* don't bother going
* * go only if absolutely everything in the vicinity is fully booked
* * * enjoyable
* * * * will refer and return
* * * * * my company's headquarters should relocate here!
Wild Horses Guest Lodge
Where? Situated in the Eastern Free State's Sterkfontein Nature Reserve just under the Drakensburg Mountains.
Star Rating? 5-star
Food: Every single meal was delicious and prepared with excellence.
Room: It felt like I was in a castle, you can just spend the whole weekend in the room.
Facilities: Perfect facilities for 5 star lodge – it's all about class, from boat rides, horse ride, massages – the main objective is just class.
Service: Amazing and I was treated like a queen from the moment I arrived.
The clear blue water, majestic horses and beautiful mountains are just some of the things that make Wild Horses Lodge a blissful place to visit.
This is the only five star lodge in the area, and with only four lavish suites it proves to be the most intimate and romantic place you'll ever visit. It caters specifically for couples, and is the epitome of the term “romantic getaway”. It is privately owned by Jon and Trish Hawkins who initially just wanted a house built of stone but ended up with a lodge because it turned out so beautifully. Emile (chef) prepares the delicious cuisine himself and never disappoints one bit, and Michelle (manager) runs everything on a day-to-day basis. This just proves that even with the staff you are not bombarded with a lot of faces that you'll hardly remember when you see them again.
The activities in the lodge also cater for the romance that the lodge offers. The boat takes the couples around the beautiful dam and they can either have lunch on the boat or go fishing as well. I had the pleasure of going on the boat ride and it was nothing like I had experienced before! The horse ride was also quite interesting because we went around the reserve and the scenery is amazing, and with one of the horses' names being Coco it was bound to be interesting. The bedrooms are classy and come with a personalized card and bottle of wine welcoming you to the lodge, they are so beautiful that you might just want to spend the whole weekend in bed. If you do wake up, the dress code for breakfast and lunch is casual and for dinner its smart casual, so even though you haven't left the lodge you get a sense of being on a romantic date with your partner.
The wine cellar is also one of the ‘hot spots' in the lodge and each day one couple gets a chance to have dinner there. The cellar is the perfect intimate setting for any couple and with just two of everything when in the wine cellar you feel like there's nobody else in the lodge except you and your partner. asa
For more information you can visit http://www.wildhorses.co.zaor visit their facebook page.