Bosky Dell needs to be added to Trip Advisor's Hidden Gem list! What a fabulous place in one of the most beautiful parts of the Cape Peninsula. For those of us who can't afford to have our own holiday house there, it offers a lovely taste of what it would be like.....
As mentioned in previous reviews, it's not fancy at all, BUT it makes up for it by being absolutely charming, spotlessly clean and with a feel of a bygone era. Making it more luxurious would detract from its simplicity and appeal (it's not for those wanting all the mod cons).
We stayed in the A Cottage which has lovely views from the protected balcony as do the Main House, the Stables and the Coach House. It was also wonderful to have a roaring fire on a cold rainy Cape winter's night. When the sun did break through we enjoyed lazing in the lovely sunroom.
Contrary to Mabros' comments below, we thought the prices very reasonable considering the location - for both locals and (especially) overseas visitors. And we've stayed in many fancier places where a separate shower is nothing more than a pathetic trickle - this one at least had fabulous pressure!
Other than the choice of beaches and walking paths next to the sea, Simon's Town, with its quaint shops, pubs and restaurants is an attraction itself. It's a brisk 15 minutes walk away. What a lovely village feel with plenty of friendly locals. Having previously always ended up at The Meeting Place, we had planned to eat in a different restaurant for each meal and tried Pescado on Friday night which we thoroughly enjoyed (although the service isn't the greatest).
We ended up having lunch, supper and breakfast at KISS, a foodie place - yet another Hidden Gem! We loved the owners, Dan and Claire, the food, the decor, the vibe AND the prices!!!
We kept on wondering to ourselves why we feel so compelled to visit Europe when we have such fabulous places on our doorstep. We're planning to go back to experience Bosky Dell at least once in every season - can't wait!
- Also Known As:
- Bosky Dell Cape Town, South Africa