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Mountain Mist at Betty's

95km from Cape Town
Three-bedroomed house at the foot of the Kogelberg mountain - in Betty's Bay
Mountain Mist lies at the foot of the Kogelberg mountain in Betty's Bay.

Rate Guide

From R1750 per unit; two-night minimum stay; high season rates are charged during peak times such as long weekends, public holidays and certain school holidays

Budget Getaways Review

Far from your run-of-the-mill damp and weather-beaten beach shack, Mountain Mist is a spacious group getaway with a touch of colonial, dollops of feel-good luxury, and a chilled holiday atmosphere.

Set in open fynbos at the foot of the Kogelberg in Betty’s Bay, you have plenty in the way of open space and views towards the ocean.

A full-length patio to the front of the house sets the scene for chardonnay and crayfish (chicken wings for us plebs) at the end of a tough day on the beach, while to the back, in the lee of the mountain and protected from those Atlantic gusts, we have a thatched entertainment area featuring a (cold-water) jacuzzi for the boys and their JC Le Roux, and a built-in braai for the gals and their Black Label quarts.

Stepping inside, Mountain Mist is suitably furnished in a mix of muted colours and screeded floors. There are three ensuite bedrooms (double, twin and queen, all with electric blankets) that open to the front patio. As such the house can sleep a maximum of six guests.

The living area is spacious, with a large open-plan kitchen and lounge with wood-burning fireplace and flatscreen TV - DSTV "Family Package" channels included. The kitchen also has a washing machine & dishwasher, a must if the kids have tagged along with you.

Worried about your Beemer in the salt air? Don't be, there's a double garage.

Keeping you and the gang busy ain't a problem. In the unlikely event you can drag yourself away from this luxurious haven, the Penguin Breeding Colony and Harold Porter Botanical Gardens are both a few kays down the drag. There are some good hikes and walking trails in the surrounding mountains and fynbos, the beach is about 3km down the road, and there are various eateries and pubs littered up and down the immediate coastline.

“A combination of mountain and sea views, close to numerous attractions,” quips a happy guest. Add a comfortable house to the equation and we'd say you have a winning weekend by the sea.

Quick Facts

S 34°21'23''
E 18°53'44''
yes (bring your own swimming towels)
No, restaurants and pubs nearby
birdwatching, fishing, mountain biking, restaurants, stargazing, surfing, swimming, walking, whale watching
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"The position of Mountain Mist, close to the Koggelberg Nature Reserve, makes it a unique destination in South Africa. We were able to visit with family, and the outstanding feature for us was the fact that the layout of the house, together with multiple bathrooms made it easy to have our own space as needed! We loved it. The facilities and presentation of the home were upmarket with fine sheets and linen. There were several areas for communal eating including one table literally in the fynbos. It needs to be "discovered". Overall, Mountain Mist was an ideal getaway for us to spend time with family in a luxurious setting and also have space for ourselves. We had a wonderful time."

"Great place - highly recommended. "

"A very nice and well equipped house away from home - from the cosy fireplace inside to the "chilled" outside braai area. A must for those wanting to visit Betty's Bay."

"A fantastic place to unwind in the beautiful surroundings of Betty's Bay. We sat on the balcony looking out and watching the world go by and feeling the body unwind. Set against the mountain the view out back makes you feel almost in the bush. The rooms were great, the courtyard was cool under the tree next to the Braai and the deck. A great shade spot in the afternoons. All-in-all a great weekend had by all, and we definitely would like to go back."

"A very pleasant time was had by all the family. Plenty to do and lovely accomodation."

"We stayed at Mountain Mist in Betty's Bay, everything looked just as on the website, was even better. The place was neat, the beds was comfortable, the kitchen was fully equipped and everything worked. The area was peaceful and if possible we will definitely go again."

"We spend a weekend at Mountain Mist. The experience was phenomenal and I would definitely recommend this to anybody."

"We had the most wonderful time at Mountain Mist! The house is spacious and beautiful and the owners have thought of absolutely everything you could possibly need. Very sweet touches of chocolates on pillows make it even more special. Easy walk to the beach even with little ones."

"Peaceful and comfortable, highly recommended. We enjoyed the stay very much."

"I took my friend out here (with hubby and kids) for the weekend to celebrate their birthday. All in all we had a great stay!! The house was really well organised with lots of notes and instructions left around so it was always easy to find switches etc. Also the kitchen and all the rooms were really well equipped and we didn't struggle at all as one sometimes does when renting a house and then not having half of the utensils you need. The lounge/kitchen/entertainment area is nice and big so we had lots of space to hang out even when it was raining outside. The layout of the rooms and bathrooms is great and so we didn't feel like we were living in each others space all the time. There is a shop and pub just down the road as well as being just a 5-minute drive to the beach and the penguin reserve (which the kids loved)."

"The attention to detail is very apparent and makes the establishment and stay all that more wonderful. I would definitely recommend this getaway."

"An absolute fantastic place! Neat and very well maintained. What made our stay so pleasant and comfortable, is the manner in which the owners went that extra mile for their guests. Absolutely 5-star."

"I was really impressed with the house, it exceeded my expectations. The house is beautiful and I will definitely be returning back soon for another weekend away."

"Beautiful establishment with a lovely view. Everything was clean and it was well-equipped."

"We had a great four days at Mountain Mist. The house was well equipped and there is plenty to do in the area."

"Our stay at Mountain Mist was absolutely fantastic. I will definitely be back. Thank you so much."

"What a perfect getaway quiet for a family. A beautiful house nestled against the mountain with gorgeous views of the ocean. We encountered a family of mongoose who visited a few times, and were in awe of the beautiful birds around the house. The owners have gone out of there way to provide a comfortable and efficient home with every modern convenience in the kitchen. I highly recommend to anyone who needs a break away from the city."

"Having stayed at numerous places all along the coast of the Eastern and Western Cape over the past 10 years, this has easily been the best accommodation we have had to date. If ever we should stay in Betty's Bay again, we would love to return to Mountain Mist. In particular, we found the house to be very well equipped with quality furnishings and very neat and clean. In addition, the rooms are very spacious. I would definitely recommend Mountain Mist to anybody."

"The house and value-for-money was tremendous, an ideal place to be peaceful and rest with friends."

"A lovely stay at a beautiful place!"

"Home from home, would highly recommend for an easy weekend away."

"We really had a very wonderful stay at Mountain Mist over the long weekend. The view was stunning. Not only was the house spacious and clean with all the conveniences we needed for the weekend, the owner was very professional and friendly. The electric blankets really were a hit. We will definitely be returning."

"We were a group of guys on a weekend away from our wives, and we found Mountain Mist to be a great venue. The open plan kitchen / lounge, where we spent most of our time, is spacious and bright, and the bedrooms are compact and neat. The entertainment area is very nice, and the jaccuzzi is a nice touch, but unfortunately it is a cold water only jaccuzzi, and the weather wasn't warm enough for us to be able to enjoy it. The house was equipped with everything that we needed, and it is close to the shops and about twenty minutes walk from the beach, so we lacked for nothing. I would definitely go back again."

"We had a fantastic family weekend away at Mountain Mist. There was plenty of space for the extended family, the house was clean and comfortable and the view was spectacular. We will definitely be back in the summer to enjoy the outdoor braai area and jacuzzi."

"Incredibly beautiful setting. Perfect for large or small groups. Great little retreat for winter and/or summer."

"Lovely, well maintained family home. Three bedrooms en suite - two beds sharing one bathroom. Wonderful crisp white linen provided. A really relaxing place. Spacious living area and well equipped kitchen. Wonderful sea and mountain views although a drive to the beach. Lovely mountain hikes starting in your back yard! A highlight was sitting in the jacuzzi looking at the mountain backdrop."

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Mountain Mist at Betty's, Betty's Bay, Western Cape
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