A wonderful start to our trip...
Submitted: November 19, 2012
Stayed: November 2012
Clive and Iris were wonderful hosts, who couldn't have been more helpful. Clive was good enough to pick us up from the airport and it was great, after such a long flight, to be welcomed and then to see that they'd laid on a "welcome pack" of goodies and basics so we didn't have to go straight out to the shops.
The apartment was exactly as advertised, spacious and well equipped. Very good kitchen facilities, a washing machine (and powder), coffee machine, water dispenser etc. (They have all the sports channels on cable. Brilliant for me, a football nut.) The property was clean and well maintained, the pool was lovely (if a bit cold for our 2 year old at this time of year!). Talking of her, the apartment was pretty child friendly and our hosts provided a nice cot - and even a teddy bear!
We only stayed 6 days, but all of us wish it could have been longer and would gladly recommend the apartment to anyone else, especially with children. I'm sure we'll be back.
As far as activities go, we were very impressed with Nordhoek farm village just down the road - it's a collection of restaurants and shops, with a playground, very child friendly and welcoming, and a wide selection of different food to choose from, all excellent. You probably do need a hire car (although there are taxis too) and it's a great spot to base yourself and do Cape Point, Fish Hoek/St James/Simons Town/Boulder Bay penguins etc, even go off on safari (3 hour drive) or wine tasting in Stellonbosch (sp?). Also handy for golf courses (Clive was kind enough to play a couple of rounds with me) and lots and lots of great beaches. This area of the western cape is wonderful.
Owner's Response: Thanks Peter for the great review. We really enjoyed having you, Janie and Lottie to stay.
We also have The Constantia Wine Route close by, where about half the wine farms do free wine tasting.
Noordhoek has its own wine farm Cape Point Vineyards (award winning wines) who offer daily picniks at their dam from where there are wonderful views of the Ocean and Mountains.
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