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Reviewed 3 October 2015

Stayed one night in September- as part of a scenic tour to the canyons. Situated up on a hill with beautiful views from the terrace and garden, the path leading to this lodge is a gravel road. Had to park on the drive way, away from the front door. No porters. So if your luggage is heavy you are at...

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Reka Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review, however we are hurt and offended by the unfairness of it, which cannot go unanswered. Your reservation was made by your tour operator so if our guest house was not suitable to your requirements have you brought this to her attention? We address your comments as follows: 1....

Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
Reviewed 23 August 2015

First contact with South Africa. Great guest house : somewhere in the hights of Sabie ( +/- 1,5 km ) from Sabie center. A very calm and typical guest house . Received a super warm welcome.. Rooms & breakfast : more than OK ! Restaurant advice for the evening also OK. Unforgettable view from their terrasse to a marvelous garden....

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Phillippe, Caroline, Gregory & Sebastien. Thank you for your very kind review. You must be commended on your wonderfully positive attitude to your South African holiday after the unfortunate 24 hour delay at the start of your trip, due to our new (crazy?) immigration laws! We hope the rest of your holiday was everything you expected and more :)

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

Our second visit where again we were looked after by Janet and John (book1) superbly! The views and garden are a wildlife splendour, the breakfast delicious, John always willing to help and have a friendly chat. Will definitely be back there next Sabie Classic!

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks guys :) Happy mountain biking and we look forward to hosting you again next year!

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Wonderful and welcoming atmosphere. Janet and John offer the best you can expect from bothEnglish and South African hospitality and are very helpful. Perfect base to visit the canyon under their capable advice.

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Gloria and Alessandro. It is always a pleasure for us to meet such truly delightful people. We wish you well and hope to welcome you back to Porcupine Ridge one day.

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 13 February 2015

In spite of the magical garden and the comfortable rooms, we were happy to say goodbye to our hosts. The service was weak and the two owners made us feel - in spite of the constant “smile” on their faces - that we disturbing. There is a steep dust road leads uphill to the house, and when you arrive you...

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Sometimes it takes a little detective work to identify the guest who made the review but unfortunately we do not have any record of guests from Hungary for the last two months so please forgive us if we are unable to answer you personally. To respond to your comments: We enjoy running our guest house and meeting people from all...

Englewood, Florida
Reviewed 11 February 2015

After a long flight from Uk and a 3 hour drive we received a great welcome here by ........british voices!! Beautiful setting, very informative about local area, and ready with restaurant recommendations. great place to start our holiday in South Africa

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we really appreciate it. We hope you enjoy your time in Florida!

Stuttgart
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

Was so pleased by the hospitality of Janet and John. Could not be better, eg. recommendations of both in all directions (tours, Restaurants, ....) are extremely valuable and turned out to be 100% right. They've created their own little bird np in Sabie :-)

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you, we really appreciate positive reviews! We always try to advise our guests on tours, restaurants etc to maximise their enjoyment of our fabulous area and are very glad you found the info useful. We have found on our own travels that no matter how much you have researched an area or how much advice you have been given...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 14 December 2014

When we found the narrow and winding road up to the guesthouse we were uncertain of wether or not this was really the right way .... Janet, John and the dogs felt us most welcome from the first minute ! We were offered a glass of wine or a beer at the veranda while presented to the house which was...

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Lars-Eric for your kind review. It is a pity you could only stay one night but we look forward to welcoming you back in a couple of years time! Best wishes to you and Annika for a happy Christmas and a wonderful 2015.

Netherlands
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Once more I stayed in this guesthouse gem in Sabie. Janet and John are still going strong. If anything, their genuine hospitality has intensified over the years I could stay at their beautiful mountainside villa-cum-garden park. (I guess, this would fall within the definition of a full blown estate.) Breakfast on their patio is the best one can have. Friendly...

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Ton for your thoughtful review, we really appreciate it. It was great to see you again and we look forward to the next time! PS George and Alice asked me to point out that they are Golden Retrievers :)

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We were very happy with our room and the kind hosts throughout our stay. The guest house may be a bit difficult to find at first, but once you get there it's worth the scenery. We took a morning walk up the hill to the waterfall. A really nice way to start your day!

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A beautiful four star country house, tucked away in the mountains at the heart of the scenic Panorama Route, yet only 5 minutes from Sabie village and 40 minutes from Kruger National Park. The friendly ambiance invites you to relax and unwind, surrounded by rambling gardens and glorious mountain scenery. Porcupine Ridge has five luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms, a cosy guest lounge, free WiFi and plenty of free safe parking. A delicious English breakfast is served in the dining room or on the large covered view verandas. Hiking, birding and waterfall on the Estate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Porcupine Ridge Guest House

Address: 5 Vanaxe Estate | Hazyview Road, Sabie 1260, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Sabie
Price Range: $147 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Porcupine Ridge Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“See if you book a room with a view.. our room had great windows, opening onto a garden, but the views must have been in one of the 5 other rooms.”
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