Catering at Tree Spirit Cottage, guests can either stay on a self-catered basis or it can be fully/partly catered by your hostess, Fi. The choice is entirely yours.
Having studied to be a chef in the UK and previously having our own restaurant in South Africa, providing you with delectable meals is an absolute pleasure.
Fi is very used to accommodating guest with dietary requirements and is very happy to create a meal plan for you and your family to fit in with your stay.
You’ll be delighted with the selection and quality of meals available, most of which are vegetarian although meat options can be provided on request.
Alternatively, fresh produce such as vegetables, bread, eggs, butter, cheese, jams, chutneys, milk & honey can be purchased from surrounding farms, thereby supporting our Gouna Green initiative to buy local produce.
All meals are cooked on a wood-burning stove, a very traditional method, utilising wood from the farm. Fi aims to use as much fresh local organic produce from their garden and neighbouring farms.
GREAT VISIT AND THE BEST FOOD IN TOWN… ★★★★★
We stayed for two nights in early October on a week-long tour of the Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, and this was by far the favourite place we stayed, both for the hospitality of our hosts and the natural beauty of the area. We had no problem navigating the 6 km gravel road, and were very pleased with the spacious accommodation, modern appliances (kitchen, bath, shower, laundry, satellite TV), and nice decorative touches. Anthony and Fiona were accessible any time we needed them and interesting to talk to, but gave us our space. We had a fully-equipped kitchen, but once we learned Fiona was a trained chef, we talked her into a full-board option. The food was organic and extremely fresh, right out of their extensive garden, and quite amazing. We originally planned to visit the local beaches, but ended up enjoying the views of the pond and surrounding mountains from our porch, and took some nice hikes in the area. I was impressed with their eco-conscoiusness, a modern solar array, no pesticides or artificial fertilizers, and filtered rainwater.
Bart Croes, visited October 2012