#0449: South Africa, Western Cape

home exchange #0449: South Africa, Western CapeRelax and enjoy the view
home exchange #0449: South Africa, Western CapeMain bedroom
home exchange #0449: South Africa, Western CapeLounge area
home exchange #0449: South Africa, Western CapeOpen plan living
home exchange #0449: South Africa, Western CapeAfrican decor
home exchange #0449: South Africa, Western CapeEn suite
home exchange #0449: South Africa, Western CapeThe best view in Plett!
home exchange #0449: South Africa, Western CapeKitchen
home exchange #0449: South Africa, Western CapeCasual Living
home exchange #0449: South Africa, Western CapeSpacious main bedroom
home exchange #0449: South Africa, Western CapeWalk to the beach
home exchange #0449: South Africa, Western CapeLunch or dinner at our favourite restaurant Emily's
home exchange #0449: South Africa, Western Cape
home exchange #0449: South Africa, Western Cape

    Description

    The apartment is bright and airy with clean, modern conveniences, and located within a secure complex. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large kitchen and living area with all you require for a comfortable stay. Linen is crisp and fresh, and comfortable beds for a good night's sleep.

    The views from the living areas and main bedroom are amazing, and a great backdrop from which to enjoy the best of South African wines as the sun goes down over the Outeniqua mountains.

    The apartment is situated in a secure complex and one of the questions many people ask is: How safe is it to visit South Africa? Well, as in most countries around the world you need to take care and not act too much like a tourist and take the usual precautions of not carrying around large amounts of money, or walking on your own at night. The locals are friendly and as its a small town, its very different to Johannesburg! So be aware, but mainly enjoy this wonderful land in all its diversity.

    Shops and restaurants are within a few minutes walk, with lots of lovely craft and specialist African shops in the vicinity. There are 5 star dining experiences, as well as relaxed and casual dining, lunches and breakfasts available. Interesting farmers markets where locally produced products such as jams, cakes, flowers, organic vegetables are held every Saturday. There is also a local theatre which hosts productions showcasing some of the local talent. Polo matches are held in the summer season.

    Location

    Car needed yes
    Car available no

    According to many South Africans, Plettenberg Bay is the jewel of the Garden Route. Originally christened "Bahia Formosa" (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers, it has developed over time into a beautiful, modern town that combines buzzing activity with a peaceful environment, lazy beach days and action activities like diving, hiking and bungee jumping (if you absolutely must!).

    Plettenberg Bay (known locally as 'Plett') is characterised by sweeping, unspoilt golden beaches, a dramatic rocky peninsula called Robberg Peninsula which is famous for its Cape Fur Seal population lagoons and estuaries, towering indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers and sea.

    With its exceptional climate, and beautiful view sites over the Indian Ocean, Plettenberg Bay is perfect for exploring, watching or just lazing.

    It is also known for its many golf courses, Goose Valley, (5 mins drive) Pezula (30 mins drive) Simola (45 Mins drive) and the world renowned Fancourt (1 hours drive). There are a few game lodges which offer excellent diversity of wild animals, the most famous being Shamwari and the Addo Elephant Park which an easy overnight stay if you want to venture further afield.

    Knysna, another popular town in this area is 25 minutes drive away and offers interesting shops, restaurants and tourist activities such as lagoon cuises and yacht cruises. It makes a lovely day trip and we recommend Ile de Pain Restaurant for fantastic bread and meals and the very best coffee! 

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 2: 1 x double

    All rooms have a wonderful view of the ocean, mountains and lagoon.(except second bedroom)

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath, shower, toilet

    wc 2: toilet

    bathroom 3: bath, toilet

    Main en suite has a bath and toilet. Separate bathroom with bath and shower, separate toilet.

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 20 to 40
    Rental value is approx double for peak season such as Christmas or Easter holidays.
    Cleaning included no
    Final Cleaning R360 - Additional cleaning during stay can be arranged upon request

    No Smoking inside

    No Children

    No Infants

    No Pets

    Not suitable for the elderly or infirm

    No wheelchair access

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (5 minutes drive)

    Horse riding (15 minutes drive)

    Fishing (5 minutes drive)

    Golf (10 minutes drive)

    Scuba diving (5 minutes drive)

    Tennis (5 minutes drive)

    Sailing (5 minutes drive)

    Water skiing (5 minutes drive)

    Snorkeling (5 minutes drive)

    Hiking / Walking (10 minutes drive)

    Surfing (5 minutes drive)

    Windsurfing (5 minutes drive)

    Other

    Shops (3 minutes walk)

    Restaurants (3 minutes walk)

    Gym / Health Club (5 minutes walk)

    Wildlife Viewing (30 minutes drive)

    Beach (5 minutes drive)

    Getting there

    The nearest international airport is Cape Town, which is 5 hours drive by car, or the nearest domestic airport is George which is just over an hour's drive away. It is advisable to hire a car for any long trips you might wish to take. South Africa has an excellent road network, drives on left hand side of the road.

    Coffee shops, restaurants and supermarkets are within a few minutes walk of the apartment. For beaches, golf and sightseeing activities, you may use our car as these are mostly within a few minutes drive to an hour away. Full game viewing is 2 hours drive away in the eastern cape, (malaria free) and Cape Town and all its attractions are 5 hours drive away. There are plenty of tours, which can be arranged to different areas of South Africa, should you not feel inclined to drive.

    A jewel in the Garden Route of South Africa -.

    spectacular views from this comfortable apartment along the coast plus perfect location to enjoy beaches,mountains,golf and easy day trips to game vi...

    At a glance

    Property Apartment/Condo (vacation home)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange, Direct Swaps
    Credits 20 to 40 per week
    Bedrooms 2
    Guests 4
    Min stay 5 days
    Prime Time 09 Nov 17 to 16 Nov 17
    30 credits
    16 Nov 17 to 23 Nov 17
    30 credits
    Desired Destinations open to offers
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