Stayed at Penhill, Cape town
I would strongly recommend Frieden-Hof if you enjoy being surrounded by nature and loving animals and quiet & artistic environment. My friend and I stayed for 10 nights at Frieden-Hof, we enjoyed spending our times there, we cooked for ourselves, we were like locals living there, very chilling and relaxing. The owners are super friendly persons, who are willing to share all the tourist info and historic stories with guests. You can even just chill and relax at Frieden-Hof for the whole day without doing anything if you are a highly-stressed city person.
Transport info for your reference:
1. It would be a perfect option for those who will drive a car, within 30 minues commute time between frieden-hof and cape town centre (if you are out at the right time; otherwise, traffic is terrible).
2. Uber ride from frieden-Hof to cape town center costs us around R340-380 for each ride, Table Mountain R350, Singal Hill R400; here is a uber driver contact - Edward (+27-64066-5186), who is a very nice and friendly guy; we contacted him for giving us rides during our stay in Frieden-Hof, and surely he has charged us less.
Kwan, Hong Kong
We had a very comfortable stay. The department was in excellent condition, with beautiful furnishings, with every thing you need from fire lighters to Net fix. The owners made you feel welcome and home. You have a privet patio with a view over a peaceful garden. We enjoyed staying at Frieden hof and will do it again.
Had a wonderful stay at Freiden Hof. Its a beautiful peaceful place away from hustle and bustle. Centrally located with easy access to most places -20-25 mins drive to/from Cape Town Airport, 20 mins drive to Somerset West and the big shopping mall, 30 mins drive to Stellenbosch and about an hour into Cape Town city. Short drive to a number of beaches and mountain views.
The accommodation is spacious and relaxing. Comfortable 4 poster bed. Large screen TV with Netflix.
Good basic cooking facilities.
Lovely deck to relax on and to enjoy breakfast weather permitting! If the weather is good, enjoy the pool.
The hosts Karin and Grisha are very friendly and helpful. Be warned, they have six (friendly) dogs...but they quickly get used to guests and if I can cope with them, anyone can ;-)
Look forward to staying there on the next visit.