A tranquil and serene winter experience at Cheerio Hanlie van der Merwe, South Africa
30 July 2013
Although the booking was done at short notice, everything was in order at our arrival. The evening winter cold was neutralised by a beautiful fire in the fireplace and warm blankets on the beds.
We enjoyed the peace and quiet of out of season whilst still enjoying strolls on the lovely hiking trails. Bird watching was still excellent and we even managed to see a pair of Knysna louries. This place is worthwhile to visit any time of the year, although the out-of-season
tariff is a bit steep.
Bad road Corrie Hattingh, South Africa
25 February 2013
Pity about the very terrible road to this place. Had to drive slowly in first gear.
Excellent Abhinav Gupta, South Africa
27 December 2012
Stay was wonderful. Excellent views and scenic location.
Great david reyneke, South Africa
14 July 2011
Beautiful area. Great surroundings.
Recommended David Brex, United Kingdom
16 June 2011
We both very much enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this resort.
Great place, and not just for anglers Christopher thomas
28 March 2011
We only spent one night at Cheerio, but wish we'd been able to spend a few more nights there. It's located in a glorious spot with beautiful views and nice gardens/walks to boot. The chalet we stayed in was extremely well equipped for self-catering, and very comfortable indeed. For us the Cheerio certainly lived up to the description we were given and we'd have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and acquaintances, and indeed, we already have.
Peace and tranquility Wally Key, South Africa
28 September 2010
We would have liked to stay much longer. Fantastic place and hosts. Basic unit but providing all one needs for a very comfortable stay. Absolutely enjoyable breakfast provided. Thank you very much for an enjoyable stay.
Great Getaway Anonymous, South Africa
12 July 2010
Short and Sweet. Little heaven
Stay in Mountainview cottage at Cheerio Trout Farm Grietjie stopforth, South Africa
01 June 2010
Most enjoyable. Very tranquil environment. Great opportunity to relax and get out of the city. Very very beautiful!!
Business trip Elize Opperman, South Africa
18 March 2010
Work colleagues stayed over for one night. Very pleasant atmosphere. Very friendly staff and the monkeys made it all worth while. Will definitely return for a family holiday. Thank you very much. See you soon
Cheerio..a lovely place to stay Andre Viviers, South Africa
17 January 2010
Stayed at Cheerio for a couple of days...a lovely venue, good service and beautiful for a family holiday or just to break away on your own. Very recommendable!
Recommended Deon van der Westhuizen, South Africa
12 October 2009
Peaceful weekend weather cool and rain, but still lots of flowers. Accommodation good, would like info/pamphlets on activities in area.
Had a most enjoyable stay! Marjon Haffner, South Africa
16 August 2009
I was very impressed with the Rainbow cottage that we stayed in. Very comfortable with a stunning view from the veranda.
We will definitely be back! Karen Azar, South Africa
27 July 2009
We had a lovely stay at Cheerio this weekend. It was very cold but thats not the management's fault.
Fishing and Fun at Cheerio Trout Farm Glynne Rosselli, South Africa
20 July 2009
We spent only one night there but had a lovely time. Our accommodation was lovely, my husband caught a trout - he was pleased, the children enjoyed the space to run and we all had a scrumptious breakfast at the Tea Garden next door.
Cheerio Farm Trout Fishing Lodge Johan Hattingh, South Africa
18 July 2009
Vriendelik ontvang. Netjiese, skoon en gerieflike akkommodasie. Pragtige omgewing.
Highly recommended Mary de Kock, South Africa
27 October 2008
Cheerio Farm is one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed at. We arrived at night, so when we opened our curtains in the morning, we were completely amazed at the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and forests right outside our window! The staff were very helpful and even came and built a fire for us in the cottage because it was cold a rainy. We went for a long walk in the forest and to the 4 dams on the property. One of the dams is a fly fisherman's paradise! We saw trout rising the whole time that we stood there and watched. The cottage was immaculately clean and very cozy. We stayed in Rainbow cottage. We will definitley return soon and highly recommend it to other travellers looking for some real R&R.
Fantastic Pauline Kovacs, South Africa
06 October 2008
We enjoyed the stay so much that we stayed for an additional night and will be taking some family members with us when we go again.
Good Mike Maughan-Brown, South Africa
30 June 2008
Excellent value for money. I would stay there again.
Very nice Christopher Whittle, South Africa
19 March 2008
Yes my stay was very nice and will go there again.
Good Kea Onstein, Netherlands
10 December 2007
We only stayed for 2 nights, and it had been pouring all the time. That did not make it very enjoyable. But with good weather it would have been just wonderful.
Recommended marisia van vreden, South Africa
12 November 2007
Wonderful. Fabian Arends, South Africa
30 October 2007
Unfortunately the few days we spent in the area did not give us sufficient time to explore more of the beautiful countryside and even the region in and around Cheerio Trout Farm. I will definitely make use of your hospitality in the near future and recommend the establishment.
Our stay was fantastic Lani Henning, South Africa
08 October 2007
The most amazing surrounding. Lots of space, plenty walks and the flowers were amazing. The owners are friendly and homely people. Will definitely return!
Out of this world! Chris Sadie, South Africa
16 September 2007
The location was absolutely breathtaking. And the place itself was out of this world!
Very good Robert Terblanche, South Africa
23 July 2007
Comfortable,quiet and relaxing, Carol and Alf were very helpful and informative, will definitely go back hopefully will catch some of those elusive trout
Our overnight stay - fantastic Dawn Van Tonder, South Africa
22 May 2007
We only stayed overnight - arrived at about 2.00p.m. on Friday 18th May 2007 and were welcomed by Carol who is really a fantastic person. Later I took a walk through the gardens and meet up with Carol who also introduced me to her husband who was also very friendly. The chalet also has everything one wants in it. We had a braai that evening and just sat watching the sun go down. It really was lovely and very quiet. As we had just come from the Kruger National Park this was an ideal place to rest overnight and then carry on with our journey back home to Alberton. We are planning holiday to the Kruger National Park next year in May again and we will (if there is accommodation available) be booking in on our way down and back. I have told all my friends about the place and hope they will all follow our footsteps in the near future.
Very Pleasant Overnight Eileen Fleming, South Africa
27 September 2006
Cheerio Farm is in a beautiful part of the country, we would like to go back when the weather is better, we had a very cold night and woke up to a cold, damp foggy morning. Our hostess Carol was very nice and provided us with an adequate breakfast. We were in Rainbow chalet, it was very comfortable and had everything you would need for a self-catering weekend. The best was a lovely log fire which we really enjoyed as it was so cold.
TERUGVOERING Ida Visser, South Africa
29 August 2006
Gasvrou, Carol baie vriendelik en hulpvaardig - so ook haar man. Chalets mooi netjies skoon en warm atmosfeer. Lekker kaggelvuur. Hout word volgende dag opgevul en vuurmaakplekke skoongemaak. (Handdoeke word voorsien, so ook alle skoonmaakmiddels vir badkamers en kombuis - vadoeke ingesluit. Chalets word ook soggens skoongemaak - vloere vee en was; skottelgoed word gewas; badkamers word skoongemaak - dit kry mens nie maklik by selfcattering chalets nie- puik) Pragtige omgewing.
Cheerio Farm paula lowe, United States of America
26 April 2006
We came straight here after our flight from the US. What a pleasant and perfect place to stay enroute to the kruger Park. The owner could not have been more delightful (Carol). And we shall definitely recommend this to our friends and would love to return. Paula Lowe
Van Onselen Family Ricky Van Onselen, South Africa
13 February 2006
Very peaceful and quite. Clean, neat and refreshing forest environment.
Easy forest walking trails.
Review Cheerio Farm Neels Joubert, South Africa
12 November 2005
Very pleasant stay. Caro and her husband very supportive and friendly.