Our group of 8 had a lovely time at the Chase. We were there for 3 days, and loved exploring the grounds, as well as the area around Eshowe. The accommodations were spacious and comfortable, and the breakfasts were superb! Thanks for the gracious hospitality, Jane!
We were so fortunate to have been able to book the garden cottage at Chase Guesthouse. What a wonderful experience! The garden cottage is cleverly laid out and perfect for two people. The garden is magnificent even for non-gardeners like myself. Those things would make it worth a visit on its own, but the hosts' considerate hospitality and small touches puts it firmly on the list of "places to visit again". Everything from really good biscuits in our room, to a thermos of hot water for tea during load shedding, to unexpectedly washing our car, which was quite dirty from dirt road trips the previous days, to directions for a beautifully scenic drive to our next destination. Thank you so much, Jane and Jonno!
We stayed in the 3 bedroom cottage for 4 nights. It was a real home from home, with a big balcony facing onto the garden. Janey was an exceptionally caring and considerate hostess, who made sure that we were comfortable in her spotless and well-equipped cottage. The outings that she recommended (a walk with a birding guide through the forest which surrounds the town; a visit to the local museum and a day trip to see “Timeless Zululand” with Henry Bird) made our visit to Eshowe a memorable and very special time. We also enjoyed Janey’s tour of the beautiful proteas thriving on their farm, and the visit to the busy packing shed where flowers and enormous bunches of bananas are cut and prepared for the market.The breakfast, served in the main house, was superb and beautifully presented. And enjoyed in a room with an unhindered view of hills stretching as far as the eye can see. No wonder Eshowe was the favored place of Zulu kings!…
We spend 4 nights at The Chase in June 2019 for our son to ride the IMPI Hard Enduro outside Eshowe. Jane was an amazing hostess who anticipated our every need. We took long walks around the sugarcane fields and enjoyed watching the new calves in the field. The Chase is well equipped and its location to Eshowe couldn't be better. The next time we are headed to Eshowe we will definitely try and stay with Jane at The Chase again.
Jane went out of her way to accommodate us and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The gardens and views were beautiful and the cottage comfortable, tidy and clean. We would definately recommend the cottage and would like to return soon.