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12 May 2013
We are safely home – we really enjoyed our time at your house. We had an incident with baboons on Wednesday – I was really glad we took Bolt (the dog) with. He scared them off! They only ate some of the food they took out the fridge so no harm done other to my nerves! According to the few locals we spoke to it is becoming an increasing problem. But never enough to make us stay away.
Kind regards, Marthie van Niekerk, South Africa
2 May 2013
We really had a wonderful holiday and wow the weather was superb.
Sally Steenkamp, South Africa
27 March 2013
Dear Maaike, you have a wonderful house and we enjoyed it a lot.
Thanks very much. Andreas Kahl, Germany
17 March 2013
Good day Maaike. We had a lovely weekend in Nectar last weekend. It was the first time for us in Natures Valley, and it will definitely not be the last!
Marinda Swart, South Africa
11 March 2013
Dear Maaike, I would firstly like to thank you for the use of your wonderful house at Natures Valley for the past weekend. You are right it is worth every cent and more. Thank you again and we look forward to staying there again (..).
Regards, Daniel Murphy, South Africa
12 February 2013
We arrived well in the cold and snowy Germany again and miss the wonderful time in South Africa.
Greetings, Stefan Naether, Germany
30 January 2013
We loved the cottage and will be back we hope.
Regards, Jill McQueen, France
10 January 2013
We had a lovely stay. Thanks again
Ceri Newdigate, South Africa
6 January 2013
Another awesome holiday in Nectar- thank you!! Your house is so well equipped and comfortable- (loved the new duvets!) and margaret remains a STAR!!
Adrianne van Westenbrugge, South Africa
14 December 2012
Dear Maaike, We had a wonderful stay at Nectar Cottage and with this letter I wish to thank you for letting us enjoy this beautiful little gem! We had great weather and the short walk to the beach contributed to the absolute pleasure.
We have gone to Nature’s Valley from time to time over the years, but have never stayed in a house as beautiful, convenient and equipped as Nectar Cottage.
A special thanks to Elma – the house was spotlessly cleaned and fresh when we arrived after our long journey – what a pleasure to start our holiday like this! She is such a lovely, caring person
Thanks again, we thoroughly enjoyed staying in your lovely cottage.
Take care and kindest regards,
Elize Willemse, South Africa
30 October 2012
it was so wonderful in your accommodation. We had a happy and good time in South Africa, it’s a sunny and nice country.
Thank you for all!
Sabine and Holm Liegert, Germany
24 October 2012
Many thanks for the rental of your well-equipped Nectar Cottage a couple of weeks ago, where we enjoyed all its facilities, proximity to beach, wildlife visitors and the Valley itself. Despite some bad weather, we hunkered down around a couple of cosy evening log fires, and we all agreed it was the perfect peaceful place to rest up halfway along the Garden Route.
We would certainly highly recommend the Cottage, and would like to think that we might return some day.
Peter Salisbury, UK
12 August 2012
Hi Maaike, Thanks very much (for return of deposit).
I wanted to pop you a note and say a very big thank you. we had a wonderful stay at Nectar Cottage. Everything was just perfect and the cottage is looking amazing. Everyone commented on how well the cottage was furnished, the beautiful bathrooms and the facilities in general. We had everything we needed. And we loved the carrot cake waiting for us in the fridge!
The only thing I needed to tell you about is that the down stairs bathroom/outdoor shower there is a problem with the drainage. The water drains extremely slowly and we tried to unclog it with the plunger but it didn’t really help. (Thanks Kirsten, we have been struggling to get this right for years. I will get another plumber in as soon as possible)
Thanks for everything! I will definitely be back and we will recommend Nectar cottage to our friends.
Kirsten Arnold, South Africa
6 August 2012
Bedankt voor het terugstorten en we hebben zeker genoten, het is een heerlijk huis op een prachtige plek. Mijn man vond de taart heeeeel erg lekker!
Ina van den Berg, Nederland
8 May 2012
Dear Maaike, Thanks for the refund, much appreciated.
We're all very happy, having enjoyed a fabulous 9 days at NECTAR: Little Jasper our grandson certainly the most as he had ample space to run and play - known in Xhoza as Mpithi-Mphiti [meaning cheerful, happy and very active child]. Hundreds of photo's and number of CD's were taken of him and the beautiful surrounding scenery. At 2yrs 3 months, he has already visited Mexico, Canada[his other grandparents], and now South Africa: He seems to enjoy travelling very much.
Sonja [eldest daughter], Sonita [youngest daughter] and husband William Robert asked me to convey their satisfaction and delight on an awsome holiday. They vouched to come back to NECTAR at the next available opportunity - Suzanna and I are certainly in agreement.
They departed from ORT airport at 19:45 to London, Heathrow and then respectively to the Grand Caymans and Denver, Colorado.
Many thanks to you and Elma.
Ciao, Jack & Suzanna
11 March 2012
We hebben ontzettend genoten van Nectar Cottage en Natures Valley. Wat een prachtig huis en een prachtige plek. Het huis is ook enorm goed uitgerust en onderhouden, echt uitstekend!
Yvette Krol, Nederland
27 February 2012
We had a fantastic stay at Nectar Cottage! We will definitely be back there again.
Kind Regards, Wendy Naude, South Africa
7 January 2012
We had a wonderful time in natures valley!
we will definitely make use of the cottage again.
Hans and Ida van de Wetering, South Africa
19 December 2011
Another amazing holiday in natures valley in Nectar Cottage - thank you!! We just love both Natures Valley AND Nectar Cottage so much that I wanted to reserve my dates for december 2012!! This would be our third december holiday in your wonderful home - my kids just love it!
Thank you again for sharing your wonderful home!
Adrianne van westenbrugge, South Africa
Love it, Matt (11 years). Such an awesome time, every year has to be shorter so that we can get here sooner.
25 November 2011
So sad to be leaving tomorrow! Amazing how quickly time flies in the Valley!! We absolutely love your cottage and always enjoy your magnificent carrot cake!!! THANK YOU!! :). And just when things couldn't get any better, my now "fiance" took me up into the mountains, and when we reached the top got down on one knee!!! :)
Thank you Maaike - we had such a magic time!!! xxx
Angie, South Africa
10 - 13 November 2011
Lovely place, wonderful location and a spectacular house!
Nils Carlin, Carl, Reliza, and Elizabeth from Knysna, South Africa and Sweden
5 November 2011
Thanks so much indeed. You have a little gem. We enjoyed Nectar Cottage so much! Looking forward to come visit again in the near future.
Till next time.
Keep well. Regards, Philip Booysens, South Africa
23 - 26 October 2011
We just found this marvelous hidden place via Internet - by accident! And we must say it is one of the loveliest places we have ever seen. We really enjoyed our stay here and would like to stay for longer ... . Hope to come back ... . Thank you for the delicious "welcome cake"!
The Weiss family and the Gloeckner family, Germany
23 October 2011
We absolutely loved Nectar Cottage and I am sure I will be back,
Thanks for creating such a cosy stay get away place.
Andrea Brand, South Africa
14 October 2011
Having spent a few glorious sun and fun filled days in this house in my teen years, it was very special to come back 25 years later and find that it is all still here! And nothing has changed ... . This is a very special place in the world. Please look after it well!
With appreciation, The Kleins - Gunther, Terry and Gina, Vancouver Island, Canada. Thanks!
9 October 2011
Thank you, once again for sharing your piece of heaven!! We had a wonderful rest in Nectar Cottage - we'll be back!!
The Krugers, Cape Town
1 October 2011
Dear Maaike, we had a fabulous time. The house really served our purpose well.
Nature's Valley is a gift.
Best wishes, Mark Bahlig, South Africa
17 September 2011
Loving being here! Cottage is great, so well equipped and all is delightful, although not yet quite swimming weather yet, more suited for walking. You've done a terrific job putting it all together. Trust all is good with you.
Much love, as always, Rob & Ali Woodburn, Australia
21 August 2011
First of all, we absolutely enjoyed our stay at Nectar Cottage. I would definitely recommend to anyone coming to SA.
Thanks for the refund update. Please take care of yourself.
Regards, Kenneth St Brice, Egypt
11 August 2011
Dag Maaike, we zijn vandaag met een ontzettend tevreden gevoel thuis gekomen. Nectar Cottage was wederom ongelooflijk prettig. Onze hele familie vond het fantastisch, hetgeen ook niet anders kan in zo'n mooie omgeving. Voor Born In Africa hebben we wederom mooie dingen kunnen realiseren, vooral als het gaat om de inzet van professionele mankracht in de vorm van extra docenten, mentoren en begeleiders. Ook financieren we de succesvolle huiswerkclub, waar jongeren i.p.v. Het straatleven zich inspannen tijdens educatieve en sportieve programma's. We hebben tevens een tiental studenten afkomstig uit Kurland en Kranshoek bezocht, die hun talenten optimaal benutten op hogere scholen. Wij vinden het een voorrecht om deze jongeren door middel van beursen aan een goed diploma te helpen. Kortom, de natuur, de zee, Born In Africa en je prachtige huisje hebben wederom gezorgd voor een geweldig verblijf. Ons volgende bezoek staat voorzichtig gepland in 2014, dan willen we zeker weer gebruik maken van je huis, mocht dit nog mogelijk zijn. Dank voor het terugstorten van de borg en je hoort zeker van ons.
Vriendelijke groeten, Bram Verwij, Nederland
Thank you for the wonderful say :). We enjoyed every minute of it. It's great that we stay close to the ocean. We made HUGE sandcastles and played in the waves. We played badminton all day yesterday! The complimentary welcome carrot cake was delicious! Thank you for that, we thoroughly enjoyed it :). The beds were very comfy and the fire place was warm and cosy. THANK YOU FOR THE STAY :).
Reeza, Cape Town
We saw bushpigs .... awesome animals. Loved our stay.
Rehana, Cape Town
Very nice :)(too many miggies)
David, Cape Town (I wish Johannesburg :))
24 April 2011
We had a wonderful say. The house catered for our every need. The setting splendid. We only discovered afterwards that the stay was too short. We'll be back.
Van der Heyden family, Cape Town
The house was fabulous - cosy and had everything we needed! The welcome cake was delicious and our stay wonderful. This is so great a part of our lovely country. A real pity the check-out time was so early, 8am!
Valife family, Johannesburg
14 April 2011
Having camped at Natures Valley as a child, it was a real treat to be back here after a 14-year drought from God's best kept secret. Now we add Nectar Cottage, and Nature's Valley is the best place on earth to relax and unwind and connect with nature! The kids loved every minute and my dad loved being able to sleep on the deck at night :). Thank you so much!
De lange family, Cape Town and UK
9 April 2011
Many thanks Maaike, we had a wonderful time!!
Fiona Bugler, Cape Town, South Africa
24 March 2011
Thank you for a very wonderful week. I loved the cottage andteh cake was great.
Val de Beer
A great home away from home. Warm and friendly. Thanks for the wonderful stay.
Marion de Beer, Zimbabwe
Such a great place, so hard to leave. Thanks for the carrot cake, it was a treat. Home from home. Back soon I hope. We loved it.
Regards, Justin de Beer, South Africa
Hi, it was great staying in Nectar Cottage. Thanks for the carrot cake. It was so fun. The lagoon was really warm. Hope to come back soon. The beds were comfortable. Thanks for the extra blankets!
Bye! love Emma
I loved it!
It was great staying in your home
27 February 2011
It was great thank you very much! I was very impressed with all the improvements you have made inside!
Best regards, Grant Goedhals, South Africa
6 January 2011
We had the most wonderful holiday at Nectar Cottage - and Natures Valley has become our new favourite place on the planet!! Your house is exceptionally well equipped and comfortable - we are indeed lucky that you share it!
Regards, Adrianne van Westenbrugge, South Africa.
20 December 2010
Thank you for the refund of the deposit and for the lovely stay at your cottage! It was excellent and it is really well kept. If we travel in that direction, we will certainly contact you again for accommodation.
Baie dankie vir die fantastiese 4 dae. Ons kon heerlik uitrus na 's natterige Otter route. Die huis is gerieflik en groot genoeg gewees vir ons groot familie. Ons sal definitief weer gebruik maak van die huis in toekomstige tye.
Kind regards, Riana Swiegelaar, Namibia, South Africa and Dubai
16 December 2010
Wow, dit was baie lekker gewees! Die huis was goed toegerus en gemaklijk. Dankie vir die verwelkomings koek! Dit was bevange! Van ons het sommer verloof geraak! Dankie! Mense van Pretoria, familie Le Roux, Zuid-Afrika
10 December 2010
Thanks very much. We had such a fantastic time, already missing Nectar. Hopefully be back next year the same time!! Everything so nicely supplied and everything we needed. And a wonderful carrot cake!
Once again, thanks for all your trouble!
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and happy new year!
Warmest regards, Heinz, Di, Ang & Steve Ahlfeld, South Africa
28 November 2010
A short and memorable stay here in Nature's Valley with the family and Rachel. Lovely accommodation, shame England lost the rugby! Had a thoroughly great time at Nectar Cottage - thank you very much.
Family Read, South Africa and UK
29 October 2010
Our first visit to Nectar Cottage and we feel like we discovered a hidden jewel and that we are now part of a special club. The living room might lack some lighting (note by owner: 2 broken lamps have now been fixed) but the overall feeling is of joy, happiness and tranquility. We will not only be back but we will surely send some people over. Like we say in our country, this is "five star". Nothing to say, it is pure bliss.
Gilberto, Gloria, Djenan and Yara Carvalho, Angola.
3 October 2010
This was our third visit to Nectar Cottage and definitely not our last. Our family, once again, had a fabulour time in Natures Valley. ON arrival the kids rushed to the fridge to see if there was a carrot cake inside ... thank you again for that treat!!
Best wishes, Dries and Eloise Kruger, Cape Town, South Africa
P.S. The new kitchen and bathroom are a lovely bonus!! (note by owner: now the upstairs bathroom has also been renovated!)
17 August 2010
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage, we had a wonderful time but would have liked to stay a little longer. My husband and son enjoyed their early morning jogging trips to explore along the coast line. We managed to see the dolphins playing in the surf. The carrot cake and access to face book!!!! were particularly enjoyed by the children.
Thanks once again, Helen Poulter, UK
14 April 2010
We had a fabulous holiday, made great use of the tennis nets, thanks. Thank you for the carrot cake, it didn't last long with 3 kids around though!
Moneen D'Hotman de Villiers, Cape Town
5 April 2010
Thank you, we had a great time.
Louise Driver, South Africa
31 March 2010
We had a wonderful stay and you have a very beautiful house. We will certainly be back some time in the future.
Regards, Monty Stephenson, South Africa
31 March 2010
We enjoyed the stay very much! Thx for the carrot cake, it was yummy! I really liked the view and the house was cool. I would like to come again!!
Tessa Stephenson, Cape Town, South Africa
P.S. I am gonna miss not being here!!
31 March 2010
I really enjoyed my stay here; the beds were comfy, it was beautiful outside and very big in the house. My only complaint is that there are very few lights in the living room, and it is very dim in there. (note by owner: replaced broken lamps - there is always a stock in the hall cupboard - but we are still looking for better standing lamps). Thank you!!
Danielle (13), British Columbia, Canada
28 March 2010
Thanks for the use of the cottage, we enjoyed our stay thoroughly. The cottage was brilliantly clean and well equiped for an effortless holiday.
Johnny Le Roux, South Africa
24 March 2010
Hi Maaike, We had a wonderful time for thank you, I would recommend The Nectar Cottage to anyone who is interested in time away from home. I look forward to booking the cottage again in the future.
Sandra Adolph, South Africa
21 January 2010
Dear Maaike, We've had a wonderful time at Nectar Cottage! I'm sure we will be back next year, hopefully in the summer like this time. Got a bit of sunburn and hubby nearly lost a toenail - but it's all worth it! The views, weather and wildlife are amazing. Love going to the beach every morning. Won't be able to do that in Holland (ha ha).
Thanks so much for everything. Angela and Siljan, the Netherlands
16 januari 2010
Ik heb een heerlijke tijd hier doorgebracht. Rust, zee dichtbij en schattige bushpiggies! Bedankt dat ik in je huis mocht logeren. Ik wens iedereen die hier verblijft een hele fijne vakantie.
Veel liefs, Marjon Lanting, Nederland
12 January 2010
We had a great time staying at Nectar Cottage. It was handy being so close to the beach. We particularly enjoyed seeing all the wildlife including bushbuck, bushpig, monkeys, orcas, dolphins, snakes and birds!
Thanks once again, Pages, New Zealand
4 January 2010
It was glorious, thank you.
Leila McKenna, South Africa
21 December 2009
Thank you, Maaike, we enjoyed it very much. I want to say a special thank you to both you and Elma, for your clean and well equipped, professionally run holiday home we could use and the very nice Carrot Cake in the fridge!
Regards, Elmarie Aucamp, South Africa
11 December 2009
We really enjoyed your beautiful cottage, absolutely stunning! And would love to visit Nectar again in the near future for another relaxing stay (Natures Valley really is one of the most beautiful places on earth!). Thanks again Maaike, we had a really wonderful time. Still cannot get over how beautiful the cottage actually is, and just a stone throw away from the beach! What more can one ask for ...
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year, Angie & family Ahlfeld, S.A.
28 September 2009
We all had a blast, my brother and family had to adjust due to the fact that there was no tv lol. I must admit that I was sad that I did not get to meet the bush pigs.
Will have to go there again...
Ana Kakavelakis, South Africa
18 September 2009
We had a wonderful stay at your cottage - really enjoyed it - thanks
also to Elma for her help.
Thanks again and take care, Heini Booysen, South Africa
10 August 2009
Thanks Maaike, it was so wonderful. We had a lovely time, and will most definitely be back. We had the most beautiful weather as well.
Regards, Renate Campher, South Africa
16 June 2009
What an amazing home! We had such a lovely stay, thank you so much for having us in your warm and welcoming home. We are already looking forward to our return! We will definitely be back and will tell our friends about the place too. Thank you for everything!
Kind regards, Geraldine Du Preez, South Africa
4 June 2009
Hi Maaike, Thanks very much for the use of Nectar Cottage, we had a lovely time and really enjoyed the cottage.
Louise Carelsen, Botswana
11 May 2009
It is really a lovely place to come. It is our second time already with our neighbours and we have really enjoyed it. The bushpigs have apparently been fed by previous holiday people and "Percy" and "Marushka" pig joined us at our braai almost every evening! The beach is lovely and we swam eventhough it is supposedly winter!
T. Rebekka,Jesse, Eter, Ben, Minna & Petri (Finland) and Svetlana, Dmitry, Tamara & Alexei (Russia) and me from Cape Town, Petri Vaisanen.
7 May 2009
Het verblijf in Nectar cottage was geweldig. Wat een mooi huisje. We voelden ons meteen thuis en ik weet zeker dat we in de toekomst (mocht dit mogelijk zijn) zeker nog een keer gebruik gaan maken van je prachtige onderkomen. Dankjewel voor het verblijf en terugstorten van de borg.
Groeten, Chantal en Bram Verweij, the Netherlands
After having been away for almost five years, Nectar Cottage really felt like coming home again. It was so nice to be very close to all our wonderful colleagues of the Crags Primary School (Kurland Village). Next time we visit the Crags we will definitely come back to this truly magnificent place. Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic house with us.
Joop, Mien, Lieve, Bram, Chantal; Beuningen, the Netherlands
25 April 2009
I would like to say that we enjoyed staying at Nectar Cottage tremendously. The fact that the kitchen was well equipped, that there were games such as badminton available, made a big difference to the stay. Thanks for providing these.
Regards, Marc van Roosmalen, UK
18 April 2009
Nectar cottage was wonderful.
Thank you and regards, Tracy Thomas, Western Australia
14 April 2009
We had such a wonderful time in Nature's Valley, and the four of us felt quite sad to leave. Even though we will not be able to visit next year in April, we'll definitely return to Nectar again. Thanks again for sharing your house and its lovely energy with others!
Kindest regards, Eloise Kruger, South Africa
3 April 2009
Nectar Cottage was perfect for our family! Thank you.
Jennifer Henrichsen, Ghana
22 March 2009
Hoi Maaike, we hebben het hier gewelding naar ons zin gehad, in dit prachtige huis en een super omgeving. Het is een geweldig huis, jammer dat we zondag weer naar de volgende bestemming moeten. De mensen zijn erg aardig en de omgeving hier is geweldig.
De groetjes vanuit Nectar Cottage, Karel, Christa, Rob en Wouter Versteeg, Nederland.
20 January 2009
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Nature's Valley has always been a favourite place to which we will always return.
Pierre, Vilma and Jacques, New Zealand
13 January 2009
Thanks for everything!
Alex (Germany), Ben (UK), Bevil (Canada), John (USA), Martin (SA), Petra (SA), Camilla and Hanah (Portugal)
27 December 2008
Thank you, we had a wonderful stay.
Kind Regards, Oliver Kirsten, South Africa.
11 December 2008
We enjoyed our stay at Nectar Cottage. It was a very nice time. After staying in Kruger for 4 weeks - always driving in a car to look at animals and no moving the body - we enjoyed the ost the beach walks. The contrast beteen the wonderful beach and green garden ith the surrounding forest makes Nectar Cottage in Natures Valley so special.
We hope we can come back, Walter & Dagmar Schroer, Germany
26 November 2008
Thank you, our stay was superb. I will definitely book for longer next time. Nature's Valley is absolutely beautiful! What a fantastic setting for a lovely, relaxing holiday. Thank you for a memorable holiday!
Regards, Tomasz Zalewski, South Africa
P.S. Beware the bushpigs!
18 November 2008
Had a wonderful time here in Nectar Cottage - beautiful setting. Very rustic - enjoyed evenings of scrabble and open fire. Helen and her family thoroughly enjoyed their stay at Nectar and will certainly love to return there on the next vacation to S.A.
With thanks and best wishes again, Steve Vesty, The Murray/Vest/Galpins, Southhampton, UK
Thank you for a beautiful stay. We leave with wonderful impressions.
Kerstin, Jurg, Christiane, Werner, Christine, Karla, Kurt, Germany
12 October 2008
The place is absolutely amazing and I will definitely be back in the future and also refer people to you!
Thanks and regards, Niall, South Africa
26 September 2008
Nectar Cottage was by far the most beautiful place we've stayed so far! It's so relaxing. We wanna come back sometime, that's for sure.
All the best, Markus Stemler, Germany
13 September 2008
We had an incredible time, I've never been to Nature's Valley and it was beautiful. The house was stunning with all the bits and pieces that make it feel like home. We were here on honeymoon and so loved the peace and quiet. There was not one thing I would have changed! Nectar Cottage has all the amenities of home yet remained the perfect getaway.
Much love and light, George and Lana Christofides, South Africa
28 August 2008
We had a wonderful holiday! In terms of the cottage we lacked for nothing, and in fact, the cupboard full of board games was only discovered whilst packing up!! Thank you. Next year is a definite!
With thanks and best regards, Robyn Crowley, South Africa
7-12 July 2008
We had a real nice time in Nectar Cottage, Nature's Valley and surroundings. Lots of beautiful nature. Whale safari from Plett was very disappointing; only saw sealions. Ziplining in Storm's River was awesome, also the Storms River Heads were beautiful. Rope bridge was closed for maintenance. Today we went to Monkey Land which was nice for the kids. Nights are pretty cold around this time of year. Some extra blankets would help (note by Nectar: blankets now in every room). Thanks for the clean cottage!
Greetz, Bas, Yves, (Holland), Dean, Sheila, Darren, Sue (South Africa) Molly, Gay (USA)
6 July 2008
We hebben een heerlijke tijd gehad in Nectar Cottage; jammer dat ik vooraf maar drie nachten geboekt had en de rest van onze trip ook al had vastgelegd.
We hebben elke avond een paar mandjes hout verstookt om op te warmen, want buiten werd het flink koud! Ik heb ondertussen de borg teruggekregen; had me niet gerealiseerd dat ik die nog terug zou krijgen?
Groet, Rene Claesen, Nederland
3-6 July 2008
We had a nice sunny stay and went hiking and made a whale-safari from Plettenberg Bay. The nights were cold so we burnt a bundle of wood in the fire place.
Hope we can come here again!
Rene Jeannette, Joep & Mathilde, Haarlem, Nederland
3 May 2008
Thank you very much we have enjoyed the stay, it was just too short. The cottage is well equipped, neat and clean. Thanks for the amazing carrot cake, it was a lovely surprise. We will definitely come again.
Kind regards, Suenet Simmonds, South Africa
27 April 2008
Thank you so much! we had a lovely time.
With best wishes, Sarah Goldblatt, South Africa
11 April 2008
We've just returned from a lovely stay in your home. Thank you for sharing your lovely home!
Kind regards, Eloise Kruger, South Africa
29 March 2008
What a wonderful place to spend with the ones you love! We had a wonderful time!
The Robertsons, Montreal, Canada
16 March 2008
Thank you for your quick refund. We enjoyed our stay at Nectar cottage, the children loved the house and of course the beach. Should we have the opportunity, we will certainly be back. A beautiful place, magnificent hikes, a lovely holiday for us and our kids.
Thank you, Ingeborg Cornelissen, The Netherlands
29 January 2008
We have just arrived back in Ireland after a wonderful holiday to South Africa. We enjoyed Nectar Cottage immensely and apologies for damage to the cooker, think we are just not used to cooking with gas. I understand that it needs to be repaired and because the balance on our deposit is only EUR15 it is hardly worth going to the bother of posting it, so please whatever balance is left after repairs please lodge to a charity of your choice if you wish. Had a wonderful time in this magnificent setting. A national treasure worth preserving.
Best Wishes, Ann Cullen, Ireland
13 January 2008
Thank you we had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay , carrot cake was very much appreciated!
Kind Regards, Colleen Mendelsohn, South Africa
9 January 2008
We had a wonderful holiday in Nectar Cottage.
Thanks, Christa Griffiths, South Africa
5 December 2007
We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Nectar Cottage. Thank you once again for allowing us to stay there. The weather was mixed, but we had a great time. Thank you once again.
Jamie Read, South Africa
25 November 2007
We had a very enjoyable time. The weather did not cooperate but we had lots of time as a family reading and playing cards. It is a lovely spot.
Kind regards, James Emery and Allison Rumsey, South Africa
16 November 2007
Thanks, Maaike. We had an excellent time - loved NV and Nectar in particular. I have a feeling we'll be back!
Best wishes, John Traynor, France
4 October 2007
Thank you, you have an absolutely beautiful place, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.
Regards, Gerrit Giliomee, South Africa
30 September 2007
We had a fantastic holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This year the weather was kinder to us. .. We will be sure to try and fit in another holiday next year.
Regards, Bridgit Clemmow, South Africa
20 August 2007
Dag Maaike, Nature's Valley was fantastisch mooi, we hebben een heel relaxed verblijf gehad. 5 Heerlijke dagen, genoten van de zee, de rotsen, de woeste golven en de rust van de tuin. Bedankt voor de borg retour.
vriendelijke groet, Dick Vlottes, the Netherlands
18 July 2007
Thanks Maaike, all was perfect and Nature's valley is really a piece of paradise... you are lucky to have such a house.
Regards, Arnaud Dabancourt, South Africa
1 July 2007
We had a wonderful time at Nectar Cottage - the accommodation suited our needs very well and our family had an enjoyable time there. Look forward to staying there again. Thank you for sharing Nectar Cottage with my family.
Rob Lowdon, South Africa
2 May 2007
Hi Maaike, My family and I have indeed enjoyed our stay at your beautiful house with it's stunning surroundings and very painstaking to leave as well!! Thank you so much - we would like to visit there again!! Thank you for the warm welcome that awaited us on the kitchen table - it was thoroughly enjoyed.
Regards, Juanita Rodriques
27 April 2007
Dear Maaike, We had a lovely time at the cottage. We found it to be a
very nice and comfortable place, with plenty of space
even for our children! The weather was very good which
helped. And yes, we stayed an extra night which lucky for
us was possible.
Thanks! Kate and Albert Zijstra, South Africa
10 April 2007
Thank you Maaike - we had a wonderful time! We enjoyed showing our American son-in-law the beauty of your area!
Take care, Sheila Catterall, South Africa
30 March 2007
Thanks so much - we had a beautiful, restful time. Nectar cottage is a haven in an exquisite area. We hope to visit again sometime.
Fran Shenker, South Africa
28 March 2007
Thanks for everything. We had a great stay and were extremely impressed with the way you keep your house.
Kind regards, Clifford Fram, South Africa
6 March 2007
House was perfect, thank you very much!
Martin and Claudia Dirnberger, Germany / Dubai
4 March 2007
We loved our stay in your house, thank you so much.
Best regards, Jacob Rooijakkers, the Netherlands
Hi Maaike, we had a lovely time and look forward to returning in April. God's creation is truly beautiful! Take care, The Catteralls.
21 January 2007
I would like to let you know that we all had a wonderful stay at Nectar Cottage. Rose, your agent was also wonderful to us and we appreciated all she did for us, including the delicious carrot cake she so kindly provided. Please would you let her know of our appreciation. Thank you again.
Best regards, Petra de Nobrega, South Africa
21 January 2007
Nature's Valley ... there are no words, or not enough words, to describe this fantastic, amazing and spectacular place! When we finished the Otter Trail it was such a treat to walk into a homey and welcoming guest house. Thank you so much for keeping it so nice and keep it up! It really is a pleasure staying here in the middle of one of the world's most beautiful locations!
Thanks again X
Lennah, Kumillah, Petra, Tina from Johannesburg and Martin, Richard, Tom and Celeste from the USA
13 January 2007
We have had a lovely family holiday here. Lots of interesting places to visit. Stunning views especially of the bay.
From the Palmers and Fields.
14/15 November 2006
A wonderful house in a wonderful place! Wish we could stay longer.
The Johnsons, Cape Town
Being in Nature?s Valley is like living in Paradise! Thank you!
5 x Lebbaus, Germany
Peaceful paradise, 28 September 2006
Nectar Cottage was a delightful A-frame home in Nature's Valley with wonderful lighting, comfortable fittings and a mere 70m to a choice of long sandy beach walks or exciting exploration of rocky shores. The home was spacious and well stocked and the carrot cake a lovely welcoming gesture. The rocking chair overlooking the hills was a special spot and something we had to fight over. We were lucky to meet a family of bush pigs excavating the garden and the log fire and hot water bottles kept us cosy and warm. The only down side was the 7 page inventory list which kept us busy for a bit too much of our holiday hours. A definite place to spend a bit more time in future (we just won't check the inventory [note by Nectar - absolutely not necessary to check the inventory]) - there's also a great pub down the road and being able to walk home in the starlight was something special for us Joburgers.
VC Quan, South Africa
6 July 2006
Nature's Valley is the best kept secret in South Africa. I wish the whole world was like this. Beautiful home.
The Buratovich Raws, Cowey Bally, Lavender Cooks
14 March 2006
We have a wonderful time in this house. We like the ocean and the beautiful beach.
Jelena and Johanna and Jus and Wolfgang Rubmann, Germany
We had a superb family holiday. It was so special bringing my baby girl here and watching her playing on the beach. Thank you for your beautiful home.
Janet, Roy Jones and Jacques, Sally and Roxanne Steenkamp, South Africa
Many thanks for sharing a real lived-in, well appointed and agreeable house in such a peaceful environment. We had a great stay. Maybe to return in the future?
Shotto Cross and Joy Hatwood, and Pierre and Sally Blaike
Our daughter just visited with you with her group from the Uni of stellenbosch and loved it. She said it was a must see and stay.
9 April 2005
Maaike, thank you very much. We did enjoy our stay. Nature's Valley is a wonderful place and your house was very comfortable and well equipped. We especially enjoyed the outdoor hot shower!
Fiona and family
1 January 2005
A beautiful house on a beautiful plot in a beautiful place. We visited lots of great places such as Monkeyland, snake park, elephant park. We went deep sea fishing. We had an incredible storm on 21 December, 3 inches rain in an hour and incessant thunder and lightening. Also lots of hot days. We witnessed the Tsunami tides at the lagoon on Boxing day afternoon. We hope to come here again.
Nickolan, Annelize, Etienne, Manke Benedict, and Gabrelle Littlefair, Oxon, UK
We had a lovely stay in Nectar Cottage. Thank you very much! We had lots of fun in the garden and on the beach. We will hopefully come back next year!
From Mark, Penny, Sheena and Rory.
18 January 2005
Hi Maaike, we really enjoyed staying at Nectar, what a secret paradise natures Valley is!
Thanks again, Helen Lane
Thanks Maaike! We had lots of fun. Thank you for everything!
11 November 2004
Nature's valley is such a lovely place and Nectar Cottage is the ideal house to spend some time to relax and enjoy. We hope to come back here in this little paradise.
Luc and Hilda, Elke and Klaas, Belgium
We really enjoyed our stay. It was nice to get away from the rushing loud city to some nice peace and quiet area. You will definitely see us soon.
Johan and Linda
We loved the sand and the sea and the birds, riding in foamy waves, being surrounded by the mountains, talking to people about the New South Africa and coming home to Nectar Cottage. Counting the days till we can return.
Sheila Finiayson, Lucy, Kal and Roshan; Rai and Kate Jones
Beautiful place, heaven on earth! Thanks for everything.
Pete and Daphne Moore, Northern Ireland
6 September 2004
Maaike, Just thought I'd let you know that the whole Nectar Cottage/Natures Valley experience was fabulous. The days were mostly sunny, so even though its winter, we spent several lazy days on the beach (and cosy evenings with the log fire). The cottage was wonderful; and perfectly situated!
Our checklist of wildlife was completed when a family of baboons came to wave us off on Friday!
Awesome. Best wishes,
2 September 2004
Paradise found! 'Nuff said,
Terry, Olga and Tom, Newcastle-in-Tyne, UK
Prachtig plekje. Strand heerlijk dichtbij. Ruim genoeg voor 8 personen. Lekker weer overdag. 'S Avonds heerlijk puzzelen en lezen bij de haard. Baie Dankie,
Gijs, Mirjam, Marije, Murray, Nienke, Michiel, Hanneke en Ben, Holland
5 May 2004
A glorious place, splendid weather. We had a wonderful, peaceful time, replete with varied birds. Many thanks, Maaike. We hope to come back.
A wonderful and warm home. We had a great stay. Nature's Valley is awesome!
We had a really great time Maaike!
A really great holiday. Thanks,
Bryant Wackrill, Kuron Hamilton
11 November 2003
Awesome! Thanx, it was wonderful.
Top, splendid, outrageous, super.
Many thanks from Joe and the ou-baas A.J., Carl & Sasha, Dyson and van de Pijpekamp families
Thanks, I have received the deposit refund. Thanks again for all arrangements. It was a time to remember and I will keep you in mind when we decide to go again.
W Viljoen, South Africa
22 November 2002
Maaike, with love for a fantastic week!
Dr GbH van de Pijpekamp, South Africa
22 June 2002
Really good place to relax & unwind,
Rael Kahn, South Africa
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