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.
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.
A mere 30 minutes drive out of the Cape Town city centre, a secluded home away from home awaits you at the dk Villa Harbour View Villa in Hout Bay.
As we entered the address into the GPS for the drive there, I began to wonder what the stay had in store for us and imagined a weekend of relaxation and sea breezes. Read more.
In the quirky seaside town of Hout Bay, you’ll find Harbour View – one of the three luxury self-catering accommodation available within the DK Villas group. Couple and co-owners Johann and Petra de Kock have put everything into the construction of their villas, and it is this passion and absolute attention to detail that make Harbour View the perfect choice for a home away from home. Harbour View is elegant without being pretentious and cozy without being cramped. Read more.
Hout Bay, situated just 30 minutes from the city bowl, has great restaurants, shops, coffee bars and markets, and is also the gateway to the spectacular Chapman’sPeak, meaning mountains and nature galore. Unlike its more cosmopolitan seaside counterparts – Camps Bay and Clifton – Hout Bay is not over-populated with expensive hotels and over-priced guesthouses, making it the perfect escape from the maddening crowds during Cape Town’s peak summer season. It’s the kind of place where those who seek a more relaxed holiday venture to – those who want to spend balmy days exploring the beaches, harbour, and markets, and quiet evenings with loved ones over wine and delicious food. Read more.
Having said that, our accommodation for the two nights in this remote West Coast location just outside of Veldrif was in housing complex.
Formerly the private beach home of Johann and Petra de Kock – co-owners of dk villas – it is, we have it on good authority from the neighbours, the most beautifully decorated property in the whole of Skilliepark.
It’s a claim I can easily believe is legitimate. Read more.
To me, the West Coast is ruggedly beautiful with a few rough edges. One day it’s sunny and hot with magnificent sunsets, the next the wind is howling while the sea is raging. To be honest, you never really know what you are going to get when you visit the West Coast! But if you are looking for somewhere cosy and comfortable to stay while exploring the area, then the beach apartment at Skilliepark in Dwarskersbos is guaranteed to be a safe bet! If the weather plays nicely, then it’s the perfect lock-up-and-go place, but if the weather turns foul, there’s soft couches, cosy beds and a giant flatscreen TV with DSTV to make being indoors a pleasure. Read more.
I felt right at home as I stepped into the dk villas The Boarwalk apartment that would be ours for the weekend. My impression was of a delightful combination of a modern, luxurious home-from-home (as glanced at kitchen and living area) to five-star hotel room when I entered the master bedroom and the en-suite. Read more.