secure living in upmarket area
- english, german
About Diana Williams
I was born and raised in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. I worked together with my husband Robert in the restaurant business where we run succesfull and trendy clubs and cafes. One of our 'babys' was the very first house club in Freiburg called Drifters Club and our last project was the very up-market cafe-bar-club 'Kagan' in the last three top floors of the highest building in town. We live with our two sons (14 and 10 years old) in the 'Mother City' of South Africa since 12 years and are selling very successfully the best ice cream in town known as 'the ice cream guys'.
Diana Williams purchased this House in 2010
Why Diana Williams chose Steenberg Estate
We fell in love with Zwaanswyk (the hidden pearl of Cape Town) on first sight! Close to town but still in nature with lots of space and peace and all amenities you could wish for nearby!
What makes this House unique
The outstanding view of the False Bay, our little Holywood, with the sparkling night lights of the Southern Suburbs and the direct access to the Constantia Berg with its fabulous hiking- and mountain bike trails. And not to forget the high class restaurants and wine estates just around the corner!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Im Aussenbereich erlaubt. Aschenbecher vorhanden.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Really good stay. Clean and well appointed cottage. Great location which felt very safe. Great comms from the owner.
Fantastic Cottage and Hospitality!
From the moment we arrived in Cape Town, we were made to feel at home by Diana and Robert, who couldn’t have been more helpful. The cottage is exactly as it appears in the photos and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. It’s in a lovely neighbourhood and we found it to be a great location for exploring Cape Town and it’s surroundings. We would love to come back and stay again! Ps make sure you try their delicious ice cream...
Thank you Richard it was lovely having you guys and your cute little baby daughter staying with us. You are welcome back any time and I hope you will have a fantastic trip further on!
Gorgeous cottage, perfect location, fabulous hosts
We have just arrived back home and are missing Almondbury Cottage already. And well who wouldn't? The cottage is perfectly situated in Zwaanswyk in the Constantia winelands and so within very easy reach of Cape Town. Whether you want to visit the penguins at Boulders Beach, have a sundowner in Hout Bay or have an evening out in Cape Town, Diana and Robert's Cottage is the perfect base for your holiday.
We have been coming to Cape Town for about 20 years and have previously stayed in high end hotels in the area, but finally decided to take the plunge and have our own 'home from home' for this our most recent 2-week trip. And we couldn't have found the most perfect place in Almondbury Cottage. The property is exactly as you see in the pictures - beautifully styled with contemporary furnishings. It is really very secluded with its own beautiful garden and pool and Diana and Robert couldn't have been more perfect hosts.
Everything is provided for you from plentiful towels, including towels for the sunbeds and you are just a stone's throw away from local shops, coffee shops and restaurants. Diana was also enormously helpful with our pre-holiday preparations, accommodating all our requests, and responding quickly with a really solution-oriented approach - I felt I knew her already even before we had met!
As other reviewers have noted you MUST also try Diana and Robert's ice cream - the chocolate is definitely not to be missed!
I would not hesitate to recommend Almondbury Cottage and really hope we have the opportunity to stay their again on our next visit to Cape Town.
Fantastic stay in beautiful cottage
We had a fabulous stay over Christmas at this georgous cottage nearby Steenberg. Perfect for our two boys with lovely swimming pool and plenty of space in the cottage. The cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped and a we had a warm welcome from Diana. Perfectly located near Constantia and close to lots of lovely restaurants. Would highly recommend and hope to stay again very soon.
a paradise in a fine neighborhood
I would like to give Almondbury Cottage a 6-star rating!
1) The house: It is spotless in every corner! All the amenities in the house have high quality and are well maintained. The mountain view from the master bedroom is priceless! The interior is tastefully decorated. It is surrounded by beautiful manicured landscape with three matured almond trees which had lots of almonds during our stay. There are sun birds and sugar birds come to visit every day.
2) The hospitality: Diana and Robert have the warmest hospitality. They are genuine, generous and always there to help. We will definitely stay with them again like revisiting old friends.
3) The neighborhood: Almondbury Cottage is located in a very fine neighborhood next to a beautiful mountain. We enjoyed hiking around to check out those high-designed properties.
My wife and I wanted a base for our month exploring Cape Town - could not have found a more perfect location! The cottage is a thoroughly modern and very attractive residence with great amenities and appliances - the pool was a special treat for us. Diana and Rob could not have been better hosts - their home is above the cottage area - and they helped us find our way around town with great suggestions for activities. Highly recommended for a stay in Cape Town - easy to get into the town center but far enough away to be quiet and relaxing. A great experience overall.
Thank you so much for this wonderful review.
You were fantastic guests and we truly hope you will find your way one day from far away America to us again :-).
All the best to you and your family!
Diana & Robert
Nestled at the foot of the Constantiaberg Mountains is one of Cape Town's most Desirable residential areas offering the best of country living with town convenience.
Forests are a feature of Tokai, where the fertile soil and relatively wind-free situation, assists in the area being well suited to forest enthusiasts.
The Tokai forest which started by Simon van der Stel, who planted over 4000 oak trees in 1694th The pines were first planted in the 1880's.
Nearby, is the Pollsmoor Prison, where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were incarcerated by the apartheid regime. It Should Be Noted did Mandela was there for four years (1984 to 1988) after his transfer from Robben Iceland, before moving on to Victor Verster Prison until his release on 11 February 1990.
Some of Tokai's roads are paved with red brick. Tokai and streams run through the pine plantations, forming green belts where various bird, frog, and insect species make Their home. These so green belts Provide areas for recreation including walking, horse riding, cycling and dog walking.
You will find South Africa's oldest wine estate Steenberg (1623) with its Exclusvie golf estate and various time class restaurants in this area as well as all shopping amneties You Could wish for. The warm Indian ocean with its childfrienldy tidal pools and surfing hot spot Muizenberg is only a 10 min drive away