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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: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 25
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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          Reviews for Ripple Hill Hotel

          9 guest reviews Reviews of

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          Nic Lothering, South Africa
          08 January 2017

          Ripple Hill is beautifully situated at the foot of the famous Baviaanskloof with surrounding lush gardens. If it is serenity you want this is just the place for you! Staff are all respectfull, helpful and friendly. Homely pub where it is easy to meet the locals in a very relaxed atmosphere. The Restaurant boasts superb food. Their steaks beat some of the best in the country! Rooms have nice old wooden floors and very clean.The few downs are the fact that the Hotel is old and lacking some of its earlier lustre. The up is that there are signs of "Renovations in progress" posted.Will we go there...
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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.

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          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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