Guest Comments

We spent 5 days at Dierotse. Very impressed. The establishment is superbly and thoughtfully run. The host is friendly, helpful and genuinely entertaining. The flat is clean and has all the necessities provided which an international traveler would wish for in the way of internet, adaptors etc. Although we are just a couple needing only a one bedroom flat, we will be quite happy to rent the 3-bedroom again as we have really enjoyed our holiday thanks to Dierostse and its host. The host philosophy bears it out: You come as a paying guest and you leave as a friend.

PETER & CHANTAL BLAKE   (2017-11-09)

Amazing view and great quality. Beautiful place to rejuvenate and relax. The hosts were also extremely friendly and welcoming. Cleanliness was a huge plus to the house as everything was spic and span.

GALIEMA SALIE   (2017-11-09)

We had an amazing time at Spykerklip and felt right at home. We will definitely make use of your establishment again

WENDY CAIRNCROSS   (2017-10-20)

Perfect location with magnificent view of the ocean. Our host ensured that all our needs were met and he was warm and friendly. We will definitely visit Die Rotse again and recommend it to anyone who wishes to have a relaxing, carefree holiday.

WENDY CAIRNCROSS   (2017-10-20)

“Great way to break away from city life, amazing view, very tranquil and extremely friendly host Werner. We will definitely return in the future!!!!”

BERTRAM DU PLOOY   (2017-08-17)

The flats are modern, spacious, well equipped with everything one needs for a short or longer stay. The location is spectacular, just steps from the dramatic Kleinmond sea front and the week kept walking paths that stretch for miles from the harbor to the beach and beyond. The sounds and views of the ocean are unobstructed from the balconies, and there are dramatic view of the mountains behind Werner and Lorraine are gracious and knowledgeable hosts who are there for your every need. Their family have been in this spot for centuries, and their knowledge of the history and the natural surroundings of the area is inexhaustible. If you have the good fortune to experience a Braai with the Pauws it is sure to be memorable.

TOM & LAURIE MORTON   (2017-06-27)

Magnificent location right on the beach, spectacular views all round. The house is modern, beautifully decorated with every amenity imaginable. Well priced, with the hosts staying close by for easy check in and communication. Highly, highly recommend!

JANI & BUDDY VERSTER   (2017-06-03)

Dankie aan Werner vir die gasvryheid. Die plek is pragtig en ons het elke oomblik daarvan geniet.

SIMONE NEL   (2017-04-14)

All we can say is thank you for making our stay in Kleinmond such a fabulous experience. Die Rotse really did exceed all our expectations. We loved every minute and fully expect to be back in Kleinmond early next year

PETE RICHMOND   (2017-03-22)

Thank you most sincerely for your very kind and generous hospitality, you have a truly wonderful place and so well positioned. We have been very taken with Kleinmond and even may consider it a possible destination to retire to one day. Thank you also for your advice, we will certainly heed it. Very best wishes for your continued good health. Regards Mick and Penny.

MICK WALTERS   (2017-03-10)

We had a fabulous holiday, thanks a million for your lovely hospitality, we will definitely be recommending you to others. God bless!

YUSUF PARUK   (2017-01-23)

The units can accommodate 6 persons however we were only two persons and the rates were adjusted accordingly. This is the second time we stay with Werner and Lorraine and always extremely happy with everything - I can recommend it to anybody. Thanks to Werner and Lorraine for an excellent peaceful relaxing holiday Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple

ARNOLD DE VOS   (2017-01-14)

Many thanks for your awesome hospitality Werner – we loved our stay and would love to be back for more

LOUISE FIELD   (2016-10-12)

Thanks so much for the beautiful accommodation and your friendliness. It was such a pleasure being their for the weekend and enjoying the beauty of Kleinmond I will contact you soon for our next weekend


Julle het n pragtige plek met n ongelooflike mooi uitsig, voor en agter. Nogmaals baie dankie vir julle vriendelikheid. Ons sal verseker weer by julle aanklop vir verblyf.

GEOFFREY VLOK   (2016-08-20)

Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality - your house is beautiful and we had a fantastic time there! I will definitely be back and gladly recommend it to friends

BRONWEN ZENGERINK   (2016-08-12)

Wil net graag vir julle se "Baie Dankie" dat ons in julle plekkie kon gebly het,dit was regtig baie lekker gewees.Heerlik geslaap en julle plekkie het alles ingehad wat n mens kon nodig gehad het.Wil ook net se dankie vir die "Heerlike Bobotie en slaai en perskes Lorraine jy mag maar,dit was regtig heerlik gewees.Wil ook net se dankie vir jou gasvryheid en al die raad vir die Vrystaters Werner dit het ons baie gehelp.Sal beslus weer daar kom bly as ons in die omgewing is

MANIE & DIRKA SWARTS   (2016-05-03)

We had a wonderful time in Kleinmond. Die Rotse is a little piece of heaven for us and we hope we could one day visit again. My children told me that they have never felt the need to go back to a place like they do about Kleinmond. We should have stayed longer

LORA TRINCHERO   (2016-04-23)

We had such a special stay at Die Rotse. Charming, beautiful cottage with a sea view on our doorstep and mountains in the background. Werner was such a source of information and a caring host. We had an unforgettable stay and we will just have to go back there again.

LORA TRINCHERO   (2016-04-23)

I would like to thank you personally and on behalf of my parents for your hospitality and your wonderful sense of humor, which made our stay at Die Rotse an enjoyable and memorable experience, you have a great place.


Thank you very much for a wonderful stay and for your warm hospitality. We will definitely recommend Die Rotse to anyone looking for a seaside escape in future

DR SUZANNE O'HAGAN   (2016-01-07)

We really loved Die Rotse. Amazing out of this world views, right on beach. Extremely comfortable accommodation with everything you need and more. Amazing hosts with lots of advice on things to do in the area. We loved our stay here. It was first class!

TRACY CARTER   (2016-01-04)

Dankie jul vir die beste gemaklikste gastehuis nog ooit. Gaan defnitief aanbeveel.


We had a wonderful week-end. The house was perfectly situated on the rocks, clean, comfortable with all that we needed. We felt at home immediately. Thank you for your warm welcome and we are already planning our return!

CARMEN RABINOWITZ   (2015-11-22)

Drievis was amazing. .Dankie weereens vir n wonderlike naweek. . Geniet die walvisse vir ons part ook.  Groen van jaloesie

LIEZEL BEAURAIN   (2015-08-21)

What a gorgeous place! Hearing the waves crash against the rocks every night, the fresh air, the view, the hospitality.. What a beautiful home inside and out. We really had a great time and cannot wait to return.

WERRIE AND ISLA   (2015-03-21)

Perfect Hosts Dearest Lorraine and Werner You certainly must be the most considerate and caring hosts in the country. Your guests are truly pampered and provided with more than they could possibly need. Your skills at sorting problems are legend. Thank you, Thank you. Tony, Libby and Irene Jan 2015

LIBBY ARDINGTON   (2015-01-04)

Ek wil julle komplimenteer op die wyse waarop alles by julle gastehuis gedoen word. Dit is van uitstaande gehalte en ek gaan verseker mense verwys en ons sal self weer kom kuier.


We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend your establishment and would definitely stay over again next time we visit your part of the world.

JIMMY SHORT   (2014-09-15)

Thank you very much for allowing us to stay at Die Rotse, and for accommodating us at such short notice. It truly is a mark of good hospitality, flexibility and professionalism. Both Margaret and myself enjoyed ourselves tremendously and will certainly return someday soon, we hope. We have already mentioned this to our children (Kerry 26 and John 24) and would love to spend some quality family time at your place.

MARK CLIFFORD   (2014-09-13)

We want to thank you for your kindness & hospitality, we really enjoyed our stay


Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, hosting, attention to detail and allowing us to enjoy your home. We will definitely be back soon - the tranquil setting make it the perfect holiday destination.

ANITA GRIESEL   (2014-04-25)

Thanks again for a wonderful stay, Time had no effect on a good relationship, Not only “Die Rotse” looks magnificent, But your hospitality was above all expectations, Difficult to improve when you are on top of your game… I will recommend your place to any SA or foreigners coming to this part of the world all year around,

JEAN LUC BLATTES   (2013-11-24)

Ons is MAL oor die plek, en wil verseker weer in die nabye toekoms soontoe gaan. Nogmaals baie dankie vir al jul moeite en gasvryheid.

ANNAMART MULLER   (2013-08-30)

Die Rotse is a true home from home and Werner and his staff and the Kleinmond scenery made for a most memorable experience.

ADV. JAN GROBLER   (2013-08-26)

We are very grataeful that we could stay in your beautiful house after a long evening looking for accomadation without success. We had a wonderful time there in you beautiful country and it was so exciting to be able to see the whales thanks to you. We also saw the the Penguins and we enjoyed all the coast down to Cape Town but we were not able to see the West Coast Route because we ran out of time, which was a shame but this will be a chance for returning some time again. Be for sure that we will recommend your place to everyone we learn who wants to go there, even if we come back we will conntact you. Thank you so much, again. Best regards Rufina Jiménez Spain

RUFINA JIMéNEZ   (2013-08-10)

Werner, ek wil net weereens baie dankie se vir die gasvryheid en die fantastiese verblyf. Ons gaan Die Rotse definitief aanbeveel en hoop om self ook weer te kom besoek afle.

ANITA MEYER   (2013-07-14)

Alles wat ons gehoop het Die gastehuis is werklik alles wat ons voor gehoop het. Die eenheid was baie goed toegerus, klipgooi van die see af en loopafstand strand toe. Ons was ook beindruk met die verwekomings e-pos van die gasheer wat baie duidelik en persoonlik al die inligting bevat het wat ons nodig sou kry. Die verwelkoming was baie vriendelik en ek kan die plek sonder twyfel aanbeveel. Overall Rating: Value for money: Customer Service: Cleanliness: Location: Safety: Victor Kotze - Traveling with spouse/partner - May 2013

VICTOR KOTZE   (2013-05-24)

Hi Werner. The accommodation was simply perfect, and could not have asked for better. Thank you for everything you did to make the stay so perfect and ideal for our race.


"Eight stars" Braai, watch the whales, walk on the beach, walk to the mountains, see the penguins, enjoy the hospitality of the owners Mr. and Mrs. Pauw. I did it all, except the whales as i missed them for "one second" (one month). I originally come from Slovenia, Europe and Kleinmond will definitely stay in my good memory. If Dubai is 7-star then this is 8-star to me.:) Thank you! Matej Rancigaj (Slovenia) - December 2012 This review is shown on TravelGround.com


Liebe Lorraine, lieber Werner, herzlichen Dank für Eure Gastfreundschaft. Wir haben den Aufenthalt bei Euch sehr genossen, vor allem die tolle Aussicht auf das Meer mit seiner tosenden Brandung. Der traditionelle Braai war super lecker. Außerdem haben wir viele interessante Informationen über die Gegend und das Leben in anderen afrikanischen Ländern erfahren. Vielen Dank dafür. Wir freuen uns auf ein Wiedersehen.

JUTTA UND BERT SELLE   (2011-04-07)

We had the pleasure of staying at "Die Rotse" for a weekend, and I wish I could have stayed there forever! The view from my bedroom window was absolutely stunning. It feels like you could just reach out and touch the sea. If the sea view did not take your breath away, the magnificent mountain view from the kitchen will most definitely do!! The host family thought of every single little luxury you could imagine to make us feel special and welcome. Thank you Werner and Lorraine for the snoek, velvet pudding, wine and hospitality and great company!! You will see us again ... Soon!

KAREN REINHARDT   (2011-03-21)

Liebe Lorraine, lieber Werner. Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt in Eurem Hause durchweg genossen: Von der Aussicht auf die an den Felsen brechenden Wellen über die uns gegebenen Informationen zur Gegend sowie über das Leben in Südafrika und anderen afrikanischen Ländern bis hin zum traditionellen Braai. Herzlichen Dank für Eure Gastfreundschaft! Wir freuen uns sehr auf ein Wiedersehen!

BIRGITT BRINKMANN   (2011-03-21)

Thank you most sincerely for your very kind and generous hospitality, you have a truly wonderful place and so well positioned. We have been very taken with Kleinmond and even may consider it a possible destination to retire to one day. Thank you also for your advice, we will certainly heed it. Very best wishes for your continued good health. Regards Mick and Penny.

MICK WALTERS   (2010-03-17)

Your Hosts

Werner & Lorraine Pauw
Phone.  +27 (0)28 271 3347
Fax.  +27 (0)28 271 3347
Mobile.  +27 (0)82 441 4270
Mail.  werner@dierotse.co.za
18 Beach Road
Kleinmond 7195
Western Cape, South Africa
(main entrance: No 7 1st Avenue)
GPS – Beach Road.
S 34 20.629 E 19 2.038
34°20'37.74"S 19°2'2.28"E
GPS – First Avenue.
S 34 20.597 E 19 2.036
34°20'35.82"S 19°2'2.15"E

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