On arrival, you are blown away by the breathtaking location, the beauty of the house, the gardens, the vineyard and its magical atmosphere. The property is huge. We were received like princes and princesses. Being a large group, we appreciated the possibility to be all together. Everywhere there is ample space. You never feel closed in. The pool, the private lake and its shore, large kitchen, gigantic dining room table and the various sitting rooms and alcoves leave you spoilt for choice. There are also all the very large balconies and corners of the gardens were one can find complete privacy. The location of the house is unique; it is situated at the end of a private road on an isthmus of land jutting into a beautiful shimmery body of water. The house is surrounded also by gardens are a labor of love and would be a wonder and delight to all that may harbor an inner horticulturist within. It is very private and there are no neighbors.
The plan was to use the house as a home base and to travel into Cape Town, Camps Bay or Stellenbosch for the restaurants, bars, wine tasting or shopping but we to found ourselves never leaving the estate. In our opinion the Chef at the house could not have been surpassed by any restaurant and as luck would have it, the estate produces award winning wines which we were struck by and loved. The result was we were at a loss to think of a good reason to leave.
It is a dramatic house, the light moves throughout through the large windows during the day and the way it is lit up at night is truly remarkable. The modern open architecture, colorful style, large scale original artworks does have an effect on you after a while, like living a dream, you catch yourself feeling equally bright and dressing to match. Have no concern about bringing and wearing your best holiday linens, you will find the in-house laundry service better than your own at home. On that note, it is worth mentioning also the (beyond duty) friendly and efficient staff. The house is spotlessly clean, in top condition, you will find no fault.