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Pleasant Places

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30 Lidgetton Valley Road | District - Howick, Lidgetton 3270, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

John and Linda are excellent hosts. I was nice to sit down with the other guests and the hosts at same table. Made for a very sociable evenings. The breakfasts and dinners were beautifully cooked and served. In the room we stayed in the wardrobe space was small. The outside space to the cottage was small and poorly furnished. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were in Room 7 and could lie in bed and feast our eyes on a stunning view of the Lidgeton Valley. The bed was comfortable and thoughtful touches such as mossie repellant and insecteside were much appreciated. Breakfasts were scrumptious and the Valentine's dinner excellent. A wonderful place to chill out and relax. The staff are efficient and John... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I liked very much the place and the atmosphere of the place. Food is excellent, and warm welcoming. Maybe the owner is a little bit harsh in her e-mail correspondance... but she tried very nicely to put the people together in her B&B

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

From the time my wife and I arrived to the time we regrettably had to leave, we were looked after like royalty. John and Linda made us feel like part of an extended family. Room was comfortable, clean and neat, with a fanstastic view of the valley below. All which made for a peaceful and restful stay. If you want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It was our first visit in the Drakensberg and we were lucky to find this absolutely charming lodge. The owners Paul & Linda are very nice hosts and make your stay the most comfortable. Nice breakfast in a beautiful setup and excellent diner (for a supplement and on reservation). The cuisine is so good that we decided to eat there... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Just like its name; very pleasant. Nice people, nice room, good food. All-in-all a good experience we would stay there again.The location worked well for us; the directions provided were easy to follow.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

we stayed at Pleasant Places for 1 night after having read all the wonderful reviews. However, as a young couple, we were less satisfied. First of all, John and Linda were absolutely lovely hosts! We felt like staying at a family. We had dinner and were joined by the other guests and the hosts for having dinner at 1 big... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Linda and John are very good hosts and the lodge is in a fantastic location with breath-taking views across the valley. With an excellent sleep environment and good breakfast every morning, it's heavenly!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Stayed one night on our way south. The place is on the popular Midlands Meander a few km on gravel away from the main road. Tucked against the hillside are several thatched building comprising the main house and guest cottages. Great views across the valley. Our room was traditionally furnished with a sofa, nice comfortable bed, tea and coffee facilities.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We spent 5 relaxing and comfortable days at Pleasant Places recently. We really appreciated the beautiful garden and the spectacular view as well as the abundant birdlife . As the spring weather was a bit unpredictable, we really appreciated the luxury of under floor heating in both bedroom and bathroom as well as the heavenly thick duvet. The breakfasts were... More 

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