We stayed at Zwartberg view for 2 nights and we (my wife and I) really enjoyed our stay here.
Jann makes a lot of effort with the food and this lodge truly offers great value for money - the food is first class! thanks Jann.
It is also a great experience to have animals (Spring bok, Bush pigs, Zebras etc.) around whilst enjoying some time around the bush TV (Camp Fire).
This is truly a place where you can just escape from the world and enjoy the solitude of the Karoo at its best.
For those who are looking for a truly relaxed experience, a couple of nights would be perfect but for the more adventurous 1- 2 nights would probably be more suitable.
The lodge has 3 Chalets and they all appear to be the same from what we could see, they are quite private and has everything you need in them.
My only major critisism of the lodge is that you're basically forced to share the evenings and breakfasts with other guests staying at the lodge since there is one big dinner/breakfast table that all the guests staying at the lodge has to share. The braai area is also communal. This is perfectly fine if you're out to meet people but I found it a bit of a hinderance to a romantic evening with my wife. I would recommend that 3 individual tables with privacy be provided for going forward. It would also have been great if there was a place to swim as the 'swimming pool' was not well kept since it had no water in it.
Will I stay at the lodge here again? If I'm in the area looking for a good place to spend the night (maybe 2) the answer is Yes.
Would I spend a week here? No, since the surrounding area doesn't provide enough entertainment in my opinion - not the fault of the lodge.
All in all, a truly unique experience awaits you at Zwartberg view!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zwartberg View Mountain retreat is set in our own private nature reserve 15 minutes from Oudtshoorn and de Rust - our chalets are high up in the hills above a natural amphitheatre where wildlife abounds and the views are spectacular. Our dinners and breakfasts, included in our rate are internationally renowned, our furnishings and fittings very African and very unique. ... more less
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