Fodor's Expert Review Naries Namakwa Retreat

Naries Rd., off the R355 towards Kleinzee, Springbok, Northern Cape, 8240, South Africa Fodor's Choice

This lovely retreat in the countryside west of Springbok and overlooking the Spektakelberg Mountains and has five, large, individually decorated rooms (with impressive en-suite baths) in an upscale Dutch Cape–style guesthouse; three quaint, architecturally unique Mountain Suites designed to emulate the surrounding boulders; and two self-catering cottages. The Mountain Suites are the most exclusive and memorable option, in terms of both design and location. Ancient granite rocks are incorporated into their interiors, and their private decks have stellar views. Dinners are three-course feasts of robust Namaqualand home cooking, with a good choice of wines to wash it all down. In the morning, take it all in before heading out for a long walk amid the blooms. Regardless of which accommodations you pick, you'll need to reserve well in advance to stay here during flower season.

PROS

  • beautiful location in the mountains with wondrous views
  • excellent meals are available
  • the Mountain Suites afford a truly memorable experience

CONS

  • not for you if you're looking for a crowd
  • not suitable for young children (those under 12 aren't permitted in the dining room)
  • don't come here if you require Wi-Fi and uninterrupted cell reception

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
RomanticViews
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: +27-021-872–0398-for reservations | +27-076-238–2934

HOTEL DETAILS

10 units
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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