Reviews from our guests


"Are you dreaming of peace and tranquility in a magical location with a beautiful garden and only the sounds of the birds and the crashing waves of the ocean just a few steps away to awaken you and calm you to sleep, the unit Mongoose with its open and airy beach house feel, amazing private sundeck with sea and river view yet on cooler evenings you have a wonderful crackling wood fire to snuggle up to, then sinking into a comfy bed with crisp white bedding along with a large bathroom and those oh so fluffy white towels, then this is the place for you! All of these things and so much more! We stayed in "Mongoose" for 7 nights to just relax and chill out after a 3 week roadtrip and this was the PERFECT spot.  There is daily housekeeping by the lovely always smiling Nash and everything is spotless. You have all you need even for a longer stay from fully equipped kitchen to Braai area outside. To top it all Harriet and Mike are the the best hosts, they welcomed us with open arms as did their lovely two doggies. This is certainly a place you won´t want to leave in a rush and I can only highly recommend it as I will to all my friends in Berlin.  Thank you so much to you both and for the wonderful memories of such a magical stay."  TripAdvisor

The Beach House

"What a wonderful way to spend a weekend and we were lucky enough to be the 1st couple to stay here.
If you're looking for a romantic, soulful weekend getting close to nature this is the place for you. Waking up to the sound of crashing waves and chirping birds can only put a smile on your face. The self-catering unit is dog-friendly, has a charming private garden and braai area and is very well equipped
I have already booked a second visit. Can't wait!!" - TripAdvisor

Beautiful views & friendly hosts

We recently stayed at the Barnacle for our 10th anniversary. The rooms were well equipped and clean.

The Barnacle has breathtaking views from the viewing decks of both the river and pristine beaches. It's also very close to restaurants and walking/running trails. A short drive will take you to Betty's Bay and Kleinmond where there are a number of interesting activities to do.

Whilst we were there alone, we would love to bring our kids back for a visit. Its a truly special place to stay!" TripAdvisor

A great find in Pringle Bay - you must stay here!

We were looking for accommodation within an hour's drive of Cape Town Airport. Discovered this 'gem' via Expedia and as Spring and slightly out of season was a bargain rate and short notice.

Upon arrival, Harriet the owner was extremely welcoming and showed us to our cottage "Mongoose"

We were blown away by the standard and quality of the accommodation. The private roof top deck with sunset sea views was stunning. As it was spring, we lit a beautiful log fire and cosily snuggled down for the evening in pure homely comfort.

We wished we could have stayed for longer than one night and as and when we are in South Africa next we will certainly return. We have no doubt we will recommend the Barnacle to any friends visiting the Cape in future. Everything was perfect.




Dawid van der Merwe