Well, its almost 6 months into the bed and breakfast and we are still busy eventhough our winter has started. We have had over 130 people come to stay with us and loved each and every one of them. From the travelling businessman, to concert goers and house hunters, to sun worshippers, and exepcially our surfers from Germany and Italy. Come rain or storm, nothing stops them from getting an early start with wetsuits on and dreams of perfect swell. All over they go, even where the well seasoned surfers fear to tread, our guests have made us proud to be some of the most daring and adventurouse people we have ever met. And we seem to be constantly attracting more, with next week bringing us surfers from Australia to see how our waters fare. So who knew it, maybe Cape Town is a winter desitnation after all.... lets face it, no matter the weather, the mother city will always have something for you to do. We still see the beaches packed at night with after work surfers, and surfers scampering over dunes, desperate to catch the last of the daylight hours. Only a surfer would know what its all about.
We have had some very interesting things happening recently, most prominantly was the Cape Town mountain fires. These spread over the entire mountain rainge, causing devestation everywhere. Some of our guests even volunteered to help fight the fires, but had to admit defeat when all that could be done was let it burn itself out in most places. This was the story of many people who tried to help. Recently, a most bizzare thing happened in Fish Hoek. All the starfish washed up on the beach. The whole community came together to rescue the starfish, packing them in cooler boxes and then taking them by boat back out to sea. Divers were deployed to make sure that the starfish held their new ground and adapted ok. Incredibly these are just some of the things where the community of Cape Town gets together to help each other and the environemnt. Its the meanging of UBUNTU in our country - a quality that includes the essential human virtues of compassion and caring.
On another note, we are proud to be able to offer officail guided tours of Cape Town. After more than 60 years working and living in Cape Town, Adrian has finally decided to realise his dream of imparting his unique knowledge of the Cape area. He has been awarded his qualification by the Cape Acadamy of Tour Guides and is now a registered tour operator with the Cape Town Tourism Council, let us know how we can help with your travel plans.
We look forward to welcoming you to our city, our home and our community. Kepp inspired, Meg and Adrian.
We are a family owned guesthouse with a vision to enhance peoples experience in Cape Town and its surroundings