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accommodation in the Garden Route, South Africa

Desmond is at the helm of the garden and Philda runs the guest house– assisted by Elize, who can speak German, Dutch and French.

This authentic Cape Georgian house (circa 1861) has been sympathetically restored as a Boutique B&B targeting guests with an appreciation for gardens and history.

The food is home-made, home-grown or locally sourced.

* 7 bedrooms * sumptuous breakfast * free WIFI * free off street parking * Swimming pool * Golf nearby * 20 km from the airport * 10 minutes from beach * Some rooms equipped for self- catering .

Go to the Bedrooms page for detail and photos.

Read the blog posts for the story of a house and garden, lovingly restored and shared with our guests... .....

Recent Blog Posts

Boplaas Wines – wine tasting in the Klein Karoo

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 | 0 comments

Last weekend Desmond and I visited the Boplaas cellar in Calitzdorp. (If a trip to Calitzdorp sounds too far afield, they also have an outlet at Little Brak.) Let me tell you : winter has arrived in the Garden...

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April and start of a change of season in the Fairview garden (by Desmond)

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 | 0 comments

Apart from the last ten days of sudden summer weather we are really aware of a change of season in George. We quite enjoy the early morning and evening chill in the air. Both Philda and I make a point of driving...

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Canadian Buttermilk Pancakes (Guest blogger is our daughter Nelleke Elston)

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 | 0 comments

Does the world really need another pancake recipe, is a good question to ask...

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Restaurant recommendations in George

Posted on Apr 5, 2014 | 1 comment

There is no discount when it comes to paying the bill after a bad meal...

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South African Garden And Home, October 1998. (Text and photographs by Alex Cremer)

Posted on Mar 29, 2014 | 0 comments

I recently found the old Garden And Home Magazine (October 1998) with the...

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It was a hoot to build the Fairview owl-house (Guest Blogger is our son Alex Benkenstein)

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 | 0 comments

This past December when I returned to my family’s home in George I had an...

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Feathers at Fairview (by Elize Meiring – Manager)

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 | 0 comments

    Fairview Historic Homestead, situated on a large, almost 3800m²...

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Broad Beans and Green Beans

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 | 0 comments

We have just harvested the first beans of the season. I just have to share ...

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