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February 2013
Lodie DeClerq, Nelspruit  

Enjoyed our three day stay -  home from home - will be back.  Lovely hosts and welcome

February 2013
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. 

February 2013
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”

February 2013
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.

February 2013
Richard and Rose Cox, Norfolk England

Thank you for the most warm welcome and perfect relaxing stay. What a beautiful place. We shall be back


February 2013
Lundi Adonis


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.


February 2013
Lisa Marcow

 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! 


January 2013
The Versveldts, Manchester

Thanks for all the help with the car and transfers will definitely be back, absolutely delightful stay.
Wonderful atmosphere.

January 2013
Wendy, Hampshire UK

Thank you for a very comfortable stay in such beautiful surroundings. Just part of my “Stay” in Wonderful South Africa.

January 2013
Sarah Nigel. Victoria Sophie, Lucy and Guilder

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. 

January 2013
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.

January 2013
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.

January 2013
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!

 January 2013
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!


Mike Meyer

We stayed 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 establishment.

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 Katie.

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!



Michelle Doyle
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 sweet…. Thanks again  



Mimi and Reiner
Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing stay and a really outstanding ambience – and the breakfast is great!

Fernando and Robyn
Thank you for the hospitality, what a wonderful venue!


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