We are happy to announce we have been awarded our 2017 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor. 

A very big thank you to all our wonderful guests that have given us beautiful reviews over the past year and given us 5 Star ratings to make us NO 1 in Darling. Thank you

13th June 2018

Another stay at this quest house, sad it is only for one day on business. But Nina the Host is always the same, great welcome and staff very good. I will come back for a weekend with my wife next time. - James Hardy

8th - 10th June 2018

We have wanted to experience this guest house for two years. It is very well marketed and advertised on Social Media, it was one in the box that needed to be ticked off. Well it did not disappoint. In fact we had a wonderful three days in Darling, and stay at this beautiful little piece of heaven. The private dinner, was to die for, candles I could not count. What a treat!!!!! Nina's cooking amazing! A dinner dinning experience everyone should try. Breakfast both days were out of this world, with beautiful  elegant table settings each morning. A sight for your eyes! Just loved it. Thank you Nina and your delightful staff! We will be back one day soon. - Tammy and Giles - Johannesburg

2nd - 3rd June 2018

We have no words. Our time spent here after an incredibly difficult year has allowed us to reconnect and rest. Thank you for your love and effort, we really appreciate it. All our love, Kim and Nic Cape Town

26th 27th May 2018

Thank you Nina, Derek and staff

Your warmth hospitality and attention to detail went way beyond our expectations. Your accommodation is stunning and the food was amazing! We will definitely be back! - Claudette and Mark CT

24th - 26th May 2018

We have had a really lovely stay here. The food is brilliant, lovely linen and peaceful setting.  Amazing staff all round! Gillian and Richard and Friends

8th - 10th May 2018

Oh wow! we had an amazing time. Amazing food, everything we needed. A big thank you to you and Derek and your happy staff. We will be back again - Jane and Helmut - CT

1st - 3rd May 2018

Thank you Nina for making us feel so welcome in your gorgeous oasis - what a gem! We have so enjoyed our romantic getaway staying over in your "House of Love" Janice and Mark

11th 13th April 2018

Another amazing stay. Just love your place. The tour of your new bar and restaurant was great, and so lovely to know there will be a beautiful space to go and eat and drink. It makes the world of difference. Once again thank you to Nina, Derek and Smilie. Jimmy and Jane

2 - 4th April 2018

Thank you both for a lovely comfortable, relaxing stay. Nina you energy is amazing. Just loved it. Our private romantic dinner was so lovely and unexpected. Outstanding food and wine. We will come back again. Mark and Michelle - CT

14 - 16 March 2018

Dear Nina, Derek and Staff. Thank you for the amazing stay."Ons het elke ding wat ons kon gedroom het af en so waardeer al die moeite wat julle albei te gaan." Leaving with very very happy memories. We see you soon!! Will send you pics of out AMAZING STAY!!! Lindi and Tian xxx

5th - 8th March

A big thank you once again! this being our third stay with you. Nothing has changed everything was perfect. We love coming here it is like going to a small house in France. Dinner was outstanding. We will see you all again.

Dave and Jen

28-2nd March 2018

Oh wow, what to say that we haven't yet said to you both. Nina and Derek you are outstanding hosts, and thank you so much for showing us your next venture. it is going to be outstanding. Can not wait. Nina your cooking is top drawer! amazing food and flavors. Just love the table settings each day, and never the same. So much care is taken over everything you do. We will be back again that is for certain. - Janice and Billy 

26 - 27th Feb 2018

Thank you for a peaceful night in a beautiful setting. One night was not enough! We leave with the dog, the bed and the chef packed into our car!  - Camm and Lana

22 - 24th Feb 2018

The best accommodation in Darling! Amazing to look through the old photos and see what transformation the place has undergone. Love all the little touches and quirky décor items. A true home away from home! I am sure we will return soon - Jamine and Ryan

11th - 20th Feb 2018

Dear Nina, Smilie and Maggie, thank you so much for making me have a wonderful stay in Darling during my internship at the Ormonde Wine Estate. I loved the care all of you have shown for me, and the delicious food. Although I didn't stay for too long it kind of felt like home. So looking forward to seeing you all again soon. All the best Yamina Germany

16 - 19th Feb 2018

What a delightful place to spend our 33rd wedding anniversary at! So relaxing, and spoiled with gracious surroundings and by caring, attentive staff. Congrats and thanks for a superb venue, Nina, Maggie and Smilie. Till next time, love Geoff and Lulu Stroebel CT  PS you guys have got it waxed!!

5th - 7th Feb 2018

Nina's hospitality warms us and make us feel like home.
The food is like Michelin-starred, the taste is still unforgettable.-  Tracy and Barton HONG KONG

5th - 7th Feb 2018

We couldn't has asked for a more lovely place to stay in Darling! Thank you for the fabulous food and warm South African hospitality. We cant wait until our next visit to Darling - Barton and Tracy - Hong Kong

8th - 10th Jan 2018

Wonderful stay, we will be back to our second home sooner than you think! - regards, Amanda and Thomas - CT

2nd - 4th Jan 2018

A joy and a wonderful stay again.  Thank you to Nina, Derek and your outstanding staff, Smilie and Maggie.

Dinner was out of this world. Thank you. Wow, most delicous, and presentation outstanding. - we will see you again. - Jack and Mandy

29th - 31st December 2017

Thank you so much for the pleasant stay and the most delicous breakfast. Hope you both have a very happy New Year. - Johann and Hanje

28th - 29th December 2017

Thanks for a beautiful and relaxing stay, and the delicious breakfasts! Enjoyed our stay thoroughly! - Annette and Tinus

27th - 28th December 2017

Amazing experience in a tranquil garden. thanks to very friendly staff. Breakfast very very tasty and well presented. Adam and Nicky

16th - 18th Dec 2017

Thanks to the wonderful staff and hostess for an enjoyable stay that lacked nothing!!!. A whole new meaning to the word "Breakfast" We will pass on to friend and be back. Jerry and Evor - Hout Bay

6th - 9th December 2017

Wonderful second stay!!! we will keep on coming back and back again. Just love it here. Food both breakfasts and dinners are out of this world. Big thank you again guys. See you soon - Janet and Geoff Johannesburg

18th - 21st Nov 2017

Feels like coming to another world. So beautiful, calm, fantastic place. Everything made with love and perfection into the smallest details. Wonderful and caring staff. The service is extraordinary. We've just loved staying here. Thank you Nina and Derek, Smilie and Maggie, lots of love Olaf and Ann-Sophia

17th - 18th November 2017

"Just what the doctor ordered!" Beautiful place. Felt like we're in Europe! Food was out of this world. Thank you very much. Sakkie and Esme Marais.

17th and 18th November 2017

Beautiful, beautiful place! Thank you for an amazing experience! - Jaco and Ilse xxx

4th - 5th November 2017






SUPERB       - The Lloyds were here. 

22nd - 24th October 2017

Our second stay at Maison de L'amour, we love coming back to Darling and to stay here. It is fantastic, and the food is yummy as always. - JJ and Alison

12th - 18th October 2017

What a wonderful stay. 6 nights, was a dream of a holiday in Darling and surrounds.  So much to do and see. People are so friendly in Darling, and our guest house was top notch. Could not have asked for anything more. Nina and her delightful team were 5 star.  The romantic dinners was a big treat, as Darling does not have many places to go to eat. If it is one thing you do, when coming to Darling, is book a candlelight dinner for two with Nina's superb cooking. Out of this world.  Breakfast the same, delicious, and each day we were presented with something different.  Restaurant quality. A very Big thank you to Nina, Derek and team. - See you again next year. - Marais and Maureen - 

8th - 10th October 2017

Amazing experience! Beautiful cottage and garden, fantastic food (beautifully presented and delicious!!!)

Hospitality was top of the range - beautiful people. A big thank you. - Lana and Stephan

5th - 8th October 2017

What a pleasure coming to this gem. We were not disappointed one bit. Everything from the room, glorious linen, lots of fresh flowers, decor, music was top draw. We could not wish for a better stay anywhere. Your staff are excellent, and service five star.

Breakfasts each day, all different, where delicious and amazing presentation and table settings. We just loved it. Thank you Nina, and your lovely staff. We will be back to Darling again. - Jason and Martha.

6th - 8th October 2017

Amazing experience! Beautiful cottage and garden. Fantastic foods (beautiful and delicious !!) Hospitality was top of the range. Beautiful people. Thank you - Lana and Stephan

4th - 5th October 2017

A charming and delightfully decorated home! We love the antiques and flowers everywhere. Thank you for your gracious hospitality. Regards, Michael and Victoria - Durban

24th - 25th Sept 2017

Awesome excellent caring touch. The best service given. Well done, well appreciated.  - Ruth and Josy

21st - 24th Sept 2017

Awesome stay and attention to detail is wonderful!! Smiley and Maggie are gems!  Thank you - Nick and Marie Cape Town

21st - 23rd Sept 2017

What an amazing stay. A story behind every trinket, something delightful around every corner. Luxury meets nostalgia. Utterly delightful - Tanya and Marlenx

15th-17th Sept 2017

Second time to Darling, and so glad we finally were able to get a room with you. What a treat. Could stay forever and just photograph every little nook and cranny!! You have it made here. Love the details and all the love and care you and your husband have put into this establishment.  Our breakfasts were top drawer!! I only wished we could have experienced your famous dinners!! Next time :) Well done, it breakfast was not a disappointment, as some many places are to us.  WE will be back again. We had some lovely rest, feel like we can conquor the world now.  Thank you so much Nina and your lovely staff. - Mic and Bernice - 

16 - 17th Sept 2017

Thanks for the hospitable environment and delightful breakfast prepared by Maggie and Smiley! - Janice and Rodney - Gordons Bay

14th - 15th Sept 2017

Thank you for the wonderful stay. Beautifully appointed room. Happy team of staff. Wonderful breakfasts. We will be back!! Maria and Angelo - Australia

8th 10th August 2017

The stay was terrific!! Breakfasts were outstanding. the table seating, food and food presentation was super. Nina was friendly and so useful with info about Darling and the flowers, and organised our dinner and show reservations for us.We really had a super time. Thanks -  Gert and Michelle

5th - 8th August 2017

Dear Nina, Derek, Smiley and Maggie, Thank you all so much for your wonderful open and welcoming space. Everything beamed with the magic of love, care and grace! We appreciate your attention to details and the finer things. Rich blessings forward - David and Eiaane

21st - 23rd July 2017

Wonderful, wonderful, and more wonderful........ loved it. Thank you so much.  Food was by far the best we have had in a long time. Thank you all so much.  - Jack and Nicole - George

11th - 18th July 2017

Nina, Smiley and Maggie, thank you so much for a wonderful stay. So restful. What a very special place to stay. So sorry there is no man in my life. Those breakfasts each day were from heaven!!! - Gratefully, Susan Brinkley - Miami Beach. USA

14th -16th July, 2017

Fabulous stay in your most beautiful place. Nina and Derek you have outdone yourselves! Thank you for sharing in your home, and for the wonderful three days we had in Darling. Nina is so good and sorting and arranging day trips and things to do. Dinners were out of this world, and not forgetting the different breakfasts we had it day cooked by Maggie and Smilie. Tables settings to beautiful.  Thank you all so much - we will be back. - Janice and Andre - Johannesburg

8th and 10th July 2017

Thank you for a fabulous stay in your beautiful guesthouse! Smiley and Maggie have bee so welcoming and your breakfasts absolutely delicious! Our stay has been so wonderfully peaceful and relaxing and we will certainly be highly recommending your fabulous place!  Many thanks - Richard and Laura Berry - Cape Town

7th and 8th July 2017

Classy, relaxing and absolute beautiful place. Thank you so much, we will be coming back - Jed and Marci Cape Town

1st and 2nd July 2017

Thank you for the lovely experience. It was fabulous to meet you and sure we will see you again soon. Stunning!!

Kim and JH - Cape Town 

23rd 24th June 2017

Another stunning stay in Darling. We love coming here. Thanks guys!! we will of course see you all again.  Just loved it. - Mark and Ali - Cape Town

14th 15th June 2017

A CLASS ABOVE THE REST!! wow, we really enjoyed our time here. Thank you to your amazing staff Maggie and Smiley, and for looking after us so well.  Really beautiful guest house. Just what the doctor ordered. We will be back, consider yourself and house our home when in Darling. - Janet and Ross Stern 

8th - 10th June 2017

What a wonderful stay. Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality, it was everything we have read of, and more. Nina and Derek are the most perfect hosts. Nina's food was outstanding. Wish we had eaten there all three nights. But did not pre book our dinners.  The decor is absolutely beautiful. Even though a few days were a bit cold and wet, we still had a delightful warm and cozy room. Very romantic. Your staff team are very professional indeed.  Thank you so much. Would love to come back - Jason and Jenny - Johannesburg

3rd and 4th June 2017

For cosy romance, Nina Monda and Derek Poole’s Maison de L’amour is a perfect bolt hole. They are wonderfully generous hosts and if the candles, lace brocade and festooned four-poster brass bed don’t tickle your fancy, then the white ostrich feather left on the double bed, with a note quoting Milan Kundera: "Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that’s very beautiful", might. 

We stayed in the intimate Gardener’s Cottage, which has its own entrance and en suite separated from the room with pub-style swing doors shaped like angel’s wings. If you subscribe to the less-is-more school, this spot isn’t for you but, if you’re after a place where you’d like nothing more than to curl up in each other’s arms, read a great book and listen to the birds, this is recommended.

A delicious cooked breakfast is included in your stay. Ask Nina to make her yogurt and mascarpone breakfast sundae. Although we didn’t have dinner there (by prior arrangement only), if breakfast is anything to go by, it will be sensational.

Nina is well known in PR circles and as an upscale event co-ordinator and the decor at Maison de L’amour reflects this.

She has created a warmly welcoming space from antique and junk-shop finds — an old Victorian bath keeps a stash of firewood and it is likely there are more candelabra than on a Liberace stage.

The Honeymoon Suite in the main house has the largest bed, a two-person bath and toilet and basins that are open to the room. There is another interior room available.

Highlights include the decor, the large garden table shielded from the heat by a roof and white cotton curtains and garden that, come sunset, is transformed with candle-lit nooks and crannies aflame. But it is Nina, Derek, their team and the food that stand out.

The Poole's recently bought a 100-year-old barn adjacent to the Darling Sweet that they have plans to convert into a bar and restaurant. - Brian Berkman - Business Day Online

26th - 28th May 2017

Thank you for a beautiful getaway! We will be back - Mark and Michelle - Cape Town

26th 27th May 2017

What a wonderful place with amazing breakfast and service! xxx - Shaun and Tanya Frayne Cape Town 

26th 27th May 2017

Everything was so perfect and special. Thank you so so much - Leigh and Brian - Cape Town

20th - 21st May 2017

Fantastic accommodation and outstanding breakfast at Maison de L'amour (Highly Recommended) after a very successful action in Darling. Nina Monda you are Darling's Darling! - Joey Burke - Cape Town

12th - 13th May, 2017

A fantastic surprise! loved every minute of this little place. We will be back now we have found our little love nest. - Graham and Nat - Cape Town 

29th - 30th April 2017

What a jewel of Darling!! A beautiful Guest House. It's our first time, but many more to follow. 

We will recommend to all! Thank you Nina, Smilie and Maggie - Heinz and Marcel - Cape Town 

27th - 29th April 2017

What a wonderful interlude in Darling, made particular enjoyable by our wonderful hostess Nina, so supported by Smilie and Maggie. Great food, great ambiance and in particular great fun.  This is an outstanding venue in a unique and special part of the world. Thank you very much - Maureen, Gus, Gina and Greg - Durban

3rd - 9th April 2017

We traveled through 30 towns during the month of March in South Africa, and this particular guest house stole our hearts.  What wonderful hosts and staff. Darling should be proud to have an establishment like this in their town. Breakfast every day was a total surprise. Wonderful - Attention to detail is done with so much flair. We felt like we were visiting France, romantic and classy.  The host (Nina) is attuned to tourists needs and made us feel so welcome and promoted Darling! This is what travel is all about. I can truly recommend this establishment. An amazing stay and we will return in due course. - FredC

7th - 8th April 17

A beautiful guest house. Our 2nd visit here, and not disappointed. We will be back again and again. Thank you to Nina, Smilie and Maggie. Best regards, Glad and David. Cape Town

2- 5th April 17

Wonderful experience! Loved every min of it. Dinner was beautiful, and breakfasts a real treat. Thank you to all. We will come back.  Jenny and Johan Transvaal.

23rd - 26th March 2017 

What a wonderful and peaceful place to stay after a few nights in Cape Town. The peace and quiet is a welcome change. The breakfast is delicious and prepared with the utmost care by Smiley and Meggie. "A piece of art" on your plate with Andrea Bocelli in the background. Chirping birds and the burning sun make it all complete. The room is like a film decor set to which Nina has put her heart and soul into. Thank you for looking after us so well and giving us tips and advice for completing our trip. - Pieter and Nicolette v Neerven - Helmond

19th and 20th March 2017

What a wonderful, pleasant ambiance!! Surely the heart of Darling is right here in this beautiful surroundings!! Host is great and staff, Oh so professional. THANK YOU NINA!! Will recommend sincerely!! Breakfast, everyday a wonderful surprise. So much love and passion displays everywhere, on the plate and surrounds - Fred and Elizabeth - Ballito, KZN

16th and 17th March 2017

A beautiful stay in a quirky and friendly place. Thanks a lot for your outstanding hospitality! - Bob and Barbara UK & Mike Malmesbury SA

13th - 15th March 2017

Fantastic stay at a beautiful, relaxing home. Thank you so much for allowing us to make your home into our home for the last couple of days. Great vibe, cute room, wonderful food and a welcome that's out of this world. This is a perfect detox form our life in Congo - Many thanks, we'll see you the next time back in town. - Nick and Jo - UK/Congo

10th - 13th March 2017

Thank you for the lovely hospitality! this is a wonderful establishment that clearly has been put together with great care and attention. I enjoyed my stay very much and look forward to my next visit with you. The meals are a fabulous way to start one's day and the rooms just absolute splendor and charm. Thank you once again for your very very warm hospitality, attention and care. I am sad to leave - Fondest wishes - Bongani CT

8th - 15th March 2017

What a wonderful and lovely stay again... We returned back for our 3rd time!, because we knew at our first stay to this lovely place we must return. 

Why? It's an amazing mixture of excellent hospitably - thank you so much Nina, you are the soul of this guesthouse, so much love and care, also thank you to Smilie and Maggie for always taking such good care of us with so many caring details and friendliness. 

It is a peaceful relaxing place with so many details with such beautiful decorations.. Last but not least - The excellent food - really first class! We will never forget the amazing candlelit dinners accompanied by songs from Smilie and his brother. Food was so delicious and fresh.

Thank you so much Nina with the best wishes for both you and Derek, and god willing, we will come back again next year. Lots of love Maria and Willie Breidenbach - Germany

29th - 31st Feb 2017

What a wonderful surprise!! Loved it here, beautiful place. Could not have wished for more. Food was amazing!!!, and breakfast set up OUT OF THIS WORLD, completly different every day WOW!! - Regards, Anne and John - Joze 

1st Feb - 2nd March 2017

Thank you so much for a great month! After work coming to your place, feel every day like coming home, because it is a really lovely place with great people. I will miss your breakfasts, this was very very special and excellent. Best Regards, Johannes Grothl - Germany

25th 26th Feb 2017

Classical, relaxing, absolute beautiful place!! Thank you for making it so extra special, for the great yummy food, your friendly service and for all the small little things you do extra. It;s so nice looking around and always finding something beautiful and nice to look at. Thank you for the best "Last Night" of our Honeymoon. - Janine and Nel Kotze - Cape Town

24th - 25th Feb 2017

Thank you for a lovely stay! A little oasis of clam - Corinne and Vincent Regan - Sussex UK

21st 22nd Feb 2017

Lovely!! such a lovely time here at this gorgeous guest house. Such a nice friendly welcome. Nina's  food is beautiful, 5 stars for food, presentation, and staff! A wonderful experience. Thank you so much. We will defiantly be back. - Jenni and James - PE

18th 19th Feb 2017

A house with so much love!! You can feel it. Just such a good place to stay, come and unwind, and enjoy the moment. Thank you - Janet and Dino - Cape Town

16th - 18th Feb 2017

"A Serendipity moment in time!" Thank you for a very special experience! We loved every minute! - Lynne and Stanley Edwards

14th - 15th Feb 2017

What a delightful find! The decor, food and welcoming staff make you feel at home. Thanks Nina, we will be back. - Carmen Granger and Adrian Karth - Cape Town

12th Jan 2017 - 12th Feb 2017

Thank you so much for the stay in your Guest House! I had such a great month! Nina and Derek were such a lovely couple and for me now very good friends. Thanks to Maggie and Smilie for always taking care of me. I enjoyed the time so well and I'll definitely come back!! - I will miss the time in Darling so bad. The Guest House is full of beautiful souls! So thankful that I met Nina, Derek, Maggie and Smilie, only the best for you guys. - Gina Hanisch - Hamburg Germany.

4th - 6th Feb 2017

Thank you so much for a super weekend. We will surely return. We think we found our Zen!! - Thank you to Nina, Derek and her team. - Alan and Eilesn - Cape Town/Dublin, Ireland.

19th - 22nd Jan 2017

Lovely experience again!! This was are second visit to Maison de L'amour in four months. We love it there. Nina and Derek were away on a holiday, but Smilie and Maggie were excellent and took care of all our needs.

Breakfast was as fantastic! Well done to them. We will see you again: - Sandra and Clint PE

11th - 13th Jan 2017

We have had such an amazing relaxing time here, and highly recommend this Guest House! Nina and Derek and her very lovely staff Maggie and Smilie make you feel so welcome and right at home. Better than home... with all the spoils, service and such attention to every detail. Nina's food is superb, beautifully plated and presented, and we do advice to eat at the house at least once during your stay, as no where to go expect the local.  If you want dinner with the difference book there.  Thank you so much - we will be back again. Wish we could have stayed longer! - Jason and Marie - Johannesburg

6th - 9th Jan 2017

A wonderful long week-end away for my mum! Thank you Nina, Derek, Smiley and Maggie for making us feel so welcome! You have a lovely, romantic little spot! So beautifully done. All the best for this coming year. Steve, Fiona, Talia and Jordie McComick

3rd and 4th Jan 2017

Wonderful stay, great hosts, excellent food and accommodation. We will definitely be back. Brendan and Mushahida

31st December - 4th Jan 2017

A wonderful experience of being pampered and thoroughly spoilt. Thank you for the great hospitality and most friendly welcoming! The decor and breakfasts presented each day was outstanding and superb! Johanus and I will certainly be back! THANK YOU - Jenny and Johanus - Pretoria

29th - 30th December 2016

Thank you for the welcome, really enjoyed your brief visit. Thanks to Smilie and Maggie too. See you again - Dominic and Angela - Cape Town

26th - 31st December 2016

Lovely stay! Thank you Nina, Smiley and Maggie. We will definitely recommend to all friends and family. - Megan and Nicholas - Durban

27th 30th December 2016

Thank you, Nina, Smiley and Maggie, for the most amazing care and thoughtfulness during our brief stay. We hope to be back soon! - Warren, Julia, Shannon and Erin - Durban

26th - 27th  December 2016

We wish we could have stayed longer - Will definitely be back - thank you Nina and Team - Nicci and Matt - Johannesburg

24th - 26th December 2016

Haven't been blessed on all levels like this for a very long time. Thank you so much - Trappies and Winfried Holtz - Namibia

22nd and 23rd December 2016

What a wonderful place to stay! Thanks Nina and her lovely staff. Great Breakfasts!! - Antony and Jo - Cape Town

19th - 20th December 2016

Thank to Nina, Maggie and Smilie for another wonderful stay! The place still looks great!! - Sean and Gemma - UK

17th and 18th December 2016

What an amazing experience! A feast for the eyes while we enjoyed the tranquil settings. Thank you! We will always remember our stay with you - Ria and Jan - Durban

15th - 17th December 2016

Thank you for the lovely food and beautiful atmosphere! What an relaxing experience! - Helgard and Hanelise - Stellenbosch

12th - 14th December 2016

Thank you so much for your hospitality. You have a beautiful place and such friendly people. Very relaxing indeed. - Jacobus and Renata Bothma -West Coast

10th - 14th December 2016

Nina and Derek, what you have done to this house is unbelievable, WOW, so much love and talent in one small space. We wish we could have met Derek, but can only return to see and meet him. Nina you are such a star, and one of the best cooks ever!!! You cook superbly, we could not have wished for anything more. Food, both dinners and breakfasts were simply stunning! Not to forget to mention the table settings each day, set with love, and carefully planned not to do the same again during our stay. This is the BEST Guest house we have stayed in by far.... thank you so much, and YES we will be back again, next time when Derek is home. Best Wishes for the barn project, knowing you both, it is going to be a huge success. Cannot wait until we come again next year!  - Darren and Margret - UK

7th - 9th December 2016

Thank you for a wonderful stay, we had a lot of fun, beautiful place to end our honeymoon. - Adriaan and Claire

7th - 9th December 2016

What a find!! We had a wonderful 2 day stay. And the meals were simply amazing! Thank you - Dave and Linda Edwards - Benoni

 2nd - 4th December 2016

Happy happy happy, great place to stay and re-charge!! We will be back again with friends. Breakfast a treat, thank you so much. - Amanda and Janet CT

23rd - 26th November 2016

What a lovely place! didn't imagine this at all in the heart of Darling. A real treat, Nina and her staff are brilliant hosts. Could not do enough for us. Even packed us a picnic basket for the beach and road trip.

We booked the dinner at the Guest House, and Dinner was a wonderful experience with all the 100's of candles!! our own private romantic dinning under the stars. Thank you for all your efforts to make us happy. Wonderful. - Karlien and Matt - Australia.

15th - 19th November 2016

No words can explain. Too beautiful, relaxing, and our cottage was a dream, all rooms are stunning.   We loved the boma pool area and candle lit dinner. Nina's an exquisite cook!! WOW, table setting for a magazine shoot, thank you so much for treating us so well. We will defiantly be back again. - Joss and Martin - Johannesburg

11th - 14th November 2016

We had a wonderful day preparing for the wedding at the Brewery. What a lovely place for the Bride and Bridesmaids and family to get ready - Really magical!! and Nina - the spread for breakfast at such short notice for such a large family of 14 was Absolutley fabulous!!! Thank you all so much - Wendy, Paul and Bridal Party Cape Town

12th - 14th November 2016


Corey, Jo and Marley - Gold Coast, Australia.

5th and 6th November 2016

Thank you for an amazing stay - it was perfect and a perfect ending to our West Coast Honeymoon roadtrip! Will be back soon :) Karlien and Annelize - Johannesburg

5th and 6th November 2016

Wow what an awesome place!! Felt right at home and Nina you and your staff really made us feel special. Thank you for our amazing romantic candle light dinner for two, it made the stay so special. Celeste and Gerdi Cape Town

31st Oct - 4th Nov 2016

Fantastic stay. Lovely hosts and staff. Divine!! Good luck with the barn. Look forward to dinner there next year. - LF & PP - Sweden

28th - 31st October 2016

HONEYMOON - Had an amazing time. Nice and peacefull. Friendly staff and awesome breakfasts. Nina, you were awesome. We felt at home as soon as we arrived. We will definitaley see you again - Thank you - Marochelle and Henning

25th - 27th October 2016

What an amazing place, all around this house, we have never seen anything like it. Wonderful hospitality, enjoyed our stay tremendously. We will be back again.   - Austria

21st and 22nd October 2016

What a wonderful find! We spent two nights in the freestanding Gardener's Cottage. Being separate from the main house makes it slightly more private, with the added luxury of your own lounge area. Interiors tastefully decorated with antiques, lace and crystal chandeliers. Pool and patio areas are equally luxurious, with Nina's incredible attention to detail. Breakfasts on the patio were beautifully presented and delicious! A haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of Darling. Thanks Nina for a lovely weekend.  Tammy and Sean  - Cape Town

17th - 19th October 2016

Wonderful!!! no words - Loved our stay. Food excellent. Thank you - Sandra and Clint - PE

14th - 17th October 2016

My husband & I had the pleasure of staying at Maison de L'amour for 3 night's and it was absolutely fabulously. We do quite a lot of travelling, and I am so happy that my hubby found this gem.I highly recommend it!!. The breakfast is top notch. One of the best guesthouses we have ever stayed in. Loved your house, ……absolutely recommend it. …Well done Nina

12th and 13th October 2016

This was the biggest surprise of our trip. What a pleasure to arrive at this destination here in Darling. Our room, the host, the staff and the food was first class. We so enjoyed our stay here after a two week trip around the West Coast. A wonderful way to end our holiday. Thank you Nina, Derek and both your lovely Staff for making our stay!! We will hope to come back next year. - Russel and Monica - Sweden

9th and 10th October 2016

We slept in the garden cottage, beautifully decorated. On Sunday all restaurants are closed, they offered us a cheese platter which we certainly will remember. Very generous and delicious genuine hospitality and warmth. THANK YOU Hope to come back!! Roel and Desiree, Nederland 

9th and 10th October 2016

11/10  "YOU DON'T CLIMB THE LADDER OF SUCCESS WITH YOUR HANDS IN YOUR POCKET!!" Wayne and Ingrid - Randburg, Johannesburg

7th - 10th October 2016

What a wonderful setting. Nina you out do yourself. Such friendly staff and wonderful meals. Thank you so much for making us feel at home. By far the BEST B & B we have ever stayed in. We will be back, bringing a group of friends next time for sure. Until we meet again take care of yourself. Thanks to all your great staff!! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY for today. Enjoy your day - Janet and Mike  - Joze

7th - 9th October 2016

Beautiful, great attention to detail, making is a very special place. Thank you for the great dinner - the food, setting and service were memorable. We look forward to returning soon, we will be back.  - Tziona and Ross and friends.

29th - 30th Sept 2016

*"FANTASTICO" Beautiful peaceful friendly place. We had an amazing time here. Loved every moment!!! Best part was the breakfast!!!! thank you so much guys! - Yusmila and Ricardo 

24th - 26th Sept 2016

Thank you, very enjoyable, fantastic stay: EXCELLENT MEALS 10/10 tastes and presentation. Wonderful accommodation, meals are fantastic!! Quaint little town. Nina is a excellent chef, and very friendly and hospitable hostess!! Thank you so much!!! - Jamie and Sherrill Cox, North Saanich, BC/Canada

17th - 18th Sept 2016

What a wonderful host. Service was excellent, breakfast out of this world. 5 stars to you!! Well done. - Mr and Mrs Coleman - Johannesburg

17th - 18th Sept 2016

We were truly spoilt by Nina and Smiley's generosity and hospitality. Highly recommended - Great Stay! thank you - Florence Thom and Corni Myburgh 

16th - 17th Sept 2016

Nina, this was such a lovely surprise!!! really a treat. Sorry we could only stay for the one night! Breakfast was amazing, and house too!! Such attention to detail. Just loved every inch of it. Hope to see you again one day soon.  Jack and Anna - Johannesburg

16th - 18th Sept 2016

Wonderful weened, beautiful house, excellent breakfasts, and hospitality from Nina, Derek and Smilie! Thanks all!  - Tony, Danelia, Vesper, Romer-lee - Cape town

9th - 11th Sept 2016

Great Time!!, Lovely setting, wonderful stay. Thank you - Anthea, Jen, Patrick, Trev - Camps Bay Cape Town

2nd - 4th Sept 2016

Sooooooooooo Beautiful - Thank you!! Lance, Judy, Richard, and Juanine 

25th - 27th August 2016

We love your house, your decor and your hospitality!! You are very professional! Keep it up! We love your Darling!! - Johan Michael and Verna Januarie 

23rd - 25th August 2016

There are places to try to remember. There are a few  that take procession of your mind, this is one of the few ones... Both the owner's and their place are on harmony and just full you with love and joy!! Thank you very much - Marie Jeffsell and Antoine Lema - USA - Sweden

21st - 23rd August

Fantastic stay! The hospitality was 5 star ***** The meals excellent! Very highly recommended. Thank you - Colin and Jenny Kolver - Knysna

19th - 21st August 2016

Thanks for a lovely two night stay!! - Rob and Maureen Campbell - Eshowe - KZN

19th - 21st August 2016

This was a wonderful find. Thank you for your hospitality!! We will be back - John and Sandy Mchugh - Eshowe K.Z.N

14th - 15th August 2016

What a gem you are running!! We love your style! Must be the best kept secret in the country. Interior is exquisite and the food out of this world. Great stay, Thank you - Gerrie and Verona Cronje - Fancourt, George

12th - 14th August 2016

Congrats Nina and Derek! You guys have created a little bit of country heaven. Your home is by far the best guest house we have every stayed in. Five Stars cannot express the warmth that this home has. Thank you for everything.!!! - Patrick and Jennifer Conderan - Camps Bay

12th - 14th August 2016

Thank you Nina for your wonderful hospitality, friendliness and helping to make our stay in Darling most enjoyable. We felt very at home. Best Wishes - Glenn and Terri Petersen - Fish Hoek, Cape Town

10th - 11th August 2016

Wonderful stay, most enjoyable, the best host, and dinner was five star!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for making our stay a wonderful one. Could not wish for more. It was perfect. - Janet and Hans - PE

9th - 11th August 2016

Where can we start?? What an awesome experience we have had! Everything was perfect & the attention to detail was amazing. Thank you for making this experience memorable!! - Marius and Cornel

6th - 7th August 2016

Lovely, romantic, great breakfast. We were made to feel very welcome by Nina and Smilie. Even the cats and dogs were friendly. Will recommend to any couple for a romantic getaway! See you soon!! - Heidi and Dewald van Deventer - Somerset West

4th - 5th August 2016

Wonderful welcome and warm bed! Lovely attention to detail and so tasteful. Feels like home. - Frans and Louise

29th - 30th July 2016

Thank you!!!! Superb meal last light. Restful night as well. What a little "Gem". Our first time in Darling, we will be back. Attention to detail is gorgeous!!!! - John Dewar and Linda Jennings 

28th - 29th July 2016

Thank you very much once again. this is my second time here and hope to revisit soon as we visit the local wine farm areas of Darling. Thanks for a wonderful time. You are the best host anyone could ask for :) - Guangzhou - China

26th - 27th July, 2016

What a delightful stay! could not wish for more, a mid week stay, was perfect. Romantic dinner for two, just the best. Nina is a wonderful cook, and makes you feel like you are somewhere else in the world. Dinner was amazing, the room looked transformed, and a delight to the eyes!  Service with a smile from our man Smilie!! Thank you for making our little romantic trip what it was. We could not have wished for better. We will be coming back to enjoy this hospitality again. - Jack and Sandra Camps Bay

24th - 26th July 2016

What a lovely venue, with great food, friendly service and awesome hospitality. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! - Christo, Heineke, Niel, and Reome

16th - 17th July 2016

Excellent stay with excellent attention to detail. Most fresh flowers ever seen at a B & B. Wonderfull breakfast by Smiley :) - Ian and Melanie van der Westhuizen

15th - 16th July 2016

Exquisite!!! - Fantastic breakfast and great hospitality!! We will be back - Anneli and Wolfgang Sdriebeck - Stellenbosh

10th - 11th July 2016

A wonderful find!! Thanks for your warm hospitality and delicious meals. - Val and Peter Verwer - Franschhoek Estate, Franschhoek

10th - 11th July 2016

Wonderful Stay!! we were very spoilt!! - Diana and Dieter Sellmeyer - Lynx Wines, Franschhoek

9th - 10th July 2016

Have no words, came to Darling, and arrived at this beautiful little place. Did not want to leave. Nina makes you so welcome, and is the best cook ever. My advise is to eat at this guest house. Best food in Darling.

Beds comfy, rooms beautiful, garden so pretty! We will be coming back - Des and Martin Kulk - Johannesburg

7th- 9th July 2016

This place is the "darling" of Darling! Loved the detail, wonderful experience - We will be back!!! - Andre and Lodri Verhoef

4th - 6th July 2016

What a lovely pleasure to come to a home and guest house like this one. We loved every moment we had here. Nina's food is perfect. Picture perfect in fact, in the presentation and looks way too good to eat. The service and staff are so warm and friendly. Easy to say, could be the best guest house we have stayed in. Thank you so much to the owners and hosts Nina and Derek for taking such good care of us. They made us feel so welcome and did not want to leave on Wednesday.  You will be seeing us again. - Jenna and Gareth - PE

1st - 3rd July 2016

Spoilt from the word go....It was a pleasant stay. Breakfast was served with love and their care for detail was refreshing. The setting is beautiful and around every corner there is something lovely meeting the eye. The owners are very friendly and easy to connect with. - S. Reyneke Cape Town

1st and 2nd July 2016

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Stunning home and a true gem in Darling! - Vincent and Tracy CT

25th and 26th June 2016

What a beautiful home!! thanks for an awesome dinner and lovely stay! xx We will defiantly be back - Paula and Vernon Sher - Hout Bay

25th and 26th June 2016

Waller's - Awesome!!!! Many thanks Nina, great evening with the "Mob", great fun and food. Hope to be back here soon. All the very best for 2016 - Ian Waller - Cape Town

24th and 25th June 2016

Chinese guests!! Review in Chinese we had the pleasure of having translated!

" I visited a winery called Ormonde wine, and stayed at this guest house!
The Host invited me with warm hospitality. What surprised me was how the hostess makes the house so delicate. Those beautiful flowers made me warm, the silverware made me felt honored. The won
derful food not just satisfied my stomach but also pleasured my eyes. From the little decorations, I seemed to see the ancient China's glory. I love to stay in the guesthouse it's a better way to connect with local people and feel the culture.
In this lovely Darling Town, 8000 families from all kinds of different people, living together over centuries.
Living and culturing on this earth. I like the elegant life style of the hostess. I pictured myself in maybe 30-50 years later, an ordinary woman like me can learn the way she lives.
Not just living, but living to enjoy the music, enjoy the foods, embrace friends and embrace the life I have lived. "

- Cecilia Duan - China

22nd - 23rd June 2016

You cannot imagine you would find a place like this in Darling. It is so far way above the rest!!! What a pleasure to arrive and be welcomed by such friendly staff and owners. From the moment we arrived to the time we left, we enjoyed every minute of our stay at this delightful guesthouse. Nina's dinner was truly amazing, the best ever!! My seared salmon is by far the best I have ever had. Jame's fillet steak was butter in the mouth. Our breakfasts different every day, and wow, also a feast for the eyes. Table setting and presentation would be hard to bet. We loved the home, decor and all the attention to detail. thank you so much, and we will be back again. - Betty and James Freedman - Cape Town 

16th 18th June 2016

Over 20 years I have known you and nothing has changed - you are still the superb "Main host", excellent eye for detail and the organizer par excellence. Lovely seeing you again and we will definitely be back for another weekend of romantic pampering! - Shaun and Suzanne (Venia) Bloch - Hout Bay

17th -18th June 2016

Second time!! We have had the most amazing stay. Thank you Nina and Smiley for treating us like King and Queen. Enjoyed the Albert Frost concert @ Evita se Peron last night. Hope to be back again soon.- Gail and Sterling Kotze 

16th - 17th June 2016

Thanks for a brilliant stay. Loved it, loved the breakfast, loved the decor. Our breakfast setting was the most beautiful we've seen. Warm hospitality, a home from home - John and Audrey Wilkins - Hout Bay

10th - 12th June 2016

Thank you Nina for a warm welcome and wonderful stay. You attention to detail, style and food is amazing - My breakfast, the way it is plated, should be on the front of a food magazine! Thank you so much for your hospitality. Definitely recommending you to all our friends. - Clive and Claire Lake - Newlands CT

10th - 12th June 2016

A special gem to find in Darling - the decor, style, food, attention to detail is just gorgeous. Thank you Nina and Smiley for making our stay so comfortable and pleasurable. We will definitely be recommending it to our friends and family. - Love Hylton and Fra xxx

6th and 7th June 2016

Thank you for the friendly receptions and an absolute GREAT stay! Truly a once in a lifetime experience :) - Riaan and Jacqui Botes - Kleinmond - HONEYMOONERS

27th - 29th May 2016

Beautiful property with outstanding attention to detail. Nina is a wonderful, friendly, accommodating host and takes special care of every need. Thank you for the most memorable, special stay. We will send many guests your way xx -  Nicola and Jason Wiltshire - The South Africa Travel Company. Cape Town

28th - 29th May 2016

Thank you so much for the most memorable stay. Very special xxx   - Angie and Tong DoRego

28th -29th May 2016

Our second time here and we'll be back!!! Nina is an incredible host with attention to detail like no other. Our toast will never be the same!! - thank you for another wonderful experience. - Deon and Collette  - Cape Town

27th 28th May 2016

We've had the most absolutely beautiful stay! The attention to detail is outstanding - from the decor to the food to the service, it's all just gorgeous! Thank you - we can't wait to come back. - Bobbi and Sterling Kotze - Cape Town

23rd - 24th May 2016

How lovely!!! a true gem in Darling, stunning stunning everything!! No words to dicsribe this feeling. Dinner was out of this world and 1st class breakfasts. Thank you so much. Will plan to visit again, that is for sure!! - Hilary and Simon - Cape Town Camps Bay

20th and 21st May 2016

Stunning venue, delightful stay, attentive Hostess, attention to detail..... fabulous!!! Will definitely be back again. - Derek and Una Heradien - Bellville

19th - 21st May 2016

Wonderful, so beautiful and we had a delightful stay. Food, both dinner and breakfasts was amazing. Nina is an excellent chef! Thank you so much. We will see you again next year. - Matt and Jane UK

12th - 14th May 2016

Fabulous getaway. We'll definitely spread the word. Thanks so much - Sashen and Lavanya - Cape Town

12th - 14th May 2016

Lovely and pleasant!! Thank you - See you next year!! - Rob and Debbie Lang - Somerset West

"Thoroughly spoilt"  Review 2 days ago TripAdvisor
5 of 5 stars

Thank you Nina for the wonderful weekend. We felt very rested and spoilt. Decor of your cottage and gardens are amazing. The complimentary port and sherry were much enjoyed! We will definitely be back. Rob & Debbie.


7th - 9th May 2016

What a find in this little town of Darling. They are right, Maison de L'amour is the darling of Darling!!! We could not wish for better. Nina's dinners are outstanding, from the candles, roses, beautiful music, and ambiance!! So romantic, it was the best decision we had, to stay in for a romantic birthday dinner. Thank you Nina and Smiley for your wonderful hospitality. We will be back again. - Linda and Johan - Bantry Bay Cape Town

30th - 2nd May 2016

Incredible...... My husband and I had a lovely stay, felt like time travel into the 50's. Absolutely stunning. Nina is a great host and offered a beautiful breakfast under a stunning bougainvillea tree. We will definitely be back again!!! - Claire and Tim - CT

29th-30th April 2016

OUT OF WORDS... This is a MUST!!! This is definitely a experience to remember. Nina, Derrick and Smiley went all out and can truly say this was one of my best stays ever and we have seen a lot of B & B'S. From the million candles to the excellent food and lovely linen. There is so much more to aspire. Thank you guys and we will be back without a second of doubt. Well done! - Jan and Burger - CT


27th - 29th April 2016

This place is simply delightful! Nina, Derrick and Smiley are the most wonderful hosts. Maison de L'amour makes Darling, darling!! :) - Gary and Tenille Glen-Young - Johannesburg

24th - 26th April 2016

What a wonderful unexpected trip. We cannot believe we found this gorgeous little place in Darling. We have been here several times in the past and now this is the only place to be. We love it here, we love our hosts, and we can not believe the food. Our dinner was the best ever!! thank you Nina and Smilie for such an amazing experience and beautiful food. We will be back and we will be bringing friends next time. Danielle and Darren Van Eck - Cape Town

23rd and 24th April 2016

Fantastic stay, great times around the fire, too much laughing!!!! and great to meet all the Darling friends. Loved the hospitality - Thank you very much :) - Mike and Linda Markovina Cape Town

22nd - 24th April 2016

What an unexpected gem!!! The finishing touches and attention to detail make it world class! The breakfast's are also 5 star!!! - thank you - Johan and Hanelee Pretorius - Potchefstroom

15th - 17th April 2016

Oh how fabulous! Nina and Derek are the best, and Maison de L'amour is the best guest house along the West Coast. A little gem of a find. Nina's cooking is superb, could not fault it one bit. A must for dinner if you are staying in Darling for more than one night. It is so romantic! 100's of candles, and beautiful setting for dinner. Thank you so much for making our weekend a fabulous one. We will be back, and we will spread the word. - Janice and Aaron - Johannesburg.

13th - 14th April 2016

What a wonderful stay!! Will be back :) Much Magical Madness!! - Otto de Jager - Otto de Jager Events Johannesburg www.odjevents.com

12th - 13th April 2016

It was everything our friends said it would be. We absolutely loved every minute of it. Breakfast and setting was out of this world. So beautiful, french, vintage, pretty!!! I could write a book for this review.  Our room was so comfortable, linen beautiful, silver tea sets, vintage cups. We just loved it. Thank you - Eric and Sam - PE

2nd - 3rd April 2016

Oh my goodness, I don't have enough words to explain the most romantic time of our lives!! If you think Paris is a romantic place/city you have not experienced Nina's delicate, tasteful and beautiful B & B. We loved every glorious minute of our stay in this most amazing and tranquil setting. Nina's attention to every detail is heart stopping. A most beautiful experience and we will most definitely be back. Thank you Nina, Derek and not to forget Smiley for a awesome time. - Lots of love Gert and Liz - Big Bay CT

30th - 1st April, 2016

Wow! what a treat... first Smiley with his beautiful voice and love, made us feel at home. Then our hosts with heir contagious smiles and laughs.. we shared good Darling Beers and Wines and Derek with is beard was an absolute treat! Thank you for the glorious stay. May you always experience the love, acceptance and blessing that you are to others. Love Muller & Gisela Cronje - Paarl

"Every inch of the house and garden is well tended and loved!"  
"Outstanding service and warmth from Nina.

The attention to detail is exceptional in both the look and feel of the rooms as well as the mouth watering delicious food.
If you are looking for a beautiful quiet getaway, either alone or as a couple, this is the perfect place, or also perfect to go with a few friends and drink and eat at Nina's long table.....in fact any excuse, just get there! You wont regret it. Susan and Matthew Cape Town

Stayed March 2016  https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Hotel_Review-g954002-d8671321-Reviews-Maison_de_L_amour_B_B-Darling_Western_Cape.html

25th - 26th March 2016

What a gorgeous setting very cleansing and soothing for the soul. Be prepared to be taken to another world of complete relaxation and charm. Nina and Derek will take care of your every need and you will feel like Royalty. This decadent Guest House is extremely romantic and a perfect place for a proposal. All the meals will leave your taste buds on its own sumptuous adventure with romantic candle lit dinners at your disposal. I highly recommend this exquisite gem for the travelling connoisseur. - BernicevE  CT

22nd - 23rd March 2016

Comfortable, quaint - The "GEM" of the West Coast. Thank you Nina and Staff! xx - Paula and Milli - Plettenberg Bay

22nd - 23rd March 2016

Lovely Nina, would have loved to have stayed more days! We absolutely loved it here. You hospitality is amazing, the best guest house ever!! So enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much - Jen and Dave - Johannesburg

20th - 21st March 2016

What a treat! Never seen attention to detail like what Nina has put together. Absolute charm and we love Nina. - Will and Jolene - Namibia

20th - 21st March 2016

Thank you Nina for the most divine stay this weekend. WOW!! It was so relaxing, romantic. Your home and hospitality was five star service. We will be back, that is a promise. Table setting and house decor spectacular. - James and Pamela - CT

19th - 20th March 2016

Lovely first stay & won't be the last!! - Tim and Claire - Cape Town

19th - 20th March 2016

Back again!!! Fantastic as always. Nina is beautiful! - Marco and Cormarie - CT

5 of 5 stars

This is probably the most beautiful guesthouse I have stayed in to date...the rooms are magnificently stylish and the facilities are of the highest standard...from the innovative round swimming pool to the stunning outdoor breakfast eating area we were thoroughly impressed. The lovely hosts were very friendly and accommodating and nothing was too much for them to do for us. Above all this it was the little things that really made us feel at home...such as a the outdoor fireplace being packed and made ready for us to light and use at any time during the night to the candles in the room and the parasols next to the pool...all led to a feeling of lovely carefree satisfaction at being in such a wonderful space for the weekend. - Randal and Nicole CT


12th - 13th March 2016

We came, we saw, we enjoyed this guest house so much, we did not want to leave. Such a lovely place to come too. Most relaxing weekend. Thank you Nina. You are a star. - Janet and Anne Martin - PE

12th - 13th March 2016

So happy to have found this little gem. What a great weekend, Nina and Smilie are such tenitive hosts and staff. Food was amazing. Top of the class. Thank you Nina, your attention to detail is wonderful. We most certainly hope to see you again. - Jeff and Carole - Johannesburg

4th - 6th March 2016

Beautiful space, amazing service and a good night's rest! - Plamena & Enrico - Cape Town

4th - 6th March 2016

So friendly, wonderful service, and stunning garden - Simon and Christina Turner - Cape Town

26th - 28th Feb 2016

Thank you Nina and Smiley, such a peaceful setting, with amazing food and service!! - Jeame and Mandy Van Jaarsveldt - Durbanville

27th - 28th Feb 2016

What a wonderful experience. A beautiful place. Great food. Will stay here again and again.... Thank you - Neil and Sonja Scheepers - Johannesburg

23rd and 24th Feb 2016

WONDERFUL!!!! So Happy :) Thank you - Jack and Sammie Callow - Johannesburg

20th and 21st Feb 2016

Derek and Nina, from the bottom our our hearts - Thanks for the wonderful time here! Your place is unbelievable, beautiful! Was so good for the soul! - Ronel Roux, Sus Suzaan Steyn and Ma Toekie - Melkbosstrand and Ceres

18th - 19th Feb 2016

The place is beautiful!! Food Excellent!! Thank you for your hospitality - Henry and Jannine Hewitt - Bloemfontein

8th - 14th Feb 2016

A little taste of France! Very well decorated and so pleasing to the eye!

Thank you so much for a lovely week in a place of peace and beauty. We loved your hospitality and beautifully presented meals. Wonderful hostess. Good sense of humour, We will be BACK!! xx

Thank you Smiley for your wonderful service with a smile :) - Eric and Merle Peckham - Outlook Farm, Southbroom, KZN

13th - 14th Feb 2016

Thanks for a lovely stay. Beautiful setting, simply wonderful. - Danell & Johan

9th - 11th Feb 2016

A little bit of Paradise with services to match. WOW!! MERCI - Phil and Jan Vendee - France

6th - 7th Feb 2016

What a wonderful experience!!! Great food and excellent hospitality. Thanks Nina!!! - Louis and Cecilia - Durbanville

3rd- 5th Feb 2016

Wow, what a splendid surprise to come to this little piece of heaven. We booked from the West Coast Purely Local Magazine piece, and Nina you out did yourself, your food is beyond excellent, the best restaurant in Darling, and the best ambiance ever.  Thank you for making our little love nest what it was. Could not have wished for more. THANK YOU to both Nina and Derek, and to Smilie for all your hard work too. - Janice and Malcolm - Jozi

29th - 31st Jan 2016

SO ROMANTIC... SO BEAUTIFUL - Randal and Nicole  Cape Town

10th and 12th January 2016

Wonderful place. Nina and Smiley made our few great nights fantastic. Nina cooked a very special dinner for my whole family. We absolutely love it. We gave them a very special treat! thank you for our time here in sumptuous surroundings.!! - Norma and Ben- England

3rd - 4th January 2016

Awesome afternoon and evening in the peaceful surroundings of Maison de L'amour. Our meals were superb and hospitality ever better. A great treat!!! - Allison and Geoff - CT

1st Jan - 3rd January 2016

Oh Nina and Derek this is the second stay with you, and as we said the last time, we will be back!!! I am so happy that we did. Thank you once again for an outstanding stay, dinner was perfect and the rest just exactly what we wanted again. Thank you so much.  This is our little secret away from home. - David and Jenna PE

30th Dec - 3rd January 2016

The stay was lovely - the food great, thank you for being such a lovely hostess! - Moolman and Jari  PE

31st - 2nd January 2016

Nina and Smiley were amazing. The food was 5 star quality with awesome attention to detail. The bedding was divine and soft. Thank you for being a wonderful host. We will always return when we are in Darling xox - Cruz and Ashley Cape Town

30th - 31st December, 2015

Most relaxing evening in a fabulous place. loved the pool and stunning surroundings. We will definatly be back soon!!! Vium and Amelia CT

28th-29th December 2015

Lovely atmosphere, great service and a welcome dip in the pool. Will be remembered as the place with the magnificent bougainvillea!! - Glenn and Alison Johannesburg

11th to 13th December 2015

It was such a pleasure walking into this little establishment. What a lovely surprise and a lovely stay!

Nina and Smilie make a great team. Your dinner was fantastic 5 star food and service. We will be back tht is for sure. 2016 - James and Berns CT

4th and 5th December 2015

How lovely to stay at this place. Nina is a wonderful host, makes you feel like a King and Queen. Food, dinner was amazing!!! Wow: Thank you so much. What a gem!!  - Alison and Clyde PE

25th - 26th November 2015

Lovely!! Had a great stay here, and a fantastic breakfast. Nina and Derek are both amazing!! - Ett Venter - Pretoria

20th - 22nd November 2015

Thank you so so so much for an amazing weekend. The cottage was absolutely divine and exactly what was needed. Your hospitality was amazing, the breakfasts and dinner delicious. Over all - you were fantastic and an absolute pleasure to be around - so if you're in town and feel like a glass of wine - let us know :P Thank you so so much, we will definitely be back and I will be recommending people your way!! - Maciek Cape Town

20th - 22nd November 2015

What a spectacular weekend away!! Nina, you have been a phenomenal host, the food has been exceptional and the accommodation beautifully romantic!! Thank you and we WILL be back - Maciek and Grant - Cape Town

15th and 16th November 2015

Beautiful home with great attention to detail. Nina was friendly, welcoming and so very helpful. The breakfast setting is too beautiful. We will be returning. Thank you - Dean & Bilal - Durban

7th and 8th Nov 2015

What a lovely lovely stay, we were so surprised to arrive at this amazing little place. Could not believe we lucked out and found such a gem in Darling. We have stayed in many places in and around Darling, but this is by far the best!! Nina your dinner was simply fantastic!! It left us wanting more! We will be returning again. Thank you for the most beautiful hospitality. Big thank you to Smilie too. - Toni and James  CT

30th- 1st Nov 2015

A true hidden gem! We loved the attention to detail. The romantic atmosphere is something truly special. We fell in love with Darling and especially Maison de L'amour. Thank you Nina for being an outstanding host. We felt right at home and did not want to leave. Dinner was something out of this world! It will stay with us and we will be back for more. Breakfast was also fit for a king! Overall, we were in heaven this weekend. Thank you Nina! XXX - Tania and Jacques - Durbanville

28th and 29th October 2015

Amazing home, amazing stay, food EXCELLENT. Dinner was gorgeous. Ambiance beautiful. Thank you for making our stay in Darling a little dream. We will be back! - Mr and Mrs Dalhstrom - Germany

23rd 24th October 2015

DIVINE, loved it, loved it, loved it. Can not say more!!! Thank you so much for making our stay. Food was the best! - Jane and Alex Goodard - Joze and PE

16th - 18th October 2015

Dearest Nina, thank you so much for a wonderful stay. 5 Star ***** house, service, food. We could not wish for more. A gem in Darling. Glad we found you. We will be back for longer next time. Kitties are also beautiful, lovely nature, friendly and social and they go so well with the house. - Dr J Patterson and Mr. Tony Grey - PE 

17th - 18th October 2015

How wonderful and rejuvenating. Such a wonderful host you are Nina. Thank you - Chris and Di - Cape Town and Durban

2nd 4th October 2015

Wonderful, beautiful place. What a lovely haven to stay in. Breakfast was the best ever. We will be back again. Thank you Nina and Derek. - Warren and Mandy - CT

2nd - 4th October 2015

Thank you for a very pleasant holiday. The food was awesome and everyone was very friendly. We loved your home. Best wishes going forward. - Seanette and Neil - Cape Town

1st - 2nd October 2015

The angels couldn't have blessed us more with a more enchanting place to spend our 20th wedding anniversary, We loved everything about it, the special touches, the divine breakfasts and wonderful hospitality! Thank you Nina and Derek xxx, We will market to our friends :) Kimberley and Derek Kemp - Berea Durban 

26th - 27th Sept 2015

We really enjoyed our stay!! Love the decor and loved the breakfast. Thank you very much - Petrus and Cherie Prins - Bellville.

25th - 26th Sept 2015

Just what the Cape Town Doctor ordered - a peaceful hide-away to get away from it all. And what a gorgeous hide-away it is. Absolutely stunning!!!! thank you - Craig and Joanne - Noordhoek

23rd - 24th Sept 2015

Nina and Derek, how lovely you have made your little home, love nest, lovers paradise, it is truly amazing, and Nina your cooking is phenomenal, you are truly blessed! Dinner was outstanding, the mood, everything!!! Must be Darling's best kept secret..... We will be back again. Thank you for a time to be remembered. - Janet and Rob - Cape Town

18th - 20th Sept 2015

Such an amazing time, the decor, food, hospitality - one of the best breakaways ever!!! Thanks Nina, your home is lovely and we loved every minute here. - Fernand and Glynis - CT

17th - 20th Sept 2015

What an amazing experience of true hospitality to the finest details. A truly romantic nook away in peaceful surrounds! WOW - Susan and Benny

16th - 17th Sept 2015

A truly magical stay in this beautiful guesthouse, and a time we have cherished! Thank you for giving us a truly special memory! - A little bit of Heaven! - Margot and Joan Van Tonder

12th - 13th Sept 2015

Thank you for accommodating us in your magical little world. Your home is magnificent and your cooking is out of this world. THANK YOU - Simona and Michael - Cape Town

12th - 13th Sept 2015

Thanks so much for such an incredible time!! Lots of love - Candice and Nick French Cape Town

10th and 11th Sept 2015

Thank you for a lovely bedroom, lounge, companionship, and beautiful breakfasts. The most beautiful decor in the house and garden. Can we have the bicycle outside??? ha ha - Colin and Christine Turner

10th - 11th Sept 2015

Very lovely and quiet place, great service. Thank You! - Heike and Thoray - Switzerland

4th - 7th Sept 2015

Baie dankie Nina, Derek and Smiley. Lovely stay with fantastic detail!!! I felt like a Queen! - Elza van Schalkwyk - Somerset West

4th - 6th Sept 2015

Lovely stay - Awesome service, thank you Nina and Smilie!! :) - Danielle and Kirk Meyer - Johannesburg

1st - 2nd Sept 2015

Splendid, just splendid, was such a lovely surprise to find this little house in Darling!!! Dinner was outstanding!!!! by far the best in the West Coast. What a Gem!! Thank you Nina and Derek, you are both stars! We will defiantly come back here.  - Jimmy and Mandy - Pretoria

28th - 30th August 2015

A marvelous house, lovely hostess and immaculate breakfasts. Almost too beautiful to eat! Just love the beautiful antique dinnerware, timeless beauty. Thanks Nina for your friendliness and superb hospitality! xx - Dennis & Corlia Zekveld - Windhoek, Namibia.

25th and 26th August 2015

What a super place!! Not your ordinary Guest House! - Jack and Mariana Moolman - Herold's Bay George.

14th -16th August 2015

Wirhabeu uis soooo wohlgefihct. Soooo Happy!!!!! - German guests! 

7th and 8th August 2015

An experience we will never forget. Truly appreciate all the effort put into ensuring that our time here was perfect. We fell in love all over again. Thank you to Nina for everything and to Smiley, your service was amazing. - Nic and Kim Fourie - Cape Town

4th and 5th August 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you, it was splendid, a lovely surprise to come to such a beautiful little hide away in Darling. By far one of the nicest places we have stayed in. Your service, hospitality, and food was excellent. We will be back to see you again. Just sorry we missed the flowers!! - Jake and Helen - Joze SA

1st and 2nd August 2015

What an amazing time we had. Thanks so much for your excellent hospitality and friendliness!! We will be back!! - Jane and Brian Oliver - Cape Town

4th - 5th July 2015

A place in Heaven. No words to describe. Thank you so much for sharing and looking after us as cold as it was, Romantic and fun, Darling was very good to us. Thank you.  - William and Judy Johannesburg

1st - 3rd July 2015

Thank you Nina for a wonderful experience!!! We had such a lovely stay with you. We will be back :) Food (dinner) was five star!! thank you - Angus and Geoffrey Steyn - Pretoria

28th June 2015

AWESOME!!! Great Service, Great Stay - thank you, we will highly recommend this placeGeoffrey Welsh - Johannesburg

22nd 23rd June 2015

We were so surprised, what a perfect little romantic hideaway!!! Your dinner was out of this world! Best ever! We did not want to leave. Thank you Nina xxx - Gareth and Natalie - Johannesburg

12th and 13th June 2015

Wonderful, amazing, and so inviting!! What more can we say? We loved it. Thank you so much, we will be back again... - Jack and Natasha Black - Pretoria

4th and 5th June 2015

The most amazing hospitality Nina and Smiley - Thank you!! Your food is 5 ***** Excellent service!! - Marcelle Clark - Johannesburg

4th and 5th June 2015

Thank you for your amazing hospitality, warmth, food and comforts. Will be back for sure. Lots of success to you Nina! - Micaela Cormack - Pretoria

29th May 2015

Thank you so much for an awesome stay and your hospitality. A huge thank you to Smiley for the amazing breakfast!! - Chris and Fiona Opperman

29th and 30th May 2015

FANTASTIC! - Sandra and Jerry - PE

29th - 30th May 2015

Such a stunning place, wow!! Sorry we could not stay longer, thank you - Chris Colins - Johannesburg

13th 14th and 15th May 2015

What more can I say? my third visit, and my third stay at this most amazing guest house. We love it here. Our home from home. Thank you Nina and Derek once again..... we will be back  - Jason and Melissa -  PE

1st and 2nd May 2015

Thank you Smiley for the wonderful Service!! - Stefan and Anria - Cape Town

26th and 27th April 2015

Easily the most sumptuous small town Guest House we've ever had the pleasure of staying. Such loving attention to detail everywhere!!  "Highly Recommended" :) - Jade and Kay Cooke - Cape Town

12th April 2015

Dear Nina,

Thank you so much for our beautiful, wonderful wedding day. It was the perfect dream wedding and we will treasure the memory always.

Every detail from the flowers to the food, the table settings and the ambiance was out of this world. 

Thank you for all that you did to make this possible, for your kind hospitality and also the friendly, efficient service we received from your staff. 

We will forward you some photos as soon as we receive them from Meggan.

Love, Alan & Debbie Jones

10th-12th April 2015

Thanks so much for a beautiful weekend. Loved every Minute! - Gareth and Coralie - Cape Town

27th and 28th March 2015

We have had the most awesome wedding here! We could not have wished for better anywhere. The venue, the food, the people. Thank you so much Nina for making our special day so perfect. We have memories for a lifetime and all my guests agreed that everything was perfect and wonderful! Thank you - Alan and Debbie Jones, " Mr and Mrs Jones" Cape Town

27th and 28th March 2015

Only two words to describe this beautiful establishment. TOTALLY AWESOME!!! Thank to Nina and her amazing staff! - Ann Thudishum- Ireland

27th and 28th March 2015

What a beautiful place!!! I so enjoyed every minute of my stay. And what a wonderful wedding. You and your team out did yourselves. Thank you Nina for everything. So relaxing! - Melanie Slabber- Cape Town

21st and 22nd March 2015

Thank you for the very comfortable stay!!! and not forgetting the wine!! - Nadine and Zoltain

21st and 22nd March 2015

Thanks for the lovely weekend and your stunning hospitality! Your place is beautiful!!! - Jacqui and Pete Poltera

Cape Town

14th 15th March 2015

Amazing inspiration my darling friend!! So lovely to see you again. Love you madly xxx You have a gorgeous space!! - Angie Van Breda Cape Town

14th 15th March 2015

What an amazing evening! Thank you so much for sharing your piece of heaven with us!! It's out of this world!!!. You are an amazing person. Love ya :) - Kathy Dancer Lailvoux Cape Town

12th and 13th March 2015

The minute I stepped into the house I was amazed. Your home is beautiful but it cannot over-shine your personality. Thanks for the lovely food and the wonderful company. I hope that you enjoyed having us. - Ludwig Stockholm Sweden

12th 13th March 2015

Nins, you and Derek have made a "Wunderbar" home for yourselves! :) For me and Ludwig it was an absolute treat to spend the night here in Maison de L'amour. Obviously dinner and breakfast was delicious!!!!!

Nina and Smilie were perfect hosts! Thank you XOX Wolfie Stockholm

6th - 10th March 2015

WOW, this was a great end to our holiday. You, your home and Darling were very good to us. Your house is beautiful and food without a doubt world class!! thank you. We will be back.  Great host and Smilie too! - Jackie and Ben Ludman Pretoria SA

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th March 2015

Maria and Willi Bredenboch - Germany - Message in German

15th and 16th Feb 2015

Delicious breakfasts, a warm and welcoming host in Nina. Attention to detail, terrific!!! What more could we ask for! NOTHING. Thank you "Darling" - Lavinia and Leo Davis PE

14th and 15th Feb 2015

Beautiful and peaceful, lovely breakfasts, wonderful hostess, thanks Nina - Kim and Liezel Cape Town

1st - 3rd Feb 2015

Thank you Nina and the two dogs and cats for a relaxing and very romantic stay! - Anna and Tauriq Adams, Cape Town

29 - 1st Feb 2015

Thank you for having us to stay at your beautiful home! We had a great time exploring Darling! - Craig and Sarah Laurence, Cape Town

25 - 27th Jan 2015

We had such a great time! Thank you Nina - Francois and Nicolene - Vanderbijlpark


8th- 9th December 2014

2nd visit, what an honor and still the best in Darling!! Just love this place. - Nell Marie le Roux (NLR Wines) George

5th - 7th Dec 2014

A beautiful romantic and peaceful place. So many thoughtful details and very friendly service. Many thanks to you all. - Marius and Charlotte - Somerset West

27th - 29th Nov 2014

We came for Nina and we found EVITA!! Charming, intriguing,  exquisite & peaceful - Nina we love your establishment!! - Mellike - Fish Hoek, and Peter - Spain

21st - 23rd Nov 2014

Beautiful Nina! Exquisite tranquility and attention to details is amazing. Thank you so much for your hospitality! - Lorna and Peter - Cape Town

21st - 23rd Nov 2014

What a wonderful charming romantic place, we are so blessed! Thank you - Roelof and Derda Minnaar - Polokwane

12th - 14th Nov 2014

So much to say, but not enough pages! Nina you are the best, and your home is exquisite, everything about it, it's romantic, Dinner was better than good! best breakfasts too. Thank you so so much to you and Smilie. We will be back. - Jake and Janice - Pretoria

10th and 11th November 2014

A beautiful surprise, and a wonderful hostess!!. Best breakfast in Africa! - Bruce and Michelle - Somerset and Kommekie

7th and 8th November 2014

Hidebrandt and Steyn Wedding Party

2nd November 2014


Amazing breakfast, beautiful setting, and most importantly a warm personal reception! Love it. Thank you

Caterina, Hilary, Emilio Toffoli - Darling and Cape Town

1st and 2nd November 2014

Thank you for a relaxing stay! Some of the best breakfasts ever!! - Dr. Hugh and Wergie Watson, Pietermaritzburg  South Africa

18th - 21st October 2014

We have spent a gorgeous time in your house, it is marvelous!! It sets a beautiful end to a lovely round trip through the Western Cape. Thank you very much for your hospitality and your passion. We will keep it as an unforgettable souvenir of South Africa. We hope we will meet again! Thank you Nina for all! - Nicole Clot and Thomas Linsi - Switzerland

18th - 19th October 2014

What a charming/romantic getaway! We thoroughly enjoyed our surroundings. Thanks for the amazing hospitality and scrumptious breakfast! Love from Cape Town - Tariq and Mot'mima Mowzer - Cape Town

18th 19th October 2014

Can't wait to come back one day! Lovely host Nina, beautiful stay, best breakfast ever!! Thanks for everything!! - Hennie and Myra Pienaar - Pretoria

3rd - 5th October 2014

Such a special place and an amazing find!! Thank you Nina and Derek - We will definitely be back! - Kate and Rob Mulholland - Cape Town

3rd and 4th October 2014

A sanctuary- beautiful stay, a paradise, dreamy place. Thank You so much - Kath Towes - Bakoven Cape town

26th - 27th Sept 2014

What a lovely surprise!! We have stayed in three places in Darling before, and this is by far the best ever!

Thank you Nina and Derek for your stunning home, hospitality and wonderful breakfasts. We will be back. - James and Una Opperman - Johannesburg

21st and 22nd Sept 2014

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this special place. Nina, your attention to details and thoughtfulness were so very appreciated. Thank you! - Daniela and Nico - Johannesburg

19th & 21st Sept 2014

From the minute we arrived, we felt at home. Accolades to the hosts Nina and Derek. Gracious and hospitable. We couldn't have asked for a lovelier place to stay. Breakfasts was particularly outstanding!!!! - Marco and Cormarie - Stellenbosh

20th and 21st Sept 2014

WHAT A FANTASTIC PLACE!! Dippies & Lian Venter - Centurion

13th & 14th Sept 2014

An amazing weekend - Thank you Nina!!. Such attention to detail, we felt very special. Bless you x - Elaine and Cliff Allan - Fish Hoek

6th and 7th Sept 2014

Loving and caring hostess & home. Enjoyed your delicious breakfasts!! Thank you so much X - Reinhard and Gabrielle Lechtape-Gruter Cape Town

6th and 7th Sept 2014

The beautiful surroundings and special touches are really appreciated!! Thank you - Jennifer Richie Cape Town

6th and 7th Sept 2014

WONDERFUL!!! AWESOME!! - Johan and Tanya de Jager - Newcastle

23rd & 24th August 2014

"Come and get your heart" Thanks for the beautiful candles and sparkling enchanting evening! Such yummy breakfasts! thank you - Mary Lienberzer and Sajeel Bhagwanjee - Cape Town

17th August 2014

Awesome stay! Awesome breakfast! Awesome person! thank you Nina - Graham and Debbie Owen - Somerset West

17th August 2014

Thank you - what a lovely B & B! Delicious food, company and accommodation!! - Barry and Barbs Smith - Somerset West

17th August 2014

FANTASTIC WEEKEND - Great stay!! Thank you - Dave and Cathy  - Somerset West

14th & 15th August 2014

Wow a big THANK YOU so much for taking care of us. The food was awesome, 5 star. Just a pleasure to stay, made our holiday. We will be back. - James and Alison Mac Donaldson - Durban

7th & 8th August 2014

WONDERFUL STAY, thank you x - Vic and Lynne Van Schoor - Pretoria

25th 26th and 27th July

Thanks for a lovely stay in your beautiful home and town. So much attention to detail! We had a great time.

The Cockrell's - Fred, Cassandra, Keenan and Kimble|Cape Town

17th 18th and 19th July, 2014

What a stunning home you and Derek have!! Such a pleasure sitting in that garden, birds, sun, and so pretty. Thank you for an outstanding stay, the food was out of this world. Breakfasts for Kings!! We will see you again when we come back to SA in 2015.

Desmond and Natasha  West Germany

1th July 2014

Was too short a stay. We will be back, next time for longer. We love your home!! Do not want to leave.

Thank you so much Nina and Simile!  - Jessie and David Longhorn

7th - 9th July 2014

Absolutely Stunning!!!! - Surrounds, decor, food and hostess/host!  A well needed break in the little heaven in Darling. Thank you for  re-tanking of our souls! (and stomach's) and thank you for being so accommodations with our little Lucas. - Pauline, Georg and Lukas Sandhager - Osnabruk, Germany

4th and 5th July 2014

We heard it was a little place on heaven! People are right. Thank you so much for making our stay so welcome. We loved every moment of our weekend. The breakfasts were outstanding!!! We will be back again. - Jo and Jenni - Pretoria SA

28th - 29th June 2014

Warmth & light, Luxury in abundance! Thank you for a magical stay - You and Smiley made us feel like royalty for a day. Beautiful home, delicious food and welcoming hospitality. We will be back! - Lisa Duthie and Greg Duggan - Cape Town

20th - 22nd June 2014

Beautiful place, lovely decor, you have amazing taste, and your breakfasts are to DIE FOR!!! - Cindy, Nats, Richie and Migz - Cape Town

20th and 21st June 2014

WOW NINA! Loved it, what a place. Your attention to detail is wonderful. - Gary and Nats Cape Town

13th - 15th June 2014

Angels, Crystals, French Lace, Duck Down Duvets, Breakfasts fit for Lords and Ladies... just some of the glorious delights of Maison de L'amour - Gus and Vivien Laverge Johannesburg

13th and 14th June 2014

Thank you Nina for making our stay so special! All the attention to detail, personalized dinner and hospitality! We will be back! - Kevin and Ezanda - Cape Town

12th June 2014

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome, we will be back - Jack and Amanda - Durbanville

7th and 8th June 2014

We will be back soon!! Exceptional comfort and hospitality.... and Out-Of-This World breakfasts!! - Thanks Nina - Adele and Lourens - Cape Town

6th and 7th June 2014

A little bit of heaven at the end of the road! Tx Nina - Sandy and George Cape Town 

1st and 2nd May 2014

Such beautiful decor and attention to detail. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality - Robyn Wilkinson - Cape Town

1st - 2nd  May 2014

Thank you so much. What a fab place and wonderful people! XX Astrid Kragdsen  Cape Town

31st - 1st May 2014

REAL-WORLD CLASS 5 STAR!!! ***** Best everything! Thanks - Tertias, Marie-Louise, Emile and Reinhardt Zitzke - Pretoria South Africa

26th and 27th April 2014

A little piece of heaven! We love it here - Nina, your attention to detail is AMAZING!! Thank you. We will be back  - Robin and Melanie - Cape Town 

26th and 27th April 2014

Fantastic attention to detail. Thank you for your lovely B & B! - Honeymooners - Jonathan and Bronwyn Cape Town

21st - 22nd April 2014

WONDERFUL world of OZ!!! Breakfast fantastic!!!! We will definitely come again. - Chris and Aralon Cape Town

18th - 21st April 2014

Wow! Magical yes! we so needed this rest. So relaxing. Breakfast the best!! We will tell the world about you. Thank you, and Happy Easter! - David and Angela - Hout Bay CT

11th and 12th April 2014

What a magical place! Beautiful decor, delicious food and the most gracious and entertaining hostess, Nina! Thank you! - Sharon Depledge - Hout Bay, Cape Town

11th and 12th April 2014

Desperately needed to get away. Just what I needed was to be at Maison de L'amour - The best time ever!! Thank you Nina! - Anneline Black - Camps Bay CT

6th and 7th April 2014

What a delightful place to stay. Thank you so much for accommodating us at such short notice. We will be back - Hank and Ineka Davids PE

4th April 2014

Wow, that is all we can say!! Wow. More than pleasantly surprised. Love this place - Jack and Irene Johannesburg

30th March

Too special, all the details!!! Thank you for having us in this little treasure x - Jessica and David  CT

6th and 7th March 2014

Home away from home. Bellisimo!!! - Maureen and Elmine Val de Vie Estate

3rd and 4th March 2014

Oh my word!!! Can't explain or express what we experienced - it was like being in heaven I suppose! Thank you so much for sharing your gem with us!! - Nell-Marie and Ulrica NLR Wines - George

1st and 2nd March 2014

We love the ambiance here - peaceful, relaxing and very interesting . Thanks - Phillip and Wendy - Cape Town

24th - 29th Feb 2014

Thank you so much Nina for our stay in this most amazing place! - Maria and Willi - Germany

20th - 22nd Feb 2014

Thank you Nina. A little jewel in Darling. Wonderful evening and breakfast!!! Yummy! Love the attention to detail. - Lorna and Bau - Port Elizabeth

13th - 14th Feb 2014

Thanx very very much to Nina and Smilie for having us at short notice. Fantastic breakfast Smilie!!! Hospitality outstanding. Your home is like a little oasis in the dessert. - Andy and Sandy - Cape Town

12th - 15th Feb

Nina what a gem you have here. You made our Valentines the best ever!!!! thank you so much.  Hope to be back up this way again, and we will see you.  Theresa and Mark - UK

9th - 11th Feb 2014

Wow, what a stunning place!! thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and company. We will be back again. Mandy and Jeff Williams - Johannesburg

8th and 9th Feb 2014

Thanks so much for having us, very cute and yummy breakfast :) See you soon - Tatiana and Mike - Cape Town

2nd and 3rd Feb 2014

What a fabulous place and the company. What can one say... Fantastic! We will be back. - John and Janette Bescoby - Umhlanga. KZN

2nd and 3rd Feb 2014

Nina Darling! Such a gracious hostess! Hope we get a chance to see you in our part of this small world!! - Peter and Jane Newsom - Mac Masters Beach, NSW Australia

31st Jan 2014

Wonderful.... cannot explain! So happy we found this little secret in Darling. Thank you - Penny and Russell Bloom - Johannesburg

24th and 25th Jan 2014

Nina, your home is a little piece of heaven - we have had a wonderful time! PS love the breakfast!! X - Hein and Michele Engela

18th and 19th Jan 2014

Darling Nina, thank you for the most fabulous weekend. The food and hospitality was simply amazing. We hope to be back soon xxx - Mark and Helen Bowes - Cape Town

17th 18th Jan 2014

Beautiful place, lovely breakfast  table! - Tania Swanepoel - Cape Town

10th - 12th Jan 2014

Thank you so so much, was a wonderful stay! Food EXCELLENT!! Attention to detail so amazing! Loved it. xx  - Lacey and Matthew UK

6th, 7th, 8th Jan 2014

Wonderful time here. Yes it is the best place to stay in Darling. We loved it ALL!!! Thank you - Nico and Janet Bloom - Pretoria

4th and 5th Jan 2014

What a wonderful surprise !  Who knew that such a beautiful haven could exist in Darling. The best stay in 17 years of visiting Darling. Definitely be back! - Bruce and Natalie Wilson - Cape Town

29th - 31st December 2013

Amazing place!!! Wonderful hosts, we will be back! - Annette and Erick - Hout Bay

26th - 30th December 2013

ha ha, message in the book is in Russian and Italian!!! Julie Fine UK

26th - 28th December 2013

What a lovely place!!! Felt so at home and so spoilt. Thank you - Donald and Anna - Johannesburg

24th 27th December 2013

We have had yet another lovely stay at Christmas. We will be back again next Christmas. Thank you - Andre and Gladys Johannbesburg

13th - 14th December 2013

Absolutely stunning place where the sole can take a rest. The attention to detail is amazing! Thank you both, we will be back - Pieter and Salome van Heerden - Paarl


11th - 13th December 2013

The best B & B we have been to anywhere! A wonderful place to spend our anniversary. - Gemma and Sean Oliver Wimbledon Uk


6th December 2013

Wonderful house you have, we are so sorry we are going to miss your big Pojtie competition in the villiage. If the day is anything like your hospitality, it will be one hell of a day. Best gourmet breakfast ever! We will be back. Thank you - Chad and Lizzy - Johannesburg


1st - 5th December 2013

What a very big surprise we got when arriving at this most awesome place!! We have stayed at a few B & B's in Darling, and this is by far the best, Well done to you two, stunning food, hosts, and home. We loved every moment spent here. - Jayne and Laz Cowen USA


1st - 3rd December 2013

Lovely, lovely, lovely, thank goodness for the pool. Loved the new Boma. Was a fantastic stay, thanks for opening up your home to us. You are two amazing people! Nina and Smilie best breakfast in town. - Michelle and Peter - Cape Town


24th - 26th November 2013

Wow! details are stunning, awesome, lovely place.  I will be back for my honeymoon!! - Stephanie Holmes - Johannesburg

24th - 26th November 2013

A lovely place with friendly hosts. It's obvious that a lot of love, time & thought went into the decoration. - Yvonne Collett - Shelly Point

23rd and 24th November 2013

Thank you for making our honeymoon night so memorable! So much love and attention to every little detail.

Awesome, lovely and friendly hosts! We will definitely come back every year this time - Judine and Ivan Filander - Darling

22nd and 23rd November 2013

An amazing piece of paradise with an enchanted garden!! Mind blowing gourmet breakfast and little kittens. Thanks so much Nina and Derek xxx - Davin and Joanne Giles - Durbanville

27- 28th October 2013

Thank you! We've had an awesome time in a little piece of heaven, we loved our room, yummy food; exceptional hosts! Best kept secret in Darling!  We will be back!! - Liane, Ian and Julian Walsh - Johannesburg

23-24th October 2013

Fantastic! THANK YOU - Dave and Linda Jones - Scotland

19-21st October 2013

WOW! we love this place. Lovely rooms, garden, hosts, food.... we can go on and on. Thank you so much. - Jess and Lynton Nell - Johannesburg

10-13th October 2013

Had a fantastic stay, best place in Darling by far!! Thank you so much, we will be back! - Neil and Janet Wilson - Johannesburg

6th, 7th, and 8th October 2013

Definitely the best choice for our honeymoon! We'd like to return for our Anniversary. I especially loved all the hearts! Nina, you've mananged to carve a slice from heaven and serve it up in Darling! Thank you for going out of your way to share it with us! - Mrs and Mrs Wessels - Durbanville (Nix & Cris - the 2 hot lesbians)

4th - 6th October 2013

Lovely place to enjoy the daises & Music!! - Sarah and Jarred - Cape Town and Joze

3,4,5,6th October 2013

Incredible! The intricate detail throughout the beautiful B & B and exceptionally warm hospitality will bring us back very soon. Thank you both for everything X - Alan and Michelle Cape Town

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th October 2013

Your attention to every detail is fantastic!!! Thank you for taking such good care of us! - Tracey and Jacqui

2nd 3rd Oct 2013

Comfort, intrigue, glamorous, delicious breakfast & a special spot! Thank you x - Stuart and Vanessa - Knysna

27th, 28th, 29th Sept 2013

A lovely stay in a warm and glamorous B & B. thanks for the amazing hospitality Nina! xxx - Ash and Gren (Grim)!! Cape Town

26th - 27th Sept 2013

Nina, thank you for a wonderful bried break in your lovely & inspiring home, may you be blessed with angels, orbs for many years to come. The kitten should stay :) - Penny and Ed Owens - Claremont

Dear Nina
Just to say once again many thanks for the great sanity break last week, both E and I so needed it and absolutely loved your beautifully appointed honeymoon cottage. 

You might or might not have picked up that E and I were not the most vibrant and social of couples when we arrived on the Thursday, mainly due to the fact that neither of both have had a break in six years and although we had jointly decided to ‘gap it’ for four days, we had a blazing row en route and were not in the best of moods on arrival –and you so graciously put us in the Honeymoon Cottage! We chuckled about that later and realized that it was probably exactly what we needed.

Your home is a wonderful reflection of the interesting life that you and Derek have built together over the years – its shows in every touch.

Your angel ladies were right – there is such energy at Maison de L’amour with a story behind each and every piece.

Thank you for sharing your home with us and the delish breakfast that you and Smiley prepared for us in your stunning living/ dining room – I couldn’t think of a better way to start a Friday. 

Compliments to both chefs.

Kind regards and better energy

Mr and Mrs xxx – may the Orbs be with you

21st 22nd Sept 2013

Everything your website promised! Beautiful and relaxing, and wonderful hospitality! Than you xx - Claire and Vincent Regaud Durban

21st - 22nd Sept 2013

Such a beautiful home! Thank you for the wonderful hospitality in lovely Darling - Katie and Greg Cape Town

18th, 19th and 20th Sept 2013

Thank you for the warm reception & hospitality & all the extras - doggies, kittens, and lots of red wine!! :)

Stefan, Erica, Asha-fey and Taytum - Pretoria

16th - 18th Sept 2013

Fabulous, Romantic, best restaurant in Darling by far!!!  Thank you for making our stay so wonderful x - Anne and Graham Pitts 

15th - 16th Sept 2013

Fantastic host, Great Dinner, lovely experience! - Graham and Moira Simonsen - Johannesburg

11th - 13th Setp 2013

Not enough space to write down how much we enjoyed this experience! Happiness, Joy, Love, Warmth, New friendships. Thank you Nina may you be blessed abundantly! see you soon! - Lavonne Kuttmann & Anne Sanders

6th - 8th Sept 2013

Fantastic - thank you - Jane and John Bell - Cape Town

6th - 8th Sept 2013

HEAVEN AND MORE - John and Sally Chapman - Cape Town

6th - 8th Sept 2013

WOW!! thank you - Richard and Juanine 

5th Sept 2013

Great place, great hosts, we will be back.  Thank you - Dianne and Harry Bell Cape Town

3rd - 5th Sept 2013

Lovely, lovely, lovely, enjoyed your house so much. What a delightful stay! - Jane and David Barrows UK

1st Sept 2013

Awesome hospitality - truely comfortable. Thanks and we will be back - Glenda Voogt

1st Sept 2013

It's been lovely, what a magic home, hope to be back - Kerri Voogt

29th August 2013

Wonderful experience, decor, outstanting!! 5 star without a doubt.  - Sue and Charlie Bland

23rd - 26th August 2013

***** 5 STAR Excellent, wonderful hosts, just like home!  - Graham and Pauline Martens - Kenton-on-sea

23rd - 26th August 2013

Delightful stay! thank you - Mia Barnard - Meyerton

3 - 4th August 2013

Thanks for the best engagement venue ever!!!! Loved everything about this place, soooo spoilt, thanks for the lovely music and friendly chats. Loved the fireplace!! We will come again! - Lindi Smith and Piet Van der Linde - Kenridge

19 - 22nd July 2013

Thank you so much for a fantastic weekend. So Beautiful and relaxing. We will definitely be back! Awesome breakfast and a great place to unwind - Nina, you're a champ! thank you - Inge and Warren - Cape Town

19 - 22nd July 2013

Nina, thank you fo a lovely weekend. It was a wondeful experience. Your breakfast was "fantos magories!" Thanks again for your hospitality!! - Frans and Annemie Kotze Paarl

13- 14th July 2013

Beautiful, rustic environment. Breakfast "Out of this world!" We slept like a baby until 9 am! Record - Johan and Rene Barnard - Strand Western Cape

22 - 24th June 2013

Wonderful, peaceful, romantic and spoilt. Thanks! - Liz Legg and Andrew Ardington (+1/2) - Seapoint Cape Town

16 - 17th June 2013

We loved it. The birds sang all morning!!! Jake loved his tea in his room. Thank you so much - The Dreyers- High Cape, Cape Town

10/11th June 2013

Spectacular room and an amazing breakfast!! Thank you for everything! - Christine and Percy van Zyl, Johannesburg

12th and 13th May 2013

Nina, thanks for opening your home to us! We had a most restful and enjoyable time. Welcome back Derek from Saudi, enjoy your break. - David and Sheila Lyons - Hillcrest, KZN

5th and 6th May 2013

Wonderful. Had a great time. Nina you are a fabulous hostess. Breakfasts world class. Arrange your friends to party with us next time too! - Darron and Liz Swersky - Cape Town

2nd - 3rd May 2013

Beautiful place and a great stay for us. Will be back in the future!! - Hennie and Elna Mentz- Hermanus

15th and 16th April 2013

Made to feel like royalty :) Absolutely amazing!!! - Shaun and Jax

1st - 3rd April 2013

Beautiful room, wonderful host and a great breakfast!!! What more could you ask for?! - Brett & Jeanne Mullins -  Hill crest Durban

28th - 30th March 2013

Divine & Decadent, Love it - Toni Cronje Cape Town

29th - 30th March 2013

Lovely, comfy, friendly, Thanks so much - Ricky and Janet Hart 

24th - 26th March 2013

Amazing!!! We really enjoyed our stay with you! thank you - Jack and Sheena Johannesburg

23rd - 24th March 2013

We had an awesome time here, will most definitely recommend to all friends and family :) Thank you - Toann & Teilana: Pretoria

15th and 16th March 2013

A delightful stay. Love all the little treasures. Great hospitality. Thank you - Craig and Dominique Taylor

5th - 6th March 2013

Just like home from home! you have both made this place a great place to stay. Will have no hesitation to recommend to anyone. Thank you! - Tracy and Richard 

15th - 16th Feb 2013

Had a great time in Darling! thank you Nina and Derek. You are both excellent hosts. - Ineka and James - Cape Town

8th - 10th Feb 2013

Very lekka! great place to stay. We will be back again: Bobbie and Leigh-Anne - Johannesburg

1st and 2nd Feb 2013

What a wonderful home! we really loved it, and enjoyed every minute of our time there.

So relaxing, and so much detail in everything! Our hosts are great!! thanks Nina and Derek for all the time you spent with us. We will be back. - Janet and Herman - Wilderness

26th - 27th Jan 2013

Feels like home.... - Bettina kehren, Koln Germany

24th - 26th Jan 2013

Lovely and peaceful. Thank you!! - Jeff and Magda - Durbanville and Gaborone

16th - 18th Jan 2013

Pleasant stay - good breakfast - Richard and Mary Larkins - UK

3rd - 5th Jan 2013

Wonderful hospitality in a beautiful setting - thanks for making us feel so welcome right from the start! Loved it - Louis and Annie Conradie - Windhoek

31st - 2nd Jan 2013

A little piece of heaven, Thank you for opening your home up to us, it was wonderful X - Shayden & Kendal - Cape Town

30th - 31st December 2012

Treated like royalty! The best honeymoon evening we could have wished for! Thanks Nina & Derek - much appreciated - Will & Marise - HONEYMOONER'S - Cape Town City Bowl.

30th - 31st December 2012

Fantastic stay, long overdue - We will defiantly be back!! Awesome relaxing space - Peter and Tracy Maltman - Somerset West

28th and 29th December 2012

Excellent decor, Stunning, Awesome 110% - Bokkie Galloway - Wellington & Estelle Louw - Worcester

21st and 22nd December 2012

Wonderful. Everything beautiful & tasteful. Lovely hostess. Nice breakfast. Everything of the best to you and Derek!!! - Jaap & Alta Pienaar. Pretoria

3rd and 4th December - 2012

We had the most fantastic evening at Maison de Lamour. The service was better than a 5 star hotel! The breakfast was very delicious. It wont be the last time for us to be here, well be back. We thank the management and staff for there excellent service. Keep up the good work!!! - HONEYMOONER'S, Gloria and Andre

24th - 25th Nov 2012

Thank you!! We had a great time! Lovely to meet you both, all the best for your plans together - Lambert and Elana Fick - Eversdal

17th - 18th Nov 2012

What we needed...! Great memory - Charl & Illze Coleman - Johannesburg

11th - 12th Nov 2012

Dear Nina - "A thing of beauty is a joy forever". Nina you have done the most beautiful ambience, attention to detail is a pleasure to the eyes. Gratitude, thank you xx - Dimi and Dave Hardwicke - Cape Town

11th - 12th Nov 2012

Thanks Derek and Nina, as always 5 Star!!!, We love coming here, our home from home always, love you lots! - Carol & Ronald Carr Durban

3rd - 4th Nov 2012

French Beauty! Thanks - Willie & Heidi Pretorius 

12th - 14th Oct 2012

Amazeballs!! What a fantastic weekend. Thanx Nina, you are a super star aswell as Smilie. T XX - Tracey Ware-Lane - Durbanville

12th - 14th Oct 2012

Awesome stay over. Beautiful home. Thx Nina! - Debbie Uys - Durbanville

9th - 11th Oct 2012

We so much enjoyed Darling and all it has to offer. Nina's hospitality is impressive - thank you Nina and Smilie! - Lormy and John - Norway - Maureen and Karl - Sweden

7th - 9th Oct 2012

What a lovely surprise!! Beautiful home, lovely atmosphere and most hearty breakfast. Nina you are a Star!! Big thank you. We will be back. - Nicole and Martin Carr

5th - 7th Oct 2012

The best place with the best hostess!! - Tarryn and Bruce Cape Town

5th - 6th Oct 2012

We had a lovely stay - very comfortable, lovely atmosphere. Thank you! - Allen and Janet Tooke Cape Town

30th - 1st Oct 2012

What a divine place, so warm, so comfortable, and very enchanting and romantic. You both made our stay. We will try and get back. Thank you so much - Jackson & Ingrid Jonson - Sweden

28th and 29th Sept 2012

Very comfortable and most welcoming. Thank you! - Helga, David and Mary - Eastern Cape

25th - 26th Sept 2012

What an enchanting place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Many thanks - Allen and Candi - Cape Town

23rd and 24th Sept 2012

Absolutely beautiful and so warm and friendly- thank you! - Fredere and Ingrid De Jagar - Johannesburg

6th and 7th Sept 2012

Thank you for your hospitality. Very peaceful & warm atmosphere. - Prakash, Deepika, Mistry and Family - Johanneburg

3rd - 4th Sept 2012

Exceptional!! beautiful home. Fantastic! we will be back - Denise and Paul Johannesburg

31st Aug - 2nd Sept 2012  

Lovely home, Really enjoyed our stay! - Wilmi & Tony Corallo - Garden Cape Town

31st Aug - 2nd Sept 2012 

Thank you for your lovely welcoming hospitality. Great weekend! - Nic and Yvonne Corbishley - Stellenbosh

31st Aug - 2nd Sept 2012

Mother celebration of the Darling Voorkamer fest! Thank you Nina for your friendly welcome - Michael and Helen Aitken - Claremont Cape Town

17th - 19th July 2012

Nina, you are the Darling of Darling!! Thank you again x - Amy-lee and Gidon - Cape Town

10th - 11th July 2012

Thanks a lot for your hospitality. It is a wonderful and creative place! - Vicky and Torstem Newman - Germany Hamburg.

10th - 11th July 2012

Coming to a fantastic warm home, (in the cold) we enjoyed everything, beautiful decor, lovely people. - David and Thea Lotz, Rondeshosch

10th - 11th July 2012

Thanks a lot for your hospitality. Is is a wonderful and creative place. - Vicky and Tossten Newman Germany/Hamburg

5th - 6th July 2012

Lovely home, lovely stay! - John and Jenny Barrow - Cape Town

21st - 22nd June 2012

Even though I was here on business you made me feel so at home! One night definatly wasn't long enough! Thank you for a wonderful stay - Tamryn Booking.com Cape Town

16th - 17th June 2012

Had a lovely stay! What a beautiful place! Thanks so much - Michele and Ronnie Page - Hermanus

3rd - 4th June 2012

Most enjoyable, Wonderful hosts! Thank you - Muriel & Tienie du Plessis, Somerset West

4th - 5th April 2012

Thanx for a lovely night away from our busy lives. It was lovely! - Jay and Angie Bell

3rd - 4th April 2012


This place should be rated 5 Star *****

Best guesthouse, best service, best attention to detail, best food, best hosts - Fantastic - Mr and Mrs Ron Stydom - Honeymooners

28th - 29th April 2012

Just lovely! So so relaxing. Thank you for a gorgeous evening! - Claire Kelly & Vic Cervati - Cape Town

28th - 29th April 2012

A very comfortable and friendly visit - most comfy bed ever!! Thx :) Louis Fourie & Andy Fenner Cape Town

27th - 28th April 2012

Amazing host, amazing place! What a way to relax, Thank you so much for having us Nina. We will definitely be back xxx - Kayla Markovitz & Ross Foreman (Cape Town)

20th - 21st April 2012

Thanxs for such a kief experience!! - Gideon & Amy-Lee - Cape Town, Obs

31st - 2nd April

We were surprised and delighted with your venue! What attention to detail. Thank you - Johan and Anine le Roux - Gauteng

30th - 1st April

Lovely peaceful surroundings! Fabulous hosts!

John and Diana Sheicher - Gauteng

29th - 30th March 2012

What a pure gem you have created, absolutely stunning. We wish you a beautiful, wonderful peaceful life together! - Neels & Karen Joubert, Johannesburg

21st - 22nd March 2012

Thank you so much for another wonderful stay! We feel so rested and relaxed. We are in love with your beautiful home! Can't wait to be back! - Jenneke and Pierre - Pretoria

4th and 5th March

Thank you for providing us with a beautiful, peaceful haven on our first night as a married couple. We loved it!! - Alison Moodie & Scott Johnson - "Mr and Mrs Johnson" - California

3rd and 4th March

Wonderful, serene, peaceful - noting short of heaven. You can see the love and attention given to everything from guests to decor to food. Can't wait to be back! - Van der Walts Cape Town

25th - 26th February 2012

Thank you Nina for a wonderful stay, everything was perfect! We will see you again. - Mark and Debbie Lambourn - Johannesburg

18th - 19th February 2012

Absoluut fantasies en uiters "Pragtig" - Maxine Mitchell - UK

18th - 19th February 2012

Die naaste aan heaven wat ek in 'n lang tyd experienced het... Wondertik! - Mari Vink Johannesburg

17th - 18th February 2012

What a beautiful place!! Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We will be back. - Russell & Michelle Taylor. Monte Vista CT

 14th - 15th February 2012 Valentines Wedding

Darling Nina, Words cannot express my happiness with our wedding day all due to you and your hard work. It was our dream wedding day and you made it come true. The flowers, decor and food was just outstanding, your attention to detail is amazing. Thank you so much. Love Helen Davies - New Bride

14th - 15th February 2012 Valentines Wedding

Thank you for your vision, thank you for you, and the beautiful essance that is you! - Mr. Davies - New Groom - Tokai CT

14th - 15th February 2012 Valentines Wedding

Thank you for making our wedding day so memorable. It has been the most romantic day ouf our lives. I couldn't have wished for more! Thank you, thank you!! - Mrs. Davies - New Bride - Tokai CT

14th - 15th February 2012 Valentines Wedding

A peaceful stay and lovely venue for a special wedding Alun and Helen. Personal attention to all details were very pleasant! X - Terri and Andrew from Kenilworth Cape Town

28th - 29th January 2012

A divine space, felt like I was transported to a magical, oriental garden for a while! Thank you for the beautifully prepared and presented vegetarian food, and all the special details - like that champagne in the pool! A great venue to enjoy a great Pieter Dirk Uys show!  - Lauren Muller and Steven Robins - Newlands Cape Town

27th - 29th January 2012

Thank you for a wonderful stay! - Gary and Honor Holton - The Vicarage, Kingston Corfe Castle Dorset UK

Happy New Year - 2011 | 2012 

20th - 21st January 2012

Just what we needed!! thank you - Janice Golding & Jack Werlouw - Holland

19th - 20th January 2012

Derek and Nina - Thank you so very much for your hospitality and the excellent service and this is truly our home away from home! We'll definitely recommend it to our friends and family! - Celeste & Jurrie Bekker - Hartbesspoort

3rd - 19th Jan 2012

Friends staying over!!!

31st December - 1st January 2012

Than you so much for the awesome stay! It was so awesome going into the new year in such a beautiful place with such awesome hosts! Thank you very much! - Tasca Kruse Johannesburg

31st December - 1st January 2012

What a wonderful night -- thank you Nina and Derek. Didn't feel like New Year with strangers - felt like a stopover with friends! Michele Kruse Johannesburg 

31st December - 2nd January 2012

Slice of heaven in the middle of Darling - thank you! What a beautiful way to enter the new year! XXX

Jarrett Swersky and Sharon Geva - Maynard Street Cape Town

3rd - 4th December 2011

Thank you so much for spoiling us!! Loved the chocolate, champagne, strawberries and the beauty! - Hagar and Heinrich Cape Town

4th - 5th December 2011

Nina, thank you for your generous hospitality! - Killian & Marian Burns - Bellville

10th - 11th December 2011

Best place to stay, awesome family, awesome time!!

Gavin and Annie - Durban

16th - 17th December 2011

Stunning!!! Thank you, had a great time:  Lezanne PTA

16th - 17th December 2011

Memorable experience - Thanks for the stay!  Grant Cape Town

28th - 29th December 2011

I love you beautiful people! this is heaven xxx

Sandra Masson - Cape Town

29th - 30th December 2011

Stuningly beaufiful, what an exceptional guesthouse! We'll see you again soon - Jenneke and Pierre - Pretoria

4th and 5th March 2011

We had a wonderful experience here, beautiful decor, lovely outside area, we did not expect this in the little village of Darling. Evita show was excellent. Wish we could come back again. Sue and Ivan USA

 4th March 2011 

Wonderful, Restful needed the rest, love the birds in the morning. Did not want to leave, wanted to stay another night! I will be back. Heather C - Cape Town

11th - 13th March 2011

Best B & B by far, awesome weekend!! Even better hosts! Can't wait to see you soon for another Tequila or 5!! Anysna Roberts - Toyota Johannesburg SA 

10th - 13th March 2011

I was amazed and have enjoyed every minute of my three nights here. I  could not believe how fabulous my hosts were. This is by far one of the best B&B I have ever stayed in.  Thank you so much Nina and Derek for your hospitality, I will be sure to stay here next year during the same time. Regards, Francois P -  Motorsports Johannesburg

19th March 2011

Unique, best of country living, love the outdoor area. Good hosts!! - Sandie & Coenraad - Durban & Johannesburg

24th - 26th March 2011

Thank you so much for the delightful time at your establishment. Very nice, very resting. Decor absolutely  beautiful. Jan R Cape Town

1st April 2011

One night is not enough. We really had a fantastic time. Thank you.

You guys are going to do so well. Well done! really confortable, you are great hosts.  Sam and Herman Johannesburg

 10th - 14th April 2011

Thanks so much 4 your hospitality, you're the greatest friends one could ask for. Keep our room and we will always be back!! - E & D 

16th - 17th April 2011

Fantastic! Thanks so much for the hospitality. A peaceful and charming home.  Ian Mc Laren and Kate Parrington - Claremont Cape Town

16th - 17th April 2011

Quaint, charming and warm.  Many thanks for a superb stay! Angus and Tarryn Thompson, Sea Point, Cape Town

30th April 2011

Very charming indeed - what more can I say? Thank you for a wonderful stay in your home. Joyce and Shane R. Cape Town

21st - 22 May 2011

Great weekend, great event, fantastic accommodation and even better hosts! THANK YOU  - Ivan and Jane V.D M

3rd - 4th June 2011

AWESOME - best weekend ever, best thing - host's name is Nina!!! - Nina Davies, Kenilworth Cape Town

3rd - 4th June 2011

"So romantic it inspired a marriage proposal".  See you at the wedding! - Helen & Alun Wood - Davies. Cape Town & Johannesburg

3rd - 4th June 2011

"Your home is where our story will begin, and so happily ever after… thank you both for the inspiration, your home is truly where the heart is…." Alun Davies Cape Town

15th - 16th June 2011

Thank you both so much for a wonderful evening! Hospitality and warmth perfect!! Good Luck for the future xxx Lynda & Jenna Cape Town

18th - 19th June 2011

Wonderful, Unforgettable,  thank you! - Leon and Jalize Van Zyl Cape Town

8th - 9th July 2011

Awesome stay!!! Amazing bedrooms! - Jessica and Sarah Brodie Cape Town

8th - 9th July 2011

We had a lovely night and an amazing experience!!! - Claudine and Chloe Shevel - Cape town

8th - 9th July 2011

Thanks again for having us. You guys really made our night in Darling memorable, I might have left after the show if it wasn't for your hospitality and luxuries.  Think you two have far too much life in you to live there forever,  but I hope you enjoy it anyway. Glad we met you!!  Hugs  Claudine x 

9th - 10th July 2011

Thank you so much for an exceptional stay. Everything about the experience, was superlative! You have a a lovely home and you are warm and inviting hosts. A stay we wont forget! x - Quinten Garcia and Jean Vermeulen Gordon's Bay 

13th - 14th July 2011

Thanks for providing a little space of tranquility during a working week- I had a lovely midweek mini holiday!  - Norah - Anne Heyes Cape Town 

15th - 16th July 2011

Thanks Nina and Derek for opening your beautiful home to us, this break was exactly what I needed - Renee Cape Town

28th- 30th July 2011

Thanks for a lovely stay, the house and room is gorgeous!!  - Johan and Rotha Stydom, Johannesburg

 9th - 10th July 2011

Thank you so much for an exceptional stay. Everything about the experience, was superlative! You have a a lovely home and you are warm and inviting hosts. A stay we wont forget! x - Quinten Garcia and Jean Vermeulen Gordon's Bay 

13th - 14th July 2011

Thanks for providing a little space of tranquility during a working week- I had a lovely midweek mini holiday!  - Norah - Anne Heyes Cape Town 

15th - 16th July 2011

Thanks Nina and Derek for opening your beautiful home to us, this break was exactly what I needed - Renee Cape Town

28th- 30th July 2011

Thanks for a lovely stay, the house and room is gorgeous!!  - Johan and Rotha Stydom, Johannesburg

4th - 7th August 2011

We came for Evita, but found Nina!!! What serendipity!

Thanks for the great company of you both. We thoroughly enjoyed it (Broken arm and all) - Jeanne Van Wietingen & Jim Gorissen The Netherlands

"Like a symponietta played con amore in an adaglo" - Jim Gorissen

4th - 7th August 2011

We came for Evita, but found Nina!!! What serendipity!

Thanks for the great company of you both. We thoroughly enjoyed it (Broken arm and all) - Jeanne Van Wietingen & Jim Gorissen The Netherlands

"Like a symponietta played con amore in an adaglo" - Jim Gorissen

14th - 15th August 2011

Thank you Nina and Derek for your superb hospitality, lovely house, great atmosphere  and all the attention to detail. You will definitely see us again! Much appreciated.!-  Hennie & Jetta Dippenaar Stellenbosh  

8th - 9th July 2011

Awesome stay!!! Amazing bedrooms! - Jessica and Sarah Brodie Cape Town

8th - 9th July 2011

We had a lovely night and an amazing experience!!! - Claudine and Chloe Shevel - Cape town

8th - 9th July 2011

Thanks again for having us. You guys really made our night in Darling memorable, I might have left after the show if it wasn't for your hospitality and luxuries.  Think you two have far too much life in you to live there forever,  but I hope you enjoy it anyway. Glad we met you!!  Hugs  Claudine x 

9th - 10th July 2011

Thank you so much for an exceptional stay. Everything about the experience, was superlative! You have a a lovely home and you are warm and inviting hosts. A stay we wont forget! x - Quinten Garcia and Jean Vermeulen Gordon's Bay 

13th - 14th July 2011

Thanks for providing a little space of tranquility during a working week- I had a lovely midweek mini holiday!  - Norah - Anne Heyes Cape Town 

15th - 16th July 2011

Thanks Nina and Derek for opening your beautiful home to us, this break was exactly what I needed - Renee Cape Town

28th- 30th July 2011

Thanks for a lovely stay, the house and room is gorgeous!!  - Johan and Rotha Stydom, Johannesburg

30th -  1st October September 2011

We will be back next year! - Marlene & Johan Buijs

3th - 4th October 2011

Thank you - great evening and hospitality. Lovely feel - Love the decor. We will be back!! XXX - Di and Nina Bolskin, Blouberg

3th - 4th October 2011

Thank you Nina and Derek for a wonderful evening away! Wonderful hospitality. We will definitely be back for a visit X - Louise and Emily McMahon, Milnerton CT

 3rd - 6th October 2011

What a beautiful home from home!! Inside and out this is a special place to be. Thank you for your warmth Nina and Derek, all the best to you both!

Carol Holland & Pedro Da Costa - Ballito KZN

7th- 8th  October 2011

The only thing better than your exquisite taste, is your hospitality!! See you again! - Sean & Thea Brand Johannesburg

8th - 9th October 2011

Fantastic!! The best nights sleep ever!! I had two showers - just for the fun of it! Thank you guys - Graham Lowades (The Rescu + Band) Cape Town

13th - 16th  October 2011

Lovely! Beautifully decorated home - Superb hospitality - Lots of fun, laughter & chats! Thanks a mill for everything! - Trevor & Liz - Clifton Cape Town

29th - 30th October 2011

LOVED IT!!!  Beautiful decor, great hospitality!  - Veda & Willem Pretorius, Cape Town

29th - 31st October 2011

Such a beautiful home, with the most hospitable hosts who make the stay so much more memorable! - Corneleo & Monique Keevy, Johannesburg

10th - 11th November 2011

Nina, thank you for the unforgettable Birthday, Hospitality, Champagne and Chocolates etc!!.  We will definitely be back again.  So romantic, Darling too!!!

Henk en Marietjie van Lill - Pretoria

19th - 20th November 2011

Une tres belle Maison! Merci pour L'acceuil tres chazeureux! A Bientot - Fabien et Lian Cape Town

24th - 25th November 2011

Nina thank you so much for making our stay in Darling such a memorable experience!!  - Danie and Marinettee Le Roux - Centurion

3rd - 4th December 2011

Thank you so much for spoiling us!! Loved the chocolate, champagne, strawberries and the beauty! - Hagar and Heinrich Cape Town

4th - 5th December 2011

Nina, thank you for your generous hospitality! - Killian & Marian Burns - Bellville

10th - 11th December 2011

Best place to stay, awesome family, awesome time!!

Gavin and Annie - Durban

16th - 17th December 2011

Stunning!!! Thank you, had a great time:  Lezanne PTA

16th - 17th December 2011

Memorable experience - Thanks for the stay!  Grant Cape Town

28th - 29th December 2011

I love you beautiful people! this is heaven xxx

Sandra Masson - Cape Town

29th - 30th December 2011

Stuningly beaufiful, what an exceptional guesthouse! We'll see you again soon - Jenneke and Pierre - Pretoria

 3rd- 4th  September 2011

The best guesthouse I've ever been to! I feel alive again. Thanks - Frances, Ea and Daniel Hugo Cape Town

3rd and 4th September 2011

Thanks Nina and Derek, we had a fantastic weekend. Hope to see you back one time, and you must come to Bloomestate! Have a great Summer! - Carla and Maarten Van der Ven- Bloomestate Swellendam

3rd and 4th September 2011

Maison de L'amour for sure stole my little heart. The love room was so beautiful and cozy. Thank you very much to our hosts. See you soon! - Mia and Elvine - Stellenbosh

3rd- 4th  September 2011

Stunning! Lovely food, thank you very much!! - Annaline and Adele Hout Bay

9th - 11th September 2011

Thank you Nina and Derek for a wonderful weekend! Beautiful place, cosy, romantic, welcoming. Great hosts! - We would highly recommend Maison de L'amour - Norah & Mike Wulff. Cape Town

16th - 18th September 2011

Stunning accommodation, a peaceful & restful stay. Wonderful hosts! We will be back again! - Gadija & Riyad de Klerk  

17th - 18th September 2011

The nicest house in Darling! We will be back. Nice chatting to you both. Eat the almonds!!  - Len and Hilda Teasdale - The Cotswolds, Kenilworth Cape Town

24th - 25th September 2011

The best spot in Darling! So stunning and such warm and engaging hosts!  -  Candace Dyson & Marcia Owen Cape Town

30th - 1st September/October 2011

Fantastic!, Love it!, Feel so welcome! - Jaco, Regina and the Girls, Somerset West 

Baie dankie, dat ons kan hientoe kom! - The Girl

3rd - 4th June 2011

"Your home is where our story will begin, and so happily ever after… thank you both for the inspiration, your home is truly where the heart is…." Alun Davies Cape Town

15th - 16th June 2011

Thank you both so much for a wonderful evening! Hospitality and warmth perfect!! Good Luck for the future xxx Lynda & Jenna Cape Town

18th - 19th June 2011

Wonderful, Unforgettable,  thank you! Leon and Jalize Van Zyl Cape Town

8th - 9th July 2011

Awesome stay!!! Amazing bedrooms! - Jessica and Sarah Brodie Cape Town

8th - 9th July 2011

We had a lovely night and an amazing experience!!! - Claudine and Chloe Shevel - Cape town

8th - 9th July 2011

Thanks again for having us. You guys really made our night in Darling memorable, I might have left after the show if it wasn't for your hospitality and luxuries.  Think you two have far too much life in you to live there forever,  but I hope you enjoy it anyway. Glad we met you!!  Hugs  Claudine x 

 9th - 10th July 2011

Thank you so much for an exceptional stay. Everything about the experience, was superlative! You have a a lovely home and you are warm and inviting hosts. A stay we wont forget! x - Quinten Garcia and Jean Vermeulen Gordon's Bay 

13th - 14th July 2011

Thanks for providing a little space of tranquility during a working week- I had a lovely midweek mini holiday!  - Norah - Anne Heyes Cape Town 

15th - 16th July 2011

Thanks Nina and Derek for opening your beautiful home to us, this break was exactly what I needed - Renee Cape Town

28th- 30th July 2011

Thanks for a lovely stay, the house and room is gorgeous!!  - Johan and Rotha Stydom, Johannesburg

4th - 7th August 2011

We came for Evita, but found Nina!!! What serendipity!

Thanks for the great company of you both. We thoroughly enjoyed it (Broken arm and all) - Jeanne Van Wietingen & Jim Gorissen The Netherlands

"Like a symponietta played con amore in an adaglo" - Jim Gorissen

4th - 7th August 2011

We came for Evita, but found Nina!!! What serendipity!

Thanks for the great company of you both. We thoroughly enjoyed it (Broken arm and all) - Jeanne Van Wietingen & Jim Gorissen The Netherlands

"Like a symponietta played con amore in an adaglo" - Jim Gorissen