“We had such an amazing time at Stewart’s property. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. It’s such a luxury to be able to have three caretakers looking after your every whim, cleaning and cooking. We saw a lot of animals and had time to go for walks and generally relax. It’s such a huge and amazing house to stay at and Stewart is a great host. Thanks for everything”
“Tandala is a name fit for legends, and how worthy this gem is! If you bring kids with you, they will have stars in their eyes each time they speak of Tandala. Not only is this a mansion way more beautiful and impressive than the pics let you imagine, not only has every detail in each room been carefully designed or collected with perfect taste by the owners, not only are Sandie & Stewart delightful, fun and very knowledgeable people we loved to chat with (they live in another home on the property) and have sundowners with, not only will you get a bonfire every evening in your own chimney (which can be right after your massage in the private spa!), not only is the staff kind, available, and very happy to watch over your kid's shenanigans in the pool (special mention to Boni, one of the best gardeners cum smart young man cum babysitter you've ever met!), but there comes the unique part of Tandala: the special watering hole created by the owners in front of the house. So you get a nearly permanent show of impalas, warthogs, wildebeests, buffalos here and there, baboons, other kinds of antelopes, etc. From your lounging chair. No sweaty, bumpy, crowded, safari required. Sandy and Stewart, thanks so much for hosting us, it's still our favorite memory from our long trip so far, and one of the very best swaps we ever had!”
“Tandala house is the culmination of a dream we were lucky to share. Deep contact with nature and great contact with Sandie and Stewart and his friendly staff. We absolutely recommend this fabulous experience !”
“Tandala is an incredible house in an immense and beautiful landscape, a real gem. The house is so thoughtfully designed to coexist with the natural world. The water filtration pond also functions as a watering hole so close to the house that you can see and observe at close quarters impala, waterbuck, warthog and others from the veranda. It was magical! We loved the sounds of the bush all around and our walks uphill revealing incredible vistas. We loved the warthog family that visited each day for breakfast and possibly company. We were very well looked after by staff. We feel so lucky to have experienced this remarkable house in a precious bit of Africa. We cannot thank you enough! ”
“I cannot begin to describe how we felt when we first laid eyes on Tandala....we were crying with joy. We felt incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to stay in such a wonderful place, beautiful in every way! The staff looked after us so well, we had delicious meals, relaxing massages and made the most of the comfortable sun beds by the pool. Tandala was by far the most beautiful place we ever stayed at. Steward and Sandie were on hand to help us with anything we needed and we have enjoyed getting to know them since last year. Thank you for everything, wee had the most wonderful home swap ever!”
“This was the most amazing experience and best accommodation we have had with Love Home Swap. Stewart and Sandie were a pleasure to correspond with and extremely helpful with lots of good ideas and suggestions. We were thoroughly spoilt by the staff for the 5 days that we stayed, big thank you to Rasheed who could not do enough for us and John our driver. The views were amazing and we saw so many animals coming to the watering hole. Sundowners and bitings are to be highly recommended we have extended this to the Cotswolds! We can't wait to go back.”
“A stunningly beautiful and well-designed building, with lots of magical secret spaces. And the view out over the wild scrub and the nearby water hole teeming with wildlife (we saw buffalo, hyena, various antelope, baboons and warthogs) was just fantastic. A real privilege to spend a few days here, and we we well tended by the hard-working staff.”
“Wonderful place and property. Great memories. Staff was excellent and Stewart very helpful! Thanks for all.”
“This was by far the most luxurious experience we had with lovehomeswap. The house is gorgeous, built by the owners using spectacular, uniquely twisted fallen tree trunks, and appointed with beautiful art and books. The view of the property from the bedrooms, dining area, and pool, is breathtaking. A real highlight is the wonderful staff, who cooked us delicious meals, woke us up with tea, coffee, and freshly baked treats in the morning, and showed us around the property and the nearby farms with warm hospitality. It was a real treat to spend time at Tandala House and we are very grateful for our stay. ”
“We haven’t had a chance to host Stewart and Sandie yet but their daughter and friend stayed on the boat. They were absolutely great in every way -communicative, polite, tidy, dream guests. We even came home to a bunch of flowers and a lovely warm card and dare we say slightly tidier boat than before. They can always return or maybe Stewart & Sandie one day! ”
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