Christine and her staff are so lovely and accommodating. I was there with a small group of twelve holding a meeting, and everyone went to great lengths to make sure we had everything we wanted or needed. The service is very personalized and gracious, making changes at the last minute when important guests dropped in for dinner.
The food is delicious and very fresh. It was so comforting to have home cooked food during a business meeting. It was set away from the city, so it was nice and quiet. The ambiance was great for concentrating on work without feeling cooped up because there were plenty of lovely outside spaces to occupy. For someone who wants to get around Joburg quickly, this place might feel out of the way, but it was really just what our group was looking for.
In the winter, it's good to be aware that the cabins get cold as they are not insulated. However, there were wonderful electric blankets to chase away the night time chill, and the shower water was always piping hot (Jacuzzi tubs don't hurt either!). A wise traveler always brings plenty of layers anyhow.
There aren't a lot of extras in the rooms--no TV and no wireless--but there is plenty of coffee, tea and a little refrigerator and the management was more than happy to help guests access the internet when needed, and obtain anything else that was needed or accidentally left at home.
Some of the cabins are located along pathways that are pretty dark at night, so be very upfront if you have mobility issues. Some cabins may not be right for you. However the grounds are extremely secure; it is gated and there is always a guard on duty at night. In a cosmopolitan city like Joburg, which does have a lot of crime, it was wonderful to feel so safe and cared for.
I would absolutely come back to Amadwala if I'm ever in Joburg again.
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