Reviews are simply the easiest way for us to share what a stay at Noetzie is really like.
Recent guest, Kim from Canada, had this to say:
After a few hectic days touring the southern Cape and after a three-day safari, we arrived to Craighross Castle with the intention of continuing our go-go-go pace but once we saw the breathtaking beach, the lazy lagoon and the stunning accommodation we had to rethink…sitting on a lounge chair with a chilled glass of something and taking it all in…going to sleep with the sound of the crashing waves as the tides changed. We did make the trek up the 138 stairs…and then found out that for those of us wanting a little bit of a lazier route we could walk across the beach and up a little pathway to a lower driveway area – perfect! The Castle is situated near enough to Knysna or Plettenberg Bay so if we wanted to get up and go we could. We hired a driver to take us to the Knysna Elephant Reserve, went to Zinzi for dinner (twice! that good!) but preferred to hang around the stunning accommodation.
The living/dining/kitchen area and the many bedrooms with ensuites could easily handle a crowd larger that the five of us but it was cosy enough that we didn’t feel like it was too big.
We decided to hire a chef to fill our fridge with food and drink and to come in and make us dinner on three of the nights. The Castle’s property manager, Richard Davies, was able to find us an excellent chef – Rhys Miller of Heath Cafe – who took the time to find out our likes/dislikes – even found the hard to source Limes for G&Ts! Fortunately for us, the property also came with a maid who tidied up after Rhys’s gourmet meals and we were able to stay on vacation mode – no cooking/no dishes! The maid also did the housekeeping, made the beds and did laundry when requested.
If only it wasn’t so far from Toronto…