My name is Alison. I have a loving family made up of two wonderful children and my husband.

We love the outdoors, especially the western cape mountains and coastline, and would love to be able to share it with you. Welcome Cottage is the perfect place to start exploring.

If you want to know what we recommend you do, take a look at our favourites page, where we summarise the various activities closest to our hearts and that take up most of our time.

Deric, my husband, works in Cape Town as an engineer, but spends the weekends either with us, or in the mountains, or in the ocean.

My leisure time is spent Coastal Rowing and if you have any rowing background then you should come ocean rowing with me. There is something very special about seeing the shoreline from the water  and being under your own (human) power. The excitement of the environment coupled with the exhilaration of the physical intensity, makes for an unforgettable experience.

My husband and I have traveled the world (not enough, but is it ever enough), and have decided to settle down (for a while anyway) in lovely Cape Town, particularly in the Glen valley. We are originally from Pretoria and spent a good couple of years in the U.K. We know Cape Town very well though, so if you have any questions, get in touch.

There is so much more we can share. So come visit us.