French Flair in Hout Bay

Heading to the quirky seaside hamlet of Hout Bay for a romantic getaway, or for some pampering ‘me time’? A stay at the impeccably appointed dk villas RivervieW, offers sumptuous serenity in a secure environment, just a five-minute walk from the Hout Bay seafront. Bursting with French flair, and featuring only the best appliances, Egyptian cotton linen, and décor, this delightful one-bedroomed apartment will capture your heart as soon as you walk through the door. RivervieW is yet another jewel in the dk villas crown, and offers a sunny living space and a gorgeous balcony that is framed by bougainvillaea. Whether you choose to while away a lazy weekend in pure luxury, or use it as a home-from-home base to explore the beauty of the surrounding area, RivervieW is the perfect couple’s escape. For more information, or to book your stay, visit


While I was unpacking my suitcase at dk villas’ cute new little one-bedroom apartment, I pondered on how long we’ve been using the word “staycation”. First of all, the all-knowing Wikipedia says it’s a day trip close enough to home without the necessity of overnight accommodation; if that is so, I’ve been using it wrong all this time.

Turning to Merriam-Webster I found my confirmation bias in the definition “a vacation spent at home or nearby”. Startling, however, is that it’s a term that was first used in 1944. Nevertheless, I was in Hout Bay and I was having a 48-hour staycation. Read more.

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 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.

Escape to tranquil dk villas in Hout Bay | Cape Town Etc.

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.

A villa made with love | Gone Travelling

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.

Living like a local | SA Express airlines in-flight magazine

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.

The Boardwalk – a luxury stay in Hout Bay | Getaway Magazine

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.