Interview with the owners
Start getting to know the owners Lars and Caroline, your hosts at the Hottentots Mountain View, before your visit. We asked them a few questions about their love affair with South Africa and their guest house philosophy...
Why South Africa?
Like most Swedes, we really love living close to nature and it’s a privilege to live in such a beautiful spot, right beside a spectacular mountain range and nature reserve. No doubt, this is Africa at its best. We are guests in this country too, and we enjoy helping our guests discover the Africa we love.
Giving something back
We strive to contribute to the sustainable development of the region in lots of simple ways, for example by working with local suppliers and making sure we use their products and services wherever possible.
We also take care of the environment by sorting our rubbish for recycling, we try to use cleaning products that are good for the environment and we remind our guests to be economical with water and hang up their towels if they don’t need washing. Everything, no matter how small it may seem, can make a positive difference.
It’s your holiday!
We try to offer visitors to the Hotenttots Mountain View a nice change from daily life and everything that implies. There’s lots to do here, but you don’t have to be active if you don’t feel like it. You don’t have to be sociable either.
Anyone is welcome to join us for a drink on the terrace at sunset, but if they prefer to relax and read a book or a news paper, that’s fine too!