The first 3 nights of our family holiday saw us roaring into Rolbaken. We had a wonderful time from the first. The cottage has a lovely spirit and is fittingly furnished with oldy world furniture. We look the master room in the main house, with our toddler conveniently located in a twin across the lounge. Granny and Big Dave were just 'outside' but in a location that afforded them some privacy.
We spent our days admiring the very pretty hens and their demanding cockerels, collecting eggs, walking the sheep and donkeys from their day time pastures, rambles on the farm to the dam, birdwatching and chilling.
Mary and Dick are great cooks and we opted for the full dinner, bed and breakfast. These energetic two showed up for meals and whipped up a divine storm of home baked breads, mueseli and much much more. Mary makes almost everything from scratch so even the peanut butter was great. My wee one still asks for Dragon Juice (home made granadilla/passion fruit cordile). Big Dave is still over the moon at his impromtu flat bread lesson from a real indian woman's recipe and I am still clucking over the poached eggs on freshly picked mushrooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rolbaken lies in the southwestern foothills of the Kammanassie Mountains. The farm nestles in a long valley, only 40kms from Oudtshoorn, and has magnificent views of both the Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains. The guesthouse is situated on top of a hill and has its own garden which is safe for children and pets. Rolbaken is the perfect farm getaway for families and friends. ... more less