FAQs – 10 Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is the best time to visit the area?

Winter is from late April to early September when night-time tempratures can get as low as 3 degrees. The rest of the year, the climate is very pleasant – warm days with plenty of sunshine and cool evenings. There are no mosquitos to worry about!

2. How far is the beach?

You can enjoy uninterrupted views of the ocean from the living room. Klein Kranz beach is 2 minutes walk from the house. There are several access points to the beach, which can best be described as ‘awesome’.

3. Can we swim in the ocean?

The best places for paddling are in the shallow rock pools at low tide. The back current can be wild but exhilarating. There are many lakes in the area and these offer great opportunities for swimming. There are also safe spots in Wilderness and in Sedgefield.

4. Do we need to bring our own towels and sheets?

All linen is provided EXCEPT beach towels. Please bring your own.

5. How secure is the house and the area?

We advise guests to be careful and please do not take your precious valuables on holiday. The area is generally safe though incidents of petty thefts have been reported. We have an alarm and a very good safe.

6. How far is Knysna from the house? 

Access to the N2 is only 2minutes away. Cape Footprints is mid-way between George and Knysna (40mins by car). George airport is 25minutes door to door.

7. Is the house wheelchair friendly? 

The entire living space is on one level. The house is very wheelchair friendly and one room has wider doors. We haven’t as yet installed any grab rails in the bathroom.

8. Can you see dolphins and whales from the house?

Dolphins are sighted throughout the year from the house. Southern Right whales can be seen from July-November when they come to calve in the waters of the southern and western Cape.

9. Does the house have DSTV?

We have a TV and DVD player and a satellite dish. If you want DSTV, you’re welcome to bring your own Decoder and Card.

10. What about internet access?

At present we have a dongle, which can be used by guests on their laptop. One can buy airtime at the nearest garage. The nearest Wifi is 5 minutes in the car at Timberlake or in Sedgefield (10 minutes). Both have places where you can access the Internet and enjoy a cup of coffee.