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The Tarragon
21 Hunters Way, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 55 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“HoutBay Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was at The Tarragon for 4 nights in August 2013 with my Husband and 2 little boys. It was our last stop before flying back home, and the ending could not have been sweeter.
By the time we arrived, it was nearly dark but our host Mark was there to welcome us most graciously. We stayed at Angelica which was massive with gorgeous uninterrupted views. The heated flooring was the best feature we could have asked for during the winter season. The kids loved the vast dvd selection, toys available for play and the fishy pond outside. After many days driving around the Cape Region eating out, I fully enjoyed cooking in the well provided kitchen.
Unfortunately due to the winter months, we were unable to spend time out on the gorgeous terrace, swimming pool and also the playground available for kids.
Highly recommended property for families who want to experience the best of Cape Town.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zeist, Utrecht, Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at The Tarragon! Perfect spacious, well decorated house, stunning views and a perfect spot to explore Cape Town and the winelands. Beautiful garden, great swimming pool and a very friendly host. We highly recommend this place!!!

Room Tip: We stayed at the cottage Angelica which was perfect for a family of 5 or 6 people.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed in The Tarragon whilst on a business/ pleasure trip. We experienced two of the accommodations - Jasmine and Angelica.

Jasmine - clean, spacious, great little outdoor space.
Angelica - just stunning! Perfect for a small group of family or friends. Large outdoor area with amazing views.

We had access to a laundry room which was very useful. The Internet (or lack of it) was a problem at the time but I do think this was a temporary issue and the owners reimbursed us for this inconvenience.

Location - the property is in a secure 'estate'. We had no worries about our safety, but don't let your guard down because of this.

We didn't use the pool or garden because the weather was cold, but it was all very well maintained and beautiful.

Overall we were super happy and would not hesitate to recommend The Tarragon and wild certainly stay there again if back in the area.

Room Tip: Angelica - just stunning! Perfect for a small group of family or friends. Large outdoor area with...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mervilla, France
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Hout bay is clearly one of the best place to stay when you are visiting Cape town area with a family and "The Tarragon" just makes our stay in cape town unforgettable. It's a really fantastic place.
Mark and Julia are great hosts and can advise you for everything, restaurants and attractions and can even fix things for you such as a visit in Hout bay township (and it's a really appreciated thing since we are french and it's not that easy to fix things by ourselves). They even let us stay in the biggest cottage available named "Angelica" while we have asked for a smaller one. We really appreciated this way to manage cottages.
We really deeply recommend this cottage.
Jean-françois and Muriel

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The Tarragon is a rather unusual vacation experience. The setting is spectacular -- right at the base of Table Mountain in a very affluent community. The properties around it are obviously owned by very well off people. The Tarragon itself is a spectacular property that is very secure. The rooms are actually fully equipped apartments, with a bedroom, living room, kitchen, eating area and very nice bath. The grounds are immaculate and have a very nice pool. Transportation can be limited, so you are best advised to either rent a car, or use the driver that the proprietor recommends. His name is Wise, and he speaks perfect English and is a true gentleman. Wise took us everywhere: the waterfront, the Botanical gardens, a winery, even around the Cape of Good Hope. He is a true gem.

The one thing I would recommend, if you don't have a car, is bring a backpack. There is a grocery store that is about a 25 minute walk, but the return is all uphill.

I would definitely come again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

In terms of locality, the beautiful views of Cape Town and security of the area this was the best choice I made. The cottage we stayed in (Angelica) was the most suitable cottage and we shared it as 3 couples and it was the most convinient cottage. The sitting room (lounge) is big enough and the dinning table; as well as there are adequate in the kitchen and house (WiFi etc).

Room Tip: If you are a family please choose Angelica as it is meant for and suitable for a family
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We like to spoil ourselves a bit at the end of our holidays... our last stop in South Africa was at The Tarragon which was perfect! It's located a quiet area with lots of trees and a beautiful garden with ponds and pool, but also still near the "must go" places Cape Town, Table Mountain Cableway, Cape Peninsula and Chapman's Peak Drive. The spacious cottage was very comfortable with tasteful decorations and there's a large selection of DVD movies to choose from. We enjoyed cooking some of our meals on the large barbeque - the supermarket nearby is of very good quality. Thanks to the whole team who works hard to make our stay a real pleasure.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
The Tarragon Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Address: 21 Hunters Way, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay

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