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Plumbago Guest House
Ranked #2 of 19 Hazyview B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Buxton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Superb hosts and wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2010

My family and I stayed at this stunning accommodation from 27th Dec 2009 to 1st Jan 2010.

The hosts Ilara and Robbie are always on hand to assist , and on this occassion Ilara's mother Val also -she is a wonderful lady and added an extra dimension.

For our children aged 11 and 14 - Basil - one of the owners dogs - was just one of the many highlights of Plumbago.

The food and dinner/breakfast settings showed the ulitmate in attention to detail and wanting to provide the highest service possible. The quality of food also was of the highest standard.

Its location again - top marks - 20 minutes drive to Kruger National Park , plus all the activities around Hazyview.

They made us feel very much at home. The rooms were very well appointed with extremely comfortable beds - excellently maintained each day by Mercy.

We stayed for 5 nights - but could easily have stayed longer.

Thank you to Ilara, Robbie, Val, and Basil


Gerard, Maggi, Teague and Sorcha

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2009

Very nice personal lodge, absolutely fantastic food. Best we had this holiday. Nice spacy rooms ( separate cottages) nice pool, tennis court, lovely view and gardens, personal attention, great place I can recommend. Just 20 minutes from kruger park and 10 from hazy view. Two small dogs around that want to be friends

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2009

Our one-night stay at Plumbago--en route to our guest lodge in Kruger--was simply the BEST accommodation we experienced during our three-week visit to Africa. Had we not already booked our stay in Kruger, we would have remained at Plumbago and used it as our "base camp" (as Kruger and other attractions were close enough for daily excursions).

Service and attention to detail were exemplary. Ilara and Robbie exuded helpfulness. The facilities were top notch--nestled into agrarian surroundings in a grand "estate home". Our room was execeptionally-spacious, and the bath was a joy. Ample patios and seating areas abounded on the estate. One member of our party was a Landscape Architect and avid gardener, and he was OVERWHELMED by the beauty of the garden and environs.

Beverages and breakfast were fantastic--and exceeded those available at the finest private resorts in the world. Everything was served with herbal and floral garnishes--right down to the water glasses in the bathroom (which were placed on fresh geranium leaf doilies!!!)

It would be foolish to visit Africa without staying at Plumbago. Please stay longer than one night--however--as that was our only regret... :)

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2009

We stayed here for 2 nights following a visit to Kruger. What a superb place - beautiful setting, spacious room and excellent hospitality. We chose to have 2 evening meals (otherwise it is a drive into Hazyview) and these were really lovely - sitting on the terrace being served delightful food by Robbie was a joy. Ilara and Robbie were both such friendly and helpful hosts - we would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank 2muchchoice
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2009

We only managed a brief visit to Plumbago, we were looked after superbly by Ilara and Robbie, they could not do enough for us. The room was spacious and very comfortable, there was nice pool and great views down over Kruger in the distance. The food was first class and there was a comfortable bar area that given the time we would have happily spent many hours.
You will not go wrong with Plumbago

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2009

We find this beautiful B&B in book called Portfolio available in many places in South Africa. We were really impressed for the great service, great breakfast and so nice suite we had.
Also Ilara was so helpful to inform us about the spot to see in the near place(Kruger, Blyde River Canyon and so on). You must be here!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Maputo, Mozambique
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2009

Plumbago is a spectacular place managed by an exceptional family. Simply put - there is no finer, more comfortable or friendly place to stay in the greater White River/Hazyview/Nelspruit area.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Plumbago Guest House
Address: P.O. Box 210 | Hazyview, Hazyview 1241, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Hazyview
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"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. ... more   less 
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