Pippins Country House

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5 Customer Reviews
 
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  • Exterior
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Apple orchard
  • Surrounding area
  • Grabouw Dam
  • Description
  • Facilities
  • Important Information
Pippins Country House is a guest house and backpackers situated in the heart of apple-growing country, Grabouw. Pippins provides an escape from the city lights, yet is only a 50-minute drive away from Cape Town. Grabouw is located in the Elgin Valley, which is a green paradise with enchanting stretches of forest, vineyards and orchards as far as the eye can see.

Accommodation is offered in dorms, twin rooms, luxury double rooms and campsites. The rooms are en-suite, and there is also a full kitchen available for guests use with tea and coffee-making facilities as well as a licensed bar and a large braai area.

Guests can fish and swim in nearby dams, or go horse-riding, mountain biking and hiking. Grabouw is not far from the coastal towns of Gordon’s Bay, Kleinmond and Hermanus, and Strand and Somerset West are only a short drive away.
  • Type: Guest House, Backpacker, Camping and Caravanning
  • Sleeps: 39
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • On-site Parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


Braais are only permitted in the designated braai area, so as to prevent fires near the apple orchard.

5 Reviews on Pippins Country House

ongeorganiseerd soos nog nooit. wasgoed in die kombuis op GEHOOP. baie vuil. katte op eet tafel as jy gaan eet. hond ooral om jou en in kamer. onhiegieniese water lyk of agt mense al gebad het voor jou. was nog nooit so spyt oor n plek soos daai nie. weet nie hoe bly hy n gaste huis nie.


16 January 2014

The hosts are friendly and accommodating. The accommodation is basic and spacious with lovely views of the gardens & orchards. I would recommend this accommodation as a good base for visiting the Elgin Valley vineyards & orchards.


13 January 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Pippins Country House very much. We camped there, but had full use of the house's kitchen, braai patio and free wood supplied. John John and Jan made us feel right at home.


26 February 2013

We camped for 2 nights. The view of the valley is amazing! There is no shade on the campsite and the toilet/shower room needs work. But the setting is great.


14 January 2013

We needed a guesthouse for a wedding we were attending at Rockhaven, we were late on the uptake and so missed the availability of the "popular" Elgin guesthouses sent through on a preferred accommodation list ... I'm so glad we did! The "backpackers" is off Valley Rd, about a 10minute drive from Rockhaven and set in the most gorgeous, natural, in parts, wildly overgrown, setting. Jaan, the owner greeted us on arrival along with his 2 friendly dogs, Platjies and Gieter. The place is organised chaos, the guest bar, lounge and study rooms are filled with memorabilia and dusty trinkets, some incredible stories behind most of them. Jaan's craftsmanship and handiwork can be seen in the stools, benches and renovations carried out on the original building. The suite we stayed in was clean, spacious and opened out onto a shared wooden balcony that overlooked vineyards, an old Oak tree, dams and orchards. The garden has a big grassy lawn that rolls down towards the dams and they're Lemon, Avo and Macadamia trees dotted about. It's easy to sit reading on the deck while time flies by. We headed out for an early morning run and were joined by the dogs, who ran beside us all the way from Pippins to Peregrine farmstall, where we decided to have a farmstall breakfast, naturally. Jaan, drove through to collect the dogs and stayed for a cuppa, reminding us of the easy and unexpected connections one can make when you're open to it! Pippins is not contemporary, stylish, cut and paste accommodation, but rather a refreshing take on what I believe guesthouses seem to be missing these days ie heart, the personality of the guesthouse owner is expressed in the walls filled with his and fellow travellers stories, the easy ambience and the Dutch "nothings a problem" service etc. Our stay was budget-friendly, easy, unexpected and magic! We'll definitely be back, and next time, go for a swim in the dam!


07 January 2013

Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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Dormitory RoomX 1
Includes: Room Only
The dorm room contains seven single beds and shower and bath facilities.
Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom
Beds Single beds
Other No Smoking in Rooms, Self-catering
 
Dormitory Room
Sleeps 7 Price:
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Twin RoomX 2
Includes: Room Only
These rooms each contain twin single beds and an en-suite bathroom.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Twin beds, Single beds
Other Heater, No Smoking in Rooms, Self-catering
 
Twin Room
Sleeps 2 Price:
  • R295
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Luxury Double RoomX 2
Includes: Room Only
These rooms each contain a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and a bath.
Bathroom Facilities Bath only, En-suite, Shower only
Beds Double beds
Other Self-catering, Heater, No Smoking in Rooms
 
Luxury Double R ..
Sleeps 2 Price:
  • R485
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CampsiteX 5
Includes: Room Only
If you prefer to camp, bring your tent and pitch it on one of our unmarked sites. Campers have use of the kitchen in the main house as well as an ablution facility with showers and baths.
Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom
Other Self-catering
 
Campsite
Sleeps 4 Price:
  • R75
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Family RoomX 1
Includes: Room Only
This very spacious room consists of A Queen sized double bed and two single beds. A small lounge with a fireplace and en-suite bathroom.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Single beds, Queen beds
 
Family Room
Sleeps 4 Price:
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* This data is a guide and is subject to change. Please confirm rates and availability by requesting a quote.

Twin Room x 2

Includes: Room Only

These rooms each contain twin single beds and an en-suite bathroom.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Single beds, Twin beds
Other Heater, No Smoking in Rooms, Self-catering

Luxury Double Room x 2

Includes: Room Only

These rooms each contain a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and a bath.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Bath only, En-suite, Shower only
Beds Double beds
Other Self-catering, Heater, No Smoking in Rooms

Dormitory Room x 1

Includes: Room Only

The dorm room contains seven single beds and shower and bath facilities.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom
Beds Single beds
Other No Smoking in Rooms, Self-catering

Campsite x 5

Includes: Room Only

If you prefer to camp, bring your tent and pitch it on one of our unmarked sites. Campers have use of the kitchen in the main house as well as an ablution facility with showers and baths.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom
Other Self-catering

Family Room x 1

Includes: Room Only

This very spacious room consists of A Queen sized double bed and two single beds. A small lounge with a fireplace and en-suite bathroom.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Single beds, Queen beds

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