The house is situated in Gordon’s Bay, a small village popular with South Africans who know the best of what the country has to offer. It’s not difficult to see why: unlike much of the Cape, the sea is warm and safe. Then there are numerous nature reserves and beautiful walks in the vicinity. If you prefer to be more active, you can go deep-sea fishing or sailing and there are three excellent golf courses nearby. Down the road is the renowned Stellenbosch wine region, alternatively use Gordon’s Bay as your starting point to the Garden Route. In spring, pods of whales can be seen and heard from the balcony.