The interior has a surprise of its own, as this fairly simple shed exterior makes way for a luxurious interior with an enormous double volume space bathed in natural sunlight from the skylights. No attempt was made to hide the trusses which form part of this very unusual interior space which is dominated by a central fireplace.
The rooms are themed from regions around the world from the luxurious Paris apartment to the cosy "Delft" room spinning around the world to Venice, Morocco, Egypt, Africa and the east - Jade. The Paris apartment is a luxurious room with views into the forest and over the lake with an open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area and a braai patio. The views into the forest are awesome with trees overhead lapping at the eaves.
Bramasole cuts an imposing figure complete with an indigenous forest halo. The precarious approach along the narrow dam wall adds to the drama of the approach as the full extent of the building reveals itself.
Dear Guest, we have had to change our methods for running the generators due to the rise in recent diesel prices, our monthly diesel bill has gone up by over R10,000 and we have not raised our room rates to recoup this expense. It will be much appreciated if you could abide by the rules:
Please note that when we are on loadshedding or have a fault and are running on the generator, the geysers will not be warming water. Please understand that we have 18 geysers to warm, and it is just not viable at current diesel prices.
Please be considerate of your fellow guests, as some rooms share a geyser. If used sparingly the water remains warm for at least a day.
Rooms that share: Paris/Jade, Egypt/Africa, Delft/Darnis, Hanoi/Manhattan/Grindelwald - all other rooms have their own geysers.
As the generator for the chalets are only shared by the two chalets - the cost of running them all day long when electricity is out, is just not viable as the cost would only be shared by two chalets where the main building has 15 rooms.
Should the electricity be off due to a fault we will put the generator on from 6 to 8am, 12-2pm and 5 - 9pm only. Your geysers should warm in this period, as well.
When there is loadshedding over a meal time, we will also put the generator on for that period in order that meals can be prepared, otherwise it will remain off.