Reviews of Acara Guest Cottages


"Lovely grounds and views"

(United Kingdom) Pauline Wood | 15 February 2013

"We enjoyed our stay at Lavender cottage.

We are a party of 3 adults and cottage met all our needs

Lovely views across gardens and paddocks.

Easy access to Stellenbosch and attractions of the area

Stellenbosch square handy for food shopping etc."


"Relaxing"

(South Africa) Dr. Alexander Suhm | 4 January 2013

"Acara is ine of the best locations we have ever been in South Africa.

Fiona and Dave are perfect hosts, present when you need them.

The cottages, the garden and the pool, all in very good condition and well maintained. A nice scenery with the surrounding mountains.

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"Acara is ine of the best locations we have ever been in South Africa.

Fiona and Dave are perfect hosts, present when you need them.

The cottages, the garden and the pool, all in very good condition and well maintained. A nice scenery with the surrounding mountains.

We will stay there again and recommend it to our friends."


"A home away from home"

(South Africa) Judith Paulsen | 6 August 2012

"My husband and I had such an awesome relaxing time at Acara. The place is neat, clean and modern. Fiona is just so friendly, sweet and hospitable! God bless you and your family Fiona. Thanks for a lovely weekend. We will definately come again."


"Recommended"

(South Africa) Mary-Ann Wilkinson | 6 July 2010

"Very relaxing, everyone very friendly.

The information file that Fiona provides is very useful."


"We had a lovely time. "

(South Africa) Megan Ter Haar | 28 September 2009

"The kids loved the dogs and my daughter could not wait to feed and tend to the horses in the morning. Really a lovely place and will recommend it to friends and family"


"Dreaming in the hammock"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 10 December 2008

"What a wonderful Garden! We had a wonderful stay with David and Fiona. They even organised an early morning ride with Ruth for us! Paradise on Earth..."


"Stunning view"

(South Africa) Shane Dwyer | 9 December 2008

"We thoroughly enjoyed our two days at Acara, which was far too short. The gardens with all the birds, are magnificent, the view stunning, the accommodation very comfortable and mine hostess charming and helpful. Having 'working stables' was an added bonus. My wife and I have travelled to Stellenbosc..."

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"We thoroughly enjoyed our two days at Acara, which was far too short. The gardens with all the birds, are magnificent, the view stunning, the accommodation very comfortable and mine hostess charming and helpful. Having 'working stables' was an added bonus. My wife and I have travelled to Stellenbosch many times over the years staying frequently in B&B's in the district visiting our children at the University and Acara is the best we have stayed in."


"Very good"

(Germany) Dr. Juergen Meister | 9 April 2008

"Excellent and quiet place, secure, friendly people."


"Very good"

(South Africa) Linda Pakan | 19 March 2008

"Lovely, clean and comfortable accommodation. Jacaranda Suite has a great extra long king-size bed. Good location for exploring the Winelands. Fiona and Dave were most gracious and Fiona's recommendation of Taste restaurant for dinner was spot on. One of the best dinners we've had in South Africa..."

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"Lovely, clean and comfortable accommodation. Jacaranda Suite has a great extra long king-size bed. Good location for exploring the Winelands. Fiona and Dave were most gracious and Fiona's recommendation of Taste restaurant for dinner was spot on. One of the best dinners we've had in South Africa."


"A stay to remember,"

(Germany) ina greenshields | 7 January 2008

"A place where we all wanted to stay longer and want to return to. The cottage is lovely, the garden beautiful and a thank-you to Dave and Fiona for the warm welcome. "


"Recommended"

(Germany) David Walker | 6 December 2007

"Wonderful, we plan to return during our next SA trip."


"Really good location"

(United Kingdom) Jayne & Tris | 24 September 2007

"We had a great stay in Lavender Cottage. Lovely gardens, fabulous setting, really good location for local restaurants, wine tasting and only 40 minutes to Cape Town. Fiona and her staff were very helpful."


"Lovely Lavender Cottage"

(South Africa) Joan Wium | 14 September 2007

"We were very comfy at Acara's Lavender Cottage and wished we had a longer stay. It is set in beautiful surroundings and very welcoming."


"Serenity and comfort "

(South Africa) Fikile Ntanzi | 30 July 2007

"Acara is extremely peaceful and serene. Fiona was very good and attended to our needs, has a beautiful personality. I am referring my family and friends. Thank you for the beautiful treatment. "


"Medicine for the soul!"

(South Africa) Gerhard Kriel | 9 July 2007

"Dave and Fiona are great people, very friendly and accommodating. We had a great time, and just relaxed. Very peaceful, we will definitely be back in the summer."


"Very relaxed accommodation"

Anonymous | 14 February 2007

"Good accommodation, great views, very friendly host and hostess, good place to stay."


"Peaceful"

Anonymous | 2 May 2006

"We had a very nice and peaceful stay at Acara. The suite was beautiful and more than we expected (under floor heating and heated towel rail was a big surprise!). The owners were very friendly and helpful. Even though we weren't there much during the day, the evenings were quiet and we were never bot..."

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"We had a very nice and peaceful stay at Acara. The suite was beautiful and more than we expected (under floor heating and heated towel rail was a big surprise!). The owners were very friendly and helpful. Even though we weren't there much during the day, the evenings were quiet and we were never bothered by noise either from the other suite or the main house."


"Great Stay"

(South Africa) Coertze | 31 March 2015

"I had a great stay at Acara. The staff are so friendly and helpful. There is a feeling of tranquillity and it’s very peaceful. The rooms have everything you need for a nice comfortable stay."


"Lovely time"

(South Africa) Mrs Noble | 13 May 2014

"We had a delightful stay. This is a place we will make use of again and recommend to others."


"Great place in a great area"

(Netherlands) Jan-Joost & Sanne | 19 January 2011

"The Acara Holiday is a great place to enjoy this area. It is a few minutes drive away from the city centre but near all the wineries (that is not that hard!). We had a room with a lot of space, fine kitchen and good shower facilities. Also we used the wi-fi internet!
The pool outside is very rel..."

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"The Acara Holiday is a great place to enjoy this area. It is a few minutes drive away from the city centre but near all the wineries (that is not that hard!). We had a room with a lot of space, fine kitchen and good shower facilities. Also we used the wi-fi internet!
The pool outside is very relaxing and the owners are helpful and very kind.

If you visit Stellenbosch, visit Acara!
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"Superb Place to Relax"

(United Kingdom) Mr Flint | 14 January 2010

"What a superb little find. A beautiful setting with stunning gardens, and just the most beautiful place to relax. The Jarcanda suite was beautiful, a perfect size for us to relax, and enjoy the delights of the area - the many many wineries and restaurants just on the doorstep. Stellenbosch itself is..."

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"What a superb little find. A beautiful setting with stunning gardens, and just the most beautiful place to relax. The Jarcanda suite was beautiful, a perfect size for us to relax, and enjoy the delights of the area - the many many wineries and restaurants just on the doorstep. Stellenbosch itself is only 10 minute drive away, but you'll find everything you need on your doorstep!
Fiona and Dave could not be more helpful with everything from local tips to sports updates!!! And if you don't find them friendly enough, the two dogs will certainly fit the bill! Absolutely stunning!"


"Perfect place to stay"

(Netherlands) Mrs Dorigo | 27 December 2009

"It is a perfect place to stay: nice suite, clean. Breakfast is top! The garden is superb and the swimmingpool lovely. You immediatly feel at home once you arrive, very friendly people. It's nice to spend some time on your own and enjoy the garden. "


"Great value, great find for Stellenbosch area"

(South Africa) anonymous | 27 November 2009

"We decided on the spur of the moment to stay over in Stellenbosch for the weekend. It was an absolute pleasure and treat to find this gem in the heart of the wine lands. For a comfortable stay, pleasant surroundings, magnificent garden and very friendly and helpful hosts in Dave and Fiona, you can..."

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"We decided on the spur of the moment to stay over in Stellenbosch for the weekend. It was an absolute pleasure and treat to find this gem in the heart of the wine lands. For a comfortable stay, pleasant surroundings, magnificent garden and very friendly and helpful hosts in Dave and Fiona, you can do no better than staying at Acara. Very convenient too as Acara is with-in walking distance (5 minute walk) to 96 Winery Road Restaurant. Just make sure you book ahead for a meal at this very serviced restaurant. Use Acara as your base for visiting the winelands."


"Visit early November 2008"

(United Kingdom) Mr Adams | 10 November 2008

"A very well presented and friendly establishment - with an outstanding garden and perfect views. The owners could not be nicer people and were very welcoming and most helpful with local knowledge, choice of restaurants etc.
We would love to have a return visit and would recommend Acara to our ..."

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"A very well presented and friendly establishment - with an outstanding garden and perfect views. The owners could not be nicer people and were very welcoming and most helpful with local knowledge, choice of restaurants etc.
We would love to have a return visit and would recommend Acara to our friends visiting SA.
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"Amazing Stay"

(United States) Mr Van Horn | 6 October 2008

"The accommodations at Acara Holiday Accommodation far exceeded our expectations. The grounds and the room were absolutely lovely and well maintained. The location was extremely convenient to all vineyards and dining. Dave and Fiona are the most wonderful hosts providing an environment that was li..."

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"The accommodations at Acara Holiday Accommodation far exceeded our expectations. The grounds and the room were absolutely lovely and well maintained. The location was extremely convenient to all vineyards and dining. Dave and Fiona are the most wonderful hosts providing an environment that was like a home away from home."


"Relaxing in a Grand Estate"

(United States) anonymous | 6 November 2007

"The room was quiet and well-provisioned with everything needed to relax and have a nice meal by ourselves. The setting was very good, secluded, and the inn-keepers were wonderful, supportive, and fun to speak with. The Gardens were beautiful and the pool looked really nice, except it was a bit cool ..."

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"The room was quiet and well-provisioned with everything needed to relax and have a nice meal by ourselves. The setting was very good, secluded, and the inn-keepers were wonderful, supportive, and fun to speak with. The Gardens were beautiful and the pool looked really nice, except it was a bit cool this week for a dip. We will definitely go back, as the COTTAGE accommodation at ACARA looked superb and that will be our next arrangement there."