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Wilderness Manor Guest House
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Our first night on a road trip on the Garden Route in South Africa was a stay at the Wilderness Manor. We had a brilliant time there and were made to feel like family from the moment we arrived. A glass of wine was presented to us on arrival and we were given a gentle introduction to the area, where best to eat, what to do and everything in the house. Gerald and JD, both former flight attendants, know how to look after people and make them feel special and comfortable; they have all the little touches to a tee and we marvelled at the detail in everything from the way the breakfast was plated to the way the trees were trimmed - so rarely found in other guest houses. We really enjoyed everything they did to make our stay enjoyable and fun, even the topiary in the garden made us chuckle every time we saw it. The sunset and sunrise views over the lagoon were also magical. And the walk up to the nearby waterfall through the forest and up the river was very special. It was simply the best.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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hoch-gerald, Owner at Wilderness Manor Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

It is heartwarming to know that you enjoyed your stay at Wilderness Manor.
Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your stay with us.
It was a pleasure having you at Wilderness Manor and we are only too happy to share our knowledge and information on Wilderness and the surrounding area.
The walk through the forest to the waterfall is spectacular, as are our sunrises and sunsets.
Once again thank you for your positive review.

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Reviewed 11 April 2012

My teenage daughter and I stayed at WM for three nights (our home base for touring the Garden Route) - everything was perfect and exceeded expectations! The guest house and grounds are beautifully decorated and impeccably maintained! The location -- quiet and peaceful. Our room was lovely, tastefully decorated and very large, and had a wonderful view of the lagoon. Gerald and JD were perfect, perfect hosts - cheerful and helpful in every way possible (activities, directions, timing, reservations). Breakfast was so, so delicious! Next time I am in South Africa, Wilderness Manor will be a destination stop. Thank you Gerald and JD for your warm and wonderful hospitality. Carlye

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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hoch-gerald, Owner at Wilderness Manor Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

Thank you for your wonderful review of Wilderness Manor, Carlye.
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found everything to your satisfaction.
We try to make our guests as comfortable as possible and offer true South African hospitality.
We look forward to your next stay with us and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 8 April 2012

My husband and I stayed with Gerald and JD for three nights. The atmosphere was very welcoming and we were given alot of helpful information about the area. The breakfasts are prepared with so much care and only the best ingredients wew used. Overall the feel about the guesthouse is very elegant and luxurious yet one feels so welcome and the the two hosts are great people. I will definitely go back again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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hoch-gerald, Owner at Wilderness Manor Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

Thank you for your positive review.
It was a pleasure having you stay with us at Wilderness Manor and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 6 April 2012

We stayed with Gerald and JD last year and enjoyed their warm, first class hospitality so much that we were determined to return. In March we spent three nights with them and it was like returning to the home of friends. We had requested room number 4, which was the room we were in on the first visit. It is huge with a balcony running almost the width of the room and which overlooks the lagoon. You can also see the sea and the surrounding hills from there and it is lovely to sit out after returning from dinner, sipping their complementary muscadel and watching the night sky.

Breakfasts are very special at Wilderness Manor, each request for soft poached eggs or whatever one enjoys, being handled personally and expertly.

We found plenty to do in the area, lots of walks and time to read and I have no doubt that we will return to Wilcderness Manor as long as Gerald and JD are there.

If you are considering a trip to the Wilderness, make a point of staying with them. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!

Room Tip: All the rooms look beautiful but we think No 4 is the best! I wouldn't be disappointed though if we had to have one of the others.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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hoch-gerald, Owner at Wilderness Manor Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2012

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your first stay with us so much, that you decided to return this year for another stay with us.
It was a pleasure having you stay with us.
Thank you for your positive review and we look forward to welcoming you back for your third visit to Wilderness Manor.
Your room will be ready and waiting for you...

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Reviewed 5 April 2012

We stayed in the Wilderness Manor for 2 nights. This was a very good experience. Gerald and JD are the perfect hosts. The breakfast was just excellent. Their restaurant recommendations were excellent. (our best restaurant experience in RSA was the girls restaurant in Wilderness). We can recommend very much this location.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank HubertB276
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hoch-gerald, Owner at Wilderness Manor Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2012

Thank you for your review of Wilderness Manor.
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the breakfast to be excellent.
Glad to hear that you took our advice and went to The Girls restaurant.
We hope to see you back again at Wilderness Manor!

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