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NOW FEATURING ON HOMES: Morukuru Ocean House

Posted: September 16, 2015

The Morukuru Ocean House, Western Cape which is beautifully set in the De Hoop Nature Reserve of South Africa, provides guests with direct access to the scenic coastline with its sandy beaches and rock pools.  This beach villa, which features four well appointed bedrooms, is booked on an exclusive basis (book entire villa) in order to ensure complete privacy and exclusivity to guests.  Visitors at this retreat enjoy the services of a private butler, chef, guide as well as babysitting.

Quick facts:

• children of all ages are welcome and kids activities are available
• 8 adults and 4 children can be accommodated in 4 bedrooms
• beautiful coastal, ocean views with direct access to the beach
• set in the scenically beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve
• five star service standards
• various activities are available (guided marine walks, mountain-biking, sand boarding etc)
• privacy and tranquility.

Morukuru Ocean House, Western Cape

Morukuru Ocean House, Western Cape

Morukuru Ocean House, Western Cape

Morukuru Ocean House, Western Cape

Morukuru Ocean House, Western Cape

Morukuru Ocean House, Western Cape

Contact us to book your getaway in private Villas, luxurious Apartments and welcoming Guests Houses at favorable rates!

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OPENING SOON: Capital Mirage in Cape Town

Posted: September 3, 2015

The Capital Mirage is set to welcome its first guests in October this year offering travellers the convenient choice of hotel features while being able to stay in spacious One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments.  Located in the lively De Waterkant suburb of Cape Town near the city centre and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, The Capital Mirage will feature convenient facilities for business and leisure travellers alike.

Capital Mirage Hotel & Apartments, Cape Town

Capital Mirage Hotel & Apartments, Cape Town

Capital Mirage Hotel & Apartments, Cape Town

Capital Mirage Hotel & Apartments, Cape Town

If you are planning a getaway preferring the convenience of apartments and villas, contact us for discounted rates and availability!

South African Homes.com

Tel:    +27 (0)21 794 9050

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SECRET REVEALED: Hout Bays New Luxury Villa – Maison Noir

Posted: August 28, 2015

Majestically set on the sloping hills of the Hout Bay valley in Cape Town, South Africa, the exclusive Maison Noir Mansion is ready to welcome travellers from around the world who appreciate luxury living in complete privacy and tranquility.

Maison Noir Exclusive Villa, Hout Bay / Cape Town

Complete with four en-suite bedrooms, a kitchen, lounge, dining area as well as wonderful outdoor living spaces, this holiday mansion makes for an ideal destination for families and small groups of friends travelling together.

Features:

  • four spacious, en-suite bedrooms
  • outdoor heated outdoor pool
  • hot tub (outdoor jacuzzi)
  • barbecue area
  • hairdryers in rooms
  • secure off-street parking on premises
  • wine cellar
  • private cinema
  • private garden and koi ponds.

Maison Noir Exclusive Villa, Hout Bay / Cape Town

Maison Noir Exclusive Villa, Hout Bay / Cape Town

Maison Noir Exclusive Villa, Hout Bay / Cape Town

Maison Noir Exclusive Villa, Hout Bay / Cape Town

Maison Noir Exclusive Villa, Hout Bay / Cape Town

Maison Noir Exclusive Villa, Hout Bay / Cape Town

Maison Noir Exclusive Villa, Hout Bay / Cape Town

Maison Noir Exclusive Villa, Hout Bay / Cape Town

Maison Noir Exclusive Villa, Hout Bay / Cape Town

Maison Noir Exclusive Villa, Hout Bay / Cape Town

Should you wish to spend an unforgettable getaway in Cape Town and enjoy the convenience of private apartments and villas, contact us for discounted rates and specials!

South African Homes.com

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SNEAK PREVIEW: Hout Bays newest Gem

Posted: August 25, 2015

SNEAK PREVIEW: Hout Bays newest exclusive Hideaway

Cape Town’s seaside village of Hout Bay has got a new gem.  Set in a private estate, surrounded by forest and affording privacy and exclusivity, this villa is where you go to get away.  Designed by architect Paolo Deliperi, this retreat is rooted in the concept of the ‘kraal’, a series of small buildings.   Featuring four bedrooms, this villa is tastefully designed for connection to the outdoors.  A dedicated team including a private chef offers full concierge services and attends to the guests’ every need.

Maison Noir, Hout Bay / Cape Town

During a stay, convenient amenities and services are included, such as:

Morning coffee and tea in the villa’s gallery

– Full breakfast

– Sundowners and Canapés

– Alternating culinary highlights in the afternoon

– Services of a Private Chef

– Full time Estate Manager attending to guests needs

– Daily housekeeping

– Internet (high-speed Wifi throughout the property)

– Airport return transfer from Cape Town International Airport.

Do you know which Villa we are referring to?  Stay informed and check back with us on our newsletter blog featured on http://www.south-african-homes.com/

Maison Noir, Hout Bay / Cape Town

Maison Noir, Hout Bay / Cape Town

Maison Noir, Hout Bay / Cape Town

Contact us for discounted rates for your exclusive Villa getaway!

South African Homes.com

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Owners Opinion: Self Catering in Cape Town

Posted: August 5, 2015

Well its been almost 10 months since my last post. I have the advantage now of experience in the self-catering holiday industry in South Africa and particularly Cape Town.

Table-Mountain

The establishments we feature on our site are also featured on many travel website sites. We subscribe to certain property managers who take care of the establishments on behalf of the owners who are looking for additional income from there second or holiday home. We get access to an online platform which essentially shows us the availability and prices for certain dates of these establishments. Many online travel websites have the same access to this platform and therefore people searching for self catering homes in Cape Town will have many results with the same information. Once an enquiry is made, the travel agent will “block” the availability and no other agent will have access to the specific establishment. Because of the many websites displaying the same properties, there is an increased demand for these establishments and therefore they are relatively expensive.

South-african-homes

Along comes Airbnb, this has essentially revolutionised the self catering industry, traditional online travel agents, like myself have felt the effect from a booking point of view. More stock is available in more areas and, in my opinion better priced. We have therefore, decided to include the top Guest Houses, BnB’s and boutique hotels in our portfolio, all with live availability and prices. This is a time consuming exercise, but within the next couple of months there will be a increase in establishments for holidays and hopefully this will result in a better user experience.

WISH LIST: The “if only” place to stay.

Posted: October 29, 2014

Wish List

 Ellerman House Villa One

World travel awards

Ellerman House Villa One has been awarded Africa’s Leading Luxury Villa by the World Travel Awards.  The Wall Street Journal has named the World Travel Awards the ‘The travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscars.’ We are very proud of the achievement and are happy to say that this is the 3rd year in a row that we have won this title; the South Africa’s Leading Villa title has been won 4 years in a row before.

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Ellerman House Villa One is available to guests on an exclusive-use basis only and is open to children of all ages. Included in the rates is a private chef, all drinks excluding wine and Champagne, fully stocked mini-bar, private lounge, swimming pool, private contemporary kitchen, private terrace, access to Ellerman House Spa and Wine Gallery, Ladies Study and Reading Room.

ellerman-house-villa-one-bantry-bay

Ellerman House Villa One is available as a three-bedroom villa (levels two and three) or as a five-bedroom villa, including all the features of the three-bedroom villa plus two deluxe spa bedrooms on level one.

Kitchen

 

WISH LIST: The “if only” place to stay.

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 Wish List

 LAWHILL LUXURY APARTMENTSthe lilizela tourism awards

The recent Lilizela Tourism Awards which took place in Johannesburg recognised products and services offered by the tourism industry for their contribution to South Africa’s growth, competitiveness and transformation.

The 5-star Lawhill Luxury Apartments in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront scooped the 2014 Lilizela Tourism Award for accommodation and service excellence in the category Exclusive Self Catering at the National awards ceremony.

Lawhill was singled out as the winner in this category for its five star accommodation mix, superlative concierge service and idyllic setting at Cape Town’s buzzing Waterfront.

Lawhill Views

 

OWNERS OPINION: Self Catering verse Hotels

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OWNERS OPINION: 

Self Catering verse Hotels

So I was chatting to Ryan, our MD, in June and I posed the question, “ If you wanted to go on holiday in South Africa, where would you go?” I was extremely interested in his answer, as Ryan and Steffi, with their 10 year hotel and lodge knowledge in Southern Africa would surely have the best answer. I was expecting, perhaps, if in Cape Town – the 12 Apostles or Cape Grace, maybe if in Durban, the Oyster Box, or perhaps an upmarket lodge in Sabie Sabie.

However, the answer I got, to my surprise was, “I would want to stay in a house with my family and friends.”

This was the spark that ignited the rejuvenation of our South-African-Homes.com website.

After putting more thought into the idea, it all made perfect sense. Obviously everyone has different preferences and budgets, and I can only speak for myself, but with two small children this would be a perfect option.

Picture breakfast; in a hotel we would be on a time schedule, we would need to rush to the restaurant, dressed to impress and fight over the last piece of bacon at the buffet table. At home, on a sunny weekend morning, I will be in my board shorts and barefoot, the kids would be in pajamas, and my wife could have the option of breakfast in bed.

As it turns out, I am not alone in this idea, below is an excerpt, which I found online from a survey done on this very subject.

Homes vs Hotels

Anyway, please return to our blog, as we will be updating on a regular basis and our story will grow. Perhaps the option of a “self-catering holiday” will become a reality.

Our team at South-African-Homes.com endeavors to grow our establishments to give you the best options for a holiday in South Africa, amoungst our staff; we have a broad knowledge on most areas in South Africa with extreme knowledge of the Western Cape Coastal and wineland areas.