de Kuilen Country House - 5 star luxury





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Our guests have arrived from all around the world, with business, travel,
pleasure, or just plain relaxation as their reason for staying at de Kuilen -
here is what some of them had to say: 


Once again I must congratulate you on the outstanding facilities you provided to us during our recent "bosberaad" at de Kuilen. The setting is absolutely perfect for us; we prefer a private venue and we luxuriate in your wonderful home which you so kindly open to us. I overheard one of our managers commenting how pleasant it was not to have to queue with outsiders at a buffet or for the toilets!! Of course, we all raved again about the catering which is certainly the highlight of my two days there. It is also appreciated that you can cater for vegetarians as required by us, and that you do not just provide the meal without the meat!

I could certainly recommend, without hesitation, your guesthouse to anyone looking for a venue with the specific facilities that you provide. We all look forward to seeing you again in April 2007.

Deirdre Bailey
Administration Manager
Consumer Goods Council of South Africa
An excellent establishment.
Mrs C Damdson, London

A very relaxing experience and awesome food!
Rodney Hood, BCX, Cape Town.
It is an excellent establishment. Will book there next time as well!
E.K. Borge, Oslo, Norway.

Excellent and beautiful gardens and surroundings. Fabulous food and cellar.
Stephen Rowland, London.
Truly 5 Star!
Yvonne van Sluys, Netherlands.
Excellent establishment! Thoroughly enjoyed my stay!
Francois Hugo, Cape Winelands.
It was wonderful! Anne-Marie and Charles are terrific.
Suzanne Cloutier, Botswana/Canada.
Beautiful estate!
Kandice Buys, South Africa.
I travel 1000’s of miles every year to numerous countries, the food and ambience here are top class! We will come here again.
David Steeples, Belgium.
Far beyond my expectations. Outstanding residence, hospitality and generosity.
Siobhan Bulfin, Wellington, New Zealand.
Looks great on the website – but reality is far beyond expectation. We thought it was wonderful!
Phil and Tiffany Smith, From UK, On our way to set up our new home in Auckland, New Zealand.
It was fantastic! Just what we needed for the month.
Sue Donald, South Africa. (Formerly from the Philippines).
Lovely indeed – delightful stay!
Louie van der Heever, Posmasburg.
An excellent location, service and ambience.
V Sinnott, Raphael, France.
We enjoyed our stay so much. Everything was very nice and clean.
Andre Hoffman, South Africa.
A very pleasant and enjoyable stay. Thank you!
Samira Phillips, United Kingdom
Felt like home!
Roy Louis, India.
What a beautiful guest house. We loved our stay.
Carol Millerd, South Africa.
Raffinata ospitalità – forse il miglior soggiorno del nostro viaggio. 
Refined hospitality – perhaps the best stay in our journey.
Renzo e Teresa Ruffelli, Via Bazzini 2, 20125 Milano, Italy

A charming environment and a most enjoyable stay
Mrs. Pamela Cum, Ferndale, Randburg, South Africa 

Un grand merci pour ce charmant séjour dans une si jolie maison où l’accueil, le raffinement, la gentilesse sont la spécialité. Le havre de paix et de repos de journees fatigantes.
A big thank you for this charming stay in such a pretty house, where the reception, the refinement, the desire to please are the speciality. A marvellous haven of peace and relaxation, for resting after exhausting days.
Mrs. G. Flaud, Paris, France

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return. 
Rik Richards, Holly House Church Row, Merle Village, Shrewsbury, UK
Very friendly, comfortable and quiet. 
T. Tonner, Links Road, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

I had a great time in Johannesburg and south Africa as a whole, taking Back with me many memories, but the one that will always stand out is here, where I stayed in “The Dovecote Cottage”. I felt very comfortable here especially coming to another continent for the first time. The hospitality from both of you, Mr. and Mrs. Molteno was exceptional and your maids and workers were always courteous. I would be glad to stay here again when I return.
Louis Wan, Slades Rise, Enfield, Middlesex, EN27DW, UK

Ottima accoglienza e grande eleganza, cibo e servizio ottimi.
Fantastic reception and great elegance, food and service at best level.
Alessandro e Fabiana Cidda, Via del Gasometro 50, 00159 Roma, Italy

Excellent. Best establishment of its kind we have stayed in so far in South Africa
Alex and Carol McClements, UK 

The times I spent here with Brian were very special. The gentleness of the surroundings exceptional. Thank you also for the privilege of enjoying your wonderful cuisine.
Nadine Steven-Jennings, Sandton, SA

Like ships that pass in the night we met but briefly for a few weeks, but, in that short moment of time we found a haven of peace, tranquility, and elegance. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Brian Mallet, Kent, England, UK 

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Testimonial for Conference venue:
When I was tasked to find a venue to host our company’s annual strategy planning session, I had a number of issues to consider:
- We needed a suitably located venue as during the two day event 
   we had invited a number of our clients and suppliers to join us for 
   various sessions 
- The venue needed to be able to accommodate our staff 
   complement in elegant comfort overnight
- I wanted to provide a scenic and tranquil environment where the 
   guests would be able to relax, while having few interruptions 
   during the meetings 
- We needed top class catering for all meals but in particular for 
   the finale dinner, hosting both clients and our staff members’ 

We didn’t anticipate, but found through the unique touches offered by your gracious hosting, a place of exceptional attention to detail and refinement; so much so that quite a few of us stayed on after the conference and have subsequently wanted to book your venue for other functions.

All at Morgan Paull had a fabulous stay and would like to thank you once again for hosting our 2005 Conference.

Kind regards
Jemma Fitz Henry

Absolutely beautiful, warm and gracious. We really enjoyed it, as well as the lavish breakfast. We will definitely come back. Thank you!
Yelena and Tom Wimber, Nairobi, Kenya

Thank you! The finest guesthouse in Gauteng! 
Anton Hugo 

Tres agréable sejour, accueil tres chaleureux.
A very enjoyable stay, a very warm welcome!
Dr. Clotilde Le Tiec, 56 Rue de Voliue, 75015, Paris

We greatly enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere here and were snug and comfortable in your Tree House. Your friendly and thoughtful hospitality made our visit to Gauteng a real pleasure.
Alan and Marianne Bruce-Brand, Cape Town, South Africa

Accueil trés chaleureux.
A very warm welcome.
Dr. Marie Frank, France 
A passage du Moulin de la Roche, 99250 Chantilly, France

Una delle più belle case del mondo.
One of the most beautiful houses in the world.
Monica Pambianco, Phakalane 50832, Gaborone, Botswana

Your inn is absolutely wonderful. The attention to detail, the quality and impeccable taste of everything, the outstanding food, it was all superb. The sprigs of fresh lavender on the towels and bed linen was an especially nice touch. Perhaps most important was the genuinely warm personal touch that you and Charles provided, while being respectful of our privacy. The only complaint I could make is that there was too much wonderful food!
Anthony Flesch, New York, USA

We have discovered this wonderful place in your guide and there are just not enough words to express how delightful was our stay. It is very relaxing and the hosts do everything to make you feel at home. And last but not least, the food is delicious and the wine collection is fantastic.
Sandrine & Alain Samy, Paris, France

I found this place one of the nicest I’ve been in. I hope the rest of my stay in SA will be as warm and friendly. Thanks a million.
Sharon Amir, Israel

“Guest House” vraiment trés agreeable et accueil charmant.
A truly very pleasant “Guest House” and a charming welcome.
Dr. Martial Faure, 78 Rue de General le Clerc, Paris

Thank you for an absolutely wonderful stay! We have enjoyed every second of your warm hospitality and generosity.
Craig and Natasha, London, UK

This has been my eighth stay at De Kuilen and I can recommend it to anyone – Well done to owners and staff!!!
A. van Rensburg, Swakopmund, Namibia 

Superb and lots of privacy, yet attention when needed. 
L Wableo, Mtunzini, South Africa 

Merci pour votre accueil avec l’accent Francais et Bravo pour le raffinement de la maison avec les croissants de “The French Corner!” (la Brioche Dorée).
Thank you for your welcome with the French influences and congratulations on the refinements of the house, (even) with croissants from “The French Corner!”.
Mr. Flaud, Paris, France

E.A. Parczuk
The Grange, Grange lane, Canwick, Lincoln, UK

Many thanks! I hope to see you Maasai Mara very soon.
George and Vanessa, Kenya

Thank you for being so kind and wonderful to our group. We feel very lucky to have stayed in such a beautiful home. We very much appreciate your hospitality!!!
Ted Lachmansingh, Toronto, Canada

Thank you all so much for the warm, friendly hospitality. We’ve been very comfortable here. Take good care of “our” little puppy friend as we will be back next year.
Warren Couchman and Amanda Cast, Sunninghill, Berkshire, England, UK 

Un havre de paix et de répos. Merci pour l’amitée et l’ambience de votre maison. A bientôt!
Ravi Jacob, France
A haven of peace and repose. Thanks for the friendship and the ambience of your home. Until we meet again, soon!
Ravi Jacob, Nice, France



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