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The Guardians Lodge

Review Summary

4.6 out of 5from 33 reviews for The Guardians Lodge
Cleanliness
4.6/5
Service
4.6/5
Location
4.6/5
Safety
4.8/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Antoinette O - Nov 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Antoinette O
With spouse/partner

Short bit of dirt road from the town but absolutely worth the trouble once you're at the top against the mountain. The view is amazingly beautiful. Real farm atmosphere with friendly dogs that come to greet guests with the owner and make them feel at home.

There is a restaurant on the farm by the mountain with an exceptional view over the little river. Birdwatchers will enjoy it tremendously. The cabins are warm and neatly equipped and also far enough from one another to be private. The view of the mountain and gardens is beautiful. We definitely recommend it.

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Kort entjie grondpad van die dorp af maar absoluut die moeite werd as jy eers bo is teen die berg. Die uitsig is asemrowend mooi. Regte plaasatmosfeer met vriendelike honde wat saam met die eienaar kom om gaste te groet en tuis te laat voel.

Daar is 'n restaurant op die plaas teen die berg met 'n besonderse uitsig oor die riviertjie. Voëlkykers sal dit baie geniet. Die huisies is warm en netjies toegerus en ook ver genoeg van mekaar om privaat te wees. Die uitsig van die berg en tuine pragtig! Ons beveel dit beslis aan.

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Wean B - Nov 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Wean B
On business

Beautiful place and environment to stay at.

Beautiful enviroment and scenery with the mountains right there, very nice little restaurant with excellent food to eat.

Brian K - Aug 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Brian K
With spouse/partner

Very comfortable and an ideal spot to stay.

JJ was very welcoming and made us feel most welcome. The unit was perfect for our needs and had the most amazing shower and comfortable bed. The location is very beautiful and I would recommend this lodge to any traveller.

Brian K - Aug 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Brian K
With spouse/partner

What a lovely place to stay.

We were so pleasantly surprised by the lodge. It is in a perfect location and JJ was so accommodating and friendly. The unit was spacious and tastefully furnished, with a wonderful shower. I would definitely recommend this to any traveller.

Ina E - Jul 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Ina E
With spouse/partner

Teleurstellend.

Wie wil nou na 'n lang dag 'n glasie wyn uit 'n bierglas of wynglas wat eerder 'n blompot is drink? Het foto van die kas binne geneem. 2 stokou kastrolle, 1 nie eers 'n deksel. Trappe 'n gevaar!

Craig C - Jul 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Craig C
With spouse/partner

Very pleasant stay and beautiful place.

Went above and beyond to make sure all was good for us.

Joanna W - Jun 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Joanna W
Individual traveler

Perfect cottage

Located on a sheep farm. Cottage warm, wonderful view, well-appointed, bed very comfortable.

Johan B - Apr 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Johan B
On business

Fantastiese plaasverblyf in 'n pragtige omgewing.

Puik en gerieflike akkommodasie, pragtige tuine, veilige omgewing en restaurant met heerlike kos.

Tharina M - Jan 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
2/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
2/5
Tharina M
Family with teenagers

Aanvaarbaar.

Was nie heeltemaal wat ons verwag het nie. Die restaurant was nie op standaard nie.

The Guardians Lodge's response

We always strive to do our best.
Unfortunately not all people can be pleased.

The Guardians Lodge
Erik O - Jan 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Erik O
With spouse/partner

A guesthouse with an amazing view.

The owner allowed us to upgrade our room when we arrived. The room is beautifully decorated with an amazing step in bathroom. We have enjoyed our stay as it is so close to nature, farm animals and the beautiful mountain. Due to the animals on the farm there are plenty flies. We would have expected that the unit would have Doom to contain the flies.

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

Die mense by The Guardians Lodge is baie vriendelik en behulpsaam.

Die uitsig op die berge is asemrowend! Ons kan hulle sterk aanbeveel!

Jacus P - Dec 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Jacus P
With spouse/partner

Gerieflik, skoon, aantreklike omgewing.

Akkommodasie gerieflik, ruim, skoon. Gasvrou vriendelik en hulpvaardig. Pragtige omgewing.

Kobus O - Dec 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Kobus O
With spouse/partner

Awesome gastehuis en setting.

Ons is so jammer ons het arriveer tydens 'n donderstorm (iets groots om daar te belewe), maar kon egter nie die fasiliteite sien en waardeer nie.

Maryna D - Nov 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Maryna D
With spouse/partner

Uitstekend.

Netjies, skoon en gerieflik met vriendelike ontvangs. Baie professioneel. Ek sal weer soontoe gaan en dit enige tyd aanbeveel.

Retha D - Oct 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Retha D
With spouse/partner

'n Wonderlike oornag verblyf in 'n pragtige omgewing.

Elliot is 'n ideale oornag stop indien mens van die Natalse suidkus na die Ooskaap reis. Die landskap is asemrowend. Guardian lodge is op 'n plaas en voldoen aan al mens se verwagtings.

Lucy R - Feb 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
2/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Lucy R
With spouse/partner

Weg van die gewoel.

Ons moes lank in gietende reën soek na die pad na die lodge. Na verskeie oproepe kon ons toe met aanwysings van die eienaar daar uitkom. Die pad is ongelooflik sleg en strate het geen straatname nie. Die GPS kon ook glad nie die lodge se naam optel nie. Die eienaar het dadelik uitgekom toe ons arriveer en iemand gestuur om vir ons te wys waar ons moes parkeer - ver van die huisie en toe moes ons - steeds in gietende reën stap na die huisie. Die huisie self was ruim, goed toegerus; skoon en netjies. Baie veilig. Ons het vooraf gereël dat ons effe laat sou wees en gevra of hulle die kombuis sal oophou vir ons. Kombuis in die restaurant sluit 20:00. Ons het eindelik 19:55 arriveer en is dadelik na die restaurant nadat huis vir ons uitgewys is en sleutels oorhandig is - net om voor dooiemans deur te kom. Nadat hulle bevestig het dat restaurant sou oop wees vir ons, was dit toe nie. Ons was toe al sopnat - restaurant-parkering is ook hele ent van die ingang van die restaurant. Ons was nat, vol modder en moeg - dus nie 'n goeie ondervinding nie. Sonder die reën, sou die prentjie dalk effe beter gelyk het. Gelukkig kon ons darem lekker warm stort en het heerlik geslaap.

The Guardians Lodge's response

Unfortunately, the whole country had adverse weather conditions and this was the exception, not the norm. We are on Google maps, perhaps you didn't have sufficient signal. I do wish your stay was a slightly dryer one.

The Guardians Lodge
Wikus V - Dec 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Wikus V

Heerlik rustige verblyf asemrowende berg-uitsig.

Groot bome, groen gras, poue, border collies en berghange.

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

Vars, varser, varsste - dis The Guardia Lodge.

Die vars lug, die omgewing, die ligging met die pragtige landskap as jy inry, die behuising, netjiese wit beddegoed, en keurige verblyf. Natuurlik was ons ook bly oor die restourant op die perseel. Ons het die plaas met die lammertjies net so geniet, asook die poue en ander voëls in die mooi tuin. Dankie dat ons goeie herinneringe kon maak.

Richard I - Sep 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Richard I
With spouse/partner

My husband and I loved everything about The Guardians Lodge and can't wait to stay there again!

A warm welcome upon arrival by owner and staff and friendly dogs. The farm is so lovely with a variety of animals and the view is spectacular too. Our unit had everything one would need. It was very spacious and comfortable and immaculately clean. The Guardians Lodge is one of the best places we've stayed at and husband I travel extensively. I'd rate this as a five-star and can't wait to stay there again!

Suzy D - Jun 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Suzy D
With friends

Very neat and peaceful place.

Friendly people and very nice place to stay at.

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Baie netjiese en rustige plek.

Vriendelike mense en baie lekker plek om oor te bly.

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Johann C - Apr 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Johann C
With spouse/partner

Very beautiful location!

We had a very nice in a beautiful area. Easily received and had an enjoyable stay. It was very dark at night around the unit when you come home. The grass is uneven, so I would recommend better lighting from the vehicles to the accommodation.

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Baie mooi ligging!

Ons het baie lekker gebly in 'n mooi area. Maklik ontvang en heerlik gebly. Dit was net saans baie donker rondom die eenheid as jy inkom. Die gras is ongelyk, so ek sou graag beter beligting aanbeveel van die voertuie af na die blyplekke.

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

Enjoyed our 1 night stopover, the owners were extremely helpful and hospitable.

The room was very clean and comfortable. The restaurant was a bonus. Would definitely like to return.

Gillian M - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Gillian M
Family with young children

Amazing and beautiful farm to stay on.

Kids loved all the farm animals. Thanks for an amazing stay. Such a beautiful farm and great having a restaurant on site.

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

Fantastiese mooi area en heerlike ontbyt!

Dis baie netjies en mooi, goed uitgerus. Die ontbyt was werklik smaaklik vir 'n goeie prys.

Etienne B - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Etienne B
Family with young children

Baie gasvry!

Sal vir seker aanbeveel. Baie mooi plaas. Lekker restaurant. Mooi uitsigte. Diens is baie goed. Het vir ons ontbyt na ons wooneenheid gebring.

Petro M - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Petro M
With spouse/partner

Rustige verblyf net buite Elliot.

Pragtige, skoon kothuis. Die stoep kyk op die skaapkraal en die mooiste berge uit. Daar is spesiale moeite gedoen om vir ons 'n braaier met hout en vuuraanstekers te pak. Die ontbyt is in die kothuis bedien en was baie keurig en smaaklik.

Gillian M - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Gillian M
Family with young children

Beautiful location and surrounds.

Awesome place to stay. Kids loved all the animals. Such stunning hills all round.

Adele V - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Adele V
With spouse/partner

Dis 'n pragtige plek. Baie skoon en netjies. Baie rustig.

Die verblyf is baie mooi skoon en netjies. Eienaar baie vriendelik en behulpsaam. Dis 'n pragtige omgewing. Ons het dit baie geniet. Baie dankie.

Joan H - May 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Joan H
With spouse/partner

The Guardians Lodge was a quiet, well-furnished cottage in a private garden with every comfort.

When we arrived from Queenstown we were delighted to to find we had booked into a quiet, comfortable cottage with ample space, a TV set to watch the Sharks game, and a nearby restaurant to enjoy supper at. Gracious Pat and four vocal border collies made our welcome complete. We'd definitely book here again in order to walk in the spectacular mountains close by.

Johan P - May 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Johan P
With friends

Netjies, gerieflik met asemrowende natuurskoon.

Die natuurskoon is fantasties en die kothuis is prentjiemooi. Sal beslis volgende keer langer bly.

Marlene B - May 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Marlene B
With spouse/partner

Gerieflik, netjies en beeldskoon.

Pragtige, netjiese verblyf. Vriendelike diens en waarde vir geld. Sal weer gaan.

Bennie C - Apr 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Bennie C
Family with young children

Asemrowend.

Baie mooi omgewing, vriendelike diens, waarde vir geld.

Janke V - Feb 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Janke V
Family with young children

Heerlike nagrus in beeldskone omgewing.

Ruim verblyf in die familie eenheid. Goed toegerus, kaggel vir koue aande, warm beddens en heerlike bad en stort. Presies wat ons nodig gehad het na 'n lang dag op die pad.

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per night, for 2 ppl
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  • Capacity: 16 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 20:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: The Guardians Farm, Elliot, 5460, Eastern Cape
  • All ages welcome
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