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All the establishments below come highly recommended either by guests who have stayed at Liz at Lancaster or by Liz herself. Some of the recommendations are very special 5 star destination stays while others are more basic but are quiet and comfortable stopover stays.

Free State
  • Summit Legacy Manor This sparkling jewel of timeless elegance is situated at the foot of the picuresque Platberg Mountain. www.harrismithmanor.co.za

Northern Cape
  • Old Mill Lodge in Springbok 4 star accommodation in the heart of the Northern Cape wild flower area www.oldmilllodge.com

Western Cape
There are many excellent guesthouses in Cape Town and the Western Cape but here are some recommendations. Also check www.tripadvisor.com

Cape Town
  • Parker Cottage I have never stayed at Parker Cottage but have spoken to the owner Phil often and have received rave reviews from guests I have sent there. They rank no 9 out of the top 25 B&Bs in South Africa on Tripadvisorís 2013 Travellersí Choice and are currently no 2 of 214 in Central Cape Town. No mean feat. www.parkercottage.co.za
  • An African Villa I have a regular guest who, when she stays in Cape Town, always stays at An African Villa in Tamboerskloof. They rank no 21 of 25 top small hotels in South Africa on Tripadvisorís 2013 Travellersí Choice. www.capetowncity.co.za
Arniston
  • Arniston Lodge unpretentious; good value for money; close to the beach and to De Hoop Nature Reserve www.arnistonlodge.co.za
Franschhoek
  • Les Chambres located in the heart of Franschhoek close to restaurants ; highly rated on Tripadvisor www.leschambres.co.za
Stellenbosch Swellendam
  • Aan de Oever means 'next to the river' and this really charming 4 star guesthouse has wonderful views overlooking the river and the mountains www.aandeoever.com

Garden Route

George Heidelberg
  • Skeiding a working ostrich, sheep, and cattle, and wheat farm; a real escape www.skeiding.co.za
Heidelberg
  • Oakhurst Guest House treat yourself to a stay in the luxury of the manor house or stay in our spacious self-catering units where our attention to detail will ensure a restful stay www.oakhurstguesthouse.co.za
Knysna Mossel Bay
  • Park House Lodge This lodge, with its lush garden setting, is home away from home to travellers, tourists and holiday makers. www.parkhouse.co.za
Plettenberg Bay
  • Hog Hollow Country Lodge at The Crags near Plettenberg Bay Very special 4-star lodge; All 16 suites have private decks overlooking surrounding indigenous forests; real destination stay; really special www.hog-hollow.com
  • Anlin Beach House right on Robberg Beach; 4 star modern stylish luxurious; highly recommended www.anlinbeachhouse.co.za
  • Bosavern Excellent 4 star accommodation with stunning views over Robberg; highly recommended on Tripadvisor www.bosavern.co.za
  • Fynbos Ridge As its name suggests, set in a magnificent fynbos reserve, with stunning mountain views. Superb 5 star Lodge Highly rated on Tripadvisor www.fynbosridge.co.za
  • Acadia bed and breakfast Acadia B&B is a comfortable and affordable family run house situated in a quiet residential area only eight hundred metres from the ocean surf and close to all amenities.www.acadiaguesthouse.co.za
  • Coral Tree Cottages 4 Star Accommodation at Coral Tree Cottages offers you a home away from home to explore the delights of the Garden Route www.coraltreecottages.co.za
Storms River Mouth
  • Protea Hotel Tsitsikamma family-owned and managed hotel, originally established in 1946.Close to the Tsitsikamma National Park at Storms River Mouth www.tsitsikammahotel.co.za

Klein Karoo

Montagu Oudtshoorn
  • Dedenne Peace and quiet on a working ostrich and alfalfa farm www.dedenne.com
Prince Albert
  • The Saxe-Coburg Located in the centre of this must-see village with breath-taking views of the Swartberg, a must-do drive www.saxecoburg.co.za
Near Calitzdorp
  • The Retreat at Groenfontein Owned and run by Grant and Mary in the most beautiful setting in the Groenfontein Valley; Just wonderful www.groenfontein.com

Eastern Cape

Port Elizabeth
  • Woodall Country House Port Elizabeth area near Addo very special destination stay www.woodall-addo.co.za
  • Carslogie 200m from Port Elizabeth's popular beachfront; elegant 4 star with self-catering option www.carslogie.co.za
East London
Kwa-Zulu Natal

Drakensberg and Midlands Meander
  • Spionkop Lodge located near the Spionkop battlefield on the east of the Drakensberg; Historian and raconteur Raymond Heron is based at Spionkop www.spionkop.co.za
  • Cleopatra Mountain Reserve in the Central Drakensberg near Giant's Castle A gourmet delight in stunning scenery www.cleomountain.com
  • Moorcroft Manor at Himeville in the southern Drakensberg on the way to Sani Pass. Family owned and run www.moorcroft.co.za
  • Pleasant Place excellent 4 star guesthouse accommodation in Howick www.pleasantplaces.co.za
  • Bramleigh Manor near Nottingham Rd very much off the beaten track so if its peace quiet and nature you want this is your place www.bramleigh-manor.com
North Coast

Umdloti
Mpumalanga: Lowveld

Hoedspruit
  • Kwa-Mbili Game Lodge - As part of the Thornybush Game Reserve next to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Kwa-Mbili Game Lodge offers uncompromising quality and memorable game viewing safaris at an affordable price. www.kwambili.com
  • Singwe River Lodge located in the the Balule Reserve of the Greater Kruger National Park on the banks of the Olifants River www.singwe.co.za
  • Transfrontiers Walking Safaris An experience of a life time; exceptionally well priced safaris in the Greater Kruger National Park. Departures every Monday and Friday www.transfrontiers.com Linked to Backroads Africa a new and exciting agency which focuses on self-navigated and adventure travel throughout southern Africa www.backroadsafrica.com

Sandton Gauteng
  • Waybury House private Johannesburg guest house set in a quiet, upmarket suburb, offering the best in luxury Sandton accommodation. www.wayburyhouse.co.za





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