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About Conville Guest Farm

Conville Guest Farm is the ideal getaway location or overnight stay en route to or from the eastern Cape. the farm is located along the banks of the Orange River,with the house sitting aprox 800m above the the river, just outside of Aliwal North.The farm offers guests a choice of staying in one of three rooms,namely the family suite(sleeps 4 with en-suite),the red room(double bed with en-suite) or the green room(twin beds and bathroom...NOT en-suite). Each room has its own entrance,as well as being accessible from inside the house.Each room features the original brass poster beds, along with many other original antiqueties. A cot or a mattress can be added for a child.breakfast is served in the old dining hall each morning.Guests can enjoy activities such as walking, birdwatching and fishing on the farm. Aliwal North has a remarkable history involving the Boers and the British during the Anglo-Boer wars, as well as two mineral hot springs. Guests can visit the Kerkplein Museum and the memorial of rememberanceWhether you just need a place to stop on your journey or if you are looking for a leisurely getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, Conville Guest Farm is the ideal place to visit.

  • Response Rate: 75%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 12 hours
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 19 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • No TGCSA Grading

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Reviews for Conville Guest Farm

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Jan Helberg, South Africa
21 November 2016

We had a wonderful time at Conville Guest Farm with friendly hosts. An error with the booking was resolved immediately and we were sad to leave the following day as we would have liked to spend more time there and will be back for sure. We hope that this gem will be preserved for may more guests and future generations.Establishments Response:Hi Jan,Thank you very much for your kind words. It's always a pleasure sharing our family history/ home with our guests.We are glad you both enjoyed your stay so much, and look forward to seeing you again someday.RegardsBruce,Linda and Antony Gerrand
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Ferdie Visser, Lesotho
15 July 2016

At first I was very impressed by the other reviews of previous guests to Conville Guest Farm.  However, on our arrival we found the Family Room extremely cold.  There were only 2 small fan heaters - one in each room, and the one in the main bedroom did not even have an adapter so that we could connect it to the power outlet.  We also found loose hanging fittings, falling out of the walls - seems to be some kinds of electrical fittings - just dangling by the wires.  We also had our grandson of nearly 2 years old with us - and in the bathroom we found medication in the one...
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Janet Bloom, South Africa
02 May 2016

Amazing old house which has pretty much been kept as it would have been all those years ago. It has been in the family for some time now. You are really staying in the family's house with separate entrances to the rooms. That, of course comes with all the family pets and chatting to the owners too. Listening to Anthony tell me a quick history of the house and the current drought struggles was interesting. We felt like we could have a family game of soccer on the lawn with no problem at all - the location is really beautiful. We had a delicious breakfast at the house. The house does need some...
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Ann Borcherds, South Africa
19 April 2016

Beautiful old farmhouse, in a tranquil setting, felt like we were transported back a hundred years. Hosts were very friendly and breakfast was good.  Overnighted but would have loved to have had extra time to explore some more.  

Dawn Long, South Africa
17 April 2016

What a beautiful home to spend the night in!! I spent some time in the early evening just watching the sun setting, with the three family dogs keeping me company. This house has been lovingly preserved, and it felt as though I had stepped back in time.  Lovely to have a friendly host, who personally prepared our breakfast. I would certainly recommend Conville to anyone either passing through Aliwal North, or intending to spend some time investigating this interesting little town.   

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Conville Guest Farm is 3.7km from the centre of Aliwal North , the nearest airport 163.8km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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