A beautifully designed house with incredible 180 degree views of the river from a staggered deck and just a quick 3 min trip in the car to the incredibly beautiful beaches around Kleinemonde.
We stayed as 2 families with teenagers and saw all of 4 people on the beaches during our stay of 4 days - incredible as the beaches are outstanding and the dunes fantastic for sand boarding. If your kids are into shell hunting then the beaches have an incredible array of shells often in perfect condition, even the sea urchin shells we collected were undamaged.
Anja has a wide variety of books on the local area from birds to shoreline and vegetation to keep any natural history buffs happy for days.
The house itself was immaculately clean and spacious, we loved cooking in the kitchen as it is big enough to cope with the prep and serving of 8 people without any stress.
Anne is the lovely meet and greet lady at Westend House and runs her own birding trips, next time we will be booking one of those. Anne met us at the house, handed over keys, went through the alarm system, gave recommendations and was a font of local knowledge - perfect!
I would not hesitate to recommend this home to anyone who likes to spend time together as a family in beautiful relaxed surroundings.
Finding such a beautiful home above the Kleinemonde River was a real treat and we had a wonderful stay at Westend House. Anja and Anne were extremely helpful and we will be returning again. We loved the entire experience and the birding was great as well. Ten Stars
Stunning home, beautifully furnished and well equipped. Surrounded by lush vegetation, situated on the Kleinemonde with a distant ocean view from the porch. Great views, great vacation. Can spend my entire life living there!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Westend. The house is very comfortable with the most stunning views from the Balcony. Bird lovers will be in their element. The views from the bathrooms are even beautiful and it is the perfect home to relax with optimum comfort for big families. The Entertainment area is works perfectly and there are 2 places to sit (front or back) to protect for unwanted weather. The maid Florrie is an absolute star and we can't wait for our next visit.
We stayed here for a few days - and hosted a couple of family reunions here.
The house is large, spacious and very comfortable. There are 2 terraces (on different levels) overlooking the river (with sea views in the distance) and a large patio with barbeque and outside dining space. Opening up the large sliding doors links the patio to the house and to the terrace.
The only gripe was with the condition of some of the kitche fittings and utensils. A house this size really needs more plates, cups, bowls etc. and cooking pots etc. to suit large groups. Some of what there was quite elderly, battered or worn out.
Overall - a great experience. We would hesitate to recommend this house to others, especially for the larger group.
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