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Among wild animals ... - South Africa
Bushwillow Lodge: Among wild animals ...

This lodge is in the Weavers Nature Park, a small yet animal-rich enclosure with a few private lodges on the park grounds. The rooms are spotless, breakfast and dinner are marvelous - the great cook even lets you choose your favourite dishes! As the Lodge is in a Nature Park, wild animals such as giraffe, zebras, wildebeest, warthogs, monkeys roam the park grounds, but there are no predators or dangerous animals. You can hike trough the park and easily spot these animals on foot! In the night, you can here the wildebeest grazing before your veranda. It is also very close to the Hluhluwe National Park (ca. 30 minutes) and several Zulu villages.

Address: near Hluhluwe Village

Comparison: about average

Directions: near Hluhluwe Village

Price: US$40-80

Theme: Bed and Breakfast

Website: http://www.bushwillow.com/index.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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Safari Feeling! - South Africa
Elephant House: Safari Feeling!

This lodge-like hotel was probably the best we ever stayed in while being in South Africa. The staff is extremely attentive and helpful, the rooms are thatch-roofed in African style and just perfect for honeymooners. In a large colonial-style rest area you can exchange stories with your fellow travellers. Sometimes monkeys came for a visit during breakfast! The rooms in the main house are quite expensive, but there are some huts apart from the main house that are much cheaper. Surely worth the price! It is also very close to the Addo National Park (5 - 10 minutes by car) and Shamwari.

Address: near Addo National Park

Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: near Addo National Park

Price: US$80-120

Theme: Hotel

Website: http://www.elephanthouse.co.za/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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"Zauberhaft" - South Africa
Zauberberg B & B: "Zauberhaft"

A very nice B&B with a spectacular view on the Knysna Lagoon, close to the centre yet far from the city traffic. A good base to explore the Garden Route.

Address: Knysna

Comparison: less expensive than average

Directions: Knysna

Price: US$20-40

Theme: Bed and Breakfast

Website: http://www.zauberberg-cottage.de/html/lage.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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You will not want to leave ! - South Africa
Braeside B & B: You will not want to leave !

Spectacular villa with honeymoon-style rooms, veranda, magnificent gardens and a pool. The hosts are extremely nice and helpful, providing you with lots of tips on the area. A perfect base to explore Bontebok Park and De Hoop National Park.

Address: Swellendam

Comparison: about average

Directions: Swellendam

Price: US$40-80

Theme: Bed and Breakfast

Website: http://www.braeside.co.za/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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On the beach - South Africa
Lavender Manor: On the beach

Charming B&B with lovely and helpful hosts, nice rooms with balcony and sea or mountain view, a cozy restroom and a great breakfast buffet. Just 5 minutes walk to the Voelklip beach in Hermanus.

Address: Hermanus

Comparison: about average

Directions: Hermanus

Price: US$40-80

Theme: Bed and Breakfast

Website: http://www.lavendermanor.co.za/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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French Chic in Franschhoek! - South Africa
Auberge Bligny: French Chic in Franschhoek!

Lovely B&B with friendly host, nice rooms and a splendid garden + pool. Perfect location to explore Franschhoek and the Vinelands.

Address: Franschhoek

Comparison: about average

Directions: Franschhoek

Price: US$40-80

Theme: Bed and Breakfast

Website: http://www.bligny.co.za/

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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Lovely Constantia - South Africa
Klein Bosheuvel: Lovely Constantia

Very hospitable hosts, honeymoon-suitable rooms, great gardens and three funny dogs. Just a short walk from Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden and the Table Mountain! Close both to Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula.

Address: Cape Town

Comparison: about average

Directions: Cape Town

Price: US$40-80

Theme: Bed and Breakfast

Website: http://www.kleinbosheuwel.co.za/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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