True Namakwaland Hospitality
The award-winning Mountain View Guest House
Top 5 Travel Tips
About a week or so before each trip, make a list of items you don’t want to forget – which YOU WILL forget if you don’t write them down. It’s easiest to have a travel list saved as a Google Doc so you can access it online and edit it as needed.
When travelling to South Africa, it’s important to take photos of your passports, driver licenses, booking info and anything else of importance and keep them in your Google Docs and in files on our phones. You just never know when you need a backup.
When visiting Southern Africa, and specifically the Northern Cape, expect the weather to change in an instant. This is one of the things Africa is famous for – unpredictable weather! Be sure to bring some extra items for weather conditions you don’t expect. Hot days are followed by chilly nights.
If you’re at checkout in a local shop and the cashier asks you if you’d like to pay in, say, Euros or dollars, say “Rands”. Your credit card company will automatically do the conversion into dollars or Euros so there’s no need to pay in dollars or Euros. If you say you want to pay in dollars or Euros, you will likely be overcharged because the stores may use a higher conversion rate.
Get into the habit of using sunscreen. Use it daily, regardless of the weather, so it becomes a habit. You will likely be walking a lot more than you think, and even if the sun isn’t literally shining, you can get sunburned. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your hands and arms as well as your neck, chest, and ears, and don’t forget to reapply. Take a small lightweight container of sunscreen with you in your bag when you know you’re going out for the day. The Namakwaland sun can be unforgiving!
2nd time I booked it for the weekend. Clean rooms and grounds. Rooms are equipped with all u need for a a weekend getaway. Breakfast is always delicious 😋 and served with the special namakwaland hospitality!
Always a pleasure. Clean rooms, friendly staff and hearty breakfast!
From the reception to the bedroom,from the bed to the breakfast. Wow, service was out of this world. They deserve 10 thousands Stars. They made everything special. Friendly service and always helpful.
I had a wonderful stay at this place! The staff were very friendly the food was amazing - the breakfast alone is worth the trip! Stunning views! Beautiful Rooms! Great experience - I will definitely recommend to friends and family.