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  • Excellent84%
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“outdoor shower”(7 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We came up for new years and extended. We felt at home thanks to Taffy and Leoni. Both of whose warmth was incredible. My daughter was treated like their own. The food was great and the staff make a huge effort. Great way to start...More

1  Thank Mitesh M
Reviewed 3 November 2017

A good place to relax, but the sundowner is not very special, and during the snorkling, we have not seen many fish. The restaurant has a view on the lake. A good thing is that you are not disturbed during the day by guys selling...More

Thank mwgraaf1960
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Wow...what an amazing journey us 7 girls from Durban have had at Norman Carr cottages! Fantastic accommodation, food and staff. Back up from Taffy and staff on our paddle expedition was amazing...not to mention all the snorkel and booze cruise boat trips. This has been...More

2  Thank Polly F
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Just the best place on earth to relax, awesome hospitality and food to die for. Service is on tap and there isn't anything that is too much trouble. Highly recommended for personal service, wonderful sunset cruises and flowing wine! Cherry South Africa

1  Thank cherrybomb1232017
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful place - lovely beach and lake view but no hassle and complete relaxation. All staff amazing and really flexible with our children (5 & 8). Sunset and snorkelling cruises were great. Food plentiful and very tasty. Large and very clean rooms with...More

1  Thank Morgi_1
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mumbick
8 October 2016|
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Response from Jamesholden | Reviewed this property |
There is no half board. Room, all meals [and coffee] as well as two trips or cruises on the lake are included daily. The owner, Taffy, will discuss prices with you, just email and talk to him, he is an amiable guy. I hope... More
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gibbylou
11 January 2016|
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Response from Taffy H |
Hi, that will be 3 and a half hours drive.
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"The rooms facing the beach are nice. Our was facing the kitchen and felt a little like staying in the staff..."
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"All rooms quiet and comfortable, we had a lake facing room."
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"The lake view rooms are well appointed and spacious"
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"Ask for a chalet on the beach"
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