What our guests have to say

We were first Russians spending wonderful time here.  We would love to wish all the next Russian tourists (and us again) to get the same pleasure. Great thanks to our hosts and especially to charming hostess.

Rafail Khakimov
Deputy Director Hunnimex
Moscow  Jan 1999

Delia, I really enjoyed staying at your wonderful place.  I’ll remember most especially your warm smile.

California  Feb 2000

We must enjoy the hospitality – we keep coming back!

Eileen & Reg Baker
Ont. Canada  June 2000

Excellent accommodation and hospitality.  Lovely hostess, long may you prosper Delia.

Tom & Mavis Cregg
Edminstone Nottinghamshire. England  May 2001

After two weeks in your wonderful country, I will return to Europe tonight. Rutland House has been the cherry on the top of the cake of my stay in South Africa. It is a great place to be in Johannesburg (what a wonderful garden!) and I thank you and your staff for your charm and warm hospitality and the laughter and conversations over breakfast.

Peter Nagele
Frankfurt, Germany 14 – 17 December 2002

The welcome, the food, the garden and the cats have all been spectacular – thank you

David Wishart
Aspley Guise, England 10 Oct 03

One year at Rutland House on contract to US Aid and 5th visit this time. Exceptional (as always)! Look forward to the next visit.

Thomas Murrian
Boca Grande Florida USA  May 2003

We love such nice place and nice people.  We enjoyed being at Rutland House with you.  We wish to come back and stay here again.

Reikoh Morinaka
Tokyo Japan  Jan 2004

This short stay has been so perfect – peace and rest, plus lots of fun and conviviality.
Thank you so much Delia – we feel like you are a dear friend!

Denis & Anne Cosgrove
Perth Australia 18/4/2004

A six week stay whilst on business in Joburg. What can I say, I arrived sad at being away from my family, but you have given me a “home”. I now leave for my home in London also with a tinge of sadness.  Thank you so much for your caring, wart demeanor and for providing this little oasis. Superb!

I have a feeling I shall be back and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kevin Crocker
LONDON 18 July – 26 August 2005

Most Magnificent Woman – You made our visit here different – wonderfully different. We love your open friendly way.  The most considerate service and excellent staff.

Tony Bilbrough
Corinda Brisbane Australia  Feb 2006

Thank you for being far more than a B&B hostess – you certainly made our first trip to SA memorable.

Elizabeth and Jo Kunn
Cary, North Carolina USA 5 Jan 2007

How fortunate that we should happen upon your beautiful home that became ours for the night. We only wish it could have been for much longer.. Thank you for your kindness, conversation and hospitality.

Fred & Patty
Vermont USA  August 2007

Thank you again Delia, for hosting the gang (on their way to Madikwe) for the ????? time – I think it is twice a year for 9 years now.  Pete and Charm  and the “Hawks” party. Feb 2010

We have so enjoyed our stay with you. Our room was so quiet and comfortable and you provide your guests with absolutely everything they could need.

Thanks so much to your staff and 1st class service.

Elaine &  Hilton Israelson and family
London UK  22/1/09 – Jan 2010

Thank you so much for looking after us so well.  You made our final month is SA very stress free and enjoyable and thank you for hosting our wonderful farewell party for us.  We look forward to coming back.

Anna, Rupert and Magnus Rowbotham
returning to England

ELFIE (the black cat)
Down a corridor to the left
And through the open doors,
A cat lays down with twitching tail
And cleans her dirty paws.

A busy maid comes rushing in
The cat flees from my sight
This little scene I watched and saw
Down a passage warm and bright

By Magnus Rowbotham April 2009

Thank you for your hospitality and kindness. Also for all the delicious dinners.  I will be back.

Di Sissins
Hout Bay Cape Town April 2010