We have been to a couple of guesthouses and bed and breakfast places in South Africa where the establishment obviously caters for international tourists and where we as South Africans almost feel unwelcome. Well, Wilderness Manor is NOT such a place -- although of international standard, we felt very welcome and right at home!
The owners, Gerald and JD, are exceptional hosts, making us feel welcome right from the start, and offering helpful suggestions on what to do and see, and where to eat around the Wilderness area. The property is tastefully decorated throughout (the photos do not really do it justice), with spacious rooms and lounge areas.
Our room had a four-poster bed, couches, ensuite bathroom and large windows overlooking the Wilderness lagoon. There was also a fully stocked bar fridge and tea/coffee making facilities available in the room. A good selection of books and magazines are available throughout the house, and complimentary dessert wines were also on offer.
Breakfast (cold buffet and hot breakfast on order) was great, and be sure to try JD's bircher muesli.
We can highly recommend Wilderness Manor -- it should also be a great hideaway spot for honeymooners!More