"We where welcomed with a Smile!
The rooms are very neat it was like walking back in to time with all the beautiful old wooden furniture, time clocks and portraits.
With no television it allows you to reconnect with your family like in the old days just sitting and talking, somet..."
"It was a very nice stay, we had a nice time."
"I loved the rooms and the kitchen is nice and quit
if you can maybe put a board on the road "
"Thanks Jacques, it lekka, just the other guests that does not respect others. Will return if I am in the area "
"Room was clean and well prepared. Staff were friendly and accomodating. "
"A quiet working farm away from the madding crowd. Excellent hospitality and service. Clean, clean and clean. Small rooms, but okay for singles or couples. No TV ! (Deo Gloria). I am going back again."
We had an amazing time at Mountain View Guesthouse. and Jacques the owner was very kind and forthcoming. very reasonable priced too.Êwe will definitely be back!
"Mountain View is awesome. From the bedding to the furniture, just amazing !Ê I think Jacques should put his prices up.
"This place is a gem. Low prices for what you get. Clean and neat. Will use them next visit to Parys.
"Lovely charmed home , great place to stay. Thank you for having us. we will return! Ê"
"We had a nice time at A Mountaun view Counrty Estate. The place is clean and and Jacque is friendly. The only problem I had is that there are no toilets in the rooms."
Really enjoyed my stay. Just one concern for Mags though. She feels the Ablutions should be in the en-suite. Other than that, the atmosphere is tranquil and it is a venue I would recommend to my friends.
From a Fisherman's viewpoint, I would like Jacque to develop the Fishing area and possi..."more
Really enjoyed my stay. Just one concern for Mags though. She feels the Ablutions should be in the en-suite. Other than that, the atmosphere is tranquil and it is a venue I would recommend to my friends.
From a Fisherman's viewpoint, I would like Jacque to develop the Fishing area and possibly make a Picnic spot with Braai and Lapa above the Fishing area. Good River fishing with nice size specimens for Fly Fishermen as well as conventional River Bank Anglers."
"I liked my stay at Mountain View Country Estate because of how peaceful and tranquil it was. I felt relaxed and well rested after the 4 days I stayed there."
"We stayed here while doing the Vaal Eden Challenge, the first day start was 1km away but we it was a 27km drive to get there. We could see some of the route from our room. Great place to stay, will be back next year. Thanks to Jacques for going out of his way to make our stay comfortable."
"Jacques was very helpful and we had a pleasant stay."
"Basic yet clean and comfortable accommodation on a budget."
"Baie netjies en Skoon, die plaas atmosfeer was baie lekker, sal weer daar oornag. Die antieke meubels is pragtig. Sal aanbeveel vir n lekker nag rus."
"I will say that accommodation was satisfactory. Jacques tried his best."
"I have stayed here three times during business trips. The owners are friendly and helpful. Good option if you are looking for budget accommodation close to Parys and surrounding areas."
"Ons het die verblyf hier baie geniet! Jacques was baie behulpsaam en vriendelik, en dit was net n plesier om daar te wees! Dit is lekker naby aan Parys en die stukkie grondpad to by die ingang is kort en netjies. Sal verseker weer van hul gebruik maak!"
"We were very comfortable and had everything we needed. Service and help is excellent."
"Met my aankoms by A Mountain View Country Estate was Jacques so behulpsaam en vriendelik dit het gevoel asof ek 'n jare lange vriend van hom is. Ek het baie lanklaas 'n gastehuis gesien wat so op standaard skoon en netjies is, en 'n bonus is die pragtige meubels, ek sal te bang wees om dit in my hu..."more
"Not bad for the amount you pay, toilets are far from your room. Rooms are very clean and neat."
"Good night's sleep. Very quiet except for nature night sounds. Jacques was very helpful and pleasant. Clean and tasteful furniture and secure parking."
"Very neat. jacques was an excellent host."
"1. I arrived later than scheduled however the staff waited for my arrival. 2. The room was spacious and neat. 3. I took a walk to see the Vaal River which is very close by and spent some time by the river. The place is nice, quiet and safe."
"The facility was clean and comfortable. Even though you do not have your own toilette, you have your own shower in the room. Jacque was very helpful and friendly and interesting to to talk to. The guest house is on a beautiful peace of land."
"We arrived to a very warm and sincere welcome Friday evening. We were greeted by Jacques who runs the place.
The cleanliness and neatness of the establishment was breathtaking, nothing out of place. It was definately worth every cent. Our intention was to get away from our busy city ..."
"Venue was basic, clean and comfortable. Ideal for an overnight stop and Jacques went out of his way to make the stay comfortable"
"We had a great stay. The place is very clean and the reception and greeting were great."
"My husband and I had a wonderful time at Mountain View Country Estate. Jacques was very friendly and helpful at all times. We will definitely stay there again. Thank you!"
"A lovely venue for self-catering, quiet and very clean and tidy. Friendly host - will definitely recommend."
"We all enjoyed the stay, even though it was a very short one. The service was great and the atmosphere friendly. Thanks, we will come again."
"Jacques was so friendly toward us, you would think that we had known him from a long time ago."
"The accommodation was very nice. Thank you."
"Time well spent in comfort. Made new friends. Thank you to the most wonderful host, Jacques."
"It is an excellent place to stay for a stopover or weekend, especially to play golf in town. It is very clean and has a relaxed atmosphere."
"Baie netjiese gastehuis met 'n baie vriendelike, aangename gasheer, Jacques, wat alles in sy vermo‘ gedoen het om ons verblyf aangenaam te maak. Baie dankie dat u ons na Mountain View Country Estate verwys het.
Very neat guest house with a very friendly and pleasant host, Jacques, who..."
"Jacques is an excellent host. We had a very pleasant stay."
"Overall a very nice experience. Nothing spectacular, yet peaceful and great service by Jacques. Some finer touches on accommodation may be recommended in time, but thumbs up for the antique furniture. Makes it a very special experience."
"Great hospitality. Peaceful surroundings, and comfortable sleeping arrangements. We will enjoy a longer stay on the next visit. Thank you."
"Friendly people, clean and quiet."
"Jacques very friendly and helpful."
"Friendly reception, comfortable stay. "
"It was very calming, away from the city noise and fast life. The only noise that we could hear was the birds singing and that was divine."
"My wife and I enjoyed the stay! The facilities are splendid and the self-catering setup/kitchen is nicely setup. Definitely a place to tell your friends about."
"The facility is clean and comfortable. Jacques was very helpful and friendly. Mountain View is ideal for a business stay, accommodation when touring the surrounding area or a farm holiday for city kids."
"Very nice. Very relaxing atmosphere and the rooms are very clean and neat. Will definitely be returning.
Baie lekker. Baie rustige atmosfeer en kamers is baie skoon en gerieflik. Sal beslis weer terug gaan."
"We found the setting beautiful and the room was very comfortable. Jacques went out of his way for us. It was just a pity we had to cut our visit short because of medical reasons, but I would definitely recommend it as a peaceful home away from home to anybody wanting a restful time.
"Nice and quiet, restful, clean and friendly place to stay. "
"Enjoyable stay, no complaints!"
"Not really my cup of tea."
"A Mountain View Country Estate offers accommodation that is affordable yet comfortable, perfect for a romantic couple or visitors to Parys. The guest house is not far from town, the Vredefort Dome and other sights and attractions in the area. The service was a delight. We were only able to check in ..."more
"Jacques was an excellent as host. The room was very good. The food was excellent (regte 'boere' kos)."
"Arrived late overnight before hike from johannesburg, Jacques made us very welcome, simple accommodation, tidy, nice bedding and very clean. would visit again."
"We enjoyed our stay and it is was great and a quite place for an outing. Would love to go back in the near future."
"The place was perfect and the hospitality was perfect."
"What a pleasant atmosphere was created for us. At first we thought it was an old redundant place but to our surprise it exceeded our expectations. You will never get a festive getaway at that cost (R) with professional and friendly service rendered to you and your partner day and night. Jacque, you ..."more
"Thank you for the quiet, the sheep, the cows, the cats & snails in your garden. We enjoyed our stay .
Love & light "
"Apart from the rain - Most Enjoyable!!"
"This is the spot for a nice time out of the city, relaxing!
the river is just 10 min walk away from the place and Jacques is just so helpful and welcoming!
We spent just over 24h in Parys but it was enough for a super refresher :))"
"We had a great time, the owner was awesome and assisted us in locating some great site seeing areas.Thanks for the hospitality......and the people are very friendly in this little town."
"I had a pleasant stay at the Mountain View Country Estate outside Parys. We were made welcome by the host and it made me really want to extend my stay or go back again in future. I would really recommend it to any travellers that would like a homely atmosphere."
"Jacques was so welcoming, we really had a good time and enjoyed the stay.
The place is quite clean and so peaceful and beautifully filled with antiques.
Would really love to return in summer. It felt like I was at my own place.
The week end was so short, wished I could stay longer away f..."
"Jacques gave us a warm welcome and made us feel right at home. The place is clean and all the antique furniture gives a beautiful look to the place. Nice and quiet atmosphere, ideal for people who just want to get away from it all and relax or have some 'me time'. We absolutely loved it and will be ..."more
"Had a wonderful stay and great friendly service from Jacques. "
"Very beautiful furniture and owner was accommodating
but there was no sign boards so it was difficult to find the place
The place smelt like urine when he opened the door and the rest of the place smelt mouldy
there is no flow of natural air only a toilet window with a small window abov..."
"I would like to thank the management of Mountainview for thier hospitality we really enjoyed ourself.
The only proposal i would like to give the management is to have TV's in each rooms and those TV's to have DSTV's.
Hope you find the above in order.
"Hey good day
I didn't stay at the place. The guy there was very rude.
How do I get my refund?
"I had a good stay. The set-up was very decent, clean and comfortable. I enjoyed my stay and had no complains."
"Just what the soul ordered, peace and tranquility. After a busy year we had the chance to just relax and enjoy a quiet and restful time in beautiful surroundings. The house is filled with stately antique furniture, decorated with taste, immaculately clean; and sheer joy to just be part of the setti..."more
"At the place i found such a lovely gentleman Zach a very nice person, he made me feel at home. The room was lovely clean and spacious. It is quiet homely. I liked the place. "
"At first we couldn't find the place as there are no signs on the road. No toilets in the rooms which make it very inconvenient. Owner not accommodating at all and treated us like school children. "
"I loved the set-up of the whole place and how accommodating the owner was at the Mountain View Country Estate. I really had no complaints."
"We enjoyed the stay at Mountain View Country Estate, the place is situated about 10 km outside town. Nice and quiet, ideal place to rest. You are woken up by singing birds on the country side away from busy noisy town life. Definitely will book again in the future. The manager was always available f..."more
"My stay was very good, everything went well. I like the fact that you can take a walk to river for nice peace and quiet and to just chill. It’s very relaxing and the bushveld is so nice. The only thing that I had a problem with was that there is no television in the room and also no toilet. I got th..."more
"We had and absolutely awesome stay, it was so great and we had a really good time. The owner was amazing, very respectable and friendly. The whole environment of the establishment was great, a very easy and friendly environment, we really felt at home. Thanks for a great stay and we’ll definitely be..."more
"I booked Mountain View in Zastron randomly for a one night stay on our route from Volksrust to Port Alfred.
I was extremely happy with the very nice room and friendly staff.
I would like to recommend the Mountain view at Zastron to anybody. It is a very nice place with the best view of the m..."
"Thank you for a good nights rest! Will certainly be back."
"I had a lovely time at the Mountain View Country Estate. Thank you for the warm and welcoming service, we had an enjoyable stay."
"We had an awesome time at the Mount View Country Estate. Everything was really lovely; the room was comfortable, neat and tidy. The owners were very pleasant really very welcoming, which makes all the difference. Great place wish I had stayed longer."
"We loved to stay at the Mountain View Country Estate and were welcomed by Jacques and felt very much "at home". Will visit again if we need to go to Parys surroundings."
"We really enjoyed our stay. The hospitality was awesome, the owner of this estate really knows how to make his guest feel welcome. We enjoyed our stay. Roslin & Charmer as the owner names him (laughs)"
"My stay at the place was okay. The owner is very welcoming and friendly. In general the place is clean, beautiful and very calming and relaxing which is what I was looking for really."
"Everything went alright at Mountain View Country Estate and my stay was fine."
"I stayed at Mountain View Country Estate in February 2015, and it was alright."
"Dear Jaqcue and the Woman who answered when I returned Your call which You either dropped or we lost signal. This is my review and the time is 18h00 on Monday the 9th of March 2015. Your Place is not close to what you have on the website. A Signboard or something with Your name on might help. When I..."more
"I enjoyed the stay so much at Montain View, very beautiful view. Quiet and peaceful place. Staff very friendly. I truly recommend. "
"We only stayed one night, it was a short but pleasant stay. I would recommend it to others. I will be using Rooms for Africa in the near future. "
"We arrived at the Mountainview Country Estate (after having missed the small dirt road from the Fochville tar road). Upon arrival, the host was not there to meet us as he was dropping off one of the maids.
We waited in the reception area which was furnished with antique furniture, detracting fro..."
"Jacques is an amazing host and he is very welcoming into his home. We enjoyed the peace, quiet, brilliant facilities and the freedom to cook as well as the convenience of being able to request meals beforehand. Enjoyed the 5 minute countryside drive to Mountain View to and fro from town. Perfectly s..."more
"Just arrived at Mountain View very disappointed with Accom. Not at all what we expected. Still have a problem with toilets. Approx 30 metres from our room. Room very uninviting. No Fridge etc in unit. In another room. No tv. Cant see how we can spend time there until Sunday. No credit card . No sig..."more
"Thank you for a wonderful stay. I will let others know about you."
"Thank you for a pleasant stay. I will recommend to others."
"Beautiful farm venue with a view of roaming livestock. Pleasant staff and decent night stay over."
"I would recommend Mountain View Country Estate to anyone and will certainly visit Jacques again. Thank you for a lovely stay. It was awesome there amongst nature, especially the Fish eagles call. Everything was neat and lovely. The hospitality was excellent and very friendly."
"If you are looking for a quiet place with a lot of nature around, this might be the right place for you. A friendly and helpful host and a very big breakfast.
For me, living and working in a big town, it was very spectacular to look at the sky at night. It was great to see so many stars!
"What a relaxing stay. The Host Jacques was very friendly and committed to make our stay to be remembered.
He did everything to make sure our stay was as comfortable as possible.
We will be back."
"There is no signage at all to make things easy to get there. They had been painting all day. Do not like the idea of bathrooms so far from the rooms. The Manager? was up and down and in our face. Did not enjoy that. If we could have found another place and not come back for the night, we would have...."more
"The quiet and peaceful surroundings made our short stay relaxing. Jacques is a wonderful host, thanks for all the help and smiles. "
"Jacques is an excellent host. Very friendly with a warm welcome. Very cosy, beautiful views and a really peaceful surrounding made the one night stay too short. Enjoyed waking up to the sound of farm animals. Having the house furnished with lovely antique furniture created that real South African Fr..."more
"Booked bed and breakfast, but on arrival were told that it wasn't booked. Website mentions en suite, but there isn't a full bathroom with toilet en suite. Mountain view you can only see through a tiny window. Didn't enjoy our stay.
5/2/2013 - forwarded review to est
Est replied: ..."
"Ons het vir een nag daar gebly vir ons 28ste Huweliks herdenking. Die uitsig met die plaas atmosfeer was wonderlik veral met die trop meerkatte op die gras wat jou verwelkom.Die Kamers self is baie goed ingerig,met die fantastiese outydse meubels wat oral karakter aan die verblyf gee. Ek beveel defi..."more
"A lovely and quiet place away from motor noise, but still within reach of the city. "
"This was without a doubt the worst and least cost effective establishment that I have stayed in, in South Africa.
The costs were equivalent to a 4 four star very pleasant establishment in Pretoria. The ablutions and general state of the accommodation was shocking to say the least.
The rooms ..."
"The guesthouse is simple, affordable, peaceful and clean. The owner is very friendly and helpful. There isn't much privacy as the rooms are quite near to each other and you can hear the guests in the next room. If you looking for affordability and you don't mind sharing the toilets then it is perfec..."more
"The room is cozy and neat. The entire house has a warm and homely atmosphere and furnished with antiques. If an affordable room is needed and you quite like a farm environment then Mountain View is perfect. The river is literally 700m from the house and we had a pleasant sundown ride on our mountai..."more
"Thanks to a very friendly and clean overnight at Mountain View county estate.
Jacques really try his best to let everybody feel at home
Will visit you again"
"The owners or whoever they are , are RUDE Sarcastic not helpful at all, the photo's on the website are NOT at all what it looks like at Mountain view country estate, what it actually is , is a looooong dark hallway with rooms next to each other like a dormroom and all the guests (9 rooms) share one ..."more
"If you are looking for affordable accommodation which is also clean and tidy, this is the place. Booking went extremely smoothly and a friendly welcome awaited us upon our arrival. By being able to save on accommodation made it possible for the family to enjoy a get-away weekend by being able to a..."more
"Ons het daar aangekom en Jacques het ons baie vriendelik ontvang. Alles was skoon en netjies. Die regte plekkie om heen te gaan as jy wil rust.
When we arrived we were received very warmly by Jacques. Everything was clean and neat. This is the perfect p..."
"I was very disappointed. The whole place could do with some TLC.
To me the biggest problem was that you do not have a toilet in your room and need to walk up to 50m to get to the toilet. It did not do it for me.
Sorry but I was very disappointed.
(rejected due to listing ..."
"First of all booking through Rooms for Africa was a breeze, if the booking process goes smoothly your half way there already :-) Arriving at Mountain
View Country Estate we where welcomed immediately and in a friendly manner. (GPS coordinates were spot on). Our rooms were very neat and tidy and..."
"We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful country environment. Our host Jacques was very friendly and we felt welcome.
There are a few small things though that needs to be addressed but, we discussed it with him.
It would be nice if someone can welcome guests with a cup of coffee(made..."
"Dit was heerlik om hier te kon tuisgaan. Jacques het ons so hartlik ontvang en deurgaans gesorg dat alles goed gaan met ons. Alles is skoon en netjies. Die plaasatmosfeer het bygedra tot n rustige verblyf.
It was great to be there and we felt at home..."
"IT WAS THE MOST DEPRESING ACCOMMODATION I EVER STAYED AT. THE ROOMS GIVE YOU THE FEELING THAT YOU ARE LOCKED UP IN JAIL. THERE IS ON TV OR RADIO AND ALSO NO OTHER ENTERTANMENT OF ANY SORT. THE KITCHEN IS POORLY EQUIPED AND THE TOILETS IS DOWN THE PASSAGE. I HAVE TO GIVE THEM CREDIT FOR CLEANISS BUT ..."more
"We had a very disappointing stay at Mountain View Country Estate (Don't let the name fool you, it is very far from an Estate and it does not have much of a mountain view either). It is an old farm house which was converted into a place where people can sleep (don't know what else to call it, because..."more
"If you need a room to sleep over, it is satisfactory. The rooms are clean."
"We stayed at Mountain View for 1 night. The accommodation was clean and very adequate for a short stay. Jacques was very hospitable and produced a first class breakfast before we moved on."
"We had an enjoyable stay, relaxed, quiet and fresh farm air. It was clean and the host very hospitable! "
"The place is nice and clean, and Jacques is very kind and friendly. I was a bit uncomfortable with not having a toilet in the room. Otherwise, the accommodation was good."
"The farm is very peaceful and the food was SPLENDID! Perfect for men, but women who prefer a full-length mirror should consider an alternative. But there is really nothing that can bother you in the simplicity. And may I add again...The food that one can request is divine."
"My family and I had a wonderful stay at Mountain View Country Estate - so peaceful and quiet! Did not want to go back to the hustle and bustle of City life!"
"The accommodation is very clean and provide quite a lot for the kids to do if you need to stay for longer than a night. The only constructive criticism I have is please make it clear that the toilet facilities are shared by all the guests."
"Overall I appreciated the attention to detail, the hospitality of the host, Jacques, and the cleanliness of the establishment.
I would though suggest on the website to make it clear that these are rooms in the main house as for a romantic getaway the rooms are quite on top of each other, and thi..."