UNFORGETTABLE J-BAY STAY: Dolphin View Guesthouse – the place for peaceful relaxation

BY MEGAN MINNAAR - JULY 29, 2014

My birthday was just around the corner so my partner and I decided to withdraw from the bustle of our daily lives on the weekend prior. We wanted to escape to a natural place of peace and relaxation but within immediate reach of Port Elizabeth. Dolphin View Guesthouse, located in Jeffrey’s Bay’s Noorse Kloof Nature Reserve, was the ideal choice.

We arrived at Dolphin View Guesthouse in just 45 minutes and were warmly received by our host, Anita. Her friendliness made us feel at home.

I found the guesthouse neatly set among lush greenery in a peaceful, safe and quiet area not far from Jeffrey’s Bay’s white, sandy beaches. Together with a beautiful indoor swimming pool, it felt like we were in a tropical paradise.

Our room, called the Dolphin Suite, was very spacious and tastefully decorated with a comfortable sitting-room as well as an en-suite shower and spa bath. The suite came with all the standard amenities like DStv. The suite’s sun-bathed balcony and sitting room offered magnificent views of the Noorse Kloof Nature Reserve and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.

Dolphin View Guesthouse is situated away from Jeffery’s Bay’s city centre but still close enough to go out for dinner and catch a movie. After returning from our evening out, I also pampered myself with a full, hot Spa Bath.

Waking up on the Sunday morning was complete bliss. There was no alarm clock to wake us but the morning chirp of the nature reserve’s abundant birdlife in compliment to the sun rise over the ocean did the trick.

We later made our way to the dining area – adjacent to the main indoor pool, where we had an amazing home-cooked breakfast. As is the norm at Dolphin View Guesthouse, Anita prepared our breakfast – consisting of tasty bacon, eggs, sausage and toast, right in front of us. We also had the option of muffins, yoghurt and cereal.

Being a food lover, I ended up having a little bit of everything and completed my meal with a refreshing cup of filter coffee. Sadly we had to leave shortly after breakfast.

I really enjoyed my stay at Dolphin View Guesthouse. I can recommend it and its sister option - Dolphin View Lodge, to anyone looking for an ideal base to explore J-Bay and its various attractions.

Call Anita on 042 296 0594 or 072 237 7422 or email: [email protected].