I was expecting a lot, based on all the raving reviews. Let me tell you: my expectations where not met. They were surpassed. Big time. From the moment you enter the gate you think but one thing: "WOW!". And you keep on thinking that for quite a while with every corner you turn.
The Tarragon is in fact a luxury property that has been divided up into several self contained units. Some big, some bigger. I stayed in Jasmine (the smallest or rather least biggest) and it was beautiful. Although the units are all on the same property and more or less part of one structure they feel very private.
You can tell that the owners have a great love for this place. Mark was there to welcome me personally and he is a very nice guy. Remember that if you arrive late you should bring some groceries. The nearest store closes at 8pm (3 min drive) but there is also a large Spar that is open till late (8 min drive).
You do need a car to stay at this property. It is not IN Cape Town, but in Houtbaai, a nice residential community. That makes for a far nicer stay in my opinion. Getting to Cape Town centre takes about 15 minutes. When you arrive you get a nice map pointing out some of the nicer spots in the area. I like this part of the Cape very much. It feels safe, also because The Tarragon is on a secured estate and itself has a big fence around it. Not that I expect you really need it there.
I would recommend the Tarragon also for the business traveller. It is the perfect apartment for when you need to do business in the area for shorter or longer periods. You can entertain guests easily and the wireless internet is fast and free.
Some other plusses:
Wonderful bed, nice powerful shower, TV + DVD player, fully equipped kitchen (with even some basic stuff like oil, salt, pepper etc), perfectly maintained ground, laundry is cheap and perfectly done and well: too much to tell.
Hard to imagine you get all this at a very reasonable price. All in all a perfect find. I would return in a heart beat.
Mark: thank you for being the perfect host!
- Also Known As:
- The Tarragon Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa