I stayed at De Ark whilst travelling back to the UK from Durban. After a very stressful week tying up my fathers house since he past away, I certainly needed some relaxation. Arriving at De Ark I realised this was exactly what I needed. I staying in cottage no. 5. If you sit on the veranda you can't hear a sound. Nothing, it was fantastic!
I ate at the lodge every night as I was travelling alone. The lodge is close enough to go out to Clarens in the evening but the tranquillity and peace at the lodge was good enough for me. Food was great. Janita and Darnie are good cooks. Hence Janita's kitchen. Darnie's tomato jam was a great hit. My host were so accommodating. I could not ask for more. The first night they invited me to go for a drive to check up on the animals of the lodge. This was nice and so good to speak Afrikaans after so many years living in the UK. It is great to eat dinner and breakfast with your hosts. The bar was great with great memorabilia and if you wish you can watch TV.It was like a home from home. I was not feeling too well after picking up a bug in Durban. Janita went to town to shop. She called me and asked if I wanted her to pick some medicine up for me. Not often you get such accommodating hosts. All in all I would rate this place a 5. For the peace and quiet and my hosts.
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