Tel: +27 (0) 32 482-0130
+27 (0) 32 482-0130
+27 (0) 79 871 3838
African Dream is tastefully decorated in rich African décor, with each of the individually decorated, 4 bedrooms (3 upstairs and 1 downstairs) offering an en-suite bathroom. There is also a private, fully equipped, upstairs flatlet that can sleep 2 adults and 2 children up to +/- 12 years (one queen size bed and one double sleeper couch). All in all, the home can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests (i.e. 4 people in the flatlet and 8 people in the main home).
We have recently (September to December 2012) completed an "extreme makeover" with the entire home and garden having undergone a "revamp and upgrade" which included extensive renovations, improvements and upgrades to the entire "African Dream" property.
The main reason for us undergoing this extreme makeover was so that we could offer all our guests, be they families, groups of friends or corporate business clients, a truly world-class, luxurious “bush lodge-styled accommodation”.
The home has been awarded the "AA Superior" endorsement and also has the distinction of being graded 4-stars (self catering) by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, for the last 7 years.
The home itself offers the following facilities and services:
We do have our own housekeeper “Lindie”, who lives off the estate and arrives daily. Her hours of work are from 7.30 until 3.30pm.
Lindie is employed to service and look after the home and garden.
Her responsibilities include the following:
Keeping the home tidy and neat at all times;
Sweeping the passages and two sundecks;
Washing of the dishes;
Servicing all the bedrooms;
Changing of bed linen, bath towels and beach towels, upon request (minimum every third day, on request);
Washing of linen and towels;
Watering the garden.
NB. Please remember that she is not expected to do any guest washing and / or ironing.
She services the home from Monday to Friday but does not work on Public Holidays. She will however, on occasions and by previous arrangement and if it is convenient for her, work on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Should you require this additional service, arrangements must be made with us, prior to booking in, or alternatively, if you are in residence, directly with our housekeeper. Please note that the minimum rate for each additional day worked is R130 per day.
We do not have staff accommodation in African Dream, however, should you wish to bring your own maid, she would be welcome but she would then count as one of your guests and she would have to sleep in one of the bedroom beds.
African Dreams’ facilities include the following:
Full bouquet DStv, with dual channels and PVR cable TV network for the 7 latest LED TV’s positioned throughout the home;
An in-house DVD library with over 140 movies, to choose from. The DVD library selection includes all genres of movies and caters for both adults and children alike.
The main bedroom has an air-conditioner with cooling and heating options, an overhead ceiling fan, tea and coffee facilities, a spa bath, a large separate glass shower, double basins, a large wall-mounted LCD TV and a DVD player;
All other bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom (each with its own shower, toilet and hand basin), an overhead fan, tea & coffee facilities and a cable networked LED TV’s & DVD player;
The quaint private, fully equipped upstairs “flatlet” offers a bedroom (queen sized bed) and a separate bathroom (shower, toilet and basin), an overhead ceiling fan in both the bedroom and the lounge, a self-catering kitchenette, complete with single fridge / freezer unit, a microwave, a two plate glass topped stove and a private lounge with its own double sleeper couch (suitable for 2 children up to 12 years of age), a DStv networked LED TV, a DVD player and a mini Hi-Fi;
The antique “Out of Africa” décor in the lounge compliments the antique display table, the large, comfortable sofas, (complete with soft comfort cushions and two blankets), a generously sized High Definition TV that’s perfect for sport, movies and DVD’s alike. There is also a cabinet with a DVD library and over 140 DVD's to choose from, positioned in the lounge.
The open plan dining room / kitchen area with a separate scullery, caters for great family and/or friend time, with the kitchens’ island prep area and stove situated between the kitchen and dining area. It offers all modern conveniences, including a dishwasher, large double door fridge / freezer, an ice making machine, plus a coffee making machine.
In the dining area there is a large 10-seater dining room suite with a separate side server, on which you will find a Vintage telephone with a separate router that will meet all your online requirements. The telephone is for inbound calls only and the phone number will be given to you in your booking confirmation letter.
To assist you with internet connectivity, there are 3 Ethernet cables, plus full Wi-Fi capabilities. The WPA security key can be found underneath the router;
For your additional entertainment there is also a powerful mini Hi-Fi positioned on the side server in the dining room area that caters to your music needs whether you are indoors or relaxing outside;
Private indigenous-forested courtyard, complete with and outdoor furniture set on the wooden sundeck and your own outdoor Jacuzzi, for day and night time enjoyment;
For your comfort and relaxation and to allow you to take in the peace and tranquility of this very special forested courtyard area, there is a comfortable double and a single out-door cushioned rattan furniture set with a coffee table and two side tables, PLUS two separate “Out Of Africa” comfortable high back armchairs with their own large footrest, and side table, situated on the covered verandah.
To enhance the cosy, warm ambiance of the home, there is a portable fire-urn positioned on the deck in the courtyard, complete with two bags of firewood.
We supply you with 3 braai options: A charcoal barbeque (with a complimentary box of firelighters and bag of charcoal on arrival), as well as a separate large mobile gas barbeque plus a Cadac “skottel” braai;
A TV in a mounted cabinet, THREE outdoor furniture sets, 2 pool loungers (with cushions), a bar fridge with a small drinks cabinet situated next to it, can be found on the front pool deck area;
A separate private laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer, plus two “Retracta-lines”, positioned in the golf cart garage for hanging up your washing.
NB. When washing is hanging up in the golf cart garage, the garage door must be closed, or partially closed, so people on the road CANNOT SEE the washing hanging up.
A 4-seater golf car – use is optional (daily rental of R300 / day for duration of stay, plus a refundable deposit of R4000 required if you wish to use the golf car).
African Dream is not a just a holiday home ……. it is an experience!
Welcome to the “The African Dream Experience”- now put your feet up, relax and enjoy!
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