To start, let's talk about this quaint owner-run guesthouse we stayed in called Blackheath Lodge.
|With co-owner Antony|
|Delight awaits pass this door|
|Wall decor on the left made from repurposed telephone cables. "Hunting trophy" made from clay.|
Originally built in 1890, the house was refurbished and redecorated by Antony and his biz partner. Eclectic and personal, it felt like living in a house torn off the pages of Elle Decor. Not much of a morning person but I was rise and shine, happy and hungry for their breakfast savoured on the sunny terrace.
|Fruit crumble was crunchy yummylicious goodness|
Like Singita posted previously, Blackheath Lodge has a nice programme for the wellbeing of its family of staff. Their children are aided by way of school fees, uniforms, stationary, application assistance and other necessary areas to ensure that they get a solid education. Siba (11 years old), Yidwa (6), Yolanda (14), Aden (6), Tanya (21) are able to attend better schools in the city with this support.
|The children's achievements are the pride and joy of Blackheath|
Guests can chip in as well. Antony shared, "The Blackheath Lodge Education Fund started as a result of a real need to improve the standard of education for children in South Africa. We, at Blackheath Lodge started back in 2006 on a small scale and now through very generous support we now fully fund all our staff's children’s education. "
|An insightful coffee table book at the hotel about the way of life in South Africa seen through recipes.|
|Sunset view on our walk to dinner nearby|