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About Kingfisher Lodge

Kingfisher Lodge is situated on the banks of the Sunday's River in a peaceful and quiet area of Graaff-Reinet. The town was established in 1786 and is the fourth-oldest town in South Africa. The surrounding farmland epitomizes the Karoo. The town has retained much of its architectural heritage and it is no wonder that it is known as the 'Gem of the Karoo'.

Set in a beautifully maintained garden, against the backdrop of a variety of old trees which attract a variety of birds, there are seven luxury guest suites. Each suite is tastefully decorated in a distinctive style with antiques, brass beds and woollen and mohair carpets. All rooms are en-suite and some have both a shower and a bath. All rooms have private entrances and secure parking. The rooms are equipped with ceiling fans, desk fans, electric blankets and oil heaters to ensure the comfort of guests in all weather conditions. Tea and coffee facilities and TVs are provided in each suite.

Décor in the main house features more antiques, woollen and Persian carpets and original paintings. Original doors, hand carved by Zanzibar slaves for Cecil John Rhodes' Estate, Groote Schuur, can be admired in the main house. The stained glass door of the dining room provides a gracious link between the main dining room and the drawing room with its yellowwood ceiling. The opulently appointed lounge is one of five living areas which include the sun porch, drawing room, enclosed patio and the lapa area near the swimming pool.

Many national monuments and historical buildings can be found in and around Graaff-Reinet. These include the Dutch Reformed Church, Old Library, Hester Rupert Art Gallery, Reinet House, John Rupert Little Theatre, Old Residency, Urquart House, Graaff-Reinet Pharmacy, Powder Magazine, Drostdy and Stretch's Court, Cacti and Succulent Collection, Kalkkop Impact Crater, First Midland Hospital, St James Church, Union Monument, Town Hall and War Memorial, Cradock Street and the private dwellings.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 21
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 13 Reviews


  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Eastern Cape

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

Availability and pricing

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  • Double Room Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2
    • Rooms Adults
      • Twin Room Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2
        • Rooms Adults
          • Family Room Family Room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B King size bed with two single beds, en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee facilities, TV with DStv, microwave, fridge and ceilin... see more
            • Adults
              • Family Room - Three Family Room - Three Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B
                • Adults
                  • Honeymoon Suite Honeymoon Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B King size four poster bed, with air-con, tea/coffee facilities, en-suite with bath and shower, fridge, microwave, TV... see more
                    • Adults
                      • Family Room - Bath only Family Room - Bath only Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Family Room, with one double bed and two singles, en-suite with bath only, TV with DStv, ceiling fan/heater, coffee/tea... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, Bath only
                        • Adults

                          Reviews for Kingfisher Lodge

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                          Geoff Stenekamp
                          07 April 2021

                          We had a lovely stay there thank you. Please note that the toilet in Room 4 continually runs after you have pulled the chain which is a waste of water!

                          Martin Viljoen
                          06 April 2021

                          Peaceful setting next to the river. Kerina went out of her way to make our stay very enjoyable. Beautiful old but well preserved cottage.

                          Carel Botma
                          21 December 2020

                          Our hostess and owner stared at her notes for 20 minutes, then at my confirmed, paid booking with Safarinow. Confused she declared that she didn't know about our booking and that we have to look for alternative accommodation. We tried to phone Safarinow, but there was no telephonic assistance available. Then after I asked for my money back she miraculously found a empty room, moved her other guests from our room and after 45 min the booking in experience was completed! That was the beginning of a disappointing experience. At R1600 a night I expected something special. We had to find the...
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                          17 January 2018

                          What a lovely surprise was waiting for us after the long days journey through the majestic Karroo. We were well received by the friendly hostess and shown our room where we were going to overnight. The room and bathroom was perfect for us. The garden has plenty of huge shady trees that provide a lovely cool atmosphere. There is also a swimming pool that has a \beckoning\" look about it. After a peaceful nights rest we were treated to an early morning sumptuous breakfast in the tastefully decorated breakfast room and we were soon on our way to our holiday destination."

                          Chandima Miyanadeniya
                          31 December 2017

                          The dogs and the room finishes.

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                          Kingfisher Lodge is 3.2km from the centre of Graaff-Reinet , the nearest airport 226.6km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling