I remember the day Ronnie and Yolande swapped gray, cloudy Belgium for the eternally blue-skyed South Africa about 5 years ago (we know Ronnie already since almost 40 years). The brand-new guesthouse they started in Hartbeespoortdam exceeded by far our wildest dreams. This is more than pure luxury : it's perfection. If heaven exists... it must be here. Nice rooms, splendid swimming pool, luxurious champagne breakfast, tranquil neighbourhood and above all... a very warm hospitability. After a few days, after a trip in the region we spontaneously said : let's go home... meaning the Ponciana guesthouse. There are so many excursions and attractions nearby that you can easily spend several weeks over there without any duplicate excursion. The number of splendid hiking trails is countless.
We booked also a 5-day trip through Botswana to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Waw... this was an intensive trip ! Perfectly organised, car driven by Ronnie (Yolande also went with us), we really had absolutely nothing to worry about. We not only saw the classical must-see attractions, but experienced also how real life is in those countries. And Ronnie's one-day trip to the Pilanesberg Park is really a must-do. Ronnie offers a full day (6 to 18 h) personalised trip, including a splendid lunch on a perfect picknick spot. He visited the park already so often, that he knows almost every rock, tree or animal, even every pothole in the road. No way you would be able to see so much animals on yourself or even with classical guided tours. Anyway, our 18 days stay at the Ponciana guesthouse was one of our best holidays ever. We will certainly be back.
Inconveniences or annoyances in this guesthouse : none. I mean it.
And believe me, I did not write this review because we know eachother for many years. I mean every word of this review.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ponciana Superior Guesthouse is Hartbeespoort at its best and hospitality at its warmest. The ideal place for holiday and for business people. Close to Brits Industrial, Gerotek, Pelindaba and Roslyn Pretoria. We host our guests in English, German, Dutch, French and Afrikaans. ... more less
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