is a beach-side suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is situated where
the shore of the Cape Peninsula curves round to the east on the False Bay
coast. It is considered to be the birthplace of surfing in South Africa
and it is home to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
In terms of history, the village has several special features, including
Het Posthuys (the Post House), Rhodes' Cottage and the site of the Battle
of Muizenberg. Rhodes' Cottage is a small house on the seafront that
Cecil John Rhodes bought as a holiday cottage and this was where he died
map of Muizenberg
|The house is
preserved as a museum dedicated to Rhodes' life and is open to the public.
Het Posthuys is one of the oldest buildings in South Africa, dating to
circa 1742. It was built by the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Ost-Indische
Compagne or VOC) as a toll-house to levy a tax on farmers passing by to
sell their produce to ships lying in Simon's Bay. One of the early postholders
was Sergeant Muys (probably meaning "mouse"), from whom Muizenberg (formerly
Muysenbergh and probably Muys Zijn Bergh (Mouse, his mountain) before that)
gets its name. After a varied career as a police station, stables, brothel,
hotel and private house the building was identified for what it was in
the 1980's and restored with funds from Anglo American Corporation. The
house is cared for by the Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society and
contains a small collection of photos and items of interest relating to
early days in Muizenberg. It is open to the public.
accommodation in Muizenberg
Cottage 2, Holiday Rental Home, MUIZENBERG
Cottage 2 is a semi-detached holiday home set in Muizenberg in the Western
Cape Region and is 20 km from Cape Town. The property is 40 km from Stellenbosch
and boasts views of the mountains. Free private parking is available on
site. The kitchen is fitted with an oven. A flat-screen TV is offered.
Panorama is 26 km from Chamomile Cottage 2, while Camps Bay is 19 km from
the property. The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 18
km from the property.
Close, Holiday Home, MUIZENBERG
property is a 12-minute walk from the beach. Stellen Close is holiday home
situated on the banks of the Sandvlei tidal mariner, located in Marina
Da Gama in Muizenberg. You can fire up the barbecue for a tasty meal and
enjoy views of the water and mountains. Stellen Close offers a fully-equipped
kitchen, including a dishwasher. The holiday home is serviced daily, and
linen and towels are provided. The property also boasts a covered patio
and an open patio, and offers direct access to the water with a private
jetty. There are many activities in close proximity, such as golf ,surfing,
snorkelling, paddling, canoeing, hiking and bird watching. The Muizenberg
Blue Flag Beaches are within a 5-minute drive of Stellen Close, while Cape
Town is 26 km away. Stellenbosch and a variety of wine routes start within
40 km of the property.
is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, located below Chapman's Peak on
the west coast of the Cape Peninsula, approximately thirty-five kilometres
to the south of the city itself. The name "Noordhoek" was taken from Dutch
and literally means "north corner". It is best-known for its picturesque
shoreline and its long, wide, sandy beach, which stretches south to the
neighbouring village of Kommetjie. Near the southern end of this beach
is the wreck of the steamship "Kakapo", which ran aground about a century
ago when the captain mistook Chapmans' Peak for the Cape of Good Hope and
put the helm over to port.
map of Noordhoek
accommodation in Noordhoek
Chase Self-Catering Holiday Home, NOORDHOEK
free WiFi, Heron Chase Self-Catering Holiday Home is located in Noordhoek,
just 3.5 km from Chapman's Peak. Cape Point Vineyards Estate is 1.4 km
away. Free private parking is available on site. All units include a dining
area and a sitting area with a flat-screen TV. Some units have a terrace
and/or balcony. A microwave and toaster are also provided, as well as a
kettle. There is also a kitchen in some of the units fitted with an oven,
a refrigerator, and a stovetop. Each unit has a private bathroom with free
toiletries. Towels are available. Heron Chase Holiday Home Noordhoek also
includes a barbecue.
Holiday Cottages, Self-Catering, NOORDHOEK
Holiday Cottages, Noordhoek, Cape Town offers affordable self catering
family Cottages and Cabanas located in a tranquil countryside suburb of
Cape Town and its attractions for a memorable holiday. Enjoy a colourful,
rural village ambience in Cape Townís best kept secret destination. We
are ideally situated for all the attractions of the Peninsula and the Cape
Overberg - Cape
Point Route and a popular stay over for guests of weddings at Monkey Valley.