Plumbago Guest House
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Plumbago Guest House

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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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"Your 5 star experience with affordable rates" Only 20 min from the Kruger National Park Close to the Panorama Route Through the wrought-iron gates at the end of a bougainvillea-lined drive you will find Plumbago - as pretty as the flower that shares its name, set on an avocado and banana farm, it sits above the plantation watching over out to the Kruger National Park in the distance.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English

Location

R40 Farm Erfdeel, Hazyview 1242 South Africa
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Pieter Gouws wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a marvelous stay at this guesthouse. The rooms were neat and well maintained. You could immediately see the owner pays attention to finer detail to make the stay absolutely worth wile. I would easily recommend this guesthouse to anyone whom enjoys luxury staying and awsome hospitality.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from ilara robertson, General Manager at Plumbago Guest House
Responded 3 Jan 2021
Dear 501pieterg, thank you for the time to send us your review. The kind words are appreciated. It was great having the Gouws Family visit us at Plumbago. taking care of you all was a pleasure for us. In our next staff meeting, I will share your post - and make the ladies feel proud. take care and a very happy 2021 to you all. Warm regards ilara, Robbie and Staff
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Di A wrote a review Jan 2020
White River28 contributions8 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for exceptional personal service, divine food - including vegan, and a quiet retreat for a few days look no further. Ilara and her team go out of their way to make your stay special. We loved all the extra little touches in the room from slippers and gowns to body scrub, chocolate next to the bed, loofahs and so much more. An honesty bar, complimentary sherry and snacks. So many little special corners to tuck up with a book, or just relax. Ilara went out of her way to cater for my vegan friend and the dinners were sublime. I could go on and on. Massages are available by prior arrangement. Spectacular views, lush garden. We left refreshed and renewed. Had no idea this little gem was literally on my doorstep.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Plum1mp, Owner at Plumbago Guest House
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Dear DiA460 thank you for your lovely words - it was truly a treat having you both with us. loved preparing your dinners - as exciting for me as it was for you!! I must thank you. hope to see you more often for more spoils - the "fluffies" will also be delighted to have you back again. hugs to you both love ilara (the muttlies) and the lovely ladies xx
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Beverley M wrote a review Feb 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We keep on coming back to Plumbago and this is hardly surprising since every aspect of the experience is first class. We enjoy the seclusion and peace of a small family owned and run guesthouse and the opportunity to become part of ilara and Robbie's family for a short time. The accommodation is very comfortable and tastefully furnished. There are lots of nice little touches with a turn down service. We have exclusive access to the sizeable swimming pool and are able to choose from an imaginative and very tasty menu at both breakfast and dinner. Everything is carried out in a most professional but unstuffy way and the service all round is exceptional. Thank you, ilara and Robbie for another great stay. It goes without saying that we will be back so please don't go away. xx
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Plum1mp, Owner at Plumbago Guest House
Responded 7 Apr 2020
Dear Hevinghan, Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor - this is much appreciated. we loved having you here with us - as always. All your kind words are like a breath of fresh air to us. The staff were also delighted to hear your review. We do hope to see you this year again or in the near future. Please don't forget us! Take care of yourselves during this time and be safe. keep in touch hugs from us all xx at Plumbago
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jsn_chiaro wrote a review Aug 2023
johannesburg142 contributions155 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent 2 nights here with a friend in early August 2023. It was, in a word, outstanding. I had last stayed here in 2011, and was very impressed then. 12 years later, nothing had changed: if anything, it was even better. Very rare indeed to find this. The hospitality of Ilara and Robbie and their team cannot be overstated. The rooms are beautiful and spacious, all details are carefully thought of and everything works properly, the gardens are beautiful (with a huge pool and a view to the east), and the food is truly of international standard. Breakfasts are lavish, with everything from fresh fruit salad (gooseberries, pomegranates), home baked pasties, cheeses, meats, nuts and muesli - as well as a cooked breakfast to follow.
We had two dinners at Plumbago. Generous portions and most interesting flavours all round. On the first night we had a roasted tomato soup followed by a fillet steak (at least 300g, tender, and superbly done MR to a turn) and a vegetable pasta, and a poached pear and chocolate meringue dessert; and on the second night, a grilled mushroom and aubergine stack with pesto and balsamic reduction, followed by a scrumptious kingklip and a vegetarian curry with millet; dessert was a delicious malva pudding with a citrus cream. At around R1 700 per person per night DB&B, (although one can do only B&B at around R1 300 pp pn) this is exceptional value.
Highly recommended! No more than a mostly pleasant 4.5 hours from Jo'burg.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from ilara robertson, Owner at Plumbago Guest House
Responded 22 Aug 2023
Dear jsn_chiaro, thank you for your great review!! taking time for us is much appreciated. we know how busy your days can be .... thank you. the wonderful comments were read over and over - this filled out "tanks" the Staff were delighted to read all the positive. it was such a delight to have you back with us - the chats are always amazing ! Hope to see you soon again - sooner : -) than before hee hee take care and thank you again. warm regards and hugs from us all at Plumbago (esp ilara )
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putovi wrote a review Nov 2021
California37 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ilara and Robbie went surpassed our expectations for a 'light' Sunday supper on our arrival. The careful attention to detail both in the delicious dinner and every aspect of our too short stay was perfect. The pool and accessories are clean, well maintained and most refreshing after a hot drive. Ilara served us cool drink and nibbles poolside to complete a blissful experience.
The suite is clean, comfortable and good in every last detail. Warm shower, organic bathroom amenities and fluffy towels. Restful sleep in a comfortable clean bed.

Ilara served a healthy plentiful breakfast on the patio. We made friends with lovely resident dogs, Milly, and company and the cat. We left refreshed and look forward to returning for more spoiling.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Easy to find en route to the Kruger Park and local sights.
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Response from ilara robertson, Owner at Plumbago Guest House
Responded 11 Nov 2021
Dear putovi, thank you so much for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted you were happy with your stay at Plumbago and MIlli Willow Bella and Mr Shelby enjoyed your spoils as well:-) thank you for that. The little nest on your veranda is still safe and the eggs are doing well - we will keep an update on the Plumbago Guest House fb page. By the way ..... The birdi parents we have named after you S&P. It was so lovely meeting you both and we look forward to your next visit - and your Finnish friends as well ... take care stay safe and thank you again for your beautiful words. Much love ilara Robbie and the Plumbago Family
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Claire wrote a review Jan 2020
Zurich, Switzerland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thank Ilara and Robbie for their great hospitality. They will make you feel at home. We really enjoy the generous and elegant room, quietness of the place, nice breakfast on the terrace, and the wonderful view/sunrise over the avocado-banana farm plantation. Located just 10min from Hazyview. We highly recommend it as a stop-over on the way to Kruger or to discover Blyde River Canyon/Panorama Route.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Plum1mp, Owner at Plumbago Guest House
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Dear Claire - thank you for your lovely message :-) we loved having you in our home. we do hope to see you again soon !! take care and all the best for 2020 regards ilara Robbie Staff and fluffies
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Beverley M wrote a review Feb 2023
Norwich, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been coming to Plumbago from the UK for over 10 years and it never fails to delight. It is the perfect spot to relax, from which to access many beautiful parts of the northern parts of South Africa and, of course, it's very close to the Kruger Park. Ilara, Robbie and all the staff are highly skilled in entertaining stylishly but without any great formality. This is truly the "art than conceals art". Being a small guesthouse with just three cottages it is very quiet and peaceful. The swimming pool is excellent and has lovely views towards Hazyview and the Kruger. Ilara is an exceptional chef who produces highly imaginative cuisine. The wine racks are full of very interesting SA wines. We are currently half way through our first 4 days' stop here and we shall be returning for another relaxing 4 days after 2 weeks in the Kruger and before returning to the UK. We are already planning our next two visits to the exceptional Plumbago. Don't miss it - it is an absolute gem.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Booking an evening meal is a must. Superb food!
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Response from ilara robertson, Owner at Plumbago Guest House
Responded 28 Feb 2023
Dear Hevinghan ;-) thank you for your lovely review. The Staff were also delighted to hear all the wonderful comments - a big thank you from them as well. We are delighted that you are happy with Plumbago - out "tanks are full" Merci !!! for the kind words. See you soon again. With love form ilara Robbie and the Plumbago Family. xx
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Judith J wrote a review Mar 2020
Warminster, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ilara and Robbie are perfect hosts for an exciting yet restful holiday. Plumbago is situated near so many interesting places to visit from the Panorama Route to Kruger. They are helpful and knowledgable and are a great asset when planning your activities.

The guest house itself is beautiful, the suites, the garden, the pool and the food. Ilara is a great cook and provides a wonderful variety of home cooked meals to enjoy.

We were so happy here we stayed an extra night and will definitely be back.

Jude and Phil
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Plum1mp, Owner at Plumbago Guest House
Responded 7 Apr 2020
Dearest Judith J, what a lovely review thank you so so much! from the bottom of our hearts - we loved having you both with us - and it was such a pleasure to get to know you better over your stay. The Braai we shared was super ! and Reece was super impressed about the rugby chat !! oh yes! and I still have a tiny bit of Gin left ;-) take care and i hope we see you and the FAMILY soonxxx hugs to you both The Plumbago Family ilara and Robbie
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Jari Haavisto wrote a review Mar 2024
Sodankyla, Finland12 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you Ilara and Robbie for a wonderful stay, we enjoyed every moment of our visit at Plumbago Guest House.

We have never experienced the kind of hospitality you showed us. The accommodation was excellent, everything was so beautiful and stylish.

Ilari is an amazing cook and we got to enjoy wonderful delicacies. Everything related to our trip was taken care of first class, thanks also to Dirk who drove and guided us to safaris and attractions.

We already miss you, we hope to meet again.

Jari ja Satu from Finland
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ilara robertson, Owner at Plumbago Guest House
Responded 10 Mar 2024
Dear Jari and Satu, wow!! having you at Plumbago was so amazing - thank you for your lovely review - we were so sad to see you leave. I will convey the mesage on to the lovely staff - whom were very grateful for you gift on departure. out gift on arrival was so special - thank you so much once again - we have a little piece of hte chocolate in the evenings with our coffee. the Lapponia is only for very special occassions. Kippis xxx hope to see you again - we will always have Plumbago regards ilara and Robbie
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Ed wrote a review 17 May
Cape Town Central, South Africa4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Plumbago Guest House is one of hidden gems in South African Hospitality. Ilara and Rob are wonderful hosts and the dinner and breakfast are world class. I was offered a sherry on arrival and was made very comfortable in my large spacious cottage. For dinner I had a ravioli starter, with Kingklip for my main. I didn't even get to the desert a chocolate mousse. Breakfast was just as good with granola, European style breakfast and hot cooked breakfast. The guest house is set in lovely peaceful garden with a swimming pool. This was my 3rd visit and if I am ever again near Hazyview I will certainly stay over again.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from ilara robertson, Owner at Plumbago Guest House
Responded today
Dear Mr EdmundRaubenheimer, thank you so much for your wonderful review - we are delighted you were happy staying with us and we look forward to your next visit. We will continue the good work and excellent service :-) take care and see you soon again Warm regards ilara, Robbie and the Plumbago Family
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Chocolate74 asked a question Mar 2018
London, United Kingdom629 contributions396 helpful votes
Hello, is it possible to walk trails on or near the property. Is there game to see or birds? thanks
Answer from ilara R
Hi there - thank you everyone :-) walking trials are available nearby to Plumbago on the Sabie road and then a little further on near Graskop / Sabie area and so on.... Kaapschehoop also has lovely trails this is about 1.5 hours from Plumbago where the wild horses are found - but not on the property we have a large garden that you are most welcome to stroll around in with many bird species. the working Avocado and banana Farm we are situated on can take you for a drive on the back of the pick up through the orchids if requested and the Farm Manager is available hope this helps
Beverley M wrote a tip Feb 2023
Norwich, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Booking an evening meal is a must. Superb food!"
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putovi wrote a tip Nov 2021
California37 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy to find en route to the Kruger Park and local sights."
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chrishM3974AH wrote a tip Mar 2020
United States90 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Every room is comfortable and perfect"
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JeanBryden wrote a tip Oct 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom152 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only 3 rooms but all delightful."
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alli h wrote a tip Apr 2019
Bonita Springs, Florida9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Peaceful visit with beautiful views of Kruger!"
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£124 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Plumbago Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Plumbago Guest House?
Nearby attractions include The Elephant Sanctuary (4.5 miles) and JWM Shooting Range (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Plumbago Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Plumbago Guest House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Plumbago Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Plumbago Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Plumbago Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shiloh Coffee, Wild Thyme Restaurant, and Debonairs Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Plumbago Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Plumbago Guest House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Plumbago Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shangana Cultural Village (7.3 miles).
Is Plumbago Guest House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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