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In 1980 the Rattray family bought “Fairview”, a 68 acre headland at The Crags, between Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley, on the south Cape coastline. It was named after its extraordinary outlook over the Keurbooms indigenous forest into several mountain ranges.

Built by David Rattray’s parents for their retirement, it was here that David’s mother Gillian wrote two of her books, “A Cape Country Chronicle” and “In a Country Garden”. She created a beautiful garden.


It is a 10 minute drive from whale watching at Keurbooms beach, 10 minutes from Plettenberg Bay with its gorgeous Robberg Peninsular and spectacular golf courses, and 15 minutes from Nature’s Valley with its beautiful beach and forest walks. Kurland and Bitou Polo fields are also close by.

It is an ideal springboard for all the attractions of this famous coastline, but far enough away from the bustle. It is spacious, beautifully furnished, affordable and has a lovely swimming pool in the fynbos.

Fairview is available on a bed and breakfast basis. It is possible to have exclusive use of the entire property.