GIVEAWAY: 2-nights break at Cordelle in Simon’s Town.

January 18, 2013


Hey there guys, I haven’t had one of these in a while so I’m excited about this one. Nicole & Bruce Johnston got hold of me the other day about their new little guest house in Simon’s Town, Cape Town called Cordelle. This sweet little place is nestled at the base of Mt. Pleasant in Simon’s Town with amazing views of the harbour and surrounding beaches.

– A pathway leads guests to the historical Victorian town, whereby a myriad of shops, restaurants & museums can be enjoyed. Cordelle is a stones-throw away from the legendary Boulders beach which is host to a large Jackass Penguin colony & other marine life.

This unique self-catering unit has been beautifully designed to suite the contemporary traveler & small family. With eloquent decor & stylish nuances, the space exudes a luxurious but homely atmosphere.

I think this spot looks and sounds amazing and from the photos you can see that they have really made such a cool effort to make it something special – I would live there nevermind just visit. Nicole, Bruce you keen to adopt? I bake and I can brush my own hair.

Anyway this couple has been kind enough to offer one of you guys 2-free nights (subject to availability) at their pretty Cordelle Guest House and all you have to do is:

1: Leave me a comment on my site to enter

2: Reblog or tweet (using the hashtag #CordellGuestHouse) about this giveaway and leave those links in your comment to gain you extra entries.

3: This competition will end on the 31st of January 2013 and I will randomly be picking a winner

4: Flights are not included in the prize













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  • xenia January 18, 2013 at 11:48 am

    hi, this is the most beautiful place!!!would really love to go as we haven’t been away as a couple since the birth of our daughter 20 months ago…about time! love your blog! x

  • Kirsten January 18, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I would love love love this. And need it even more.

  • nick January 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm


    me me me me me me me

  • Inge January 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Oh my gosh, yes please!

  • Claire January 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm


    I love this side of Cape Town!! Almost feels like a holiday in my home town.

    This would be just delightful to stay at this sweet little spot!

  • Diné January 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Me please! *fingers crossed*

  • delia January 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    looks like the perfect place for a little escape! pick me x

  • Bridget January 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    me please 🙂

  • Jo January 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Such a cute little gem and so gorgeously decorated – it will make a perfect weekend getaway (especially for us Cape Town folk)
    (Tweeted about it too:

  • Dawn Jorgensen January 18, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I just love everything about this place and would much love to win, however, either way, I aim to make an appointment for a visit to take pics for my blog early in February. WIll be in touch with Nicole and Bruce. What a spot, decor, setting, details. Love love all round. Fingers crossed. x.

  • Megan January 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    This place looks stunning, well done to the owners

  • Suzanne January 18, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Is this a dream? It looks like the most amazing place to relax at, perfect for a little romantic get-away which we need so much. Holding thumbs behind my back!

  • Alex Litkie January 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    What a beautiful place for a much needed weekend away 🙂
    (Tweeted: @alexlitkie)

  • Lize January 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Please universe, pick me randomly! xxx

  • jelena January 18, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    pick me, pick me!

  • Jess M January 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm


    Plus a tweet!:

  • rebecca January 18, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Woweeeee what a rad space! Would love to go! Tweeting right now!

  • lauren, curious constellation January 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Ooh yes please! They have decorated this so beautifully!

  • Kaathi January 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm


    I would love to win this little getaway for my parents. They love the idea of getting away, but never like going very far. I think a weekend away here would do them wonders (plus it would serve as an excellent belated anniversary gift from me 😉 )

    Don’t pick me, pick them 🙂

  • Robyn Hunter January 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    wow the place looks amazing!

  • Jessica January 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    It just so happens that I’m flying to Cape Town soon so fingers crossed

  • Amy Jane January 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    This is awesome.
    Dear fate,
    Please make me and my plus one will be the happiest humans alive.

  • Carrott January 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    ooooooooooooh! This place is amazing! Have tweeted here:

  • Alex January 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    If this is the guest house I can only imagine how super cool this couples actual house must be!

  • Carrott January 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    oops, I just realised that the hashtag i used is spelled “#CordelleGuestHouse” like the title is spelled and not “#CordellGuestHouse”. like in the example hashtag – hope it still counts!

  • yasmin schrueder January 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Seems like a dream…

  • Alex January 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Oh I forgot to add, I tweeted too (@alexjanebrito)

  • Melissa Maloney January 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Cordell hits the spot when it comes to best picturesque and trendy guesthouse. Would be an absolute dream to go there for a getaway with a very special someone.
    (Here is my tweet:

  • Alex January 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I forgot my tweet link. Oops.

  • Sabrina January 18, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Me please.

  • Robynne January 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    WOW!! I would luurrveeee to win this 2 night getaway for my husband and I 🙂
    Just beautiful 🙂 pretty pretty prettyplease with a cherry on top

  • Elizabeth January 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous – never seen such a beautifully style holiday spot!

  • Ruschka January 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    seaside bliss.
    entered. tweeted. dreaming.

  • Thea January 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Pick me!! This place looks simply AMAZING!

  • Claudia January 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Pretty please!

  • Natasha Clark January 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I tweeted! I can just see myself on that couch, with a book – having cheese and wine at that table with my husband. Such a beautiful place – will share with friends for a quick getaway x

  • Nicola January 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Such a perfect little nest!

  • bibi January 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Please pick me!

  • Lauren G January 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    WOW, that looks like a little piece of heaven right there. I would love to win it.

    I have tweeted 🙂

  • KayliVee January 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm


    I wouldn’t “like” to win this, I “need” to win it.
    Too much work, no holiday, brain melting, losing my mind – this would make it all ok.


  • Kiara Havenga January 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Love Simon’s Town. Love getaways. Love pretty places.

    I guess what I’m trying to say is that I would absolutely love to win.




    For now.


  • Kiara Havenga January 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    And here’s my proof that I would really really like to win:

  • KayliVee January 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Oh, and I have tweeted on: @KayliVee


  • Nikki January 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    This is THE MOST beautiful guesthouse I have EVER seen. Honestly. I don’t think I would leave the guesthouse the whole time 😛 It’s SO homey. @nikki_viola xxxxxxx

  • Nikki January 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Here is my link:

  • Juliet January 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Looks incredible.

    I tweeted.

  • priya sewnath January 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Hi I would love to win this as my husband and I never had a honeymoon. This would be just perfect. Plus I tweeted

  • Anna January 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Looks so lovely. Retweeted.

  • Monique January 18, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Cordelle Guest House looks beautiful! Fingers crossed and tweet sent 🙂

  • Hannah mclean January 18, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Yes please! That sounds lovely.

  • Karen January 18, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    um. me please. I never win. I think it’s time. Holy crap, this prize is amaze-balls. me. that’s all I’m saying. love you xxx.

  • Karen Lamb January 18, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Ah-mazing – I’d love to win.
    Holding thumbs 🙂

  • Loraine January 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I’m not entering the competition, but I’m so glad to see Wolves and Lucky Pony up and running for 2013! Are there any more of your great Wolves events to look forward to this year? I’d love to be able to attend something like the fashion swap, the gift exchange or the scrabble tournament as I’ve always managed to miss most of those in spectacular moron-mode before. Something like the Light Grey Art Lab’s all-night art sit-in would be a great thing to see happen at Wolves- I can just imagine the kind of awesome things that might come out of an evening of creative people just hanging out and making multi-media art until the wee hours.

  • Michelle January 18, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    this looks beyond incredible! please, please?

  • Michelle g January 18, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Ah can I please be the winner!!! This looks so amazing! I would give my left toe but im sure you dont want it but still I totally would 🙂

  • Michelle January 18, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    i have tweeted, but i can’t link it here 🙁 it’s there, under miss_banwell, I promise!

  • Catherine January 19, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Hell yeah I’d like to to win this giveaway! Cordelle Guest House looks like such a magical place. Thanks for the awesome giveaways Angie! You never disappoint.

  • Monique January 19, 2013 at 9:39 am

    OOOOOH. I haven’t visited Simons Town in a while.
    If I win this I will make a point to go on the ‘just nuisance’ hike.. the views promise to be spectacular!

  • Pam January 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    SO rad! I need this mini break spot in my life…
    I don’t have a blog or twitter, but I did like it and share it on Facebook and linked it to you Facebook page too – hope that’s okay? *holding thumbs*

  • Ashleigh January 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Pick meeeeee!

  • Jane January 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Holding thumbs it’s me, one of the best competitions I’ve seen in a while!

  • Jane January 19, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Oh dear, i forgot to link my tweet!

  • rehana seedat January 19, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Have liked their facebook page and tweeted this giveaway. Twittername: @online61524

  • rehana seedat January 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Sorry forgot to add Link to my tweet: Twittername: @online61524

  • Kim January 20, 2013 at 1:05 am

    This would be an amazing respite from a busy work life! Work, work, work. I need to fit in some “play” too. Pick me!!

  • Kim January 20, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Apologies, here is the link to my tweet:

  • Kim January 20, 2013 at 1:24 am

    The hash tag you used does not have an “e” at the end. Should we use the same hash tag or a new one, ie, #CordelleHouse ? Thanks.

  • Vanessa January 20, 2013 at 10:05 am

    What a dreamy little gem, would make the most idyllic weekend escape and a girl like me very happy 🙂

    Here’s my twitter link:

  • Carmen Rainbow January 20, 2013 at 10:38 am

    HI Angie

    Pick me pick me!

    My boyfriend and I have never had a weekend away together at a BnB or hotel or anything like that!
    I will love you forever if you pick me!

    I also entered on twitter!

  • Alex B January 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    OOOH this place makes me think of all my favourite Wes Anderson films! I need it in my life right now

    twitter linky link:

    Kthanksbye! 🙂

  • Jeanne Scholtz January 20, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Yes please. Looks wonderful!

  • Lauriane January 20, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    What a beautiful spot, in a beautiful place

  • petra January 21, 2013 at 8:14 am

    whoa! great giveaway, pick me pleeeaaasse!

  • Marina January 21, 2013 at 8:48 am

    The House of Sea and Sky, at the foot of Mt. Pleasant…could it sound more idyllic?! What a beautiful place!

  • Este January 21, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Looks awesome!

  • Misha January 21, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Pick me, pick me!


  • Laura January 21, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Wow, what an amazing giveaway!

    Would be a wonderful way to celebrate our third wedding anniversary… fingers crossed…!

  • Brinke January 21, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Awesome sauce 🙂

  • Vanessa January 21, 2013 at 11:37 am

    #want #covet #wishingandhoping #ohmygiddyaunt

  • Aimee January 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    This looks amazing! Don’t have a twitter and have retired my blog for a while, so i’m pinning all my hopes on this one little entry 🙂

  • Michelle January 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    heck yess.

  • Zak Venter January 21, 2013 at 8:51 pm


    we would love to visit this amazing place

    please pick us 🙂

    thank you


  • Lisa January 21, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I want two nights in Simonstown pleeeease!

    Tweeted at:

    Yes sir!

  • Cecile Blake January 22, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I would love to see this place up close, love the blue wall and the natural wooden tones. A weekend with my husband and kids would be a dream!

  • Cameron January 22, 2013 at 9:27 am

    The design of this place is so inviting, I went on holiday just by looking at the pics.


  • Jenny Coulson January 22, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Oooooooh I’m moving to Cape Town this weekend and a weekend away in Simonstown would totally help me get through this roller coaster of I-can’t-believe-I’m-really-leaving-Jozi emotions…

  • Sergio January 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm


    Just tweeted it!

    I’ve never been to Simons Town!

    But I think Misha would love it…and she would blog blog blog about it…which means that they’ll get more bang for there prize buck!


    So pick us! Ok! Do it!

    Do it!

  • Samwise Sandwich January 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Yes, please. I’ll have one entry please!

  • Kathryn (Becoming you) January 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Just what I need – a chance to escape the kidlets for a weekend and spend some time with their dad 😉

  • maggie January 22, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    oh my! i want to go there just to steal all their furniture.

  • Elna January 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I want to live here!

    Retweeted here:

  • sam fox January 23, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I tweeted and I would truly love to win this – my guy has been away far too long and when he eventually gets back I think we wil need a romantic getaway to a place like this….

    ps have retweeted, reblogged and faebooked 🙂 yay!

  • sam fox January 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I would love this getaway and looks like a place you want to live in and freelance design there… (well thats my plan anyways )

  • sam fox January 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Here is my tweeted link –

  • sam fox January 23, 2013 at 9:36 am

    And here is the link to my blog about you and the giveaway! –

  • Kerri January 23, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    This place is absolutely beautiful! My boyfriend and I have just moved to Cape Town and so this lovely give away would be the perfect way to be introduced to this wonderful place and find out more about it.

    I have also entered on twitter (@KerriPeake1)
    Holding thumbs 🙂

  • Lize Hartley January 23, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I tweeted!

    I am commenting!

    I want to go to pretty pretty Simonstown!

    [My husband’s name is Simon, too.]

  • Huibri January 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    What a stunning place!!! A good excuse to visit CT

  • joface January 27, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    yes please !!!! how will i win with all these comments – im tweeting too!!!!

  • Nicole V January 28, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Plllllease Angie. I want to go on hoooliddaaay! x

  • Natasha January 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    It looks beautiful, I’d love to win. I tweeted about it here:

  • Marize January 29, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Oh my.


  • Helge Hoffmann January 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Not quite sure, but as I understand it this offer is for one person, yes?
    Id really love to go with my girlfriend, she’s been pushing me to plan a weekend for Simonstown and the place sounds and looks absolutely awesome. Id obviously pay the difference for a second person xD

  • Anica January 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    This is a perfect 1st year anniversary present. So pretty!
    My tweet 🙂

  • Aviva Peltz January 29, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    My boyfriend isn’t from SA and I’d love to show him that part of the Cape. Unfortunately, though, I live on student budget so would not be able to make that possible on my own. And with V-day around the corner& all, I can’t think of a better gift than this awesome opportunity. (Plus, I’m a total sucker for museums, and Simons Town has AWESOME ones!)

  • Cal January 30, 2013 at 9:59 am

    i am still laughing that anyone else entered. Can’t you all see I am already there. I am in the photos opening up the locker in my moody grey linen dress and darke green head scarf. yes! hv tweeted too.

  • Tessa January 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Ooooh la la , I do love me a good staycation & having done much of our wooing round that area I’d love to surprise my man with this for our 2 year anniversary 🙂

  • Tessa January 30, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    tweet tweet
    bat bat of eyelids…

  • MichelleJ January 30, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Sounds wonderful. I would love to go!

  • Serai Ogle January 31, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Wait! Don’t close the competition yet! I just saw this. My toddler son (15 months of deliciousness), my fiace (newly engaged) and I would all so desperately love to get out of the city for a weekend away in gorgeous Simonstown. (Our favourite beach is the little one next to Seaforth). Pick us! Pah-leeza? (as my child would say)

  • Amy Keevy January 31, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    This looks so beautiful! I would love to win!

    Tweeted about it tooooooo!

  • Roxana February 4, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I’d love to win a stay here. Woohoo!

  • Suanne February 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    How breathtaking – can i move in permanently??
    THanks for sharing!