South Africa trip was fantastic

Posted on January 7th, 2009 by Mike Haines in Guest Comments.

Hi Mike,

The trip was fantastic. I hope to return to South Africa someday.

Four Rosmead was excellent +++. Fabulous location and personal service. The rooms were great and breakfasts were topnotch. When I return to Cape Town, I will stay there. I am glad we opted for a City Bowl guest house rather than a waterfront hotel.

In Cape Town, a visit to Robben Island and a Townships tour are well worth doing for people wanting to get a crash course in the history and challenges of South Africa.

Le Quartier Francais was beautiful and the cottage was exceptionally luxurious. Service was wonderful. Loved it. If you are sending clients to the wine country, you can tell them that lunch under the trees at the Boschendal Estate is truly memorable but advance booking is a must.

Although you did not arrange Orca for us, FYI it was in a fantastic situation on the beach near Plettenberg Bay band provided very comfortable accommodation for the two families.

Finally, Shamwari was exceptional and the bush game-viewing rides did not disappoint. The accommodation and service were outstanding. The only reservation I might mention is that the food is very good, but not great. I heard that they may be getting a new chef.

My main complaint — it flew by too fast !! Many thanks for all of your help.