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accommodation in the Garden Route, South Africa

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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. Special dietary requests catered for - we also do delicious Banting breakfasts :)

* 7 bedrooms * 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.

The blog tells the story of a house and garden, lovingly restored and shared with our guests...

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The Golf Passport

Posted on May 1, 2014 | 0 comments

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Posted on Apr 23, 2014 | 0 comments

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Posted on Apr 18, 2014 | 0 comments

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Posted on Apr 9, 2014 | 0 comments

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Posted on Apr 5, 2014 | 1 comment

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

Posted on Mar 29, 2014 | 1 comment

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

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Posted on Mar 11, 2014 | 0 comments

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Interior photos

Posted on Feb 1, 2014 | 0 comments

Renovation, redecorating,repairing, replacing – these are the rhythms of...

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