtrent Jovali. Ons waardeer dit baie.Dankie dat Jovali julle keuse van verblyf was. Kom kuier gerus weer.

Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Mario B - Feb 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Mario B
With spouse/partner

Superb accommodation in a beautiful area of South Africa.

Jovali is well equipped to cater for all your requirements. Everything is clean and we were able to use all the facilities. The house is located in a beautiful area of Clarens and even with my low German vehicle I had no issues on the short distance dirt road. The owners are the nicest people who really care about the well-being of their customers. The mattress on the bed just needs replacement though.

Brent L - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Brent L
With spouse/partner

Fantastiese verblyf met 'n pragtige uitsig en seker die gemaklikste bed waarin ek nog geslaap het!

Jovali is akkommodasie van hoogstaande gehalte! Daar is baie aandag aan detail gegee in die kamer waarin ons gebly het! Baie interessante gebruiksitems wat dit laat uistaan bo jou tipiese gastehuis. Die meubels is van hoogstaande kwaliteit! Aukeline het ons gewaarsku oor die swael reuk in die water - blykbaar kan dit nog steeds veilig gebruik word deur mense. Dit het ons nie gepla nie aangesien ons ons eie water saamgevat het. Beide ek en my vrou het baie gemaklik geslaap op die heerlike bed! Seker die gemaklikste waarin ek nog ooit geslaap het.

Jovali 's response

Beste Brent,

Baie dankie vir jul gunstige kommentaar. Kom kuier gerus weer.

Vriendelike groete,
Aukeline

Jovali
Corina B - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Corina B

Vrystaatse gasvryheid in 'n skilderagtige omgewing.

Jovali is naby Clarens wat dit maklik maak om gereeld deel te wees van die kunsdorpie se feestelike atmosfeer. Tog is dit heerlik om te ontsnap na die stilte van die skilderagtige omgewing. Die eenheid is modern, skoon en die tuin is pragtige versorg. Die eienaars is vriendelik en toeganklik. Ons het heerlik gebly!

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir julle vriendelike positiewe terugvoer Corina. Kom kuier gerus weer.

Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Jaco L - Dec 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jaco L
Family with young children

Baie rustig

Ek en my man en 3-jarige was daar ongelukkig geen speelplek vir kinders nie maar sy het die vriendelike diere geniet.

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir julle besoek. Jovali het groot oop grasperke waar die kinders kan rondhardloop asook 'n paadjie af rivier toe. Baie ruimtes vir kinders om te speel. Kinders kan krappies vang in die river. Hope speelplek vir kinders, net nie swaaie en klimrame nie en die goed wat jy in pretparke vind nie.

Jovali
Theresa V - Oct 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Theresa V
With spouse/partner

Meer as wat ons verwag het!

Die wooneenheid is werklik pragtig ingerig. Dit was vir ons so lekker om soggens baie vroeg die gordyne oop te trek en vir die berge te lê en kyk! Ons het stilte en natuurskoon gesoek en dit by Jovali ondervind. Die nagte is doodstil. Ons kon ook lekker langs die rivier gaan stap en voëls kyk. Baie dankie John en Aukeline vir julle vriendelikheid en lekker geselsies. En dankie dat julle jul pragtige tuin en uitsig met ander deel.

Jovali 's response

Liewe Theresa en Paul. Baie dankie vir julle positiewe terugvoer en dat julle Jovali julle keuse van verblyf gemaak het.
Kom gerus weer.

Mooi dag.
Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline

Jovali
Dirk V - Oct 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dirk V
With spouse/partner

Very satisfied. Quite. Clean. Beautiful accommodation.

We were very satisfied with our two day stay at Jovali. Close to Clarence but out of town away from the noise, just what we wanted. The view from the room overlooking the valley toward the mountains, very good. Excellent value.

Jovali 's response

Good day Dirk. Thank you for your positive rating. Hope to see you again at Jovali.

Have a good day.
With warm regards.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Kaye M - Sep 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Kaye M
With spouse/partner

Pretty and clean.

It was very nice and neat. The hosts were very thoughtful in leaving coffee/tea/rusks etc. and all necessary kitchen utensils are provided. I did not feel unsafe but there is no security on the farm, anyone can enter at any time and it is quite a rough gravel road. I would recommend changing the mattresses, they are very soft so you keep rolling towards the middle. But overall very nice and I would certainly recommend it.

Jovali 's response

Hi Kaye,

Thank you for staying with us and taking the trouble to review our guesthouse. We value our guests' criticisms as we continuously strive to improve the quality of our service. We evaluate the facilities regularly by accommodating our family and friends whom we trust to give us honest opinions.

The mattresses are obviously important for our guests to have a good nights rest. We ask regularly if the mattresses are comfortable and we have only had 2 negative responses from the hundreds of guests in the 8 years we have operated the guest house. The mattresses are expensive and of a high quality and we can only assume that you are used to a different class of support.

It is understandable that you may feel insecure in a farm environment. In the past 8 years the 8 guest houses on Bethel Estate have had no security incidents and we all feel safe here. To fence in the properties, would detract from the charm and beauty of the place and therefore no additional security arrangements are contemplated.

Unfortunately the road is a problem, but on the positive side the bad stretch is only 1,2 kms long and we advise our guests to endure the few minutes of inconvenience by driving slowly.

We trust that you will visit us again in the near future.


Kind regards,
Jovali
Clarens

Jovali
Morne S - Aug 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Morne S
With spouse/partner

Really nice stay, wish the gravel road was in better shape.

See the stars.

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Regtig lekker gebly, wens net die grondpad was beter geskraap.

Sien sterre.

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Jovali 's response

Beste Morne,

Dankie dat julle Jovali jul keuse van verblyf gemaak het. Jammer oor die pad. Ons het al duisende rande spandeer om die pad te verbeter en om dit meer aanvaarbaar vir ons gaste te maak. Die grondpaaie in en om Clarens is 'n groot probleem. Dit is 'n distrikspad wat ons probeer onderhou uit ons eie geld.

Die mooi omgewing maak darem op vir die pad.

Groete,
Aukeline

Jovali
Debbie D - Aug 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Debbie D
With spouse/partner

Accommodation is tasteful and well set out. It is in a very beautiful setting.

We had a lovely stay at Jovali. Everything in the luxury unit is well thought out and the furnishings are tastefully done. There are delicious rusks put out for guests as well as koeksisters and milk left in the fridge. There is also sherry set out as well. The underfloor heating is a big plus, so we were warm and cosy all weekend!

Jovali 's response

Hi Debbie,
Thank you so much for your positive rating, and for staying at Jovali. Guests like you are most welcome here.
Kind regards,
Aukeline.

Jovali
Ryno F - Jul 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ryno F
With spouse/partner

Ongelooflike wegbreek bestemming!

Jovali bied luukse verblyf met 'n prentjie mooi uitsig! Tannie Aukeline is baie gasvry en rond die eenheid af met soveel detail en sorg. Sjarmante Romeo loer ook graag in vir 'n bietjie aandag - ons het hom baie geniet!

Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir julle positiewe terugvoer Ryno. Kom kuier gerus weer, ons ontvang julle graag by Jovali.

Groete.
T.Aukeline.

Jovali
Loura G - Jul 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Loura G
Family with young children

Wonderful quiet getaway!

We enjoyed our 3 days at Jovali a lot! The place is quiet and the walking trails were perfect for us as a family with a one-year-old! Will recommend to everyone!

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Wonderlike stil wegbreek!

Ons het ons 3 dae by Jovali vreeslik baie geniet! Die plek is stil en die stappaadjies was perfek vir ons as gesin met 'n een-jarige! Sal vir almal aanbeveel!

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Jovali 's response

Hi Loura,
Dankie vir jou positiewe terugvoer. Lekker gewees om julle te ontmoet. Kom gerus weer.

Vriendelike groete,
T.Aukeline.

Jovali
Federico L - Jun 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Federico L
With spouse/partner

Incredible views in a cosy cottage.

Jovali was absolutely lovely. The self catering cottage has everything you would ever require on a weekend getaway. The kitchen has all the necessary utensils, the braai is stocked with charcoal and fire lighters and there are yummy rusks and koeksisters for your tea. The room itself is warm and cosy and heated blankets and under floor heating is provided which was a godsend in the middle of winter. Jovali is situated a couple of kms from Clarens itself and there is a short dirt road that needs to be navigated to get to there which was the only drawback. The views of the mountains are incredible and it is really lovely to be able to walk down to the river and enjoy a cup of tea surrounded by nature and no other people in sight. It really is a wonderful spot, great value for money and we would definitely be back.

Jovali 's response

Thank you, Federico, for staying with us, sorry about the road, we are constantly working on the roads to better them for our guests. Kind regards, Aukeline.

Jovali
Erna P - Jun 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Erna P
With spouse/partner

Jovali is a gem!

Our 4 days in Jovali was so great! Apart from the most delicious rusks ever, the house is very luxurious and clean, with the most breathtaking view. Thank you Audeline and John for your hospitality. Would definitely return and have already referred many of our friends to you. Thank you!

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Jovali is 'n juweel!

Ons 4 dae verblyf in Jovali was net sommer lekker! Afgesien van die heerlikste beskuit ooit, is die huisvesting luuks en skoon, met die asemrowendste uitsig. Dankie, Audeline en John, vir julle gasvryheid. Ons sal beslis weer terug wees en het nou al heelwat van ons vriende ook na julle verwys. Nogmaals dankie!

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Jovali 's response

Dankie Erna vir die positiewe terugvoer. Kom gerus weer kuier.
Hartlike groete,
Aukeline,
Jovali.

Jovali
Fick B - May 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Fick B
With spouse/partner

Nice and tranquil atmosphere with everything that you need close to the town.

We had a friendly reception and the unit is like it was described and fully equipped. The tranquil farm atmosphere and quiet was good for the soul. Thank you Aukeline and John for you hospitality.

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Lekker rustige atmosfeer met als wat jy nodig het asook naby die dorp.

Ons is vriendelik ontvang en die eenheid is soos beskryf en volledig toegerus. Die rustige plaas-atmosfeer en stilte is goed vir die siel. Dankie aan Aukeline en John vir hul gasvryheid.

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Jovali 's response

Goeiemore
Baie dankie vir julle positiewe terugvoer. Kom gerus weer.

Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Tinus O - Apr 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Tinus O
With spouse/partner

Die naweek was te kort!

Die diens was top gehalte! Ongelooflike mooi uitsig op die berge en die tuisgebakte beskuit was heerlik. Sal definitief teruggaan na Jovali en sal dit vir enige iemand aanbeveel. Alles is daar wat jy nodig het. Baie dankie Jovali en tannie Aukeline!

Jovali 's response

Liewe Tinus
Dankie dat julle Jovali, julle keuse van verblyf gemaak het. Ons sal julle graag weer hier ontvang.
Mooi dag vir julle.
Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline
Jovali.v

Jovali
Ronel C - Mar 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Ronel C
With spouse/partner

Asemrowende verblyf.

Ons het dit baie geniet by Jovali. Die plekkie is baie sjarmant met alles wat mens benodig en met die bonus van 'n asemrowende uitsig. Jovali is gerieflik geleë naby die dorpie Clarens en ander attraksies. Ons was ontvang met vriendelikheid en daar was 'n oorvloed van gasvryheid. Sal beslis weer daar bly.

Jovali 's response

Beste Ronel. Dankie vir julle positiewe terugvoer. Dankie ook dat julle Jovali julle keuse van verblyf gemaak het. Ons hoop om julle weer in die toekoms te sien.
Groete,
Aukeline

Jovali
Angela F - Mar 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Angela F
With spouse/partner

Fantastic.

We will definitely go back to Jovali. Amazing view, peaceful and safe. Unit was very neat with a lot of detail. Very well equipped. Welcomed with a sherry and koeksister.

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Fantasties.

Ons sal definitief weer teruggaan na Jovali. Uitsig asemrowend, rustig en veilig. Eenheid pynlik netjies met baie detail. Baie goed toegerus. Met 'n sjerrie en koeksister verwelkom.

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Jovali 's response

Beste Angela, baie dankie vir jou positiewe terugvoer, dit word baie waardeer.
Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline

Jovali
Andre C - Feb 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Andre C
Individual traveler

Couldn't ask for better.

It was one of my best experiences yet. Everything was just perfect.

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Kon nie vir beter vra nie.

Dit was een van my beste ervarings nog. Alles was net perfek.

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Jovali 's response

Baie dankie, Andre, vir jou positiewe terugvoer. Ek waardeer dit baie. Dankie ook dat Jovali jou keuse van verblyf was. Kom gerus weer.
Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Frikkie V - Jan 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Frikkie V
With spouse/partner

Baie aangenaam.

Onderdak/Beskermende parkering sal hierdie 'n top-besoekplek maak. Die akkommodasie self en die diens is van baie hoogstaande gehalte.

Nardus N - Dec 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Nardus N
With spouse/partner

Home away from home.

Jovali is perfect for a short getaway, perfect location overlooking the mountains and close to a river where you can have a nice picnic and relax. The friendliness and assistance from the owners make you feel welcome right from the get go. Not far from Clarens and other activities. Only thing to mention is that the last 80 m or so of the road is quite bad but drivable.

Jovali 's response

Dankie vir jou goeie terugvoer.Jammer oor die pad ons probeer gereeld verbeterings aan bring. Hoop om julle weer in die toekoms te sien
Groete,
Aukeline Jovali

Jovali
Rika L - Dec 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Rika L
With spouse/partner

Our stay at Jovali was very pleasant.

Our stay at Jovali was so pleasant and relaxed, and the hospitality was amazing. It was so neat. The view was so beautiful and refreshing to the soul. The walk to the river was great exercise any time. We definitely recommend this place for a getaway out of the city.

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Ons verblyf by Jovali was baie aangenaam en ontspannend.

Ons verblyf by Jovali was baie aangenaam en ontspannend met uitstekende gasvryheid. Die plekkie was baie netjies. Die uitsig was baie mooi en verkwikkend vir die siel. Die staproete rivier toe was goeie oefening enige tyd van die dag. Ons beveel Jovali definitief aan vir 'n naweek of langer wegbreek uit die stad se gewoel!

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Jovali 's response

Beste Rika. Dankie dat Jovali julle keuse was vir n wegbreek van Pretoria. Kom gerus weer.
Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Kobus E - Nov 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Kobus E
With spouse/partner

This place meets your expectations.

Picturesque surroundings, as well as accommodation. Highly recommended to all who are looking for a place to relax at. Close enough to drive to and from restaurants in town. Covered parking would be a great help.

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'n Plek wat jou verwagtinge vervul.

Prentjiemooi plek wat omgewing aanbetref asook akkommodasie. Kan die plek aanbeveel vir enige persoon wat wil gaan ontspan. Naby genoeg om in en uit te ry na eetplekke in die dorp. Afdakke vir parkering van voertuig sal baie help.

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Jovali 's response

Hi Kobus, dankie vir julle verblyf hier en die terugvoer.
Ons het al vele kere mense hier gehad om ons 'n kwotasie te gee vir 'n afdak vir motors. Hulle kom net nie weer terug nie. Platteland! Ons hoop om aan ons gaste in die nuwe jaar aan hulle parkeringbehoeftes te voldoen.
Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Marja J - Nov 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marja J
With spouse/partner

Stylish accommodation which suits all of one's needs.

Breathtaking natural landscape and a calm environment with friendly service. Aukeline went to some effort phoning us to find out when we'd arrive seeing as it started to rain in Clarens. We appreciated the electrical blanket and heater in the bathroom on the cold Friday evening. The extra treats like the coffee, tea, milk, rusks etc. did not go unnoticed. As they say in Dutch: "Doe zo voort!"

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Stylvolle verfblyf waar daar in al jou behoeftes voorsien word.

Asemrowende natuurskoon en rustige omgewing met vriendelike diens. Aukeline het tot moeite gedoen om ons te skakel om sodoende te verneem wanneer ons gaan arriveer, aangesien dit begin reën het in Clarens. Die elektriese komberse en verwarmer in die badkamer het ons die koue Vrydagaand baie waardeer. Die ekstra bederf soos die koffie, tee, melk, beskuit ens. het nie ongesiens verby gegaan nie. Soos daar in Hollands gesê word: "Doe zo voort!"

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Jovali 's response

Hi Marja
Baie dankie vir jou positiewe terugvoer asook julle keuse van verblyf in Clarens. Word baie gewaardeer.
Ons hoop ons sien julle weer in die toekoms!
n Vreugdevolle dag vir julle.
Aukeline
Jovali.

Jovali
Aura K - Oct 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Aura K
With spouse/partner

Beautiful, neat and peaceful! Thanks!

Neat unit with beautiful views. Perfect for a getaway from the city!

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Pragtig, netjies en rustig! Dankie!

Netjiese eenheid met pragtige uitsigte. Perfek vir 'n wegbreek uit die stad!

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Jovali 's response

Baie dankie vir die positiewe terugvoer. Kom gerus weer.
Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.
Jovali.

Jovali
Kotie E - Oct 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Kotie E
With spouse/partner

Beautiful place.

Beautiful accommodation and jovial hostess.

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Pragtige plek.

Pragtige verblyf met joviale gasvrou.

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Jovali 's response

Dankie Kotie dat julle Jovali jul keuse van verblyf gemaak het. Kom gerus weer. Dankie vir die gunstige terugvoer.
Mooi dag.
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Jovali
Danie O - Oct 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Danie O
With spouse/partner

It was neat, beautiful nature and welcoming.

Units are very clean and neat, beautiful view and surrounding nature.

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Plekkie was baie netjies, baie mooi natuur en gasvry.

Eenhede baie skoon en netjies, baie mooi uitsig en natuur.

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Jovali 's response

Beste Danie. Baie dankie vir die goeie terugvoer. Kom kuier gerus weer.
Vriendelike groete.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Chantal G - Sep 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Chantal G
With spouse/partner

The personal touch to Jovali was amazing.

The rooms at Jovali look just like they do in the pictures. The views are spectacular and the attention to detail is amazing. The unit was fully equipped with everything we would need - from sherry on arrival to braai equipment and the most yummy koeksisters in the fridge.

Jovali 's response

Dear Chantal. Thank you for your kind remarks. Much appreciated.
With warm regards.
Aukeline.

Jovali
Eveleen E - Sep 2016