KANGAROO ISLAND

REVIEWS

Here are some of our past guest testimonials.

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Tessa M, via Trip Advisor

Kadina, SA. Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat. It was a beautiful bed-and-breakfast, surrounded by spectacular wilderness and wildlife. Hospitality was fantastic and the host could provide so much advice on how to utilise our time on the island. Would definitely recommend this place for those who want a relaxing holiday or those keen to get submerged in the beautiful natural aspects of Kangaroo Island.

Postcards Team, Channel 9, South Australia

Adelaide, SA

Thank you Pat and David for your hospitality and warmth. Had a wonderful stay and marvelled at all you have achieved in this little piece of KI paradise.

 

M&G

Hamburg, Germany

We travelled on five continents. Cape Cassini is one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. Thank you Pat and David, for your excellent hospitality.

N. McAlpine

United Kingdom

Thanks for a fantastic three night stay! Great welcome and the food was fabulous. Great days touring on the island too - so much to see... will need to come back!

John and Family, via Trip Advisor

Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA. Room Tip: Ocean-view rooms enjoy a full balcony and are well worth additional cost. Stayed July 2012, travelled with family.

Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat is a fabulous lodge, and I would highly recommend it as a base to explore Kangaroo Island. The Retreat is located on a secluded cliff on the northern shores of the island with stunning ocean-views. My family of four stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed the many amenities that were available. Our two rooms were spacious and clean, and we were allowed full use of the common areas of this lodge. The kangaroos and wallabies were plentiful, and the grounds of this property were enjoyable to walk and explore.I would recommend utilizing David as a private tour guide as he was very knowledgeable in regards to the Island's wildlife and worked extremely hard to ensure our satisfaction. This lodge is eco-friendly and David is in constant reminder of the significance of conservation and how we can utilize the information that he provides in our everyday lifestyles. As David works by himself, be prepared to assist in the daily preparation of meals during your stay.

Julie W, San Francisco, USA

Aug 2014, stayed June 2006

When people ask me what my favourite vacation ever was, I say Kangaroo Island. There is no other place like this. I stayed there for three nights with my daughter who was 16 at the time. David and Pat are probably the nicest and most thoughtful hosts you'll ever meet. David is a wealth of information and a wonderful tour guide. He was into sustainability and green design before it became popular.We stayed in the Ocean Heights room on the second floor which was clean, comfortable and had a wonderful view. The place is very quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. If you go for a walk at dawn or dusk, you will no doubt see kangaroos right on their property. One of the highlights of our entire trip to Australia was seeing the Little Fairy Penguins. My daughter was thrilled to see them along with koalas and wallabies. At dusk, the penguins return to their burrows and it is quite a sight to see. I highly recommend this magical place.

B&L

Happy Valley, SA

A wonderful and relaxing time, great food and hospitality, all expectations fulfilled. One to come back to. Try the guided walk with David - if you're game. Many thanks to Pat and David.

Erat

United Kingdom

Thanks for your warm hospitality, great food and intensive, informative and flexible touring.

The Eady's

Norfolk, UK

We have had a wonderful time wildlife spotting, great food and hospitality and a view to die for. Keep things as they are and keep up the good work - Al Gore would be proud of you!

N&R

Verona, Italy

Pat and David, we probably do not need to write it down as we said it so many times: everything is fantastic! This place truly is a slice of heaven. We had a marvellous time and we hope to come back to see you one day.The cooking and the touring were of the highest standard.

Heather and Doug

Melbourne, VIC. Stayed May, 2014.

Really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful property. Loved seeing the wildlife and David was a very welcoming and caring host. We hope to come back sometime!

W&L Erat

USA

This is no mere B&B; this is THE B&B! Thanks for your warm hospitality, great food, and intensive, informative and flexible touring.

W&L

Missouri, USA

Thank you for enlightening us on energy sustainability and conservation. A special thanks to David for sharing his knowledge of KI and to Pat for the wonderful meals. We hope your warmth and friendliness and concern for the environment will reach far beyond KI.

T&J Zasio

USA

We truly loved it here, this is a very beautiful place and we didn't have enough time here.

B&L Nandy

South Australia

Our boys loved this place, as did we. Very comfortable stay and excellent food.

J&F

San Francisco, California, USA

Thank you so much David and Pat. Having designed and built a passive solar house, we were amazed at the retreat's efficiency. Really, really enjoyed the entire stay and Kangaroo Island.

Tony Strasser

October 2015

This is a very unique B&B which is totally self sufficient for power and water, but the lifestyle here is by no means impoverished. Our host David looked after us very well and accommodated us in well appointed and spacious bedrooms with private ensuites. Access is via a dirt road, easily navigable by conventional vehicles, but you need to be aware to not hit the many animals you will see on the road.


I would recommend that you bring some provisions for lunch and dinner, asking David for use of his kitchen, as he serves only breakfast. You also should use easily prepared food as power may be limited if it is cloudy and wind is still. The B&B has wifi internet, and 4G wireless and mobile phones have 2 bar reception across the strait from the Eyre Peninsula.


David is very proud of his property and took us on a guided walk down to the seashore observing plants and animals along the way. The coastline is spectacular from up on the clifftop as well as from down below.


Cape Cassini is on the north coast and central to the major attractions and facilities, although they all entail driving on dirt and paved roads. Easily at hand is Kingscote with its amenities, Stokes Bay and its beautiful beach and cafe, Seal Bay to view sea lions, and Flinders Chase with bushwalking, seals and natural features such as Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. The beauty of Kangaroo Island is breathtaking and so much the better for the excellent base afforded by Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat. We very much enjoyed our time and recommend it to anyone that enjoys looking after the environment and doesn't mind a slightly remote, but beautiful setting.

Tessa M, via Trip Advisor

Kadina, SA. Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat. It was a beautiful bed-and-breakfast, surrounded by spectacular wilderness and wildlife. Hospitality was fantastic and the host could provide so much advice on how to utilise our time on the island. Would definitely recommend this place for those who want a relaxing holiday or those keen to get submerged in the beautiful natural aspects of Kangaroo Island.

Carol B, via Trip Advisor

Cantebury, UK. Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple.

We stayed for 2 nights in the beautiful guest house at Cape Cassini. Our room was superb with a magnificent view over the ocean. We enjoyed walking in the grounds and the visits of the local kangaroos to the garden. The hospitality was excellent and we made full use of the owner, David Welford's, experienced knowledge of the island. He is a qualified guide and took us around the island seeing the local wildlife, scenery and landscapes.

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