Reviews of Ndedema Lodge
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Ndedema Lodge review
Wilma certainly knows how to make you welcome. She was out when we arrived but her lady who showed us around was superb, very well trained.
Best local restaurants were both unavailable first night so Wilma and her ladies served an excellent dinner themselves in the courtyard.
She is very knowledgeable about the area and offered many suggestions of places to visit. A great stop.
We really enjoyed the location, We were unfortunate with our experience in Cederberg mountains - Plans, tried twice, for planned walks fell through, however this venue, friendliness and helpfulness [hosts were great] made that disappointment not so important.
The breakfasts in the garden were a joy.
Particularly liked The Bath!
Plus close proximity to Lamberts Bay , the Gannet colony and restaurant recommendation a bonus.
Great wildflower viewing in the Cedarberg.
Our stay here was excellent in all respects with fine weather and beautiful flower viewing in the Cedarberg mountains.
Our hosts could not have been kinder or more helpful and it was they who made our stay with their recommendation of a wonderful wildflower drive. On the way back we walked the Sevilla trail - a stroll through the wild flowers to see ancient rock art - a superb end to the day.
Ndedema Lodge review
Ndema is at the end of one of the main streets in Clanwilliam, in a pleasant area but somewhat shut-in. Car parking is behind an automatic security gate. We were made very welcome - we were greeted like personal guests and cake and coffee was offered us when we arrived.
Wilma was most helpful – because she had expected the town to be very full because of a flower festival she had booked a table for us for both nights at a very good restaurant, the Reinhold., and she gave us excellent and much appreciated help in suggsting to us how we should best to use our time in the area. Her helpfulness extended to lending my wife a warm jacket for when we drove off into the Cederberg - the (I believe) unseasonal cold weather had caught us unprepared. Again, hot water bottles were provided. We were given a very ample breakfast.
Our room was very comfortable and characterful, the one criticism being that it was very gloomy. Some brighter electic light bulbs would have transformed it..
A great B and B in Clanwilliam
The B and B is full of character with large rooms equipped with victorian style furniture. Our host, Wilma, made us very welcome and was very friendly.
The breakfasts were excellent, a fruit plate followed by a full cooked breakfast.
When we wanted an early start to go walking to the Wolfberg Crack in the Cederberg, we were given an excellent packed breakfast and packed lunch at no extra charge.
As it was the flower season, the local restaurants were very busy, Wilma made provisional bookings for us at the best restaurants in Clan William for each evening of our stay before we arrived.