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Lodie DeClerq, Nelspruit
Enjoyed our three day stay - home from home - will be
back. Lovely hosts and welcome
Michael and Rosemary Wilson, UK
Our Host could not have been more kind and
helpful, such hospitality! Our every need was catered for
with a wonderful friendly smile. It is so peaceful lovely!
Breakfasts must have put on weight. The gardens and the
swimming pool lovely . Even enjoyed a swim under the stars.
Loved our stay and hope to be back soon.
Nick and Vikki, Edinburgh
Greetings with a glass of wine - a lovely touch. Great
Breakfasts! Nice comfy room. Loved watching the geese and
the harvesting of the grapes. Above all what a beautiful
host. As General MacArthur once said “we shall return”
Daniel De Witte, Belguim
A perfect room and very friendly service and attention.
Excellent breakfast accompanied by lovely music. The best
accommodation and service on our touring. Thank you so much.
Richard and Rose Cox, Norfolk
Thank you for the most warm welcome and perfect relaxing
stay. What a beautiful place. We shall be back
My dad and I had the most amazing time at Gooding's
Groves, from the friendliness of the staff, the beautiful
rooms, the fluffiest omelets and the fresh fruit.
The hour's drive from the city provided opportunity to
see Cape Town's scenic beauty and the quietness of the farm
provided such peaceful rest.
Love it and missing it already.
It's a week ago that we woke up to the most deliciosuly
fresh and healthy breakfast at Gooding's Grove - after what
was an exceptional bday celebration in your barn.
I had the best birthday i could ever have wished for and
everything was just perfect - from the beautiful setting to
the wind settling down to enjoy the eve overlooking the dam
and mountains to the efficient service of mienie and her
assistant who were like angels cleaning up and serving my
guests, to the warmth and hospitality of mareaze and
everyone else at goodings - i cannot falter a thing!
We really felt at home at Goodings, the barn is just
exceptional and the accomodation offers thoughtful personal
touches in each room - my friends and i cannot wait to
return - hopefully we wont make too much noise next time
round - even mareaze being tolerant of this, shows how
welcoming Goodings groves really is.
Looking forward to seeing you all again soon and thank
you from the bottom of my heart for making my 40th birthday
celebration a dream come true!
The Versveldts, Manchester
Thanks for all the help with the car and transfers will
definitely be back, absolutely delightful stay.
Wendy, Hampshire UK
Thank you for a very comfortable stay in such beautiful
surroundings. Just part of my “Stay” in Wonderful South
Sarah Nigel. Victoria Sophie, Lucy
Thank you for having us stay in your beautiful guest
house, so helpful, good team. Lovely breakfasts and lovely
relaxing place to stay. We hope to return again - we know we
have only just scratched the surface.
Nel and Lauren Gerhardt, New York
Thank you for such a lovely stay and beautiful breakfast
waking up to the views from our room were breath-taking. We
will be back.
Family Ungo, Germany
What a fantastic place. We had a little holiday within
our holiday. Lovely people, service excellent. Regarding
accommodation we make a point of never going back to the
same place but this is an exception. Again thank you for
really making us feel at home.
Kevin and Virginie, Mauritius
We so enjoyed our stay at Gooding’s Groves. The smell of the
Lavender, the beautiful breakfasts with tasty omelettes. Our
son really enjoyed the pool as did we. Thank you so much you
were so helpful . The time spent at Goodings was magic - the
place and the hosts splendid. Thank you!
Lynn and Nick, England
Once again a splendid stay at Gooding’s. Everyone so
friendly and helpful. Will be back you can be sure of it!
for 2 nights in March, 2012. Delightful accommodations.
Loved our room. Staff members were always helpful. Beautiful
surroundings. Highly recommend to all travelers.
Dickie & Dawn Marks
Apologies for taking so long to e-mail you our heartfelt
thanks for a wonderful 2 night stay at your lovely
We just lapped up the hospitality and the comfort as
well as the peaceful setting amongst the olive trees – there
was some distant drumming in the night but even that did not
put a damper on our weekend.
Dawn & I have been celebrating our wedding anniversary
by spending weekends at various Bed & Breakfasts, Hotels and
Holiday establishments and both agree that our stay at
Goodings Groves was the best by far.
Your personal touch and friendly service was really
appreciated and a great big Thank you “man up” omelette –
the breakfasts were magnificent and so special to have our
family join us on the Sunday - you really went out of your
way to make them feel welcome especially our granddaughter
We loved our rooms – we were really blessed to be able
to try both of them.
Your recommendation regarding the Restaurants (Allora &
French Connection) that we visited were also spot on, both
were well priced and their food most enjoyable. The muesli
which we bought was unfortunately inadequate and was
consumed by day 2 – next time I’m in Franschhoek I’ll
definitely pop in for more. The olives and the rusks have
also long been eaten and so we will have to make a plan to
come and stay over once again.
After coming from a guesthouse with not much service or
personal touch, this place was a total change for the good!
The location is just beautiful, our rooms were immaculate
with a nice view over the farm and surrounding mountains. We
were welcomed by Mareaze (such a lovely host) with coffee &
tea and some nice scones. Then we could use the bikes to
explore the lovely village and the wineries around the farm
of which La Motte did impress us the most! As we liked the
guesthouse, we decided to return early and spend some time
at the pool watching the sun go down with a complimentary
glass of nice wine and some olives. That really made our
day! Mareaze did organize a restaurant for us in the evening
including a pick up and drop off which was great as we could
both drink. The breakfast was just amazing; so much choice
and you should really try the fluffy omelette as that was
just divine. We were sad to leave already after only one
night and we definitly would have stayed longer if we could
have! We have already recommended this place to friends who
are going to South Africa next week and will keep on
recommending this place to anyone we talk to!
Fell in love with Goodings! Such a relaxing and
homely guesthouse. Located just outside the village. Perfect
base for all the vineyards and lovely views of mountains.
Our room was stylish and airy. Mareaze is a lovely host,
helpful and very friendly, will be recommending to friends
for their honeymoon - jealous I can't go with them!
“If you LOVE Olives - this is the Place for you!”
Wine, Cheese, Bread & Olives go hand & hand to me. Thus
this was the perfect place to stay at. The Guest house is
perfectly situated just outside of Franschoek, and right
next to the La Motte wine estate - which sets the benchmark
for wine tasting experiences! The Guest house is beautifully
decorated, rooms are spacious & comfortable - which worked
perfectly for us traveling with a toddler! The manager of
the guest house, Mareaze is a gracious hostess who went out
of her way to make sure we experienced the perfect "homely"
experience on the olive farm. Even offering to take our
toddler off our hands for 30 min to go feed the chickens! 30
min to mom & dad to relax is priceless!!! They also grow &
bottle their own olives, and as someone who really enjoys
eating & tasting different olives, these were DELICIOUS! We
definately wont hesitate recommending this place to anyone
traveling thru Franschoek!
Ek wou net gou-gou weereens vir jou dankie sê vir die
gasvryheid by Gooding’s Groves, ons het dit baie geniet.
Dis ‘n pragtige plek, baie goed gelee met goeie diens.
Jocelyn and Billy Jones
Thank you so very much for our stay at your beautiful
home in the Cape…it was wonderful and so nice to be with the
family. You must be so happy with the way Goodings Grove has
turned out. Both our rooms were immaculate right down to the
very soft toilet paper the towels were fluffy and smelt so
Mimi and Reiner
Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing stay and a really
outstanding ambience – and the breakfast is great!
Thank you for the hospitality, what a wonderful venue!
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