I stayed here with a small group of German tourists for one night. We were enchanted from the moment we swung onto the property which lies along a hardly used country road. Humorous road signs like "Nelson Mandela Boulevard" perched among acacia Karoo trees guided us up to the dining area/boma and Jann's main house. He was there to meet us, with interesting anecdotes, jokes and genuine hospitality. He has created a restful haven among the stunning backdrop of the red stone conglomerate foothills of the Swartberg mountains. His resident herd of Springbok (including one unusual black one) and zebra and some other sundry antelope species were to be seen browsing contentedly in the Karoo bush. They also came to eat right next to us when Jann served us a knockout 4 course menu for dinner. Jann doubled up as cook, host and waitron. After dinner he made us all double up with laughter at his Christmas tree light demonstration, alternating various colour lights which flashed at different intervals. He could be a standup comedian, with his quick humour and acerbic tongue.He is obviously also a very talented artist, evident in the way in which he has decorated the guest rooms and landscaped his natural karoo "garden".
We were sorry to have to leave the following morning, and will definitely be back, to do some of the hiking trails Jann has laid out on his lands.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge is set on a small private nature reserve 25 minutes from Oudtshoorn and 15 minutes from de Rust - our chalets are quaint and individually decorated in rustig animal themes and set high up in the hills where the views are breathtaking over the valley and Swartberg mountains. You can choose whether to go for a hike or just relax by the pool. Dinners are always an event here, having a sundowner whilst watching the animals graze and getting to know the other guests. ... more less
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