Giveaway! A free night’s stay at At The Woods

By 15:37

I remember searching for accommodation in Tsitsikamma while we still planning our Garden Route Trip. There weren’t many options available but of all the websites that I saw, I knew that this had to be the one.

I imagined it to be a wooden lodge in the woods - somewhere to escape into. We arrived just before a heavy downpour and it was exactly what I imagined it to be. From the outside it looked like a wooden lodge with trees everywhere. The wooden feel carried through to the inside creating a warm inviting feeling. I loved the African theme throughout the guesthouse with little animal figurines and African art that complemented the woods theme very well.

I am so fussy about hotel rooms – I automatically think they are dirty before I even step into the room. This room was clean and neat and as soon as I stepped, I expressed my sadness about only spending one night here. Little did I know how true that was because I hated the guesthouse we spent the next two nights in.

Big showers are a must for me and this bathroom was big with a very modern open kinda shower so you don’t feel too enclosed as with normal shower doors. We spent the rest of the afternoon checking out the place and watching the rain from the balcony – a relaxing end to a busy day travelling from PE.

The lodge does not serve supper but the owner told us about the various restaurants just a few minutes away where we could get supper. Because there wasn’t a restaurant on the premises, I appreciated the well-stocked bar fridge in the room. There are also two lounge areas next to the wine cabinets if that’s how’d prefer to spend your evening.

Breakfast is served out on the balcony overlooking the Tsitsikamma mountain which is apparently the same height as Table Mountain but doesn’t look it since we were so far up sea level in comparison to being in Cape Town. It was a standard fruits and yogurt and English breakfast and I loved the fresh croissants that were served to us. Most of all, I loved the view of the mountain, the “woods” and the greenery within the premises as my breakfast view. I like embracing nature from afar and not actually being in nature so this was perfect.

The owner gave us tons of information about the area when we checked in and also chatted to us during breakfast. When we were checking out, he told us all about where to go in and around the area so even if you rock up unplanned (like me) there’s someone there to make sure you check out the must see places in the area.

I was so in love with this guesthouse the night I stayed there and then I spent the next two nights dreaming about this place so I was so excited when the owner offered a night’s stay to give away to one of my readers. It’s amazing to have enjoyed my stay so much and to be able to share it with others.

The one night’s stay for two people sharing with breakfast at At The Woods is only valid from 1 May – 31 July 2014 and no flights or other extras are included. I'll be running the giveaway until the end of the year. Enter using Rafflecopter by doing any one of the following:
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Disclaimer: At The Woods is providing the free guesthouse stay to the winner of this giveaway. I fully paid for the At The Woods stay detailed in this post. 

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  1. Woohoo! I love all your competitions, I actually have a chance of winning these :D

  2. I'm not going to tell you what I would get up to in Tsitsikamma-it'll be censored ;P

  3. I would relax and take in the scenery and senerity. to be one with nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    I'll enjoy some wine on the balcony, wine by the pool and wine infront of the fire place :)

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    1. A bit late but congratulations on the win!

  5. rehana seedat email: Hiking, relaxing etc