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“Peace and tranquility with a view”
Aerial view of the Log Cabins. The Small Cabin is behind the trees to the right of the water tanks.
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Aerial view of the Log Cabins. The Small Cabin is behind the trees to the right of the water tanks.
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Sedgefield, Knysna, Western Cape

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Very good - based on 14 reviews
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_roryphel...
Paarl, South Africa
1 review
“Peace and tranquility with a view”
Reviewed 17 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We stayed in the 'small cottage' which was more than comfortable for two people and it had all the amenities one could ask for in a log cabin retreat from the hustle and bustle of normal life. It is an idyllic setting with just the sounds of birds and the breeze. Nic and Gail were very friendly and helpful - the braai is cleaned every day and wood supplied is so convenient. It is off the beaten track but also within easy reach of all the sights around the area to which one can easily make day trips. We will definitely return !

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Apr 2017
Thank you, Rory and Michelle. We are looking forward to your next visit!
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mill3983
Bude, United Kingdom
1 review
“An absolute gem of peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 17 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

The approach is along a gravel road through a forest which ends at the entrance to Fynbosvlei. Immediately you can see the care and effort Gail and Nic have put into making this the perfect location for a complete break from the world. We had the small log cabin which fitted perfectly into the surroundings, fully equipped for a holiday stay and plenty of room for the two of us. The cabin is in a clearing at the edge of the forest with a stunning view overlooking Swartvlei Lake. The sounds are pure nature, birdsong, leaves rustling etc. There is a braai and a plentiful supply of wood and kindling. There are several walks around the property and quite a few animals including the fastest tortoises we've ever seen. Sedgefield is a nice town with excellent beaches and a good farmers market on Saturdays. Gail is the perfect host, happy to help if needed, otherwise leaves you alone while she gets on with her busy life.
Stunning place, fantastic value for money.
Lidy & Graham

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Feb 2017
Thank you, Graham and Lidy! What a lovely review. I hope we'll see you again on your next trip to South Africa!
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G6506GWjo...
Windhoek, Namibia
1 review
“Briliant !”
Reviewed 13 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

This is a very well equipped holiday home located in beautiful gardens with lots of birds and a very nice view over Swartvlei.

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Liked best: The location is in a wonderful setting
Liked least: Seeing that I come from sunny Namibia, the weather was not to great ....
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Oct 2016
Thank you, Johan. I didn't realise you were a birder! I hope you saw the Fish Eagles ...
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Carla K
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3 reviews
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed 6 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

My boyfriend and I where lucky enough to stumble across this beautiful destination on the Internet.
Nic and Gail where so welcoming and helpful. The view was spectacular and our cabin was fully equipped with everything we needed. One of our highlights was canooing on the river while taking in the breathtaking scenery.
We will definitely be back !

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Liked best: fireplace,canooing, the views
Liked least: the shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jul 2016
Thank you for your lovely review, Carla. We look forward to seeing you and Dean again soon!
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Gill M
Cape Town
1 review
“Magical”
Reviewed 7 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful Easter weekend at Fynbosvlei in the small log cabin. The view from the cabin is out-of-this-world and we had a fabulous braai in the lapa next to the lagoon one night. We loved our stay so much that we're booking the big log cabin for a Christmas holiday with our parents in three year's time as it is booked over the next two Christmas's.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Apr 2016
Hallo Gill & Ross - thank you for your very complimentary review. We've got you pencilled in for Christmas 2018, but I hope we see you before then ...
Best regards,
Gail.
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Kimx5217s...
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Piece of paradise”
Reviewed 2 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

What a great find. The perfect holiday spot to relax and enjoy what nature has to offer. Great hosts and very spacious and well equipt cottage. Spectacular views, lots of bird life and private access to the river (great for young kids).

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
4 Apr 2016
Thank you for the review, Kim. We hope we'll see you all again soon.
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ElizmaSpa...
Robertson Wine Valley, South Africa
1 review
“If we can't stay forever, when can we return??”
Reviewed 17 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Gail and Nic Hanekom are the perfect hosts and they truly live "The Essence of Fynbosvlei" as is beautifully captured in a framed essay in the cottage living room. Moments after we arrived, we felt at home. The cottage and surroundings all scream 'love of nature', 'care for the environment' and 'sharing this beautiful piece of earth entrusted to us, with others'.
My husband absolutely loves sitting by a fire, so the 'terms and conditions' stating "please do not bring any wood" was one of his highlights! As they are clearing aliens on the farm, they have plenty of wood and Daniel was only to willing to bring you as many as you needed.
We had the perfect stay weather-wise as well. One day of rainy weather which was our excuse to light the indoor fireplace, drink red wine and read books. The very next day was the perfect sunny day in which my husband caught a grunter from the jetty early morning, we made brunch on a open fire at the lapa down at the lake, I sunbathed while listening to the chirping of numerous birds and our doggy just couldn't get enough of the huge lawn!
Nic, Gail, thank you for sharing this piece of heaven with us - we will see you again soon!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Feb 2017
Hallo Chris and Elizma - Í've only just seen your lovely review - almost a year after the event! Thank you - and we've seen you once or twice since then!
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