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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 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.

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

jokes aside…right of admission reserved

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 | 0 comments

Man comes to the front door of a guest house and says he’s Mr Smith,...

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the room is fine, but…

Posted on Sep 27, 2013 | 0 comments

I once  sat in a meeting targeted at  accommodation providers and the speaker...

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about blogging

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 | 2 comments

Before starting my guest house blog I had planned to start a blog where a few...

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background music

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 | 3 comments

I have noticed that guest houses will often set the television to a news...

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our breakfast menu

Posted on Aug 3, 2013 | 0 comments

We take pride in our unique fruit entrées- sometimes a plated fruit salad,...

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questions to Desmond the ‘head gardener’ at Fairview (read: only gardener!)

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 | 0 comments

Questions to a man addicted to gardenening: Where do you get your love for...

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It is grapefruit time

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 | 2 comments

 It is grapefruit time again and when my guest told me how much she enjoyed...

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lost in translation – my B&B life

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 | 2 comments

I have a few friends who also run B&B’s and whenever we get together,...

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