03 January 2020
There isn’t a single fault I can point out during my stay at Blackwood Rest. To begin with our host Brendon sent us perfect directions to the location along with pictures to help us navigate our way easier. Brendon met us on our arrival and gave us a lovely tour of the property. Every minor detail was well taken care of. Things that would have never even crossed our minds, Brendon has thought of. From the fluffy slippers and gown to the individual towels for every guest in the rooms. Whether it be the complementary drinks in the fridge or the marshmallows for roasting after a braai, Brendon has taken care of it all. The cottage has the most stunning hand made wooden furniture that compliments the mordern rustic feel of it. The pics provided don’t do justice to the beauty of the cottage and property. We were provided with sticks to chase away baboons if you decide to go on a hike or the basket of blankets for when you relax in the patio enjoying a peaceful cool night watching the stars. The view from the patio is just breathtaking with a kids playing area and an island by the small dam with a fire pit if you decide to cast a line and enjoy some light fishing. Brendon was an amazing host who took care of all our needs and was always available with quick responses for anything we might have needed. The house was serviced every day when we were out touring the area for free and our laundry was done for a little fee. Brendon’s hospitality was outstanding and he went above and beyond what was expected from him. An example of his attention to detail in making sure we had a comfortable stay was when he noticed I had laid down a mattress for my baby to sleep on at night and the next day he had built a cot for my baby to sleep in! Brendon also provided us with information and booklets on activities and places to visit around the area. Our privacy was never disturbed and we enjoyed our stay so much that we extended it and stayed an extra two nights! We would highly recommend Blackwood rest and we’ll definitely be back! Worth every last penny! Truly a hidden gem! The pics don’t do justice in displaying how stunning the place is!