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Travellers think of our guide to hand-picked accommodation in South Africa as the fundamental reason why they had a great holiday. We’ve been producing the guide for 15 years, personally visiting each place each year and selecting only those lodges, boutique hotels, guest-houses, farmstays and B&Bs that we particularly enjoyed.

Things we like: natural, unstuffy, generous, humorous hosts, gardens, good food, untouristy places, the lived-in look, the artistic, the unusual, big baths, comfortable beds, open fires, real coffee, freshly-squeezed orange juice.

Things we don’t like: swirly, frilly, lacy décor, conference centres, identikit bedrooms, chain hotels; hosts who disappear irretrievably after your arrival… or never leave you alone; the smelly, the over-priced, the sickeningly cutesy; fake smiles, hatchet faces and steely eyes!

First and foremost we assess the people running the accommodation and choose only those for whom looking after others, whether they be friends, family or paying guests, is an innate pleasure. Taste, furnishings, facilities, views, food, beds, bathrooms… all these things are important too, but only if they are provided by friendly, caring hosts.

We have found you places across the whole of South Africa where the stay itself IS the holiday.

Contact details

Old Forge Cottage
Ewhurst Green
Robertsbridge
East Sussex
TN32 5TD
Tel: 01580-830-746
Email: simon@greenwoodguides.com
Web: visit website

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