The bespoke accommodation portfolio of dk villas now extends to the Atlantic Seaboard, where their luxurious RivervieW apartment presents un petit slice of French countryside living in the shadow of Table Mountain. Read More.
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 www.dkvillas.co.za/riverview.
The quaint seaside town of Dwarskersbos is a tiny hidden gem on the West Coast. Here, you’ll find a handful of residential homes and holiday cottages that enjoy the gentle murmurs of the ocean waves – a welcomed juxtapose to the rush of the city.
One holiday cottage that boasts all of these amazing qualities is DK Villas – a chic two-bedroom cottage that’s perfectly situated near Dwarskersbos’ secluded beach – Dolfynstrand. This small slice of heaven will truly charm the pants off of you. It’s a magical place to “get away from it all” and this quaint cottage will certainly help you do just that. Read More.
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.
Waking up to the gentle sound of the ocean is not something that many of us get to enjoy all that often. Sure,
Capetonians live near the sea – they can see it from their balconies as they toast it with some expensive craft gin –
but whether they can hear the waves over the city noise is a different matter altogether. It may seem like a strange
way to describe a sound, but it feels wholesome, and it feels like it relaxes a muscle deep in your chest that you
never even knew you had. It’s no wonder then that experts say living by the sea is excellent for your physical and
mental health, and staying at dk villas Skilliepark is just what the doctor ordered for a tired mind. Read more.
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.
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.