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Blackwood Log Cabin

The Log Cabin is surrounded by Nature
The Log Cabin is surrounded by Nature
The Log Cabin is surrounded by Nature
Sunset in the lounge
The mountain views
The lounge has big glass doors that open up on all sides
The dining room
Hout Bay
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

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KeithW900...
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idyllic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We were very fortunate to spend a wonderful five days in Blackwood Cabin and can’t recommend it highly enough. The views across the valley are stunning and the location is quiet and peaceful. Colette was a thoughtful and unobtrusive host and the cabin was spotlessly clean and fully equipped with everything we needed – bedding, towels, hand soap and any kitchen utensil we required. Our sightseeing schedule kept us out every day but it would be easy to while away the days relaxing at the cabin and next time we’ll stay longer so that we can make full use of the pool, the deck and the barbecue.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 9, 2013
Dear Keith and Neo, Thank you for your generous review - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Blackwood Log Cabin. We look forward to your next visit with us and hope it's not too far off. Kind Regards
Colette and Warren
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Jim S
Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Wonderful Home Away From Home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

If you're lucky enough to visit Cape Town South Africa, Blackwood Log Cabin is where you want to stay. This place is FANTASTIC. The accommodations are perfect with views of Table Mountain National Park just across a wooded valley and gardens on the property landscaped with beautiful native plants and even fish ponds and a pool! Don't know about you but when I think of a log cabin I envision camping out or at least living rather rustic. There's nothing about Blackwood Log Cabin that's rustic. It offers full privacy and all comforts that a visitor to this wonderful country could ask for. To complete the vacation package, you get to meet the owners Colette and Warren Riley. They made us feel so very welcome and offered much appreciated tourism information that was always right on the mark.

Do we recommend Blackwood...YES. Would we stay here again...that's another resounding YES!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The views and accommodations…and well, just about everything else
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Oct 30, 2013
Dear Jim and Karen, it was really wonderful to meet you and have you stay at Blackwood Log Cabin. We would be more than happy to have you stay again anytime. We look forward to it.! All the best, Colette and Warren.
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PJesp
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

I cannot gush enough about this property This is definitely the best place we have ever stayed and wants for nothing. The house is amazingly private, the views unbelievable and the hosts lovely beyond compare. The house is spacious and very tastefully furnished and equipped and the beds absolute heaven. The only problem I had was getting my children out of my glorious bath (even though the shower room was amazing too). Please can we move in and live there forever....

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Everything was perfect
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 1, 2013
Dear Pia, Thanks for your kind words! We look forward to having you and the girls back soon. All the best, Regards Colette
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147TripAd
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
“Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Thank you to the owners for the most delightful hospitality and experience! The view was spectacular! The facilities was most comfortable and nothing short! Blackwood Log Cabin is a little paradise nest which captures your full attention and allows you to engage with nature...total freedom and pure serenity! I would recommend the escape 100%...it's absolutely amazing! It's one of my favorite places and I will be making a habit going back for more!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The spectacular view, amazing hospitality, comfortable facilities and awesome privacy! It was perfect!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 20, 2013
Dear Siehaam,

Thank you for your kind words about Blackwood Log Cabin. We are happy that you are able to rest, rejuvenate and enjoy the nature here. We look forward to your return. Kind Regards
Colette
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JC2304
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Absolutely beautiful cabin, in the most amazing setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Wow, what an amazing place! We absolutely enjoyed our short break away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Even in the very heart of Winter, this well equiped cabin, with it's breathtaking views of the mountain and valley, beckons you to the large glass sliding doors that leads onto the sun deck.
The pool, trampoline and hammock will definitely be a hit with our kids in Summer! Colette, you have a beautiful place and I would highly recommend Blackwood log cabin to everyone!!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: My short stay
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 12, 2013
Thank you Janine, we would be very happy to have you back - winter or summer! Kind Regards
Colette
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lizzyp273
Sussex
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

Our second stay and hopefully not our last. Words cannot describe how much we love staying here. Colette and Warren are perfect hosts, always on hand if you need them but they completely respect your privacy and space. For me the greatest joy is opening the bifold doors every morning and sitting on the deck, drinking a coffee whilst reading, watching the light change and listening to the nature. My boyfriend would say jumping in the pool and kicking back with a cold Windhoek!! It's as close to perfection as we have ever found and we are both well travelled. Now we are home all we talk about is when can we return?! A perfect location to anyone wanting to explore Cape Town and all it's beauty without being slap in the middle of the city bowl. It's only 20 minutes away and yet feels like a different place. Thank you for an amazing time and all the happy memories you have given us.

Liz & Alex

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
Liked best: The view of course! Oh and the pool!
Liked least: Bed wasn't the best yet had the best nights sleep there
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 18, 2013
HI Liz,

It was great to have you and Alex again. We are humbled by your comments. We look forward to next year if it works out for you. All our very best, Colette and Warren.
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gbrash
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

This place is a gem on the mountainside - perfect for trips to Hout Bay, or using it as a base to explore the Cape. The pool is perfect after a hike up Table Mountain, followed by a snooze in the hammock, THEN followed by a relaxing barbeque on the deck. Will absolutely stay there again - it has everything you want in a self-catering cottage, including a great roll top bath where you can look out over the mountains. Will definitely be back.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The spectacular views
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 26, 2013
Dear Greg,

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased to hear that you went hiking on the mountain. It's breathtaking to look at, but magnificent to hike on. We look forward to your next visit. All our very best, Colette and Warren
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