Guest Reviews

We enjoyed the indoor/outdoor layout set in a quiet neighborhood.

Thys, twin cabins have a really great, sharp design. The coffee machine was next level of automated espresso to start the day. Thys added thoughtful touches in a unique layout.


Thanks Thys for everything and always helping quickly!

The spacious bungalow style house has a spectacular view over the ocean and very tasteful interior design with the large glas walls while, at the current development stage, still granting privacy. We loved the fireplaces and cooking options and were even rewarded with 2 whales directly at our beach.


The Black Barn was a wonderful experience.

"Curated for all the senses" is probably how I would describe it 😀. The design and attention to detail is unexpected, right down to the lovely playlist already playing when you arrive. The house and its surrounds are beautifully designed and stylishly equipped; we had everything we needed and a lot of extra special touches besides.


The Black Barn is a a fabulous place for a getaway.

The house is clean, well-equipped and beautifully decorated. Thys was super responsive to all our needs and a great host! The Kol Kol tub is lovely for a winter dip and there are multiple fireplaces (both indoor and outdoor) to warm up the home. The house is surrounded by fynbos and short walk from the beach paths. I couldn't recommend this house enough and will be back.


9 August 2022

Thys was a great host, very responsive and helpfull. The house is a true gem with great amenities such as the Hot Tub, Bean to Cup Coffee machine and so much attention to details. Super clean, best finishes in the house, enough firewood to really be able to enjoy all the fireplaces and braai’s to it’s full potential. The estate and surrounding nature is amazing. Best place to stay in Gansbaai.


Black Barn 16 July

“The most dreamy place in the most beautiful estate. An escape from the pandemic, perfect getaway for my 30th birthday. Would go back in a heartbeat!”


Black Barn

“What a joy and surprise this fynbos wonderland was! The Black Barn is aesthetically perfect to fit in and celebrate in synergistically with its unique location. All comforts were seen to, with special l type personal touches too, like gentle music wafting through the huge glass doors as we arrived! Heaven and pure peace! Thank you, Thys.”

Rosella (March 2021)

Black Barn

We had the most blessed stay! Your accommodation is a special retreat with lovely spoils. We shall definitely be back. Thank you so much!

Shereen 7April

Twin Cabins

“Highly recommended, the scenery from the house is breathtaking. The cleanliness, service and style of the house was amazing! We will definitely be back!”

Liz 5 April 2021


“Incredible house! Thys is a great host. All in the house is perfect. Cosy and modern( the scuptures made a south african designer are astonishing).The location is in seafront with a panoramic and breathtaking view on the beach and Fynbos. Relax and enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine:)) Highly recommended.”



“Incredible. What a view! Immaculate space, incredibly styled. Unforgettable stay"

Malan 29 January 2021


“Such an amazing get away. The host is amazing with such special extra touches. Highly highly recommend this beautiful home.”

Thyne 31 January 2021

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“If you are planning on coming here, let me tell you, you won't be disappointed, the real thing is even better than the pictures! The contact was fast, efficient and always helpful. I asked for some extra details for my wife's birthday and the went above and beyond with it, couldn't ask for better hosts! Amazing views, stylish decoration, 180° views (even at night), privacy, spotless, can't wait until we're back again.”



An incredibly beautiful villa in a secluded location with extraordinary kilometer-wide panoramic views of the sea and a natural beach for the members of the guarded community. It was by far the nicest accommodation of our stay in South Africa. The host was always very helpful and immediately available: Thanks again to you, Thys!


Stayed at SeaPad at Romansbaai Collection