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ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« on: April 27, 2014, 04:38:16 pm »
Hi there, the dawgs!

Passing through Willowmore  mid May. Looking for budget (200 pp) overnight accomadation for 2. Any suggestions?
 

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Re: ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014, 04:44:04 pm »
Slept in the hotel once. Pricing was not too bad and food good.
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Re: ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 04:53:37 pm »
Just don't camp in the municipal camp site.  The town clock overshadows the camp and rings the quarters stridently through the night.  Then there are stray folk and dogs that seem to wander through at all hours.

And don't expect there to be a restaurant where you'll be able to get a humble burger and beer.

Apart from the Royal Hotel (are they still open?) there's

Rika's B&B
Villa D'Lockyer
The Willow Historical Guesthouse.

There's also a private game lodge outside town, Zandibela.
 

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Re: ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014, 05:31:08 pm »
I always stay here
http://www.safarinow.com/go/KumnandiLodgeSelfCateringWillowmore/
Highly recommended, just note no electricity, about 10 ks out of town and a jeep track of about 2km to reach it.
 

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Re: ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2014, 05:35:39 pm »
Just don't camp in the municipal camp site.  The town clock overshadows the camp and rings the quarters stridently through the night.  Then there are stray folk and dogs that seem to wander through at all hours.

When was this?

We camped there one night last December and apart from the one drunk before sundown who left after I told him he will have a nasty hangover with .40 holes through him it was quite peaceful.

Cannot comment on food, we found decent lamb chops and had a braai which worked for us.
 

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Re: ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2014, 06:50:33 pm »
Check out Finchleys Farm on net. 3 km outside town on PrinsAlbert Road. I always camp there. Got funky rocket shower! Gamefarm with variety of accomodation.
 

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Re: ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2014, 06:52:58 pm »
Check out Finchleys Farm on net. 3 km outside town on PrinsAlbert Road. I always camp there. Got funky rocket shower! Gamefarm with variety of accomodation.

+1 - we camp there about 3 years ago.
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Re: ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2014, 08:49:35 pm »
Just don't camp in the municipal camp site.  The town clock overshadows the camp and rings the quarters stridently through the night.  Then there are stray folk and dogs that seem to wander through at all hours.

When was this?

We camped there one night last December and apart from the one drunk before sundown who left after I told him he will have a nasty hangover with .40 holes through him it was quite peaceful.

Cannot comment on food, we found decent lamb chops and had a braai which worked for us.

Last May in the week after the EC Bash.  If I'd had a .40 I'd put some holes in that bloody clock!  The custodial staff were quite willing and pleasant.
 

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Re: ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2014, 09:46:46 pm »
Just don't camp in the municipal camp site.  The town clock overshadows the camp and rings the quarters stridently through the night.  Then there are stray folk and dogs that seem to wander through at all hours.

When was this?

We camped there one night last December and apart from the one drunk before sundown who left after I told him he will have a nasty hangover with .40 holes through him it was quite peaceful.

Cannot comment on food, we found decent lamb chops and had a braai which worked for us.

Last May in the week after the EC Bash.  If I'd had a .40 I'd put some holes in that bloody clock!  The custodial staff were quite willing and pleasant.

Must have been the .40 then  :biggrin:

Having said that, it is not my first choice in camp sites even though the staff were very accommodating and friendly.
 

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Re: ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2014, 10:10:39 am »
Thanks to all for the suggestions. Will check them out. ....think we'll give the municipal campsite a miss. Looking forward to this one. Will post some pics when we get back.
 

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Re: ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2014, 10:22:47 am »
I cant comment on the life in Willowmore after 5pm, but  I find it a very nice little town during daytime.

I recently had the best pies ever (reads better than Peregrines Grabouw & Ou Meul Riviersonderend) at The Belly Deli & Sophia's Choice in Willowmore. 

We stayed at Timbila Game lodge in superb tenthouse accommodation, just 50kms on the the way to Steytlerville. Dualsport bike heaven! We paid R 250 pp for the 1st 2, and R 225 thereafter.

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Re: ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2014, 11:10:03 am »
Sophia the lady who owns Sophia's Choice Coffee Shop in Willowmore also has a guesthouse, not sure of current prices but excellent....go check
www.willowguesthouse.co.za/sopieschoice or call her on 073 140 5630 or 044 923 1117
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Re: ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2014, 07:55:52 pm »
We had lunch at the Belly Deli on Sunday 27th April.
A REAL man's portion of delicious lamb stew, rice, potato and veggies.
I couldn't eat it all - and I have a great appetite!

I recommend!  :thumleft:
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Re: ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2014, 03:18:31 pm »
For the record.

+1 on Timbila, great place.
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Re: ACCOMODATION IN WILLOWMORE
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2014, 12:50:16 pm »
The Willow Historical Guesthouse belongs to Peppie vd Merwe, a personal friend of mine, he is married to Sophia who owns the coffee shop "Sophies Choice" Peppie also has a newly renovated farm with very nice rooms about 17km's on the Uniondale road called Keurbooms.

Give him a call, I am sure he will work out a price for you.
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