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Most Instagrammed hashtags in SA

You know Instagram is about people who prefer to communicate with pictures and videos instead of words but what is the most used tag or the most tagged city in 2016? The stats over 2016 are out. What are the most used hashtags (key words) used on Instagram? Since we… More

Geocaching in Gordons Bay and Cape Town

We have lots of caches in Gordons Bay and Cape Town! For who has never heard of this modern treasure hunting, Geocaching is cool! People hide the caches (boxes) and then post GPS coordinates of their location on www.geocaching.com. Now the fun can start! There are over ten different types of… More

Cape Town ranks as Lonely Planet's 2nd best city worldwide!

You probable already knew this but it is official now. Cape Town ranks as Lonely Planet's 2nd best city worldwide! Lonely Planet revealed the best of the best in travel in their newly published guide, Best in Travel 2017, which features picks from around the world in the categories for… More

Beautiful West Coast National Park

An hour drive from Cape Town to Langebaan. The 40,000 ha West Coast National Park provides a safe haven for thousands of seabirds, who roost on the sheltered islands and pristine golden beaches. During the spring the strandveld is embroidered with a tapestry of multi-hued flowers, while in the Postberg… More

Shop, Wine and Dine in V&A Waterfront

V&A Waterfront offers indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merged with ocean vistas and mountain views. Situated at the foot of Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour. Coming to Waterfront is almost as synonymous with a visit to Cape Town. More

Botanical garden Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden as the most beautiful garden in Africa and one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Only few can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. More

Wine, Art and Nature in Stellenbosch

Only 35 minutes drive from our Wind-Rose Guest House in Gordons Bay, famous Stellenbosch region offers endless sights and activities for the foodie, the nature lover, the wine connoisseur and the wine newbie, the art and culture enthusiast. There is so much to do and see in Stellenbosch that we… More

Penguins in Simons Town

You love penguins, so come to Simons Town.  Boulders each with its colony of thousands of African penguins. This exquisite beach of Simons Town contains huge, rounded rocks (hence the name “Boulders”), and there are numerous coves and rock pools that beg to be explored. Swim with the penquins! More

Cape Point - Southern point of the Peninsula

Cape Point situated at the tip of the Cape Peninsula is a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park declared as Natural World Heritage Site. With a rich and varied flora and fauna, buck, baboons and Cape Mountain Zebra as well as over 250 species of birds, Cape Point… More

Somerset West - Things To Do

Looking for things to do in Somerset West, it is only 20 minutes from the our Guest House!  Somerset West is surrounded by orchards, farmlands and vineyards. Somerset West lies at the foot of the Helderberg mountains. Winter or summer, there is always something to do in the Helderberg. More

Strand - A walk on the Beach and Golf

From small beginnings in 1714, Strand has grown into a thriving holiday and business centre 15 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 30 minutes from the city by car, with regular train services. A wide range of accommodation establishments, restaurants and shops is available. Check Rates & Book Online… More

Where to play Golf?

Check Rates & Book Online Erinvale Golf Course: - Somerset West Approximately 25 minutes from Wind-Rose Guest House by Car. "Host of the 1996 World Cup of Golf in which thirty two participating nations competed. This is an estate course of two distinctly different nines. The front nine is on… More

Helderberg, a tourists' paradise

Backdropped by magnificent mountains and blessed with diverse flora and fauna, kilometres of white, sandy beaches and its own wine route, Helderberg is a tourists' paradise. North, across False Bay's wide, tranquil expanse, Table Mountain's distinctive silhouette looks out over the Cape Flats. Rich in history, Helderberg is the last… More

Gordons Bay, the coastal village

Gordon's Bay gives real meaning to the term 'picturesque coastal village'. Lying at the sundrenched foot of the Hottentots Holland range, which drops straight into an azure sea, its harbour is a constant buzz of holiday activity. Home to the South African Naval College, Gordon's Bay is forty-five minutes' drive… More

Cape Town, the City that has it all

Cape Town Before the Dutch East India Company (VOC) established a 17th-century victualling station on Table Bay's pristine shore, the Cape Flats were hunted for hippopotami and other large game by the Khoi-Khoi and the San (Bushmen). With colonisation, the Cape of Good Hope established a lasting tradition of hospitality… More