GREENDOOR COLLECTION - select S.A. Heritage Accommodation & Gardens

GREENDOOR COLLECTION - select S.A. Heritage Accommodation & Gardens

Choose accommodation from our special selection of unique heritage hotels and houses, take a tour of some of the most beautiful gardens and sample the culinary delights and hospitality on offer in South Africa

of gables, gardens and gourmands…Thatched, gabled or flat-roofed – South Africa’s historic buildings bare testament to over three hundred years of history and form an integral part of the country’s diverse history and culture. For many years I have spoken to fellow guest house owners with whom I have established a networking relationship about compiling a special selection of unique heritage hotel

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5 George gardeners are opening their beautiful gardens for public viewing on Saturday 7th of November 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm. R50- p.p/children free/tickets at 36 Stander Street. Entry by donation and in aid of BADISA George.


Mirtehof in the charming Karoo town, Prince Albert. See 24/04/2019

’n Georgiaanse kothuis in Rondebosch Dié jong paartjie het hul sente twee keer omgedraai om hul droomhuis met sy oorspronklike Georgiaanse argitektuur te kan koop.


Doing neutral right at Fairview Homestead in George. See


Fairview Historic Homestead


Garden Route Gardens

Be inspired...and the save the date for the George Open Gardens on the 11th of November 2017 04/07/2016

Montagu Country House - Visi When Jacques Erasmus and Hein Liebenberg bought a 160-year old house in the country and imagined a modern conversion, they had the heart to listen. 18/06/2016

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Inspiration at Ferndale nursery in Constantia


GREENDOOR COLLECTION - select S.A. Heritage Accommodation & Gardens


GREENDOOR COLLECTION - select S.A. Heritage Accommodation & Gardens 26/10/2015

Countdown begins... It looks as if we have cool weather predicted for George this coming weekend. Wear sensible shoes, bring an umbrella and come and visit the 15 gardens spread throughout George - there are 3 gardens in the Kingswood Golf Estate, 3 in the Eastern section of George, 5 in the Glen Barrie and Heatherlands part of town and then we have 3 farm gardens on the Geelhoutboom route, not to forget the spectacular farm garden of the McDonalds at the start of the Outeniqua Pass,4,5km from the Engen turnoff. You can visit the website to download your map (there are also some available at the Tourist Bureau in York Street and every garden will have a few maps available on Saturday as well.Keep your map to visit the Hoekwil Open Gardens on 14+15 November. 17/09/2015

Salad on the go It's a beautiful September afternoon, a light rain is falling outside and the branches are covered in bright green new leaves... It always makes my heart skip a beat when the seasons start to chang... 31/07/2015

Fairview Historic Homestead Situated in the Garden Route town of George, Fairview Historic Homestead is a restored Cape Georgian guest house with a history stretching back to 1861, and offers luxurious accommodation in six indiv 11/03/2015

» Kokedama – a Japanese hanging plant string garden Kokedama is also called poor man’s bonsai.I first saw these plant balls at the Constantia horticultural show and today found this DIY project on It is made of wet soil and peat and then formed to a ball. Aluminium or nylon wire or rope fixes the whole bundle. Kokedama must be watered… 05/01/2015

| Open gardens | Lovilee™ I received this submission from Michelle van Heerden, who visited the Fairview Historic Homestead, one of the open gardens part of the Garden Route Gardens Project. 25/10/2014

» Garden Route Open Garden Festival 02/10/2014

17 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Kale

Incase you missed it, 1 Oct was officially National Kale Day! This time of year, as the temperature cools, a molecular miracle is happening on farms everywhere: the kale is getting even better. Touched by the chill, kale gets sweeter, as the sugars start to 17/09/2014

» the start of the Garden Route : Heidelberg I recently picked up a booklet on the Garden Route and was amazed to see the uncertainty about where exactly the Garden Route is. Officially it covers the area between Heidelberg and Storms River.

Cape Town Horticultural Society Show at Alphen Centre 08/09/2014

Cape Town Horticultural Society Show at Alphen Centre 04/09/2014

Commemorative Plaques | George Heritage Trust The George Heritage Trust has identified and acknowledged splendid examples of the city's heritage by special informative plaques, with text in white against a 22/08/2014

The flowering trees in Knysna Road are part of George’s history

how sad - could there be any other explanation but that they were poisoned? Research by Lynne Thompson of the Outeniqua Historical Society indicates that the avenue along the old wagon route was planted about 1900. The avenue of gum 22/07/2014

Warm Baby Potato Salad

Nelleke Elston's latest blog post... I love potato salad and I love trying new and different ingredients in them. 06/07/2014

Accommodation | Greendoor Collection - Historic homes collection in South Africa

looking for accommodation in the garden Route this summer? This extraordinary 170 year old historic guest house is characterized by old fashioned and informal hospitality – Madeleine and Johan’s motto for Die Waenhuis is “Authenticity can’t be fabricated, only maintained.” They have eleven en suite guest rooms which differ in style and character, but each w… 29/05/2014

Restaurant recommendations in George (by Philda Benkenstein/Fairview Homestead) | Greendoor...

I may be putting myself up for challenge, but this is my personal opinion... There is no discount when it comes to paying the bill after a bad meal accompanied by terrible service, which is why you may as well take a recommendation and go to one of the few restaurants that I recommend because of consistent good food and good service. And the key word is CONSISTENT.


George Heritage Trust / George Erfenistrust

A new page for the George Heritage Trust - please have a look and 'like', but more importantly : engage and submit posts. George Heritage is a voluntary organisation that aims to support the study and preservation of intangible as well as tangible cultural heritage resources within the George Municipal area

George Heritage is a voluntary organisation that aims to support the study and preservation of intangible as well as tangible cultural heritage resources within the George Municipal area.


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GREENDOOR COLLECTION - select S.A. Heritage Accommodation & Gardens

enter the green door door of Klein Optenhorst in Wellington: they will again open its garden to the public this Autumn - on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of April 2014..The nursery will be selling unusual and rare plants from 9:30am to 4:30pm. An entrance fee of R40 includes tea & home-made scones and cream. 18/04/2014

April and start of a change of season in the Fairview garden (by Desmond) Apart from the last ten days of sudden summer weather we are really aware of a change of season in George. We quite enjoy the early morning and evening chill in the air. Both Philda and I make a point of driving down Third Street to enjoy the Autumn show of browning leaves presented us … 10/04/2014

» George Open Gardens 9 + 10 November 2014

Save the date: the George Open Garden will host the second weekend of private gardens open to the public: If you did not make it to the George Open Garden Day, you missed the most amazing gardens – - but it will be repeated on the 9 + 10 November 2014. Do contact us if you would like your garden to be considered for 2014. Look on the menu bar for the page with list of gardens in the Garden Route that a...


Farmyard Organics :

Preserving Fresh Herbs:
Did you know that you can freeze fresh herbs in olive oil and enjoy them anytime later? 25/11/2013

visit the gardens of the Garden Route So often guest will arrive at Fairview Historic Homestead and exclaim how lovely it is to finally see one of the garden of the garden route. We then explain to them that the Garden Route actually refers to nature's garden - the fynbos and indigenous forests, so abundant in our part of the country....

[11/18/13]   if anywhere near Plettenberg Bay - visit :


this weekend we have the orchid show as well as the George Clivia Show on, so if you are in the Garden Route - do attend



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