Your checklist for a hassle free holiday

BEFORE your stay

  • check the expiration date of your passport and double check the visa requirements!
  • make sure your bank let you use your credit cards in South Africa
  • please do not forget the downpayment for your stay
  • book a  rental car
  • book a taxi
  • book a seat in the amazing restaurants ahead of your stay!
  • if you like read our information folder which we put in the rooms in advance – you will get the short form explained by Ellen at your arrival
  • tell us at which time you will arrive to SUNSET LOFT to make sure that we are here to welcome you

There is a Nespresso machine in the kitchen. If you love some special capsules or if you are a traveller from Europe – think about bringing capsules with you to South Africa. They are quite expensive here in South Africa! And in case you don’t like capsules, we do have a fabulous “old-fashioned” coffeemaker as well. ;-)

In South Africa you will need a special adapter for your electronic devices. Our rooms in SUNSET LOFT are all equipped with adapters but if you plan to travel around don’t forget to take a plug-in adapter with you!

Don’t forget your thick wetsuit! Even in the summer months from November until March the water around the Cape is freezing cold. ;-)

DURING your stay

Everything you need for a hassle free holiday:

Ellen will welcome you and explain everything you need to know in and around the house

  • you can park your car outside but don’t leave any valuables in the car
  • the small garage is for your sports equipment
  • the cushions for the sunbeds are in the box behind the garage
  • braai is fun and a South African tradition – help yourself with wood
  • we have towels for the room, the garden and the beach
  • every room has its space in the fridge and in the shelves
  • you will get a remote for the gate and for the alarm

Some more things:

  • if you like something say it immediately and don’t wait until the last day of your stay :-)
  • if you don’t like anything don’t wait neither – just speak to us and we will do our best!
  • if you buy something in SA you could declare VAT at the airport (14%) on the way home

AFTER your stay

Before you leave we would like to give you a quick checklist for your departure:

  • take all your things with you from the safe and leave the safe open please
  • make sure that you have settled all open invoices with us :-)
  • if you go to the airport make sure you consider the rush hours in Cape Town. (06.00 – 09.00 and 16.00 – 18.00)
  • if you need a taxi call: +27 21 44 84444 or use UBER (we love it!)
  • if there is nobody for a last hug in the house please close all doors and the gate and throw the key into the post box

More useful links and telephone numbers

LINKS you might like


Sports equipment


Fitness Center



What’s on in the city


All emergencies from a national and international mobile phone 112
All emergencies from a landline 107
Alarm | Crimewatch securities +27 (0) 21 552 1717
Police Services +27 (0) 21 528 3800
Medi-Clinic Milnerton (5 min from the house) +27 (0) 21 529 9299
Taxi (airport R 300 / city R 150) +27 (0) 21 448 4444
Ellen +27 (0) 73 612 0300
Manager +27 (0) 74 803 8739

ALL emergency numbers you will find here


Beach 50 m
Bus stop 700 m
Shopping and restaurants/ ATM 750 m
Golf 1 km
Canal Walk (Shopping Center) 5 km
Restaurants Tableview 5 km
Cape Town Center 15 km
Airport 25 km

In case you need to see a physiotherapist:

Fransien Rossouw is just around the corner:

For an appointment call 021 551 1281 or send her an email:

In case you need to see a osteopath:

Dr. Gerhard vd Merwe is magic: