5 Apr , 2017


Testimonials from Customers/Guest 

Cherry Cottage –  3rd January 2017

Thank you for the excellent service and warm welcome. We will definitely recommend Woodlands Retreat to our family and friends. The kids totally enjoyed the grounds and especially Jessie. We will definitely see you again.  – Nathan, Chantal, Cassidy & Tyler – Cape Town –

Silver Pebbles –  2nd January 2017

Thank you very much for the beautiful rooms and quiet setting of Woodlands. We enjoyed it thoroughly and we enjoyed Jessie a lot!! Best of luck for you guys.  – The van de Merwe’s – Zeerust

Cherry Cottage –  1st January 2017

Thank you so much! We were privileged to be one of the first to stay in this wonderful chalet. Thank you for the warm welcome, hospitality and attention to detail throughout our time here. Best of luck with the rest of our exciting project! We look forward to telling friends all about Woodlands Retreat!  – Martin and Erin, Dublin, Ireland

Caribbean Blue –  27th December 2016

We were very impressed by the level of comfort at Woodlands Retreat. The close proximity to town was a real bonus for us. We really enjoyed our visit with you and hope to be back soon.  – Josh & Rose – Durban

Silver Pebbles –  27th December 2016

Dearest Sherrene & Roy
Many thanks for a wonderful and comfortable stay with you. What a beautiful location you have founded ‘Woodlands Retreat’ in – we look forward to our next visit! Wishing you great success in your years of business to come. With Love  – Shane & Wayde

Caribbean Blue –  25th December 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Woodlands Retreat. The staff are friendly and made us feel at home right from the start. Our room was clean and our linen fresh. We wish S & R the very best for the future. We will be back soon.  – Wim & Megan – Cape Town

Silver Pebbles –  24th December 2016

We very much enjoyed our three-night stay in Clarens, thanks to you, the very welcoming environment and the nice small room. Keep going with your good taste, we wish all your dreams come through and become a reality. You have a nice corner in Clarens. We hope we will return. All the best,  – Eleftherios & Stella

Silver Pebbles –  19th December 2016

Dearest Sherrene & Roy
It was wonderful meeting you both. Thank you for all your hospitality, warmth and kindness. We will see you again.  – Tash & Jax – Ballito

Caribbean Blue –  19th November 2016

Thanks for your friendliness and hospitality. We felt welcome and had a lovely stay. We really appreciated coming home to a clean and fresh room every day. May you enjoy many blessed and happy years at Woodlands  – Andre & Noelene – Alberton 

Caribbean Blue –  16th November 2016

Thank you Sherrene & Roy
For the pleasant stay. We enjoyed Clarens & golden Gate. Thank you for helping us with the art we wanted in Clarens. We wish you well with all your developments here and can see the progress coming on. May your dreams come true for yourself and this place.  – Siebren & Petro

Caribbean Blue –  11th November 2016

What a cosy, lovely place!!! All the little extras (fresh milk, umbrella) make a BIG difference! We will definitely be back!  – Shenade & Johann – Benoni

Caribbean Blue –  4th November 2016

Hello R & S
Thank you so much for everything. We had such a lovely stay. We wish you well for all your future plans. Blessings & Happiness. Much love  – Isabel & Elna – Bothaville & Reitz 

Silver Pebbles –  November 2016

Dear Sherrene & Roy
Thank you for a wonderful week!! We love your town and enjoyed our stay at your lovely retreat. We will be back. Regards  – Ferdinand & Ansie – Secunda 

Silver Pebbles –  30th October 2016

Thank you for a lovely comfortable stay. You have thought of all the things to make us feel ‘at home’. For us ‘oldies’ we appreciate good lighting, lots of plugs, internet and a beautiful setting!! We had a great braai & enjoyed the peace & quiet. If we ever pass this way again we will stay here again.
p.s. great shower!! Fondest regards  – Peter & Jenny – Parkhurst Johannesburg

Caribbean Blue –  24th October 2016

It was a pleasant stay here in the brand-new accommodation. We are from Holland, so the use of the braai equipment was for us not as natural as for the South Africans. But you adapted immediately to our customs and demands by supplying some extra pans etc. You also organised a good seat for Lois, and her sensitive back. Altogether we appreciated your hospitality and the friendliness of you and your employees. God Bless you all  – Loisw & Arend – Holland 

Silver Pebbles Suite –  24th October 2016

We really enjoyed our short stay in Clarens. Sherrene is charming and made us feel so welcome. Jessie greeted us as though we were the most important people in the world. Lovely garden, and I loved the shower, so compact and neat. We hope to return one day and look forward to seeing extra rooms in this ongoing project. Thank you Sherrene and Roy  – Gwyn & Maruizio, Johannesburg 

Silver Pebbles Suite –  21st October 2016

Dear Sherrene & Roy
We really love your “little” place and we wait in anticipation to see all the new developments.   We will certainly be back – sooner rather than later we hope. Thank you to you and your staff for our warm welcome and comfortable stay. Regards  – Michelle & Norman 

Silver Pebbles Suite –  8th October 2016

Dear Sherrene & Roy
Thanks for the wonderful hospitality. Lovely accommodation. Regards  – Lee & Graham – East London 

Silver Pebbles Suite –  3rd October 2016

Dear Sherrene & Roy
Thank you for al your kindness and warm welcome!! We really enjoyed staying here and Woodlands Retreat helped us to relax and enjoy the beauty of South Africa!! We appreciated the heating system and that Emma cleaned up everyday so wonderfully!! Thanks a lot!! May God Bless you for all your kindness and friendly hearts! Greetings from Germany!!  – Carmien and Robert – Germany 

Silver Pebbles Suite –  27th September 2016

Dit was os eerte besoek aan Clarens en ons was be…… om my man se verjaarsdag ….. te kan vier. Clarens is ‘n pragtige dorpie (amper soos mooi soos Barrydale in die Kaap) LOL!! Ons het lekker geeet, gerus, gekuier en ‘geshop’! Baie Dankie da tons is julle mooi plekke skoon tuisgaan. ……..voertoe met al die planne wat jully nog het  – Kaapse groete Rodger & Larette

Silver Pebbles Suite –  24th September 2016

Lieve Sherrene
Thank you for the wonderful nice stay. Everything is 100% good. This is the first lodge I will give a 10!! A lot of luck with everything you will do for your guests in the future. And a lot of health and luck for yourself and Roy. Big hug
– Clemens & Marion – Overseas

Silver Pebbles Suite –  16th September 2016

Baie dankie vir jul gasvryheid Sherrene & Roy, ons het heerlik gebly die naweek. Sal verseker weer vir ‘n naweek kom oorbly. Baie Dank  – Jaco & Nicoline & Angelique – Klerksdorp 

Silver Pebbles Suite –  9th September 2016

Baie dankie. Did was ‘n wonderlike dae in jul stukkei paradys. Ons wil terug com  – Danie & Bets 

Silver Pebbles Suite –  28th August 2016

Dearest Roy & Sherrene
Thank you for a wonderful stay at your place. Words cannot describe how we felt the past two days. Congratulations and well done on this new journey of yours. God Bless  – Yanam & Victor

Silver Pebbles Suite –  15th July 2016

“Hospitality is not about inviting people into your perfect home, is it all about inviting people into your heart” and that is what Sherrene & Roy did by sowing such kindness, love and light. We had a wonderful time with Annie & Bronny who will miss the rooster and chickens and Jessie!! Best wishes for your future  – Debbie, Janine, Annie & Bronny

Silver Pebbles Suite –  4th July 2016

Sherrene & Roy asook Personeel van Woodlands Retreat wil one almal bedank vir jul gas Vryheid! Ons kan sien in manier hoe julle eenhede lyk en hoe julle dinger hier doen dat julle trots in jul besigheid het end at jully gaste se gerief altyd eerste kom! Ons het one tyd hier baie geniet die geriewe was netjies and smakvol! Afgesien van die bitter koue buiter her ons heerlik warm gebly en heerlik gerus! Sterkte met al julle planne ons kom kyk verseker weer hoe varder “Woodlands Retreat”. Groete en God Bless  – Laris en AnnerMarie – Magieliesberg 

Silver Pebbles Suite –  23rd June 2016

Dankie ons het did baie geniet, die bly was heerlik warm (in die koue winter). As ons oort weer kon sou ons weer hier kom oorbly (Swakomund is net te ver). Jul dorpie is baie mooi, en ons van stil stadige Namibia het dit baie geniet. Prost  – Harvsie & Marthi

Silver Pebbles Suite –  29th May 2016

Ons ou tweetjies het net ‘n gerieflike oornagplekkie nodig gehad – en watter lieflike 2 nagte. Skoon, netjies, aagenaam, warm water – en boonop baie gasvrye ontvangs en veroorging. Tsv – 1C nagtemperatuur was one heerlik war en snoesig. Danke Sherrene & Roy!  – Danie en Charmaine Gerber. Douglas

Silver Pebbles Suite –  18th May 2016

Serene location within easy walking distance of the village where we discovered Clarens Brewery to enjoy some beers we miss at home. We spent our time here walking the local trails, which have splendid views with not too much effort. Further afield we enjoyed full days out hiking in Golden Gate National Park. We have enjoyed our stay here very much ad the good accommodation met our expectations. Oh Yes!! Friendly and good hosts too!!.  – Glenn & Yvonne, UK

Silver Pebbles Suite –  6th May 2016

Friendliest Sherrene & Roy
Thank you so much for welcoming us into your home. Your kindness and friendliness go a long way. We are very blessed to have enjoyed a stay at your lovely retreat. This was a first for us but definitely not a last, we wish you many blessings on your journey and hope to see you soon.  God Bless!!.  – Alwyn and Leandra

Silver Pebbles Suite –  1st May 2016

Dearest Sherrene & Roy,
This was our first trip to Clarens & most certainly not our last. Thank you for being the most wonderful hosts & making us feel right at home. Woodlands Retreat is beyond spectacular, homey, comfortable, clean & well kept. Good luck for the expansion at the retreat. We will highly recommend you to our friends and family back in JHB. Thank you for everything.  – Errol, Giselle & Gabi

Silver Pebbles Suite – May 2016

Communication with Sherrene before booking and arrival was excellent with a fast response to all our enquiries. Even though we turned up unannounced 6 hours early we were greeted with a friendly smile and allowed into the room. The room is great with everything you need to self cater and was kept spotless throughout our stay. We slept very well in the comfy bed and the shower was a delight. Sherrene and Roy were charming hosts throughout and we even went out together on our last night. Thoroughly recommended.  – Glenn 

Silver Pebbles Suite  April 2016

We had a lovely stay at Sherrene’s appartment. She was really kind and always had a helping hand 🙂 We definitely recommend this place. Also an absolute sweet town!!.  – Doron 

Silver Pebbles Suite – March 2016

We stayed here for 1 night quick stop through clarens. It’s very close to the town centre and is set in lovely surroundings. The room itself was very comfortable and we enjoyed our stay. Would definitely come here again.  – Doron 

Silver Pebbles Suite – March 2016

Stunning, charming place with its own private area and beautiful garden. The host and hostess went out of their way to accommodate us and make us feel at home. Highly recommended. – Christine 

Silver Pebbles Suite – March 2016

Sherrene was a fabulous host, and we greatly enjoyed our night in Clarens. They have a beautiful spot just a few minutes walk from the central square, a perfect place to spend a few days exploring the surroundings and unwinding. Sherrene was on hand if we needed anything, and provided some good recommendations. – Kim –

Silver Pebbles Suite – March 2016

We arrived to a gorgeous little haven in the shadow of a beautiful sandstone cliff on the edge of Clarens. Quiet and serene, but an easy drive and reasonable walk to the hustle and bustle of it all in the village. Sherrene and Roy extended a very warm welcome and made us feel incredibly at home in their lovely refurbished self catering unit. Everything was beautifully put together and we had everything we could possibly need for a lovely little getaway in a stunning part of the world. Whilst incredibly bubbly and warm, Sherrene and Roy left us very much to our own devices and we had a private entrance with our own patio with a view of their lovely garden. It was just ideal. I wish Sherrene and Roy all the very best – they’ve a special little spot – we’ll definitely be back. – Tami –