It doesn't happen often that you get to a place that is better than advertised, but this house most definitely was! It is spacious and well appointed with awesome views from 2 of the bedrooms and the main living area.There are 2 outside sitting areas, one of which is enclosed, so you can enjoy outside living in most weather.
A short walk down from the house takes you to a private jetty on the lake with access to 2 canoes and if you don't mind wading past a few lake weeds, the lake is great for swimming.
The house is located just a short 8 min drive from the center of Sedgefield and access is from the N2 onto the road into the Goukamma Nature Reserve. The road through the reserve is well graded gravel, but the track to the house is quite bumpy. Having said that it is only a short track so we didn't mind. If you follow the main gravel track for a couple of kilometers you get to a lovely beach so there is no need to go back to Sedgefield to access the beach.
The house itself is well equipped. There is a large kitchen with all sorts of utensils and a dishwasher as well as a separate laundry with a washing machine. The bedding and towels are good quality. There are lots of nice touches like plenty of hangers, fans, plug extension cables, DSTV, games and access to the canoes.
All the rooms are spacious with lots of storage space. In fact the house has so many cupboards that it was often difficult to find things - I was wondering if some level of labeling might have been helpful. In the 5 days we were there I never did find that iron! I also would have liked some instructions on operating some of the machines like the dishwasher, washing machine etc.
Jayne, the host, was most helpful and made sure to sort out a missing key very promptly.
All in all, we were delighted with the house and hope to visit again!