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54 reviews
Interior, Merlin's Cottage
Seasonal farm produce
Kitchen, Merlin's Cottage
'Farm manager' Kashmir, Merlin's Cottage
Exterior, Merlin's Cottage
Exterior, Merlin's Cottage
Anglo-Arab horses, Angels Rest Farm
Angels Rest Farm
Watsonia (fynbos) by the lily pond, Angels Rest Farm
Lily pond, Angels Rest Farm
Seasonal proteas, Merlin's Cottage
Seasonal water hole, Angels Rest Farm
Egyptian geese at the waterhole, Angels Rest Farm
Bushbuck visiting, Angels Rest Farm
Meadow fynbos in summer, Angels Rest Farm
Maya, Angels Rest Farm
Sunset over Angels Rest Farm
Seasonal proteas, Merlins Cottage
Angels Rest Farm
Angels Rest Farm
Rhode Island Red, Angels Rest Farm
Angels Rest Farm
Sun rise over Angels Rest Farm
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

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Sam P
2 reviews
“Quiet, homey, refreshing place from which to explore the Cape”
Reviewed 15 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

My wife and I booked at Angels' Rest because we needed a relaxing and refreshing place to get away. We were not disappointed. The cabin is simple but exceptionally clean, spacious, and comfortable. It sits at the edge of an open hilly meadow outlined with pine forest and populated by grazing horses. We received excellent service from hosts Liz and Hannes, who even provided complimentary eggs and herbs from their farm. Two of the things we most enjoyed were the outdoor fire pit and indoor fireplace (ample firewood and kindling was provided) -- perfect for enjoying a braai (barbecue), an evening under the stars, or a rainy morning inside with a good book. Unlike more commercial venues, the cabin truly has a private feel, as the only other house within 100 meters is that of the hosts.

Besides its other merits, the cabin boasts a superb location, just off highway N2 and almost halfway in between resort towns Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, each of which offer numerous restaurants, shops, and beaches. The Knysna Elephant Park is almost right outside the back door, and beautiful Robberg Nature Preserve is a mere 15-minute drive away. Within an hour's drive (and often considerably less), one can find many beaches, hiking and biking trails, national parks, extreme sports, and wildlife sanctuaries.

Only one thing to be aware of: since the cabin runs entirely on solar energy and a rainwater catchment system, guests would do well to watch consumption habits a bit more closely than normal. That said, we never once lacked power or water during our 11-day stay (and there is backup in case of prolonged drought).

All in all, we had a lovely vacation at Angels' Rest and would stay there again in a heartbeat.

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Liked best: quiet atmosphere, fire pit, location
Liked least: no laundry facilities
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed 30 July 2015 for a stay in March 2015

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Liked best: Interaction with the horses and the peaceful tranquility of the farm
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed 3 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Liked best: Entertaining horses
Liked least: Not applicable
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 29 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

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