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“Excellent Guest House with Fabulous Hosts”

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Wilderness Manor Guest House
Ranked #1 of 56 Wilderness B&B and Inns
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Liverpool
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“Excellent Guest House with Fabulous Hosts”
Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Dad and I had an amazing stay at the guest house. Gerald and JD were warm & welcoming and their attention to detail exceptional. They were extremely kind and ensured each day we were organised and as we had no car assisted us with transport on a couple of occasions. The decor was smart and spotless and I couldn't keep up with the towel changes! The breakfast was fabulous with a great choice. All round a first class experience.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Belford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

If you are planning to stay in Wilderness, then this is the place to stay. J.D. and Gerald are very attentive and helpful hosts. The rooms are 5 star as is the breakfasts. The view across straight onto the lagoon is so peaceful and a short walk and you are in Wilderness itself. Please stay if you get the chance.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Wilderness Manor may be a four star guest house, but it certainly offers five star service by friendly hosts Gerald and JD who have eyes for detail and hearts of gold. The best room service ever! It's like a 'neat fairy' is secretly on duty. Thank you Gerald and JD for a great experience we will continue sharing with others and we'll definitely return to your lovely guest house!


  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lahr, Germany
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Wilderness Manor is tastefully decorated and has nice, big rooms. Ours was without balcony and had no air condition. This wasn't a problem as it was rainy and not too hot. It's the little things that make a difference between 4 and 5 stars: for instance the shower was a bit of a drizzle with hot/cold not easy to adjust (and maintain). Internet is complimentary, but does not work in the room. Mosquito nets would have been good. No pool, but the lagoon in front of the house.
Without any doubt all the rest was clearly 5*! The breakfast with the wonderful homemade fruit salad and Knysna Loerie-/sunbirds-watching - wonderful. And of course the outstanding service the Gerald and JD provide with passion and know-how. Very recommendable!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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South Africa
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

My husband and I together with friends stayed at the Wilderness Manor for two nights. Our warm and hospitable hosts, Gerald and JD, went out of their way to make our stay most memorable. The guest house is impeccable with beautiful views. Gerald and JD's attention to detail is evident in the personal decor touches and magnificent service that we received. Our two luxury rooms on the top floor were extremely comfortable, very well appointed and tastefully decorated. The breakfasts were excellent. Gerald had made dinner reservations at Serendipity on the first night and The Girls on the second night that we thoroughly enjoyed. We look forward to visiting the area again - The Wilderness Manor being our first choice for accommodation.

Room Tip: The luxury rooms are very spacious and have beautiful views.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Schindellegi, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

I only spent one night at this great place, my last night before leaving South Africa. If I had known this perfect place before, I would have booked many more days. JD and Gerald are perfect hosts and have shown their good taste throughout the house. Unbeatable breakfast with a real good Swiss Müsli, I can judge I am Swiss.
Quiet location, centraly located for various excursions in the region also ideal for paragliders as there are several take of sites nearby.
Since I am very sensitive to radiation I very much appreciated that Gerald turned off the wifi during sleeping hours.
I hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Truly a fabulous room. We could only get a one-night booking due to the time of year, but if we ever get a chance we'll be staying here for a week or so and using it as a base to explore much of the garden route.

Gerald and JD's hospitality was great, and Gerald is a gifted holiday planner. All his suggestions were perfect for us, as he quickly sized up our interests and made recommendations accordingly.

The guys also put on a great breakfast, and if you're interested in birds I'd recommend dining on the deck for a good view of the bird feeders. We got some great bird photos without leaving our breakfast table!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Property: Wilderness Manor Guest House
Address: 397 Waterside Road, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Wilderness Manor Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Almost halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on the internationally renowned Garden Route and nestled between mountains and golden beaches, you will find one of South Africa's most favoured holiday destinations, the seaside village of Wilderness. Wilderness Manor is an elegant and refined guest house overlooking the beautiful Wilderness Lagoon, in the heart of the scenic village of Wilderness. Step out of the front door and cross the road onto the boardwalk for an easy and safe stroll to beaches, restaurants and village shops. Relax in the spacious guest lounge or reading lounge, with superb views from the balconies overlooking the lagoon. Wilderness Manor is luxuriously decorated in an African colonial style with fine oriental rugs, heirlooms, antiques, art and collectables which contribute to a refined and stylish ambience. Retire to the serenity of four stylish en-suite bedrooms: three luxury and spacious lagoon facing rooms on the second floor with superb views of the lagoon and one standard garden room on the ground floor with a private garden / patio. Look forward to our Continental buffet and English breakfast served in our breakfast room, opening onto a sunny balcony overlooking the indigenous forest where the Knysna Loerie often comes to feed... Whether you are passionate about water sports, hiking, extreme adventure or animal encounters, the Garden Route and Klein Karoo has something for you. CHILD POLICY: Wilderness Manor is not suitable for infants and children younger than 12 years of age. ... more   less 
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