Beach house on the Ocean.Bright & spacious open plan. Laze on the sun loungers, watch Dolphins &Whales play in the bay. Restaurants two minute stroll, along the beach in a stunning Marina complex and shops a short distance to the nearby village. Self catering with a view of False Bay and the magical Cape point,where the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans meet and the iconic lighthouse beckons.Sleeps six people.In a controlled access estate.
A romantic seaside getaway.The light filled open plan living space sets the scene onto an enchanting setting on the waterfront, with the magnificent Indian Ocean at your feet and seductive False Bay stretching as far as the eye can see.The Cape of Good Hope and the meeting of the Indian and Atlantic ocean, in the distance with the iconic Cape Point Lighthouse.The house, a beautiful space in this magical spot has uninterrupted views,from the
open plan kitchen,the oversized sofas, the dining area,bedroom and the daybed.There are two enchanting en suite bedrooms,one cleverly set in the house on the top level,with full open views of the ocean and a sliding shutter door for privacy.The second bedroom,is located downstairs, with a kingsize bed, but can be arranged with linen as two singles, if preferred.It is also well appointed,with its en suite bathroom and has its own private entrance ,with wall to wall glass folding doors,as well as an electric roller shutter for security.Please note that this bedroom,being downstairs does not have sea views and looks out at the back of the house. A Daybed in the living area ,upstairs,allows further sleeping arrangements for two more people and also has fabulous views of the ocean.Located on the beach in beautiful Gordon's Bay,Capetown.Please note that even though for most of the year ,the area is quiet,in the summer and especially over holiday periods,being on the beach and a popular holiday destination,it can become very busy with holiday makers.Please note also that the Daybed,which sleeps two people,is arranged as two single beds and is situated in the open plan space of the living area.
Please scroll down for suggestions on places to eat and things to see and do.
-Beachfront Heaven is a self catering beachfront freestanding house that can sleep up to 6 in two bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, as well as sleeping arrangements for two more on the Daybed in the living area, designed with a pull out underbed. Children are allowed.
-Strictly a NO SMOKING house.
-Cleaning at the end of the stay,is included in the rates.The house is not serviced,but an additional
cleaning service can be provided,by arrangement,at an extra cost
-Split air conditioning/heating
only in the open plan,living area and main bedroom.The lower bedroom is equipped with a fan.
-Parties and Events are not strictly not permitted.
-Please note that ELECTRICITY is PREPAID and for the guest's account
The property manager, Brian can purchase the amount of units you require in advance or
Electricity can also be bought at any supermarket,or online,using the meter number.
There is a meter in the house for monitoring the electricity units.The amount of electricity you require is dépendant on your usage and can be viewed on a continuous basis on the electricity meter.Any unused units will be refunded to you and topping up, should you require more is easy to do.
-There is a hairdryer in each bathroom
-Washing machine and Tumble dryer in the garage for use,but on request only
and for use only during working hours.
Please note that the garage is not included in the rental of the house.
Soap powder and softener are not provided
Children are strictly prohibited in the garage for their own safety.
Amenity installations for the house in the garage are not to be tampered with in any way.
-Amenities include unlimited WiFi,a Filter/Expresso Coffee Machine for use with ground coffee, Toaster, Kettle, Iron, TV with DSTV compact plus package,a Weber charcoal kettle BBQ ,for use only with charcoal.
Also a Wood BBQ/ Braai only for use on the beach area.Not permitted on the terrace.( note that charcoal and wood are not supplied)
- A beach umbrella and a small pop up beach sun protector are provided.
- 6 wood/aluminum folding chairs and a folding table for the terrace are stored in a cupboard
Filtered water on tap
Fully equipped with Glasses, Crockery, Cutlery,Pots,Pans and Cooking Utensils.
-Linen, duvet inners, pillows, blankets,towels,bath mats,beach towels.Liquid soap,shampoo, conditioner, a loo roll and a hairdryer in each bathroom are provided
-A starter amount of oil and balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper mills,fine salt and pepper shakers,
A starter amount of coffee sachets,tea bags and sugar for that first cup,but you will need to purchase
your own after that as well as any ground coffee for the coffee machine.
-Dishwashing liquid,dishwasher tablets,
washing up cloth, dish drying cloths are provided.
-The property is in gated complex with controlled vehicle acces,which is connected to an armed response and medical emergency unit.Although security is good,the fact that it is on the beach,means access is possible via the beach route,so please be aware of this.The house does however itself,have top notch security,with electric roller shutters,which offer exceptional safety and security as well as one trellis door.The house itself,in addition to the estate,has an alarm system and is also connected to armed response,with a medical emergency response unit.A remote panic button is also provided.
-Parking in the driveway of the house.Please park on the right hand side of the driveway.
- Check out 10.00 am
- Check in After 3.00 pm Flexible
-Please note that should there be no guests checking out on the day that you check in ,it is possible
to give you an earlier Check In.
The house has to be cleaned and prepared for incoming guests,
so a later check out is also possible,should there be no incoming guests on the same day you check out.
Gordon's Bay is easily accessible from the N2 and approx half an hour from the airport and approx three quarters of an hour from Capetown city centre,depending on traffic.Gordon's Bay Centre is approx 1.5 kms from the house.A wealth of cultural sites, villages,scenic routes, activities etc are all very accessible from Gordon's Bay in the beautiful Western Cape.Golf,Fishing,Deepsea Fishing,Boat and Bicycle hire,Horse riding,Bird Watching,Mountain Climbing and Deepsea Diving are all available.The Western Cape has a wealth of attractions including its famous Wine Routes and wine tasting,Architectural heritage,steeped in Cape Dutch history makes for fascinating viewing,Whale watching and for the brave,a shark cage experience within 100 kms of GB,among a host of other attractions and activities
PLACES, ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN AND AROUND GORDONS BAY and the HELDERBERG
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Where to eat in Gordon's Bay
"No matter what your taste, Gordons Bay will have a restaurant that suits you, from Fine Dining to Italian, Chinese, Seafood, Burgers and Tappas. Most of the restaurants are somewhere close to the ocean and the favourite eating spots are in the Old Harbour, along the main beach front and Harbour Island where you will find various restaurants overlooking the luxurious yachts moored in the marina."
The best “Fish & Chips” spots are Ooskus Fisheries, The Tavern, Trawlers, Berties Mooring and Ocean Basket"
Harbour Island is the magnificent Marina Complex at the end of the beach......less than a five minute stroll from the house.
Krystal Beach hotel has a variety of restaurants,at Harbour Island
Tel + +27 21 840 7500
Antonios on the boardwalk at Harbour Island
Pub and does pizzas and a range of food
Tel +27 21 856 3361
Berties Mooring on the boardwalk overlooking the water in Harbour Island
Pub with Seafood and meat dishes
Tel +27 21 856 1625
Ocean Basket at the end of the boardwalk in Harbour Island
specializes in seafood including sushi
Tel +27 21 856 0328
In the old Harbour in Gordons Bay....... place to go for seafood
Tel +27 21 856 4457
Ooskus Fisheries do the best seafood takeaways and you can find their menu,which I left in the drawer of the consul table at the top of the staircase
Tel +27 21 856 1625
Trawlers on the beach road,do delicious seafood takeaways and have a fantastic terrace,across from the beach ,where you can sit and eat.Remember to take your own bottle of wine,as although they do takeaways there is no alchohol license.Famous for their grilled fresh fish or whatever seafood takes your fancy.
Ultimate guide to whale watching in Cape Town
"Amazing. Isn’t nature just great"
Types of whales you’re likely to spot in South Africa
The southern right whale, humpback whale and the Bryde’s whale are the most commonly sighted on South Africa’s Western Cape coast.
Best places for whale watching in Cape Town
Well, clearly the Atlantic Seaboard is getting its fair share of sightings, but according to the official Cape Town Tourism website, these are the places to be.
False Bay: If you don’t feel like travelling far, there are a few great whale-watching spots near the city of Cape Town. Opt for the higher vantage points along the False Bay coastline such as Cape Point, Boyes Drive between St James and Kalk Bay, and Clarence Drive between Gordon’s Bay and Rooi Els.
Hermanus: Rated as one of the top 12 whale-watching locations in the world by the World Wildlife Fund, Hermanus offers some fine land-based viewing opportunities because the whales often come within metres of the shoreline.
Cape Agulhus: Up to 50 pairs of southern right cows and calves have been known to frolic in the ocean near the southernmost tip of Africa. The Whale Trail, a five-day hike along the cliffs, dunes, and beaches, gives you a wonderful opportunity to view these mighty mammals and their offspring.
Best time for whale watching
Along the Cape south coast, June to November is a good time, although some will already be as far north as KwaZulu-Natal. Peak calving season is July and August, but whales can be seen through September and October."
Stony Point Penguin Colony | Betty’s Bay
"Stony Point Penguin ColonyStony Point Penguin Colony is one of only two mainland colonies of African Penguin and is reached by the most beautiful coastal route called Clarence Drive. The mountains hug the coast line and photographic opportunities abound.
A fence has been erected around the penguin colony to keep local leopard and other predators at bay.
Bank Cormorant also breed here, alongside the more common Crowned, Cape and White-breasted Cormorants.
Directions: From Cape Town, take the N2 to Somerset West. Turn right onto the R44 and follow to Betty’s Bay. To reach Stony Point, take the sign posted right turn towards the coast, just before you enter Betty’s Bay."
Shark Cage Diving at Kleinbaai near Gansbaai
"Shark Diving Unlimited based in Gansbaai, is a fully licenced shark cage diving operator run by Mike Rutzen. This shark diving operation is run to the highest standard possible.
Shark Diving Unlimited has attracted a host of celebrities like Brad Pitt, Matt Daemon, Prince Harry and lots more to share in this adrenalin driven activity.
Shark Diving Unlimited is internationally renowned for its exceptional success rate. Seasoned experts all guarantee that your experience will be jam-packed with excitement like you have never experienced before.
You do not need to be a qualified diver to enter the cage as we use a simple breath hold technique. Children as young as 12 can get into the cage and special certificates are printed for every child that joins us for a Great White Shark Cage diving trip.
Shark Diving Unlimited has a videographer who will make a movie of your trip that is available immediately after your return to the Crew House. This Movie will also be accompanied by one of our world-class documentaries “Sharks – Man Eaters or Misunderstood” that aired on the BBC, and was made in conjunction with Blue Planet Aquarium and the Editor of the England Dive Magazine.
After the trip, traditional home made vegetable soup, home baked scones, muffins and homemade bread is served. There will be a screening of your daytrip movie and one of five of our documentaries.
Launch times are confirmed well in advance and alternative arrangements are made in case of bad weather. Despite our 99.99% success rate, these are wild animals and sightings cannot be guaranteed. However in the unlikely event that we don’t find sharks we will offer you a free trip!
For more information contact:
Tel: +27 (0) 28 384 2787: Mobile: +27 (0) 82 441 4555: Their Website or E-mail
Address: 1 Swart Street, Kleinbaai
Directions. From Gansbaai, take Main Road off the R43 towards Kleinbaai. Swart Street is off Main Road."
Visitor Activities at the Cheetah Outreach | Somerset West
Adult Cheetah Encounters
Cheetah Cub Encounters
Bat-eared Fox Encounters
Cheetah Outreach at 021 851 6850
Guided Sea Kayak Day Trips | Gordon’s Bay
"Black Pearl Adventures offers Guided Sea Kayak Day Trips & Multi-Day Tours along the South-Western Cape CoastJoin a 2 hour guided trip leaving from the corner beach in Gordon’s Bay and following the coastline towards the Steenbras river mouth. Abundant seabird life and occasional encounters with seals and dolphins add to the enjoyment of the experience.
Subject to calm seas and light wind conditions
No previous experience required
Kaskazi double seated kayaks
Safety gear provided
Minimum 2 persons
Cell: +27 82 852 4292"
HELDERBERG LOCAL MARKETS
The Helderberg Area is well known for it’s Art and Craft Markets. The quality of goods to be found at these are outstanding and you will be blown away by the talent of these exhibitors.
The most famous markets in the area are:
Country Craft Market
"The Country Craft Market at Southey’s Vines has been around since 1983, situated in Somerset West. After all this time, crafters are still lining up to get a spot at the market to display their wares for everyone to see. There is always a merry and exciting atmosphere around and this in turn, means a good day out with friends or with the whole family."
For more information contact: 021 852 6608 or 021 843 3287
"Lourensford Market situated on the stunningly scenic and historic Lourensford Wine Estate, we didn’t have to add much to appeal to all the senses. When visiting, you are spoiled with sprawling lawns, majestic trees and newly landscaped, award-winning gardens with an interactive fountain. A rare and special space to soak up all of nature’s beauty!
Be it to escape city life, or to experience something slightly off the winelands beaten track, the Helderberg Basin has become the trendiest new stop. And one of the favourite destinations within our spectacular mountain fringed valley is the Lourensford Market.
Add to that our vibrant market, boasting with more than 70 permanent stalls, as well as a number of pop-ups to ensure an interesting mix. Housed in a permanent u-shaped structure with both a modern and rustic feel – it is unlike any other market space around. Quality products are our first priority and when strolling from vendor to vendor, you will find everything from delectable food, uniquely handmade wares and original art, to organic, locally sourced, artisanal produce. The Estate’s superb wine collection alongside ABRU craft beer, complement the inevitable festive atmosphere"
For more information contact: 072 284 1654
The Market Shed
"At The Market Shed you can enjoy the fresh and vibrant flavours of home-grown goods when you visit The Market Shed in Strand.
The distinct farm vibe is helped along by the gorgeous views of the mountain range and the crisp air of a glorious morning in the Western Cape. There is a large area outside, where the market is held on sunny days. But, when the weather doesn’t cooperate, it is moved inside so that, no matter the conditions, the market is always on."
For more information contact: 0781455626 or
Helderberg Wine Routes, Brandy Routes & Local Breweries Local Information
The Helderberg Wine Route
"The Helderberg Wine Route has in recent years been established as a fully fledged Wined Route and all Wine Producing Farms and Estates in the area proudly participate in the annual Taste the Helderberg Wine Fesitval. This colourful wine route covers the Somerset West area as well as the farms on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain adjacent to the R44 side up to Eikendal and Longridge.
The Helderberg Mountains make their presence felt on all of the wine estates on this route.The scenery and the terroirs are very similar to those found in the Stellenbosch area and some of South Africa’s best known and oldest estates can be found here. The early settlers in Cape Town in the 17th century quickly discovered that this area, with the towering mountains and fertile valleys, was ideal for growing top quality grapes."
The Brandy Route | Western Cape
"Within an hour’s drive of the Mother City some of the world’s best award winning brandies wait to be discovered
The Western Cape Brandy Route MapFind out what modern day brandy makers have to offer, following time honoured traditional techniques with a new twist. Many of these masters can trace their roots in wine and brandy making to the last century.
Not only is the Western Cape Brandy Route interesting for the brandy lover, many of the distilleries offer grappa and wine as well. Most of the distilleries are clustered around the beautiful towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, and Wellington, as well as Grabouw."
A world-class estate
"Vergelegen – no ordinary Estate.Founded on 1 February 1700, Vergelegen (meaning "situated far away"), has been under the ownership of some of the world's great explorers and visionaries, each of whom, in their own way, have helped shape Vergelegen to what it is today: a world-class Estate.With its world renowned handcrafted wines, its history spanning over 300 years, heritage, exquisite gardens and refined cuisine, it comes as no surprise that Vergelegen continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience. For this reason, the Estate has borne witness to many visits of heads of state and celebrities from all over the world.Think of Vergelegen to spend quality time on your own, with your family and friends or business associates - wine tasting centre and cellar tours, Camphors at Vergelegen Signature Restaurant, Stables at Vergelegen Bistro Restaurant and the Picnic, are only a few of a myriad of enjoyable activities at Vergelegen
We invite you to experience the world of Vergelegen first-hand"
Tel +27 21 847 2100
"A LABYRINTH OF LITERATURE"
Bikini Beach Books
"The huge cursive sign, Bikini Beach Books so reminiscent of 1950’s America suggests shelves packed with bodice rippers, Westerns, light reading and magazines, but nothing prepares you for what lies beyond those open doorways.
Stepping over the threshold is like slipping into another world where your senses are soothed by soft, haunting music and a sea of books piled on tables, shelves and the floor. Immediately you begin perusing, and before you know it, you find yourself in a narrow passage where book stacks cling precariously to the walls leading you into a labyrinth of literature, poetry, fact and fiction; the range is impressive."
41 Beach Road ,GORDON'S BAY
BIRD WATCHING IN THE HELDERBERG
"The Helderberg is one of the world’s greatest biodiversity hot spots and is home to a remarkable variety of bird spices. The Helderberg is an fantastic destination for enthusiastic birders. The Helderberg area has a wide diversity of birding habitats including the unique Fynbos, and wetlands. Popular birds include Lesser collared Sunbird, Malachite Sunbird, Spotted Eagle Owl, Yellow Billed Duck and many more..
For birders who manage to schedule their bird watching tours, birding in the Helderberg is spectacular at the end of August. The best birding months are September, October and November."
Bird Watching Spots in Helderberg
The Helderberg Nature Reserve is a well known birding spot in Somerset West.
Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary
"Situated in Strand, the Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary offers bird watchers, and wildlife photographers the opportunity of viewing many birds in their natural environment. The sanctuary is natural wetland and has conservation status as it is part of the Lourens River Protected Natural Environment. "
Birding at Sir Lowry’s Pass
Sir Lowry's Pass birding habitat
Sir Lowry’s Pass birding spot is on the N2 This scenic pass crosses the Hottentots Holland Range
Crystal Pools Hiking Trail & Steenbras River Gorge
"Steenbras River Gorge (Crystal Pools) from showme.co.za
Crystal Pools is a very popular and fairly easy hike to a series of mountain pools in a beautiful Valley known as the Steenbras River Gorge, but it officially forms part of the Steenbras Nature Reserve, and the hike follows the Palmiet River up the gorge."
Canopy Tour at Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
"Cape Canopy Tour and Cape Nature offer a fully guided adventure activity for nature enthusiasts in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Site."
Where: Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, R321, Elgin
For more information contact: 021 3000 501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eagle Encounters at Spier Wine Farm
"Get up close and personal with birds of prey, and find out how these magnificent animals keep the Spier farm healthy and balanced.
Eagle Encounters receives and rehabilitates birds of prey that have been injured, poisoned, abused or hand-reared. When they are fit, healthy and able to hunt and breed again they are released into the wild. Only hand-reared birds are kept for education purposes."
Visiting Eagle Encounters
Where: R310, Stellenbosch
Contact: +27 (021) 858 1826 or email email@example.com
Guided Walks at Waterkloof and Horse Riding at Waterkloof
"Waterkloof is a World Wildlife Federation Biodiversity and Wine Initiative Champion, and invites you for a full circuit walk of the wine estate to explore its natural beauty. A two-hour guided walk will lead you through one of the world’s foremost biodiversity hotspots. We are nestled between indigenous flora and fauna on the majestic slopes of the Schapenberg. Lunch or dinner will be served in two courses, with spectacular vistas in a food and wine lover’s paradise"
Contact: (021) 858 1292
МЕСТО МЕСТО МЕСТО !!!!! Этот дом - удовольствие, которое нельзя победить. Это безупречно, аккуратно, просторно и намного лучше, чем на фотографиях. Мари, нам очень понравилось наше пребывание. Спасибо за то, что вы такой теплый, заботливый, вдумчивый и щедрый. Вы просто были идеальным хозяином. Я определенно рекомендую этот дом другим, и я бы забронировать, чтобы остаться здесь снова без колебаний.Portia Jane2019-02-08T00:00:00Z
Мари была настоящим удовольствием как хозяин. Она была очень общительной и старалась изо всех сил, чтобы сделать наше пребывание удивительным. Мы обязательно вернемся! Пляж перед домом и великолепный вид, вы не будете разочарованы.Christo2019-02-03T00:00:00Z
Какой замечательный отдых !! Вид, с которым вас встретят после достижения вершины лестницы, идеален! Мы не могли бы попросить лучшего места и проводили много часов в день, просто отдыхая в гостиной и наслаждаясь видами и звуком волн. В отеле есть все удобства, которые мы могли бы попросить, и чувствовали себя достаточно уютно для нескольких гостей, а также достаточно просторно для большой группы. Я не чувствовал, что ничего не хватает, и место чувствует себя хорошо продуманным и обставленным с хорошей спецификацией. Мари была так внимательна с того момента, как мы прибыли, и до того, как мы уехали. Я настоятельно рекомендую остановиться в этом отеле!Graeme2018-12-27T00:00:00Z
Красивая обстановка !!Maryke2018-12-19T00:00:00Z
Расположение отличное. Не пытайтесь! Хозяин очень заботится о вашем отдыхе! Желает вам хорошо провести время. занимает время и делает все возможное, чтобы сделать это место еще лучше. Дом хорошо украшен, хорошо меблирован. не мало, как кто-то построит дом, чтобы жить для себя. Место было близко к нескольким ресторанам. Сам город достаточно мал, чтобы легко передвигаться. Я думаю, что если вы хотите спокойного отдыха, отправляйтесь в это место на 4-5 дней, купите свой продуктовый магазин в Woolsworths и ничего не делайте, оставайтесь дома !!Prasanna2018-11-30T00:00:00Z
Этот дом просто потрясающий. Это прямо на воде, настоящий разрыв с внешним миром. Мари была очень полезна с точки зрения бронирования и указаний и всех наших вопросов. Брайан и Мартин также были под рукой, когда они были нужны. имеет только лучшее из всего, и мнения будут очень трудно превзойти. Я определенно остановлюсь здесь снова, если я хочу просто уйти от всего этого. Это был идеальный отдых для моей душиTessa2018-11-27T00:00:00Z
Великолепные виды в стильном доме, хорошо подходят для небольших и больших групп. Пешком до ресторанов и торгового центра. Потрясающее общение с хоста и полезное управление сайтом.Kelly2018-11-19T00:00:00Z
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