How would you rate your holiday with Cedarberg, overall?: Excellent
We have just returned from a quite outstanding holiday. Milandi listened to what we wanted and organised it perfectly. The standard of the whole trip was even better than we expected and the itinerary was interesting, enjoyable, relaxing and fun in exactly the right proportions!
Comments about places stayed: We did suffer some heavy rain for several days in the middle which meant we did not get to see the best of Swellendam but Cape Town for 4 days was excellent and Franschhoek is beautiful with loads to do. All the food on the holiday was a high quality but a couple of restaurants in Franschhoek were the best. Despite poor weather in the Crags we still found plenty to do. Hog Hollow is rather quirky in a good way although their food was a bit disappointing but the staff most helpful and the rooms clean and excellent with a lovely outlook. Amakhala Bukela really is a 5 star lodge and we found it impossible to find anything negative at all in the feedback – it helped that the weather improved!! They managed to find almost every animal a-plenty!
The apartment right on the Waterfront in Cape Town was a real bonus – it was huge and very comfortable indeed, although I did get my phone stolen within half an hour of arriving! It was in good part my own fault but it was evidently taken by someone working in the next door hotel. The police were helpful but took rather a lot of hours out of our first 24! We got over that and the day tours with Ilios Travel (Jorge) were really worthwhile. Franschhoek is an amazing place – so much to do and so much wine to drink! Le Franschhoek hotel really good and the food was ok but La Petite Ferme and Le Chene restaurants stood out as culinary stars with beautiful views. Pity about the rain in Swellendam but the Rothman Manor was lovely and Andreas so helpful. There was lots to do in the Crags and we could have done more – I’m not usually a fan of Aviaries but the one in the next valley is quite remarkably good as was the Monkey Sanctuary and the Elephant experience. Enricos restaurant down on the seafront is worth a visit. Not much more to say about Amakhala Bukela – a wonderful way to end a very, very good holiday = thank you so much.
How likely is that you would recommend us?: 10 – Extremely likely