"Specials" – that is what we call all extras and add on possibilities you have when you are staying with us. Specials can also be an offer for a certain period, as well as our ideas about packages, tours and activities, which we change depending on time of the year and what we have to offer in the region. Be prepared to explore Western Cape, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and The Winelands!
We offer our help with many organizational issues, to make your holiday full of impressions and memories as well as having a relaxing time. We want you to remember South Africa, our Guesthouse, as well as our team. And hopefully we will welcome you back soon again!
Coming to South Africa on a holiday is much more then "sun and beaches". There are plenty of opportunities to see and do lots of things as well as enjoying the sun, the pool & beaches, the beautiful nature and the lovely food & wine.
We would be glad to be your "tour guide", which for us means that we can arrange your stay, tours, activities and reservations while you are staying with us. And through our Combination Vacation, ComVac-concept, we can also take care and help you with your Travel Package when you are in South Africa.
Or you do it yourself – as long as you are happy! We really want you to explore The Rainbow Nation of South Africa and we hope to have the possibility to spoil you at The Beautiful South Guesthouse.
Following are your possibilities please click on the categories below for more information:
We recommend that guests have a rental car. It is quite easy to drive in and around South Africa and you will have more flexibility with your own rental car. You can rent it on your own and we will aid you in any way necessary. You can make your online booking on our website under “Rent a car”. Here you can find rental cars in different sizes, prices and with different terms/conditions applicable.
We can arrange your transfer from and to the airport, just notify us beforehand. Send your enquiry together with your booking number and flight details to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the tours and activities below, restaurants and wine farms you will receive when we personally meet you at The Beautiful South Guesthouse upon arrival. We are very keen on activities, food and good wine. Feel free to send your enquiries and questions and we will always gladly answer lots when you arrive.
We would like to take the opportunity to help once you are here, so you can get the latest ideas and tips about the Winelands area.
Do you like wine? Then you are at the right place!
You can go on your own or with a tour guide. There are plenty of wineries to choose from. There are older, established estates as well as modern, upcoming ones. We recommend that you visit a combination of both. The possibilities are endless. We offer full day wine tours with visit to 3-5 wine farms, tastings, cellar tour and sometimes lunch (depending on tour availability). If you prefer to go on your own - ask us at the Guesthouse. We would support and guide you with our favorites and help you to find your "special" wine farms.
We strongly recommend you to take 2-3 hours of your stay to see this part of South Africa. This is guaranteed to be a very emotional experience! Join a small group to take a personalized trip. No show, no masses, just individual groups.
Visit Kayamandi Township outside Stellenbosch. Meet our friend/your guide Mr. Madiba and his wife Mama, visit the Luthando Kinder Garden or why not get a haircut?!
You are also welcome to leave old clothes or food with us for the distribution to projects in the township. All kind of donations are welcome. The Beautiful South Guesthouse is also involved in different developing projects. Ask for more details.
Coming to South Africa, often our guests want to go out to the bush and see the wild animals. Unfortunately Western Cape is not a natural habitat for these wild animals. If you want to go on a "real wild" safari we recommend the North Eastern and Eastern part of the country.
What we can offer in our area, is what we call a "light-safari". The good thing is that you often see lots of different animals, but some of them are behind fences as they can't be out due to lack of natural food, especially when it comes to cats such as lions and cheetahs.
But in our surrounding areas you can still go on daily safaris. Daily Safaris are often combined with breakfast, a morning game drive with nature guide (ranger) and lunch. We can also recommend stay-over safaris. Often it includes arriving on time for a lunch at the Private Game Reserve and the Lodge, afternoon tea, an afternoon game drive with a ranger for 2-3h, dinner, B & B and morning game drive with ranger for 2-3h.
To find the best alternatives, ask us and we will guide you to your safari. Nature and animals are a big interest for us.
Welcome to a golfer's paradise! Enjoy the beautiful countryside on about 15 courses nearby. Use the excellent value for money and combine golf with many amenities and activities close by. We can to help you with all organizational issues to realize your wishes.
What can we say? With 15 wonderful courses within in less than an hour's drive away and 3 courses in the vicinity of Somerset West alone.
Or take some lessons - beginner or low handicap. Anna, Pro at Devon Vale Golf Estate, will help all of you. Good Luck!
Nature Reserves & hiking
There are lots of hiking areas close to or in the Winelands - Helderberg Nature Reserve, Jonkershoek & J.S. Marais Nature Reserves, Devon Valley...You can walk for an hour or you can walk for days. Or you can just relax in one of our Nature Reserves in South Africa.
You can do it the simple way or you can do it in style. We have lots of very nice luxury Lodges at Nature Reserves to stay over at.
We also have some of these included in our special packages. We love to mix Private Game Reserves and Private Nature Reserves – once in a lifetime experiences!
What better way to explore the vineyards and surroundings than on horseback. With these well–trained horses you can either go fast or take it easy. It's up to you! Why not a riding wine tasting in the vineyards?
Skip the horses and jump up for a bike ride in the city of Stellenbosch or in the Winelands or up in a Nature Reserve. From Stellenbosch you rent a bike from the Guesthouse – just let us know when you would like to start your adventure
Quad bike tours
This is for the fast thinking and active people and if it is very dry or raining – get dirty and have fun in the mountains or by the winefarms!
The possibility to see whales is best from June to November. We have some of the best whale watching areas within an hour's drive from The Beautiful South Guesthouse.
Shark cage diving
A challenge for some people to get direct contact with a shark!
Colonial styled or relaxed – your choice and we suggest options.