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Make no mistake: this is the place to experience genuine Afrikaans hospitality. After a military career and time in Kenya as defence attaché, Johan retired with Jo-Anne to the tranquillity of Somerset West having gained much experience in entertaining, a reputation for home-made boerewors and an African Grey parrot.…
… Over a glass of Muscatel, with the indoor braai emanating delicious aromas behind me, I surveyed the place at leisure... and found it refined, generous and thoroughly magnificent. Every single artwork is original South African. Furniture is custom-made from blackwood and beautifully upholstered. The garden is an anthology of yellowwood trees, clivias, cycads so rare they’re micro-chipped, with railway sleepers leading to dreamy hidden corners. Behind the house, a solar-heated plunge pool, huge braai and breakfast table. Did I say breakfast? Expect a Boer breakfast, not a puny full English version. The same goes for dinner if you request it – perhaps eland fillet, or apricot-basted snoek with grape jam. Sunlight streams into the two large suites, Chardonnay and Pinotage, the latter swathed in blood-red furnishings, the former in softer blue and gold. Both are utterly luxurious with bespoke velvet couches, the best crystal glasses, gas and electric oven, a dishwasher behind smart mahogany cupboards, gleaming bathrooms with slinky sinks, vast beds... and even the Princess (as in "... and the Pea") could sleep soundly under silk duvets. This couple won’t do half measures: the place is top-notch with all the trimmings.
More information from the owners…
Please make it known to your host that you are applying for this discount because you have found it on the Greenwood Guides website.
Stay for Seven Days - Pay for only Six Days. Valid from 01.05.2012 – 30.08.2012 and only if the booking is made directly with the owners.
Long Stay Summer Special
10% Discount on all reservations of 21 days and longer. Valid from 01.10.2012 - 30.04.2013 and only if booking is made directly with the owners.