When we lived in Namibia (1982 to 1995) no visit to the capital city of Windhoek was complete without a visit to Weylandts.* As newlyweds Desmond and I could only drool over the beautiful furniture and occasionally buy a small item. As we set up our first home in 1982 we bought second hand furniture – often lovely (in those days unappreciated) antique pieces.
Little did we know then that in 1995, on relocating to South Africa, we would find Fairview and our furniture would fit in so perfectly in this beautiful heritage building. This year we are enlarging our Self Catering Annex to a two bedroom apartment with kitchen, laundry and lounge. And guess what? Yes, I am combining a few blond wood antiques with contemporary furniture from Weylandts to furnish it!
To my delight I found that Weylands had opened a store in Durbanville in 1999. The fact that our house had all the furniture it needed could not prevent me from browsing once more. And yes, there is a store less than 50km from Fairview – in Knysna. (Weylandts have about 6 stores throughout the country and have just opened the first store in Australia too.)
The kitchen is getting a row of ‘mechanic lamps‘ and over the kitchen table I’ll hang a black dome pendant light. I’m not 100% sure yet, but I’m rooting for the one bedroom to get a modern fourposter. There you are – you’ll just have to book the Annex. We will be open for bookings from the 15th of October and even though it will be available on the website for direct online bookings as a 2 bedroom unit, there is nothing that prevents you from enquiring if you only need one room or if you prefer to book on B&B basis opposed to self-catering.
*It’s probably worth mentioning that this is not a solicited review of Weylandts and I didn’t get any payment or discount in return for raving about their store – I just really like their furniture!