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Desmond is at the helm of the garden and Philda runs the guest house – assisted by Elize, who can speak German, Dutch and French.

This authentic Cape Georgian house (circa 1861) has been sympathetically restored as a boutique B&B, targeting guests with an appreciation for gardens, history + S.A. hospitality.

* 7 bedrooms * free WIFI * free off street parking * Swimming pool * Golf nearby * 20 km from the airport * 10 minutes from beach * Some rooms equipped for self- catering.

The food is home-made, home-grown or locally sourced. Special dietary requests catered for. We can accommodate private birthday celebrations / special occasion dinner or high tea for up to 30 guests.

Go to the Bedrooms page for detail and photos.

The blog tells the story of a house and garden, lovingly restored and shared with our guests...

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Posted on Sep 13, 2013 | 2 comments

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Posted on Jul 19, 2013 | 2 comments

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Posted on Jun 28, 2013 | 2 comments

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Posted on May 1, 2013 | 0 comments

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