I am genetically predisposition to be in love with The Wilderness Hotel. For generations, the men in the ‘Kipling’ side of my family have brought their significant other here to relax and unwind out of the city, spent honeymoons here and returned throughout their lives, later bringing their kids, who would grow up to do the same thing with their families. One of the Garden Routes’ oldest and most loved hotels has played ‘holiday home’ to us for years, and upon visiting recently with my significant other, all those memories and stories have come flooding back.
The Wilderness Hotel has been frozen in time, echoing the grand tradition from when it was established in 1928. The walls are lined with newspaper clippings and headlines, reminding us of where the building began and everything that has molded it into the icon it is today. The furniture, although newly refurbished, sweet talks you into a nostalgic state of pre-war yesteryear. My poor Gustav had to listen to my history lesson of all the stories my family had passed down to me all the way to our room.
Our two night stay was glorious. We sat sipping Champagne on our private balcony during a thunderstorm, played a two-hour long, full size outdoor game of chess (that I have memories of my parents in exactly the same spot, teaching my sister and I how to play), had a good time trying to play game of bowls (another Kipling family tradition) which ended up in us calling my dad for a simplified rules breakdown and on our last evening, even enjoyed a beautiful ‘gnt’ sun downer on the deck, overlooking the lush Wilderness green belt and long winding river.
We couldn’t have asked for a better way to start our holiday.
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