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  • Sweeping views, nestled high up on a forested hillside
  • Plenty of outdoorsy pursuits in the area for nature lovers
  • Beach town ambiance, but with an easy drive to the city

Dunvegan Lodge

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Fish Hoek

 

-34.1245, 18.4346

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The laidback country atmosphere of Clovelly can be fully appreciated at Dunvegan Lodge, which is surrounded by fynbos on a hill boasting beautiful views of the suburb, golf course and natural surrounds.

A comforting mixture between a Cape Farmhouse and a Victorian-style residence, the multi-level lodge plays host to six guest rooms, individually decorated in cheerful colours and equipped for self-catering. A bed and breakfast option is available for guests who prefer to enjoy a relaxing, delicious start to the morning.

All the rooms have the advantage of a patio or deck with picturesque views of the surrounds, allowing for idyllic sundowners, while several of the rooms have braai facilities and sun loungers. On days when outdoor entertainment isn’t possible, guests can retreat to the cosy lounges. To keep everyone comfortable, each room is equipped with air conditioning, heating, satellite television, tea/coffee facilities, a safe and a telephone with free local calls, and the kitchenettes have all the bells and whistles needed for preparing and enjoying meals.

Four of the rooms - Pool Suite, Studio, Cottage and Sunflower Room - have twin beds set up as one King-size bed that can be split on request. The Pool Suite, which has an en-suite shower, has an alcove with a single bed for a child travelling with parents. The Studio, decorated in soothing pastels, has the romance of a corner bath to go with the shower, and the patio is sheltered from the wind. 

In the African-style Cottage, guests sleep under arched wooden ceilings and can enjoy a corner bath and shower. The Sunflower Room, with its luxuriant spa bath and double shower, along with a bay window framing panoramic views over the golf course, Fish Hoek Valley and Atlantic Ocean, is a perfect choice for couples celebrating a special occasion. The Bay Room Suite is an equally romantic room with a Queen-size bed, bath and double shower. 

Sleeping four guests in two bedrooms, both with their own en-suite bathrooms, the loft-style African Attic Suite is well suited for families or groups. As a special treat, the Queen room has a large skylight over the bed, allowing guests to watch the stars twinkling overhead. 

Holiday-goers looking for a place to spend a private self-catering vacation with up to 16 family members or friends can book out the entire lodge at a special rate, providing the stay is longer than seven days. 

Hanging around the lodge, guests can refresh in the swimming pool or spend time in the Jacuzzi, whilst allowing the views to soothe their souls. 

Being so close to the Clovelly Country Club, which plays host to one of the most popular golf courses in the country, the lodge is a perfect base for golfers. Nature enthusiasts will be delighted to find that they have direct access to the hiking trails, caves and colourful birdlife of the Silvermine Nature Reserve, while the beautiful beach is a 12 minute walk away. A variety of restaurants and shops are within a five minute drive, and the attractions of Cape Town are a mere half an hour away.

Rates & Summary


Bay Room Suite

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and double shower
Kitchenette, lounge and dining area
Deck with braai area 
Views of golf course and ocean

Pool Room Suite

Sleeps 2 in twin beds made up as King-size bed
Alcove with single bed
En-suite shower
Kitchenette and lounge
Balcony with valley, golf course and ocean views

African Attic Suite

Sleeps 4 in Queen and twin rooms
Additional single bed can be added
En-suite corner bath and shower in Queen room
En-suite shower in twin room
Kitchenette, lounge and dining area
Patio with mountain views

Studio

Sleeps 2 in twin beds made up as King-size bed
En-suite corner bath and shower
Kitchenette
Patio with valley, golf course and ocean views

Cottage

Sleeps 2 in twin beds made up as King-size bed
En-suite corner bath and shower
Kitchenette, lounge and dining area
Deck with braai area and mountain views

Sunflower Room

Sleeps 2 in twin beds made up as King-size bed
En-suite spa bath and double shower
Kitchenette
Patio with golf course, valley and ocean views

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Self-catering or bed and breakfast

Kids

Due to the high balconies, children cannot be accommodated.

Why Stay Here?

Perched high up on a hill in the suburb of Clovelly, overlooking the golf course, ocean and mountains, Dunvegan Lodge offers a choice of bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation in six country-style rooms. The lodge has decks and patios all around it, giving each room a private space where guests can relax and soak up views of the mountains and ocean. Guests have direct access to the hiking trails and caves of the Silvermine Reserve and are a short walk from the beach.

Summary

  • Sweeping views, nestled high up on a forested hillside
  • Plenty of outdoorsy pursuits in the area for nature lovers
  • Beach town ambiance, but with an easy drive to the city

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird/whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Nearby: beaches, whale watching, golf courses, Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, University of Cape Town, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hiking, penguin colony, Two Oceans Aquarium, wine tasting, arts and crafts, historical attractions, city bus tours.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Heater included
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant
  • Not licensed
  • Kitchenette
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric stove
  • Fridge and freezer

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception

Access & Convenience

  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • No shuttle service available

Payment

  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe

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Cape Town & Surrounds

Western Cape

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Cape Town is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With dramatic mountains, a long stretch of Atlantic coastline and a picturesque working harbour, there are few cities in the world to rival “The Fairest Cape”, as explorer Sir Francis Drake described the place in 1580.

The city of Cape Town is regularly voted as one of the best tourist destinations (and cities to live in) in the world – and its Mediterranean climate, superb natural attractions, historic landmarks, fabulous restaurants and fun places to hang out offer all the ingredients for a top holiday destination.

Table Mountain dominates the city’s landscape and Table Mountain National Park is a national treasure and World Heritage Site.

The Cape Floristic Kingdom is known for its incredible botanical heritage and the Table Mountain National Park has more floral species than the British Isles. Stopping to smell the fynbos has an altogether new meaning in this part of the world.

Robben Island is another World Heritage Site worth visiting. Struggle heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and many others were incarcerated here during apartheid and taking the Robben Island Tour is a must on any trip to Cape Town.

The city is loosely divided by Table Mountain into four sections: Cape Town Central, Cape Town South, Cape Town North and Cape Town East.

Cape Town Central incorporates the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, Green Point, Mouille Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. There are loads of things on offer in this part of the world, so it’s a good idea to focus on the field of interest/activities that excite you and take it from there.

A trip to the top of Table Mountain is an absolute must (especially if you’ve never done it before). The views on a clear day will give you a clear perspective of the gorgeous city below and you can see as far as Robben Island and beyond.

If history is your thing, there are numerous museums and attractions close to the city centre. The Castle of Good Hope was built between 1666 and 1679 and is the oldest building in South Africa. It is a good place to start your tour of the city, which incorporates historic attractions such as the Bo-Kaap Museum, the District Six Museum, The Company’s Garden, City Hall and the Grand Parade, among many other notable historic attractions.

For shopping and entertainment, the V&A Waterfront is the epicentre of Cape Town and attracts high numbers of international tourists daily. Long Street is a good place to hang out for restaurants, bars and nightlife and Camps Bay is the place to see and be seen around cocktail hour.

The drive along Chapman’s Peak is one of the most scenic drives in the world but you need to do your homework as the route is periodically closed. Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay is another great place to visit, with its fun restaurants, great beaches and perfect views.

Cape Town South stretches from Noordhoek to Observatory and incorporates some of Cape Town’s most popular suburbs, including Constantia, Fish Hoek, Rondebosch, Simon’s Town and Muizenberg, to mention just a few.

Constantia is popular for its wonderful restaurants and wine estates and the Constantia Wine Route is a big attraction for foodies and wine-lovers. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens offers hectares of greenery and regular concerts in the warm summer months. There are also various hiking trails on offer.

Take a day trip to Simon’s Town and make sure you visit the statue of Just Nuisance, as well as the scenic Boulders Beach. Noordhoek is a great place for riding horses on the beach and the restaurants are very family friendly. For fresh fish and laid-back vibes, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg are the business. Fish Hoek is popular for seaside activities and antique shops and is a real favourite.

Cape Town North incorporates the Cape Town International Airport, Parow, Milnerton, Durbanville, Table View, as well as Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand. The north is a developed business centre that continues to grow rapidly. For chill-out time, Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand are popular for walks on the beach and outdoor sports.  Shoppers will enjoy Century City and Canal Walk, and for those who love a tipple or two, The Durbanville Wine Route also falls into the northern region.

Cape Town East is made up of Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West, Strand, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Eersterivier, Macassar and Strandfontein. The region is pretty spectacular as the small coastal towns sit below the imposing Hottentots Holland Mountains and there are fantastic beaches such as Bikini Beach, Strand Beach and Kogel Bay. Here you’ll also find the Helderberg Nature Reserve, Wolfgat Nature Reserve and Edith Stephens Wetland Park.

Look out for

Scenic Cape Point with its sheer cliffs, rugged landscapes, fauna, flora and bold ocean views.

A cable-car trip up Table Mountain to get the view of the incredible landscape of the city. If you’ve done the touristy cable-car thing then take one of the many mountain trails.

V&A Waterfront – spend time enjoying all the facilities at the V&A Waterfront, including the abundance of shopping and restaurant venues. For children, The Two Oceans Aquarium is a winner.

The magnificent beaches of Clifton, Muizenberg, Hout Bay, Bloubergstrand. You are spoilt for choice in and around the Mother City.

Historical sites are a must – including Robben Island, the Castle of Good Hope, the District Six Museum and Bo-Kaap.

Long Street by night. Enjoy the friendly fun vibes of this stretch of tarmac as it comes to life when the sun goes down.

While away the hours at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the green lung of the city. Look out for the schedule of summer concerts.

Visit the Constantia Wine Route for a touch of history and some of the country’s finest wines and restaurants that continually make it onto the best-of lists.

Drive along the southern coastline and visit places such as Noordhoek, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Stop off at Kalk Bay for fresh fish at the harbour.

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