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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.Please be advised that as our Restaurant and Bar are CLOSED on a Sunday, we cannot offer breakfast or any other meals on a Sunday. We can however refer you to a couple of nearby eateries that cater for breakfast and lunch on Sundays, 8am – 5pm. Our braai/BBQ area can be pre-arranged if required.

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.

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 13
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 18 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Business Center
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Lunch
  • House Keeping
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
  • Eastern Cape
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Availability and pricing

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  • Ripple Hill Queen En-Suite Ripple Hill Queen En-Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 Linen & towels. Soap & shampoo dispensers. Air-conditioning. Complimentary tea/coffee tray. Hairdryer, adapters & mosqui... see more
    • Rooms Adults
      • Ripple Hill King / Twin En-Suite Ripple Hill King / Twin En-Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 2 King bed or 2 x singles (please advise on bed preference). Linen & towels. Soap & shampoo dispensers. Air-conditioning.... see more
        • Rooms Adults
          • Ripple Hill Triple En-Suite Ripple Hill Triple En-Suite Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only Queen & Single bed. Linen & towels. Soap & shampoo dispensers. Air-conditioning. Complimentary tea/coffee tray. Hairdrye... see more Features:  Queen beds, En-suite, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi see more Queen beds, En-suite, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
            • Adults

              Reviews for Ripple Hill Hotel

              18 guest reviews Reviews of

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              Johann Evertse
              18 May 2021

              Good variety Dinner Menu and good size portions

              Felicite And Graeme Bamford
              04 January 2020

              An amazing cheerful and helpful manager's representative, receptionisr, porter, errand runner, waitress, and Jill of all trades.Didn't affect us but was strange to be told there would be no breakfast at the hotel!

              Arthur Field
              20 December 2019

              our room was quite comfortable.

              Carla Standford
              21 July 2019

              Maybe DSTV in rooms?The friday evening dinner was very good and the pub was buzzing

              Kolie Strauss
              08 January 2018

              Old style hotel. Everything you need. Excellent food.

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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