Cape Town and the South peninsula of South Africa in summer – heavenly!!

The days are long, the weather warm and Clovelly golf course is looking magnificent and ready to welcome visitors to the course or the bar facilities.

Dunvegan Lodge is  in full swing with our long term self catering “swallows” (european or British visitors looking to escape the cold back home) enjoying everything that safe and secure Dunvegan Lodge has to offer – the solar heated swimmimg pool, the magnificent views across Clovelly golf course towards the distant Atlantic ocean and the amazing restaurants of Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek.

Fish Hoek beach has had a visit from a rare Elephant seal (called Buffel) that needed a safe haven to do its annual moult – well it sure found the correct place as Fish Hoek beach is as safe and relaxed as any beach in South Africa. He appears to have departed for destinations unknown but will surely return in the future – everyone returns to Clovelly and Fish Hoek eventually.

Buffel elephant seal

Buffel the elephant seal on Fish Hoek beach

This year Dunvegan Lodge is celebrating 21 years operation as a guest lodge with the same owners – Peter and Sylvia McLeod.

This must surely be a record in the hospitality industry and we look forward to welcoming old and new guests to the amazing piece of paradise that we call home.


Dunvegan Lodge guest house is preparing to welcome all the summer visitors to the magical shores and valleys of the Cape Peninsula. There are a myriad of ways to while away the lazy summer days: soak up the sun, swim or simply laze on Fish Hoek beach, wander around the eclectic shops and restaurants of Kalk bay and Simonstown, play 18 holes of golf at Clovelly golf course, relax around the pool at Dunvegan Lodge, spend many hours wine tasting in the Constantia valley etc etc.

When any or all all of the above has been done and the evening draws near, it is time to take in a concert in one of the finest open air concert venues that you will ever visit – Kirstenbosch open air concert amphitheatre!
There is no finer way to enjoy great music than sitting on the grass in the shadow of the back of Table mountain, quaffing fine wine and eating a delicacies from your picnic basket!! Heaven is!!

The schedule for the Kirstenbosch summer concerts for 2017/18 is attached below – courtesy of Insideguide to Cape Town


Artist Date Price Starting Time Book
Yusuf Cat Stevens 11 November 2017 R850 7pm Sold Out
Yusuf Cat Stevens 12 November 2017 (due to popular demand) R850 7pm Sold Out
Ismaël Lo 19 November 2017 R295 4pm Book Online
Zakes Bantwini 26 November 2017 R180 / R135 5.30pm Book Online
Mi Casa 3 December 2017 R180 / R135 5.30pm Book Online
Texas 8 December 2017 R495 7pm Book Online
Matthew Mole / Majozi 10 December 2017 R180 / R135 5.15pm Book Online
Mango Groove 23 December 2017 R180 / R135 5.30pm Book Online
Goldfish and Hot Water 31 December 2017 – 1 January 2018 R385 7pm Book Online
Freshlyground 1 January 2018 R180 / R135 5.30pm Book Online
Prime Circle 7 January 2018 R180 / R135 5.30pm Book Online
The Parlotones 14 January 2018 R140 / R205 5.30pm Book Online
Fokofpolisiekar 21 January 2018 R180 / R135 5.30pm Book Online
The Soil 28 January 2018 R180 / R135 5.30pm Book Online
The Vamps 2 February 2018 R570 7pm Book Online
Beatenberg / Alice Phoebe Lou 4 February 2018 R180 / R135 5.15pm Book Online
The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra 11 February 2018 R180 / R135 5.30pm Book Online
Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival 18 February 2018 R180 / R135 5pm Book Online
Lira 25 February 2018 R180 / R135 5.30pm Book Online
Goodluck / The Kiffness 4 March 2018 R180 / R135 5.15pm Book Online
The Christians (UK) 11 March 2018 R205 / R140 5.30pm Book Online
Jeremy Loops 18 March 2018 R205 / R140 5.30pm Book Online
Petite Noir (BEL) / Slow Jack 21 March 2018 R180 / R135 5.15pm Book Online
Dan Patlansky / Albert Frost 25 March 2018 R180 / R135 5.15pm Book Online
To Be Announced 1 April 2018 To Be Announced To Be Announced To Be Announced

Dunvegan lodge self catering accommodation is situated on the Southern tip of Africa amidst the evergreen “fynbos” vegetation. This “greeness” is very misleading as the fynbos floral kingdom is amazingly well adapted to the fickle nature of the annual rainfall over the Western Cape and Cape Town.

And it is this very fickle rainfall volume over the past two years that has led to the current drought and thus the water supply crisis that we, as residents, are currently experiencing in the Western Cape.

I have attached the latest press release in this regard (see below) that explains the severity of the drought and the measures that have been implemented in order for us to have enough water to see us through to the winter of 2018.

We welcome all our visitors to sunny South Africa and all the beautiful attractions of Cape Point, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch gardens and the winelands of Stellenbosch but request that you be aware of the nature of the crisis and that you endeavour not to waste our precious and finite resource.

No water is NO water – there is no quick fix!!

Cape Town – With immediate effect, the City of Cape Town will be taking a number of new actions to drive down water consumption, including the introduction of level 5 restrictions, fines, and a further increase in pressure management, the city announced on Sunday.
“The upper limit of 87 litres per person and the overall target of 500 million litres per day of collective consumption remain in place. However, there is now a new emphasis on capping excessive water use at the domestic household level and placing additional restrictions on the commercial sector,” mayor Patricia de Lille said.
Measures to drive down consumption to 500 million litres of water per day were supplemented by other measures to augment the supply of water from non-surface water options by up to 500 million litres of water per day, which were currently under way. Together these actions formed part of the approach to building water resilience over the short- to medium-term, she said.
Notwithstanding the immense effort that many Capetonians had taken to reduce water consumption during the past year, there needed to be a further decrease in consumption if Cape Town was to safely navigate itself through the drought.
Since July 1, the city’s goal had been to reduce consumption to 500 million litres per day. As of last week, consumption stood at 599 million litres per day. “With the winter rainfall season likely to end in the next three to four weeks, we simply have to get used to using less water as we enter the summer season,” De Lille said.
Over the past year, all categories of water users had shown a trend of decreased consumption other than the commercial property category. This category included offices and small business operations.

“The managers of commercial properties must with immediate effect ensure that their monthly consumption of the municipal supply of water is reduced by 20 percent compared with a year ago.
“The city acknowledges that there are some commercial properties that have made great strides to reduce consumption of municipal water, and therefore the historical usage of individual commercial properties and their efforts to install improved water management technologies will be taken into account when considering any enforcement measures against the owners of commercial properties in the future,” she said.
The city had carefully considered this latest measure which was in line with adapting to the “new normal” as a water-scarce region. This measure was not intended to negatively impact business operations, but was to ensure sustainability of the commercial sector by bringing about the necessary behavioural changes and mind-set to adapt to the new normal.
Commercial water users could reduce their consumption by installing water-efficient plumbing fittings and water-saving devices. “We are appealing to businesses to promote water-saving habits among staff and facility managers.”
With regard to domestic properties, the 87-litre per person limit remained in place. However, the cap on individual domestic property usage was now set at 20kl per month, beyond which the property owner would be subject to a very high fine.

“All users, whether in the domestic or commercial sector, are required to remain vigilant with regard to water use and, if curtailment of consumption is required, then they are to begin doing so immediately,” De Lille said.
The city had made considerable strides with regard to lowering water pressure over the past three months, which had contributed to reducing overall consumption of municipal water. There was, however, room for further measures to reduce water pressure, which would commence immediately.
Further pressure reduction was likely to result in supply interruptions being experienced in higher-lying areas of the city’s supply zones for short periods during the day. Multi-storey buildings that did not make use of pumps and overhead tanks as required by the city’s building regulations were likely to experience supply problems.



The beautiful city of Cape Town and its surrounding areas make for a fine holiday destination, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy a family break or a romantic excursion for two. With easy access to the nearby National Parks and other superb attractions this is a part of South Africa that is not to be missed, and at Dunvegan Lodge we do all we can to ensure you have the perfect accommodation for your stay. Occupying a prime location on the hillside in beautiful Clovelly, Dunvegan Lodge is a wonderful place from which to explore this exciting destination.

Offering beautifully furnished rooms – each with a private outdoor area for enjoying the glorious weather – and with fine views across the spectacular Fish Hoek valley, Dunvegan Lodge is perfectly placed to allow easy access to all the major attractions. Cape Town itself is just a short distance away and the wonderful waterfront area is not to be missed. With fine restaurants, lively bars and a friendly welcome, Cape Town is a great place to visit, and the colonial influence still shines through in the delightful architecture that prevails throughout.

Scuba diving and fishing trips are fabulous activities that can be undertaken here, and in season you can watch the whales in False Bay, a spectacular sight if ever there was one. With everything from walking in the hills to lounging on the beach close to hand, you will find Dunvegan Lodge is the ideal holiday accommodation, and we do our best to ensure everything is right for you. Contact us now for the best prices on superb accommodation in Cape Town or to discuss any special requirements you may have – at Dunvegan Lodge we are happy to accommodate you whatever you may need, and help you enjoy the beauty of South Africa.

For many people the Cape Town region of South Africa is the most beautiful and fascinating part of the country, and at Dunvegan Lodge we are inclined to agree! With the wonderful Fish Hoek Valley offering amazing views from the lodge we are proud to say we occupy a quite stunning location, and one that is also convenient for all the visitor attractions in the region. With a choice of six suites, each fully furnished and will all necessary amenities, we cater for families and couples looking for a romantic break, and many satisfied visitors have so far enjoyed the friendly welcome and hospitality at Dunvegan Lodge.

We ate adjacent to Clovelly Golf Course, complete with fine views across it and the Fish Hoek Valley to the distant ocean, and the charming town of Fish Hoek is within five minutes of the lodge and offers a choice of excellent restaurants, bars and shops as well as fishing, swimming and boating activities. Cape Town itself is a beautiful city with many fine attractions, and the wonderful Table Mountain is one of the most iconic images in the world. These are just some reasons to visit our wonderful region and to stay at Dunvegan Lodge.

At Dunvegan Lodge we have six suites, each with superb views; choose from single or two-bedroom suites, all with private outdoor areas that are perfect for taking in the superb views, and enjoy the wonderful relaxed atmosphere and superb weather than the valley is party to. We don’t hurry you at all at Dunvegan Lodge, that’s why are popular with repeat visitors, so why not get in touch right now for more information, and we will happily talk to you about how you can get the best out of this quite beautiful part of the country.

There are some places in South Africa that are unrivalled in their beauty, and the Fish Hoek Valley, close to Cape Town, is certainly one. An area of beautiful greenery and mountain scenery, here is where you can take advantage of the stunning views offered when you choose to stay with us at Dunvegan Lodge, a beautiful place high on the Clovelly mountain. The beautiful vista across the neighbouring golf course and valley towards the distant ocean is not to be missed, and you can enjoy it all from your own personal outdoor area.

At Dunvegan Lodge we offer a choice of rooms with self-catering facilities that are beautifully finished and furnished, and we take great pride in our reputation for quality of service and friendly hospitality. Our location makes Dunvegan Lodge the ideal place to stay in the region with easy access by car to Cape Town and Fish Hoek – each with excellent restaurants, bars, shops and more – as well as the wonderful and evocative Table Mountain and its fascinating nature reserves and walks. This is South Africa at its very best, and we are proud to be able to help you enjoy it to the full.

whether you are looking for a place to take a family or for a romantic break there is plenty to keep you happy around here, and at Dunvegan Lodge we can help you find the best places to go for your requirements. Fishing and swimming at Fish Hoek, golf on the neighbouring course are just some of the many activities, and you are close to the best of the South African Wine Routes when you stay with us. Get in touch now and we will be more than happy to help you book a holiday in this quite spectacular place.

Are you searching for the ideal holiday location in South Africa, somewhere you can combine a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings with a wide range of attractions and activities? You need to take a look at Dunvegan Lodge, where we can promise you the very best accommodation in a prime location. Occupying a stunning spot high on the Clovelly Mountain close to Cape Town, Dunvegan Lodge is the perfect place from which to explore this most beautiful part of the country, and we promise you the very best in hospitality for the duration.

The lodge overlooks the quite glorious Fish Hoek valley and offers views out to the bay, and the accommodation within is second to none. We guarantee that all rooms are beautifully furnished to a high standard and come with excellent facilities, while outside you can enjoy time spent on the sun in your private seated area. Dunvegan Lodge is about relaxation and easy access to the nearby attractions such as the National Parks and Cape Town itself, and we couldn’t be better situated in what is a quiet, safe and secure area of the region.

What is there to do here? You can choose to spend your time on one of the local beaches, go scuba diving and explore the bay, take a boat trip, go fishing, or perhaps take a hiking trip into the majestic mountains; the choice is yours, and in Cape Town you will find many excellent restaurants, bars and shops to keep you occupied during your stay. At Dunvegan Lodge we strive to provide our customers with the very best service at the most attractive prices, and we believe that if you get in touch with us we will be able to help you book the holiday of a lifetime at an affordable rate.

Are you bored with your regular holiday destination, and perhaps looking for somewhere entirely different to go next time? If so, you should consider South Africa and, in particular, the beautiful Cape Town region. With everything from stunning beaches to fabulous mountain hiking opportunities Cape Town is an ideal place for a family holiday or romantic break, and at Dunvegan Lodge we have the perfect accommodation for you. Located on a spectacular setting on the Clovelly Mountain, with amazing views across the Fish Hoek valley and out to the bay, this is a place where you can relax and do things at your own pace.

Dunvegan Lodge is a charming building that is a combination of traditional farmhouse and Victorian villa, and is superbly furnishes. You will stay in beautifully finished rooms that are as comfortable as you could ever imagine, and enjoy superb facilities and a private outdoor sitting area. Nowhere could be better for enjoying the fine evenings on the Cape. We aim to ensure that all visitors to Dunvegan Lodge get the very best treatment, so rest assured you will enjoy your stay here to the full.

What to do when you stay at Dunvegan Lodge? The choice is yours: Cape Town Waterfront is a must if you want to get the full experience off this marvellous city, a boat trip in the bay is an exciting experience, or you may wish to go scuba diving. If you are in the right season you can also watch whales off the shore, something that is quite magical. Dunvegan Lodge makes an ideal place to use a base for exploring the nearby National Parks, and we are sure you will appreciate our affordable prices, so get in touch with us now and book a holiday of a lifetime.

Are you a fan of fine wine? Perhaps you would be interested in a holiday in a beautiful and exotic location close to the very best wine region in South Africa? At Dunvegan Lodge we take great pride in being close to the fabled Wine Route, and we can help you take a tour that will indulge your love of wine to the full! That’s not all, however, for the lodge is located on the Clovelly hillside overlooking the glorious Fish Hoek valley and just a few minutes’ drive from that wonderful fishing village and the delights of Cape Town.

At Dunvegan Lodge we go out of our way to ensure that you have the very best time here during your stay; our accommodation is luxurious and comfortable, all rooms have excellent facilities, and we have made sure each room has its own private outdoor area so you can enjoy the stunning views and beautiful weather. From here you have easy access not just to the wine route but also Cape Town Waterfront with its charming scenes and fine restaurants, plus the majestic Cape Point Nature Reserve which is, quite simply, not to be missed.

If you are into water sports this is your place, for there is plenty to enjoy in the water; fishing is popular here, boat trips allow you to get a better look at the glorious bay, and diving is a must if you want to explore what lies beneath the surface. If you simply wish to relax there is a choice of fine beaches that are safe and secure, and you can rest assured the children will be well catered for. Why not get in touch with us at Dunvegan Lodge right now and see just how affordable a holiday in this quite stunning part of South Africa can be?

What is it about the Cape Town region that makes it one of the most popular destinations in South Africa? Perhaps it’s the charming Mother City itself, with its wonderful shops, restaurants and bars, or it could be the sheer variety of amazing attractions around the area that are suitable for families and couples alike. Of course, we can’t forget the fabulous accommodation, of which Dunvegan Lodge is an outstanding example. Dunvegan Lodge is a beautiful traditional style house in a mountainside location, with amazing views and wonderful facilities, and we have played host to many satisfied visitors.

The Lodge overlooks the highly rated Clovelly Golf Course – the friendly and welcoming clubhouse is just five minutes’ walk away – and offers fine views across the beautiful Fish Hoek Valley and out to the distant ocean. We are very proud of our views, and that’s why we ensure each suite has a private outdoor area to take advantage of them. Not only that, but we are also proud of the convenience of Dunvegan Lodge, which lies within a short drive of all the areas main and most impressive attractions.

The amazing swimming areas of Fish Hoek Beach can be reached in five minutes, and this charming town is home to some excellent restaurants and bars, while Cape Town itself is little more than half an hour from Dunvegan Lodge by car. There are many fine attractions within 20 minutes, and the fabulous Table Mountain Cable Car is no more than 40 minutes away and certainly worth a visit. If all this sounds great to you then please get in touch with us at Dunvegan Lodge for more information, and we will be happy to help you book a dream holiday in a truly beautiful place.