Sometimes one chooses a place so one can explore the surrounding locality - but here is a delightful Victorian hotel which is really a destination in itself. There are extensive gardens from which are many miles of hiking trails. You can swim in the river or the dam or the hotel pool. Go outside after dark and lie on your back looking up. The sky is encrusted with millions of stars. It is awesome and humbling. And listen to the silence.
Marie and Grant are multi lingual and make one very welcome and of course are a fund of local knowledge. They encourage bird life in the gardens, so one can view many species from the veranda of the main house where breakfast and dinner are served. We loved the table d'hote dinner and the relaxed and friendly evenings spent together with the other hotel guests. We are already planning a return visit. .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This award winning destination, a nature reserve, 20kms from Calitzdorp, adjoining the Swartberg World heritage site, offers simple luxury, friendly service, and a relaxed ambience, with delicious, wholesome meals and caters for vegetarians and food intolerances. Evenings are spent in the company of fellow guests and friendly hosts. In this haven of tranquillity enjoy birding, walking trails, relaxing in the lovely gardens, at the dams, river or pool, or do day outings to attractions in the area, such as ostrich farms, Cango caves, Swartberg pass, and others. ... more less
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