Secondly we were rewarded again with 4-stars by the Tourism grading Counsel of South Africa in the guesthouse category for 2012 and it now seems our efforts are falling into place.
We must say thank you to all our friends and wonderful guests, who took the time to write down their appreciation and positive experiences, for others to read and decide and to give us the positive stimulus to improve and expand.
If you come in as a guest, we want you to leave as a friend.
We feel good by the recent developments around our guesthouse as for some reasons we seem to get the right kind of nice travelors to stay with us. It is every guesthouse owners dream to get the guests that feel at home at one's establishment and who act accordingly. The more even if they extend their stay and also book again.
To create this atmosphere, it needs more than one party and we also need to say thank you to our staff as well.
We feel that occasionaly having dinner all together around the table or around the fire in the evening is a highlight of the day as all share experiences of life in general and of course the experiences of the visit to south Africa more in particular.
On our web-site we show our family and our staff and our dogs as they all play an important role in the daily life on the Farm and although at first sight, the combination of guesthouse and dogs seems somewhat worry-some to a few, those who have had the experience to see our well behaved dogs around must admit they serve an important purpose and definitively not only for security reasons.
In spring we have quite some tame animals on the farm and recently we have saved 3 baby owls and they have adopted De Leeuwenhof and us as their homested. Guests often help feed the babies animals and so we offer more then only a bed and a breakfast, besides good food and a nice pool.
To travel, binds people. It gives one more prespective of the world and it is always nice to share views.
Quite often we feel sorry guests already have to leave and return to their homes far away, but fortunately we do see them back again as friends more and more and that tells us we are on the right path.
daan van leeuwen Boomkamp