Zwartberg View Mountain Retreat
Our tripadvisor reviews confirm that we are one of the most unique
destinations anywhere in Africa– people from all over the world
come to experience our hospitality, often flying in and out without extending their
adventure to anything beyond our gate!
From the moment you turn off the Vergelegen Road onto our windy track over the dry riverbed,
you know you are in for something special!
You realise immediately that this IS a secret place, hidden away, a little piece of African magic
unlike anything else you will ever have experienced.
For many the opportunity to just sit on their private deck and let their imagination wander to what
the world must have been like before people is more than enough – for others, there is a choice of
three of the most wonderful walking trails imagineable that take in every aspect of one of the world's recognised floral kingdoms with more species of plants on our property than in all of the
United Kingdom ! Of course there is always a chance of an encounter with a hartebeest bursting
from cover, zebra on a hillside, or coming across one of five tortoise species found in this region !
At sunset, magic happens!!!
The hills turn deep red, the clouds light up with an array of colours and shades even a photograph
never seems to capture and the jackals begin to call. As night falls and you make your way down to the valley you realise you are in a very special place !...even more so as the Zebras, the springbuck and sometimes other antelope join us around the fire, munching on fodder 10 metres from the deck!!
The Vergelegen Road upon which the Retreat is situated leads one directly to the R328 and one
of the most highly sought after circular routes in the world, down the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert, through Meiringspoort and de Rust and back home to us, in time for sundowners and another fantastic dinner !! Along the same route you'll encounter ostrich farms, wine estates, endangered species breeding units and of course one of the greatest natural wonders in the world -
the awesome Cango Caves – directly accessible from here!
George is 65km from here, Mossel Bay, over the fabulous Robinson Pass just 98km and of course
the entire Garden route and the wonders of the now famous route 62 opens up to you on our doorstep!
For those who request us to do so we will book and arrange a very early morning meerkat adventure
with the now famous Meerkat man of Oudtshoorn – we'll introduce you to Leon Nel author of all of this region's travel guides and coffee table books, or if you have a particular interest we will do our best to plug you in to the right people to guide you!
Best of all, Zwartberg View Mountain Retreat IS a retreat – here you shrug off the modern world
for a couple of days, forget about wi-fi, TV, piped music, jacuzzi's, health centres and busloads
of tourists jostling you at the breakfast buffet!!