11 on Karkloof
The KwaZulu Natal Midlands have rapidly developed into an area that is frequented by tourists, adventure seekers and those who just want a quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Finishtime crew made 11 on Karkloof their base for the timing of the Mandela Day Marathon in August 2018 and found it to be the perfect venue from which to manage their operations for the event.
11 on Karkloof provides an option staying in the main house (Fall House – sleeps 15), the Round House (sleeps 12) and cottages (sleep four each). Because of the long hours and early morning departures required by Finishtime, the 12-member crew were booked into the self-catering cottage units.
The amenities allowed the crew their privacy while at the same time being able to keep the tight knit family environment that FinishTime have become accustomed too.
11 on Karkloof is the ideal getaway for families and friends who want to explore the KwaZulu Natal Midlands area and is only 4 hours’ drive from Johannesburg and 2 hours from Durban. A place well worth visiting. FinishTime will most certainly be going back their again.
Boutique Villa Guesthouse
Nestled close to the Helderberg Mountain with incredible views, the Guesthouse was the ideal venue for the crew to stay for the recent Helderberg Mountain Challenge. With the Finishtime crew spending many days on the roads to time a multitude of events, we always look for places and venues to host our crew that have all the amenities of home, especially with the long days required to ensure exceptional work and results. Coming ‘home’ to the hospitality of our hosts was relaxing and being able to sit by the pool while under the shadow of the Helderberg Mountain, was exactly what was required to rejuvenate us for the following days’ work.
The rooms were spacious (28m2) and very comfortable with all the amenities from home as well as the all-important free Wi-Fi.
There is no doubt we shall be returning here should our business take us back to Somerset West and we can highly recommend Boutique Villa Guest House to any of our friends or clients.
The Guesthouse is close to various wine farms and the sea, and offers exceptional views onto the mountains. An ideal place to base yourself for both shorter and longer stays. It certainly was good value for money and will be one of the venues we will be returning too.