Self-Catering


Arniston is a sleepy fishing village about 2 and a half hours from Cape Town and is a favourite retreat for families, and weekender’s. It is frequented mainly by South Africans, so if you are looking for something less touristy and with no choice of restaurants this is it. The […]

Arniston/Waenhuiskrans Overberg


The view from this place is absolutely jaw dropping! The Chalet’s are built up on top of the dunes and overlook the entire horizon of the Indian ocean. The roar of the constant surf and salt in the air, makes you feel like your eating oysters all day… Our chalet […]

Wilderness Dunes resort: Garden Route




There is a lovely lodge just after the Huguenot tunnel on the N1, that I have always seen , but never stayed at until this weekend. With the advent of the tunnel it brings it too close to Cape Town, to be an overnight stop before heading North and I […]

Du Toit’s Kloof Lodge: Good Cop Review


The Property Is No Longer Available Anyone interested in working and living in idyllic Ceres? The Farm Backpackers is up for sale as owners Chris and Laura Venter are heading off to pursue other business concerns. Located on a working fruit farm, on the banks of the Breede river and […]

For Sale: The Farm Backpackers, Ceres


Koornhoop Manor House cnr., Wrensch & Nuttall Roads Observatory, Cape Town | Map Accommodation type: Bed & Breakfast, Self Catering Number of stars: N/A Rooms starting from (per person sharing): R235 SA Blog recommends? Enthusiastically! Snippet Koornhoop’s popularity is partially due to the rates – which seem to have got […]

Koornhoop Manor House, Observatory, Cape Town: Accommodation Review



Gardens Shopping Centre Mill Street, Gardens Cape Town | Map Gardens Centre Specialty: Big shops, boutique shops, banks and holiday accommodation. Tel: +27 (0) 21 465 1841 (shopping) 461 8000 (holiday apartments) Fax: +27 (0) 21 465 2097 (shopping) 461 5588 (holiday apartments) [email protected] SA Blog recommends a look inside? […]

Gardens Shopping Centre, Cape Town: Mall Review


Hillcrest Berry Orchards R310 (Pniel Road), between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek | Map Hillcrest Berry Orchards Specialty: Fresh berries and preserves; lunches and tea; self-catering accommodation Contact: Tel: +27 (0) 21 885 1629, Fax: +27 (0) 21 885 1624 [email protected] www.hillcrestberries.co.za SA Blog recommends a look inside? Don’t miss it!

Hillcrest Berry Orchards, Pniel, Winelands: Shop Review


The freshwater vleis (shallow lakes – pronounced “flays”) that ebb and flow with the rains on the Cape Flats near Muizenberg beach are home to Cape Town’s only hippopotamus population, a sturdy herd of six, who mostly keep to themselves in the Rondevlei Nature Reserve. Imvubu Sunset Rondevlei, and its […]

Meet Cape Town’s Hippo Population at Imvubu



Belvedere Self Catering SA Blog Recommends? Enthusiastically! Belvedere Guest House Snippet Three pleasant bedrooms sleep six people – which means that you can have your own house in Cape Town during high season for less than R300/person/night. (See full review below.) Location: Mount Rhodes, Hout Bay Number of Stars: N/A […]

Belvedere, Hout Bay, Cape Town: Accommodation Review