I had the priviledge of spending the week before Christmas 2012 at Blaauwheim. On arriving i knew I was somewhere special. I was greeted by a splash of colour from the garden, and the mountain in the background added to the beauty. The smiling and friendly welcome from Johan and Jo-Anne made you feel relaxed and at home. The accommodation was luxurious and clean, yet it had a wonderfuly relaxed and homely feel. I knew I had made the right choice. Breakfast was a culinary treat of good old fashioned SA cooking, prepared by Johan and Jo-Anne. Once again you are greeted by a splash of colour from the fruit platter with its array of fruits and berries, artistically layed out by Johan. Breakfast on the verandah, with the backdrop of the Cape beauty, the sound of the birds and the sight of squirrels prancing across the lawn, made you feel as if you were in paradise. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and Johan's and Jo-Anne's wonderful sense of humour, made it a unique experience. On a scale of 1 - 10 how would I rate Blaauwheim? For me personally, I would have to say more than 10. Apart from the beauty and the luxury, it's the little things which go unnoticed that Johan and Jo-Anne offer guests that makes your stay so very special. It's impossible to list them all but one word sums it all up - caring. They care about you and your needs. Will I return to Blaauwheim and recommend it to my friends and colleagues - yes, definitely! Thank you Johan and Jo-Anne for a truly wonderful holiday experience.
Dr. Trevor Clarke
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It was wonderful hosting such an appreciative guest at Blaauwheim. You missed nothing and that reminded us how special our place in Somerset West and indeed the Cape really is. The summer heat has prompted whorls of cycad leaves and even some cones to appear and the next flush of roses is delighting visitors at the moment. Your appreciation shows that our hard work does not go unnoticed. Thanks so much and see you (and your Mom) soon.
Johan and Jo-Anne
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