I was really surprised with this place. If I'm honest, I didn't expect much from the "tent" we booked. It had everything besides a TV (which was perfect, as we were trying to have a weekend of peace, quiet and the great outdoors). The tent was beautifully finished, with wooden floors, an excellent corner bath (with jets), and a nice bed with electric blankets for the cold weather.
The staff on the premises was very helpful, and extremely friendly. They always had smiles on their faces, and were always willing to go the extra mile.
I was a bit disappointed with the game drive, but not the fault of Chandelier. It was extremely cold, and we didn't get to see as much animals as we wanted. Our game instructor was very helpful, and felt bad as well. He recommended quite a few places where we could see some animals. We settled for the Cango Wildlife Ranch, and what a great choice it was. An excellent ranch, where you can actually interact with all the animals there, including snakes, tigers and cheetahs.
We had breakfast and dinner at the lodge. Our breakfast was served in the local restaurant, overlooking a little dam, where you can actually feed the ducks. The staff were so friendly, they brought my daughter her own breakfast each morning (at no additional cost). Our dinner was brought directly to our tent, where we enjoyed a nice 3 course home cooked starter, main and dessert.
All in all, I was extremely happy with my choice of visiting this lodge, and would recommend for all who wish to just get away from the hustle and bustle of
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chandelier is easily accessible, next to the N12 (Route 62), between the Garden Route and Oudtshoorn. Chandelier offers luxury en-suite tented chalets and self-catering Log Cabins as well as various activities such as ostrich-riding, game drives, conference & wedding facilities and Sundowner Bush Dinners. ... more less
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