Reviews of Naries Namakwa Retreat


"Erholung im Namakwaland "

(United States of America) Fritz Brodbeck | 8 December 2016

"Idealer Ort zum Entspannen "


"Very nice"

(Germany) Gert Borowitschka | 30 October 2016

"Perfect stay!

The Accommodation is very nice, you have all what you need!!!The welcome is very hospitable, the Housekeeping perfect- 10 Stars!

Special Thanks to Farmmanager for the help with change of a wheel.

We come back!!!"


"Five stars in every way"

(South Africa) Sandy Hohls | 7 October 2016

"Our recent visit to Naries was an absolute delight. We stayed in one of the Mountain Suites, perched on a ridge about a kilometer from the manor house. Blissfully quiet, the well-equipped and comfortably furnished interior cleverly incorporates a massive hillside boulder. The night sky is breathtaki..."

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"Our recent visit to Naries was an absolute delight. We stayed in one of the Mountain Suites, perched on a ridge about a kilometer from the manor house. Blissfully quiet, the well-equipped and comfortably furnished interior cleverly incorporates a massive hillside boulder. The night sky is breathtaking - a must for stargazers. Meals (provided in the manor house), presentation and service were excellent, the staff friendly and efficient. On arrival we were ushered into the lounge and offered a very welcome cup of tea. The lounge itself has big comfortable couches with botanical, bird and travel books close to hand, as well as a cosy wood-burning stove. We tackled two of the hiking trails, well-marked and maintained and mostly easy going. Given the poor rains, the variety of wild flowers in bloom was quite astonishing. Naries is a jewel, and like the Terminator, We Will Be Back!"


"Kaap vakansie"

(South Africa) Chris Lotter | 19 July 2016

"'n Bietjie van mens se normale roete af, maar 'n wenner. Pragtig,skoon,veilig,vriendelik, en om nie eens van die ligging te praat nie. Die uitsig oor die gebied is asemrowend. 'n Mens skakel sommer maklik af van die w�reld. Dit was nou reeds 'n 2de vir ons by Naries, maar ons sal weer teruggaan. Dit..."

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"'n Bietjie van mens se normale roete af, maar 'n wenner. Pragtig,skoon,veilig,vriendelik, en om nie eens van die ligging te praat nie. Die uitsig oor die gebied is asemrowend. 'n Mens skakel sommer maklik af van die w�reld. Dit was nou reeds 'n 2de vir ons by Naries, maar ons sal weer teruggaan. Dit bly lekker en die belewenis is wonderlik"


"true magic"

(South Africa) arrie grove | 7 September 2015

"absolutely worth staying there,stayed in manor house room - true understated elegance -massive bedroom .high ceilings, light and airy bedroom and especially dining room has a magnificent ambiance. Foodreally excellent and really nice feature no loud music ,magnificent music very softly playing in th..."

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"absolutely worth staying there,stayed in manor house room - true understated elegance -massive bedroom .high ceilings, light and airy bedroom and especially dining room has a magnificent ambiance. Foodreally excellent and really nice feature no loud music ,magnificent music very softly playing in the background

right on highest point of mountain with beautiful walks and especially wonderful views of valleys and surrounding mountains"


"Holiday stay"

(Germany) Dr. Sandig | 2 September 2014

"We enjoyed our days in your retreat, excellent!!"


"Fantastic. Absolute bliss!"

(South Africa) Marie Pretorius | 17 August 2014

"From arrival to departure everything was fabulous."


"Holiday of a lifetime!"

(South Africa) Simone Van Zyl | 6 January 2014

"The accommodation is spotless and we were welcomed with a smile. Next time I stay there I will order more meals from the kitchen, they were amazing!!

A must during the flower season.

You will see me again soon. "


"Wonderful"

(South Africa) Ulrike Theemann | 27 November 2013

"After a long and dusty road on a very hot day we arrived at the Naries and were immediately welcomed into the homey living room for a cup of coffee with a delicious cookie. This made us feel like coming home.

The mountain suite was an outstanding experience! Complete quietness and sparkling s..."

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"After a long and dusty road on a very hot day we arrived at the Naries and were immediately welcomed into the homey living room for a cup of coffee with a delicious cookie. This made us feel like coming home.

The mountain suite was an outstanding experience! Complete quietness and sparkling stars, what a view from up there at sunset and sunrise!

We were served an excellent dinner and breakfast, deliciously cooked and prepared with love."


"Average"

(South Africa) Willem Visser | 1 November 2013

"When we arrived there our toilet did not work. No water flowing into the toilet. They did sort out the problem very quickly. Our bed also had silverfish or fishmoths in it. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly and the location is stunning and very beautiful."


"Beautiful Namakwa stay a short distance out of Springbok"

(South Africa) Maya Fowler | 15 October 2013

"We stayed in the self-catering accommodation because we wanted the more cost-effective option, and we felt it was great value for money. The accommodation was very comfortable and roomy, and we liked that we had a shower and bath to choose between. The breakfast was lovely with substantial continent..."

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"We stayed in the self-catering accommodation because we wanted the more cost-effective option, and we felt it was great value for money. The accommodation was very comfortable and roomy, and we liked that we had a shower and bath to choose between. The breakfast was lovely with substantial continental and cooked options depending on your preference."


"A fantastic retreat"

(Netherlands) Wim Lepelaars | 18 March 2013

"We really enjoyed our stay at Naries Namakwa Retreat.

The staff were friendly, warmhearted and helpful and made us feel at home.

Accomodation was perfect.

The food was outstanding

The nature and the opportunities for walks and tours are good."


"Really amazing"

(South Africa) Mia Buitendach | 21 January 2013

"I really enjoyed my stay at Naries. We stayed in a selfcatering house. It was big and very well stocked with utensils etc. The little personal touches (flowers in the bathroom basin etc) was welcoming indeed. The trials were well marked and easy to follow. I felt save and pampered. Although it is 27..."

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"I really enjoyed my stay at Naries. We stayed in a selfcatering house. It was big and very well stocked with utensils etc. The little personal touches (flowers in the bathroom basin etc) was welcoming indeed. The trials were well marked and easy to follow. I felt save and pampered. Although it is 27 km from Springbok it was worth the drive."


"Thank you"

(South Africa) Penny Keene | 4 September 2012

"Very good accommodation with some excellent extras - the breakfast pack was wonderful."


"Awesome"

(South Africa) Paula Cramer | 11 January 2012

"SA is awesome. Naries comes highly recommended. Wonderful accommodation, food and staff! Great place to stay when travelling around SA! Location must be absolutely stunning during flowering season - hope to visit again. "


"Take a break, stay in a hut"

(South Africa) Gregory Dinwoodie | 10 January 2012

"We stayed in the grassed hut unit for two nights. We found this to be an awesome experience, totally different from what we have ever experienced. The quiet and view of the valley is food for the soul. The food was good - from the ingredients and preparation, to the presentation. The service was equ..."

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"We stayed in the grassed hut unit for two nights. We found this to be an awesome experience, totally different from what we have ever experienced. The quiet and view of the valley is food for the soul. The food was good - from the ingredients and preparation, to the presentation. The service was equally attentive."


"Lovely"

(South Africa) Dirk Hansen | 22 December 2011

"Comfortable accommodation, excellent cuisine and friendly staff."


"Mountain Suites"

(South Africa) Julie Conde' | 16 December 2011

"Spectacular views plus an extra magical Mountain Suite, equals an unforgettable experience. The friendly, efficient staff and delectable cuisine makes Naries a top-notch establishment which we look forward to visiting again."


"Beautiful!"

(South Africa) Melissa Appelgryn | 10 December 2011

"Thank you so much for a fantastic stay at Naries! What a beautiful place! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The unit is stunning, very well equipped and the views breathtaking. I will recommend and revisit Naries anytime!"


"Fantastic!"

(Italy) Cedric Scarafile | 5 December 2011

"Everything is simply perfect!"


"Lovely"

(South Africa) Delene Mitchell | 24 July 2011

"Lovely self-catering chalet. Needs curtains and non-smoking indoor fire-place. Enjoyed our stay."


"Great"

(South Africa) Charlotte Du Plessis | 5 July 2011

"Naries Namakwa Retreat is an absolute experience. A place in Namakwa that you must see. Excellent food. Outstanding service. Very romantic!"


"Very nice"

(United Kingdom) James Glanville | 12 March 2011

"Cannot fault where we stayed. 100% perfect. Would definitely advise to book and stay there. Views and vistas to die for. Well done Naries Namakwa."


"Amazing"

(Belgium) Johan Van Nuffel | 1 March 2011

"Een van de beste plaatsen die wij in Zuid-Afrika gevonden hebben... en dat tegen een zeer redelijke prijs. Standing, vriendelijke mensen, verzorgde keuken, smaakvol ingerichte kamers... meer kan een mens niet verlangen!

One of the best places in South Africa, with reasonable rates. Friendly p..."

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"Een van de beste plaatsen die wij in Zuid-Afrika gevonden hebben... en dat tegen een zeer redelijke prijs. Standing, vriendelijke mensen, verzorgde keuken, smaakvol ingerichte kamers... meer kan een mens niet verlangen!

One of the best places in South Africa, with reasonable rates. Friendly people and stylish rooms. More we could not ask for. "


"Exquisite"

(South Africa) Martyn And Sue steele | 8 March 2010

"The gorgeous Karoo landscape was matched by the beautiful gabled farmhouse, the friendly attentive service, wonderful furnishings and delicious food. Fantastic value for money and a must to return to."


"A stunning stay!"

(South Africa) Martyn And Sue steele | 7 March 2010

"Stayed for 2 nights in this wonderful location, enjoying wonderful hospitality, great food and an overall stunning environment. We were made so welcome and the service was attentive without being overpowering.The food was exceptional as was the general attention to detail. We will definitely return..."

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"Stayed for 2 nights in this wonderful location, enjoying wonderful hospitality, great food and an overall stunning environment. We were made so welcome and the service was attentive without being overpowering.The food was exceptional as was the general attention to detail. We will definitely return and envisage a min 3 night stay to enjoy this amazing place. Guests staying for just 1 night are missing a real treat! The value for money was exceptional too."


"Naries Namakwa Retreat"

(South Africa) Sarie Erasmus | 11 January 2010

"Lovely decor within the rooms, bathroom design nice. A special Christmas lunch was prepared for us, and served next to the pool, which was awesome and much appreciated."


"Great"

(South Africa) Jurie Scott | 5 January 2010

"It was just one word-GREAT"


"Very comfortable"

(South Africa) Rolien Prinsloo | 18 May 2009

"We enjoyed our stay at Naries.The Powerhouse room we stayed in was well equipped and very comfortable.We had dinner in the diningroom at the main building and were treated like royalty.The food,both dinner and breakfast was delicious, well prepared and presented.We want to thank the staff, Lien in p..."

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"We enjoyed our stay at Naries.The Powerhouse room we stayed in was well equipped and very comfortable.We had dinner in the diningroom at the main building and were treated like royalty.The food,both dinner and breakfast was delicious, well prepared and presented.We want to thank the staff, Lien in particular for their hospitality.When we are in the Springbok area again we will most certainly stay at Naries again and will not hesitate to recommend the establishment to friends and family.One negative comment is that the reservation office told us that we could not make use of the dining facilities because we stayed in the self catering units, but upon our arrival we were told that this was not the case.The reason for this is that the reservation office is situated in Cape Town and isnot familiar with the arrangements regarding the dining facilities."


" RECOMMENDED!"

(Australia) Heyn de Kock | 3 January 2009

"Great place, friendly staff, excellent food."


"Recommended "

(United Kingdom) Edwina Beaumont | 16 September 2008

"Loved the place , weather not too good, wished they had a vacancy for longer. catered well for our interests in plants and wildlife"


"Aangename ontvangs"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 9 September 2008

"Aangename ontvangs. Ons is bespreek in die Powerhouse. Sou egter verkies om in die ontvangsgebou te oornag."


"Fantastic"

(South Africa) Nico Burger | 3 August 2008

"We enjoyed our stay and will recommend Naries"


"Recommended"

(Germany) wALTER Webee | 30 November 2007

"The place and location is very nice. Easy to find. People were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. We will definitely recommend the place. Plan has been to come back. "


"Recommended"

(United Kingdom) Paul Cullen | 7 November 2007

"Naries is an oasis of luxury and friendliness in the desert of Springbok. The mountain suites are breathtaking. Totally equipped, spacious and comfortable with magnificent views. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble for them , and the quality of the cooking is seld..."

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"Naries is an oasis of luxury and friendliness in the desert of Springbok. The mountain suites are breathtaking. Totally equipped, spacious and comfortable with magnificent views. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble for them , and the quality of the cooking is seldom found outside capital cities."


"Lovely place "

(Australia) Heather Allsopp | 14 September 2007

"Brilliant flowers and places to walk. Very comfortable lodgings."


"Unique experience"

(South Africa) Thomas van den Berg | 27 August 2007

"The night at Naries guest farm was a unique experience and the accommodation was of high standard despite the electricity cut. The manager and staff also a wonderful bunch of people. Will definitely visit again. "


"Naries winter"

(Netherlands) Willem Sijmons | 21 August 2007

"Very great place and perfect service."


"Beautiful Location"

(Netherlands) Caroline Hudson | 16 August 2007

"We had a fantastic stay, the host was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The family self-catering unit is lovely, very unique in decoration but in winter quite cold. The mountain suites look amazing, inside and out, WOW! Thanks for a great stay!"


"Wonderful experience!"

(South Africa) Liesl Smit | 1 May 2007

"We had a wonderful time at Naries and would love to go back there as soon as possible. The beautiful surroundings were perfectly complimented by the exceptional accommodation and the very tasty food. It truly was an experience we will never forget."


"Great"

(South Africa) Rob Guest | 19 January 2007

"Great accommodation wonderful people incredible service."


"Fantastic"

(South Africa) Henriette Cloete | 2 October 2006

"Very modern and clean, enjoyed our stay very much."


"Stunning views"

(South Africa) Dan Berglund | 1 October 2006

"Naries has a beautiful setting, comfortable accommodation, friendly hosts. If you want relaxation, this is it."


"Self catering unit"

(South Africa) conrad Bouwer | 15 August 2006

"Self catering unit the best in the region."


"Super Stay "

(Namibia) Wolfgang | 10 March 2016

"We had a Great Stay. Everything was exzellent. We will come back."


"Naries Namakwe Retreat"

(South Africa) Coughtrie | 11 April 2015

"What a beautiful surprise! A stunning retreat, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Professionally run by charming, friendly, down-to-earth people. Our accommodation was so comfortable and so unusual. The food was great and we really had no complaints. We'd happily go back again."


"memorable stay"

(Germany) Mr. W.Setz | 2 March 2014

"Wonderful food, perfect romantic spot, if you take the mountain suite. Lovely people, a perfect stop for 2-3 nights."


"Perfect Retreat"

(South Africa) Mr Goolam-Mahomed | 20 January 2013

"Check-in and check-out super efficient. Excellent facilities and absolutely clean. "


"Peaceful Stay"

(South Africa) Mr Scheun | 30 December 2012

"What a nice retreat. Relaxing, very good accommodation, and will recommend this establishment to all."


"Naries Namakwa Retreat"

(South Africa) Heather | 28 December 2012

"Amazing hideaway in peaceful surroundings with breathtaking views. 5* breakfast! Friendly staff. I'll be back for a weekend to do the trails and more bird watching. The kids loved exploring and walking the well marked trails. Thank you. "


"Very comfortable short stay"

(United Kingdom) anonymous | 14 December 2006

"Naries provides a very comfortable, informal atmosphere in a converted Cape Dutch farmhouse. Located 20 minutes outside Springbok it is just far enough out of town to feel properly in the country but still with the advantages of being near the town and the nature reserves. Our room was comfortably..."

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"Naries provides a very comfortable, informal atmosphere in a converted Cape Dutch farmhouse. Located 20 minutes outside Springbok it is just far enough out of town to feel properly in the country but still with the advantages of being near the town and the nature reserves. Our room was comfortably appointed with particularly good bathroom facilities. What really stood out though was the excellent food - both dinner and breakfast were outstanding. I would happily return here in a future visit to the area."