Western and Southern Cape, KZNatal

25th May 2014

Showcased here are some of the customers we supply in the W , S Cape and KZN.

 (We are currently working on this page, slowly adding and updating.  

Customers, don't worry if you are not posted yet, we are by no means finished.)

 We are very proud to have such lovely, elegant, upmarket guest houses, game lodges and hotels as part of the Karoo Lavender family. 

There is no particular order here.



George, Mossel Bay:  Gondwana Game Reserve



Gondwana is a private game reserve in South Africa that holds the distinction of being the only fynbos reserve in the world that’s home to free roaming Big Five game as well as endangered species like the Cape mountain zebra and black harrier among many others. Set on 11,000-hectares, its breathtaking beauty will soothe and delight you with its endless mountain views and green rolling hills blanketed in colourful fynbos.

The private reserve is accessibly situated 25 minutes outside the charming coastal town of Mossel Bay.  Gondwana shares the Garden Route's idyllic climate, (second most moderate in the world), and is malaria-free, offering prime year round game viewing.

Gondwana Game Reserve offers a diverse selection of luxury safari lodge accommodation, from romantic private suites to exclusive use villas for families - all ideally situated to take in the spectacular landscape of the Garden Route. 

Plettenberg Bay:  Lairds Lodge Country Estate



This gracious Cape Dutch homestead is situated on a 24-acre estate, offering mountain views, wide open spaces and a secluded swimming pool. The high-ceilinged elegantly decorated rooms convey a feeling of tranquillity and include cushioned comfort, air-conditioning, percale linen and quality toiletries. This  guest house is perfectly positionedfor the guests to explore the Garden Route, from the Wilderness to the Tsitsikamma forests. Superb breakfasts and convivial gourmet dinners, specialising in seafood and game dishes, are served in the Colonial dining rooms or the cosy wine cellar. At night, courtyards and verandas with blazing braziers and the intimate brandy lounge create a truly South African experience.

Explore stunning Plettenberg Bay(8km) or the charming town of Knysna(23km).


Stellenbosch:  Asara Wine Estate and Hotel




Situated just 4km from Stellenbosch Asara Wine Estate and Hotel offers warm hospitality, fine food and wine, friendly and attentive service.  It is an ideal base for relaxing and exploring the beautiful Cape and the picturesque winelands.  


St James Guest Houses (Rovos Rail Guest Houses)






St James is home to Rovos Rail’s three elegant 5-star seaside retreats.

The Manor has an aura of grandeur and old-world charm, while Seaforth is a modern guesthouse with a casual, stylish atmosphere. The attractive Homestead Cape Dutch façade and conservatory is both striking and contemporary.


Cape Town:  Upper Campsbay Guest House



Upper Campsbay is a superbly designed multi-level self catering unit situated at the foot of Table Mountain and overlooking the breathtaking Camps Bay beach, Lions Head and the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range.


Cape Town:  Upper Constantia Guest House



Upper Constantia is a single-level and fully self-contained three bedroom guesthouse located in one of the oldest suburbs of Cape Town. Upper Constantia is set on spectacular walking, running, hiking and mountain bike trails in the magnificent Constantia Wine Route District and a short 5-minute drive to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world.


Prince Albert:  Fig Farm



Fig Farm invites you to embark on a journey to a place in the wonderful Western Cape Province of South Africa; just off the Garden Route. A place in the Great Karoo, just 25km from the peaceful village of Prince Albert.  

Here lies a self-catering guesthouse, in a valley at the foothills of the mighty Swartberg Mountains: where gigantic blue gums tell the stories of forgotten treasures, forgotten times.

A place where the Bushmen left their history on the walls, where Willows hang their weary heads and winds whisper ancient secrets, ancient songs.

Here you will find Time turned back:  where figs still come for a tree, where you can still drink your fill from a mountain stream, where stars still show the way and time plainly... stands still...

Here a family has found their home and today, six generations later, still grows fruit, still tills the land and still lives in peace.


Wilderness/Knysna:  Oakhurst Farm Cottages



Our cottages have been a part of Oakhurst for the past 30 years, they were originally built for Oakhurst’s farmhands, who in the past year have obtained new housing. The 5 cottages have now been authentically restored, with every possible attention to detail.

In true Oakhurst tradition, we’ve kept a little of the history intact by naming the cottages after their original inhabitants. Kween’s Kaya, Awies Attic, Leenies Lair, Hans’s Hollow and Nick’s Nook are set along the edge of a section of forest, intersected by a gurgling stream which flows during the rainy periods.

Each cottage is privately positioned and fully set up for self-catering, with a well equipped kitchen and cozy living area with wooden floors. The living area in turn opens out onto a large wooden deck and braai area. This is the spot where you can either enjoy a good meal around the large wooden table or simply enjoy some of Oakhurst’s fine mountain air while getting stuck into a good book.


Stellenbosch:  Penelopes Guest House



Penelope’s Guesthouse in Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch has consistently been awarded with a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.

The quiet, elegant air-conditioned suites have king-size beds with crisp white linen, Nespresso machines, satellite TV and pristine en-suite bathrooms. Each bedroom has private balconies. The rate includes a full breakfast, served on the enclosed veranda.

Guests can easily walk or drive to scenic areas, sporting amenities and world-class wine estates. It is less than 30 minutes drive from Cape Town International Airport and the Cape coast.

Hermanus/Stanford:  Reiersvlei Guest House



Reiersvlei is a self catering lodge in Stanford.  Spectacular views of the Klein River Mountains, ideal place to relax, revive and take a breath.

Sleeps 10, with 5 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.  Very large living area with huge fire places, and fully equipped.


Wilderness:  Wilderness Lake View Self Catering



Three beautiful, spacious apartments situated right on the very top of the highest dune in the Wilderness East area.  A perfect place from which to explore this wonderful area.


Wilderness:  Libertas Guest Farm




Libertas Guest Farm offers 4-star self-catering accommodation on a working dairy farm in the idyllic lakes area in the heart of the Garden Route.  This lovingly renovated 150-year old farmhouse sleeps a total of 10 people and offers an ideal getaway for larger families or a group of friends wishing to escape to the countryside from the bustle of every-day life.  The natural beauty of the area as well as the many tourist attractions will ensure a memorable stay.


KZN Drakensberg:  Sani Pass Lodge



Sani Lodge Backpackers and self-catering cottages – Sani Pass Road, Southern Drakensberg ; Owner managed by Russell and Simone since 1992 and offering a wide range of accommodation from camping,  4  dormitories,  5 double rooms, 4 en suite rondavels, group facility sleeping 25 people to 3  self- catering  family cottages. Bordering onto the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park and World Heritage Site. Hikes into the wilderness from the doorstep. Base for Drakensberg Adventures offering tours up Sani Pass into Lesotho focusing on sustainable tourism via cultural homestays, pony trekking and hiking tours. Restaurant and Giant’s Cup Craft shop on site selling Fair Trade products as well as crafts made by entrepreneurs in small businesses.


Jeffreys Bay:  Dio Dellamore



Dio Dell’Amore Guest House reflects the opulence of Tuscany and is situated right on the shores of the Kabeljauws Mouth in Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape.  In a relaxed atmosphere with optimum convenience and five star comfort you can enjoy beautiful breaker views, ocean scenery of the dolphins and the whales and the lagoon with the mountains.  Dio Dell’Amore offer their guests eight spacious full en-suite rooms with luxury facilities to make every guests stay with them more memorable.


Knysna:  Vitamin Sea



This happy, light, family home is situated close to Bollard Bay on Leisure Isle, a gentle place well suited to visitors of all ages. The four-bedroomed, double-storey house sleeps eight and is peaceful, warm and comfortable. Just as Vitamin C is an essential  antioxidant, we welcome you to spend time at Vitamin Sea, detoxing your mind, resting your body and restoring your energy!


Sir Lowry's Pass:  Wind-Rose Guest House



Located on more than 1 hectare of beautiful, landscaped indigenous gardens including a swimming pool, Wind-Rose offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of City life, while still being close enough to enjoy all the best that the “Mother City” has to offer.

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