As previous reviewers have mentioned, this guest house is "off the beaten track". And that is why it make it so special. We would have gone twice the distance to get to the Retreat. Complete seclusion and quiet - surrounded by a lovely scenery.
It is the little things that make it so special. Being met by Marie (and the two dogs!) as soon as you drive up to reception; the complimentary port in the room; fresh tea provided upon arrival. And the walking trails that have been marked out for the guests - ranging from 20 minutes to 90 minutes.
Grant and Marie are great hosts and I honestly don't know how they can so warm, friendly and chatty, day after day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This award winning destination, a nature reserve, 20kms from Calitzdorp, adjoining the Swartberg World heritage site, offers simple luxury, friendly service, and a relaxed ambience, with delicious, wholesome meals and caters for vegetarians and food intolerances. Evenings are spent in the company of fellow guests and friendly hosts. In this haven of tranquillity enjoy birding, walking trails, relaxing in the lovely gardens, at the dams, river or pool, or do day outings to attractions in the area, such as ostrich farms, Cango caves, Swartberg pass, and others. ... more less
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