Your intrepid consumer advice hound has been on the road again. This time it was the George area in the Western Cape. To be honest, I wasn’t really sure I wanted to tell you about it. We’ve all heard that hackneyed phrase, ‘so and so’s best kept secret’; and personally, I wanted Edenwood Guesthouse to remain that sort of place where I could phone and not have you lot ahead of me.
But instead of being petty and small minded (quiet you in the back row), and in keeping with the policy of this blog to provide you with only the best in information, here is what I believe to be the find of 2011 – Edenwood Guesthouse.
The breathtakingly picturesque Outeniqua mountains, against which George quietly goes about its existence, hides Edenwood Guesthouse. It nestles cosily against the mountain slopes with indigenous forest hard by their property. An astounding variety of birdlife and other wildlife have also made this Eden their home.
Complementing the idyllic environment was the most heart-warming welcome we’ve had for a long time. Our quiet but eminently capable hostess and co-owner Dawn, showed us to our picture-perfect room.
Everything about the guest house whispers understated elegance and quiet quality. The comfort and well being of the guests have been anticipated and superbly catered for by Dawn and Stan, the husband and wife team who run the business.
If our breakfast the next morning is anything to go by, you can expect all meal offerings at Edenwood to be world class. The post breakfast coffee was accompanied by fascinating accounts of their extensive travels and the history of Edenwood. Finally and reluctantly we took our unwilling leave of this fine establishment – but already, I’m thinking up excuses to return.
[For a better look at the guest house and to make bookings, pop over to http://www.edenwood.co.za/. You’ll see I’m not exaggerating]