Twin Gables Guest House
is a family-run business. Your hosts are Dawn, Scott and Travis Petersen. Mamre is historically a Moravian Mission Station, and is well known for its many national monuments. It has a rich history of missionaries that came from Germany to spread the Christian faith. It also served as an outpost for the British Military. Subsequently, many of the surviving buildings have been declared national monuments, including Die Langhuis, Church and the Old Mill.
My brother Scott is the owner of the house, and the original concept, and design of the house was done by my late father, Leslie Petersen. He was a retired teacher by profession, with woodwork as his main subject. He was extremely passionate about woodwork, and was especially partial to furniture made of oak, yellow and black wood. Also as a keen historian, my father co-authored a book on the history of the Mamre Moravian Church. Copies of this book can be obtained either through me, Travis Petersen, or the Mamre Moravian Church.
Unfortunate personal circumstances and my father’s untimely passing meant that he could not enjoy the completion of the house as he envisaged. In trying to preserve my father`s legacy, my mom and I completed the house in 2007. Because of my dad`s love for woodwork, we decided to incorporate as much of his vision within the house. The interior is adorned with a variety of woodwork.
The whole ceiling in every room is made of solid plank, finished with an oak veneer, from its solid oak staircase, 10-seater Yellow/Black Wood dining table, to custom-crafted balcony balustrades.
The Twin Gables Guest House offers you an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Even though it is situated only 50 kms from Cape Town, it provides all the peace and tranquility one would normally associate with the countryside. The balcony provides breathtaking views of unpolluted clear blue skies during the day and evening skies filled with brightly-lit celestial bodies which light up the whole village.
Accommodation at Twin Gables Guest House:
We have a beautifully designed 6-bedroom house, with 2 En-suite, 2 Double/twin bedrooms and 1 Self-Catering Unit. There are 6 bathrooms and 5 toilets.
The 2 bedrooms downstairs have En-suite bathrooms. Room 1 has the full DSTV Premium Package with PVR, while Room 2 have guest-house DSTV, laminated flooring, wall-mounted heaters, tea/coffee facilities.
Upstairs guest share a communal lounge with a flat screen LCD television, DSTV, Mini-Bar Fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, and a large balcony for a panoramic view of the village and a designated smoking area.
Three bedrooms with 3 bathrooms and 2 toilets. All have telelvision, DSTV, tea/coffee facilities, free standing fan and heater. The 1 room can accommodate max of 4 (2 Adults + 2 Children).
The self-catering unit on the outside is ideal for those that want to have the freedom of making their own meals. Completely self-contained with mini stove and bar fridge, microwave, television.
Twin Gables Guest House Activities:
- Darling and Cloof Wine Cellars 12 kms
- 4x4, Quad Biking, Hiking on famous Atlantis White Sand Dunes 8 kms
- Khoisan Village (R27) 30 kms
- National Monuments in Mamre
- Fishing and crayfish at Silver Stream / Ganzekraal beaches 20 km
- Malmesbury 35 km
- Yzerfontein 25 km
- TableView 35 km
- V&A Waterfront 55 km
- Langebaan 80 km
- West Coast Road(R27) 12 km
- Pick n Pay / Shoprite 6 km
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