The Poetic Beauty Of The Western Cape

Village n Life has an exceptional collection of hotels along the coastline of the Western Cape. From the rustic charm of The Farmhouse Hotel in Langebaan to the luxurious and lush landscapes of Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa in Knysna. Each property has a character of its own that draws you in and offers you an unforgettable experience.

It’s a pleasure to see our properties shine in what can only be described as ‘The Poetic Beauty of The Western Cape’.

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10% Override Promotion Extended

All agents and operators qualify for an additional 10% commission on top of their current STO rates. This promotion has now been extended
to 30 April 2020 for all new reservations at The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay Retreat, Camps Bay Village and The Crystal Apartments.


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The Farmhouse Hotel exclusive members only Hotel

The Farmhouse Hotel is an exclusive, members-only hotel, where the focus is to really take care of the hotel guests. The exclusivity policy has been put in place so that hotel guests, regular patrons and neighbours can fully enjoy personal and attentive service. Guests can contact the hotel prior to their visit to make the necessary arrangements.


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Complimentary scones at The Farmhouse Hotel

Complimentary scones for in-house guests will be served at 3 pm daily.


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Barbecue evenings cancelled at Camps Bay Retreat

Camps Bay Retreat will no longer offer evening barbecues at the property this summer. However, the delicious, gourmet picnic baskets are still available at only R495 for two people.


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Please be advised that the minimum stay restriction over PEAK has been amended

The minimum stay restriction has been amended from 4 nights to 2 nights for the following property:
• Lawhill Luxury Apartments

The minimum stay restriction has been removed for the following properties:
• The Bay Hotel
• Camps Bay Retreat
• The Farmhouse Hotel
• Harbour House Hermanus
• Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa
• Waterfront Village
• De Waterkant Village
• Mouille Point Village
• Camps Bay Village
• The Glen Apartments
• The Crystal Apartments

Kindly update all internal reservation systems for our peak dates 20 December 2019 – 05 January 2020.


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Product knowledge is key – book your site inspection now

While more rooms are available than usual, take this opportunity to book a site inspection at any of our properties in order to see all we have to offer.

Please contact our Trade Team directly should you wish to enquire about availability and rates. | +27(0) 21 437 9737


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Amended check-in times at The Farmhouse Hotel

In order to improve and maintain our standards and service levels, please note that with immediate effect, check-in time at The Farmhouse Hotel will now be from 15:00.


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Please take note of the new banking details for Lawhill Luxury Apartments

Please enquire with your account manager or reservations at Lawhill to make sure you are using the correct banking details. |


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Groups and Tour Series

All groups and tour series are welcomed at Village n Life hotels. Book your next tour at one of our hotels and make use of these exclusive offers:

7 Rooms 1 Complimentary Single Room
(8th room* free)
15 Rooms 1 Complimentary Single Room and 50% off on additional room
(16th room* free and 17th room* at 50% discount)
20 Rooms 2 Complimentary Single Rooms and 50% off on additional room
(21st and 22nd room* free and 23rd room* at 50% discount)
  *Specific room classification not guaranteed.


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The Charles Café and Rooms rates now including breakfast

From the 1st of May 2019 all new bookings at The Charles will include a R100 breakfast voucher per person
that can be used at Café Charles.


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Wifi now available in all De Waterkant Village apartments

We are pleased to announce that all De Waterkant Village apartments will now include complimentary Wifi in all apartments. No activation fee will be charged, but a fair usage policy will still apply to ensure Wi-Fi is not being mistreated and slows up usage for all other users.


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2019/2020 Specials and Value adds now available

Visit the Specials page on the vnl Trade website for our 2019/2020 Specials and Value adds.


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Amended check-in times at Lawhill Luxury Apartments

In order to improve and maintain our standards and service levels, please note that with Immediate effect,
check-in time at Lawhill Luxury Apartments will now be from 15:00.


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Special Support Staff Meals

To accommodate support staff with limited meal budgets, we now offer simple and wholesome meals at our hotels.
This avoids unnecessary trips to town to purchase meals and these valued staff can now also enjoy hotel dining in the comfort of their own room.

Fast Facts:
• A daily menu will be made available.
• Menu items could include the likes of a wrap or a burger.
• Meals will be served in a private setting, away from other hotel guests.
• One soft drink will be included. (300ml Coke, Fanta or Sprite)


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Complimentary access to the Pezula Golf Estate tennis courts

Guests may now enjoy complimentary access to the close by Pezula Golf Estate tennis courts.
Book a slot* with your trade consultant, or guests may book directly at the front desk or concierge during their stay.
*Subject to availability


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Late check-in charges at Serviced Places

We are happy to announce that effective immediately no late check-in charges will be levied, subject to our trade support team being advised at least 48 hours in advance. Should guests arrive after reception hours without notice, the R250 fee will be applicable.

Reception and check-in hours:

Waterfront Village 24 hours, no late check in fees
Mouille Point Village 08h00 – 19h00 (Summer) | 08h00 – 18h00 (Winter)
De Waterkant Village 07h00 – 23h00
Camps Bay Village 07h00 – 23h00The Crystal Apartments
The Crystal Apartments 08h00 – 17h00
The Glen Apartments 08h00 – 17h00


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Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa Amended child policies

Going forward All Suites (excluding the villas) can now accommodate 1 infant up to the age of two years in a cot, as well as 1 child between the age of 3 and 12 on a chaise lounge daybed. Additional child sharing rates apply as per the rate sheet.


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Transfers and picnic to Noetzie Beach at Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa

Enjoy a scenic open-vehicle drive to the secluded Noetzie Beach through the Pezula Private Estate. Daily trips will depart from Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa every mornings at 11:00, bookings are essential. Speak to your Trade support consultant or the receptionist situated at the hotel to book your seat on this 9 seater vehicle.

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa has also put together a wonderful Noetzie Beach Picnic Package which is sure to lure guests of all ages.

The Noetzie Beach Picnic Package includes:
– A scenic drive on a game drive vehicle to Noetzie Beach via Pezula Private Estate
– A delicious picnic basket with water and soft drinks
– Beach towels, a Frisbee and a bat and ball set for fun on the beach
– Optional kiddies beach toys for families with children

Remember the sunblock and enjoy this wonderful experience.


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Housekeeping services now available 7 days a week at Waterfront Village

After receiving feedback and requests from our agents, operators, clients and guests we are happy to announce that effective immediately housekeeping will be available 7 days a week at Waterfront Village. Guests will now receive a refresh service every day of the week (including public holidays) without additional charge. Please note on Sundays and Public holidays it will only be a refresh service not a full service i.e. changing of linen and towels.


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Kite Basecamp at The Farmhouse hotel

Ready for the upcoming kite surfing season starting in September, the Kite Basecamp is only 30 meters away from The Farmhouse Hotel. Situated in our boatyard, the Kite Basecamp offers guests a kite school, kite shop and a raw juice and coffee bar. Guests are welcome to visit the site at leisure or for more information visit the website.


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Maximum Comfort to our young travellers at Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa

To ensure maximum comfort to our young travellers, we have amended our child sharing policy with regards to sofa beds. All suite classifications, excluding Deluxe Suites, are fitted with chaise longue sofas which doubles up as daybeds and classic lounge seating.

These sofas have a length restriction and we therefore do not allow children with a height exceeding 1.65 metres to sleep on them.

Please note our updated child policy as follows, with the most important change being the age limit of children which is now 12 years:


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