Our second stay at this property, although in a different cottage. Ideally situated for access to both Hout Bay Harbour and Constantia winelands, these self catering units are privately owned and furnished, but managed by the estate on which they are situated; there are thus variations in how they are equipped and finished, but overall the standard is above average for self catering, and the cottages are serviced on a daily basis. Another plus is the 24hr security manning the entrance to the estate and patrolling after hours.
What might have been a nightmare for us, was rescued by the management: on our first night, we experienced a plumbing disaster due to a failure of the coupling between the hot water pipe and the kitchen sink mixer, resulting in extensive flooding due to us not knowing where the stopcock was located. The upshot of this was that we had to move to a different cottage while emergency repairs were undertaken, and then move back to the original for our last night. However, this was all dealt with to our satisfaction, and although it caused some disruption to our plans, we would gladly return at a later date.
Although it is probably best to have a hired car, the open top tourist bus stops fairly close by if you don't want to drive, but your options would be limited as far as destinations go.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking