|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The Gables, a sunny sheltered Guest House overlooked by Table Mountain and bordering Kirstenbosch Gardens, it is centrally located and close to famous landmarks:
Walk to: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (0.5km), a showcase of indigenous plants and birds and the University of Cape Town, an International Center of Excellence (3km) that hosts many conferences for visiting academics.
Newlands Cricket & Rugby Stadia or Cavendish Shopping Center in Claremont. All in easy SAFE walking distance. (3km).
Travel to:Cape Town Central, Robben Island Ferry, The International Convention Centre or the Victoria & Albert Waterfront for International shopping or the latest cinema releases. Dine in the restaurants, choose from fine dining or bistro (16km).
The Cape Wine lands (40km-30 min) are easily accessible.
There are five scenic golf-courses close to THE GABLES,(18km). Beaches a plenty for your choice of activity: the warm Indian Ocean beaches of Muizenberg, Fishoek, Simonstown or Boulders to see the penguins. (10km to 16km)
Table Mountain,Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden: This spectacular mountain, is part of the World Heritage Site. It has been considered for inclusion into the New Seven Wonders of The World. There are beautiful walks from gentle paths to cliff hanging expeditions. There are Mountain Bike rides for those who seek the adrenalin of this sport or Scientific study of the Fauna and Flora, the biodiversity of which is both fascinating and exceptional. Although this area is wonderfully central it is also wind free for most of the year, providing gentle tranquility which is ideal for artists and bird watchers
A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT.
The Gables is unfortunately not suitable for children under 14 years.
Gay Friendly: We are a Gay Friendly establishment. Your privacy is guaranteed and respected.
I'm retired senior school teacher. I enjoy spending time with friends and having good conversations. I'm a painter who works mainly in oils, I have been a clothing designer, and interior decorator. I'm passionate about: many things perhaps most particularly film and opera, traveling and reading. I enjoy hosting and sharing my home with like minded people. I do my best to ensure my guests have complete privacy and independence thereby have a memorable stay at The Gables
Jorje Pringle purchased this house in 2006
The Gables is in an area that is very convenient to all parts of Cape Town, it seldom experiences wind and has a gentle healing atmosphere, as the comments from past visitors will attest.
It s a smoke free environment.
You will be staying with someone who really does care about your comfort, without invading your privacy.
Thank you very much for making our stay in Cape Town such a pleasant and restful experience. You live in such a beautiful setting and being able to enjoy your garden and swimming pool was a bonus. Please send our best wishes and appreciation to your staff; always discreetly available if anything was needed. We enjoyed the privacy our space provided.
My family and I spent 10 days at The Gables, and wow what a beautiful home and wonderful stay we all had!
I celebrated my 50th birthday in Cape Town and was my very first time in South Africa. Coming back to The Gables after each action packed day and relaxing in this peaceful home was just what we all needed, and more. I will definitely be coming back to stay here.
Thank you Jorje for making our stay so special.
What can I say about this wonderful home and wonderful host, Jorje. My stay here was simply amazing. The care and attention was impeccable, in absolutely everything; from the rooms to the food to the washing, and right up to the wise words and advice from Jorje! Everything was fabulous. I highly recommend this location if you want peace and quite.. coupled with the fact that you are only a 10 minute drive from the centre of Cape Town; a brilliant location and a wonderful experience.
Is it the ambience of The Gables - or is it the warmth of Jorje's hospitality? The two truly merge into an experience of pleasure that lingers long after one has departed.
I have had the joy of staying at The Gables on several occasions during the past two years (most recently in March 2011) and as far as possible I shall most certainly return every time I am in Cape Town. The peace, the tranquility the comfort, the exquisite cuisine, but most of all the unobtrusive yet caring attention to every detail by Jorje; these things all make this a place which one longs to return to.
For every visit I have been welcomed with such warmth. Each time I arrive I feel special because of the treatment I receive. Stimulating company if I need it, but peace and quiet when I want it. Tastefully appointed accommodation offering spacious comfort and incomparable views with a hostess who is beautiful, gracious, kind and caring.
And what a location!
I have gazed up at the crags of the mountain with deep nostalgia, recalling how I climbed them as a young man. I have wandered through the forests and admired the incomparable floral beauty of Kirstenbosch Gardens. I have sat in the garden at The Gables overwhelmed by the sweet scent of the fragrant flowers. I have swum in the clear, refreshing pool on a warm summer's day. Indeed, I have experienced the privilege of perpetual bliss by returning frequently to this piece of paradise in one of the loveliest suburbs of the Mother City of South Africa.
Thank you, Jorje, for making every visit such a pleasure. You have succeeded in creating in an urban environment a place that awakens all the most wonderful memories of a life of simple joys on a farm far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You are an artist of rare talent and we, your guests, are able to benefit from your sharing with us your benevolent character and what you have created in your remarkable home.
I must agree with the others -- my husband, daughter and I stayed for 8 nights, and it was wonderfully perfect. Jorje anticipated our every possible need and took care of everything. The food was wonderful, the views simply amazing. An example: the cell phones that we had carefully ordered from the US did not work. Jorje went right out and got us functional ones. When we encountered a potential baboon poacher on one of our outings, she contacted the authorities, leading to arrest of the perpetrator. She also alerted us to potentially dangerous situations, which we greatly appreciated. We will be back!
Last week I had the pleasure of spending 5 days recuperating at the Gables. I was warmly and graciously received and stayed in the beautifully appointed pool room.
The views of the mountain are fantastic and having a tiny forest on the other side of the garden wall left me feeling close to nature. The sound of the breeze among the large trees at night was delightfully soothing.
I found the attentive service and delicious meals most enjoyable and
I am planning to return to The Gables with my family in December.
The experience was wonderful and I can highly recommend Jorje and her home as a very pleasing and delightful destination.
I recently had the pleasure of spending a few days at The Gables where I received the warmest welcome. The warmth and gracious hospitality received from the Owner, Jorje, was beyond 5 star! Always there to attend to your every need with the amazing ability of being non intrusive.
The guest suite beautifully and tastefully decorated and the food, well what can I say, absolutely delicious with nothing being too much trouble. As a vegetarian I often find that the alternative on the menu is a desperate attempt but at The Gables the food was varied, tasty and when I didnt think I was hungry I could't resist the choices on offer.
The dramatic back drop of Table Mountain to the picteresque garden and pool area just framed the perfect picture of relaxation.
Thank Jorje for a memorable stay.
The Gables homestead is a short ten minute walk through light forested grasslands of the arbouretum of Kirstenbosch Gardens. Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens is world heritage site offering magnificent walks. The plant variety and bird life is unique. You can enjoy the sunset concerts or relax in the safe beautiful spaces gazing up at the ever changing Table Mountain Chain. Tours of the garden via electric vehicle can be arranged The latest Wonder of The World: Table Mountain is your constant companion. Hiking and Mountain biking can be bookedThe Victoria and Albert Waterfront and shopping centre is a quick 10K drive along a scenic drive via the cape Town harbour. Warm beaches of Muizenberg for surfing swimming or walking. Boat trips to see the seals or penguins are not to be missed. Aquila Game Reserve hosting the Big Five as well as the Cape Wine lands or historic Stellenbosch ensure all interests can be covered. The University of Cape Town, (an acknowledged World Centre of Academic Excellence,) hosting conferences and adult education or the world famous Newlands Cricket grounds are on your doorstep
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||ZAR1,000|
|Gratuity to staff||ZAR200|
SPECIALIZATION in POST OPERATIVE Care. Cape Town is world renowned for the excellence and selection of Plastic and Reconstruction Surgeons.
As part of this service we can assist you in selecting and arranging the contact, with a Surgeon of your choice, as well as Pre and Post Operativesupportive treatments. PLEASE contact us directly in this connection.
Airport collection, Drs visits,Hospi
I expect my guests to pay 50% deposit at time of booking and the balance to be paid one day prior to arrival, if paying into my UK account or in cash on the day of arrival. The deposit is only refundable in exceptional cases for the high season period.
University of Cape Town visitors, persons attending conferencing, or Adult Education courses are given special rates on application thereof.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (ZAR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.