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About Ripple Hill Hotel

On the brim of the magnificent Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve, in the heart of the citrus farming community of Patensie, lies the Ripple Hill Hotel. Built in 1946, the hotel carries an old-school charm and character, with raised ceilings and wooden floors throughout.

Relax on the patio and take in the scenery of the tractor traffic humming by, whilst enjoying the best steak in town or a sundowner drink.

We offer newly renovated rooms, a restaurant with extensive a la carte menu, and a cosy pub with big screen TV, air-conditioning, and a fireplace. We also cater for small functions.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Pets Allowed*
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Ripple Hill Hotel Rooms

Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
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Double En-suite Room>X 4
Includes: Room Only
Furnished with queen-size beds with crisp white linen and towels as well as comfortable cushions, the rooms are air-conditioned and have private bathrooms. A complimentary tea and coffee tray as well as room service are available. Hairdryers, adaptors and mosquito repellents are available on request.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite Beds Queen beds Other Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms Views Garden
Double En-suite Room
Sleeps 2 Price:
  • R300
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Rate Colour Key:
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* This data is a guide and is subject to change. Please confirm rates and availability by requesting a quote.

Reviews for Ripple Hill Hotel

6 guest reviews Reviews of

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SUE WATSON, South Africa
20 February 2015

Perfect for the more adventurous being the gateway to Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve but you do need a four-wheel drive vehicle. Hotel a bit tired in places but a great atmosphere. Staff helpfull food good had the best steak here whilst in South Africa.

Kobus Theron, South Africa
01 January 2015

After an exhausting day through Baviaanskloof, the comfort of the rooms and the facilities made for a uniquely refreshing experience. The chef cooks the best steak you can think of and the chicken cordon bleu was equally top quality. Well done.

Adrianus Swart, South Africa
07 January 2014

The stay was from the Friday until the Monday it was all nice and clean. The breakfast was good on the Saturday morning. We went the afternoon to a wedding when we got back late after ten and wanted to by water they informed us the hotel is closed on a Sunday and no beds will be made and if need any towels me must come and ask. They still ask us the full rate for the day. We only saw afterwards on the web they are closed on a Sunday. But further more nice and quiet place to stay at.

Nicky Greener, South Africa
04 November 2013

Good old country style hotel. Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Charles Saunders, South Africa
18 May 2011

Had a very pleasant stay in a well appointed, comfortable room. Food and drinks extremely good value for money. Had a rip roaring party with the very friendly locals in the pub. All in all a very pleasant stay. Thanks.

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Ripple Hill Hotel Map

Ripple Hill Hotel is 0.7km from the centre of Patensie , the nearest airport 92.5km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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