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5 Camp Street Self-Catering, City Bowl

Cape Peninsula & Surrounds, Western Cape

Guesthouse and 5 luxury self-catering apartments in the heart of Cape Town - Gardens, Cape Town

This fairly new establishment located just off Cape Town's happening Kloof Street is a a good-value option with an accompanying package of convenient bells and whistles. 5 Camp Street features both a guesthouse (which can be taken as a self-catering whole)...

From
R250pp

75 on Hoofweg

Yzerfontein, Western Cape

Four-bedroomed holiday house along Yzerfontein's beachfront - in Yzerfontein and 35km Darling

Waking up to rolling Atlantic breakers, sandy buckets and spades heaped at the front door, a griddle of fresh langoustines on the lunch braai… All within an hour or so from Cape Town. 75 on Hoofweg is a spacious holiday home along Yzerfontein's seaf...

From
R200pp

Arendsig Farmhouse & Cottages

Robertson, Western Cape

A spacious farmhouse and four cottages appointed 300m from the Breede River - 19km from Robertson

With majestic mountains rising up in the distance, and circled by green grass, vineyards, plum, apricot and peach trees, Arendsig appears to offer a most pleasant stay. And unlike some of the scary places we have come across on our travels into the dark inte...

From
R200pp

Assegai Rest

Robertson, Western Cape

Relaxed four-bedroom farmhouse and three TiPi camps on a small farm in the picturesque Klaasvoogds valley - 15km from Robertson

Fifteen kays from Robertson and tucked away at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains on a 12ha tract of fertile farming land, Assegai Rest is a down to earth escape from your usual humdrum of city traffic and yapping neighbourhood pooches. Circled by pretty s...

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R250pp

At Rivers Edge

Stanford, Western Cape

French-Provencal-styled cottage on the banks of the Klein River - in Stanford

You’ve just finished Peter Mayle's In Provence… a small French village, rambling countryside, a picturesque cottage under moss-covered terracotta, children skipping around the garden, lilting laughter following in their wake…   Good...

From
R600pp

Avenues Guest Lodge

Stellenbosch, Western Cape

B&B guesthouse in Stellenbosch with eight double ensuite rooms - in Stellenbosch

You'll find Avenues Guest Lodge in the heart of Stellenbosch, along its jacaranda–lined streets. This lovingly restored nineteenth-century home with its wooden floors and simple, yet tasteful furnishings, offers a sense of quietude and dreaminess like...

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R600
per unit

BakenOord

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Citrus and grape farm on the Breede River, with four renovated cottages - 10km from Bonnievale

Four newly renovated cottages nestled in rural surrounds among citrus trees and grape vines, 10 kays from Bonnievale, mountain views, a farm dam for swimming, the river right at hand, enough tranquillity all round, Bakenoord ticks a lot of weekend boxes.&nbs...

From
R300pp

Beloftebos Farm Cottages

Stanford, Western Cape

Large farm adjacent to Salmonsdam Nature Reserve with a wedding venue and four privately-appointed traditional cottages - 15km from Stanford

Only 15km from Stanford, privately appointed and circled by magnificent Overberg views, Beloftebos offers homely traditional farm ambience and a useful springboard to the surrounding area.  Easy access to picnic spots, hikes in the veld, good mountain ...

From
R300pp

Bibi's Joy

Swellendam, Western Cape

'Rustic-modern' solar powered cottage in a secluded setting outside Suurbraak village - Suurbraak (20km from Swellendam)

Let’s set the tone with a recent guest comment: “If you need peace and tranquility away from the city bustle, this is the place to go. Rustic, comfortable, serene... after one day you don't want to leave.”  Another one:  "It...

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R250pp

Boesmansdrift Farmhouse

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Fruit and wine farm with a spacious house set 1.4km from the Breede River - 1km from Bonnievale

From Boesmansdrift's guestbook... "Thank you for a wonderful weekend. It was such a treat to relax in this beautiful place. Your little touches made us feel welcome – we wanted to stay for the whole week!" "A true hidden treasure! Even though...

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R150pp

Boesmanskloof-Die Galg Accommodation

McGregor, Western Cape

Fully-equipped hikers accommodation near the start of the Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail - 16km from McGregor

Keen on tackling the Boesmanskloof hiking trail between McGregor and Greyton and need a no-nonsense spot to bunk down for the night? Read on... Boesmanskloof - Die Galg sits near the trail head on the McGregor side (start or finish here depending on the dir...

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R250pp

Bonfrutti

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Farm at the foot of the Langeberg mountains with a traditional farmhouse and three cottages - 20km from Bonnievale

Situated at the foot of the dramatic Langeberg mountains, off the R60 between Montagu and Swellendam, Bonfrutti offers wholesome country living on a fruit and wine farm, with oodles of fresh country air and clear mountain streams, topped off with c...

From
R140pp

Breede Escape

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Working farm on the Breede River with two River Camps - 14km from Bonnievale

A Zulu camp on the Breede River is one way to describe this excellent group getaway, comprising two separate River Camps with mini reed-and-thatch rondawels and a lapa.  The River Camps can accommodate a tribe of 24 and 16, respectively. The ...

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R200pp

Breede River Queen

Malgas, Western Cape

Luxury house on the banks of the Breede River - 5km from Malgas

Old Queen E and her entourage of corgis wouldn't scoff at this Breede River beauty. Especially not after the gushing feedback coming from the commoners who've already graced its halls. “We had such fun staying in the gorgeous, comfortable house.”...

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R400pp

Bushmans Gorge Lodge

Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

Private game reserve with a rustic-luxury bush lodge with six B&B rooms - 30km from Grahamstown (towards East London)

An intimate private game reserve tucked away on the edge of the Bushmans Gorge, in an almost forgotten corner of the Eastern Cape, this is a getaway where you'll slip right into chill mode.  Thirty kays from the City of Saints (direction East London)...

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R100pp

Champagne by the River Campsite & Cottage

Greyton, Western Cape

Fruit farm with a private campsite and a cottage on the Zonderend River - 15km from Greyton

A fruit farm on the Zonderend River, Champagne offers a small campsite, a new bushcamp and a cottage, all set on the water and with a lovely open outlook towards the mountains. The campsite is sheltered and private (great for a single gr...

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R150pp

Cremorne Estate, Port St Johns

Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

Family resort on the banks of the Mzimvubu with B&B rooms, self-catering suites, Fisherman Cabins, and a camp site - 4km from Port St Johns

Spanning the lush banks of the mighty Mzimvubu River near Port St Johns, Cremorne Estate offers a no-nonsense pack of self-catering timber bungalows, a campsite, a relaxed and vibey sports bar, restaurant and swimming pool - all gazing ac...

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R100pp

Die Houthuis, Die Wyntenke & A Snoozer's Cottage

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Persimmon, pomegranate and grape farm on the Breede River, with a rustic barn overlooking the water, a casual house set 200m back and a converted wine cellar for groups - 7km from Bonnievale

As far as rustic weekend getaways go, Die Houthuis is the last of a dying breed – a place where not even Triple-X Gel can keep the hair up. It’s the oldest getaway in Bonnievale, dating back to 1968 when the Milnerton Jewish Guild sold what was t...

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R150pp

Drie Kuilen Nature Reserve

Montagu, Western Cape

Proclaimed Nature Reserve in the Waboom Mountains with a farmhouse, three farm cottages and a group venue with 54-bed dorm - 50km from Montagu (towards Touwsrivier), 23km from Touwsrivier

It started off with an idea for a romantic weekend for just the two of you. But then the troops and your buddies got wind of it, who in turn informed gran and gramps… And now your sister’s just called to say that her three hooligans are strapped...

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R275pp

Eenzaamheid Holiday Farm

Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape

Family holiday farm with two rustic cottages - 40km from Graaff-Reinet

About 40 kays from Graaff-Reinet, in what feels like the middle of nowhere, sits Eenzaamheid Holiday Farm. Eenzaamheid is a working farm that has been in the Theron family since 1818. Eenzaamheid offers two cosy self catering cottages where you can spend yo...

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R50pp

Eikebos Campsite

Greyton, Western Cape

Farm with a 7-stand campsite under giant oak trees - 20km from Greyton

Appointed on a working farm 4km off the R406 between Caledon and Greyton, Eikebos offers a picturesque and intimate camping experience. With a grand total of seven stands, all shaded by majestic oak trees and circled by open views of rolling farmland and t...

From
R230pp

Elands Bay Guesthouse

Elands Bay, Western Cape

Four spacious self-catering houses/units 200m from the ocean, offering a variety of options for both small and large groups - in Elands Bay

Finding decent accommodation Elands Bay is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. For the moment don’t even bother looking at the paltry alternatives – head straight to Elands Bay Guesthouse. Backdropped by mountain, and with neighbo...

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R100pp

Elandsnes

Elands Bay, Western Cape

Self-catering surf house with separate flatlet - in Elands Bay

Elandsnes is a versatile getaway with a prime location and quality accommodation suited to surfers, birders and adventurers alike. Elandsnes offers clean, uncomplicated living with a laid-back vibe. The main house, with its two downstairs bedrooms (one Quee...

Emett's Country Cottages

Hermanus, Western Cape

Upmarket farmhouse and three cottages in the Hemel and Aarde Valley - 10km from Hermanus along the R320 to Caledon

Take a deep breath, 'cause this review is jam-packed… First off, they don’t call this the Hemel and Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth Valley) for nothing. And in this case you have 10ha of hemel to make your own for a few days. Lying in the prote...

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R250pp

Enjo Nature Farm

Clanwilliam & Cederberg, Western Cape

Nature farm in the Biedouw Valley with five thatch cottages and three private campsites - 65km from Clanwilliam

The philosophy at Enjo Nature Farm is a simple one: Escape, breathe, relax and chill. Not a difficult undertaking when the surrounding scenery leaves your mouth hanging open at every turn. From mountain peaks to natural springs, fynbos galore to night skie...

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R400pp

Forest Hall Guest House

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Luxury guest house with 10 en-suite rooms - Port Elizabeth

Set within the leafy suburb of Walmer, a historic and posh area of Port Elizabeth, Forest Hall offers a convenient and very comfortable oasis en route to the Eastern Cape's big names: Addo, Hogsback and the Wild Coast. Ranked right up there on Tripadvisor,...

From
R300pp

Fossil Hills Farm Accommodation

McGregor, Western Cape

Fossil-rich farm outside McGregor with three private cottages and a sprawling house for groups - 3km from McGregor

Up for a few days in the fossil-filled koppies of McGregor? Fossil Hills Cottage, Aloe Cottage and Pinotage House on Thornvilla Wine Farm could be your spot - a nice mix of simple comfort, adventure and tranquillity. Lying a secluded 1km apart in a pictures...

From
R250pp

Fynbos Retreat

Stanford, Western Cape

Three comfortable and privately appointed houses set in the fynbos hills of Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy - 20km from Stanford (and 24km from Gansbaai)

Tucked away in fynbos-clad hills between sleepy Stanford and Gansbaai, is the 2500ha Grootbos Nature Reserve. Heading into the reserve and motoring a further eight km's along gravel (a high ground clearance vehicle is recommended) brings you to Fynbos Retrea...

From
R350pp

Kampala Guest Farm

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Guest farm with a range of accommodation options and a function venue - 14km from Bonnievale

Sitting 14 kays from Bonnievale, Kampala Guest Farm is a lovely spot offering a wide range of accommodation and a function venue for that family bash, wedding or team bosberaad.  Diving right in, the venue area forms the central focus here, with a numb...

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R350pp

Kareekloof Game Farm

Rustenburg, North West Province

Game farm with thatched chalets, lodge suites and a campsite - 6km from Rustenburg

Here’s a getaway that’s more than just bushveld accommodation. It's full turnkey experience all of its own. From your hosts incredible knowledge of the natural surrounds, to the range of accommodation options, to the activities on offer, to the ...

From
R400pp

Klipfontein Keep

Cape Agulhas & Struisbaai, Western Cape

Newly-restored spacious four-bedroom farmhouse on a 1600ha working farm - 10km from Cape Agulhas

Meticulously restored and framed by typical Overberg countryside of rolling wheat and canola, this gorgeous thatched farmhouse is ready and waiting 10km inland of Struisbaai and Agulhas. Deriving it’s name from the Middle English word “kype&rdq...

From
R750
per unit

Knysna Glampackers @ 52 on Main

Knysna, Western Cape

Eclectic wooden chalets set in a forested garden - in the heart of Knysna

Glampacking is a fairly recent addition to the Budget Getaways pages, and this one looks like a good example of the fast-growing trend. Slapbang in the very heart of Knysna, and just off Main Road as you head out of town towards the lagoon, Knysna Glampacke...

From
R600pp

Kob Inn, Qora Mouth

Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

Family resort on the ocean's edge with full board rooms and honeymoon suites - 48km from Qora River Mouth

An old family favourite on the Wild Coast circuit, Kob Inn offers a familiar mix of warm hospitality, great food, plenty of adventure, relaxation and home comfort. Located right on the seafront, the lodge sports 44 ensuite room...

From
R550
per unit

Koensrust Sea Farm

Vermaaklikheid, Western Cape

A 1000ha ocean- and river-front farm with three rustic cottages and a secluded tented camp - 10km from Vermaaklikheid

A question we often ask yourselves at the BG office: Why the heck do we share Budget gems like this with the general public? When deep down our conscience tells us to report the file lost, slip it into a dossier labelled "Urgent Work To Do" and hide it under...

From
R150pp

Kouga Wildernis

Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape

Historic farm bordering the Baviaanskloof, with a farmhouse, two cottages, a campsite, a bush camp, and an equipped caravan - 28km from Joubertina in the Kouga mountains

Now here’s a getaway where you can really escape in the true sense of the word - over 3000ha of historic Langkloof farm bordering the majestic Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve, 28 kays from Joubertina.  Kouga Wildernis has been farmed by the Ferre...

From
R350pp

Lazy Leopard Forest Retreat

Knysna, Western Cape

Forest setting with two romantic 'bush huts' and a house - 15km from the centre of Knysna

Situated just off the scenic Rheenendal country road, Lazy Leopard offers three very appealing options: two romantic 'bush huts' called Forest Moon and Starry Forest and the larger Blue Hills Cottage.  Forest Moon and Starry Forest are open-plan, ...

From
R100pp

Leopard Trail Guestfarm

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Sprawling farm on Langeberg slopes with a massive farmhouse, a cottage and a bushcamp - 20km from Bonnievale (& 20km from Swellendam)

Perched high on the Langeberg slopes, Leopard Trail Guestfarm offers an action-packed nature weekend. Walks, hikes, kloofing, mountain biking and three 4x4 trails, six farm dams for swimming and fishing, educational tours of the farm and mountain, herds of...

From
R225pp

Libertas Guest Farm

Wilderness, Western Cape

Dairy farm above Wilderness with a restored 12-sleeper house and a converted dairy cottage - 20km from Wilderness

Occasionally ye old Captain Getaway stumbles across a gem that boldly ticks just about every box on the Show Me The Perfect Getaway show... Libertas Guest Farm near the Wilderness Lakes slots right into this category. It’s hard to say what’s mor...

From
R2500
per unit

Marigold Villa

Darling, Western Cape

Upmarket villa with swimming pool in the village centre - in Darling

Slapbang in the heart of Darling, Marigold Villa is a neat and well-appointed abode tucked into a gorgeous garden. Spacious, beautifully furnished, and a homely vibe to boot, this is a top-drawer getaway where a group of friends (sorry, no kids under 12) ca...

From
R300pp

Matjiesvlei Guest Farm

Calitzdorp, Western Cape

Historic farm with six rustic cottages and a campsite - 13km from Calitzdorp

Now, here's a farm spilling rich history and Karoo character. Matjiesvlei goes right back to 1821 and has been in the same bloodline ever since - today it's farmed by 5th generation Bennie Nel and his wife, Selma, and judging by their towering sons, the bato...

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R200pp

Middeldam Plaashuis

Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Working historic sheep farm with a four-bedroom farmhouse - 15km from Bredasdorp

It started seven generations ago with the first Uys arriving at Middeldam, unpacking the wagon and trying his luck with a spot of farming. His efforts paid off, 'cause today the Uys family is still firmly rooted at this very spot, with farming still running ...

From
R200pp

Nautilus Beach House

Cape St Francis & St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape

Luxury 12 sleeper house within walking distance to the beach - in Cape St Francis

Sitting one row back from Main Beach in Cape St Francis, Nautilus Beach House features great location and oodles of style. What's more, a private pathway from the garden is all that separates you from the beach.  The house sleeps a tribe of 12 happy ...

From
R50pp

Night Sky Caravan Farm

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Wine farm with a campsite and six timber chalets - 17km from Bonnievale (& 34km from Robertson)

Situated on a wine farm 17km from Bonnievale (and 34km from Robertson) Night Sky offers the hardy weekender a nicely laid out campsite and six Wendyhouse-style timber chalets, both arranged around a pretty farm dam and backdropped by the Rivie...

From
R250pp

Oshoek River Farm

Vermaaklikheid, Western Cape

Farm on the Duiwenhoks River with a large 200-year-old Farmhouse, a luxury cottage, a converted Boathouse and a restored labourer's cottage - outskirts of Vermaaklikheid (& 35km from Riversdale)

Getaways like this are few and far between. Oshoek, the Borain family farm, lies in a beautiful valley, along the banks of the tidal Duiwenhoks River. Besides 20ha of pristine fynbos and 600m private river frontage, on offer is a prime choice of four seclud...

From
R200pp

Peet se Plek

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Fruit and wine farm on the Breede River with two rustic cottages - 7km from Bonnievale

A longstanding gem in the Budget crown, Peet offers accommodation in two highly appealing forms: Peet se Plek and it's annex Pondok, and Die Ou Waenhuis. Peet se Plek is the fantasy of 'quaint rustic cottage on river' made...

From
R350pp

Protea Wilds Retreat

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

Self catering studios, a Cape Dutch cottage and a Victorian style house on a farm in the forest - in Harkerville

A lot of places along the Garden Route, particularly Plettenberg Bay, have become such popular holiday destinations that being able to enjoy the quiet beauty and tranquil natural surroundings on offer seems almost impossible. But, away from the rushing crowd...

From
R200pp

Rainbow Glen Self-Catering Chalets

Montagu, Western Cape

Family- and pet-friendy venue with seven cottages - in Montagu

The cousins and their kids are out from Perth and you’re keen to rub their noses in it - just to prove, despite young Julius Malema, that good ol' SA is still top of the pops when it comes to beauty and local hospitality.  Trick is how to do this...

From
R350pp

River Edge Accommodation

Ceres, Western Cape

Riverfront farm close to Bainskloof with five comfortable stone cottages and a campsite overlooking the water - 26km from Ceres (& 27km from Worcester and 26km to Wellington)

You’ve been living life on the edge lately - late boozy nights, work deadlines, domestic chaos, the general humdrum of life in the fast lane. Maybe what you need is a change of edge to hang out on? In this case it's River Edge, a tranquil escape with...

From
R250pp

River Magic Cottages

Vermaaklikheid, Western Cape

Four spacious designer cottages appointed in a pastoral and river setting - on Vermaaklikheid outskirts (& 35km from Riversdale)

The name isn’t an exaggeration – both the setting and the gorgeous abodes, Backtrack, Glory Be, Base Huis, and Deck Plek are magical. Set 300m from the river, Backtrack is an architecturally-styled stone, thatch and glass cottage in a tranq...

From
R100pp

Rooiheuwel Noord

Caledon, Western Cape

Sheep and dairy farm with a row of three rustic cottages - 3km from Bot River and 30km from Caledon

Rooiheuwel-Noord is a sheep and dairy farm found off a pleasant dirt road cutting through green folded pastures.  Set on a hill below an impressive mountain, the guest cottages are a close-knit group of three renovated labourer dwellings - so think abo...

From
R370pp

Stanford Stay

Stanford, Western Cape

Three restored historic cottages and a suite - in Stanford

Old world charm and a pleasant setting against the backdrop of the Klein River Mountains makes this pair of historic cottages a choice getaway for small groups or two families looking for a weekend in Stanford. Kicking off with the larger of the two, Cobble...

From
R100pp

Suikerbossie Guest Farm

Ceres, Western Cape

Sprawling farm in the Koue Bokkeveld with 18 self-catering camps, three of them equipped - 90km from Ceres (& 30km on rough dirt road from Citrusdal)

Suikerbossie has evolved in massive leaps and bounds since the Captain Getaway and his trusty hound, the Budget Brak, first visited a few years ago. What started out as a rough and ready experience is now the ‘safari getaway’ of the Koue Bokkevel...

From
R300pp

Swell Eco Lodge, Mdumbi

Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

Traditional thatched rondawels overlooking the Mdumbi River - 1.2km from Mdumbi Beach

Sharing the same rolling grass as the untouched rural Mdumbi settlement, Swell Eco Lodge offers self-catering in traditional thatch rondawels that are perfect for couples and families. With soothing views over rural hills and the Mdumbi River's&nb...

From
R575pp

Thali Thali Game Lodge

Langebaan, Western Cape

Private reserve with a group of luxury tents and cottages - 10km from Olifantskop

Sitting pretty just 20 minutes out of Langebaan is a West Coast game and fynbos reserve called Thali Thali Game Lodge. Oozing that typical laid-back West Coast attitude, Thali Thali is a nice change from what you’d usually find in this neck of the woo...

From
R250pp

The Blue House

Stanford, Western Cape

Historic house in the heart of the village - in Stanford

Sitting in front of that grey screen dreamin' about that idyllic weekend escape? A place where gran and gramps are happy to tag along, where the clan can run free in a lawned garden, where you can sneak out the front door and in true Paleolithic tradition hu...

From
R450pp

The Cock House

Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

Victorian guesthouse with National Monument status with a range of rooms and cottages - in Grahamstown

This pretty Victorian property retains the same graceful charm when it was built back in the 1820's. Beautifully restored, and a declared National Monument, much of the restoration work is thanks to well-known and prolific South African novelist, Andr&eacu...

From
R500pp

Tides River Lodge

Malgas, Western Cape

Five self-catering cottages on the banks of the Breede River - on the outskirts of Malgas and 50km from Swellendam

A few guest snippets to get the juices flowing… "We had such a lovely couple of days at the Tides, just what we needed before Trev goes back to work." (Not Trevvie Manual, as far as we are aware). "The place was lovely." (That from poetic Mark.) "The ...

From
R175pp

Van Zylsrust Country House

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Farm with a sprawling and good value historic farmhouse - 18km from Bonnievale

This is the ideal group getaway. Combining a mix of several architectural styles - a bit of old Cape Dutch, a bit of Victorian - the house was built in the late 1920s. It's a real macoy traditional farmhouse, combining a total of six bedrooms and t...

From
R1400
per unit

Watercolours

Cape St Francis & St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape

Luxury family home within walking distance of Seal Point - in Cape St Francis

Right in the heart of Cape St Francis, within easy reach of Seal Point and the beach, Watercolours is a stylish and modern family pad. Flicking through the guest book, the feedback paints a pretty picture. “The house has generous proportions, is brigh...

From
R100pp

Waterfalls

Hermanus, Western Cape

Rustic thatched house on the Kleinrivier lagoon - 10km from Hermanus (& 10km from Stanford)

Waterfalls is a rambling thatched house, 10km downstream from Stanford and a similar distance upstream from Hermanus. It is also the stuff of happy holidays, past and present. Lying across the way from host Elspeth and Richard’s home and surrounded by...

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