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Desmond is at the helm of the garden and Philda runs the guest house – assisted by Elize, who can speak German, Dutch and French.

This authentic Cape Georgian house (circa 1861) has been sympathetically restored as a boutique B&B, targeting guests with an appreciation for gardens, history + S.A. hospitality.

* 7 bedrooms * free WIFI * free off street parking * Swimming pool * Golf nearby * 20 km from the airport * 10 minutes from beach * Some rooms equipped for self- catering.

The food is home-made, home-grown or locally sourced. Special dietary requests catered for. Birthday celebrations / special occasion dinner or high tea for up to 30 guests.

Go to the Bedrooms page for detail and photos.

The blog tells the story of a house and garden, lovingly restored and shared with our guests...

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our new laundry room

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 | 0 comments

When you have a guest house the laundry room is a very,very important area and after 20 years we are embarking on a major renovation of this important space. I chose a brown tile to match the quarry tiles in the...

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It was a hoot to build the Fairview owl-house (Guest Blogger is our son Alex Benkenstein)

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 | 2 comments

We are so excited – the room with the best view (our owl box) is occupied!  During the day he sits on one particular branch. Spotted Eagle-Owls mate for life. The female lays two to four eggs and does the...

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Spring is in the air – a Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 | 0 comments

At Fairview we cannot wait for Spring to keep dust and dirt under control. I...

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My favourite furniture store in the whole wide world

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 | 0 comments

When we lived in Namibia (1982 to 1995) no visit to the capital city of...

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so is it a luxury room or not?

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 | 1 comment

Recently I made the mistake of upgrading guests who had booked one of our...

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Slow-Roasted Tomato Soup (by guest blogger – Nelleke Elston)

Posted on Aug 2, 2014 | 0 comments

I’m huddled in front of the fireplace on a very cold and rainy June evening...

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a visit by Diane and Pieter Rossouw

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 | 1 comment

We just received these lovely photos of our garden – taken by Diane last...

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No Show

Posted on Jun 28, 2014 | 0 comments

Bed and breakfasts and guest houses are often  run by the owners – in...

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