“Sien julle vir seker weer”

November 5, 2013

in Guest Reviews

Image of the guest book at Draaihoek Lodge, West Coast South Africa

“Sien julle vir seker weer”

Ons het verskriklik lekker gebly in jul wonderlike plek. Dankie vir alles. Sien julle vir seker weer.

Tiaan & Charnè

“An escape from civilization and we’ll be back”

What a gem of a place. A real treat, an escape from civilization and we’ll be back. Lovely food by the way.

Deedee Hunter (Somerset West)

“Perfect for our honeymoon getaway”

What a lovely place this is, it was perfect for our honeymoon getaway. Loved the private beach. We will definitely be coming back.

David & Lumka (The newlyweds)

“Baie dankie vir die bederf, rus, vrede”

Beste vakansie in jare! Baie dankie vir die bederf, rus, vrede en heerlike atmosfeer. Julle sal wyd en suid aanbeveel word.

Mnr & Mev Franken

“Beautiful room, amazing views”

Beautiful room, amazing views, lovely staff! Just fantastic!

Travis & Julia Hatt

“Fantastic to come back to this little piece of heaven”

As always fantastic to come back to this little piece of heaven. Thank you spoiling us again.

Rob & Juanita

“Truly relaxing and pampering by great staff”

It was a fantastic stay, truly relaxing and pampering by great staff.
Food & wine are excellent and we enjoyed every minute here.

Karl & Maulima Uecker

“Hier haal mens asem en voel versorgd en vry”

Hier haal mens asem en voel versorgd en vry. Fantastiese kok en uitstekende diens!
Werklik dankie!

Laurene & Laetitia van Niekerk

“Heerlike “Rus en vrede” kuier hier beleef”

Heerlike “Rus en vrede” kuier hier beleef. Dankie daarvoor. Ons wou aanskuif na ‘n ander gastehuis verder af. Gery en gaan soek, maar omgedraai omdat dit so rustige atmosfeer is. Hier kan jy weer jouself, jou lewensmaat, en jou SKEPPER ontmoet. Verander asb hierdie naam DRAAIHOEK na DRAAI-OM!

Gees & Jacomi Strydom

“Attention to detail shows everywhere “

What a super place! Your attention to detail shows everywhere. Thank you for looking after us, do well.

Jane Burke & Peter Baber

“Lovely, relaxing, stunning place”

Lovely, relaxing, stunning place. Had a great time!!!

Charl & Karo

“This is a beautiful place, great to relax”

Thanks for a wonderful stay. This is a beautiful place, great to relax and enjoy nature and this magical scenery.

Phalo & Sade Maurice-Mop

“Prachtige kamers, heerlijke eten”

Dit was onze tweede bezoez hier en wy vinden het zalig hier. Prachtige kamers, heerlijke eten en een swembad en tuin en strand om echt van te genieten.
Dank je wel

Inge Borgeur & Rob Fruithof

“Excellent personal service”

Thanks so much for a fantastic 2-night sleepover. It was wonderful. Excellent personal service. A place to be recommended. We must try to come again.

David & Denise Kadalie

“West Coast of SA feels like home”

Thank you for lovely stay along the West Coast. A perfect stop over for a 2-week walkabout with my daughter.
We live in West Michigan, near Pentwater, and the west Coast of SA feels like home while it’s very cold up there along Michigan.

Todd & Kristen Stültz

“We had the most fantastic wedding party here”

We had the most fantastic wedding party here I this magical setting. Thank you so much Marietjie and staff, for making it so wonderful for Amanda & Francois Leijenaar and their families! We will be back. Happy 2017!!

Amanda & Francois Leijenaar
08.01. 2017

“Amazing, quiet luxury West-coast experience with Baby”

We stayed for two nights at Draaihoek lodge by chance as we drove past the lodge on our way further up coast. Marietjie and the staff were more than accommodating and we had an amazing time enjoying the breathtaking sunset and beach only a few 100 meters away.

The Fran

“A quiet weekend”

A great place for a peaceful quiet weekend, the accommodation has been refurbished since I was last there it is very good indeed, and great toiletries as well. There is a small bar fridge as well but no TV (thank goodness!). DSTv is available in the lounge / dining area.

There is WiFi available in reception and rooms 1 to 4 but at best it is erratic and unstable. good enough for a e-mail or whatsapp but nothing more than that, cell coverage is poor to non existent. For me this is ideal but if you live on your phone / internet this is probably not for you.

There is a stunning beach which you can pretty much have to yourself most of the time be warned the water is freezing and the coastline is notorious for rip currents. There is also a small heated pool.

The restaurant has a limited menu but is very good I can recommend it for sure, bear in mind it is not self catering and its is very isolated, Laaiplek is about 45 mins away and Elands bay 25 mins drive. If you are looking for quiet relaxing 4 star beach stay its is hard to beat this one.

Eddie G


In the rat race that we find ourselves daily….it is vital that you just take a break…and no, not just by having a kit-kat, it doesn’t really work. What works is driving away from the city, the busy life, priorities, the to-do lists, etc. A few weeks ago we stayed at #draaihoeklodge. Got the deal on #Daddy’sDeals…You will still learn that almost everything I do is via them. Was an amazing experience…not only romantic but also refreshing, calming…and all other synonyms. If you are looking for peace and tranquility I would definitely recommend this place.

Karen S

“My husband and I spent 2 nights in paradise!”

My husband and I spent 2 nights in paradise! If you want peace and quiet in a beautiful setting surrounded by birds and other wildlife this is for you. We were spoil t rotten! Delicious breakfasts and gourmet dinners in a well run restaurant. Our room was clean and luxurious. A heated pool and beautiful private beach just a short walk from the lodge was a real treat. No TV but this didn’t bother us as the huge bed and roaring fire was all we needed to lull us off to sleep listening to the roar of the sea nearby. Thanks to Marietjie and her team. We will definitely be back!

Beverley M

“Next time we’ll stay longer!”

Our second visit to this little piece of paradise and we had such a wonderful, relaxing time again – next time we’ll stay longer! Thank you for the amazing hospitality and great service – such a treat!

Warren, Lynn & Tessa Minster

“Really enjoyed our stay!”

Really enjoyed our stay! Extremely comfortable room with a huge fireplace. For dinner we chose the sole and steak on the menu – cooked to absolute perfection.
Went for a walk along the wooden pathway to a beautiful, unspoiled, sandy beach. We only stayed one night on our way to see the flowers but would love to stay longer – a really great place to unwind.
Breakfast was everything from fresh fruit and cereals to a delicious full English breakfast which my husband chose and a huge fluffy omelette which I enjoyed. I would definitely return to this lovely spot again and hopefully stay for longer and spend some time visiting the Nature Reserve across the road.

Maureen Rosedale

“An Amazing Culinary Experience”

Wonderful setting, lovely to see the indigenous vegetation and wildlife protected. Had an amazing culinary experience thanks to Michael’s kitchen expertise. An unforgetable weekend in God’s beautiful creation.

Anita and Daniel Crowe
South Africa

“Peace and tranquility on the menu”

A really special place to chill out with peace and tranquility on the menu. Good food and service are also constant companions. Thank you to all.

Rob and Joanita Nelson
South Africa

“Waar in de wereld vind men zoiets?”

Een wonderlijke locatie met onbeschadigde natuur. Waar in de wereld vind men zoiets? Blyf zo doorgaan!

Anne Marie en Paul van Es

“A Happy Accident Finding you here!”

Beautifully desolate with ridiculously good food and service.  Return is imminent.

Jonty & Paula van Rensburg

“We shall Return”

We have so enjoyed our stay at Draaihoek.  The Lodge was perfect for our family and we were blessed with some beautiful weather for a winter break. Thank you to the staff for being so attentive and kind.  We will be back!

The Hart family

“A True Gem”

A secret getaway, a true gem.  Tranquil beaches and inviting rooms – we had a fantastic and relaxing time.  Thank you for the hospitality . . . read up on my story at www.findingafrica.com

Rebecca Solomon & Jacques Visagie
Cape Town

“We Shall Return”

We stumbled on Draaihoek en route to Franschoek from Clanwilliam at New Year.  We stopped for lunch. What serendipity, what. luck.  We returned for 3 nights this week.  Without doubt this is one of our great finds!  The room was excellent.  Standard of cleanliness superb.   The food was prepared with such care and it was served with such grace.  Unfortunately all good things come to an end & we have to return to Franschoek and our house.  Above all let us thank Margi & Zanne for their excellent service.  They never missed a beat! They were attentive to our every request.  Fabulous.  In the words of General Mc Arthur – “we shall return”!

Doug & Jean Pitt
Franschoek, RSA / Glassgow, Scotland

“Excelente !!”

Hemos Pasado 5 dias maravinosos en este lugar.  Disfrutando del acosamiento, cenas, playa … y sobretoud por la amabilldad y buen hacer de las personar que forman el volverenos!

Carlos Jonquera & Angela Lidnes
Santander, Espana

“Thank You”

We had a fantastic stay at Draaihoek Lodge.  Thanks to the whales, the delicious dinner and the romantic fire at night.  Thank You !

Remco & Janneke Griep
Haarlem, The Netherlands

“Thank u 4 an AWESOME weekend”

Christine & Marietjie, well,  I don’t know how to say thank u enough – u swept me off my feet.  Yr surprises were awesome.  Thank u 4 an AWESOME weekend from all of us.  The passion, you 2 have in what you are doing, is great – don’t ever stop.

We felt proud to bring our friends to Draaihoek Lodge to celebrate Jurgen’s 50th.  It was perfect.

Regina, Jurgen & Markus Apel
Cape Town, RSA

“Christine made my 60th birthday so very special”

Such a wonderful place and your staff and you Christine made my 60th birthday so very special.  That cake was amazing! Thank you so very much.

Annie & Peter Rowcroft

“What a wonderful oasis”

What a wonderful oasis in the middle of nowhere – we came for a cup of tea and stayed for 2 nights!  Wonderful hostess & great chefs and staff – and so friendly.  Hope to come back soon.  Thank you all so much.

Keith & Johanna Goldsack

“Grobler verjaarsdag naweek”

Wat ‘n voorreg, wat ‘n fees der feeste! Beter kon dit nie  – al 27 saam.  Die diens & kamers en kos en gasvryheid was uit die boonste rakke.  Vreeslik dankie vir die allerbeste behandeling.

Jacques & Irene Grobler & 25 gaste
Pretoria, RSA

“Baie dankie”

Het was hier goed toeven, rust, riumte en service beyond duty! We hebben er van genoten en bevelen Draaihoek Lodge van harte aan in Nederland.  Baie dankie, mooi bly ta ta.

Gert en Janny van Dolderen
Alphen  a/d  Rhyn, Nederland

“Dank aan julle gastvryheid”

Wat hebben wij genoten van ons verblijf hier (helaas maar 1 nachtje) Wat een rust eindeloos strand, dolfynen prachtige sonsondergang.  Dank aan julle gastvryheid.

Jan & Tineke Kloosterboer, Nederland

“See you next year”

It was our second stay and it was even better then we remembered it, just haven on earth.  Many, many thanks to all of  you for making our stay so great.  See you next year.

Salona  & Alex Gerber

“Excellent food and service”

My second visit,  as peaceful & relaxing as the first, food and service excellent.  My wife was due to come with me, due to unfortunate circumstances she could not – next time she will share with me.

Rob Wallace
Athens ,  Greece

“Hier gaan jy weg met vrede in jou gemoed”

Hier kom ‘n mens aan met storms wat in jou woed.  Hier gaan jy weg met vrede in jou gemoed.  Wat ‘n wonderlike plek, maar meer nog hoe wonderlik die mense.  Die diens het ek nog nerens anders teegekom.  Almal hier laat jou voel jy het tuisgekom.  Een van die beste maaltye in ons lewe.  Die seekosbord wat mens hier belewe . . . Die hotel bedryf kan mens verveel met eentonige kunsmatigheid – julle het dit reggekry om hier saam te weef ‘n tappeserie van opregtheid.  Dankie.

Nico en Mia Verhoef
Stellenbosch, RSA

“Fantastic work”

Dear All,

Every single details was there to make our stay an enjoyable one!  Thanks a lot and keep up this fantastic work, it’s lovely.

Veronique & Raf
Hanselt, Belgium

“The best hospitality in the Cape”

A wonderful peace of heaven you have here, would like it to remain a best kept secret!   Looking forward to a Chocolate Dream weekend.

Dante family

“Africa, here we come.”

De vakantie waarvan we maandenlang hebben uitgekiken, gefantaseerd en gedrromd over wat we allemaal zouden gaan doen.

Bompa en Bonnie,

De droom is werklikheid gebleken.  De nieuwe plek is op die ene gewillige ia na volmaakt.  My vertrekken op terugreis en nemen mee:  onvergetelijke dolfijnen in die golven, bokjes op die vlakte, vlammen op het strand, specta…… zonsondergangen en een unieke sterrehemel, het geluid van de wind, de warmte van het zand, het recept van pitabroodjies, . . . onse koffer blijkt te klein.

Wij hopen dat ook julle saam hier net so mag uitkomen en het success mag bevestigen worden.  Tot binnekort.

Ann, Paul & Kids
Julie 2005

All the guest reviews on this page are taken from the guest book at the reception desk.

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