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accommodation in the Garden Route, South Africa

This Cape Georgian flat-roofed house (circa 1861) has been sympathetically restored as a Boutique B&B targeting guests with an appreciation for gardens and history. Desmond is at the helm of the garden and Philda runs the guest house– assisted by Elize, who can also speak German, Dutch and French. The food is home-made, home-grown or locally sourced.

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

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

Recent Blog Posts

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 at this stage… I thought I’d share my story of how I became known as the ‘pancake-asaurus’ in our family. Yes,...

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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 accompanied by terrible service, which is why you may as well take a recommendation and go to one of the few restaurants that I recommend...

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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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How important is it to you that a Bed & Breakfast offers an evening meal?

Posted on Jan 1, 2014 | 1 comment

  If you have the time I would really appreciate a comment in answer to...

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the make-over of Shanty 21

Posted on Dec 27, 2013 | 2 comments

  When our children were still in school they formed a band and,  as you...

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