Guest Feedback


(extracts from Visitors Book at Reception, Guest Feedback Forms & Feedback via e-mail)

Our main objective is the conservation of the flora of the Witteberg

Our main objective is the conservation of the flora of the Witteberg

Jun 2014 – Nicolaas (Nicol) Faasen, Kuils River:  “A real gem with wonders for body and soul. Thank you for your hospitality and neat, clean facilities.”

May 2014 – Herman & Mandy Kriel, Tulbach:  “We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Thank you!”

Apr 2014 – Wamback family, Cape Town:  “Beautiful nature, peaceful and unspoilt. We thoroughly enjoyed it, feel rested and ready to face city life again. You’ll definitely see us again.”

Apr 2014 – Schalk & Hannah Engelbrecht, Cape Town:  “Rested and enjoyed the clean fresh air. Accommodaton clean and well-equipped.”

Mar 2014 – Pete & Anie Prentice, Cape Town:  “A glorious weekend break, spectacular scenery, immaculately clean accommodation.”

Mar 2014 – Piet & Ronni van der Byl, Cape Town:  “Such a wonderful place to recharge our batteries and fill our souls.”

Mar 2014 – Jacques & Nelmarie Louw, Stellenbosch:  “The environment is beautiful and peaceful, great for a weekend breakaway.”

Mar 2014 – Casper & Stoffie Badenhorst, Irene, Pretoria:  “A memorable and relaxing 2 nights, the natural beauty is unique and it was a great experience to drive through this paradise.”

Mar 2014 – Sipho Khumalo, Johannesburg:  “A lovely retreat, I hope to come back soon with the family.”

Feb 2014 – Jim Juvik, Hawaii:  “Beautiful vistas! A great conservation effort – we will be back to find the tortoises!”

Feb 2014 – George, Nita & Nicolene Swanepoel, Johannesburg:  “Great accommodation, awesome views, beautiful flora & fauna, interesting historic buildings & great hospitality.”

Jan 2014 – Herman Kruger, Paarl:  “Hearty reception and a wonderful time spent here – as always. We return home refreshed.”

Jan 2014 – De Wet van der Merwe, Hout Bay:  “Fantastic place, we’ll see you again.”

Jan 2014 – Herr Volker & daughter Katarina, Cape Town:  “We had a wonderful stay. Clean apartment, good information and excellent  directions. Thank you very much!”

 Jan 2014 – Hein & Susan Bock, Penhill:  “We discovered a piece of paradise – will definitely visit again.”

Jan 2014 – Richard Cammell & family, Cape Town:  “We loved it – the  e-booking system, the peace, the information booklet.”

Jan 2014 – Martin Bergstrom & family, Stockholm, Sweden:  “Thanks for a nice stay, pretty birds new on our birding list, great area, good information & comfortable apartment.”

Dec 2013 – Adriaan & Annelize Louw, Cape Town:  “Peace, tranquility and friendliness. We’ll certainly be back.”

Dec 2013 – Heinie & Sophia Buys, Somerset West:  “Wonderful nature, great hikes, comfortable stay. Thank you for the friendliness & hospitality.”

Dec 2013 – Alta & Petru Landman & Marius Lerm, Pretoria:  “Thank you for a pleasant visit in the peaceful environment.”

Dec 2013 – Matt & Zelda Tranter, Australia / David & Judith Tranter, UK:  “Thank you for a great stay. It’s so easy to want to stay longer.”

Nov 2013 – Pieter & Verencia Benade, Namaqualand:  “Great to meet a host who really cares: Good reception & discussions, but also the whole set-up. The Guest Information is the best we have come across. The place is beautiful and we will recommend it.”

Nov 2013 – Frankie Nicklin (child who wrote on behalf of the Nicklin family), Sydney, Australia:  “Thank you for letting us stay and share. I loved the landscape. You’re so lucky to live in a wonderful place. I was so happy to be able to have a braai – the last time I had a braai was many weeks ago. It is so peaceful. The birds tweeting. The plants are so beautiful. I wish I could live here forever. It felt so nice being here. It was so cool to learn all about snakes.”

Oct 2013 – Marius & Bessie Smit, Malmesbury:  “Thank you for an unforgettable experience. We will certainly be back. Greetings to the Spectacled Dormouse.”

Sep 2013 – Hans & Anscha Zietsman, Stellenbosch:  “We relaxed and explored the environment. The peacefulness was most pleasant and we appreciated the hospitality. A wonderful environment under excellent management.”

Sep 2013 – Hans Zerwick, Somerset West:  “A wonderful experience of freedom – nature and everything associated with it was food for the soul. Thanks.”

Jun 2011 – Wessels & Petra Crouse, Melbourne, Australia:  “A wonderful place and wonderful hospitality”

May 2011 – Ada Hirner, Cape Town:  “The silence and unspoilt nature is awesome – a great breakaway from city life with great comforts in the bush”

Apr 2011 – Nicola Bergh & Tony Verboom, Cape Town:  “What a wonderful place – and accommodation. Thank you for both the indoors and the outdoors”

Mar 2011 – Frank & Doreen Farmery, southern France:  “We have found it a most enjoyable and educational visit”

Feb 2011 – Georgine Pheiffer & Lisa Dauermann, Cape Town:  “The peacefulness is stunning and our batteries are recharged”

Jan 2011 – Philip Meyer & Grace Lam, Hong Kong:  “Thanks for your hospitality & the most wonderful mountain drive”

Dec 2010 – Patrick & Ali, Cape Town:  “What a haven of peace! Beautiful accommodation and even better hospitality”

Nov 2010 – Philip & Phyllis Allen:  “Really superb in every respect”

Oct 2010 – Duncan Miller, Cape Town:  “Thank you for a most enjoyable stay in a beautiful place”

Sep 2010 – Lesley I’Ons & Christine Cassar, Plumstead:  “One has to experience it to understand how this amazing space affects one”

Aug 2010 – Karel, Michelle & Jenny van den Oewer, Cape Town:  “What a beautiful, peaceful place – while we were here the rest of the world ceased to exist”

Jul 2010 – Willie & Martie Steyn, Richards Bay:  “Thanks for your hospitality and for sharing this beautiful environment with us”

Jun 2010 – Ketsi & Tshepo Shai, Johannesburg:  “This embodies the hidden but intrinsic beauty of South Africa – hospitality was great”

Jun 2010 – Cornel Karsten, Cape Town:  “Beautiful, peaceful and soulful experience – will definitely be back”

May 2010 – Hugo Lambrechts, Manila, Phillipines:  “Great to be in the Karoo – peace, silence, blue skies, beautiful veld & awesome mountains”

Apr 2010 – George Schutte & Hendrik Visser, Riversdale:  “Great visit, peaceful, beautiful – just what we needed”

Feb 2010 – Mark Kozhanow, Cape Town:  “Thank you very much for your hospitality – it was a wonderful 3-day stay”

Jan 2010 – Hester Bester, Modimolle:  “The most awesome mountains, beautiful nature, friendly ghost, blue moon, brightest stars and peacefulness”

Jan 2010 – Mark Nixon, London:  “What a wonderful place – not looking forward to going back to cold London”

Dec 2009 – Willie & Ria Viljoen, Gauteng:  “Thanks for a pleasant overnight stay and the privilege of exploring the wonderful environment”

Nov 2009 – Hubert & Elmarie Stegmann, Durbanville:  “Thanks for the wonderful hospitality – we enjoyed the peacefulness – the natural beauty is magical”

Oct 2009 – Winston & Joan Lewis, Port Elizabeth:  “Thanks for the great time we had here and for sharing your knowledge about the area and its history with us”

Oct 2009 – Theo, Sanet & Adeo Breet, Groot Brak:  “Words can’t actually describe the great enjoyment of having been here”

Sep 2009 – Dawie Louw & Bets Johnson, Cape Town & Pretoria:  “This beautiful place is like ‘Oros’ for the soul reflecting love and peace”

Aug 2009 – Linda Woolsten, London, UK:  “This is a piece of heaven on earth – such beauty, peace and stunning scenery – thank you for your hospitality”

Jul 2009 – Mark & Ellinor Wilson, Cape Town:  “Wonderful accommodation, scenic surroundings, great hospitality – what more can one desire”

Jun 2009 – Nic Wiltshire & group, Cape Town:  “We were blown away with your hospitality – and what an amazing place”

May 2009 – Tobie & Lenie Botha, Ladismith:  “The natural beauty, silence & peacefulness is food for the soul – your hospitality, helpfulness, facilities & service levels are of high standard – keep it up”

Apr 2009 – Grace Lam, Hong Kong:  “Unforgettable – everything I experienced here are not things I can experience anywhere else in the world”

Apr 2009 – Danie, Tanya, Christi & Daniel Liebenberg, Durbanville:  “As always it couldn’t be better – hope to see you again soon”

Feb 2009 – Hein & Bettie Rust; Rob & Nelie Seaborne:  “Thanks for the privilege to share your beautiful place – wonderful beds & everything one needs”

Jan 2009 – Mark & Daphne, Cape Town:  “Your hospitality seems to know no boundaries. The peace & quiet here cannot be enjoyed anywhere else”

Dec 2008 – Michael & Thea Rutherford, Cape Town:  “We had a wonderful relaxing stay – thank you very much”

Dec 2008 – Marion da Silva, Sandbaai:  “I’ll definitely be back for more – thanks for your generous hospitality”

Nov 2008 – Monnica Lundt, Cape Town:  “Peace, tranquillity and unforgettable hospitality”

Nov 2008 – Theo & Phia Crouse, Frazerburg:  “Thanks for a wonderful weekend, the 4×4 trails and the interesting facts on the reserve”

Nov 2008 – Cassie Steenkamp & Cornelia Naude, Cape Town:  “A great weekend, magnificent trails and interesting information about the reserve”

Nov 2008 – Liana, Reinert, Louise & Helgaard, Montagu & Cape Town:  “Fantastic and awesome.  Thanks for the hospitality & the great 4×4 trail”

Oct 2008 – Anneke de Kock, Stellenbosch:  “Thanks for sharing your kingdom.  May you enjoy the birdsong for a long time to come”

Oct 2008 – Willem Hanekom, Citrusdal:  “A surprising variety of plant species, amazing mountains, total relaxation, great hospitality”

Oct 2008 – Jan, Anne-Lise & Marlene Vlok, Oudtshoorn:  “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it is a great privilege to be here.  Great hospitality”

Oct 2008 – Verna Lewis & Marinda Klaassen, Montagu:  “A wonderful weekend, great scenery, mystical sense of place, great hospitality”

Oct 2008 – Es Botha, Pretoria:  “What a privilege to be in these beautiful natural surroundings, thank you very much for a great weekend”

Sep 2008 – Chris & Annette Gaigher, George:  “What an unbelievable experience.  Thanks for sharing the Elandskloof heritage with us.  We had a wonderful long weekend in this special place steeped in atmosphere, character & historic mystery”

Aug 2008 – Shaun Cloete, Laingsburg:  “The area is something special and rich in history.  Thanks for your unconditional hospitality”

Aug 2008 – Babs Visser, Oudtshoorn:  “A most enjoyable visit, great to be able to have nature so close-up”

Jul 2008 – Danie, Tanya, Christi & Daniel Liebenberg, Durbanville:  “As always a wonderful stay, thank you very much”

Jun 2008 – Pieter Pieterse, Johannesburg:  “Thanks for a great visit.  Wishing you all the best with your development plans”

May 2008 – Chris Bester & Clive Feather, Milnerton:  “Thanks for another great weekend in paradise”

May 2008 – Paul Deveaux, Cape Town:  “Thanks for a super weekend and the warm hospitality.  Hope to keep up the annual visit”

May 2008 – Pierre & Bronwyn Hofmeyr, Strand:  “Thanks for a great visit & magnificent hospitality in this super nature reserve”

 Apr 2008 – Dirk & Magteld van der Westhuizen, Montagu:  “As usual, a most enjoyable visit”

 Apr 2008 – Abraham & Suzette Esterhuyse, Montagu:  “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful nature reserve”

 Apr 2008 – Agnes Gee & Sharon Lekwene, DEA&DP, George:  “Thanks for showing us around, we have much better insight into your project now”

 Feb 2008 – Jacques van Eeden, Cape Town:  “Thanks for a most amazing time & the wonderful Land Rover experience”

 Feb 2008 – Dennis Walker & Gesant Classen, San Ramon, California, USA:  “Thank you so much for an enchanting 4 days that reminded us of all we miss about South Africa”

 Feb 2008 – Craig & Rhodian Irons, Queensland, Australia:  “Thanks for a most wonderful visit, it was a tremendous thrill to be shown around the reserve”

 Dec 2007 – Nico, Martie, Janno & Lani van Niekerk, George:  “Thanks for a wonderful 3 days and the privilege to criss-cross the reserve”

 Dec 2007 – Hettie Louw, George:  “Thank you for a great visit and great hospitality.  Wonderful to chill in the beautiful natural surroundings”

 Dec 2007 – Susan Jenkins & family, Cape Town:  “Oh, it was amazing.  Many thanks for your hospitality.  There is but one Elandskloof”

 Dec 2007 – Ernst & Elbe van Gooswillige & Hennie Le Roux, Paarl:  “Thanks for the opportunity to visit this beautiful reserve & for your hospitality”

 Dec 2007 – Gert Kruger, Cape Town:  “A most enjoyable visit on an unbelievably beautiful nature reserve”

 Dec 2007 – Jeanette Kruger, London, UK:  “What a wonderful place.  I enjoyed my visit thoroughly – just too short”

 Nov 2007 – John Roos & Jaques Vrey, Somerset West:  “Amazing place!  The Witteberg Private Nature Reserve night sky is awesome”

 Nov 2007 – Les & Judy McMahon, Darling:  “Wish we could stay longer.  What an idyllic place.  Perfect hospitality – thanks for your kindness”

 Nov 2007 – Leandra Giliomee, London, UK:  “The reserve’s beauty & the fabulous hospitality made my visit something to remember for a long time”

 Nov 2007 – Antoinette van den Berg, Somerset West:  “Wonderful hospitality, breathtakingly beautiful environment”

 Nov 2007 – Piet Klaasee, Durbanville:  “Great getaway, wonderful natural beauty, excellent hospitality”

Check out our photo album of guests on Facebook at

A great story written by one of our guests can be read at

Comments from guests who booked through our agents, SafariNow and RoomsForAfrica, can be seen at


(Page last updated 2014-06-06)