Our family was fortunate enough to book both suites at this elegant yet comfortable home. Both were as lovely as the pictures and other reviews suggest. The gardens are peaceful and beautifully kept with stunning views of Table Mountain. In addition to remarkable beauty, The Gables offers another great benefit in the person of owner Jorje Pringle. It would be hard to imagine a more thoughtful, engaging and well-informed host. Our conversations with Jorje (pronounced as if it were "George") were delightful and educational. If asked, she generously shares her deep knowledge of South African history, culture and botany. Jorje is also a connoisseur of food and wine and gave us some valuable tips re restaurants. We had such a fine time at The Gables that we hope to return for another stay to continue our exploration of Cape Town.
We went to visit our daughter who was studying at the University of Cape Town for the semester. We stayed at The Gables for 10 days. It was an exceptional place to stay. Beautifully appointed, well located and very comfortable. Jorje was welcoming, knowledgeable, and helpful - an amazing host. The location was ideal. We had a packed schedule and The Gables provided a lovely, calm home away from home after a busy day. I highly recommend this location and host. Thank you, Jorje, for making our stay a memorable one. We hope to visit Cape Town again one day, and we will surely stay at The Gables again.
My wife and I spent 8 wonderful nights at Jorje’s “Gables” guest house. The place was immaculate and exactly like the photographs. From my very first inquiry, Jorje was extremely helpful and accommodating and got back to me very quickly if I had any questions. Upon our early morning arrival from Europe, she made us a welcoming cup of tea and coffee and provided us a light breakfast. Later that morning, she kindly walked with us to the stunning Kirstenbosch Gardens, which are just a 10 minute stroll from the house. Once we got settled, we soon realized that the guest house is in a perfect location. It’s just 2miles/3 km from several great restaurants such as the “Forresters Arms” pub, “Barristers Grill”, “Rock Sushi Thai”, “Mamma Roma” and a Woolworths grocery store, where we picked up a few provisions. The house itself is situated in a very nice residential area in the foothills of Table Mountain and just a 10-20 mins drive from all of the Cape Town tourist attractions, including the downtown waterfront and the wine lands in Constantia. We could not have had a better place to stay than Jorje’s guest house and we will surely return, if our travels take us back to Cape Town again. If you are planning a visit to Cape Town, then the place to stay is definitely at “The Gables” !
My family and I spent 10 days at The Gables, and wow what a beautiful home and wonderful stay we all had!
I celebrated my 50th birthday in Cape Town and was my very first time in South Africa. Coming back to The Gables after each action packed day and relaxing in this peaceful home was just what we all needed, and more. I will definitely be coming back to stay here.
Thank you Jorje for making our stay so special.
What can I say about this wonderful home and wonderful host, Jorje. My stay here was simply amazing. The care and attention was impeccable, in absolutely everything; from the rooms to the food to the washing, and right up to the wise words and advice from Jorje! Everything was fabulous. I highly recommend this location if you want peace and quite.. coupled with the fact that you are only a 10 minute drive from the centre of Cape Town; a brilliant location and a wonderful experience.
Is it the ambience of The Gables - or is it the warmth of Jorje's hospitality? The two truly merge into an experience of pleasure that lingers long after one has departed.
I have had the joy of staying at The Gables on several occasions during the past two years (most recently in March 2011) and as far as possible I shall most certainly return every time I am in Cape Town. The peace, the tranquility the comfort, the exquisite cuisine, but most of all the unobtrusive yet caring attention to every detail by Jorje; these things all make this a place which one longs to return to.
For every visit I have been welcomed with such warmth. Each time I arrive I feel special because of the treatment I receive. Stimulating company if I need it, but peace and quiet when I want it. Tastefully appointed accommodation offering spacious comfort and incomparable views with a hostess who is beautiful, gracious, kind and caring.
And what a location!
I have gazed up at the crags of the mountain with deep nostalgia, recalling how I climbed them as a young man. I have wandered through the forests and admired the incomparable floral beauty of Kirstenbosch Gardens. I have sat in the garden at The Gables overwhelmed by the sweet scent of the fragrant flowers. I have swum in the clear, refreshing pool on a warm summer's day. Indeed, I have experienced the privilege of perpetual bliss by returning frequently to this piece of paradise in one of the loveliest suburbs of the Mother City of South Africa.
Thank you, Jorje, for making every visit such a pleasure. You have succeeded in creating in an urban environment a place that awakens all the most wonderful memories of a life of simple joys on a farm far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You are an artist of rare talent and we, your guests, are able to benefit from your sharing with us your benevolent character and what you have created in your remarkable home.
|Saisonpreis||Minimum Preis||Zusätzliche Nächte||pro Nacht am Wochenende||pro Woche||pro Monat *||Event|
3 Nächte Mindestaufenthalt
für 3 Nächte
|Gratuity to staff||13 €|
|Erstattbare Kaution||63 €|
I expect my guests to pay 50% deposit at time of booking and the balance to be paid one day prior to arrival. The 50% balance is calculated in accord with the time of booking. The deposit is only refundable in exceptional cases for the high season period.
University of Cape Town visitors, persons attending conferencing, or Adult Education courses are given special rates on application thereof.
* Ungefährer monatlicher Preis. Der tatsächliche Preis wird von den genauen Tagen Ihres Aufenthalts abhängen.