Caroline thank you for a wonderful 4 nights at Kraal Cottage. This is our second visit to Bastiaanskloof, but our first to Kraal Cottage and we absolutely loved it! This rustic, basic little cottage was turned into a very special and elegant away-home by you. The lovely crockery, linen and towels, well-equipped kitchen, Smeg counter top appliances, Nespresso machine, choice of pots and pans including Le Creuset casserole and the pie dish, had me cooking up a storm. And we so appreciated the Proteas, bread, the biscuits, the top quality coffee and the Nespresso pods, top notch extra virgin olive oil, not to mention the Charlotte Rice bathroom goodies. Yes and I delved into the books and magazines, all current for this year.
We were a bit worried we would be cold in a stone cottage in winter, but the gas heater heated up the kitchen in no time and the fireplace in the bedroom worked a dream.
On our first morning, we had lovely sunshine and went down to Kraal’s private river pool, where we had a huge fry-up. So special…heaven on earth. Saturday we tackled the Slanghoek Wine route and had lunch at Bosjes restaurant. We booked ahead and had a “table with a view” … Can’t describe this, seeing is believing. And on Sunday we went searching for snow and found it at the end of the 4X4 Matroosberg route… another breathtaking experience!
What a find this lovely little place is… a place to rejoice in life, drink in the beauty of our mountains and return home with your soul revived.
Please convey our warmest thank you to your staff as well, especially Roger, who responded so swiftly both times we contacted him on the radio.