A large tumbledown Constantia home gets transformed into an entertainer’s dream
Business owners Mike and Debbie Frost adore natural light and large, open spaces, which is what drew them to their Constantia house five years ago. ‘We don’t like the idea of our neighbours living on top of us, so we were after a roomy home with a big garden located in a country setting,’ explains Debbie. ‘It was importa
An old cape manor house restored to pay homage to its history
The long dusty wagon trail from Cape Town to Swellendam and the north once went right past the stoep of what is now Penhill Manor. Travellers on ox wagons used to stop here to get their supplies and refreshments beneath the tallest, skinniest and possibly now oldest palm trees for miles around.
Nestled beneath the Langeberg mountains, this little cluster of beautiful old farm buildings now known as Penhill Manor was once the furthest post of the Dutch East India Company.
Situated in breathtaking scenery at the foot of the Langeberg mountains in Toontjiesrivier – the origin of the area’s quaint name is obscure – Penhi