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  • Fantastic sea views with an epic mountain backdrop
  • Beautifully furnished luxurious guesthouse
  • In-house tour desk will help you get the most out of your stay

Villa Afrique

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

In Hout Bay

 

-34.0473, 18.3467

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From Cape Town, a 20 minute drive will lead travellers to the charming fishing village of Hout Bay and the exclusive Villa Afrique, which offers world-class luxury accommodation and intimate service, not to mention a fantastic location.

The beach and several excellent seafood restaurants are a few minutes’ walk away, and guests can enjoy panoramic views of the lively harbour, Atlantic Ocean and rugged mountains. 

Belying its grand proportions, the villa contains only four spacious air-conditioned guest rooms, decorated in an opulent colonial style. Three rooms have Queen-size beds, while the fourth has twins, with Egyptian cotton linen creating blissful comfort. Fit for royalty, the bathrooms contain deep Victorian bathtubs and large showers, while underfloor heating and heated towel rails ensure warming relief from rainy winter weather.

In each room, two large floor-to-ceiling windows frame lovely views of land, sea and harbour, and amenities such as satellite televisions, tea/coffee facilities and complimentary sherry create a home-from-home atmosphere.

To make guests feel even more special, a turndown service is offered every night, with chocolates placed on the pillows. The mornings are ushered in with a superb continental and cooked breakfast, tailor-made to meet the requirements of guests and served next to the swimming pool on sunny days. In winter, the guest house’s lounge area, adorned with antiques and comfortable couches, is a cosy recluse with a library of books and DVDs to keep guests entertained.

When the weather is good, the villa is the ideal destination for holiday-goers, who can head to the beach, watch the fishermen going about their business or take a spectacularly scenic drive along the Chapman’s Peak coastal road, looking out for whales, seals and dolphins in the ocean below.

Departing from the harbour, boat trips to Seal Island allow passengers to view thousands of cape fur seals in their natural habitat, while deep sea fishing charters allow the chance to catch a denizen of the deep.

Other attractions include World of Birds (home to more than 3 000 birds and small mammals), the fascinating Hout Bay Museum, and various craft and curio shops. Villa Afrique is also a short walk from the Mariner’s Wharf seafront emporium, where the tastiest seafood in the country can be savoured at one of several eateries. 

Hosts Alma and Dion are extremely passionate about their guest house, doing everything possible to ensure that visitors are spoilt to an unforgettable holiday.

Rates & Summary


4 Sea View Luxury Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen or twin beds
En-suite Victorian bath and shower
Sea views

Pricing

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

Catering

Continental and English breakfast included

Kids

Children 12 and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Situated in the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay, just outside Cape Town, Villa Afrique offers top-notch bed and breakfast accommodation in four sea-facing rooms designed for absolute comfort and luxury. All of the rooms face the sea, offering splendid views of the harbour, beach and mountains. Comprehensive facilities and services, including a tour desk, allow guests to make the absolute most of their holiday. With a maximum occupancy of eight guests, privacy and personalised service is assured.

Summary

  • Fantastic sea views with an epic mountain backdrop
  • Beautifully furnished luxurious guesthouse
  • In-house tour desk will help you get the most out of your stay

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
  • Beauty salon
  • Nearby: beaches, whale watching, World of Birds, Cape Point, Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfont, golf courses, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hiking, penguin colony, Two Oceans Aquarium, wine tasting, arts and crafts, historical attractions, city bus tours.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

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

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe
  • 24 hour security

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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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