A beautiful lake at Cliff Top Houses.

About Us

Our Story

We're Henry and Sally. Ten years ago we decided to change our lives and live our dream. We bought a sailing boat and set off for 6 months sailing Pegasus around the glorious Greek islands, returning to South Africa to live in paradise on the Garden Route. The freedom of sailing was magical, but living in beautiful Ballots Nature Reserve was just as special, with the peace of the forest, the smell of the fynbos, and the sound of the sea seducing us. Now we sail every year for 3 months in the European summer - but we can't wait to come back to our beautiful Cliff Top Houses.

In 2018, with our love affair with Greece in full bloom, we bought a property in Plomari on the magnificent island of Lesvos. The small traditional house, set in an ancient olive grove fronted by a citrus orchard, is the latest in our portfolio of Luxury Retreats.

But, even when we are sailing or in Lesvos, we are always contactable (sometimes you might wait a day or two for a reply) so please email, whats app or call us to find out more, check availability or make a booking.

A black and white picture of Henry and Sally smiling, with Sally kissing Henry's cheek, and Henry is holding up a picture frame around them.





Our Neighbourhood


When Sally chanced upon the unspoiled Ballots Heights nature reserve on the Garden Route 15 years ago, she was entranced, and in a short while bought the smallest but most beautiful piece of land, hidden away next to the forest with splendid views of forest, fynbos and ocean. She commissioned world renowned architect Peter Rich to design a house of glass and wood that would allow birds to fly in one side and out the other. No 23 - The Hidden House, is a sublime space that many have fallen in love with. It has won awards, been written up in magazines, studied at universities, and for the last six years, it has become the home of Sally and her architect husband Henry when they are not sailing in the Med in their boat Pegasus.