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This authentic Cape Georgian house (circa 1861) sympathetically restored as a boutique B&B, targeting guests with an appreciation for gardens and history.

* 7 bedrooms (some with self-catering option) * free WIFI * off street parking * Swimming pool * Golf nearby * 20 km to airport * 10 minutes from beach.

You love the antiques, but you do not want it to feel ‘old’. You want a warm room in winter, a cool room in summer, a good breakfast, space for your luggage, an iron and ironing board, a hairdryer, a small fridge, good quality coffee in your room, a firm mattress, percale linen, good quality pillows - that is essential. At Fairview Historic Homestead you’ll find all of that and more...

Desmond is at the helm of the garden and Philda runs the guest house– assisted by Elize. Do contact us - we'd love to have you stay.

Go to the Bedrooms page for detail and photos.

Go to the Book Online page for rates and availability.

Read the blog posts for the story of a house and garden lovingly restored and shared with our guests.

Most Recent Articles

Owls at Fairview – a spring baby owl

Posted on Oct 12, 2014 | 1 comment

Much excitement – first when we realised that the owl house that the Benkenstein boys built last December  had occupants and this week the Fluff-Ball made his/her appearance:   Venturing out bravely...

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Kale – super food

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 | 1 comment

In case you missed it -  1 Oct was officially National Kale Day     Lately I have been supplying our local Health Shop with leaves. Actually, most of the time I exchange it for organic plain yoghurt! ...

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our new laundry room

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 | 0 comments

When you have a guest house the laundry room is a very,very important area and...

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It was a hoot to build the Fairview owl-house (Guest Blogger is our son Alex Benkenstein)

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 | 2 comments

We are so excited – the room with the best view (our owl box) is...

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Spring is in the air – a Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 | 0 comments

At Fairview we cannot wait for Spring to keep dust and dirt under control. I...

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My favourite furniture store in the whole wide world

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 | 0 comments

When we lived in Namibia (1982 to 1995) no visit to the capital city of...

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so is it a luxury room or not?

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 | 1 comment

Recently I made the mistake of upgrading guests who had booked one of our...

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Slow-Roasted Tomato Soup (by guest blogger – Nelleke Elston)

Posted on Aug 2, 2014 | 0 comments

I’m huddled in front of the fireplace on a very cold and rainy June evening...

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