When I booked the only option was to rent one of these golf villa's.
The golf villas are on the golf estate a stone's throw away from the original Katberg Hotel.
The beautiful Katberg mountains.
We didn't know just how bad the dirt road to the estate would be...if we knew we would have travelled in the bakkie...all the winter rain caused a lot of erosion of the road.
The second day there we walked to the hotel and found it abandoned.
We stayed in one of these rooms 36 odd years ago.
The path leading to reception and the dining hall.
The empty pool and pool area.
Yup...I was there too.
Kobus and old man's marbels ;-)
A baby donkey next to the road...love it's woolly coat.
I drove the golf cart while Kobus played.
A stunning golf course.
This old bridge was also along the road...very high.
This last weekend it was a repeat performance. This time the Bravehearts Golf members booked for a night and two games and the ladies were fortunate to be invited along.
Sitting outside in stunning weather. Have I told you that we have had a very wet, grey and cold winter. Just sitting and feeling the sun on my skin was medicine for my soul.
Spring has sprung in this part of the world and beautiful blossoms were plentiful.
I had breakfast with these two ladies.
The pool area at the Spa.
More pretty blossoms.
The three of us visited the hotel grounds again and this time it was in full bloom.
Azaleas in every colour imaginable.
The fresh green leaves of the oak trees are so bright they hurt the eyes.
The gardens of the hotel are in full bloom but the buildings are still abandoned. According to the managers of the golf estate a lot of money needs to be spend on getting the hotel back to it's former glory. Unfortunately the road to the hotel has deteriorated so badly that occupancy has dropped and employing 80 staff members when only 20% of the hotel is occupied just does not make economical sense. The hotel will only be opened again if the local government agrees to upgrade and maintain the road to the hotel. Sad but true. If you have a 4x4 vehicle however I can highly recommend this destination. It is beautiful, quiet and peaceful. Medicine for the soul if you live in a city.