Upon arrival from Cape Town via George (air travel), just a short drive up the N1, I knew I had arrived as my country flag was waving in the warm onshore breeze inside the gated grounds. I was greeted with a welcome from Leena and Henk as though I was their long lost son. They gave me a complete tour of the property, which have the most awesome views off the cliffs of “The Tuscany “into the deep blue Indian Ocean. I had a killer corner room on the second floor with a balcony overlooking the well manicured gardens and sparkling pool. After settling in I was invited to dinner in Wilderness after a few beers and glasses of SA wine on the veranda watching the sun set. Do not miss happy hour at Monks and dinner at the Blue Oliver (which Henk and Leena highly recommend) and the locals chill barefooted over wild game entrees and gorgeous SA wines. The vibe in Wilderness is very relaxed, note the barefooted locals, not to be mixed up with “natives” as you will be overwhelmed with diversity. The next morning I awoke to the smell of fresh coffee brewing, waves crashing on the beach, and Leena in the kitchen with her house staff preparing breakfast. The Tuscany is centrally located on the Garden Route as great place for day trips of the coastline. After breakfast Henk and Leena gave me the inside scoop on the Must Do places to see. Please understand I’m NOT a Disneyland kind of traveler, so if you want “Touristy” sorry, but there are some places you just have to see along the journey. My first day trip off to Jeffery’s Bay, if you surf at all you have heard of this place, well worth the drive. Along the way you must stop just after the toll bridge where there is the World’s highest bungee jump sights in Tsitsikamma at 216m. After a long drive and outstanding day I returned to “The Tuscany” to find that Leena had set out wine for me before I was off for dinner. With another great meal in Wilderness and a stop at the Blue Olive for a listen to a local band I was ready to turn in. The next morning after a good night’s rest on the pillow soft bed I made my way down the cliff out the back gate for a run on the beach as I returned my breakfast was awaiting. So off on another day trip, this went on for a week to a different remarkable destination and new experience each and every day. I would recommend “The Tuscany” and you will have a blast and Henk and Leena will take excellent care of you and you party. I hope to return soon and will bring my children for sure. Thanks again Henk and Leena, Cheers!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tuscany is located on the top of the dunes overlooking the Indian Ocean. Stroll down your private path to the unspoilt stretches of Wilderness beach and experience it's tranquility. The house is build in Mediterranean style with three individual suites, three contemporary rooms and one stand alone villa, all seafacing, awaits your arrival as our Valued Guests. ... more less
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