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.
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.
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.
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.