Rooms: 5: 4 twin/kings & 1 queen with en-suite bath and shower. Families accommodated with single beds on request.
Prices: R700 - R900 pp sharing. Singles R1,100.
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Meals: Full English breakfast included. Dinner & lunch on request.
Directions: From airport travel on N2 towards the City. Take Exit 8 – Liesbeek Parkway. At bottom of off-ramp turn L to Rondebosch. Travel nearly 4 km. When you see traffic lights (one road before Keurboom Rd), turn L into Argyle Rd. Hedge House No. 12 on RHS.
GPS: GPS: 33°58’21.00’’S 18°28’29.39’’E
Hedge House plays host to many creatures great and small… great and small people too. It has its own tree platform (with prime views of Devil’s Peak), a salt-water pool, a trampoline and a pirate-boat swing. Judy, who was once a veterinary nurse, owns three dogs, one cat and an assortment of birds. As I toured the family home, accompanied by the glorious scent of wild jasmine, I arrived at my favourite room, up outdoor spiral stairs to a deck perforated by a camphor tree. On entering, I beheld the setting sun pouring in, making the splendid wardrobe glow an even deeper red. Elsewhere another wardrobe interconnects two rooms, C.S. Lewis-style, which is rather magical for children and adults alike! All the rooms have private entrances - room numbers hand-painted on tiles - so guests can stroll freely to the pool or wander the garden. The pathways, winding their way from the pool deck through tree ferns and indigenous plants, are a mini botanical adventure and all nourished by worm farms. Even a vegetable garden can be found, where a variety of veggies poke out from behind a miniature hand-made fence. As I was presented with freshly-baked cookies, I learnt that “everything here is home-made”… and Judy isn't the only one to contribute. She is supported by three fabulous ladies, Betty, Sharon and Nana, and these delicious treats were made by her younger daughter, Anna. For those who wish to stretch their legs further than the garden hedge, Keurboom Park is a stroll away where owls patrol at night. A place of 'Peace, Joy, Love and Grace' indeed!