Stayed a night at highlanders in their rooms. The setting is beautiful with views to the mountain range and lovely gardens with grape vines throughout. There are two friendly dogs at property and also a nice pool. The room was comfortable and included air conditioning and a private bathroom.
Our group participated in the wine tasting, which was a bit unusual and included lots of rules not just about the wine but also about the property more generally. Not sure if they have had bad experiences in the past, but it seemed excessive as much of this content had been covered in a briefing when we arrived at the property. This meant the tasting of 6 wines took nearly two hours.
The wine was good and not expensive, so unless you want specifically to do a tasting, I would recommend just ordering a bottle or glass as it is very affordable.
The view and property is beautiful and breathtaking. The pool and bar are tastefully done and it's a great property in general. I came there with a group and had been camping as part of a three week tour and treated myself to a room for a night and received very poor service.
When I checked in I asked if there was someone that could help me with my bags, I was given a simple, "No", so I carried all of my heavy bags up the hill/stairs by myself.
Well ahead of time, I spoke with the manager to tell him I needed a I needed a night to myself, and I was told that would not be possible because there is absolutely no food in the rooms. He tried to see what he could do, but the owner refused this request, with no exceptions.
I'm 40 years old and I'm not "allowed" to eat in a room? Ok, if this is policy, than this is policy. But why are there chairs in the room? Why can't I take one outside and eat on my balcony and watch the sun go down? I didn't have the fight in me and went to bed without supper.
I was one of two guests in the hotel...so I'm certain that he could be accommodating, especially with the advance notice. It's a shame that something that I did to "treat" myself was met with such poor customer service.
We came here as part of a tour, using the campsite and taking part in a 'wine' (more on that later) tasting. We wanted to upgrade from a tent (already paid) to a room. 750 rand. This is really expensive for South Africa. Nice enough room, but no heating, and no towels and soap. "Not available for upgrades." We complained about this, and they did then provide towels and soap.
The place is still under construction and when it is finished will look lovely, great setting. But the wine is appalling, and they really think they are great! Everyone suffered hangovers the next day, except me as I tasted two wines and said "No more." Food is average barbeque, nothing special at all.
If it hadn't been so expensive, or the attitude had been more realistic, I would have liked the place more. As it is, great views, over-priced rooms, mediocre food, and terrible wine.
Stayed one night here. Lovely cottages in a remote spot. With its own vineyard and a genial host called Sparky we were treated to a wine tasting session with nibbles in front of an open fire. Sparky knew his stuff and the wines were lovely. The rooms were very comfortable with a large double bed and an ensuite shower room. Peaceful location overlooking the vines.
We Camped in the extreme heat over New Year and couldn't have picked a better spot We stayed in the swimming pool which has amazing views and right next to the Bar and Braai area . If not in the Pool we cooled off in the river which is great for canoeing and supping or making mud animals .
The Campsites are very clean , private with your own kitchen area electricity and running water .
If you are not keen on camping book a double room at the lodge with the air conditioning and Tea and Coffee making facilities,.
Mike and Hope as always are great hosts .
Love staying there and letting the kids run amok