Testimonials - What our guests say:

“Thank you for your kindness and warmth. We both appreciate it. But your warmth towards our Dogs, we have never found before. We will always come back here.” Charles and Natasha. Port Nolloth

“What a delightful gem we found. From the moment we turned the key in the lock to open the door; we were met with peace and serenity. The thoughtful touches throughout the Cottage made this a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Thank you both for helping to ‘restore our batteries’ For your kind ways and the spotless condition of the Cottage. We look forward to returning again and wish every other person staying here the relaxing experience we had” Gary, Veronica and Mac Von Aulok. Jo’burg


Viola Cottage:

Thank you for going out of your way to  make us feel at home. This Cottage is amazing and has so many extras. We have never stayed in such a comfortable place away from home before. Thank you and God Bless. The Seiderer Family March 2016

Thank you for a wonderful Pet Friendly visit. We have had a fantastic time and will highly recommend Viola Cottage, will definitely spread the word amongst the Beagle community. The Hobbs Family. Pretoria. January 2016

Another wonderful stay in our ‘home away from home’ Thank you for making us feel so welcome. Look forward to seeing you again soon. The Martin Family. Grahamstown Dec 2016

What a wonderful gem this is. We had a wonderful time. It was a pleasure to meet Gracie and Alfie. Thank you for everything. Luke & Nicola Australia February 2017

Thumbs Up! Home away from home We stayed for 3 nights at the Viola cottage and it was a fantastic and lovely little cottage. It has all the amenities and was beautifully clean and decorated like a home. Helen is lovely and they really make an effort to make sure you have everything you need. It is also pet friendly which is great to know for the future. This place is really great. Colleen Blaine

“Your cottage is superb! We love the attention to detail, you are extremely thoughtful and anticipate the guests needs’ as well as being very original with all your object’s d’art and knick knacks, what a refreshing change! Value for money and extremely comfortable. Thank you for having my dogs!!! Markella and Woitek - London, Uk

“Helen, your cottage are really a home from home. We thank you for helping us at such short notice. Your detail and the ‘arty’ decorating is a lovely change from the usual guesthouses. Thanks again..” Susan Daniels

“Helen and Brian, thank you for waiting up for us to arrive, and for putting out some bread, butter, milk and tea, very thoughtful. I love Cape Town, but what I love more is Bloubergrant. This little cottage will now be a home away from home. God Bless”. Lillian

“Thank you so much for everything! Have had a fantastic time in your beautiful cottage. We will highly recommend you to anyone else coming for a visit! Also we loved Phoebe and Sugar who kept Jacob most amused. Hope to see you soon.” Liz, Brain, Hannah and Jacob – Scotland

“3rd time and loved it all over again. Will be back!” Smithsons – Chesterfield UK

“I’ll be back! Thanks Helen and Brian.” Mathias Notte – Germany

“Home from home. Thanks for your care. We will spread your name in our travels!” Gorman Family – Saudi Arabia

“Thank you for an enjoyable stay in your cottage. We had a great time, achieving a lot from your cottage, a most successful week. You came highly recommended and our stay has lived up to it’s recommendation”. Graham and Rita Neale – Dorset England

“Pets loved it. Well set out cottage. Kind advice from hosts.” Al, Shan and Magellan – Brisbane Australia – pets Zanzibar and Dracula

“Wonderful set-up for us and the Dogs, loved the house, just perfect. Thank you.” Sally Young and Chiswick Boxers - Johannesburg

“ Best ever, fabulosity!  thank you. Wonderfully awesome” Julie Bezuidenhout  - The Johannesburg Dog Club and Buddy, Toyota’s Boxer

"Thank you. So much finer detail. Had a lovely holiday." C & S Roux. Nelspruit. South Africa

After so many visits. We still love it". G & S. Baines. Manchester. England

"4th stay and as good as ever". The Fossati Family. Jo’burg

"Excellent stay. See you again soon". The Myburghs. Jo’burg

"We had an absolutley awesome time here. We would love to come and visit again". John & Polly Pope U.S.A.

"Excellent. Great. Ideal for Dog Owners. To be recommended". E. Swanepoel & Shade. Great Brak River.

"We enjoyed it and loved the hospitality. Thank you very much". The Bellairs Family. Gauteng




Owl cottage:

You have really thought of everything. It was  a most enjoyable stay. Tim & Sandra Weltevreden Park October 2016

Such an amazing stay Definitely THE best accommodation we have stayed in during our entire Cape Town trip. Super Pet Friendly and amazing Owners. Thank you so much. See you again. Bianca, Duncan & Dogs Knysna August 2016

Another amazing stay. Owl Cottage is lovely and cosy with every extra comfort imaginable. Again our stay is over too quick but we are already looking forward to our return visit to Viola Cottage in December. Love Sylvia, Alan and Flynn Knysna July 2016

I have never seen my Fur Babies so happy. To have space to run and play with their noses in the air. Helen is super nice and made sure our babies were OK. The Garden area is 100% secure. My heart is sore that we need to leave. Bianca, Nicky, Ziggy and Bella.  P.E. November 2016

OWL COTTAGE is by far THE very best Pet Friendly accommodation we’ve ever stayed in. Exceptionally well equipped – with everything big and small you could want or think of. Helen and Brian are genuinely nice and friendly – Phoebe is a sweetie. Nothing was too much trouble. Flynn thank you for the yummy treats! The Cottage is definitely heaven. Home from home for our four legged besties. Great for us humans too. We hope to return again, again and again. Woof woof from Flynn. Love from Sylvia and Alan - Knysna. Thank you. October 2015

"Please allow me to thank you and Brian most sincerely for the very kind and generous hospitality extended to us by both of you during our visit to Owl Cottage from 9 May 13 to 13 May 13.

The way in which Owl cottage was prepared to accommodate us was simply superb and it was obvious that you, like Loraine and I, are both dog lovers. We felt at home from the minute I pressed the bell at your gate right throughout our stay until we left four days later. It is very rare to find owners of guesthouses to be so attentive and interested in the comfort of their visitors such as you and Brian.

In addition, the attention to detail both outside as well as inside the cottage was only surpassed by your friendly and warm attitude and nothing whatsoever was amiss in terms of our comfort. Many thanks and rest assured that we will make use of your facility whenever we are in the Cape Town area again. Etienne and Loraine du Plessis (and Ponchy of course)!!


“We travel extensively throughout S.A. to Dog Shows. Obviously we always stay in Pet Friendly, Self Catering accommodation. Some are nice, some are very nice and some are grotty. But, The Owl Cottage, for us is the Crème De La Crème . It is quaint, pretty, every room has that personal touch and is beautifully decorated, and to boot, is safe for our dogs! Today we will book for another stay and of course tell all our friends ( and hope we get in before they do!) And Helen is the kindest person we have ever met! (That is the bonus!)”
Ann and Joy, K.z. Natal

“We have stayed in many places and this is one of the best. We will be back for sure.” Rodriquez – Port Elizabeth

“Haus super. Helen und Brian, wundervoll wir kommen wieder.” Helga Ludwig & Georg Markfort – Germany

“We loved Owl Cottage, cosy, comfortable and lacking nothing. Thank you so much Helen and Brian for your kindly welcome, helpful guidance and generosity. A great first visit and one we’ll recommend.” Liz and John Downes – England

“We very much enjoyed nesting with the owls! Thanks so much for all the homely touches and everything to make us welcome for a wonderful stay! Wish we could stay longer.” Peter and Julia – The Netherlands

“Wow, everything has been done with so much care and consideration, thank you so very much.” Richard and Valerie Miller – Johannesburg

“Thank you for a wonderful stay and thank you for making us and the dogs feel welcome, we’ll certainly see you again!” William and Christine Lesch – Kimberley

“Definitely a place I recommend to fellow dog lovers!” Jason and Olivia Williams – Paarl

“Truly home away from home. Lacks nothing! Pet friendly and safe.” Kathrin and Leon Flynn – Eastern Cape

“You cater for every need, well done! You’ve got the best beds!! Thanx for catering for my doggie too!” Helene Botha and Marriete Huddlestone –

"Definitely a place to recommend to fellow Dog Lovers". Jason & Olivia Williams. Paarl

"Truly home from home. Lacks nothing. 100% Pet Friendly". Kathryn & Lea Flynn. Lasca & Tosca. Port Alfred

"Thanks, will recommend to the World!". Charles & Rina, Centurion

"Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. The 3 of us felt so at home. Will always remember our stay here". T. Loots & dogs

"Wonderful to have a home with so much warmth. Highly recommended". Wolfgang & Dina Raschke.

"Thanks a million. Had a great stay. So neat and tasteful. What a wonderful welcome to Cape Town. Lovely, Pet Friendly, Stunning!". Vaughan & animals

"Thank you for all your special touches in the Cottage and for making us so at home. W’ve had a wonderful holiday and will definitely be back to Owl Cottage. Our pups have felt quite at home here – they acted like they own the Cottage!". Kerryn & Jessica. Boksburg. Gauteng.

"Thanks for the hospitality. We had a very pleasant stay and will be back. Impressive is the fact that the dogs are very safe here". Charles & Natasha. Port Nolloth