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Sedgefield
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lovely and relaxing stay at the Anchorage. Facilities were very clean and welcoming. Peaceful, tranquil setting.Anette was a wonderful, helpful hostess. Facilities are more than adequate.Definite value for money!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our third stay with Annette and Craig. Wonderful hosts in a great location. Rooms comfortable and bright. Breakfast served in the room overlooking the river. Annette never ceases to amaze us with her inventive breakfasts. It is worth the 6,000 mile journey just to sample her crispy bacon!! Will be back in future years. Wonder what she will have in...

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Wiesbaden, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our trip on the garden route we had a stop over in the anchorage. We were lovely welcomed by the family. We had a really great time. On the river in front of the house we canoed and in the evening we did a traditionel braai (bbq) on our balcony. Everything was perfect!

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Langebaan
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay very much at the Anchorage. It is quite,relaxing and the most beautifull view! We will defnitely come again and stay longer!! Thank you for your kindness and warm welcome! You are GREAT!!!!

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear Johan and Ella thank you very much for your lovely review. Much appreciated. We are glad you had a good time here with us - especially being on your honeymoon. We wish you again all the best for your future together. We hope to see you again sometime. Best regards Annette & Craig

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed 2 nights at the Anchorage and felt like we had been on holiday for a week. It was so calm and peaceful, with gorgeous views over the rive, teeming with bird life. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful and made us feel as if were at home immediately. We would highly recommend this beautiful place if you...

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear Gill, thank you so much for the great review. It was lovely meeting you guys. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope the winter in England will not be too harsh, another reason to come back to sunny South Africa. Best regards Annette & Craig

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very warm welcome when we arrived. Friendly throughout our short two day stay. Excellent breakfast, great views from the bedrooms. The restaurant we ate in in Stillbaai was excellent, having been recommended by the guest house. Beautiful beach walk and walks along the river.

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear Liz thanks very much for your great review. We are glad that the 4 of you had a good time and also that you enjoyed your dinner at the bistro. The beaches in Stilbaai are really nice and they even have a blue flag status, so walking and swimming is great. It would be nice to see you again...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We loved our stay. Would come back any day. Peaceful and tranquil surrounds. The decor is modern and clean. Awesome facilities. Only can improve on DSTV channels in rooms, would make the stay so much more enjoyable.

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AnnetteThorne, Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Hi Shevern thanks for your guest comment. Much appreciated. I have spoken to someone about the TV channels but apparently it is not an easy thing to change the shared DsTV but we will see... I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Best regards Annette & Craig

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2016

You get to The Anchorage at the end of a grit track and we appreciated greatly the warm welcome and assurance we were in the right place. We had a very nicely appointed spacious room. Although we didn't use it, the bath room had a huge bath which would have been good to soak in. Comfortable a beds and good...

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear Oliver it was really nice to have met the two of you. And thanks very much for your great review. Much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and it would be nice to have you here again. Best regards Annette & Craig

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Anchorage is an absolute gem. Craig is a very hospitable host and is happy to recommend local places to eat and things to do in and around Still Baai. We only stayed for one night as we were breaking up our trip between Hermanus and Plettenburg Bay, but could easily have spent longer there. The rooms had amazing views...

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Much appreciated. We are glad that you enjoyed Stillbay and your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. All the best. Regards Annette & Craig

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 13 May 2016

We arrived late at the Anchorage as our plane was late into Cape Town. It was very easy to find due to the big signpost on the main road into Stilbaai and Craig and Annette were there to great us. The room on the ground floor, opening onto the verandah and the gorgeous land going down to the river, was...

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AnnetteThorne, Owner at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Dear Fiona, thank you so much for your great comment. We really appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and also the walk from Jongensfontein to Stilbaai. That is really a special hike. It would be nice to see you again sometime. Best regards Annette & Craig

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Five stylish bedrooms include quality king-size or twin beds, full bathrooms (free standing shower, bath etc), kitchenette (fully equipped with stove / oven, microwave, fridge, kettle, cutlery, crockery etc.) and balcony / verandah with lovely views onto the river. Every unit has a Weber braai at its disposal. Please note: The satellite TV (including M-Net) is a shared one.The balcony and private verandahs invite guests to relax and enjoy the spectacular views and the tranquil surroundings. The sun sets behind the river and the hills which can be experienced from anywhere on the property. Why not have a swim in the river, or catch some fish or enjoy the scenery on one of our canoes?FacilitiesThe Anchorage is operated by a friendly German-South African couple - Annette and Craig Thorne - who have been in the hospitality industry for many years. You can choose between Self Catering or Bed and Breakfast accommodation and delicious breakfasts are served.A swimming pool with spacious outside area rounds up the beautiful setting. A comfortable lounge including a fire place was added in December 2012.The Anchorage is a perfect place to unwind and relax. Braai (barbecue) areas (ie Weber braai's) and canoes available. 9-hole golf course, scenic walks and river and sea fishing. Wir sprechen Deutsch. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Anchorage

Address: Off R305 at 60km Speed Sign | Turn Right at 60km Sign, Drive Parallel Back to the End, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stilbaai
Price Range: $74 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Upper rooms have better river views but all rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles G7308FGrobertt, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Top rooms have better view of the river. Groundfloor rooms easier access to bbq if required”
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 of 5 bubbles grrampiesc, 7 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Great views, nature”
 of 5 bubbles Christinevdm, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
“There's one room which doesn't seem to have its own outside space; all the others have either some garden or a balcony. We had the one with the balcony, which is large enough to eat out on, and it was super.”
 of 5 bubbles SurreyLiz, 21 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Every room very nice”
 of 5 bubbles ronaldw940, 12 Feb 2015 | Read review
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