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Froggs Leap
Ranked #25 of 59 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 September 2010

Steward and Joke - you guys were awesome. We really enjoyed our 9 day stay. Breakfast was just amazing and the selection was great. I remember after being introduced to our new room by Steward, turning to Cino to double check that he had the correct price.
We enjoyed our chats around the breakfast table and your fervor to assist in planning our days at the beautiful Cape.
We wish you many more happy years!!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2010

We travelled 3,000kl in January and February 2010 taking in the sourthern-most part of South Africa on our first visit there - stayed a month. We started with 3 days in Cape Town to do things that do not require a car such as Table Mountain, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch Gardens and the Waterfrontin and we returned there for our last 3 days of our tour which were spent at a B&B/Guesthouse called Froggs Leap in Hout Bay. It was one of our most inexpensive stops, luxurious, quiet, calm and peaceful. Food and service excellent, real value for money. The owners go to great lengths to povide individual (almost Carribean style) luxury accommodation yet manage to make it homely and welcoming - if like us you do not l ike hotels, this is the place to stay. We rated it top of our 9 accommodation experiences in South Africa - that is saying something as we loved all the places we stayed. We would definitely return there again next time. How many owners would let you stay all day on your checkout date, just because they had the suite vacant and our flight was late evening! The staff were first class and have a way of quietly serving you whilst you do not even notice - lots of flower decorations gathered freshly from the garden to decorate the wonderful breakfast. Hout Bay is perfectly placed for touring the Cape and taking in the wonderful coastline - don't miss the walk down to the Cape of Good Hope.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank PatRobinson
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Reviewed 14 January 2010

This was our first trip to South Africa and Froggs Leap was our second port of call, being ideally situated for touring the Cape and Cape Town.
The welcome and service was excellent and the owners and staff could not do enough for us.
Our room [the Boat Room] was directly off the verandah where we ate breakfast and relaxed. The shade here was appreciated , particularly when the temperature approached 40C! The view from this area was of the surrounding hills, valley and Table Mountain`s Southern portion. Hout Bay was visible from one end of the verandah and also from one of the upstairs rooms. An excellent place to be pampered.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank gladysoli
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Reviewed 11 December 2009

Froggs Leap was the first guest house we stayed in on our 10 day tour from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. It really spoilt us for the rest of our trip as it was a hard act to follow.
The personal friendly service from Stewart ,Yoke and their team was exemplary.
Their relaxed friendly style made us feel completely at home and both of them went out of their way to assist us in the rest of our stay.
Would recommend it highly.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with family
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Thank MacinBaku
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Reviewed 1 December 2009

We had a relaxing stay at Frogg's Leap and got on well with the hosts, Stewart and Joke. They were very helpful leading up to the stay in providing information about the accommodation, assisting with last minute changes and helping with transport queries. We moved once during our stay (planned), from a studio just 40m down the road from the main house, to a large double room in the house - upstairs on the left. Both rooms had large balconies and if not for wet weather, we would have made use of it. Breakfasts - one dines amidst a chorus of frogs - were a highlight during our stay - Joke makes excellent scrambled eggs!

Hout Bay itself is quiet in the evenings but you can get great food in the area. Would highly recommend the "Look Out", the local Italian (Luigi's?) and "Fish on the Rocks". One convenience of Hout Bay is that it is on the Blue route of the Hop on-hop off citysightseeing bus tour.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2009

Having read in several places on the internet advertising this property as having magnificent sea-views, we felt duped to find the main bed and breakfast house facing towards the valley. Please see pictures of sea view taken from far end of the verandah of house being the only visible sea view open to guests. I had an email to say that we had a sea view room - and again this was abysmal, to see the sea ( just a little bit of it ) one had to put your cheek at a right angle to the window and look side on to see a glimse of blue. For the camera shot I had my camera on the window at right angles. Apparently we had been upgraded -- as we had paid top price for the room at their rates - I did wonder what exactly the up grade was. To be fair the room opposite ours probably did get a reasonable sea-view but this would be the only one in the main house that did, we certainly did not get what we booked..
This was the most expensive of our B and B stays in South Africa and this review will reflect that, as somewhere cheaper I would not expect to have had the high quality of bed-linnen and furnishings of which Froggs Leap had. What did let the side down was the little things that should not happen -- ie on arrival there was only one tea-bag on the hostess tray which was not replenished the next day along with the milk - we had to ask the owner late afternoon for more tea bags and milk, I was informed that I could get it from the fridge in the kitchen in the main house which was marked private. I found that on opening the 3/4 full milk plastic bottle that this was off so had to open a new one. The house maids should be sufficiently trained by the owners to replenish the refreshment room trays. Other gripes -- to pour hot water from kettle to mug you had to unplug kettle every time as flex did not stretch to cup ( why not have a slightly more expensive ketlle that just lifted off its base). Breakfast was served between 8am and 10am -- we like to pack a lot into a day so went down at just past 8 -- the maids were still doing the finnishing touches to the table ( which we didnt mind as we sat down ) but what did grate was the hostess brusque manner in announcing to us that we were early !!!! as though we should have come down later. She also reprimanded the maids in front of the guests which should have been done in private. One of the maids seemed very nervous just being there. The second morning the more outgoing of the maids came from outside carrying the herbs for breakfast ( chives ) -- in her mouth and into the kitchen. The cushions for our outside balcony chairs were very water stained and as they were placed against the wall in our bedroom did nothing for the overall ambiance of the room. Cheap flat plastic coat hangers instead of wooden ones hung in the open recess for clothes in the bathroom area. Only one bathrobe hung up in need of a companion . The corner bath had straight sides so was very uncomfortable and also it was quite shallow. ( Needed a curved back to relax in -- suggest the owners try it and rethink to put a more comfortable one in - in the future ). Shower had black mold in corners. The pool was green and therefore not ready for use despite good weather.
Good points -- breakfast was a good spread . Hout bay is a gorgeous setting and it is lovely to drive the coastal route to Cape Town. Would I stay here again -- No -- I would hunt around for a place with a view of the bay .

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2009

stayed for 2 nights in January 2009 having been recommended by a relative. would say that having travelled over most of S.Africa this was by far the best B&B, great accommodation, delightful hosts who could not do enough to make your stay the best ever. B & H London

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 1 Baviaans Close, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
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Ranked #25 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Number of rooms: 6
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Froggs Leap Hout Bay, South Africa - Cape Town

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