I have just returned from a couple days in both the Skukuza's Nyathi guesthouse and Berg-en-Dal's J. Le Roux guesthouse. First it must be said, it was a trip of two very contrasting halves...the first at Nyathi and the second at Le Roux.
Nyathi is FANTASTIC, AMAZING just SUPERB and a personal favourite guest house now!! It has been recently renovated and looks nothing like the pictures that are found on the website. The exterior is much the same, but internally, there has been a lot of work done. I will in a few days post some picture of Nyathi to show what it really looks like so keep checking in
. It was spotlessly clean, well designed...... and having stayed at a number of guest houses over the years, Nyathi is certainly very high on my list after this trip (not quite overtaking the incredible Nshawu tho....). I can't wait to post some pics of this amazing place!!!
Le Roux in Berg-en-Dal camp on the other hand was terrible to say the least..like chalk and cheese when comparing it to Nyathi. It is literally falling apart, and thats no joke....the thatch 'roof' almost completely pulled apart, doors rotting off the hinges, power cables hanging from the roof, the braai with rusted holes in the bottom!!!
The day we arrived there were old dirty and wet towels lying on the floors, cobwebs from lightfittings to roof trusses, pumpkin pips in the kitchen cupboards and rubbish in the pantry. The guesthouse is VERY pokey and small to make matters worse, and in my opinion should not be classified as a guest house, a family cottage maybe, but certainly not a guest house. It was my first and last stay at J. Le Roux guesthouse. On a positive note, Camp Manager Stephen Nel at Berg-en-Dal was very quick to rectify the issues regarding the cleanliness of the unit when these issues were brought to his attention
, and my thanks go to him for making our stay at Berg-en-Dal camp a little more comfortable and does assure us that the guesthouse will be given ALOT of TLC in the near future, it was however little consolation as the damage was already done!
I look forward to posting pictures of Nyathi in the next day or so!!