Our Story

About Perfect Hideaways Invest

About Us

Our story began 13 years ago with one simple beach house in Churchhaven.  Today Perfect Hideaways holds a carefully curated portfolio of over 300 exquisite hideaways in South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique.  Three years ago we developed Perfect Hideaways Invest, our sales division, which, since it taps into the same database of higher LSM clients, is proving to be hugely successful.

Advantages of listing with Perfect Hideaways Invest

Your home benefits from the exclusivity and prestige of joining the Perfect Hideaways brand

With our unique database of clients who appreciate our style ethos we regularly achieve record prices and frequently in record time

With our experience and understanding of remote homes and unique rural farms we are particularly adept at selling these outliers, which appeal to our particular database of clients

We are also not a main-stream estate agency with hundreds of homes on our books and we are, therefore, able to offer you a tailored service and individual attention

Potential buyers can seamlessly move their new hideaway into our rental portfolio should they wish to generate rental income

Should your home join our invest portfolio, this is the service we offer:



We gain targeted exposure for your property via:

Our website

Weekly mailers to our organically grown database of 18000+ clients

Instagram – our Perfect Hideaways Invest account has a following of 29000+ 

Beautifully designed sales brochure

Listings – South Africa: Property24, overseas: Zoopla


Sales process

We handle all aspects of the sales procedure:

Provide market evaluation of your property

Provide a sales mandate – happy to work alongside other agents

Arrange a professional photography shoot of your property – designed to showcase the lifestyle, not merely nuts and bolts of a home

Commission one of our stable of freelance writers to create a rich narrative for our website and the sales brochure


We have a standard market-related commission structure

We care!

Since we only handle a carefully curated portfolio of properties we are able to offer a personalised and thorough service throughout the negotiation and sales process. 

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Our Story

Once upon a time, along the magnetic coastline of the Côte d’Azur, a bright and bonny English rose, and a young gentleman from Johannesburg, met and fell in love. Helen and David Untiedt began their abiding journey together amidst the glitz and the glam of Monte Carlo. With its grand architecture, flashy hotels, fast cars and lavish boutiques, the sheer opulence of the yachting capital of the French Riviera is known to tire even the most tenacious of travellers. But with their feet firmly grounded, Helen and David embraced the Monégasque language, food and culture, and parlayed all that they were privy to, into an eternal love affair with travel – and everything that comes with it.  

Leaving the gamblers and the glitterati behind, they set off around the world working on chartered yachts between Europe and America. Exploring the Spanish Balearic Islands, sailing around The Caribbean, cruising New England from the seats of a classic sports car, and discovering the not-so-beaten tracks of California, Nevada, New Orleans and even Venezuela, David and Helen experienced the wows and the woes that come with being on the road. To them, special moments don’t just come about when the doors to a luxury suite are swung open and the champagne’s ice bucket is twinkling in the sunlight that’s bouncing off the turquoise waters below. It’s also about the moments spent with the heart and soul of the destination. Eating local fare that’s been roasted outside a beach shack with a ragtag bunch of locals. Witnessing the ways of the world and all of its intricate disparities, and equalities.

With a handful of stamped passports, Helen and David chose to settle in Cape Town, where they have been residing for the past few decades, raising their four children. The beauty and diversity in South Africa’s cultures, languages, food and style make for an enthralling place to start a business, that’s centred around sensationally dreamy locations. A land that can be wholly African, but is not shy to be under the influence of foreign shores.