High on the mountainside in beautiful Hout Bay, you’ll find our cosy gem nestled amongst the fynbos. Located in a secure estate, you can go for a walk or wander around enjoying the ocean and mountain views.
The 3 bedroom house is furnished with soft, calming colours that make you feel like you’re on holiday as soon as you walk through the doors.
The Master Bedroom is upstairs and has a Queen Sized bed, built in cupboards and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower. The views from the upstairs windows are simply spectacular!
The first downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed and opens up onto the outside deck, providing easy access to the plunge pool and outside entertainment area.
Outside there is a dining table that can comfortably seat 6 people and you can enjoy a traditional South African braai while soaking in the ambiance of the stunning valley, or enjoy some drinks while watching the sun go down.
The second downstairs bedroom has a single bed and is perfect for a child or young adult. There is also a downstairs bathroom with a bath.
The Living and Dining areas are open plan with a large kitchen just off the dining room. The Dining Table can seat 6 people comfortably and with easy access to the kitchen, entertaining has never been easier.
After dinner, relax in the lounge on plush, comfortable couches. There is a TV with uncapped WiFi so that you can stream your favourite shows and movies.
Convenient amenities include a washer, dryer, air con, pool, and toiletries are provided. The estate also has a tennis court, squash courts, a large pool next to a play area for kids and a club house that is great for entertaining a larger group of people. Please note that use of the club house needs to be booked in advance.
The property is up a flight of stairs and is not wheelchair accessible.
Hout Bay, or the Republic of Hout Bay as it is affectionately known by locals, is a fantastic sea-side neighbourhood in Cape Town that offers something for everyone, any day of the week.
You will find yourself staring out to sea when you arrive in Hout Bay. The views in this sociable village are mesmerizing as Hout Bay is set in a fold of sea-lapped mountains that look out across the Atlantic Ocean. The town is presided over by the Sentinel – guardian of Hout Bay’s treasures. A horse-lovers paradise, there are many farms and stables and a sunset ride on the beach should definitely be on your holiday bucket list.
Constantia Nek connects Hout Bay with the popular wine route in Constantia and also offers a plethora of restaurants, shops and a food market that is a must see. Our favourite wine farm is Buitenverwachting, where you can absorb the serene atmosphere of the vineyards while eating gourmet food and sipping on world class wine. Please book well in advance for your picnic as it is very popular!
The protective mountains surround Hout Bay and the long sandy beach which is ideal for swimming and water sports like sea kayaking, sailing, fishing and surfing. You will see locals walking their dogs, riding horses and families playing at the water’s edge. The mountains provide excellent hiking opportunities.
The main street in Hout Bay is full of interesting shops and there is an excellent craft market on the green every Sunday. People sit chatting in local cafes as they sample the cuisine in the many restaurants and there is a meandering feel to Hout Bay. There is also a vibrant township called Imizamo Yethu and guided tours are available for here as well as for Hangberg – the township on the other side of the valley.
The lively Hout Bay fishing harbour is a working harbour for the tuna and crayfishing industries but also hosts many tourism activities including boat trips, diving & fishing.
Chapmans Peak Drive connects Hout Bay with the South Peninsula and is considered to be one of the most scenic drives in the world, and stopping off at the iconic Chapmans Peak will show you one of the most spectacular views. This drive is also a great place to stop and watch the whales in whale season.
Looking out over the bay at night, the Kommetjie Lighthouse can be seen.
Hout Bay was named by the Dutch explorers who “found” the wooded valley and the name literally means “wood bay”. The timber was used to help build Cape Town.