We phoned as we drove into Empangeni, and we were lucky to get a room for the night. A warm welcome, pretty suite with double bed and bathroom overlooking the pool, clean bathroom with clean towels, plenty of supplies for tea and coffee - even little biscuits on the tray and a sweet for each of us at bedtime. Nice touches. And then breakfast was served where we could see it being made - just like being in a friend's home!
Looks can be deceiving, that is what I discovered on a recent trip to Empangeni.
My accomodation this time around was for a one night stay at Raptors Rest.On approaching the guesthouse when viewing from the oustside it appears to blend in with all the other properties alongside it. The views ....once you've crossed the manned security gate is breathtaking. A sparkling pool with ferns and trees with bird feeders bordering the rest area. The rooms are modestly beatifully furnished , the meals delicious and tasty.The Host and his staff are very helpfull and a pleasure to deal with. Definitely one of my favorite guesthouses in the area.
Arrived on Saturday after attending a daughters friend wedding, tired my friends were hungry and asked for Chicken wings at 23:00 the owners told them no wings they made them eggs & bread instead. Who does that? Only the hospitable kind. Bless them. The rooms are nice & clean though not so spacious but has everything all the basics one needs. Delicious breakfast and they are such friendly individual. Sparkling clean pool pity didn't have a chance for a dive. I'll definitely recommend this place and round come back again.
We stayed in raptors rest for one night during our 3 weeks travel through South Africa. It was a wunderful stay, friendly host(John&Eddie) - they gave us helpful advices. Nice room, amazing breakfast, great pool for the hot days;-) we absolutely enjoyed our stay!!
Very friendly and funny host John and Edward, fantastic breakfast, with pool, and comfortable rooms, big garden. Very good price. Very helpful advice with holiday plans. It was a great pleasure on our South Africa travel.