Houtkapperspoort Mountain Retreat, Hout Bay
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Villas & Cottages in Hout Bay - Cape Point Route Accommodation

Self-Catering Cottages in Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Houtkapperspoort Mountain Retreat
Hout Bay Main Road
Constantia Neck
Hout Bay, 7806
Western Cape
South Africa

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Houtkapperspoort Mountain Retreat
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Houtkapperspoort Mountain Retreat

There has to be a good reason why guests return to our wonderful country South Africa, and in particular to this specific area nestling on the back slopes of Table Mountain. 

Flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles and the Constantia Berg mountain range lies Houtkapperspoort, popular family resort that many guests call home from home. 

For 27 years Houtkapperspoort has played an important role in our local as well as international guests' annual holidays to Hout Bay, and we are very proud of our reputation of offering accommodation of the highest standard in South Africa - Cape Town, whilst the tariff remains remarkable value for money. 

Houtkapperspoort cottages are created from Table Mountain sandstone and timber, combined with the most modern construction techniques. A more tranquil setting no one can ask for. 

With 26 charming, fashionable and superbly appointed self catering cottages which include the Manor House and luxurious suites, Houtkapperspoort can offer a variety of cottages for our guests to choose from, depending on their requirements or needs. We have a choice of Standard self catering cottages or Superior self catering cottages. 
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The One Bedroom and Two Bedroom cottages either have one or two bathrooms, the Three Bedroom cottages two or three bathrooms, and the Four Bedroom cottage (Manor House) has four en-suite bathrooms.

All our self catering cottages offer tasteful furnishings, TV, DVD players, bed linen and towels, pergola covered veranda, barbecue, daily basic cleaning service, fridge, cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware. Cooking facilities include a four plate electric/gas stove with an electric oven and a microwave. Most cottages have air-conditioning and some have fireplaces. 

Facilities at Houtkapperspoort include 24-hour security control, tennis court, outdoor swimming pool, children's play area, Wi-Fi, DSTV (Hotel Bouquet), DVD's for hire, safe, parking bay, laundry service and magnificent mountain paths. 

Our self catering cottages are set in spacious, meticulously landscaped grounds, and are perfectly suited to anyone with a passion for nature, fresh air and open spaces.

Houtkapperspoort Mountain Retreat
Houtkapperspoort Mountain Retreat
Although there is ample accommodation in Hout Bay to choose from, Houtkapperspoort has stood the test of time, and has many returning international guests, as well as South Africans, guests from bordering Namibia and even locals from Hout Bay and Constantia.

Our accommodation in Hout Bay is perfect for short and long stays, for business and vacations, for singles, couples or the whole family.

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To simplify and make your stay with us more comfortable, you can visit our Reservation option and use the direct shopping link to send us a list of the shopping you need us to do. 

Houtkapperspoort offers you a warm friendly welcome, quality accommodation in Hout Bay, combined with superb nature and local area knowledge to maximize your visit to the Cape. 

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Houtkapperspoort Mountain Retreat
Houtkapperspoort Mountain Retreat
Houtkapperspoort Mountain Retreat
Activities & Attractions in the Area:

There are many things to do and see, and our Houtkapperspoort staff will assist in arranging a boat trip to Seal Island, give you information on scuba diving, sailing, jet skiing, point you in the right direction to view whales during the season and advise where to go horse riding. An extensive information file is in all the units with many more activities to choose from. 

Hout Bay, a short but beautiful drive down the Main Road from Houtkapperspoort, has evolved from a quaint little village to one of the popular towns on the Atlantic Seaboard.

The increasingly popular Hout Bay Craft Market is held every Sunday at the common between 10am and 4pm. There are pony rides for children, food stalls, jewellery, clothes, second hand books, framed historical photos, a mini nursery, and much more to choose from. 

Houtkapperspoort Mountain RetreatApproximately 2km from the Common is the largest Bird Park in Africa, the World of Birds. Set aside enough time for this absolute must visit. You are welcome to take a picnic basket and relax before completing your visit, and if you are there at closing time, one of the resident Macaws could bid you goodbye!

Horse riding is a popular pass time, and visiting guests to Houtkapperspoort regularly visit Noordhoek for an invigorating canter down the beach enjoying breathtaking views, indigenous birdlife, and even investigating the Kakapo shipwreck. 

For the less adventurous, the Noordhoek Farm Village offers different events over the holiday periods and week-ends for children. To get to Noordhoek, follow the well known Chapman's Peak Drive from Hout Bay. The Noordhoek Farm Village signboard will be on your left.

Venturing a bit further from Noordhoek, follow directions to beautiful and historical Simonstown. There are quite a few attractions such as the naval museum, the toy museum, but the most popular one is Boulders Beach and the penguin colony where you can swim with the penguins. Apex Shark Cage Diving is well known for taking National Geographic and the BBC on expeditions to view the sharks breaching in July to August - the only place in the world you can view this.

Cape Point, a short drive further is another must visit, going up with the funicular to the furthest point to see where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Scarborough and Kommetjie are small but beautiful quaint coastal towns and worth a visit.

Houtkapperspoort Mountain RetreatIn Cape Town, there is quite a lot to do and see at the V & A Waterfront. The Two Oceans Aquarium is a must visit for children especially, and ensure that you book a ticket at the Nelson Mandela Gateway to go with the ferry to Robben Island. Helicopter flights, scuba diving, deep sea and inshore fishing, sunset champagne cruises, harbour cruises en many more can be done at and from the Waterfront. As the weather can sometimes be fickle, it is best to check whether the cable car to Table Mountain is running on the day you want to go.

There are historical Wine Estates close to Houtkapperspoort, between 6 and 15 minutes drive, and they also boast with very popular restaurants such as La Colombe at Uitsig Wine Estate, Simons and Jonkershuis at Groot Constantia, Catherina's at Steenberg, and many more.

Between 40 and 80 minutes drive from Houtkapperspoort to the N2/M5 and then the N1, is Ratanga Junction (Seasonal), and following the N1 towards Paarl is Butterfly World, and the Drakenstein Lion Park is just off the N1 on the Klapmuts road between Paarl and Stellenbosch.

After an enjoyable and eventful day, return to the comfort of your cottage at Houtkapperspoort, and end the day with a glass of signature wine of the good Cape.


Houtkapperspoort Mountain Retreat
Hout Bay Main Road
Constantia Neck
Hout Bay, 7806
Western Cape
South Africa

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