Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Perfect end of our holidays..."

Nach dreiwöchiger Tour durch Namibia und Südafrika wollten wir auf unserem Weg nach Kapstadt im "Anchorage" nur übernachten. Aus einem Stopover wurden dann unsere letzten 3 Nächte in einem wunderschön gelegenen Guesthouse mit geschmackvoll eingerichteten Zimmern und kleiner, aber funktionellen Kitchenette. Unbedingt erwähnen möchten wir die herzlichen und professionellen Gastgeber Annette und Craig !! Bei einem erneuten Aufenthalt in Südafrika werden wir auf jeden Fall versuchen, im "Anchorage" ein Zimmer zu bekommen.....

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple    OVERALL RATING – 5 STARS





Saturday, December 1, 2012

"warm, friendly"

Traveler rating:

"warm, friendly"
Nov 29, 2012  A TripAdvisor Member

On the way between Cape Town and Reinett Graaf, we made the stop, by chance Anette and Craig! Good idea that we had! Gracious hosts, attentive, always seeking to please and help. The place is quite magical, facing the river. The rooms are spacious, very well equipped. Breakfast excellent. We really appreciated and Craig was kind enough to discuss with us a good hour to help us in our journey.






"chaleureux, sympathique"

Sur le chemin entre Graaf Reinett et Le Cap, nous avons fait le stop, un peu par hasard chez Anette et Craig ! Qu'elle bonne idée nous avons eu ! Des hôtes charmants, à l'écoute, cherchant toujours à faire plaisir et à aider.
Le lieu est plutôt magique, face à la rivière. Les chambres sont spacieuses, très bien équipées. Le petit-déjeuner excellent.
Nous avons vraiment bien apprécié et Craig a eu la gentillesse de discuter une bonne heure avec nous pour nous aider dans notre voyage.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple   OVERALL 5-STARS


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Absolutely perfect for us and also great value for money."

Reviewed November 23, 2012 NEW via mobile      OVERALL RATING 5-STAR

We've just returned to the U. K. after a trip to South Africa which included a 2 night stay at the Anchorage. Annette and Craig were the best of hosts - nothing was too much trouble for them and our room (no. 4 in the photos) was perfect for our needs, with the balcony looking out over the river. The accommodation was welcoming, comfortable and spotlessly clean (daily servicing came as a pleasant surprise - we'd have tidied if we'd realized!). A very nice touch was the proper not instant coffee left for our use. Altogether a lovely place to stay

Annie and Paul, UK




"Stille Tage in "Stillbay""

Das von Annette und Craig geführte B&B "The Anchorage" hat uns sehr gut gefallen.
Wir hatten ein schönes, geräumiges, geschmackvoll eingerichtetes Zimmer. Die Gastgeber betreuen ihre Gäste sehr persönlich und sind jederzeit ansprechbar für gute Tipps für Restaurants und Unternehmungen in der Umgebung. Das reichhaltige Frühstück trägt zum Wohlbefinden bei, ein schöner Swimmingpool mit einer Lounge sind fast fertig!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple       Overall Rating – 5 Star/5 Sterne





Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Long weekend away

 Reviewed 25 September 2012

I chose the anchorage as it looked peaceful and inviting and I was definitely not disappointed, everything I saw on the website and more. dogs nearly giving us a warmer welcome than Annette, our room had a little stoep and I caught the last rays of the sun with a glass of wine in my hand as I could hear and see some people on the other side of the river catching or trying to catch fish and the others making a huge bon fire. the sounds of some sheep on a farm close by and the odd motorboat chucking up the river is part of the anchorage. the room had a king size bed, kitchenette with everything you need, fresh milk, coffee, tea, sugar, TV with dstv. if you walk to the river’s edge there is some canoes for your own use, a swimming pool is being built and breakfast is also served although we opted for self catering

“we choose the room at the bottom and on the end but all the bottom rooms have a stoep and you can have a braai just in front of your room” (Yvette Albertse)

 25 Sep 2012


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I enjoyed it and I think I could stay there forever

Good morning Annette & Craig


I hope all went well on the cycle race! Have not seen my boss yet

I just want to thank you again for the stay at the Anchorage, I enjoyed it and I think I could stay there forever.

The room is just what one needs, big enough and small enough, the dogs running around, the river, the sounds of the sheep, the people, etc

Hope to come back some time if not to at least to refer some friends and family



September 2012


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Enjoyable, relaxing and peaceful!

If one wants a get away from it all, this is the best place to pick. The place is neat & cosy with very helpful & friendly hosts. Thanks Craig & Annette, we really enjoyed our stay. Overall rating 100% - very good.


vuyokazi nonkonyana, South Africa, 2012/05/02


Thursday, April 19, 2012

ein Geheimtipp

Stillbaai ist sicher etwas abseits der sonstigen Route ein Kleinod als Geheimtip. Das Anchorage liegt zwar etwas versteckt, aber inmitten der Natur, 100 m vom Fluß. Das Besitzerehepaar ist unglaublich nett, Annette ist Deutsche. Sie und Ihr Mann zaubern morgens ein tolles Frühstück, in einem schönen kleinen Frühstückszimmer in privater Atmosphäre mit Blick auf den Fluß. Mit Ihren vier Hunden auf dem Grundstück konnten wir stundenlang spielen, es machte einfach Spaß, bei dieser relaxten Familie zu wohnen. Gegenüber ist gleich ein Restaurant, wo es eine unglaubliche Vielfalt an gutem Essen gibt (Eisbein mit Sauerkraut, Pizza, Pasta, frischen Fisch, hervorragende Steaks usw.) Wir hätten gerne etwas mehr Zeit verbracht, es gibt einen unglaublich tollen Badestrand, kilometerlang, warmes Wasser, schneeweißer Sand. Oder man kann auf dem Fluss Kanu fahren, darin schwimmen oder angeln und einfach nur die tolle Natur genießen.


Margit Schröcker & Rolf Ziemann



Wednesday, February 8, 2012


spacious,very welcoming.Enjoyed every minute.

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Inamari Swanepoel, South Africa 



Monday, January 30, 2012

A pleasant retreat along the river

This is a pleasant retreat along the river. The rooms are comfortable and well designed, each with a small patio or balcony. The breakfast was nice and the owners/hosts are great.

Raymond Newman, South Africa 



Thursday, January 26, 2012

Relaxing and Friendly

My wife and I chose The Anchorage as a half way stop between Knysna and Cape Town and were very pleased that we did. The rooms are very well presented and have everything one might need for self-catering. The bathrooms are very modern and clean and have both bath and shower. Sitting on the veranda at sunset, overlooking the river, was a very relaxing way to end the day. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was wonderful and a nearby restaurant was handy for evening meals. It would have been nice to have stayed longer. - David Barnes from Swansea




Really had an awesome stay at Anchorage. The owners were very friendly and I will definitely stay there again in future. The units are beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Thanks!

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Karin Heyns, South Africa 




really wonderful little gem

The Anchorage was a really wonderful little gem in Stilbaai. Wonderful setting, fantastic hosts and superb rooms. Everything was spotlessly clean and nothing was too much trouble for Annette and Craig. Will definitely be back next January. - Anonymous



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

We loved Anchorage

We loved the peacefulness and great hosts. Craig and Annette, thank you for a wonderful stay.

Judy Janse Van Rensburg, South Africa 



Thank you again for a wonderful stay in Stilbaai

Dear Annette & Craig

Thank you again for a wonderful stay in Stilbaai – David and I loved staying at The Anchorage and truly appreciated your hospitality and friendliness.