Early February 2010, I had to attend an international meeting in Pretoria. A lot of colleagues were staying at this place for the meeting. Due to the lovely impression of the Farm Inn, my wife decided to join me on this business trip and add a few days in Sabi Sands to the meeting.
We arrived at night (close to midnight) from Jo'burg. The next morning my wife and I did a safari trip. It was just the two of us and it was great. My wife actually had a chance to cuddle a young leopard cub during the safari! Very thoughtful and attentive of the ranger.
The meeting lasted a week and we really had a great time. Our room was right on the terrace overlooking the swimming pool. The only downside of the room was the shower, which was a little run down.
Breakfast was great. Large selection of food, very attentive serving and cooked breakfast to order. Dinner was very nice as well. Good food and a lovely selection of wines.
The special thing about the Farm Inn is the garden. A very spacious garden, well maintained. Lovely to have a stroll in there.
It was our first time in (South) Africa, so we don't have much reference to go by, but it sure did feel like a very nice place. Unfortunately, due to the security issues, it is not easy to just leave the premises and have a walk in the city. But the place is so nice that you actually don't really need to do that.
We were there with quite a large group and the staff was brilliant at providing a few extra's. Our group did a walk with a young loinness in their safari park and we had a nice braai amongst the lion cages.
One night we had our meeting group dinner in the restaurant and although it was not really arranged properly by our hosts, the kitchen staff did a great job and provided a really lovely dinner.
All in all a great place to visit, certainly totally different from your usual business hotel. Staff is very friendly and supportive. Food is good and the rooms are nice. The park and the garden are really very special. It felt more like a holiday resort than a business hotel.
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