We arrived on the stroke of 2 p.m.for our 3 night stay. Fiona was there to help us with the heavy suitcases. Our “Lavender”room was ready. Spacious with enormous functioning bathroom - bath & shower. Nice spacious grounds, but steep dirve up from road. Once we had settled in Fiona appeared with a very welcome pot of tea and biscuits and immediately attended personally to an hygienic hiccup (wood now replaced by white plastic ?).Minor point - DSTV quality could be improved. Restaurants were booked for us. Weather forecasts for our destinations were printed out without having asked for them. Nice lounge with informative books and sunny terrace. As already described by others, breakfast in Braeside on the verandah is very special. Fiona created a very relaxed atmosphere such that conversation between the guests came easily. She is an indefatigable hostess. When in South Africa stay at least one night at Braeside!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Now under new ownership this Beautiful Cape Edwardian house set in a large garden with views over the Langeberg Mountains and the Marloth Nature Reserve was built in 1901, Braeside has a lot of charm and character and is a haven of tranquillity with 5 very nice individually styled en-suite bedrooms. We are situated in a very peaceful and safe area of the picturesque town of Swellendam, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. We are a 4-Star graded property (Tourism Grading Council). We offer gracious, personal service in a beautiful setting. Our breakfast consists of a continental buffet composed of cereals, yogurt, fresh fruits, various local cheeses, cold meats, fruit juices. We also pride ourselves in serving several homemade products such as: freshly baked organic breads, orgnanic cake, organic sweet and savory muffins, jams and marmalade. The cooked part of our breakfast will be made on request. It will consist of our fresh free range eggs either fried, scrambled, poached, or boiled; we can also provide very nice omelettes with several seasonings, bacon, mushrooms, sausage and grilled tomatoes Braeside is the ideal place to spend a couple of days exploring the Overberg region from visits to the coast to the beautiful winelands, all within easy reach. Or you can just spend a day relaxing by the pool, in the lovely gardens or beautiful patio. ... more less
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