This was my third visit to Rouxwil and this time I brought my parents along to share the perfection of Rouxwil.
It started off with a raft trip, 10 minutes after we had arrived. Thys was his usual convivial self, entertaining us on the river trip, but also telling us about the river and the wildlife, with a glass of wine and nibbles of course!
I stayed in the new pool room - wow! it's beautiful, French country cottage style. It also has an outdoor shower - try it, it's naughty but nice! It has a large kitchen area, with a fridge filled with wine/beers/soft drinks but it's large enough to chill your own too. Then there's lots of lotions and potions in the bathroom, a girl's heaven and big fluffy towels
As usual the food O'nel served up was delicious - proper fine country food. I love sitting with the other guests and chatting about the day and life in their countries. Try and stay when Thys does his braii. I guarantee you will have a very entertaining night.
I cannot find a negative word to say about Rouxwil, Thys and O'nel know how to get I just right, a balance of being friends but helping you out with lunch spots and places to visits. Sometimes you forget this is a large working farm.
The highlight for my dad was feeding the Eland apples - something he is unlikely to ever do again.
I will keep returning here on every trip to the Western Cape, but worried that all the rooms might be full!
Lastly a special thanks to O'nels' wonderful staff and in particular Patrick, who brought me a gin and tonic while I laid around the pool
- Also Known As:
- Rouxwil Country House Caledon, Western Cape