Oue Werf Country Guest House

8 rooms are beautifully decorated with thoughtful touches of elegance. Oue Werf was home to the 1st generation of the Spies family in 1857.


Umtali Country Inn

is a popular comfortable air-conditioned Country Inn and Conference Venue on the Friendly N6 in Aliwal North. with it’s Orange & Kraai Rivers, hot water springs, fossil & Anglo Boer War sites

Polokwane Place

offers a “warm welcome, excellent service, beautiful surroundings and great hospitality.”

De Hoek Manor

is in the historic centre of the university town of Stellenbosch.

Woordfees 6-13 March 2016

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Kalahari Safari

offers an incredible variety of wildlife and prestige trophy hunting as part of their professional conservation program. A Quality  & Hospitality Assured bench mark!

Sandals Beach Villa

is a serviced beach villa situated on Grotto Beach in Hermanus, “the best land-based whale watching location in the world.”


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What Our Clients Say

De Hoek Manor

The reception on our arrival was friendly and helpful. Over the last four years we have stayed at several B&Bs, Hotels/Guest Houses in South Africa and the De Hoek rates as one of our best and most enjoyable places. The room was clean and comfortable, well furnished and with a superb bathroom. It had good air conditioning, tv and WiFi. Breakfasts were cooked to order, were delicious and generous and little touches of fresh herbs or roses as table decorations showed how much care went into looking after guests. Each evening a small decanter of sherry was left in our room – much appreciated. Evening meals and lunches were easy to find as the hotel is well situated in Stellenbosch within 100 metres of several fine bistros, bars and restaurants offering excellent food and drink at good value for money.

Jim Irving – UK

– Jim Irving

De Hoek Manor

I stayed at De Hoek Manor last week for 1 night with my 2 daughters. Ilse was very gracious and welcoming! They served a delicious and filling breakfast, and the bed was very comfortable. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.

Suzanne Crews – USA Vermont

– Suzanne Crews

We stayed at De Hoek for a night to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. I simply can’t fault this place! Friendly, immaculately clean, luxurious, top class breakfast. They went the extra mile with absolutely everything and made our stay very enjoyable – I would recommend this place to anyone…..and I am fussy! Thanks to all the staff at De Hoek we loved staying there and although we went to a place that was twice the price during our stay in CT…..De Hoek far outshone it in every way. Well done!!!!!!

Lorraine and Graeme Philp

– Lorraine and Graeme Philp

Julle plekkie is “awesome” ons het elke oomblik geniet – Dankie vir alles.

Sakkie en Margaret

Sandals Beach Villa

What a knockout place to stay. Lorraine and Matthys have put so much style and effort into making this guest house such a treat. The location, is magnificent with 2 of the 3 rooms having wonderful balconies overlooking the sea and a walk down some steps takes you right on to the beach.  


Sandals Beach Villa – Hermanus

Comfortable accommodation, with a spacious bedroom, all set in a great location, within walking distance to most restaurants in Stellenbosch. Friendly, helpful management and staff! We loved the chocolate treats. We highly recommend a visit, you will not be disappointed.


De Hoek Manor – Stellenbosch

Lovely place to stay in Stellenbosch. Close to shops and restaurants. Very close to the University and Botanical Gardens which are well worth a visit. Stayed several nights and was treated like a treasured guest the entire visit. Very personal and individual attention. Highly recommended.

Imogen Coe Canada

De Hoek Manor – Stellenbosch

My friends and I spent a night at the De Hoek Manor in Stellenbosch. The staff were very welcoming and accommodating , the rooms well equipped, nicely decorated and the special touch was getting back after dinner, to a nice warm bed as they had turned on the electric blankets! Also great central location in Stellenbosch.
De Hoek Manor – Stellenbosch

The room and bathroom were wonderful and spacious. The staff were joyful, friendly and keen to help. The breakfast was great. It’s very close to everything you want to see in Stellenbosch town and there are lots of lovely restaurants in walking distance from the venue. The Virgin gym is also very close and so is the university.


De Hoek Manor – Stellenbosch

Sandals Beach Villa – Hermanus

…thank you for opening your wonderful house to us. We have enjoyed the location in this perfect setting as well as the very tasteful decoration. Your place is like a home to us and the children. We loved the walk on the beach, we have seen more than 10 whales, all swimming from east to west some of them breaching; amazing views….


– Hanon, Anelie Christel and Jan - Belgium

Sandals Beach Villa – Hermanus

“Friendly helpful couple who own the property,made us very welcome,will recommend it to friends. Thomasina Dublin”

– Thomasina - Dublin

Sandals Beach Villa – Hermanus

“Very friendly and kind hosts. Superb view on beach and whales from the room!  The spacious room.”

Sandals Beach Villa – Hermanus

“Tolle Lage , Größe des Appartemens, aufmerksamer Service, angenehme Gastgeber”

– Hans - Wiesbaden

Sandals Beach Villa – Hermanus


“The room has a beautiful view on the ocean and we watched the wales just in front of us while having a tea on the terrace. It is very quiet (no street noise). The reception is very friendly and helpful. ”

We stayed 2 nights in this exceptional house, next to the beach. Lorraine and Matthys received us with a warm hart in their home. The apartment we stayed in is very spacious, nicely decorated, comfortable and with fantastic views. On our last morning we did see from our room at least ten whales swimming by, some of them breaching.


Sandals Beach Villa – Hermanus


– Jan B

The location, the details, the view, the room, the hospitality of Lorraine and Matthys….all just excellent. With a very warm welcome you fell good and holidays started the best way. From our room we had a stunning view to the Ocean and we could even see Whales from the bed! The breakfast is just perfect; all you need and more…


Sandals Beach Villa – Hermanus

– Absultan

I think Grotto Beach is one of the most beautiful unspoiled beaches in South Africa, and if you like to run, check out when low tide is (best first thing in the am) and then you can run for 10 K on the beach communing with the sea, the surf, a few seabirds and whales in the season. What more can you want?

A fabulous terrace with 180 degree views, and Matthys to teach you how to use that boogie board in the surf. Lorraine will cook you up the best breakfast you have had in a long long while.

Long may this gem last.


Sandals Beach Villa – Hermanus

– Stonks

De Hoek Manor – Stellenbosch

We have stayed at De Hoek Manor several times when visiting the delightful university town of Stellenbosch. The hotel management and staff are very welcoming, professional and efficient. Rooms are comfortable and well-appointed. Breakfasts are a mixture of a la carte and made to order and are always delicious. De Hoek Manor is in a perfect location because one can walk to a good range of restaurants, brasseries, cafés and shops in 5 to 10 mins. The superb botanical gardens are also nearby. Finally, De Hoek has good parking facilities.

– Ianoe UK

De Hoek Manor – Stellenbosch


We spent a week at the welcoming De Hoek Manor with another couple, while visiting some of the wine estates around Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek. Our room on the ground floor was well furnished and extremely comfortable with access to an outside seating area. Breakfast was excellent with a choice of fresh dishes and coffee or tea. The fact that we shared the musical tastes of the charming Ilse was a bonus

The guest house was conveniently located for the Dorp Museum, the botanical gardens and other attractions in central Stellenbosch.

– Peter Grant Scotland

Sandals Beach Villa – Hermanus

A very relaxing and peaceful stay.  A  pleasure to have experienced your hospitality Lorraine and Matthys. Enjoyed the chats about baking too!  Thank you to Phibean and Collins for looking after us.

Pat & Dave Cambridge U K