Affordable Hidden Gem Outside Cape Town Sparks Mixed Reviews: “It’s Nice, but I’m Scared”

Affordable Hidden Gem Outside Cape Town Sparks Mixed Reviews: “It’s Nice, but I’m Scared”

  • A video of a holiday home in a town outside Cape Town received mixed reviews from some social media users
  • Many were impressed by the price of the hidden gem, which they thought would have cost a fortune
  • Others were not too keen on the location of the holiday home and said it reminded them of horror movies
People looking at their phones with mixed reactions
A holiday home outside Cape Town sparked mixed reactions from South African social media users. Images: blackCAT/Getty Images, @cabin_fever_cpt/TikTok, Oliver Helbig/Getty Images
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A clip of an affordable holiday home in Montagu, a small town outside of Cape Town, had some people in awe of the price, while others were sceptical about the area.

James and Kirsty Hughes, the TikTok account holders of @cabin_fever_cpt, posted a short video showing a bird's-eye view of HIDE | MONTAGU.

Situated on the Western Cape's famous and scenic Route 62, the hidden gem sleeps four people and boasts king-size beds, ensuite bathrooms, a splash pool, an inside fireplace, and more amenities.

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According to @cabin_fever_cpt, it costs R850 per person per night.

Watch the video below:

TikTokkers have mixed reviews about the hidden gem

While R850 per person per night was an affordable price for some, most people shared their concern over the cabin nestled in the bushes.

@umenzii_creations shared her disbelief:

"The price does not match. It's too good to be true."

@raine604 added in the comment section:

"Horror movies are fun to watch until they prevent you from enjoying a beautiful place like this."

A concerned @bandile.nzimande wrote:

"But guys, what if something goes wrong and you’re in the mountains in the middle of nowhere?"

A conflicted @pelmrosejames shared:

"It's nice but I'm scared of wrong turns."

Sharing that they had no bad memories of the place, @lisa_lux1 said:

"I still daydream about Hide. Best anniversary weekend we had, definitely coming back. Love it."

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HIDE | MONTAGU ensures its premises are safe

Delamaine du Toit, who does marketing for HIDE | MONTAGU, states there is nothing "particularly dangerous" about the location. She adds:

"It is an eco-reserve and not a nature reserve where wild animals roam. The eco-reserve is on a working farm in Montagu. I suppose any animal can be dangerous, and can be found anywhere, but nothing you won't find in the town of Montagu or any town for that matter."

When Briefly News asked Delamaine what the company does to ensure its customers' safety from outside elements, the marketing expert shared:

"We are situated in a private eco-reserve with eight other homes, 24-hour armed patrol vehicles on our and surrounding farms, together with CCTV on the outskirts of the cabin and entrances to the farm."

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Source: Briefly News

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