To open the front gate, you receive a remote control that you can leave in your vehicle for the duration of your stay. The gate will close automatically afterwards or you can close it by pressing the button again.
To enable you to leave and enter the house and your room without a key, we have set up a facial recognition system. If you don’t want this, you can also use a key. Of course, we will delete your data when you move out.
To enter the grounds via the back gate you will need a PIN. Please ask us for the current one, as we change it regularly for security reasons.
Cape Peninsula Tour
Feel free to ask us about it. Depending on the season and the day of the week, there are various possibilities. You should definitely plan a whole day. Already on the way to the national park, there are various stops and in the park you can discover beautiful landscapes next to the actual Cape of Good Hope, various beaches and you can go for hikes along the water and inland between the two coasts. You will also want to make at least a few photo stops on the way back.
We are happy to book you a helicopter flight. The helicopter terminal is located at the north-western end of the Waterfront. There are different sightseeing flights on offer – along the Atlantic seaboard until Bakoven, to Hout Bay, to Noordhoek and back via Contantia, over Table Bay to Robben Island and once around the Cape Peninsula. You can either book as a private flight, only for your party or more cost-effective as a shared flight together with other passengers.
Feel free to contact us for information on the various hikes – whether on your own or guided. Some of my favourite hikes have been described on my blog.
We can especially recommend the Oranjezicht City Market, the Neighbourgoods Market in Woodstock or the Hout Bay Harbour Market right here.
We can especially recommend the Oranjezicht City Farm Market next to the V&A Waterfront, the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock or the Hout Bay Harbour Market right here. They take place primarily at weekends. In summer, the Oranjezicht City Farm Market is also open one evening a week.
You can take a tandem flight with spectacular views from Signal Hill in the right wind and weather conditions. Depending on the thermal you will land at Sea Point earlier or later and are driven back to your car park. Feel free to ask us about it, we are happy to book it for you.
On the beach in Noordhoek there are various providers who offer horseback riding for beginners to experienced riders.
A sunset cruise on a catamaran in Table Bay heading weather depending either towards Clifton or Blauwberg, passing Robben Island, enjoying the sunset with Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles in the background is a breathtaking experience. The boat is based at the pier in the V&A Waterfront, near the Red Clock Tower.
The inner city of Cape Town offers various historical buildings as well as the Company’s Garden, which the first settlers laid out here. In addition, there are various museums that show African art – from historical to contemporary. Particularly worth mentioning are the District Six Museum and the Zeitz Mocaa – not least because of its extraordinary architecture.
A visit to the former prison island Robben Island is also a possibility to spend half a day in an informative way. Feel free to contact us – there are pros and cons here.
The Waterfront with its various shops, restaurants, Ferris wheel and the African flair exuded by the various music groups is another attraction you probably won’t want to miss.
Of course, a visit to Table Mountain is a must. The views from the top give you a good overview of the entire city and are – by the way – simply magnificent. Alternatively, you can take the cableway or the more athletic can hike up one of the beautiful routes. Feel free to ask us about it. We have already tried several of them.
It is best to buy tickets for the cableway online in advance. There is also the option of buying fast track tickets for an additional charge. Otherwise, I would recommend the afternoon hours, especially in high season. The waiting times are usually much shorter then.
Those who shy away from the strenuous climb can take an easy 30-45 minute hike on top of Table Mountain to Maclear’s Beacon, the highest point. It takes you through an embrasure to the Back Table, where you can walk without any incline, except for a small climb at the end. You will also get a nice impression of the beautiful vegetation that prevails up there. On the way there you can stay in the interior and on the way back you can walk along the edge. Here you can take spectacular photos.
We will be happy to provide you with a hiking map.
How about a winetasting, e.g. at Constantia Glen, just behind Constantia Nek, with a dreamlike view? Or in Noordhoek at Cape Point Vineyard with a no less spectacular view?
Aircon/cooling and heating
Use the Mode button to select cooling or heating, the “temerature “Temp.”-button to select the desired temperature and the On/Off button to switch it on. Please note that it can take up to 5 minutes before the aircon becomes noticeably active in the room, as the air is first cooled or warmed to the appropriate temperature at the outdoor unit.
Our alarm system is quite extensive – not because we think it’s necessary, but because we want you to feel absolutely safe. From sunrise to sunset, our cameras are monitored by a security company. For example, we have infrared cameras and those that can recognise people with the help of artificial intelligence. If they detect anything suspicious in the dark, additional spotlights come on, the security guards can watch the suspicious persons and also inform them over the loudspeakers that they are being watched and should leave the premises as quickly as possible.
The electric fence is an additional barrier for potential burglars. It is on all the time. Please be careful here and do not touch it.
Via so-called curtain lines in the outdoor area there is another security line which we activate at night. Therefore, we ask you to stay in the garden after sunset only in the pool area or talk to us so that we deactivate these sensors.
In addition, you will find a panic button right next to your bed. If you press it, an armed security company will arrive in a few minutes.
Blanket and alternative pillows
In each room there is a hygienically wrapped washed blanket for additional use. In each bed you will find a medium soft and a medium firm pillow. If you need a softer pillow, please let us know. We have other alternative pillows in stock.
You can, if you wish, connect your music streaming app on your mobile phone to the Bose Revolve Bluetooth speaker located in your room.
Switch it on to do this. The flashing blue light indicates that Bluetooth is activated. If this is not the case, press the Bluetooth button for 3 seconds. Then switch on the Bluetooth function on the phone and pair the devices with each other.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 till 10:30. Kindly let us know if there are any allergies or food intolerances we should be aware of.
For breakfast and in the afternoon from 2pm to 4pm, we will be happy to provide you with delicious coffee from our La Marzocco coffee machine. Of course, we also have a selection of teas and hot chocolate. If you would like something hot to drink during the rest of the day, you will find a Nespresso machine and a small selection of coffee capsules in each suite, as well as a kettle, tea bags and hot chocolate. Please make sure that the capsules are inserted at a slight angle from the Nespresso machine’s locking system, then operation is easy.
Emergency/Escape routes/assembly point
Kindly note the following telephone numbers in a case of emergency:
Martina: 071 – 491 9872
Portia: 073 – 011 3413
Please note the following escape routes in a dangerous situation. Seen from inside, on the left side of our front gate you will find a green sign “Assembly Point”. Please assemble everyone there in an appropriate situation.
The Cape of Good Hope and Muizenberg suites have fireplaces, which we have installed for the colder seasons. We will be happy to heat them up for you if you want to be cosy and warm when you return from dinner. Please let us know in a timely manner and let us know when you expect to return.
If you need more and/or special hangers, please let us know and we will be happy to supply you with them.
In the Guest Lounge and in the kitchen you will find a range of drinks that you can take. Please enter the quantities in the lists provided so that we can settle the bill on departure.
For insect repellent, we have some products in stock for internal air and for spraying on the skin. Please let us know if you need them.
If necessary, we will wash and iron your clothes. You will find a laundry bag marked accordingly in the top drawer of your wardrobe as well as a price list. Please place the bag in your room so that it is clearly visible and we can take care of the laundry. We need 1-2 days for this.
We chose the Hout Bay location not least because of its proximity to a number of excellent restaurants here and in the surrounding area:
Uncomplicated, simple beach restaurant for a quick, tasty and easy meal.
Tapas Menu, Rim-Flow Kitchen, in the centre of Hout Bay
Chapman’s Peak Hotel Restaurant Link
Beautiful sun terrace on the side of the bay, just off Chapman’s Peak Drive, seafood and barbecue specials, simple and good.
Located in the upper valley of Hout Bay can be found the award-winning “best pizzeria in Africa”.
Quentin at Oakhurst Link
Located in the upper valley of Hout Bay in an old, richly decorated barn, Quentin serves delicious food. There is a set menu as well as delicious daily specials. In summer, you can also sit beautifully on the terrace under beautiful trees that provide a pleasant coolness.
Chef’s Warehouse @ Tintswalo Atlantic Link
Fine dining in an outstanding location right on the waterfront of Hout Bay for a special evening
La Colombe Link
If you’re looking for a culinary highlight, this is the place for you. Experimental, delicious cuisine for a special evening.
Cape Point Vineyard Link
Beautiful picnic with a gorgeous view over the beach of Noordhoek and the vineyards
Unpretentious Italian restaurant with a delicious seafood pasta
Chef’s Warehouse @ Beau Constantia Link
Fine dining with a beautiful view towards False Bay.
Gourmet kitchen (part of the La Colombe family) in contemporary design
Restaurant of the Alphen Boutique Hotel. Beautiful outdoor terrace in summer, open fire in winter.
Bar and tapas in the Alphen Hotel. A curated cocktail and food menu showcasing a love for Constantia.
Buitenverwachting – Beyond Restaurant Link
Fine dining with a view over the vineyards
Steenberg – Tryn Link
Fine dining, modern restaurant in an enchanting Cape Dutch house. Beautiful terrace for a relaxed lunch and dinner.
Steenberg – Bistro Sixteen82 Link
Modern restaurant, tapas-style cuisine, with a beautiful terrace by a large water basin for a relaxed lunch.
Camps Bay/ Clifton/Green Point/Sea Point/Mouille Point
Directly on the Camps Bay promenade, focus on seafood, but also barbecue specialities.
Chilly, cool rooftop bar with a small food menu, right on the Camps Bay promenade (>18)
La Belle Link
From breakfast to snacks to fillet steak, right on the Camps Bay promenade
Fresh Ingredients with Coastal Flavour (Seafood and fresh produce focused), directly on Camps Bay promenade
A contemporary seaside diner, right on the Camps Bay promenade
The focus is on dishes cooked over a charcoal oven, with inspirations from all over the world, right on the Camps Bay promenade.
The Bungalow Link
Located at the Glen Country Club in Clifton with beautiful views of the sea, Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles. Cocktails and Mediterranean cuisine – barefoot luxury at its best its best
The Nines Link
Rooftop restaurant & cocktail lounge on the top floor of Station House in Sea Point. Great view, nice ambience and large menu.
Modern menu showcasing fresh, locally sourced produce, located on the Moille Point promenade.es fresh and locally sourced produce.
Bobo’s Restaurant Link
Family-friendly menu and enjoy relaxed cuisine to suit every taste. From crunchy salads, steak and seafood to juicy hamburgers and deli-style sandwiches.
V & A Waterfront/City Center
Pier Restaurant Link
Gourmet cuisine, multiple awards. Belongs to the La Colombe family. An oasis in the middle of the bustling waterfront. Located on the top floor of the Pierhead Building, beautiful view over the harbour basin.
The Waterside Restaurant Link
Little brother of Pier Restaurant, located on the ground floor of the same building, has also won awards, highly recommended.
FYN Restaurant Link
Situated in the parliament district, offers delicious Japanese-African fusion kitchen.
The Pot Luck Club Link
Experimental and innovative cuisine with a special concept that presents dishes according to the four flavours, and delicious cocktails above the rooftops of Woodstock at the Old Biscuit Mill.
The Test Kitchen Fledgelings Link
“Successor restaurant” to the famous, multi-award-winning The Testkitchen, where today Luke Dale-Roberts and his head chef give young people who would otherwise not have had access to it the opportunity to learn cooking at this high level in practice.
I think it’s a great concept. Luke or his Head Chef are always present and the menu is half the price it used to be. It is located in the Old Biscuit Mill.
Close the safe door and enter a 4 to 6-digit code, then press the “Lock” button. To open, enter the selected code again.
Please note our restrictions on smoking. Smoking is prohibited in the rooms and throughout the house. It is permitted on the balconies and in the rear outdoor area as long as other guests are not inconvenienced by it. We ask for your consideration.
Please ask us for an ashtray if required.
Please note that there is a main switch in the suites at the balcony that turns off all the lights in the sleeping area. You are welcome to use the sockets to charge your devices, they will continue to work.
We are often asked how much tipping is appropriate for our staff. They are happy about any gratuity. As a guideline, we would say R50-100 per night per room.
If you like, you can give it to them directly or put it in the tip box we have in the office. We will then divide it fairly among everyone once a month.
Towels and bed linen
We strive to be sustainable in our use of water and electricity. Of course, we will wash your bed linen and towels every 3 days if you do not make any changes. Just put your towels to be washed on the floor and give us a short message regarding your bed linen.
With us you have access to the following German HD-channels:
• 1 – Das Erste
• 2 – ZDF
• 5 – Deutsche Welle
• 6 – Infokanal
• 7 – N-TV
• 8 – RTL
• 10 – SAT1
• 11 – PRO7
• 16 – VOX
The following channels are available in English / Dutch or French:
• 53 – Deutsche Welle / engl.
• 54 – BVN / dutch
• 55 – Africanews /engl.
• 56 – 18 France 24 / engl.
• 59 – CGTN / engl.
• 60 – CGTN Documentary / engl.
• 61 – TRT World / engl.
• 62 – 08 France 24 / fr.
• 63 – TV5 Monde Afrique / fr.
• 64 – TV5 Monde Style / fr.
• 65 – Tivi 5 Monde /fr.
• 66 – CGTN / fr.
• 67 – TV Congo / fr.
Switch on the TV using the Samsung remote control and select HDMI 1 using the “Source” button with the right/left arrow keys and confirm with the button in the middle of the 4 arrow keys. With the other remote control, which also has to be switched on, you can switch through the channels offered with the “up/down arrow keys”.
You can also access their programmes via your own Netflix account. There is a separate button on the remote control for this purpose.
In order to do justice to our claim to sustainability, we would like to ask you to switch off the underfloor heating and the towel radiator in the bathroom after use.
Water filtration system
We mainly use filtered and treated rainwater in the house. In addition, the water from the washbasins and the shower is recycled to be used as “grey water” for flushing the toilets and irrigating the garden. In order not to affect the bioreactor used for this purpose, among others, we ask you to make sure that children do not urinate in the shower either.
Names: Vyn GH Guests for the internal areas and Outdoor WiFi for the pool area.
Password for both WiFis: Welcome@Vyn2023