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The Gallery Self Catering provides accommodation in Franskraal near Gansbaai in the Western Cape Overberg district.  The self-catering house has the perfect location, a 5-minute walk to the Franskraal beach (white sand) and the Uilenkraalsriver estuary that opens into the Ocean.

The 4 self-catering units comprise of an open plan kitchenette, indoor BBQ, dining area, and an en-suite bedroom with a walk-in shower washbasin, and toilet.  The units are spacious (46m2) with a private entrance and secure parking for guests at each unit.

Security beams make the area the property save.  Can provide Breakfast and Dinner upon request.

Facilities and Services:
The 4 self-catering units comprise of an open plan kitchenette, indoor BBQ, dining area, and an en-suite bedroom with a walk-in shower washbasin, and toilet. The units are spacious (46m2) with a private entrance and secure parking for guests at each unit.

For added convenience, the property can provide towels and bed linen for an extra charge, Secure Parking and BBQ.

Area Info:

Franskraal, Cape Overberg
Situated right outside the shark cage diving centre of South Africa (Gansbaai), Franskraal is a quaint seaside village with an awesome array of things to do. These range from outdoors excursions for those who want to savour the gorgeous countryside of the Western Cape, to art and craft outlets and pristine beaches.

This part of the Western Cape’s coastline is rugged and raw, with excellent fishing, as well as stunning opportunities for SCUBA divers and snorkelers that want to see the colourful abundance of fauna and flora under the ocean’s surface. The beaches are inviting, perhaps even irresistible, for their long sandy stretches and good swimming. Some of the beaches nearby to Franskraal are Stanford’s Bay, Kleinbaai, and Die Plaat; as well as Franskraal’s own beach, which is acclaimed for its extensive sandy stretches and wonderful bird watching.

There are a number of hiking and walking trails around Franskraal, as well as excellent 4 x 4 trails. An array of birds and animals can be enjoyed in their natural environment while testing yourself and your vehicle for a really fun day out, or while negotiating the local paths on foot. The Groot Melkhoutbos Trail is open to the public and showcases the area off wonderfully.

The Strandveld Museum in Franskraal reveals fascinating insights into the history of this village as well as the area around it. It also has the largest collection of relics from the Birkenhead wreck, which sank at Danger Point in 1852. This makes for an interesting addition to your time in this part of the Western Cape. For those that have a penchant for arts and crafts, there are a number of galleries and shops in the Overberg region that display the work of local painters, sculptors, jewellers and designers.

Shark cage diving is a prime tourist attraction around here, and visitors from all over the world visit places like the nearby Gansbaai to get into the water with the mighty great white shark. Dyer Island is a small, but rewarding, nature reserve that is the breeding ground of the vulnerable Africa penguin and the endangered bank cormorant and roseate tern; as well as the Leach’s storm petrel, African black oystercatcher, Hartlaub’s gull, and a colony of the Cape fur seal. The Cape Town International Airport is just over two hours’ drive from Franskraal.

In the area:
Baardskeerdersbos, Barrydale, Bettys Bay, Botrivier, Buffeljagsrivier, Caledon, Cape Agulhas, De-Hoop, DeKelders, Elgin, Fisherhaven, Gansbaai, Grabouw, Greyton, Heidelberg, Hermanus, Kleinbaai, Kleinmond, Malgas, Onrus, Pearly Beach, Pringle Bay, Riviersonderend, Sandbaai, Stanford, Suiderstrand, Suurbraak, Swellendam, Vermont, Villiersdorp, Witsand.

Attractions:

Franskraal Beach

Cameras and binoculars at the ready everyone, Franskraal Beach is not only beautiful but is a popular birding hotspot and you are bound to see some interesting species in the area. Climb among the rocks and discover the rock pools brimming with the most amazing sea life. This is a nice place to go snorkelling and see what lies beneath. Anglers will find themselves drawn to the waters edge among the rocks or on the beach itself to get the catch of the day. This lengthy beach allows for great jogging opportunity and is great for the kids to play. This is a very quiet area so ideal if you are looking for a more peaceful and relaxing day out. There is parking provided.

The Strandveld Museum

Situated in Frikkiesbaai, Franskraal 5km south of Gansbaai.The quaint building dates back to the 1860s where it was originally used as a retreat by managers of Dyer Island and their families. It is now owned by Jan and Estie Fourie and houses a variety of local artefacts including the largest privately owned collection of relics from the HMS Birkenhead which sunk at Danger Point near Gansbaai in 1845. The displays also include historic photos of Gansbaai and surrounding areas, fishing and farming equipment and interesting Strandveld memorabilla.

Shark Cage Diving with extreme scenes

Come to the Shark Capital of the World and meet the Great White Sharks! Cage Diving with these magnificent creatures is an exhilarating experienced and an opportunity not to be missed. Meet us in Gansbaai for a light breakfast after which we will give you a rundown of the days activity. No certification is need to cage dive, you will be provided with a wetsuit, facemask, boties and a weightbelt.

You will be told the procedure for the dive, where to hold on inside the cage etc and then off you go! Those who don’t want to get in the cage will stil experience an amazing view from the boat with fabulous photographic opportunities. Time permitting, there may be a tour past the Seal Colony at Geyser Island. Snacks will be served on the boat. Transfers to the dive site can be arranged on request.

Duiwelsgat Hiking Trail

Starting at the municipal campsite near Gansbaai harbour, the Duiwelsgat Hiking Trail follows the coast to De Kelders and Duiwelsgat. The route takes in a number of historical sites before reaching Klipgat, a Stone Age site in a cave. Along the way hikers will pass Stanford’s Cove, used as a harbour in the 1840s, and a beautiful swimming pool in a cave at De Kelders. The sea cliffs offer amazing whale watching opportunities between June and November.

The Farm Garden

The Farm Garden was started by husband and wife, Coenie and Christa van Dyk. The pair create miniature scenes out of small rock. The scenes encompass anything from historical villages and farms, to the ever-popular Afrikaans ‘soapy’ 7de Laan. It is essential to call for a viewing of this intriguing art.

The Fynbos Trail

The Fynbos Trail is a unique nature experience in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. This can be done as a fully guided and catered slackpacking trail or as a self-guided and catered trail. The trail has a two or three night option and takes hikers along a beautiful stretch of trail through coastal and mountain fynbos, remote forests and visits some fascinating environmental and social projects along the way.

Whale Watching

Take a boat trip and get a close up view of the Southern Right Whales. The Kleinbaai area is generally regarded as one of the best whale-watching sites, attracting many of these mellow giants of the sea and 5 km from Franskraal. The Southern Right Whales start arriving in June to mate and calve. Peak time for whale watching is October, but many whales can still be seen in November, tailing off in December. Most of the whales in the Walker Bay area are Southern Right Whales, but other species do make an occasional appearance. Humpback whales migrate through the region between May and December, while Bryde’s whales are found slightly further off shore all year round. Occasional sightings of Killer Whales, or Orcas, have been reported. Dolphins that can be seen in the region include the endemic Heavisides dolphin, Bottlenose and Common dolphins.

Perlemoen Trail

The Perlemoen Trail. Discover a secret shoreline you never knew existed, exploring the amazing ecosystem of colourful rock pools,strange creatures and medicinal plants on a pristine coastal nature trail, a world class 4 day guided slackpacking hiking trail.

Benguela Cove Wine Estate

The Benguela Cove Wine Estate is 200 hectares of magnificence. Not only are there plenty of vineyards but also olive groves and lavender fields making this a very beautiful estate to visit. It is also located on the edge of a lagoon with lovely views of the Kogelberg Nature Reserve. The estate produces three white cultivars and two red cultivars. The whites include a Chardonnay, Semillion and Sauvignon Blanc while the reds include Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines have been well received in the John Platter guide and consistently receive 4 stars across their range.

Activities:

4 x 4 Trips & Routes - You can drive out to Die Plaat between Stanford & Gansbaai. Cape Nature Conservation allows vehicles on parts of this conservation area and it is a lovely picnic and fishing spot.

Abalone - Take an interesting conducted tour of the Atlantic Fishing Co where you will see firsthand how Abalone is farmed for the culinary export market - Gansbaai Harbour

Arts and Crafts - The Overberg has always attracted a large number of artistically talented people. Here you will find painters, sculptors, poets, ceramicists, jewellery designers, glass designers, quilters and photographers. There are many talented artists living and working in the Overberg, bringing the area international recognition. There are also excellent African curio type works brought in from further north but the quilts, ceramics, precious stone jewellery and most fabric paintings are all by local artists. Galleries abound throughout the Overberg. Some of these galleries are listed here. Wander and explore.

Antiques and Collectables - Traverse the alleyways and you will come across all kinds of shops. Probably the most well known is Tiekiedraai, which specialises in investment pieces.

Penguin and Seabird sanctuary - Gansbaai is one of the Western Cape’s little treasures; popular for a number of water activities, not least of all, the shark cage diving on offer. This is also the scenic seaside home of the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary, situated in Kleinbaai. This sanctuary was established by the Dyer Island Conservation Trust for the protection and rehabilitation of the beautiful birds to which the Western Cape is home. The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary was initially set up for the African penguins of Dyer Island, which are endangered. This island is classified as an Important Bird Area. Sadly, the last few decades have seen a major decline in the colonies’ population numbers. In fact, almost 90% of the African penguins that once lived here have disappeared.

Dangerpoint Lighthouse - It took roughly forty years after a major shipwreck on the coast at Gansbaai with a great loss of lives, for a lighthouse to finally emerge in 1895. A memorial plaque is on one of the walls of the lighthouse, in similar fashion to another plaque of the same wreck erected as a reminder in Arniston, just up the coast from here, to remind one of the Birkenhead, caught on a reef roughly a kilometre from Danger Point in 1852 in the early hours of the morning. No fewer than seven wrecks are today littered on the rocks beneath the lighthouse. The lighthouse stands at the tip of the peninsula overlooking the rock responsible for the wreck of the Birkenhead. The white octagonal tower with its red lantern dome has its original twelve glass dioptric panels preserved in the Hermanus Museum. It was initially painted with vertical red and white stripes.

Clothing and Accessories:

Bath towels provided
Beach towels on request at a price and pre-arrangement with holding fee deposit
Clean bath towels every 3rd day
Change Bedding weekly or on request
Provide your own sanitiser for daily use
Provide own cleaning chemicals for daily use
Cleaning of apartments on a weekly basis
Additional cleaning require will be deducted from breakage fee
Ash trays is provided outside the premises at designated smoking areas
Once off welcome tea and coffee tray provided
Once off welcome toiletaries provided
TV and Wi-Fi
Crates with wood available at a price for indoor fireplace or braai
Outdoor Gas barbeque on wheels available on request at a cost

Health and Climate:

Synergy Market - A trendy and friendly indoor market in Gansbaai where the focus is on fresh, organic, freerange, homemade and handcrafted.
Taste Dilemma - A trendy food emporium with a barista-style coffee bar in the heart of Gansbaai offering a wide selection of artisanal deli and lifestyle products.
Gansbay clinic - This clinic offers primary health care services which includes women’s health, maternal and child health, acute and chronic healthcare and rehabilitation services.

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Summer weather in Franskraal (December, January, February & March)
  • Franskraal average seasonal temperature in summer: 17°C (63°F) and 27°c (82°F)
  • Franskraal average daily temperature in summer: 24.5 °C (77°F)
  • Franskraal average monthly rainfall in summer: Mostly dry
  • Franskraal average daylight hours in summer: 12 to 14.5 hours

The summer months in Franskraal are generally warm to hot with not much rainfall expected although, with all coastal weather patterns, anything can happen. The long sunny days are perfect for outdoor living and adventures. Strong southeasterly winds are the norm and locals find respite at the sheltered coves and beaches in the De Kelders area, which mostly escape the windy season. Be prepared for the heat in February which is known for mini-heatwaves where temperatures as high as 40°C (104°F) are recorded.

Autumn weather in Franskraal (March, April, May & June)
  • Franskraal average seasonal temperature in autumn: 13°C (59°F) and 27°c (81°F)
  • Franskraal average daily temperature in autumn: 22°c (72°F)
  • Franskraal average monthly rainfall in autumn: 5 to 6 days a month
  • Franskraal average daylight hours in autumn: 10 to 12 hours

The autumn months in Franskraal merge with summer and winter so seamlessly that you will be hard-pressed to notice the end and beginning of each season. Other than dawn being noticeable later and dusk earlier, the daytime weather remains fine and sunny without much wind and rain. Mornings can be surprisingly icy from April onwards.

Winter weather in Franskraal (June, July, August & September)
  • Franskraal average seasonal temperature in winter: 11°C (52°F) and 20°c (68°F)
  • Franskraal average daily temperature in winter: 13°C (55°F)
  • Franskraal average monthly rainfall in winter: 10 to 11 days a month
  • Franskraal average daylight hours in winter: 9.5 to 12 hours

The winter months in Franskraal consist of an eclectic mix of mild fair weather days, icy days when ruthless storms and strong northerly winds batter the coastline and hot sunny days that make you want to be out-and-about making the most of the sunshine. Once in a while, all these weather patterns occur on the same day. Weather temperatures in Franskraal tend to be slightly lower than those of Gansbaai during the winter months.

Spring weather in Franskraal (September, October, November & December)
  • Franskraal average seasonal temperature in spring: 13°C (55°F) and 25°c (77°F)
  • Franskraal average daily temperature in spring: 23°C (73°F)
  • Franskraal average monthly rainfall in spring: 5 to 8 days
  • Franskraal average daylight hours in spring: 12 to 14 hours

The spring months in Franskraal offer an inspiring taste of the warmer months that lay ahead and the longer, warmer days are welcomed after the icy tail end of winter finally subsides. The abundance of rain has prepared the earth and the landscape is covered in blankets of yellow and pink blossoms.

Cancellation Policy:

-  If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the deposit.

Facilities & Services available:

Babies
Children under 12
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
Special Meals on Request
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Dining room
Cots available
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Wi-Fi
Afrikaans
English
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Dutch
German
No Pets Allowed
Beaches
Nature
Wine Estates
4x4 Routes
Diving
Golfing
Hiking
Fishing
Surfing
Mountain Bikeing
Horse Trail
Birdwatching
Historic Sites
Monuments
Arts and Craft
Galleries
Safaries
Eco Tours

Rooms and Units Available:

One Self catering Unit (there are 4)  sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child (sofa bed)
En-suite one bedroom queen size bed
Walk-in Shower
Indoor (build-in) BBQ
Kitchenette
Sitting area
Eating area

One Bedroom Apartment

This apartment includes 1 bedroom with a queen bed, living area is open plan with a sofa bed, flat-screen television, an equipped kitchenette, indoor barbecue and a dining area. 1 bathroom with a shower.

Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Terms and Conditions

Sufficient guest parking facilities available – not covered. One vehicle per unit is permitted unless pre-arranged with the owner of The Gallery.

Please lock inside and outside doors when leaving your unit and make sure windows are closed.  Security beams are activated at 23:00 daily for outside area.

All tap water is potable. Please use water wisely and do not leave running water / taps unattended to avoid wasting water. Guests will be liable for fines and other penalties if water is misuse.

This is a non-smoking establishment. The unit is equipped with a smoke detector. It is classed as a public place, and it is therefore illegal to smoke inside the units or house. We respectfully ask for your cooperation and consideration in this matter. Smoking is allowed outside or any open area on the premises. This is official Government Policy on Smoking in Public Places. Please remove cigarette butts from ash trays as they may cause health risk and discharge them in a sealed plastic bag in the rubbish bin. Do not flic cigarette butts into the environment but place it into the provided ash tray for proper safe removal / disposal.

No pets are allowed.

Please do not remove signage board and adhere to signage notifications e.g., no smoking, parking area etc. 

A breakage deposit R500.00 per booking will be retained.  The deposit will be refunded approximately two to three weeks after your departure but may take 4 weeks during holiday periods, less any deductions necessary.

Terms of Payment: Payment of the booking constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Should you wish to confirm this booking, please ensure that the deposit is reflected in our account before the due date to avoid cancellation. Please be advised that 50% of the total charge to be paid up front to secure the booking as indicated on the quotation. Quote your booking code on your deposit slip whenever you make a deposit. Only electronic payments or direct bank deposits – REGRETFULLY NO CHEQUE DEPOSITS ACCEPTED. The balance plus the refundable breakage deposit and service fee of R500 and R350 respectfully, to be paid not later as the date indicated on the quotation. 

Keys and remotes: Any lost keys or remotes will result in a R250 deduction from your deposit/key.

Television and DSTV: The lounge offer a TV with DStv capability, should guests wish to bring their own smart card.

Conditions of lease: The premises are let to you for holiday purposes ONLY and only for the period stated on the receipt. NO weddings, parties, or large gatherings are allowed. The number of people occupying the premises must not exceed the number of people that were initially booked and/or had beds provided for (Children inclusive), and only one car unless otherwise stated by management. Tenants will not be allowed to enter and or occupy the unit where their numbers exceed agreed upon and or discussed maximum tenants per unit. 100% of breakage deposit will be retained in such an instance as a penalty fee and you may forfeit your payments. Tenants and their visitors must abide by our terms and the rules of the Unit/House in which they stay, as management may request eviction of Tenants or their guests who do not comply, resulting loss of your breakage deposit, admin fee and full payment for your stay

Terms and Conditions of Cancellation: Failure to cancel a reservation 90 days before the due date is deemed as acceptance and all monies received will only be refunded should we find an alternative tenant for the full period. If the unit that you have booked is suddenly not available due to some other disaster, every effort will be made to transfer your booking to another suitable unit or to refund the deposit to you without prejudice.

Accommodation recommendations: Any reasonable recommendations will be forwarded to the owner, who has a right to decide on the standard and accessories.

Incident Occurrence: The Gallery and the owner of the property, accepts no responsibility for any Death, Injury, Loss, Damage or Theft, during your stay where death, injury, loss, damage, or theft results due to misuse, abuse and or negligence on the side of or by the tenant. This will include failure by the tenant to make use of provided security/alarms. Any damages to the property and contents of the property, will be for your account. No blankets, towels, or any other items to be removed from the units. The person who made the booking will be held responsible ?for all matters arising from any occurring incidence.

Waste management: Please keep organic waste separate from other waste. Make use of green bags for recycle waste and black plastic bags for other waste. Waste bags to be placed in plastic bags and put outside your unit daily for disposal purposes. 

Safety: Do not remove the fire extinguisher from its location. Make sure gas appliances are turned off when not in use and when leaving the house. The alarm remote is linked to an armed response company. There are also panic buttons located on the remote.  Every external door has a sliding bolt lock. We suggest keeping all doors secured at night. Any items misplaced/stolen is for the account of the guest and the owner takes no responsibility.

Shared areas: The main Kitchen, gallery wall area and scullery are shared areas. A double door fridge/freezer located in the main kitchen is for your convenience, please label your food and or ice when placed in fridge/freezer.

Appliances and devices: Our units are fully equipped with electrical appliances and media equipment for your use. Sufficient plug points are also supplied to charge devices, therefore, there is no need to unplug any of the plug points in use. It is prohibited to plug in any additional personal appliances and or devices onto our network. Should there be such requirement or need, prior approval is required from management as it is disallowed to connect any other appliance or device that is not a standard feature as provided by our establishment. Manuals for the operation of appliances is provided in The Gallery’s information booklet provided.

Emergency services: Emergency and other necessary contact numbers and info available in The Gallery’s booklet in your unit.

Scullery services: Please use the dry rack provided for laundry and mark your clothes if you share the house with other guests. The washing machine and dishwasher only to be used with prior arrangement and approval by management.

Personal Conduct of Guests: Our wish is that guests will have a memorable time at The Gallery and our hope is that “all who arrive as guests leave as friends”. Problems connected with abused substances such as drugs and alcohol has been a growing phenomenon and we respectfully request the “Booking Principle” to take ownership of the Personal Conduct of their guests and visitors. We respectfully request guests and visitors to respect the neighbourhood and next-door neighbours and not to play music that can cause neighbours to lodge complaints about noise, behaviour, or conduct. The Right of Admission will apply. Please Observe COVID-19 Regulations regarding Social Distancing, hygiene, and PPE requirements.

Extension of departure time: With prior approval we shall allow you to extent the vacating time of 10h00 to 18h00, subject to availability at an additional cost of R500 per unit.

Visitors: Intraday visitors are allowed, subject to prior notification to Management. All Intraday visitors are subject to strict adherence to COVID-19 Compliance Regulations and is the responsibility of the “Booking Principle” to ensure their compliance.

Number of occupants allowed: Only 3 people can stay per unit.  Children are counted as people.

Late arrival procedure: Please ensure that you check in after 14h00 and contact us no later than 15h00 to let us know if you will be arriving late. Failure to notify us may result in the unit being re-let.

Arrival: Your accommodation will be available to you from 14h00 on the day of arrival, unless otherwise arranged. We may not be able to accommodate you if you arrive earlier than the agreed time as we will be busy preparing your unit, however, please check with us should you require early arrival arrangements. Please observe the COVID-19 Regulations for arrivals/check-in. We/you need to comply with all Regulatory Protocols that requires time to perform.

Please bring your own beach towels, toilet paper, sanitizer and masks and cleaning materials for own use. All bed linen and bath towels are provided.

Covid 19 Rules
Declaration form to be completed on or before arrival, signed, and send or handed back to The Gallery admin personnel.

Guest Wi-Fi Acceptable Use Policy

1. Any individual connected to the Guest Wireless Network to use it directly or to connect to any other network(s), must comply with this policy, the stated purposes and Acceptable Use policies of any other network(s) or host(s) used, and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

2. The Gallery make no representations or warranties concerning the availability or security or security of the guest wireless network, and all use is provided on an as-is basis. By using the guest wireless network, you agree to protect, and reimburse The Gallery for any losses or damages that may result from your use of the guest wireless network.

3. The Gallery take no responsibility and assume no liability for any content uploaded, shared, transmitted, or downloaded by you or any third party, or for anything you may encounter or any data that may be lost or compromised while connected to the Guest Wireless Network.

4. The Gallery reserves the right to disconnect any user at any time and for any reason. The Guest Wireless Network is provided as a courtesy to allow our guests access to the internet. Users will not be given access to the intranet or permission to install any software on our computers.

5. Inappropriate use of the Guest Wireless Network is not permitted. This policy does not enumerate all possible inappropriate uses but rather presents some guidelines (listed below) that The Gallery may at any time-use decide that a particular use is inappropriate.

6. Users must respect the privacy and intellectual property rights of others.

7. Users must respect the integrity of our network and any other public or private computing and network systems.

8. Use of the Guest Wireless Network for malicious, fraudulent, or misrepresentative purposes is prohibited.

9. The Guest Wireless Network may not be used in a manner that precludes or hampers other users access to the Guest Wireless Network or other any other networks.

10. Nothing may be installed or used that modifies, disrupts, or interferes in any way with service for any user, host, or network.

11. Wi-Fi Privacy Notice: The Gallery respects your privacy, but we have a Legitimate Interest in recording a minimum amount of data regarding your use of our Wireless Network. We do this to ensure the security of our systems and for the possible detection of criminal activity.

12. What we collect
The date and time a device connect to our network.
The temporary IP address assigned to the device by our router.
The MAC address of any device connected to the network.

13. How do we store it?
The data is stored behind a firewall in small database in our router, separate from any other personal information we have. The data is stored with pseudononymisation. That is, there is nothing in the data that can personally identify you without the use of further information.

14. Retention
The Gallery will retain the data for 12 months or until the limited storage is full, whichever comes sooner.

15. What we do not do:
We do not collect any browsing or communication data.
We do not pass on this information to any Third Parties unless they have the legal authority to ask us to do so.

16. Access Points
When your device is connected to the Wi-Fi network (and only when), the Access Point will show the device address and manufacturer of the device plus the IP Address assigned by our router and the length of time it has been connected. It also shows the signal strength, transmission rate and the amount of data uploaded and downloaded. We need this information to allow you to connect to the network and to provide you with the service. We do not use location services. Without the knowledge of who owns a particular device there is nothing in this data to identify you without additional information.

Environmental Policy

To offer quality self-catering accommodation and services for our guests; based on sustainable practices that minimize our environmental impacts and footprint wherever possible.

The Gallery
The Gallery is own and manage by the owner, an environmentalist for more than 32 years. The Gallery’s 300m2 of land is currently being converted to organic and “fynbos” gardening. Sustainable and environmental measures have been incorporated from the start of business.

Commitments

· Comply with all relevant environmental legislation.
· Adopt new practices, products and services which improve our environmental profile.
· Encourage energy efficiency and measures to reduce energy use.
· Promote the waste principals of reduce, re-use and recycle where possible and practical.
· Making sure our guests are aware of the green measures we undertake and how they can contribute to reducing the environmental impact of their stay at The Gallery.
· Encourage guests to experience and enjoy our rich and diverse natural environment and biodiversity.
· To monitor and review our environmental performance and policy on a bi-annual basis.

Green Policy in Practice
At The Gallery we have several environmentally friendly practices in place.
· Reduce greenhouse gasses -solar geysers installed using renewable energy
· Solar geysers reduce our bought in electricity needs.
· Motion sensors to reduce external light use.
· Changing to LED lighting throughout The Gallery.
· Equipping The Gallery with energy efficient appliances.
· Plant indigenous, drought-resistant trees, shrubs, and succulents.
· Manage and maintain an organic gardening by using natural compost and manure to fertilise and grow plants, trees, and shrubs.
· No harmful chemicals or pesticides are used to protect the plants.
· Separation of waste.
· Run-off waters are re-used in the garden.

And we encourage all our guests to:
a) Recycle glass, tins, paper, and plastic into green plastic (recycle) bags provided.
b) Turn of electrical appliances and lights when they are not needed.
c) Use the dry rack provided for clothes washed when possible.
d) Support the local community by using their cleaning and other services.

And whilst our guests are at The Gallery, we strongly encourage them to:
· Experience the great outdoor opportunities Franskraal has to offer.
· Explore local nature reserves with national and internationally important wildlife and biodiversity.
· Enjoy sandy beaches and coastal walks.
· Gansbaai at De Kelders has one of the oldest associations with man at Klipgat Cave where remains have been excavated showing modern man living there more than 70,000 years ago. The cave is part of the Cradle of Human Culture Route.
· An abundance of seals, being the hot spot for great whites and the
· Visit the Penguin colony of Dyer Island
· Visit our unspoiled beaches and nature reserves with approximately 1500 species of fynbos and ancient Milkwood forests.

POPI ACT AGREEMENT AND CONSENT DECLARATION TO BE SIGNED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AND SEND BACK TO THE GALLERY

Directions:


From Cape Town International Airport
Get on Settlers Way/N2 from Airport Ring Rd and Borcherds Quarry Rd/M22(6 min) (3.4 km)
Follow N2 and R43 to Rossouw St (2 hr 3 min) (149 km)
Continue on Rossouw St.

4 min (1.7 km)Turn right onto Rossouw St400 m Turn left onto Julia St700 m Turn left onto Laura Cres400 m Turn left onto Kelly Cl48 m Turn right onto Kelly Pl69 m Continue onto Elana Cres Destination will be on the right

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Children Policy


Children allowed to stay in a unit unless pre-arrange age from 0 to 12 yrs.  The units are limited to one child per unit unless pre-arranged.
The units are limited to 2 children with pre-arrangement.  Additional rates to be paid per child.
Children sleeping in a cot, is free of charge and does not count towards 1 child.

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  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Minimum stay: 2 Day/s
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM