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Through it’s 43 years of competitive sport, Lindenberg Racing has built up a reputation of partnering with leading brands across a variety of sectors. We pride ourselves in associating Lindenberg Racing with strong brands to ensure that our entire compliment of partners feel that they are involved with market leaders across the board.

Our relationship with Village n Life started 5 years ago, when our mutual love for cars allowed us to cross paths. We were fortunate enough to strike up a good business relationship and are proud that various Village n Life hotels have hosted Lindenberg Racing, Shelby South Africa and Road To Race SA on many occasions. We always book our international guests into their remarkable hotels when visiting SA as we know they will get the best service and experience with Village n Life.

For the past 10 years Lindenberg Racing has been a strong supporter of the Knysna Simola Hillclimb, which lead the team to partner with the Pezula Nature Retreat when it was acquired by Village n Life. Since then the team and our partners have had memorable stays and great experiences whilst staying at Pezula. Our experiences with Village n Life staff are a cut above the rest, in particular those at Pezula go out of their way to give us a top class guest experience and Lindenberg Racing are hugely proud of the relationship that exists between us. Some of our team members are avid golfers and they had nothing but praise for Pezula’s golf course and it’s amenities.

Pezula Nature Retreat recently made some renovations where they added a car museum to the hotel, this is a lovely attraction in Knysna, that is an absolute must visit and boasts some special history of the motor vehicle trade in SA.

2021 was our largest team compliment yet for a Hillclimb. There were between 20 and 30 Lindenberg Racing team members at the hotel at any one time. We were treated like absolute royalty, the food, service, and staff were simply incredible. Our Hillclimb vehicles were given space to park underground in a safe area to protect them, there were kids play areas to keep the little ones entertained and a superb spa facility to treat the ladies in the team.

Pezula Nature Retreat have always gone above and beyond to ensure that guests feel COVID safe at all times. The staff came to learn names of all the guests very quickly and made the experience very personalized for our entire team. Nothing was ever too much to ask for or a problem and if they didn’t have the solution there, they found one and made a plan to assist us as quick as possible.

The Village n Life resorts are all based in beautiful and iconic parts of South Africa with so much on offer. There are many tourist attractions, local cuisines and such beauty to explore, you simply cannot go wrong with any of them.

Here are some of the teams reviews:

“We had a lovely stay at Pezula Nature Retreat. The staff were friendly and very accommodating and the bar and restaurant service was great. Will always recommend Pezula to friends and family visiting Knysna.”

Chiara and James Temple

“Pezula Nature Retreat suites is all about luxury and location. Our large, spacious and elegantly decorated suite (with fireplace, full bathroom and mini kitchen) was located aloft the golf course with a sweeping view. Looking  to the horizon the sea can be seen and an east coast sunrise over the water is definitely worth waking up a little bit earlier to behold.
The young ladies- SJ and Tanielle were exceptional. There was nothing that they didn’t jump to do for us and we had some tall orders, from car washing to having food prepared and delivered to the Simola Hillclimb event.
The gentleman at the concierge desk’s welcome was warm and friendly, he quickly and efficiently attended to us.
Breakfast croissants are not to be skipped and if you like chicken livers you will not be disappointed.”

Clayton and Rosa Kimber

“We really enjoyed our stay at Pezula Nature Retreat during the Simola Hillclimb event.
SJ and her team went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed.
Pezula is a stunning hotel with a beautiful view, clean spacious room and friendly staff.”

Mark and Gina Grace

“My wife Debbie and I never hesitate to recommend Pezula or any Village n Life resorts to people we know that are heading in their direction and we have always had really great stays at the various Village n Life facilities, including Camps Bay Retreat, The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay and Harbour House in Hermanus.”

Peter & Debbie Lindenberg

“Knysna Hillclimb 2021, what an experience made better by the hospitality and friendliness of the Pezula Nature Retreat and their staff. From special early breakfasts for drivers to take-away breakfast packs for supporters the Pezula Nature Retreat was flexible and accommodating of all of our requests. Looking forward to staying again in May for the 2022 edition of the Knysna Hillclimb.”

Jonty Needham

“I have such a soft spot for all the Village n Life hotels and resorts, it’s all about the experience for me and the staff just make it so worth the while. You always get a happy, smiley face and no ask is ever too much. I always vouch for these resorts and would recommend them over and over again. SJ and Tanielle made my life so much easier at Pezula this year, managing a team of 20 to 30 people whilst racing and working was no easy task and these two ladies simply jumped on board and did what they could to help me out which really meant the world to me. The fire places in the rooms were my absolute highlight. There is simply nothing like coming home from a long day to a glass of wine at the fire place.

To the entire Village n Life team, thank you. You are all superb. You can be so proud of where you are after the hardest 2 years of our lives and economies. I will always back you. Counting down the days until our next one.”

Paige Lindenberg

From Team Lindenberg Racing, Shelby SA and Road To Race SA, thank you. Your partnership is something we cherish and we are so grateful to be backed by a brand like yours. We cannot wait for the 2022 Hillclimb.