Guest Reviews

Jessica Allossery

I’ve been here 4 times over the years, and every time I’ve been amazed. The grounds are beyond stunning. The attention to detail from the service and host are so thoughtful. It’s got to be one of the most stunning wedding venues around - the inside courtyard!!! Most of my photos shown are from the recent wedding here in 2024. 😍Can’t wait to come back!

Jessica Allossery, May 2024

Nikita Booth

Guinevere Guest Farm is the perfect space if you’re looking to unwind, relax and soak in the nature and surrounding beauty. The property is tastefully designed, rooms are spacious, comfortable and display lovely bold architecture. The property is well equipped and caters to your every need. Highly recommend!

Nikita Booth, May 2024

Marilu Gabba

This is my absolute favourite place for a trip out of Cape Town! A short, beautiful drive brings you to this very special guest farm. The rooms and bathrooms are so spacious, the beds are incredibly comfortable, the courtyard with swings is just too gorgeous. The whole place makes you feel like you've been transported to a different place and time altogether. Amazing amenities, stunning nature/views... I can keep coming back again and again!

Marilu Gabba

Regine Sinatra

This guest house is an absolute gem! What an unforgettable experience and escape. Guinevere is nestled amidst awe-inspiring natural beauty, serving as a tranquil oasis. The decor radiates both elegance and charm, with a touch of eccentricity, flawlessly enhancing the serene atmosphere. Encircled by majestic mountains, the surroundings are infused with a sense of peace and tranquility, providing a truly revitalizing retreat from the chaos of daily life. The staff, with their kindness and humor, went above and beyond to ensure my comfort. I wholeheartedly recommend this hidden treasure.

Regine Sinatra, May 2024

Joshua Mainguard

A truly incredible wedding / function / event venue!! Was here for a wedding in Feb and stayed for 1.5weeks. Beautiful morning views, plenty of space to braai, eat, and chill together as a group. Or alone. Swimmable dam. Pool table & bar area. Wood-fired jacuzzi 🌟 Swimming pool and sun chairs. ☀️Great vineyards and spa nearby. The famous Stellenbosch only an hour away (where we had an amazing lunch at the Fat Butcher). Super helpful and friendly staff.

And maybe the highlight of all highlights (other than the wedding of course)…. the bed. 🛌 We’re now looking to upgrade ours so we can have the ‘Guinevere comfort’ every night :)

Couldn’t recommend this place highly enough!!

Joshua Mainguard, May 2024

Louise Maritz

A truly unforgettable stay at a picturesque house that served as the backdrop for our year-end staff meetings. Well appointed bedrooms, cozy living areas, the yoga studio a great way to start the day. The catering service provided delicious meals, accommodating various dietary preferences. This stay will undoubtedly be the highlight of our year, and I am already looking forward to our next visit.

Louise Maritz, November 2023

Riaan Venter

Seven families stayed at the farm over Easter weekend 2024. It was an unforgettable weekend in this magical space. Enough room for all the adults and teenagers and most importantly the Mom's were happy with their rooms and facilities. We set up decks in the courtyard and had a proper jol with no neighbors in sight. We used every facility except the studio and everything worked well. Thanks to the staff who were friendly and helpful.

Riaan Venter, April 2024

Marguerite Du Bois Wedding

Guinevere Guest Farm is an absolute gem nestled in a picturesque setting. From the moment you arrive, you're greeted with stunning views that set the tone for a memorable stay. The venue exudes comfort and beauty in every corner, making it an ideal choice for either a holiday retreat or a dream wedding.
Speaking from personal experience, having celebrated our wedding at Guinevere Guest Farm, I can attest that it was nothing short of perfection. It truly was one of the best days of our lives, and the venue played a significant role in making it so. The natural beauty of the surroundings provided an exquisite backdrop for our photos, ensuring that every moment was captured in its most enchanting form.
Moreover, the staff at Guinevere Guest Farm were exceptionally helpful and accommodating throughout our entire stay. Their attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond made our wedding day run seamlessly, allowing us to relax and fully immerse ourselves in the joy of the occasion.
Needless to say, we're already planning our return trip for a holiday getaway. Guinevere Guest Farm has left an indelible mark on our hearts, and we can't wait to experience its magic once again. Whether you're seeking a romantic escape or a fairy-tale wedding venue, I highly recommend Guinevere Guest Farm for an unforgettable experience.

Marguerite Du Bois, April 2024

This was the most spectacular venue. Huge. Spacious. Beautiful. Detailed. I cannot encourage  more bridal couples to consider this venue enough. You will not regret it. And the Spar and Butchery in town are amazing. Seriously. Give it  a good consideration.

Wendy Nevin

We hosted a Yoga & Breathwork retreat this past weekend at Guinevere. What a treat! Large spacious rooms and with beautiful view from all the upstairs rooms. We all felt so relaxed in this lovely setting in Tulbagh. Thank you!🥰

Celeste Cohen

A peaceful place that will connect you to nature, slowing down and bring loved ones together. An incredible space for intimate weddings, retreats or big families. I will go back again, and again. Staff are incredible and so friendly and helpful which makes all the difference!

Melissa Delport

For any family gatherings or events I would 100% recommend Guinevere Guest Farm. The house is beautiful and spacious with ample room for all. It is well equipped and the staff will go out of their way to make the stay as smooth and easy as possible. On top of all this it is surrounded by the most bTeautiful farmland and mountains.
This is truly a special place and space.

Michael Shaw

We spent a week at Guinevere Guest Farm for our company year end and had the most amazing time! The rooms were spacious, neat and clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The house had everything we needed and more. Thank you for having us and making our year end memorable. 🤩👍🙏

SwiftVee

SA 2021

Years ago I was traveling through Nicaragua (Little Corn Island) and ran into one of the owners and caretakers of the Guinevere Guest Farm. Carly said if you're ever in South Africa to look them up. Of course I did just that about a year later. Carly and Will went out of their way to meet me in Cape Town and show me around the town for a few days. On my last night in the southern part of the country they took me on a wine tasting in the Tulbagh area and then to their Guest Farm for the evening...which I didn't even know existed. They set me up with one of the cleanest and fancy rooms I've seen while traveling in Africa. Not only were they fantastic hosts but they set me up a traditional South African Brie and also carted me back to the airport (about an hour and half away) where I rented a car to continue on with my journey. If you're looking for good time out in nature with a beautiful pool, clean room in a beautiful city with wonderful owners please check out the Guinevere Guest Farm! I can't say enough good things about this place! Make sure to them Troy from the US says hi!

Troy Gourde

Minnesota, USA, 2014

My weekend at the farm was nothing short of amazing. It came at the perfect time in my life when I was feeling rather depleted. Carly's hospitality was incredible, she whips up the most amazing vegan meals that keep you on top of the world. The retreat is beautiful and the time spent with wonderful women allowed me to step into my power and break down trust barriers. Highly recommend for anyone needing relaxation and a bit of a reset. PS: the yoga and massages were also incredible! There's too much to mention...... Just Go! It'll be good for you. Xx

Sharne Manicom

Cape Town, South Africa, 2018

We stayed as a family of 10 adults and 6 kids over Christmas and had the most relaxing and wonderful time at Guinevere. The house is so well equipped you literally don’t need anything but food, plus it is so big that we felt like we had our own private hotel! What a special way to spend family time together. The kids were in heaven and the adults got to relax. The setting is really beautiful, you just can’t put it in words. And thanks to Emily and Marko for always being around to assist even through Christmas Day 🙂

Dene Strain

South Africa, 2021

Thank you is not enough for this magical experience. Carly truly inspires, aspires and puts together an uplifting retreat. She makes one feel so welcome and at home..... This is a highly recommended retreat!
October 2017

Nelle Fick

Cape Town

I just returned home from the most blissful 4 day Retreat at Guinevere guest house. The Nature Retreat hosted by Carly, the owner of the guest house, was a well curated but relaxed experience. We foraged, we Yogaed, we gonged, we hiked, we were massaged, we ate DELICIOUS food, swam in rock pools and had Vedic astrology readings. Thank you @carly_naturefinds for the best possible start to a week. HIGHLY RECOMMEND:)))) xx

Karen Wieffering

Cape Town, South Africa

From the moment you arrive this relaxed country villa oozes opulence.

Carly is the best host. Lending a helpful hand where needed and making sure everyone is comfortable.

So much space to enjoy different activities, be with friends or find a tranquil space to spend with your own thought.

We loved it so much that we’re going back in the new year to celebrate our marriage with a very close group of friends.

If the remote location is a concern, don’t fret, it’s only a 20min drive from a multitude of cafes, restaurants and all the wonderful wineries in the area.

Do yourself a favour, find 10+ friends and book a relaxing weekend at this amazing venue!

Juandre de Jong

Cape Town, South Africa, 2019

We stayed at Guinevere farm as a group of 14 adults from 13 - 15 September.

The venue is absolutely lovely, it is very private with fantastic views. Everything was in great condition, and we felt that it catered very adequately for big groups (in terms of seating, chill areas, kitchen equipment). Marko was fantastic and really made our stay even more comfortable.

One thing to note, the last 7km is a gravel road. The last 1-2km is a proper farm gravel road, best will be to not drive your sports car for the weekend

Jamie-Lee

Cape Town

The majestic Guinevere guesthouse with its 10 foot high doors and massive picture windows is set in the idyllic Tulbagh valley. During my recent stayover, as the early sun rose over the Witzenberg mountains on a crisp winter morning, I couldn't help thinking that there is no better place in the world to retreat to, and to rejuvenate a jaded body and soul. Tranquil dams with twittering birds, cows grazing in green and succulent pastures and the most beautiful flowers springing from hidden bulbs, all set in a canvas of mountains that could have inspired a Pierneef masterpiece. Highly recommended for comfort and peace.

Danielle B

Cape Town, South Africa

What a wonderful destination for a family get-together. The setting was beautiful, our bedroom so beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable and the facilities excellent. We made good use of the kitchen, lounge area and the gorgeous balcony. The food was divine - breakfasts and the fruit and muesli tarts eagerly anticipated each morning. Plus the welcoming fire to combat the chills from the snow on the surrounding mountains!!
We wish we could have stayed even longer!
We all made the most of William's informative flower walks as well and enjoyed the wine tasting!
Thank you for wonderful service and making us feel so at home!

Dave Thompson

Brisbane, Australia

We had a wonderful 5 day stay at Guinevere Guest Farm. The food was INCREDIBLE, the hospitality was exemplary and the general warmth and care with which we were treated as guests was something others should strive towards. The muesli fruit cups as starters for breakfast were just to die for & there simply isn't a single thing we could complain about. The allure of the farm is added to by the spooky art, mostly by Nicholas Esterhuizen, adding some mystery to the guest house. Top that off with breath-taking mountain views completely surrounding the Farm, and you have yourself a little piece of heaven. Excellent value for money - will definitely be back again!
March 2013

Raynique D

Johannesburg