Tranquil and peaceful in a setting second to none, this beautifully restored historical home with latter built annexes welcome one into such a relaxing atmosphere that it was only with much effort that we wrenched ourselves sadly away at the end of our stay. This is a birders Paradise of note, with many rare species positively identified in our far too short 3 day stay, not to mention the interesting Karroo vegetation, the tinkling crystal clear stream, the shy but inquisitive little buck seen on a walk and the many enormous wild tortoises which abound. Our suite was extremely comfortable and superbly dexcorated and equipped, to say the very least, and the ever-changing awesome and outstanding views were everywhere just so setting-up and satisfying. Quite how Grant and Marie, together with their well trained and extremely pleasant staff, manage to give guests such extremely high standards of service and absolutely superb cuisine at all times, especially in this beautiful, isolated and secluded wilderness without the mod-cons taken advantage of by most, really amazed us!! Well done to you all, and please keep it up till we at least manage a return visit with the rest of our family. It is also extremely satisfying that friends who we recommended the place to returned totally in agreement of our sentiments and of our very positive report - they too are all planning return visits asap.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This award winning destination, a nature reserve, 20kms from Calitzdorp, adjoining the Swartberg World heritage site, offers simple luxury, friendly service, and a relaxed ambience, with delicious, wholesome meals and caters for vegetarians and food intolerances. Evenings are spent in the company of fellow guests and friendly hosts. In this haven of tranquillity enjoy birding, walking trails, relaxing in the lovely gardens, at the dams, river or pool, or do day outings to attractions in the area, such as ostrich farms, Cango caves, Swartberg pass, and others. ... more less
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