Frequently Asked Questions

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What time can I check in?

Check in Time is 2:00 pm
Check out Time is 11:00 am

Does the villa have satellite TV?

Yes. It has DSTV’s full bouquet on 2 of the TVs (in the living room and the 1st floor’s main bedroom). The TV in the bar has only terrestrial channels.

Is a phone service included?

There is no phone service at the villa. Guests need to bring their own mobile phones and chargers.

Can I access the Internet?

Guests who wish to access the internet must bring their own dongles.

How many guests does the villa accommodate?

In addition to the staff quarters, there are 5 bedrooms which sleep 10.

What appliances and utensils will I find in the kitchen?

If you enjoy cooking you will find a good selection of pots, pans and baking trays, and there are cooks’ tool like pestle & mortar, vegetable peelers, scissors, funnels, can openers, cutting boards, knives etc.

The kitchen and scullery are equipped with all the appliances listed below:

  • Kettle
  • Large toaster
  • Sandwich maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Iron
  • Ironing board

What do I need to bring?

Bed linen, bath towels and beach towels are provided. Small bath soaps, toilet paper and garbage bags are provided on arrival but you will require more. There is wood provided for guests to burn. There are some basic cleaning products and dish clothes in the scullery.

The main shop in the village is a Kwik Spar which has a good but limited array of product. If you’re particular about the type of coffee beans you like, or if you want a wider selection of fresh salads and vegetables you should bring those with you. If you are looking for a wider selection of food products than what is available at the Spar, you can travel into Darling, where there are more shops, and also buy meat at the Darling Butchery.

There is no phone or internet access, so if you want to access the internet you must bring your own dongles. If you’re bringing children, you should provide your own toys, cots and high chairs.

Is Maid Service included?

Maid service is not included, however special arrangements can be made if you require full-time or part time maid service. Maid service is available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 12:30 am only. The extra cost of this service is R250 per day.

Is the pool heated?

No, but it’s a fibre glass pool that is in direct sunlight so the temperature is always mild.

Are pets allowed?

No pets are allowed.

Smoking

The inside of the villa is strictly non-smoking, but guest are welcome to smoke in the bar or outside on any of the decks. Smoking is not permitted in any of the bedrooms; if cigarette smoke is detected, an additional cleaning fee of R1 000.00 will be deducted from the deposit held.

What facilities are available for children/babies?

The back of the house contains an enclosed lawn area where young children can play safely. There are no cots or toys for young children.

How far is the beach is and what is it like?

The main beach in Yzerfontein is about 2km from the house. The beach stretches for about 30km towards Langebaan and is great for early morning walks. The sea along the west coast is quite cold, so you will need a wetsuit of you plan to spend a lot of time in the water.

Is there a restaurant nearby?

Yes. Please visit the activities page on our website to view the list of restaurants in close proximity to the villa.

What is the best currency to bring?

Make sure you exchange your foreign currency into ZAR before you come to stay at villa as no other currency is accepted locally.

What sporting and recreational facilities are in the local area?

There are two golf courses nearby, a links type course in Langebaan and another one in Darling. There are tennis courts and a bowling green in Yzerfontein.

Is electricity free?

Yes, all electricity and water services are free of charge during your stay.

What shops are nearby?

The main shop in Yzerfontein is a Kwik Spar in addition to a number of smaller cafés.There is a dvd store in the village, and Park Street Liquors is located near the Caravan Park.

What is the voltage?

The voltage in 220 volts.

Do you accept payments via credit card?

No, we only accept bank transfers at time of booking, for which there is no charge.

What booking and breakage deposits are payable in advance?

We require a 50 % deposit to secure your booking, as well as a refundable breakage deposit of R1 000.

Is there a minimum stay?

Yes, the minimum stay is two nights. Over Easter the minimum stay is one week and over Christmas and New Year, the minimum stay is two weeks.

What is the weather like in Yzerfontein?

Yzerfontein is located in a winter rainfall area and receives its rain from April to October. It has year round sunshine (summer is the sunniest) and in the winter the daytime temperatures rarely fall below 10 degrees. It can be quite windy in summer on the West Coast.