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Guesthouses Supplied - Elsewhere in South Africa

Showcased here are some of the customers we supply in the Cape and KwaZulu Natal. 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 accessible 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 accommodations, from romantic private suites to exclusive-use villas for families - all ideally situated to take in the spectacular landscape of the Garden Route. 

Franschhoek:  Boschendal Wine Estate

Boschendal lies between the Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains in the Franschhoek Valley and the name reveals its essence: a breathtakingly beautiful valley basin of 1800 hectares. Guests have a chance to immerse themselves in the many layers of South Africa’s second-oldest wine farm.


Kalk Bay:  Inn on Castlehill Guesthouse

The Inn at Castle Hill is a charming, characterful Edwardian Villa overlooking the quaint fishing village of Kalk Bay near Cape Town. Decorated in a classic colonial style, the beautiful ceilings and wrap-around lattice veranda give this building the charm and warmth that would make you feel at home.


Cape Town:  Bentleys Guest House

Bentleys Guesthouse epitomizes a luxury seaside escape, where you can relax and unwind on your Cape Town holiday. It is located very close to the white sandy beaches of Blouberg, Big Bay and Melkbos and is a short drive to the start of the wine routes and Cape Town city centre. Bentley’s is styled to a modern rustic coastal beach house theme. It offers 5 same-floor rooms, with spacious Queen four-poster beds and all en-suite bathrooms. The guesthouse has a large modern kitchen, relaxing lounge TV room, with a fireplace and dining room, with French doors leading out to a sparkling pool, sun loungers, cabana, entertaining deck, braai/BBQ and a private garden, with views of Table Mountain from the pool. A continental breakfast is included, as well as concierge services being offered to our guests.


Richmond:  Bloemhof Guest Farm

BloemhofKaroo guest house is a historic Karoo homestead, once owned and loved by Prof Chris Barnard, which rests graciously in an oasis amongst kopjes on a working farm just south of Richmond in the Northern Cape.  


Rawsonville House

Rawsonville House is a Cape Dutch house that dates back to 1920. Situated on the edge of Rawsonville, the guest house offers warm hospitality in tranquil settings with an inviting swimming pool, patio under the vines and a beautiful garden. Nestled among vineyards and majestic mountains the village of Rawsonville is the heart of the Breedekloof Wine Valley. It offers a rural atmosphere near Cape Town.


Colesburg:  The Barracks

 The Barracks (so named as the property was used as barracks during the Anglo-Boer War) was built in 1851 and substantially renovated in 2004.  The comfortable and spacious accommodation has double rooms, all with private access,  their bathroom en suite and private patios. They are all fully air-conditioned to ensure a comfortable stay no matter what the season is. 


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 positioned for 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.


Stellenbosch:  Asara Wine Estate and Hotel

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


Knysna:  The Islander

The Islander is a four-star graded guesthouse which offers self-catering accommodation and a luxury guesthouse with a full bed and breakfast. Our newly refurbished guesthouse is nestled on the sunny tranquil northwestern point of the unique Leisure Isle of Knysna, right in the heart of the beautiful Garden Route.


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, and 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 a cosy 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 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 a 30-minute 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, an ideal place to relax, revive and take a breath. Sleeps 10, with 5 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.  Very large living area with huge fireplaces, 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 everyday 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, the ocean scenery of the dolphins and the whales and the lagoon with the mountains.  Dio Dell’Amore offers their guests eight spacious full en-suite rooms with luxury facilities to make every guest's 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!

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