The Hemel en Aarde Valley in South Africa's Western Cape is a renowned wine-producing region, known for its cool climate and unique terroir. This valley is home to some of the country's finest wine farms, each offering a unique experience for visitors. From boutique estates to larger, more established wineries, there is something for every wine lover in the Hemel en Aarde Valley. In this blog post, we'll be sharing our favourite wine farms in this region, highlighting their unique features, exceptional wines, and why we think they are a must-visit for anyone interested in experiencing the best of the Hemel en Aarde Valley, a short drive outside of Hermanus.
Creation Wine Estate is a renowned winery located in the heart of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, South Africa. The estate offers visitors the opportunity to experience its award-winning wines through an array of tastings. The tastings range from the classic tasting, which includes a selection of five of the estate's wines, to the premium and reserve tastings, which feature exclusive wines and library vintages. For a truly unique experience, visitors can also partake in the "Art of Wine and Food Pairing" tasting, where wines are paired with small plates of food created by the estate's executive chef. Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or simply looking to explore the world of wine, a visit to Creation Wine Estate promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Open Daily: 9am - 5pm
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Call: +27 28 212 1107
Address: Hemel & Aarde Rd R320, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
Bosman Hermanus is a boutique wine and tapas bar located in the heart of Hermanus, South Africa. The bar is situated in a historic building that dates back to the 1800s, and its interiors blend contemporary and traditional elements seamlessly. The bar offers a range of wines from the Bosman Family Vineyards, a renowned producer of sustainable, eco-friendly wines that are crafted with care and attention to detail. Visitors can indulge in a variety of tapas dishes, made using locally sourced ingredients and designed to complement the wines perfectly. In addition to wine and tapas, Bosman Hermanus also offers a selection of craft beers, gin and tonics, and other artisanal drinks.
*Special Feature: Guests can book one of their exclusive huts for a private 'picnic'
Open: Tues-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
Call: +27 (0)76 3000 819
Address: Bosman Hermanus, De Bos Farm, Karwyderskraal Road, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
Newton Johnson is a family-owned winery located in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley of South Africa's Western Cape. Established in 1995, the winery is known for producing premium, terroir-driven wines that express the unique characteristics of the region. The team at Newton Johnson is dedicated to sustainable farming practices, utilizing biodynamic and organic methods to cultivate their vineyards. The winery's portfolio includes a range of red and white varietals, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah, which are all crafted with care and precision by the skilled winemaking team. Visitors to the winery can enjoy tastings, tours, and other experiences, including a farm-to-table restaurant that showcases local ingredients paired with Newton Johnson's exceptional wines.
Open: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm (closed on Sundays)
Call: +27 28 312 3862
Address: R320, Hemel-en-Aarde Road. Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus, 7201, South Africa
Spookfontein is a boutique wine estate situated in the heart of the Walker Bay region of South Africa. The estate was founded in 2007, and since then, it has gained a reputation for producing exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroir of the area. Spookfontein's vineyards are situated on the slopes of the Kleinrivier Mountains, where they benefit from cool maritime breezes and an abundance of sunlight. The estate specializes in producing premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah varietals, which are all handcrafted using traditional winemaking techniques. Visitors to the Spookfontein tasting room can enjoy guided tastings of the estate's wines, paired with delicious local cheeses and other snacks. The tasting room is housed in a beautifully restored 19th-century barn, which provides a cozy and intimate setting for wine lovers to enjoy Spookfontein's exceptional wines.
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-4.30pm, Sun: 10am-4pm
Call: +27 (0)73 067 7936
Address: 33 Hemel en Aarde Rd, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
Bouchard Finlayson is a renowned wine estate located in the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in South Africa's Western Cape. The estate was established in 1989 by Peter Finlayson, a pioneer of the region's winemaking industry. Today, Bouchard Finlayson is known for producing some of the country's finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines, as well as other varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. The estate's vineyards benefit from the cool maritime climate and unique soil composition of the valley, which together contribute to the complex and elegant flavor profiles of Bouchard Finlayson's wines. Visitors to the estate can enjoy guided tastings of the wines, as well as tours of the vineyards and cellar, and dining experiences at the onsite restaurant, which features a menu of locally-sourced, seasonal dishes paired with Bouchard Finlayson's exceptional wines.
Open: Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-4pm
Call: +27 (0)28 312 3515
Address: R320, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
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Hermanus is a charming seaside town located on the south coast of South Africa. It's a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, scenic coastline, and most notably southern right whales. However, Hermanus is also home to some fantastic restaurants, serving up a diverse range of delicious dishes from fresh seafood to authentic African cuisine. In this post, we will take a look at some of our favourite places to eat in Hermanus.
1. Burgundy Restaurant
Burgundy Restaurant is a stylish and modern eatery located in the heart of Hermanus. Situated just a stone's throw from the ocean, the restaurant's sea-side location offers stunning views of Walker Bay.
Burgundy Restaurant prides itself on offering a unique dining experience that blends contemporary cuisine with traditional South African hospitality. The menu features a wide range of dishes, from fresh seafood to grilled steaks and fresh salads, all made with locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant's wine list is also impressive, showcasing some of the best wines from the region. With its stylish decor, warm, welcoming atmosphere, and beautiful sea-side location, Burgundy Restaurant is a must-visit for foodies visiting Hermanus.
WHAT WE LOVE: Everything we tasted here was delicious, located in the hub of Hermanus town centre and on the water-front. A great spot for whale watching in season!
The Wine Glass is a charming and intimate restaurant located in centre of town. The restaurant's menu features a variety of dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, as well as an extensive wine list showcasing some of the best wines from the local region. The restaurant's cozy and inviting atmosphere, coupled with its warm and attentive service, makes it the perfect spot for a romantic date or a special night out with friends. The Wine Glass also offers private wine tastings and events, making it a great choice for those looking to experience the a large selection of the best wines from the region all in one place.
WHAT WE LOVE: A truly extensive wine selection from the region available by the glass and bottle. Tasty tapas style food! Trendy environment.
3. Creation Wines
Creation Wine Farm, located in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley offers an unforgettable wine and culinary experience. The restaurant at Creation Wine Farm is known for its innovative, seasonal menu, featuring locally sourced ingredients and paired perfectly with the estate's award-winning wines. Diners can choose from a range of dishes, including fresh seafood, grilled meats, and vegetarian options, all of which are expertly prepared and beautifully presented. The restaurant's stunning views of the vineyards and surrounding mountains add to the dining experience, making it an excellent choice for a special occasion or a romantic meal.
WHAT WE LOVE: "The best food and wine pairings in the Western Cape" according to our founder, Sarah Michell.
When it comes to seafood in Hermanus, there's no shortage of amazing restaurants to choose from, but one that stands out is the historic Fisherman's Cottage. Established in the 1800s, this charming eatery offers diners a chance to experience the town's rich history while enjoying some of the freshest seafood around. From their renowned calamari to their mouth-watering fish and chips, the menu at Fisherman's Cottage is sure to satisfy any seafood lover's cravings. And with a play area for kids, it's the perfect spot for a family meal that's sure to please everyone.
WHAT WE LOVE: The historic atmosphere. The calamari was amazing and their kiddies play area is super convenient for those dining with children.
Bientang's Cave is a unique seafood restaurant located in a cave on the shores of Walker Bay in Hermanus, South Africa. The restaurant offers a wide range of fresh seafood dishes, including prawns, calamari, and fish of the day, all of which are expertly prepared and served in a stunning setting with breathtaking ocean views. Bientang's Cave also offers an extensive wine list featuring some of the best wines from the region. With its one-of-a-kind location and delicious food, Bientang's Cave is a memorable dining experience in Hermanus.
WHAT WE LOVE: Dining right on the edge of the ocean!
Char'd Grill & Wine Bar is a unique restaurant located in the Village Square of Hermanus' waterfront. Known for its innovative approach to steaks, the restaurant offers a variety of unusual and classic cuts of beef. With the use of artisan butchers who utilize the entire carcass of the animal, Char'd is at the forefront of the modern global trend of incorporating alternative cuts of meat into their menu. This results in a unique culinary experience for diners looking for something new and exciting.
WHAT WE LOVE: Choose your perfect cut of meat and have it cooked to your exact preference.
Oskar's Cafe & Bakery is a cozy and inviting cafe in the heart of Hermanus servicing good coffee and freshly baked pastries, bread and a small selection of delicious breakfast dishes.
WHAT WE LOVE: Trendy, yummy breakfasts and good coffee! This is our go to breakfast spot in Hermanus.
What sets Ficks Restaurant apart is its breathtaking location. Perched on the water's edge at the newly refurbished Ficks Tidal Pools, the restaurant boasts unparalleled views of the sparkling ocean, and diners can enjoy their meals while watching whales frolic in the bay during whale season.
Ficks Restaurant is located just across the road from our managed luxury holiday apartments
"17 Marine Hermanus". Our guests enjoy Ficks for a refreshing ocean dip in the tidal pool, enjoying sundownsers with an exceptional view or a bite to eat.
9. Theo's Taverna - Greek Restaurant
This is a lovely, new Greek restaurant in the heart of Hermanus. If you're into Greek food, this is a great spot.
Address: 10 Harbour Rd, Hermanus
Contact: +27 72 787 2505
We hope the above list provides value to you and inspiration for where to eat in Hermanus. We'd love to hear your thoughts on your favourite places to eat in Hermanus so comment below, or if this blog post has inspired you to try any of the above spots on your next trip to Hermanus, tag us on Instagram @backintown_concierge we'd love to see what dishes you choose.
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Hermanus, Western Cape, is a charming coastal town that offers visitors a perfect blend of natural beauty, adventure, and relaxation. With so much to see and do, it can be challenging to know where to begin. In this post, we will be highlighting some of the best things to see and do in Hermanus.
1. Go Whale Watching
Hermanus is one of the best places in the world to spot whales. Every year, from around June to December, southern right whales migrate to the town's shallow bays to breed. Visitors can go on whale watching tours to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures. The tours usually last for about two hours and offer an unforgettable experience.
WHALE WATCHING BOAT TOURS
COST: R1220 per adult. R610 children under 12yrs. R1120 for students & seniors. Under 3yrs free.
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2. Take a walk/run on the Cliff Path
The Cliff Path is a picturesque 12 km walk along the coastline, starting from the New Harbour and ending at Grotto Beach. The path offers breathtaking views of the ocean and is an excellent spot for whale watching. The walk takes around three hours, but visitors can choose to do shorter sections.
Hermanus is situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands and is home to many excellent vineyards. Visitors can go wine tasting in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Hamilton Russell Vineyards and Creation Wines are some of the popular wineries to visit.
Fernkloof Nature Reserve is a botanical wonderland and offers visitors an opportunity to see over 1,600 species of plants, including fynbos, proteas, and ericas. Visitors can explore the reserve on foot, with trails ranging from easy strolls to more challenging hikes.
5. Try Adventure Sports - Fatbiking, Horseriding and Mountainbiking
For those looking for an adrenaline rush, Hermanus offers a range of adventure sports activities. Fatbiking is a unique way to explore the sand dunes, while horse riding provides a scenic way to enjoy the countryside. Mountain biking enthusiasts can explore the surrounding mountains and enjoy spectacular views.
6. Try Sea Kayaking
Sea Kayaking is a great way to explore the coastline and see some incredible marine life up close, including whales, dolphins, seals, penguins, and a variety of seabirds. Visitors can go on guided sea kayaking tours that take them to secluded coves and hidden beaches. The tours usually last for two hours and are suitable for all skill levels.
COST: R500 per person, minimum age: 10 years and tours require a minimum of 2 participants.
7. Visit the Saturday Morning Market
The Hermanus Country Market is held every Saturday morning and offers visitors a chance to try some of the town's best artisanal produce. The market has stalls selling everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts and is an excellent place to grab breakfast or lunch.
8. Explore the Art Scene
Hermanus is known for its vibrant art scene, with a variety of galleries and art studios showcasing the work of local artists. Visitors can explore the Hermanus Art Route, which takes them through the town's many galleries and exhibitions. The Whale Coast Art Route is another great option, taking visitors on a scenic tour through the picturesque Overberg region, where they can discover the work of some of South Africa's most talented artists. From contemporary art to traditional crafts, Hermanus is a hub of creativity and is sure to inspire art lovers of all kinds.
On the first Friday of every month there is also a "First Fridays Artwalk", which is a monthly event where galleries and studios stay open late, and visitors can explore the art scene while enjoying live music and refreshments.
Hermanus is a food lover's paradise, offering a wide variety of dining options to suit all tastes and budgets. Seafood is a highlight of the local cuisine, with restaurants serving up fresh catches straight from the ocean. Visitors can also indulge in some of the town's famous fish and chips, or try some of the delicious street food on offer. For those looking for a more upscale dining experience, there are many fine dining options to choose from, with menus featuring locally sourced ingredients and an extensive selection of South African wines. From casual eats to gourmet cuisine, Hermanus has something for every palate.
10. Enjoy Incredible Beaches
Hermanus is known for its magnificent beaches. The town has a number of beaches that are popular among locals and tourists alike. Grotto Beach is a stunning, Blue Flag beach. It is the largest and most popular beach in Hermanus, offering soft white sand, crystal-clear waters, and excellent swimming conditions. Another popular beach is Voëlklip, which is famous for its stunning scenery and great surfing opportunities. Other beaches in the area include Langbaai, Kammabaai, and Onrus Beach, each offering its own unique charm and appeal.
11. Enjoy a Beer Tasting Experience
Beer lovers won't want to miss the chance to sample some of the local craft brews on offer in Hermanus. The town is home to several breweries and taprooms, each offering a unique range of beers and ales. Visitors can take a brewery tour and learn about the brewing process, or simply sit back and relax with a cold one in a lively atmosphere. Whether you're a serious beer aficionado or just looking to unwind with a refreshing pint, Hermanus has plenty to offer in the way of beer tasting experiences.
In conclusion, Hermanus, Western Cape, offers visitors a plethora of activities to choose from. Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, or cultural experiences, this charming little town has something for everyone.
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The premature reports that have been circulating recently by the international press regarding South Africa not opening to international travel until 2021 have been extremely detrimental to the South African tourism sector, costing millions of rands in potentially unnecessary travel cancellations. Following a 2-hour webinar discussion with SATSA (South Africa Tourism Association) & TBCSA (Tourism Business Council of South Africa) over the weekend, we are here to support the motion put forward to government, that South Africa is ready to reintroduce international tourism to the country from September 2020.
The more accurate information is that re-opening dates for international tourism have not yet been determined. South Africa is working with a 5 level risk-adjusted approach to Covid-19 and is currently on level 3 (as of last week).
The Tourism Recovery Strategy, which has been developed by South African Tourism and the Tourism Business Council of South Africa, is working closely with the South African government to strategise a plan and process to safely re-open inbound international tourism to the country sooner rather than later, and hopefully, by 1 September 2020.
The proposed Recovery Strategy is a phased approach that will allow for an initial 6 to 8-week preparation phase, followed by a trial phase where safe target markets that have a similar risk profile to South Africa will be allowed to travel to South Africa.
Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO of TBCSA (the Tourism Business Council of South Africa) said last week, “By instituting a phased approach to reopening, we will have had the benefit from the learnings from the European and Northern Hemisphere summer season”.
The ATTA (African Travel and Tourism Association) has said “We are confident South Africa’s tourism economy can be opened up safely if we follow global best practice and the comprehensive protocols we have developed. By opening up as close to September 1 in a responsible manner, we will save the entire 2021 inbound tourism revenue stream and tourism in South Africa.”
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South Africa may have been on your travel bucket lists for years. Now is the perfect time to start planning your dream trip. The seasons in South Africa are opposite to Europe and the US, meaning it's our peak summer season over Christmas and New Year. We are thus optimistic that the travel bans will be lifted in time for Christmas and New Years in the sun! Here are some reasons now is a great time to start the planning process with your complimentary Travel Advisor.
South Africa has so much to offer, that it can be challenging to fit it all into just a few days, but that's okay, it just means you'll have to return someday ;)
In this post we'll be featuring two of our most popular South African travel destinations that our first-time travellers to South Africa request time and time again, and for good reason.
Kruger National Park Safari
Known to have more variety of mammals than any other reserve in South Africa as well as being one of the oldest and largest reserves in the world; Kruger National Park Safari options are vast. From self-drive and camping to luxury, fully inclusive lodges, the Kruger National Park has something to suit each budget. Our Clients generally request 4 or 5-star accommodation, and thus, this is what we specialise in. We have a vast knowledge of first-hand experience visiting and staying at these luxury lodges and look forward to sharing our top safari tips with you if you'd like us to assist you in planning your perfect trip to South Africa.
Game Drives & Wildlife
A Kruger National Park Safari offers outstanding game viewing, including the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo), giraffe, zebra, hyenas, birds and so much more. The benefit of staying at one of our recommended lodges is that you won't be limited to the roads when out searching for wildlife, but rather be taken on an off-roading 4x4 adventure in search of the Big5 (the Kruger is expansive and animals roam vast distances, so the ability to track wildlife without restrictions is a game-changer when on safari). And then there's the incredible knowledge and expertise of the safari staff. You will be astounded by how your tracker can decipher the difference of every footprint the animals leave behind, spot wildlife hidden from the untrained eye or name a multitude of birds simply by their song.
The Lodge, Accommodation & Food
The luxury safari lodges that we recommend in the Kruger National Park offer exceptionally beautiful accommodation with private plunge pools overlooking a waterhole surrounded by wildlife right in front of you, luxurious interiors, unique features such as outdoor showers and baths under the stars, we are certain you will be wowed when you arrive. In addition to gorgeous rooms, these luxury lodges offer world-class food & wine service, spa treatments and guest areas that are warm, welcoming and authentic.
What's generally included in the Rate
Lodge rates start at around R8,950 per person per night.
We recommend that first-time safari-goers, plan on spending 2 or 3 nights on safari. Guests who stay 3+ nights will benefit from additional inclusions.
*Most of the lodges we work with offer discounted rates for Brides, so be sure to ask us for all the honeymoon discounts and benefits if you have recently been married.
Cape Town Curated
Cape Town, known as "The Mother City" is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Voted best travel destinated multiple years in a row, Cape Town seriously has it all! A city surrounding one of the natural wonders of the world; Table Mountain, overflows with beauty, history and culture. Not to mention unbelievable beaches, world-class cuisine, spectacular wine estate, accommodation of high standards for very reasonable prices and endless adventures.
We don't do pre-packaged itineraries because we understand that everyone is unique, with their interests, goals and budget. The way we like to assist our clients with their South Africa travel planning is to get to know them as best we can first before we recommend anything. This allows us to focus on their wishes and requirements, so we don't ever simply 'push' our ideas onto our clients. Using our extensive local knowledge, we can match certain establishments and experiences with difference guests, to ensure our clients have the best possible trip to South Africa possible!
Accommodation in Cape Town
Depending on your preferences, travel dates and budget, we will put forward a selection of wonderful places to stay in Cape Town. Choose between staying in one of our Private Villas or apartments, hip boutique hotels or luxury heritage 5-star hotels. The choice is yours, we're simply here to facilitate your wishes and share our local knowledge of our home city with you.
Optional Day Tours
Best time of year to travel to South Africa
October to mid-December is usually great weather, less crowded with lower accommodation rates.
Mid-December to mid-January is PEAK season in Cape Town. A very festive time to visit Cape Town with lots going on, but extremely busy with locals on holiday & foreigners alike.
January to end April - the weather is still fantastic, less crowded, still, lots going on in terms of concerts and markets. We love this time of year in Cape Town.
May to August is Winter in Cape Town, which can be quite wet and cold, however, it is not unusual to have wonderful sunny days and at the minimum, regular blue skies. Rates are far lower during this time of year.
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK SAFARI
May to October is considered the best time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park. The Kruger is located in the north of the country with their 'wet' season being opposite to Cape Town. Rain brings higher humidity, and with it, mosquitos and denser bush, making game viewing slightly more difficult. September is particularly great for game viewing as it is spring which brings with it new life.
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Difference between a Travel Agent and Travel Concierge
A travel agent is a salesperson who generally represents and sells only certain cruise lines, hotels, or vacation packages. Their offerings are limited to ONLY the brands they sell and do not give their clients different companies/options to choose from. They generally have a set sales target required in order to maintain their commission structure or job with a company. You can often find great travel (packaged) deals through some Travel Agencies, however they will not be customisable and once booked, you will not have much further support from your Travel Agent.
A travel concierge is a professional travel advisor. A true Travel Concierge will have a vast knowledge of specific areas/regions/countries that they specialise in. A good Travel Concierge has personally experienced the offerings they put forward to their clients, to ensure they have first hand knowledge they can share with you. A Travel Concierge will take the time to understand your requirements and goals and curate their advice to meet these requirements. Most importantly, they look out for your safety and can anticipate any hiccups you may experience before you even realise it and plan around these so you can enjoy a hassle-free vacation. When you work with a Travel Concierge you have the comfort of knowing that if something goes wrong, you have someone to contact before, during or after your vacation.
What makes BACK IN TOWN Unique
Not only are we a professional (boutique) Travel Concierge agency that specialises in South Africa, but we are local, with our finger on the pulse and passionate about our spectacular country. We love sharing our knowledge of the lesser-known local spots, best times to travel, what to do and where to eat with our discerning travellers like you. Our goal is to truly focus on making your trip to South Africa the best it could possibly be, from your perspective (vision / expectations), guided by our knowledge, attention to detail and care.
How much does a Travel Concierge Cost?
In a word; ZERO! You will never pay more when booking through us than if you were to book directly yourself.
Unlike many other luxury travel concierges around the world, we do not charge any fees for our services when you book your accommodation activities and excursions through us.
Well then you may ask, how do we make any money right? The way it works is that we work tirelessly at building and nurturing valuable relationships within the tourism and hospitality industry within South Africa. We try to personally visit as many accommodation establishments as possible on a regular basis, and from those, we hand pick, which ones we feel confident in recommending to our discerning clients.
In return for our select bookings, the establishments pay us a commission. There is a standard commission structure in South Africa and therefore no incentive for your Travel Concierge to try and push one property over another, this truly allows us to prove that our clients preferences and wishes are our true focus!
If you have any further questions to see if our services would be a good fit for you on your next trip to South Africa, we'd love to hear from you. You can leave your questions below in the comment box or reach out to us via email: email@example.com
The Airbnb and short-term rental market in Cape Town is certainly saturated, but this doesn't mean you can't still have a very successful listing in 2020 that provides far higher returns than that of a long term tenant. However, in saying that, this will only be the case if you are serious about it and make a concerted effort to stand out from your competitors!
It is NOT ENOUGH to simply supply the absolute basics, with no thought to interior design, amenities, comfort and value that you will be offering your guests.
But for now, let's START with the basics and build from there; below you will find a list of items we recommend every Airbnb listing should provide:
KITCHEN & DINING
Quantity Tip : Enough place settings, dishes and tableware to handle twice the number of your maximum group size, not because twice as many people will show up, but because guests don't want to do dishes after each use. It also means that if you have a dishwasher in your property, guests will likely use it less (only when full) if they have sufficient dishes etc. to use.
NB : Extra bedding and towels should be locked away, so guests don’t use everything and you’re left with no clean linen/towels for your next arrival.
LIVING / DINING ROOM
Lockable closet to store supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, back up linens/towels, firewood, wine, candy, electronics not accessible to guests) – only accessible for owner/manager/cleaners), back up key lock box on the property is always a good idea too.
INTERIOR DESIGN INSPIRATION
The Short Term Rental industry is extremely competitive ! How are you going to ensure your listing STANDS OUT from all the rest? The best way to do this is with your decor/interior design
Factors to consider :
The most Wished Listed Airbnb listing in the world
Pinterest Interior Design Board
Most Popular Airbnb Rentals on Instagram
Is there anything else you can think of that we've not listed above? We'd love to hear your thoughts. And if you have any questions on any of the above, feel free to pop a comment below or shoot us a mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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myUTOPIA is a breath of fresh air in the world of fitness studios. The beautiful, airy studio is situated in Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront, which brims with activity from the shopping centre, the waterfront promenade, and a host of other attractions. The luxury fitness and lifestyle studio is everything one could hope for, combining a 5-star experience and all the extras with yoga, Pilates, Barre and dance workouts. Every aspect of the design and the experience is perfectly planned out with the intention of helping clients effortlessly fit wellness into their busy lives.
1 July – Delheim’s Mushroom Forage
Catch the last of Delheim Estate’s popular Mushroom Forages for the chance to find your very own natural magic and discover a mouth-watering addition to your next meal. Don’t worry if you’re not an experienced forager – the experts at these fun(gi) excursions will teach you how to identify, forage and clean your very own, hand-picked mushrooms. After your trip through the estate’s lush pine forest, enjoy a three-course meal with wine pairings prepared by Chef Bruce von Pressentin showcasing these flavoursome marvels. Participation is limited. Tickets cost R695 per person and are available on Computicket.
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