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Your Place in Paradise

The Estuary Hotel & Spa ‘your place in paradise’ is
                 quite simply all of that.

There is nowhere else on the South           	 Each table is set with white damask        biggest thrill of all could be to go treasure
           or North Coast in Natal where     and grey velour underlay table clothes       hunting.
           you can experience the history    while a full set of heavy Grecian cutlery    	 The story goes… a Portuguese
           and charm that this authentic     and Bormioli Rocco Italian glasses await,    galleon, the Sao Joao, was wrecked off
Cape Dutch style resort has to offer.        fresh flowers are set on each table, and     this coastline on 16 June, 1552, during a
	 The main homestead was built in 1941       with a view from heaven the setting is pure  violent storm. It is believed that the wreck
by Charlotte and Walter James and is an      tranquility.                                 is buried at the mouth of the estuary and
exact replica of their Sir Herbert Baker     	 The Fish Eagle restaurant, which has       from time to time pieces of Ming pottery
designed home in the Cape. Originally a      won kudos from the South African Food        or Carnelian beads wash up for guests to
home with ten bedrooms, it became a car-     and Wine Association and has had top         find. You may be lucky as some guests
avan park, but today the third generation    food reviews, must be experienced. It        have been.
owners, the Reardons, have turned it into    is open 365 days a year for three meals,     	 But anyway this is a truly beautiful
a four-star epitome of elegance, without it  which already makes it one of its kind on    beach to explore. A secret is that there
having lost any of its history. As you walk  the South Coast.                             are genuinely still starfish in some of the
into the foyer of the grand old dame of a    	 Executive chef Brandon Bisset has          ponds in the rocks here.
home the view of the estuary and Silver      created a menu that is exciting, but his     What more could any resort offer?
beach is your first breath taking sight.     passion for using fresh ingredients and      For more information +27 (0)39 311 2675 or
	 Then you walk through to the dining        lavish helpings of fresh herbs on all his    online www.estuaryhotel.co.za
room surrounded by old- world charm,         food makes Fish Eagle dining special.
genuine sash windows and shutters, rose-     Rooms are well appointed with balconies
wood panels, antique furniture, Burmese      and again views to thrill.
teak beams and the scene is set for fine     	 Lounge at the pool and watch the
dining.                                      cormorants on the estuary log, or the

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