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Eating Out in Hout Bay


dk villas’ Favourite Restaurants in Hout Bay

Hout Bay is a top tourist destination for so many reasons. It has a bustling harbour area, which sees fishing trawlers departing daily, a vastly popular weekend market, embracing mountains criss-crossed with hiking trails culminating in spectacular views, and the world famous Chapman’s Peak with its scenic drive that competes, and possibly beats, the world’s best. In short, Hout Bay makes for an enchanting getaway for any visitor to the Cape or even for locals looking for a little change of scenery. But amongst the top reasons to visit this enchanting valley is its eclectic and seafood-focused dining scene! Here are some of our favourite restaurants to visits in Hout Bay….


Chapman’s Peak Restaurant

T: +27 (0) 21 790 1036

Opened over 25 years ago, the Chapman’s Peak Restaurant (and hotel) is considered the grand old lady of outdoor seafood restaurants in Cape Town, with a formidable reputation for fresh seafood, from calamari and West Coast crayfish to prawns and fresh-caught linefish. There are also grilled steaks and delicious salads to choose from. The sun-bathed terrace boasts spectacular beach, harbour, and ocean views and is ideal for hot summer days and lingering sunsets, while the romantic, fire-lit interiors caters for those cooler days.

Address: Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay


Cheyne’s

T: +27 (0) 66 412 3289

Cheyne’s is known and loved for its fresh approach to cooking and a cuisine focus on Pacific Rim dining inspired by flavours from South East Asia and Japan. The trendy, modern, and artsy décor compose an atmospheric and chic venue in which to enjoy a menu of dishes that are inventive and packed with intriguing, exotic ingredients. The menu itself is creatively divided into tapas portions of sea, land, earth, and happy endings (desserts), making a meal here an engaging experience.

Address: Main Road, Scott Estate, Hout Bay


Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar

T: +27 (0) 21 790 1876

Located right across the road from Hout Bay beach – and with an outdoor seating area right on the sand – Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar has long been the go-to spot for fresh seafood lunches and dinners, and sundowner cocktails. The vibe is casual, yet you can also dress up and enjoy a sophisticated evening out if you want to, and the uninterrupted views of sea, sky, and mountain are as welcome an accompaniment to the food as the varied wine list. For families with children, there’s a popular playground adjacent to the terrace.

Address: 1 Beach Road, Hout Bay


Fish on the Rocks

T: +27 (0) 21 790 0001

For decades, this tiny ramshackle fish and chips shop perched on a jettison of rocks at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean has served delicious, steaming takeaway and eat-in seafood caught fresh that very morning. Today, the aptly named Fish on the Rocks is a veritable institution and no visit to Hout Bay is complete without fresh hake and chips or calamari enjoyed here.

Address: 1 Harbour Road, Hout Bay


La Colombe

T: +27 (0) 21 795 0125

Considered one of the top restaurants in the world, La Colombe delivers a multi-sensory, multi-course fine dining experience you’ll never forget. This Cape Town icon treats guests to a truly epic food experience that lasts several hours and is unrelenting in its perfection. Locally, La Colombe consistently blows the competition out of the water, routinely appearing in Eat Out Awards’ Top 10 Restaurants list. It may cost a pretty penny, but it’s wholly worth every cent!

Address: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek


The Lookout Deck

T: +27 (0) 76 172 7765

Perched right on the water’s edge in Hout Bay Harbour, The Lookout Deck is a restaurant adored for its harbour atmosphere, fresh sea air, views of the bay and Chapman’s Peak, and delicious menu of grilled seafood, sushi, oysters, wood-fired pizzas, and ice-cold beer, wine, cocktails, and beverages. With its location in the heart of the harbour, you can watch the fishermen in action; loading or unloading their trawlers, or you can even hop on a Seal Island sightseeing cruise before your meal!

Address: 65 Harbour Road, Hout Bay Harbour


Massimo’s

T: +27 (0) 21 790 5648

Massimo’s is an Italian restaurant in the truest sense of the concept. Owned and run by an Italian husband-and-wife team (and voted “Best Pizzeria in Africa” by 50TopPizza), Massimo’s serves fresh, delicious, authentic Italian pizzas, pastas, and salads, with plenty of vegan options too. The restaurant is located at the Oakhurst Farm and offers a charming, rustic ambiance with historical photos of the owners’ folks back home. At dinner, there are even silent old school movies projected on the walls!

Address: Oakhurst Farm Park, Main Road, Hout Bay


Quentin at Oakhurst

T: +27 (0) 21 790 4888

Also located at Oakhurst, one of Hout Bay’s original farmsteads, Quentin at Oakhurst serves a mix of traditional and modern cuisine with a focus on sweeping, mouth-watering buffet-style lunches and dinners. The restaurant and cellar follows in the footsteps of generations of family food farming and cooking traditions, delivered in a beautiful, classic setting with warm hospitality.

Address: Oakhurst Farm, Dorman Way, Hout Bay


Suikerbossie Restaurant

T: +27 (0) 21 790 1450

Established in 1937, Suikerbossie Restaurant in Hout Bay has, for more than 70 years, has enamored visitors with its unparalleled views of Hout Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the dramatic peninsula mountains. Today, it is a vastly popular family-friendly restaurant for weekend breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, delivering a feast for both the stomach and the eyes.

Address: 1 Victoria Drive, Hout Bay

Where to Stay in Hout Bay


dk villas’ Two Beautiful Properties

Hout Bay is a dramatically beautiful Atlantic Ocean harbour and heavily forested valley that, several centuries ago, became a coveted location to settle for its ample source of timber, sheltered bay, fresh water, fertile soils, and fishing. And what began as a fishing and agricultural community over three hundred years ago today stands proud as a top Cape Town tourist attraction, although the community’s roots in fishing still run deep. Shopping, eating out, beaches, wine tasting, bird and wildlife sanctuary, arts and crafts, and more…with so much to do and see in Hout Bay, nothing short of a weekend stay (or longer) will do.

When you visit Hout Bay, DK Villas has two beautiful properties for groups of four or six to enjoy the best the valley has to offer!


dk villas The Boardwalk Property

3 The Boardwalk, 3 Oxford Street, Hout Bay
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms

Located a short walk from Hout Bay beach and the surrounding restaurants and shops, DK Villas Boardwalk property is a trendy, modern, fully furnished and spacious self-catering apartment with two bedrooms that sleep a total of four guests. From the contemporary yet homey lounge area, guests can marvel over views of the bay and Chapman’s Peak, which turns beguiling hues of pinks and crimson as it catches the light of the setting sun.


There isn’t a modern amenity or luxury that isn’t represented here, with all furnishings, appliances, and electronics being sourced from high-end manufacturers. A fully equipped kitchen complete with SMEG appliances, washing machine, and tumble dryer enables guests to fully cater for themselves.


Alternatively, if you can’t be bothered to cook and do the dishes, there is a smorgasbord of Hout Bay restaurants to choose from, from casual eateries to fine dining restaurants, such as La Colombe, which has made the “Top 50 Restaurants in the World” list (make sure you book well in advance).


DK Villas Boardwalk property also packs two bathrooms, safe basement parking, free Wi-Fi, a gorgeous lounge and dining area, DSTV package, and beds dressed with poofy duvets and Egyptian cotton so soft, your biggest challenge will be getting up in the mornings. And while the property is self-catering, the husband-and-wife team behind the magic ensure that guests arrive with everything they need to sink right in and enjoy their stay, from high quality towels and designer toiletries (soap, cream, shampoo) to milk, tea and coffee, and even a bottle of bubbly!


The Boardwalk is the perfect base for couples, families, and friends to explore the splendour of the Hout Bay valley.


dk villas Harbour View Property

9 Harbour View, 46 Main Road, Hout Bay
Three bedrooms, two bathrooms

On the opposite side of the valley to the Boardwalk property, with direct views of The Sentinel Mountain and Hout Bay’s beach and charming harbour, you’ll find the beautiful and spacious Harbour View. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom self-catering apartment is another masterpiece by the DK Villas team, and a seamless blend of luxury furnishings, high-end electronics and appliances, gorgeous views, and home-style convenience.


A generous and fully kitted out modern kitchen and state-of-the-art appliances such as SMEG washing machine, tumble dryer, and dishwasher empower guests to prepare full meals and treat this space as a home-away-from-home. But, if it’s a restaurant you’re after, Hout Bay has a vast spectrum to choose from, including the nearby Spiro’s Greek Restaurant, Dunes (right on the beach), and ever-popular Chapman’s Peak Hotel.


The bedrooms are the epitome of oases with their soft colour palettes, natural textures, Egyptian cotton bedding, luxurious furnishings, and designer room fragrances; an aesthetic and feel that is echoed by the two bathrooms, one full and one en-suite.


Finally a stylish open-plan lounge and dining area with seating for eight guests, large TV (DSTV), and Wi-Fi round out the offering. For your safety and peace of mind, DK Villas’ Harbour View property has 24-hour camera security, electric fencing, and a secure undercover parking bay.



Want to book your stay?

We’d love to host you! Simply fill out the Contact Form Here or send us an email at info@dkvillas.co.za. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for information on things to do and places to eat in our gorgeous valley!

Heading West: Top Things to do in and Around Dwarskersbos

Dwarskersbos is a quaint seaside community where the only thing loud enough to break the silence is the rhythmic crashing of the Atlantic Ocean against its bordering beach, Dolfynstrand. Having said that, there is plenty to do in the area! Located a short 15-minute drive from the slightly larger coastal village of Velddrif and its Port Owen, where the Berg River meets the ocean, there is a vast spectrum of enchanting outdoor and leisure activities to keep the whole family entertained. Here are a few of our favourites!


Picnic or sundowners on Dolfynstrand

The whole community of Dwarskersbos is bordered by the white sands of Dolfynstrand and the Atlantic Ocean, both a short walk away from almost any starting point. Of course, when it comes to what there is to do on the beach, you are limited only by your imagination! Go for a swim or a romantic walk, read a book on the sand, take a picnic, watch the sunset, or all of the above.


Treat yourself to a spa day

The Port Owen Marina Resort & Spa is located a short 15 minute’s drive from Dwarskersbos, in the neighbouring town of Velddrif. La Vita Spa features two single treatment rooms, hydro facilities, and a variety of treatment options so you can de-stress, get your muscles untangled, and settle into your visit or holiday in luxurious style. Operational hours are 08:00 to 22:00 daily. For more information, refer to their website or contact +27 (0) 22 783 1144.


Berg River cruises

Tollie’s Boat & River Cruises depart morning and late afternoon from the Port Owen Slipway at the Riviera Hotel in Velddrif for a leisurely 1.5 hour cruise up the beautiful Berg River. The boat, captained by the amusing and informative Captain Tollie, accommodates 32 guests, is child friendly, and affords wonderful birdwatching opportunities, as well as spectacular sunset views! Find them on Facebook or contact +27 (0) 79 763 6966.


A birdwatcher’s paradise

Located on the West Coast near the mouth of the Berg River and the Langebaan bird sanctuary, Dwarskersbos is a prime location for birds and birding. The area’s mudflats, estuaries, coastal scrub, and fynbos offer a wide variety of habitats, where 127 different species of water birds and 93 terrestrial birds have been identified. These include 25 species that are considered to be of national importance and at least five ‘Red Data’ listed species. For more information about birdwatching in the lower Berg River wetlands, please click here.


Go river or deep-sea fishing

A member of Velddrif Tourism, A&M Fishing Charters offers enthusiasts a fully equipped boat and the deep area knowledge and seasoned experience of Skipper Andry Barnard. So, whether you want to head inland on the Berg River or strike out west to go deep-sea fishing or whale-watching, A&M Fishing Charters is your port of call. All you need is your fishing and bait licence, which is available at the local Post Office. To book, visit the website or contact +27 (0) 71 550 8491.


Eat out

Dwarskersbos and the neighbouring Velddrif are home to a constellation of humble, home-style restaurants, seafood shacks, and bars where you can count on a quintessential West Coast welcome and delicious cuisine! For something a little fancier, head to Russells on the Port or Charlie’s Brewhouse in Port Owen. And for a more detailed list of places to eat in and around Dwarskersbos, check out our previous blog post.


Visit the Rocherpan Nature Reserve

Rocherpan is a coastal nature reserve (part of the Cape Nature Group) teeming with birds and colourful wildflowers, particularly in the spring. The 930-hectare reserve, which lies 10 km north of Dwarskersbos, consists largely of a seasonal vlei that is usually dry between March and June but, over winter, receives the water it needs to host a vibrant array of fauna and flora. Rocherpan was established as a nature reserve in 1966, and the adjacent section of the Atlantic Ocean was declared a marine reserve in 1988. Visit the Cape Nature website or contact +27 (0) 79 203 1092.


Just ask us!

For more information on Dwarskersbos and its surrounding activities, places to eat, and things to do, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Johann de Kock at info@dkvillas.co.za.


Eating out in Dwarskersbos

dk villas’ Favourite Restaurants in the Dwarskersbos Area

Located up the West Coast, past the West Coast National Park and the coastal town of Velddrif, lies Dwarskersbos, a quaint seaside community and the ultimate escape from anxiety-ridden city living. Here, the perpetual purr of the ocean waves and the caw of seagulls serve as the soundtrack to a perfectly relaxing holiday. And when you’re ready to emerge for a little something to eat and drink, here are some fine establishments to visit in and around the area. Because Dwarskersbos is so small, with limited options for dining out, we have taken the liberty of including restaurants and bars from the neighbouring much larger town of Velddrif, located a short 10 to 15-minutes’ drive away.


Russells on the Port

T: +27 (0) 22 783 0158 | www.russellsontheport.co.za

Nestled into the picturesque Port Owen Marina in Velddrif, a short drive from Dwarskersbos, you’ll find Russells on the Port, a sophisticated and intimate 90-seater restaurant. Head chef Charl Coetzee crafts globally influenced contemporary dishes that are inspired by the seasons and fresh, local produce. Think West Coast seafood, lamb rump, crispy pork belly, and locally sourced game.

Address: 1 Bronwen Avenue, Port Owen Marina, Velddrif


Charlie’s Brewhouse

T: +27 (0) 22 783 0448 | www.charliesbrew.co.za

From the same entrepreneur who brought Velddrif Russells on the Port comes this vivacious, family-friendly establishment with panoramic views of the Port Owen Marina. Here, Head Chef David produces a gastronomic fusion between British pub fare and the finest West Coast flavours, such as sea-fresh West Coast mussels, beer prawns, pulled pork sandwiches, burgers with juicy homemade patties, Eton mess, and silky-smooth homemade ice cream.

Address: 1 Marina Centre, Port Owen Drive


See Kaia Restaurant

T: +27 (0) 83 276 3115 or +27 (0) 71 742 8593 | Facebook Page

Step into what feels like your neighbour’s home and take a seat at a ramshackle table in a colourful lounge as this friendly couple whips up delicious, homemade meals. The Sea Kaia serves unpretentious, rustic cuisine like pizzas, burgers, toasted sandwiches, and breakfasts that will have you rolling out the door, all with a side of West Coast country hospitality at its best!

Please do note that the Sea Kaia is not licensed to serve alcohol.

Address: Hoofwegs (Main Road), next to the Dwarskersbos Beach Resort (Caravan Park)


Soetcase Coffee Shop

T: +27 (0) 83 229 4131 | Facebook Page

A combined arts & crafts store and coffee shop, Soetcase serves a lovely variety of breakfasts, light lunches, pizzas, milkshakes, sweet treats and snacks made with love, and of course coffee. While you wait for your meal, why not take a little meander around the arts and crafts shop? You might find the perfect birthday or anniversary gift!

Address: Pretkor Centre, 8A Main Road, Dwarskersbos


Die Vishuis Restaurant

T: +27 (0) 22 783 1183 or +27 (0) 82 450 5053 | www.dievishuis.co.za

Die Vishuis Restaurant is a typical West Coast jewel, where you can sit down to a scrumptious menu of fresh, local fish and seafood. The restaurant was once a real “vishuis” where fisherman used to salt the Harders (fish) they caught. Today, several features of the original property have been preserved to create a historic, quirky atmosphere with stunning wetland views of the Berg River and its birdlife.

Address: Bokkom Avenue, Velddrif


Teyana’s Restaurant & Pub

T: +27 (0) 22 783 2055 | Facebook Page

Tenyana’s Restaurant & Pub is a casual eatery located on the banks of the Berg River, affording guests beautiful river and wetland views. Immensely popular with locals, you can expect the full spectrum of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, coffees, and drinks with a cuisine focus on fresh, local seafood.

Address: Pelican Harbour, Voortrekker Road, Velddrif


Ek en Djy Vissery

T: +27 (0) 82 781 3878

To steep yourself in quintessential West Coast culture, you’ve simply got to stop in at Ek en Djy Vissery (“me and you fishery”) in Velddrif. This quirky and wholly charming fish shop sells everything from fresh daily caught fish, mussels, pickled fish, roll mops, dried fish (bokkoms), and sea salt to refreshments, Velddrif souvenirs, arts and crafts, and handmade baked treats and jams.

Address: Bokkom Avenue, Velddrif


Die Vis Vlekhuis

T: +27 (0) 71 917 4521 or +27 (0) 22 783 0553 | Facebook Page

Die Vis Vlekhuis is a well-known family restaurant and take away seafood spot located in Laaiplek Harbour. With sweeping Atlantic Ocean views, this landmark site serves delicious fresh fish and seafood, caught that very morning and prepared according to multi-generational recipes. If you’re not a seafood lover, there are the restaurant’s legendary ribs and chips to chow down on. There’s also a bar serving a variety of cocktails, ice cold beverages, beers, and wine.

Address: 43 De Villiers Street, Laaiplek, Velddrif


Lavender & Lime Coffee Shop & Nursery

T: +27 (0) 78 203 8374, | Facebook Page

Towards the back of this verdant heaven of flowers, herbs, succulents, and trees you’ll find a coffee shop that serves all-day breakfasts, light lunches, beverages, and absolutely gorgeous cakes. Lavender & Lime is widely known for its breakfasts and, while waiting for your food to arrive, why not take a picture underneath their enormous Bobbejaandruif Boom (Belhambra tree)? It’s the biggest and oldest one in the region!

Address: 135 Voortrekker Road, Velddrif

What is there to do in Hout Bay?

We’re so glad you asked…
10 Awesome Activities in Hout Bay

Spectacular nature, sweeping beaches, world famous drives, colourful markets, fine dining, ocean adventures, private wine tasting, retail therapy, and even craft breweries and distilleries…when it comes to Hout Bay, there is absolutely no shortage of exciting activities and experiences to keep visitors busy. Here are 10 of our recommended activities in Hout Bay:


Retail therapy at the Bay Harbour Market

T: +27 (0) 83 275 5586

From Friday to Sunday every weekend, the refurbished fish factory in the old part of Hout Bay’s historic harbour comes to life with scores of craft stalls and food and beverage vendors. Peruse the extensive collections of boutique clothing, local art, handmade jewellery, quirky trinkets, and other crafts before sitting down to a delicious meal of freshly made, multi-national dishes from the various food stalls, which you can wash down with wine, craft beer, a cocktail, or healthy fruit smoothie. The Hout Bay Harbour Market is a firm favourite of Capetonians!


Lunch at Fish on the Rocks, a Hout Bay institution

T: +27 (0) 21 790 0001

For decades, this tiny ramshackle fish and chips shop perched on a jettison of rocks at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean has served delicious, steaming takeaway and eat-in seafood caught fresh that very morning. Today, the aptly named Fish on the Rocks is a veritable institution and no visit to Hout Bay is complete without hake and chips or calamari ordered here and enjoyed in the brisk sea air with sweeping views of Chapman’s Peak and the entirety of the bay. Fish on the Rocks is open 365 days a year, from 09:00 to 20:00 (in winter) and 21:00 (in summer).


Take a scenic meander along Chapman’s Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak Drive hardly needs an introduction. Regarded as one of the most dramatically beautiful drives in the world, the road winds its way around the steep cliff faces of Chapman’s Peak with spectacular, panoramic views of Hout Bay and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. There are plenty of places to stop off to admire the view or even enjoy a picnic.


Go for a private wine tasting at Hout Bay Vineyards

T: +27 (0) 83 790 3303

Located right next door to the world-famous Constantia wine region, Hout Bay boasts a cool, maritime climate perfect for the cultivation of classic Bordeaux grape varietals. Perched high atop the northwest-facing slopes of Bokkemanskloof, Hout Bay Vineyards make full use of the valley’s favourable terroir to produce a delicious boutique range of wines, which can be sampled in an intimate tasting setting in the cellar. Winemaker and owner Cathy Roeloffze hosts the private tastings (by appointment only) and guests are welcome to enjoy a glass of their favourite wine afterwards. Tastings cost R50 per person with a minimum charge of R300.


Visit Hout Bay’s Cape fur seal colony

T: +27 (0) 21 791 4441

Right around the corner – the Sentinel Mountain - from Hout Bay Harbour is a large, noisy, and rather odorous colony of Cape fur seals, a visit to which makes for a lovely 1-hour boat outing! Drumbeat Charters South Africa offers daily scenic cruises to Duiker Island’s seal colony, where visitors can watch the mammals basking in the sun, frolicking in the waves, and honking at each other. Drumbeat Charters also do a variety of other cruises in and around the bay, including a one-hour trip to see the shipwrecks along the Kabonkelberg mountain range. More information here.


Go snorkelling with seals

T: +27 (0) 72 296 9132

If you’re a bit of an adrenalin addict and want to get closer – much closer – to the seals, then how about climbing into the water with them? Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling takes visitors on an unforgettable half-day, eco-friendly adventure to Duiker Island, where you’ll actually jump ship to snorkel with the seals. You can even hire waterproof go-pros to record the experience of swimming with curious seals and the kelp forests and colourful ocean life that swishes in the currents beneath your flippered feet.


Eat out in style at one of Hout Bay’s top restaurants

While a little more rustic and casual in its dining scene, Hout Bay has its share of popular, lauded restaurants. Quentin at Oakhurst serves a mix of traditional and modern cuisine in one of Hout Bay’s original farmsteads. Cheyne’s is all about Pacific Rim dining (and they’ve just launched their spring specials!) Considered one of the top restaurants in the world, La Colombe delivers a multi-sensory, multi-course fine dining experience you’ll never forget. For something a little more casual yet still sophisticated, there’s Dunes Restaurant right on the beach; Chapman’s Peak Hotel with its stunning views and great vibe; the Lookout Deck in the harbour area; Massimo’s for Italian cuisine; and a bevvy of others.


Walk on the beach to Mariner’s Wharf

T: +27 (0) 21 790 1100

Conceptualised and built during the 1980s by Hout Bay’s very own Stanley Dorman, Mariner’s Wharf Harbourside Emporium boasts restaurants, shops, and markets steeped in a beguiling maritime ambience. In other words, it’s the perfect place to end up for a meal or an ice cream after a walk along Hout Bay beach.


Go on a Boozy Tour in the Historic Harbour

Hout Bay Harbour Distillery: +27 (0) 82 443 9360

Urban Brewing Co.: +27 (0) 21 791 1130 or +27 (0) 82 474 9745

Located in the heart of the historic harbour, the Hout Bay Harbour Distillery offers visitors a combined tour of their gin distillery and Urban Brewing Co.’s craft beer operation, which is right next door. The tour includes a gin and beer tasting, a complimentary beer of your choice, a tour of both facilities, and a short talk on the process of gin and craft beer production.

A Restorative Return to the Roots at The Boardwalk in Hout Bay by DK Villas | Southern Vines

Right off Hout Bay’s Victoria Road, in a quiet, unassuming apartment complex called The Boardwalk, you’ll find a stylish two-bedroom guesthouse by DK Villas. Overlooking the Hout Bay village, the Atlantic Ocean, and Chapman’s Peak beyond, this property is in a prime position for guests to enjoy the fruits of the valley, which range from wine, markets, and fresh-caught seafood to heartbreakingly beautiful views, world famous drives, and nature appreciation. Read more.

Discover the charm of Hout Bay from the Harbour View holiday apartment

About 24 hours into our weekend stay at Harbour View, I looked around at our comfortable clutter and remarked to my friend that we sure know how to settle in and make ourselves at home really quickly, even in the fanciest of places. Indisputable proof we were destined for the good life.

This three-bedroomed apartment with two bathrooms is on the Main Road in Hout Bay, which is a super-convenient location from which to explore, and it’s combined with an elevated position which provides a gorgeous sweeping view of the bay, The Sentinel (the big rock, below), the harbour (as promised in the name), and even the beach on the south-eastern side of the bay. Read more.

A Luxurious West Coast Stay at DK Villas’ Skilliepark Beach Cottage, Dwarskersbos

If you exit the city on the N7 and drive up the country’s west coast, past the West Coast National Park, through the town of Velddrif – keep going – and past a vast tract of low-lying marine scrub, you’ll chance upon the quaint seaside community of Dwarskersbos. Here, a clutch of residential homes and holiday cottages bathe in the gentle, ever-present purr of the ocean waves and the salty maritime breezes that blow off the Atlantic Ocean.

Dwarskersbos and its beach, Dolfynstrand, is a place to “get away from it all” – away from the city and the insanity. It’s a serene escape in which one can do a little reconnection with oneself, a loved one, and nature. And as a visitor to this far-flung portion of the Cape, I couldn’t think of a better home-away-from-home to do it all in than DK Villa’s beach cottage at Skilliepark. Read more.

dk villas Dwarskersbos – A Breath of Fresh Air

My family and I escaped the crowded beaches close to Cape Town during the school holidays and headed a little further north along the Cape’s West Coast to spend a couple of carefree days in Dwarskersbos.

It’s the small things that make this beach apartment stand out from other beach cottages I’ve stayed in. In many ways dk villas Dwarskersbos is understated – as a beach house should be – and yet there are luxurious touches all over to enhance your stay. Read more.

A local’s guide to a luxurious, self-catered weekend in Hout Bay | Traveller24

Walking into The Boardwalk apartment at DK Villas is a sensory treat that immediately tells you – this is going to be great.

Before your eyes are even able to process the stunning decor that will be yours to marvel at for the weekend, your nose is greeted by what I would argue is one of the top five scents on the planet. I still cannot get over just how amazing the space smells so if you’ll indulge my mental imagery. Read more.