In 2018, after more than 12 years of living as expats in Dubai, we purchased a holiday home in our beloved South Africa. Affectionately known on my social media account as #HawkesHolidayHome this three bedroom apartment in the beautiful Dunkirk forest estate is our ‘home away from home’ and a vacation haven. Having grown up on the Kwa-Zulu Natal north coast, I spent many childhood holidays in Salt Rock and we feel really grateful to be able to offer a similar experience to my Dubai-born children. 

After purchasing the property, we fully renovated and furnished it in true House of Hawkes style – a project that we managed remotely from Dubai. The renovation journey was documented both here on the blog and on my Instagram page. 

Our beloved Salt Rock nest is available for holiday rental via Luxury Coastal Escapes.