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81 Dorries Drive Froggy Farm, Simon's Town 7975 South Africa
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#15 of 37 in Simon's Town
If you are looking for hospitality, peace and tranquillity in a luxurious environment look no further than Port of Call. Freshly refurbished, Port of Call nestles in the mountain fynbos, on the edge of the Table Mountain National Park. Port of Call offers two luxurious studio apartments, both with breathtaking panoramic sea and mountain views. We offer Bed and Breakfast or Self-Catering facilities. A delicious breakfast is served in the privacy of your own room, to be enjoyed with a view over False Bay. Experience spectacular sunrises over False Bay, maybe a whale or dolphin sighting too, and the unforgettable sight of the moon rising over the distant mountains and its glow accross the sea. Managed by the owners. We aim to give you a wonderful experience in a most comfortable and peaceful "home-away-from-home" environment.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Street parking
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Golf course
Canoeing offsite
Squash offsite
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Portuguese, Xhosa
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Joe S wrote a review Nov 2020
Pinelands, South Africa40 contributions32 helpful votes
After months of lockdown and the prolonged stress of compliance with Covid restrictions, we were longing for a safe, tranquil escape. My husband was about to turn 92 and I felt that he deserved to be whisked away to enjoy three carefree days at the seaside. Over many years Port of Call has become for us a favourite getaway haven. What a joy it was for us to meet for the first time, the most recent owners, John and Lynne.They proved to be fantastic hosts and after 3 days, we felt we had been life long friends! They were caring, warm-hearted, hospitable and anticipated our every need. My husband was made to feel so special on his birthday and thanks to John's generosity, he returned home sporting a brand new autographed Proteas cricket cap! We were hugely impressed by the flawless booking and payment procedure, the Covid safety precautions upon arrival, the help we received handling our luggage and the personalised letter of Welcome on the dressing table. But more treats were waiting... Champers for the birthday celebration, homemade crunchies, a carafe of Sherry and delicious freshly ground coffee. Both guest suites are spacious, tastefully decorated and are kept in pristine condition. The wardrobe contained a wall safe and had plenty of shelves and hanging space.The beds were probably the most comfortable we have ever encountered on our travels. We were amazed to discover that we had a choice of 8 pillows! The bathroom is beautiful and now that our City's water restrictions have been lifted, the highly efficient shower with plenty of hot water was a delight to use. Young honeymooners would probably adore wallowing by candlelight in the massive bath tub. We so appreciated having John serve us mouth watering breakfasts in our own private space situated high on the mountainside, from where we could enjoy the breathtaking view across False Bay, of the lofty Stellenbosch mountains right round to the Strand, Gordon's Bay, Rooi Els and Hangklip. Each guest suite is completely private with a delightful little kitchenette and a private balcony. Tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and milk was provided and there was a bar fridge with a handy freezer compartment. We felt so much at home in our comfortable suite, with air conditioning when we needed it, and having been treated to such wholesome breakfasts and being able to prepare our own suppers in the well -fitted kitchenette, we felt no need to venture into Simonstown at all. In the past we have found the nearby Seven Eleven Supermarket so convenient for purchasing fresh produce, milk and newspapers. We noticed as we drove through Simon's Town, upon our arrival and departure, that the streets were clean and litter free, there was a happy buzz and most pedestrians who were out and about, were wearing their masks and obeying Covid rules. After only three days away, having breathed in the fresh sea breeze and the aroma of the fynbos on the hillside, our spirits were lifted and we returned home feeling refreshed and invigorated. We encourage our fellow Capetonians to support our local businesses, offering outstanding world class service. It was a wonderful privilege to be treated to a taste of heaven just an hour's drive from our own front door! Thank you so much John and Lynne! We would love to return!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from Lynne-John Hobson-Jones, Owner at Port of Call
Responded 22 Nov 2020
Wow, what a review! We are thrilled you had such a wonderful break-away and look forward to your next visit. It was great to get to know you and to host you. Kind regards, John & Lynne
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Bishbop1964 wrote a review Mar 2020
Guernsey, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a fantastic guesthouse located just outside of main town. The room is beautiful large comfy and the views are amazing. The host was a lovely guy with a great knowledge of the surrounding area. Recommend a restaurant in Kalk Bay called Olympia Cafe one of the best restaurants we ate in during a two week tour all over South Africa. If your going to Simon's Town this accommodation is a must stay thanks John
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from Lynne Hobson-Jones, Owner at Port of Call
Responded 04 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review, much appreciated. We're so pleased you had a wonderful stay with us and your expectations were met or possibly even exceeded. Do return someday and safe and happy travels further. Regards, John & Lynne
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wliebe343036 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, South Africa1 contribution
We had the most amazing stay at Port of Call. Clean, fully equipped room with everything you might need for the perfect weekend getaway. Hosts, Lynne and John are very friendly and helpful throughout the stay. Breakfast is a must!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Lynne Hobson-Jones, Owner at Port of Call
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are sp glad you enjoyed your stay and your expectations were met or exceeded. Regards, John & Lynne
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544barryh wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
Perfect location for peace and quiet. Immaculate suite with beautiful decor and view. The hosts are very friendly and helpfull, our breakfasts were magnificent. We particularly appreciated the privacy as well.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Lynne Hobson-Jones, Owner at Port of Call
Responded 22 Feb 2020
Hello Barry, Thanks for taking the time to write such a wonderful review - much appreciated. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we're glad your expectations were met of exceeded! We do hope you return some day. Take care. Regards, John & Lynne
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RKH wrote a review Jan 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom8 contributions6 helpful votes
The hosts clearly put a lot of thought into making their apartments really lovely places to stay. The apartments were beautiful and spotless, with lots of little added touches that we loved (especially the free home-made flapjack!). Fantastic apartments with fantastic hosts.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from PortofcallSimonstown, Owner at Port of Call
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Dear Rosie & fellow guests, Thanks so much for making the time to write a review on Port of Call - we are really pleased you had a wonderful stay with us and that we met (or even exceeded) your expectations. Do return someday, it was a pleasure hosting you all. Regards, John & Lynne
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Frequently Asked Questions about Port of Call
Which popular attractions are close to Port of Call?
Nearby attractions include Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (1.1 km), Scarborough Beach (7.3 km), and South African Naval Museum (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Port of Call?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Port of Call?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Port of Call?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Port of Call?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Port of Call?
Conveniently located restaurants include Whole Earth Cafe, The Lighthouse Cafe, and Saveur.
Does Port of Call have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Port of Call offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Port of Call have airport transportation?
Yes, Port of Call offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Port of Call?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Portuguese, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Port of Call?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Scala Battery (4.6 km) and Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (2.3 km).
Does Port of Call have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.