We went to Bosky Dell as part of our honeymoon road trip. We stayed in the coach house, after just 30minutes there I just had to book an extra two days. Extremely helpfull and friendly staff. Will recommend to anyone amd everyone!
We had a wonderful four day stay. The cottage A is cozy, with views of the penguin beach whilst enjoying morning coffee or an evening drink. Staff very helpful with local tips and went beyond with our extra requests for help. Can’t imagine a better spot for those visiting Boulders beach (it’s so close you can visit before the crowds). Our children loved playing with their two friendly dogs.
Having stayed at the Main House at Bosky Dell several times over the past decade, our last weekend ensured I’ll never be back. For an aging accommodation that only gets a handful of bookings in high season, where the shower doesn’t drain, the kitchen feels like a University dormitory, (and don’t make the mistake of thinking that this R3,900 a night self-catering might come with luxuries like salt or pepper) I hoped for some leniency on the rules about paying for infants, and having friends over for a meal. The good news is, if everything else in Cape Town is booked, this property will be available. It has a stunning view and is close to the penguins. Full Disclosure: I broke their rules. The website says a flat fee for the Main House for 6 adults. We were a party of four adults, and I thought inviting 2 friends to use the extra bedroom would be fine for what they are charging. What they mean is if you check in with 4, don’t think of inviting people afterwards, and your infant is charged as an Adult. Despite never having more than 6 adults stay, since they were not in the original booking, we had to pay thousands extra for the 4 children: 2 X four-year olds, 1 two-year old (who all slept in the bed with their parents) and a 6 month old that slept in our crib. And those 6 adults? They shared one shower, because there is only one room that can be classified as a bathroom. If you are booking this enormous property because you think it might be okay to have people over for lunch or dinner, think again. We assumed inviting 7 adults and their four-year olds to come up from the beach to share some birthday cake on a Sunday afternoon might be okay having paid R13,000 for the long weekend, but nope, you can’t do that. That cost us another charge, and a R5,000 deposit that we were told was being ‘gracious’. If you are booking, make sure you read every single FAQ on the website, every single line in the emails, and every single line on the booking form, or your very expensive stay will be a whole lot more expensive. And instead of a relaxing weekend away, it will feel like your every move is being monitored, tallied and priced. Other no-nos: moving any furniture in order to get a better view of the ocean, having guests on the patio, letting your kids run around on the grass (you have to book that), and don’t put a drink down without a coaster, that comes out of your damage deposit.…
highly comfortable, nicely decorated and clean cottage for a very moderate price, warmhearted reception, felt very safe, including parking, on top of boulder beach but separated from all the tourists and therefore, very relaxing, .. best place to stay along the coast!! will definitely come back and have a look at the avo tree!
This is a place for people that can appreciate character, old charm and rustic atmosphere. We loved the view and it seemed to me that the mountain at our back shielded our cottage from the wind. We were booked in the coach house. Small and quaint , but in retrospect, I would reconsider next time and book a different room, because the staircase was too steep and I prefer a shower. The hostess was very friendly and her dogs as well. They were not a bother at all. Safe parking, comfortable bed and yes , the view , and again the view , will let me return again and again.