When you think guesthouse, you think clean room, nice property, friendly host, that sort of thing. However, what you find with Ibitshi is that and so much more. Here is a modern, aethetically stunning beachside beauty of a guesthouse that ticks all the boxes, and then goes on to tick a few more. Michael the chef patron a la cuisine maitre d hostest with the mostest made us feel incredibly welcome from the moment we arrived. Any man that name's his dog 'Mazeltov' deserves a medal in my book. We were on honeymoon and Michael had deliberately popped out to pick up some champagne for our room which was an endearing touch. He showed us around, from a sleek, ultra modern minimalist open plan pool/kitchen/lounge to the jewel of the crown upstairs...
The room itself, overlooking the ocean with floor to ceiling windows, for sheer value it has to be said, is quite possibly the best room on earth. Huge, spacious, comfortable, separate changing area, bathroom, dining table, balcony... it just goes on.
Michael stepped out of foodie retirement for us, cooked out of his skin and served us a meal for kings. Then did it all over again for breakfast. A good, kind man who clearly gets his kicks from the sheer thrill of giving people the best stay of their lives.
Did i mention the 10mile beach outside? Perhaps its only a glorious after-thought when remembering that here is a gamechanger of a guesthouse, re-writing the rulebook of what we should expect to come across on our travels.
It pained me to write this review, knowing that more of you will go, because quite frankly I don't want you to. it should really just remain - the best kept secret in the world.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guest Lodge located on the beachfront in Kleinkrantz, Wilderness aimed at the tourist & business travel market. Ibitshi is owner-managed and combines spacious accommodation, contemporary facilities and service excellence. Understanding the diverse and unique requirements of both tourists & corporate clients, the lodge combines private suites with an upmarket open-plan environment and several different spaces to unwind and relax. Four suites, boasting stunning ocean or mountain views, include business facilities and top class amenities. ... more less
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