Recently stayed at CM for 4 weeks.The lodge is modern and stylish and well appointed. We were so well looked after by Marjolein and Paul, we felt quite at home. The staff are friendly and polite.There are rooms of varying sizes but all are excellent, modern and clean and comfortable.. The lounge is a welcoming place with lovely views down to the bay. - free wifi is available there. There is a well stocked fridge - beers and wines (honesty bar). Breakfast is excellent - the selection of coffees and bread are again superb. Marjolein and Paul were so helpful in advising of trips and make bookings at restaurants - nothing too much trouble. It is an excellent base for touring round the Western Cape. A car is essential. The location is fabulous with great views all around. The N2 road is only 3minutes away (approximately). Gordon's Bay is 7k away.The Cape, Capetown, Stellenbosch and Franchoek are an hour,s drive away on good well signposted roads. the Victoria and Alfred complex in Capetown is well worth visiting as are the colourful houses in Bo Kaap district. There is a cheetah sanctuary a few minutes away off the N2 - only 10 rand to enter - plus additions for contact with the animals.. A drive up Chapman Drive (toll road 33Rand) from Hout Bay is spectacularly wonderful. There is so much to do and see. Vergelegen and Waterskloof wineries are a must.There is a multitude of wineries to visit if you wish. The area must be one of the best places on earth to wine and dine. The degustation at Waterskloof was unbelievable. Prices in the area make you wonder why we pay so much in England.
South Africa, it's problems notwithstanding, is a most beautiful country and CM fits perfectly. I've forgotten to mention the wonderful Sabine and Jody two young Dutch women, who help in the lodge. JenPaul
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Colourful Manor is beautifully located on the slopes of the Gordons Bay mountains overlooking False Bay, Cape of Good Hope, Table mountain, the Atlantic Ocean, the Hottentot Holland mountains and the vineyards of Vergelegen Wine estate. Modern decorated luxurious rooms with either sea of mountain view. Superb bathrooms, top quality beds and linen. Great service, very personal service and recommendations by the owners and freshest breakfast with Italian coffees. Centrally located for Capetown, Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Hermanus and the winelands. All scenic routes start and stop at Colourful Manor. ... more less
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