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About Pippins Country House

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.

  • Response Rate: 77%
  • Response Time: 7 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House, Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 41
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

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

Pippins Country House Rooms

Reviews for Pippins Country House

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Guy Coulson, South Africa
10 July 2016

My room had a serious problem with baby worms. I'm not that squeamish but when you pull the linen back and they are in your bed it's rather unpleasant. Luckily I had my sleeping bag with me. In my opinion the owner also came across very poorly on arrival. I was upgraded out of the dorm room but the reasons given were in my opinion distasteful. I would not recommend the lodge.
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Angeline Van Ass, South Africa
27 June 2016

Only one word to describe the view Stunning. Thank you to John-John and JR for making us feel at home. The room and bathroom may not have been the most posh but diffinitely the biggest and very neat and clean. It's like home away from home. Great value for money. Cliff & Angie

Chrystal Ford, South Africa
01 March 2016

Rooms are a bit dated but such a beautiful location and Friendly attentive owner. You can Camp too

Almeri Pelser, South Africa
22 February 2016

Sadly, I will not recommend nor return to Pippins.

Stuart Barnard, South Africa
04 May 2015

Upon booking for Pippins Country House I was surprised to find the price not as quoted on the site. It is R200 a dormitory room! This excludes: a working shower,enough plug-points for all in the dormitory, breakfast and tea/ sugar/quaffable coffee.Perhaps the prices tended into the region of extortion when the owners realised they are one of the few 'budget' accommodations in the region for the long weekend that can be easily located and booked.I was severely disappointed and mildly amused at Pippins. My initial surprise led to frustration upon realisation that R200 a night was not justified...
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Pippins Country House Map

Pippins Country House is 5.5km from the centre of Grabouw , the nearest airport 55.4km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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