De Kelders | Elle Decoration South Africa

De Kelders | Elle Decoration South Africa
The perfect cup of coffee | Grilled Lemons | A chunk of glass from East Africa

A seaside home snubs the prescriptive blue and white beach decor scheme, opting instead for a refreshing take on the luxury of the coast.

There are shoots, and then there are shoots. When we visited Neil Stemmet’s De Kelders beachside home to shoot it for the Winter Issue, we were treated like absolute royalty. To begin, Neil had the most elegant display of breakfast set out for us. It just got better and better from there. After a long day exploring his beautiful home,to find the perfect shots, Neil prepared a feast for us, which you will see in a following post.

De Kelders | Elle Decoration South Africa
Photographer Greg Cox | A part of an artwork in the house | A pink G&T enjoyed after the shoot

De Kelders PRIVATE House is situated in the quaint yet scenic village of De Kelders, Gansbaai, South Africa. 161km from Cape Town, 5km from Gansbaai and 35km from Hermanus.

The villa is an ideal and convenient base from which to explore the wonders and attractions of the Overberg region. Do not miss historic Elim, the charming village of Stanford, the beautiful beaches and fisherman’s cottages of Arniston and the many exquisite award winning boutique wine estates of the area.

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The entrance hall | An intimate nook

The villa can be booked for exclusive use, in which case the whole house is at your disposal. Alternatively the rooms can be booked separately and the house will be shared with other amiable travelers also looking for a peaceful retreat.

All rooms lead to the spacious 250m-squared guest area with a full library of books, magazines, DVD’s and CD’s to entertain and provide escape. In winter the large fireplace is the centre of the beautiful lounge, where hours can be spent talking or just sitting and enjoying the luxury of privacy. Many guests have mentioned the villa as a place where they can relax in a homely environment and enjoy personalized home comforts. Guests have the privacy and reign to enjoy the villa as if in their own home.

The connected dining area offers an ambience in which to enjoy freshly prepared local cuisine and aromatic wines. The simple Overberg dinners are made with fresh ingredients that are sourced from local farmers and the sea.De Kelders | Elle Decoration South Africa De Kelders | Elle Decoration South Africa

To find out more about the De Kelders Private Retreat, see the website here: