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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 great 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.

Conference Venues: Small venue available. Perfect for meetings & workshops. Seats up to 80 guests cinema style, and approx 20 guests school/boardroom style. Projector, whiteboard & free wi-fi available. Fees from R500/d. Catering optional & tailored to your budget.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 16 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 25
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Budget
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


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

Ripple Hill Hotel Rooms

Reviews for Ripple Hill Hotel

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Johann Smalberger, South Africa
19 August 2016

The rooms are well furnished, clean and spacious. The staff is friendly and the food in the restaurant of a high standard. It cab get a little noisy in the rooms.Establishments response:Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, Mr Smalberger. KindestN’Ré MooreRipple Hill Hotel

Rory Ingle, South Africa
25 March 2016

 A bit noisy at times in the passage way of the Hotel rooms. Free wireless was great addition.

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.

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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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