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Port of Call

81 Dorries Drive Froggy Farm, Simon's Town 7975 South Africa
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#4 of 10 B&Bs in Simon's Town
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast available
Boating
Diving
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Golf course
Hiking
Snorkelling
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
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Portuguese, Xhosa
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Joe S wrote a review Nov 2020
Pinelands, South Africa42 contributions37 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 as a couple
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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 Kingdom12 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 as a couple
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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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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
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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
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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 with friends
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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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itan973549 wrote a review Jan 2020
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This was our best accommodation in Cape Town. We felt like we were staying with friends. John and Lynne are such great hosts, so warm, welcoming and caring, John even gave us his personal mobile number which we could contact if we needed his help any time we are still in Cape Town. The rooms were so comfortable, spotlessly clean and perfect. And the breakfasts - mmm, don’t miss them. Home-made, generous portions, utterly delicious, Special acts of kindness they did for us: 1. They helped us to launder our clothes (which were wet from a sudden rain at the Cape of Good Hope); 2) Christmas Day - they gave us each a small gift with a porcupine quill each - such thoughtfulness! 3) 3 days after we had checked out, they drove an hour to Bay Harbour Market to meet us to return a shirt my son had left behind. That’s really going the extra mile. Thank you, John and Lynne. You made us feel so welcomed, we felt like we were staying with friends. Highly recommend to book their place for a lovely experience.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 06 Jan 2020
Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We appreciate the detailed review, but most of all we appreciated that you chose Port of Call to spend a few nights! Regards, John & Lynne
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Sara K wrote a review Nov 2019
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Great location with fantastic views of the ocean. Close enough to the penguins, twenty minutes from Kalk Bay and right at the top of Simons Town, Port of Call is a beautiful little place with clean, spacious and comfortable rooms. The attached kitchenette is stocked up with all the essentials (and then some). It has AC and a fan, the windows are easy to operate and allow fresh air in - weather allowing. Perhaps the only minor problem we had (based on personal preference) is that we found the pillows to be too soft. However, if you prefer cushy pillows then this place is perfect. John is a great host and made our stay very easy and comfortable. The resident Yorkie, Peggy-Sue also made an appearance which was an absolute bonus! I can highly recommend staying at Port of Call in Simons Town.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded 21 Nov 2019
Thank you, Sara, for taking the time do do a comprehensive review - much appreciated. We are thrilled to know your stay with us was so enjoyable. We do try to at least meet, but preferably exceed, our guests' expectations. Regarding the pillows: we now have extra pillows for guests to choose from, according to their preferences. We hope you will visit us again! The pleasure was ours. Regards, John & Lynne
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Rian R wrote a review Aug 2019
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Beautiful setting with two stylishly appointed rooms both with breathtaking views of the ocean. Attention to detail is unbelievable. A home from home, but better. A peaceful spot, but close enough to all the attractions. Sitting on the beautiful balcony early in the morning with a cup of tea while the sun slowly warms your face as it rises out of the bay and listening to chirruping of the birds in the fynbos - pure bliss! Highly Recommended
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Responded 14 Sept 2019
Dear Rian, it was a pleasure having you stay with us. So pleased you enjoyed a peaceful & relaxing stay while on a working visit to Cape Town. Apologies for our late response, but we are currently travelling with limited internet access. Regards, John
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acraxt943790 wrote a review Jul 2019
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A little piece of Heaven. Amazing Hosts, Amazing Views, Amazing Complimentary Home made Crunchies and yummy 5 Star Breakfast, Amazing Bed. Gorgeous little balcony where you can sit and sip wine. Absolutely Love Love Love this place! No need to look any further.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Responded 29 Oct 2019
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that your stay with us met or exceeded your expectations! Aplogies for our late response, this was an oversight due to us travelling ourselves. Kind regards, John & Lynne
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MrT wrote a review Jul 2019
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So I had a last minute reservation! Lynne made sure I was right at home! Amazing view!! Great choices of coffee and Uber luxurious!! Breakfast was amazing beetroot juice was an added bonus. And I had left my toothbrush. At home not a problem. Lynne sorted me out.if you want luxury and comfort port of call is the place to go.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 15 Jul 2019
It was our pleasure to host you - thanks for your amazing review. Anytime you are looking for a break away again, at last minute or not, please be sure to return. Regards, Lynne & John
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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 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 Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (2.3 km) and Scala Battery (4.6 km).
Does Port of Call have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.