When you arrive at Plumbago all your troubles seem to melt away as you enter the quiet serene gardens. We were welcomed very warmly by Ilara and felt at home rght away. Our room was spacious with all the luxuries you would expect at a five star Guesthouse. The bed was covered with flowers and the homemade Belgian choccies were exceptional. We have specific dietary requirements and Ilara went out of her way to accommodate us. The breakfast was excellent with little extras on the buffet that one would not normally encounter on a standard breakfast spread e.g camembert cheese wedges with fig preserves, yum! On the second day of our stay we decided to have a lazy day and requested lunch. The lunch was served to us at the pool and was scrumptious. Ilara is an outstanding cook and the food was well presented. For those that enjoy a swim and not just a dip the pool is large enough to swim lengths and was sparkling clean. The staff are very friendly and always ready to help in any way.
Plumbago is a 7 minute drive to the local restaurants, 20 minutes away from the Kruger Park and not too far from the other natural wonders to be found in our beautiful country. Ilara and Robbie have an excellent knowledge of the area and recommended a good reataurant for dinner on our second night.
Ilara and Robbie are wonderful hosts and we felt like part of the family for our brief stay at Plumbago. Our time there was much too short and on our next trip to the area we will definitely book there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Through the wrought-iron gates at the end of a bougainvillea-lined drive, you will find Plumbago - as pretty as the flower that shares it's name, set on an avocado and banana farm, it sits above the plantation watching over out to the Kruger National Park in the distance. With 1940's jazz in the background it has just the right accompaniment to the nostalgic, colonial-inspired setting. Charming air conditioned rooms with sitting areas, en suite bathrooms,t ea trays and fine bed linen, which have the same casual gracefulness about them with subtle, natural tones. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Plumbago Guest House Hazyview, South Africa - Mpumalanga