Guests Feedback Rating

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 15.59.24Here is a small selection of the feedback we have had from guests who have stayed in our Cottage since 1999 & Lodge since 2010.

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It is an amazing & beautiful place you created here.  We really enjoyed our stay with you.  Especially loved the information map.  Very useful and helpful.  Marita & Max – Germany – 7 – 9 October 2015

A lovely place to stay!  And what a view!  Also, Thank You, Jeanette and Berend for sharing with us your story – the making of Mountain View!  You are a great host and a talented artist, Jeanette!  Your paintings are beautiful!  Swellendam and your garden home will stay with us in our happy memory of South Africa!  Vien & Rheaine – Quebec, Canada – 7 – 9 October 2015

Heerlik gebly.  Weereens baie dankie.  Tot volgende keer.  (Lovely stay.  Once again, thank you very much.  Until the next time)  Jurie & Matthee – South Africa – 25 September 2015

Peaceful and comfortable accommodation at very reasonable rates.  Thank you very much.  Mike & Shelly – Cape Town,  South Africa – 18 September 2015

A wonderful and comfortable stay with a beautiful view.  It’s perfect!  Maria & Daniel – Palencia, Spain – 16 September 2015

A wonderful setting.  Very comfortable accommodation.  All a body could ask for.  Patrick & Sheena – Orkney Isles, Scotland – 07 September 2015

The perfect stay during the Photographic Society of South Africa Congress!  Lovely view.  Baie dankie vir vriendelike ontvangs en gasvryheid.  Volgende keer braai ons hier!  (Thank you very much for the friendly reception and hospitality.  Next time we will barbeque here!) Davet & Helena – George, South Africa – 9 – 15 August 2015

We’re here for the second time.  Some hot days.  We enjoyed the Bontebok Park with wonderful swimming at the picnic area; the trails in the Marloth Nature Reserve and the wonderful birds here in Mountain View.  Thanks for your hospitality.  Bernard & Ingrid – Cologne – Germany – 22 Jan 2015

Dit was ‘n wonderlike oorbly plekkie.  Die berge (Langeberge!) is ongelooflik mooi.  So ook di cottage + tuintjie.  Baie dankie.  Philip + Anita Venter – 04 Jan 2015

What a beautiful view! Berend & Jeanette are friendly and warm people who gave a lot of information about Swellendam and it’s surrounds.  Thanks a lot.  Greetings – Rutger & Liesen – Netherlands – 03 Jan 2015

What a way to end 2014.  We had a blissful time.  The Cottage reminded me of “Miss Marple’s” cottage.  It is indescribable.  So peaceful, so serene.  What a stay!!!  God willing, we hope to be back for a longer stay.  Thank you.  Bonn & Val – Cape Town – 31 Dec 2014

Breath taking view, amazing suite, nice town. What else do you need? – Kathrin – Germany – 29 Dec 2014

Beautiful peaceful surroundings with the wonderful bird life!  A foretaste of the Garden of Eden being restored earthwide!  Namour, Esmé + Sioux – Simon’s Town, Cape Town.  South Africa – 20 Dec 2014

It was a great experience for us.  The place is beautiful and full of natural life.  This is definitely worth another return visit.  Magnificent views of the mountains and the greater part of Swellendam.  Not forgetting the early morning sweet sounds from birds.  Thank you so much!! Best regards – George & Gertrude – Cape Town – 20 Nov 2014

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your welcoming place.  Everything so clean and neat one can really ‘eat off the floor’ ! The view is out of this world, the rooms well equipped and the garden a dream to wander in.  Thank you once more!   Warm regards – Ben and Elsa Marais – 01 December 2013

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage.  The setting is superb and the accommodation clean, neat, and comfortable.  Well done Berend, well done Jeanette!  – James & Bev – South Africa – Feb 2013

We were at your cottage and would like to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely recommend your place to our friends and family.  We particularly loved the garden and my nieces loved Shadow. Thanks once again and best regards for the future. – Bridget Matthews, Cape Town

“This cottage was our little paradise.” – Germany

“What a lovely and sunny hill.  One of the most wonderful places we’ve seen in SA.” – Belgium

“The quaintest of quaint and coziest of coziest!  What a beautiful find, we’ll be back.”  – Cape Town

“A wonderful holiday cottage and fantastic massage treatments.  We all had a superb holiday.  Thank you very much.” – Scotland

“A delightful cottage with the most spectacular view.  We loved walking in Marloth (Nature Reserve).  Great garden and such special attention to detail.  We will be back!” – Cape Town

“Stunning views. Lovely hosts. Very comfortable stay.  Great massage!  Thanks!” – England

“The combination of the fireplace and the massage made a rainy day sunny!” – Netherlands

“Another Christmas here and with Aromatherapy.  Total relaxation.” – Cape Town

“Beautiful atmosphere, incredible views!  Relaxing!!!” – USA

“Tranquil and comfortable.” – Australia

“Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and special place.  I certainly feel rejuvenated after my Aromatherapy and we all feel relaxed and rested after our lovely stay here.   Will recommend to our friends.” – United Kingdom

“It’s the best B&B cottage on our South African tour!” – Germany

“A view is where the soul goes to restore itself.  Feel refreshed, relaxed and in tune.  Massage wonderful!” – Somerset West, South Africa