Navine's Homestay offers 3 clean, simply-furnished bedrooms, a shared bathroom, coffee/tea maker, balcony, and pleasant space for braaing (barbecue), washing machine and fully functional kitchen. Parking is inside and very secure. Whatever your reason for visiting Cape Town, Navine's Homestay is the perfect venue to enjoy the magnificent beauty of the city and become part of the local community.
It offers lots of space, privacy and is perfect for travellers who want to sleep, relax and re-charge their batteries; strictly one person per room at all times. Plenty of meeting space is available in other areas of the home, for social gatherings.
Owner lives upstairs, three rooms are downstairs. By car, the home is 30 kilometres from the city centre, and 25 minutes from the airport. It is clean, comfortable, safe. It is close to the well-known Kenilworth Racecourse (10 mins), the Royal Cape Golf Club in Ottery (10 mins), Muizenberg beaches (20 min), and Constantia Valley (20 mins) with the country’s oldest wine route and mountain walks. The Constantia mountains are visible from the balcony, which offers relaxing views throughout the day.
For those with a car, public transport is 10 minutes walk away and busses and taxis run to Wynberg, Claremont. At night the area is very very quiet. For those want to go out at night, Swingers club/pub is 15 minutes walk away, and there is a very basic sports bar opposite it. Also 15 minutes from Navine's Homestay (and close to Swingers) you will find Fuzion nightclub, very local in character located in a light industrial area… not fancy but fun! Next to that club is a pool bar, called Massimo's. You can either walk there at night or if you wish, ask the owners to organise a taxi ride home (5 mins).
For those who wish to experience local cultures, this home is at a transport junction to the black townships mainly inhabited by Xhosa-speakers. Afrikaans language communities are about 10 minutes away, on the Cape Flats. Many other local and African communities (eg. Malawian, Zimbabwean) reside nearby, each with their own unique customs. By taking public transport you will meet these people, who are always open to a conversation. With the guidance of the owner, you will be able to access community projects some 15 minutes away from the home, if you wished to get involved with South African development issues.
Some guests have obtained their international driving licences at the nearby traffic departments (10 minute walk) and have benefited from the many driving schools in the area. Others have come to improve their English-language ability and have attended the nearby English Language home school, a cost-effective and community-based alternative to commercial operations.
Our guests also enjoy the tasty, inexpensive and clean food sold at outlets within walking distance from the home. Cape Malay and Indian are the predominant styles (breyani, stews, curries, braais, fish). You are most welcome to cook at home and enjoy social time with the owner, who also enjoys cooking together.