Go to Zanzig.com Homepage
 You are here: Home > Travel Photos > South Africa > All Addresses

3 Weeks in South Africa

Hotels/B&Bs - Prices are room rates for 2 persons per night, including taxes. Dinner not included, breakfast (BF) as indicated.

All prices correct as of March 2004.
Please note that we can not guarantee the correctness of these prices today.

Note: I experienced very slow connections to South African Web servers, so please be patient while your browser connects to the target page!

Days 1-3
Cape Town
Accommodation
  • Inn On The SquareInn On The Square
    10 Greenmarket Square
    8000 Cape Town
    South Africa
    Fon +27 (0) 21 4232050
    Fax +27 (0) 21 4232059
    Approx. ZAR 713 incl. BF and Valet Parking

    The Inn On The Square has probably one of the most prominent locations in Cape Town: It sits directly at the popular Greenmarket Square right in the city center (see image). When you enjoy your breakfast in the restaurant you can watch the market activities on the busy Square, and your holidays will start right away.

    From here, it is just a few steps to the official tourist information, and to several shops and supermarkets. You can also take a modest walk to the Castle of Good Hope. If you want to visit other attractions or want to go out at night, we recommend to use a taxi instead of your rental car (the traffic can be quite heavy).

    We had a room to the side; it was quiet, clean and reasonably priced. Having said that, we recommend to keep the windows closed at night, because the arriving merchants of the market can be noisy in the early morning hours. The breakfast was very good, and the staff was friendly and helpful.

    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)

    More information: zanzig.com/f/13.htm

Restaurants
  • Quay Four
    Tavern & Seafood Brasserie
    Victoria & Albert Waterfront
    8000 Cape Town
    Fon 021 419 2008
    Fax 021 421 2056
    Web http://www.quay4.co.za
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)

  • Soviet
    165 Longmarket Street
    8000 Cape Town
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)

  • La Med
    at Glen Country Club
    Victoria Road
    Clifton
    8000 Cape Town
    Fon 021 - 438 5600
    Fax 021 - 438 2018
    Web http://www.lamed.co.za
    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)
What to do
  • Visit Table Mountain
    Tafelberg Road
    Cape Town, 8001
    Fon (021) 424 8181
    Fax (021) 424 3792
    Web http://www.tablemountain.net
    Return ticket ZAR 105 per adult
    The Zanzig.com Rating: ***** (unmissable)

  • Visit Castle of Good Hope
    Opposite Grand Parade
    8000 Cape Town
    Fon +27 21 787 1082
    Fax +27 21 787 1089
    Web http://www.castleofgoodhope.co.za
    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)

  • Visit Table Mountain National Park
    Entrance can be reached from M4 or M65
    Fon +27 21 780 9204
    Fax +27 21 780 9321
    Web http://www.sanparks.org/parks/table_mountain/
    ZAR 70 for car and two adults
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)

  • Individual City Tour
    Your Guide: Martin Drechsler
    Taxi Service & Tour Guide
    Cape Town
    Fon +27 84 356 5710
    Mail martindrechsler855@hotmail.com
    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)
Day 4
Stellenbosch
Accommodation
  • Power House Lodge
    Pat & Margie Burns
    34 Merriman Avenue
    7599 Stellenbosch
    South Africa
    Fon +27 (0) 21 887-9980
    Fax +27 (0) 21 887-9987
    ZAR 550 incl. BF
    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)
Restaurant
  • The Coachman
    Corner Plein & Ryneveld Street
    7600 Stellenbosch
    Fon +27 (0) 21 883 9234
    Fax +27 (0) 21 883 2230
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)
What to do
Winetasting
  • Blaauwklippen Vineyards
    Off R44, between Somerset West and Stellenbosch
    7599 Stellenbosch
    Fon +27 21 880-0133
    Fax +27 21 880 0136
    Web http://www.blaauwklippen.com
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)

  • Laborie Wines
    Off R45, Southern Paarl
    7624 Southern Paarl
    Fon +27 21 807 3390
    Fax +27 21 863 1955
    Web http://laboriewines.co.za
    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)

Day 5
Franschhoek
Accommodation
  • Vineyard Cottages La ProvenceVineyard Cottages
    La Provence

    Johan & Carin van Rensburg
    2 km from Franschhoek on the R45
    PO Box 38
    7690 Franschhoek
    Fon & Fax
    +27 21 876 3194
    Web http://www.laprovencevin.co.za
    ZAR 400 incl. BF
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)
Restaurant
  • Polfyntjies
    Traditional South African Restaurant
    Main Road R45
    7690 Franschhoek
    Fon +27 21 876 3217
    Fax +27 21 876 3842
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)
Day 6
Robertson
Accommodation
  • Grand Hotel RobertsonThe Grand Hotel
    Dennis & Lauren Woolley
    68 Barry Street
    6705 Robertson
    South Africa
    Fon 27 23 626 3272
    Fax 27 23 626 1158
    Web http://www.grandhotel.co.za
    ZAR 350 incl. BF
    The Zanzig.com Rating:
    **** (very good)
Restaurant
  • The Grand Hotel
    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)
Day 7
Oudtshoorn
Accommodation
  • The Oak Tree B&B
    Gerd & Maureen Fröns
    48 Van der Riet Street
    6625 Oudtshoorn
    Fon & Fax (044) 272 2083
    ZAR 400 incl. BF
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)
Restaurant
  • De Fijne Keuken
    114 Baron van Reede Street
    6625 Oudtshoorn
    Fon (044) 272 6403
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)
What to do
  • Visit Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
    Off R328 to Mossel Bay
    6620 Oudtshoorn
    Fon (044) 272 7115
    Fax (044) 272 7111
    Web http://www.highgate.co.za
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)

  • Visit Cango Caves National Monument
    Off R328 to Prince Albert
    Oudtshoorn
    Fon +27 44 272 7410
    Fax +27 44 272 8001
    Web http://www.cangocaves.co.za
    ZAR 40 per adult on the "Standard Tour" (recommended)
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)

Day 8
Willowmore
Accommodation
  • Villa d'Lockyer Country Lodge
    Billy & Jeanne Hare
    Ferreira Str. 10
    6445 Willowmore
    Fon & Fax (044) 923 1998
    Web http://www.villaj.co.za
    ZAR 360 incl. BF
    The Zanzig.com Rating: ** (fair)
Restaurant
  • Villa d'Lockyer Country Lodge
    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)
Day 9
Addo
Accommodation
  • Homestead B&B
    Thurston & Magda Whittle
    Valentine Road
    6105 Addo
    Fon (042) 233 0354
    Fax (042) 233 0209
    Mobile (082) 5744 640
    Web http://www.homesteadbnb.co.za
    ZAR 460 incl. BF
    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)
What to do
  • Visit Addo Elephant National Park
    PO Box 52
    6105 Addo
    Fon (042) 2330556
    Fax (042) 2330196
    Web http://www.addoelephantpark.com
    ZAR 80 per person, including car
    The Zanzig.com Rating: ***** (unmissable)

  • Guided Safari
    Schotia Private Game Reserve
    Next to Addo Elephant Park on the N10, between Port Elizabeth and Paterson
    Fon (042) 235 1436
    Fax (042) 235 1368
    Mobile 083 654 8511
    Web http://www.schotia.com
    ZAR 450 per person, including coffee break and dinner
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)
Day 10
Summerstrand
Accommodation
  • Tiran Cottages [now Bayside Guesthouse]
    6 Tiran Road
    Summerstrand
    6001 Port Elizabeth
    Fon (041) 583 3566
    Fax (086) 656 4135
    Mob (082) 800 4540
    http://www.bayside-guesthouse.co.za
    ZAR 440 incl. BF
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)
Restaurant
  • The Blue Waters Cafe
    Opposite Boardwalk
    Summerstrand
    Fon (041) 5834408
    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)
Days 11-12
Tsitsikamma N.P.
Accommodation
Restaurant
  • Jabulani Tsitsikamma Restaurant
    at the Tsitsikamma National Park
    Fon +27 42 281 1190
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)
Day 13
Plettenberg Bay
Accommodation
  • La Vista Lodge
    17 Rosheen Crescent
    6600 Plettenberg Bay
    Fon +27 (0)44 533 3008
    Fax +27 (0)44 533 3002
    http://www.lavista.co.za
    The Zanzig.com Rating: N/A

    Update 21/07/11 - The "La Vista Lodge" has a new owner who has changed the concept from traditional B&B to "affordable Self-Catering Holiday Home". The location in Plettenberg is still great, and from looking at the photos on the web site, the house and rooms look very good. (Yet we have not been to Plett and can not rate the accommodation; however, we think the former 4-star-rating will still apply.)

Restaurant
  • The Look Out Restaurant and Deck
    Look Out Beach
    6800 Plettenberg Bay
    Fon 044 533 1379
    Fax 044 533 0174
    http://www.lookout.co.za
    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)
What to do
  • Dolphin and Whalewatching Tour
    Ocean Safaris
    in association with the Centre for Dolphin Studies
    1 Hopwood Street
    6800 Plettenberg Bay
    Fon 082 784 5729
    http://www.oceansafaris.co.za
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)
Day 14
Knysna
Accommodation
  • The Old Cape Road Guest House
    126 Old Cape Road
    6570 Knysna
    Tel & Fax (044) 382 3871
    Web http://www.oldcaperoad.co.za
    ZAR 640 incl. BF
    The Zanzig.com Rating: ***** (unmissable)
Restaurant
  • JJ's Restaurant
    Waterfront Drive
    6570 Knysna
    Fon 044 - 382 3359
    Fax 044 - 382 2184
    Mobile 082 800 5091
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)
Day 15
Wilderness
Accommodation
  • Shining Waters B&B WildernessShining Waters B&B
    Corinne and Renato
    859 Sixth Avenue
    6560 Wilderness
    Fon & Fax +27 (0) 44 877 1958
    Mobile 083 271 0410
    ZAR 500 incl. BF

    When we stayed at the Shining Waters B&B in 2004, the house was under a different management, so we really can not comment on the house today. However, the location of the house has not changed, and it is really awesome: Just a local street separates the house from the beach and sea, and from our balcony we could watch the sea (see image), take our binoculars and look for dolphins and whales. We really enjoyed the peace and tranquility of our room. Looking at the images, the accommodation quality has improved since our stay, so we think you will enjoy your stay with Corinne and Roberto.

    The Zanzig.com Rating: N/A (new owners)

    More information: zanzig.com/f/14.htm

Restaurant
  • Wilderness Grille
    George Road
    6560 Wilderness
    Fon 044 877 0808
    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)
Day 16
Mossel Bay
Accommodation
  • Point Village Guest House
    Jan & Minnie Mostert
    1 Bland Str. East
    6500 Mossel Bay
    Fon & Fax (044) 690 7782
    ZAR 590 incl. ZAR 70 breakfast voucher

    This house is another perfect stopover at the Garden Route. Beautifully designed rooms with lots of maritime items (yet never even close to being "kitsch") will make your stay very special. The restaurant and the small beach are just a few steps away. Also, you can talk long walks along the southern shore from here. The staff will help you with any question you might have.

    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)

    More information: zanzig.com/f/15.htm

Restaurant
  • Kingfisher & Delfino's Restaurant
    Point Road, The Point
    6500 Mossel Bay
    Fon & Fax 044 690 6390
    The Zanzig.com Rating: ***** (unmissable)
Day 17
Struisbaai
Accommodation
  • Harbour Lights
    Rochelle and Lydia
    5 Kusweg Oos
    Struisbaai
    7285 Cape Agulhas
    Fon & Fax 028 435 6053
    Mobile 082 550 6153
    Web http://www.capeagulhas.co.za
    ZAR 550 incl. BF
    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)
Restaurant
  • Zuidste Kaap
    Main Road
    L'Agulhas
    Fon +27 28 435 6034
    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)
Day 18
Hermanus
Accommodation
  • Misty Waves Boutique HotelMisty Waves
    Boutique Hotel

    21 Marine Drive
    Hermanus
    Fon +27 (28) 313-8460
    Fax +27 (28) 312-1755
    Mobile 082 555 9984
    ZAR 600 incl. BF

    The Misty Waves Boutique Hotel is certainly one of the finest hotels in Hermanus. While the house seems to be slightly "over-decorated" in general, the furniture and equipment in our room was excellent. The hospitality provided by the staff was really a class of its own. They were friendly and helpful, and while we were out for dinner, they even closed the curtains in our room and prepared the bed for us. Great!

    The Zanzig.com Rating: ***** (unmissable)

    More information: zanzig.com/f/16.htm

Restaurant
  • The Greeks @ Trattoria Restaurant
    60 St. Peters Lane
    7200 Hermanus
    Fon (028) 313 0532
    Fax (028) 312 3707
    The Zanzig.com Rating: *** (good)
Day 19
Belleville
Accommodation
  • We had a private accommodation from Petra (her family has friends here). Of course, this can not compete with any commercial accommodation! :-)
Restaurant
  • De Tijgerkombuis aan de Eikenweg
    12 Old Oakweg
    7530 Ridgeworth
    Fon 914 0186
    The Zanzig.com Rating: **** (very good)

*****
unmissable
You will definitely miss an outstanding experience if you don't do/book this. Will provide you good memories. Best value for money. Fantastic!
****
very good
Clearly above average quality. Will give you a very good experience. High value for money.
***
good
Average quality and still recommended. A good experience and good value for money. Nothing to complain about, and you will not be disappointed.
**
fair
Below average quality and/or low value for money, but still acceptable. You will want to consider other options, though.
*
poor
You will most likely be disappointed when booking this. Lowest value for money. Not recommended.

Copyright © 1982-2012 by Mark Zanzig | Blog | Site Map | Licence Photos | Disclaimer | Advertise | About Us