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Botha House and Umdoni Golf Park

Botha House was built for the use of the Prime Minister of the time, Louis Botha and his wife Annie. I stayed at the House which is now a B&B and maintained by a Trust. The Head of State has first call on the accommodation, but outside of that is used by tourists and visitors. The experience is tranquil with 180 degree views over the coastline, and the accommodation is elegant with a sense of the style of the 1920’s. Louis Botha died in August 1919,  before the house was completed, but Annie subsequently spent time  enjoying this tribute to them.

The Home is adjacent to the Umdoni Golf Estate also started about the same time. The 18 hole course is steep but with unbeatable views, and with dense indigenous forests on the western fringes of the course that are laced with walking trails.

Botha House is well worth a visit and will provide full board, which is up to a high standard.

Annie Frances Bland Botha’s (nee Emmett) mother was my great aunt, Helena Aletta Bland who was married to John, George, C Emmett.

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