Noordhoek is one of Cape Town’s best kept secrets – set in the foothills of Table Mountain, below the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. Noordhoek Beach Villa is a short walk from 6 kms of pristine beach which is popular for surfing, walking, kite-surfing and horse riding. The beach is West facing so every evening offers a spectacular sunset best watched from the upstairs lounge and large deck which offers panoramic views of the beach, mountain and valley.
Restaurants and Shopping
A short walk from the house (400 m) takes you to The Red Herring Trading Centre www.theredherring.co.za , a complex with various quaint shops tucked between the indigenous Milkwood trees, where you will find:
A few minutes drive away the Noordhoek Farm Village www.thefarmvillage.co.za is remounted for offering a relaxed family friendly atmosphere. The village is an increasingly trendy complex of traditional white Cape Dutch style homes which thatched roofs which are converted into a wonderful selection of restaurants, cafe’s, deli, wine cellars, art and gift shops, health and beauty centre and information centre, all centred around a green lawn with bandstand.
The Noordhoek Farm Village is a great place for morning coffee, lunch and dinner:
Jakes On The Common nestles at the foot of Chapman's Peak Drive overlooking our Common, a lovely spot not only for the horses.
The restaurant is stylishly decorated with comfortable furnishings and plenty of detail and a outdoor spots.
Cape Point Vineyards www.cpv.co.za is an Award Winning Wine Estate with a restaurant, a great picnic spot and offers a weekly food market. Enjoy lovely sea and mountain views!
Longbeach shopping mall is a 5 minute drive away and has everything you need – banks with foreign exchange facilities, grocery stores, restaurants, clothing retailers, video store, surf shop and more.
Monkey Valley Resort offers an African continental feel for an afternoon drink on the deck overlooking Noordhoek beach.
Major Tourist Attractions
Noordhoek is surrounded by the Table Mountain National Park and situated close to all the main attractions and beauty spots in Cape Town. Noordhoek is 15km away from the famous Constantia Wine Route, offering great wines and restaurants such as the spectacular Constantia Uitsig, Buitenverwachting, and the world renowned Klein Constantia. All of the great wine routes of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl are easily accessible.
Noordhoek Beach Villa is also just a 15 minute drive from the famous Boulders Beach with their resident penguins, en route to the Cape Point Nature Reserve where you can see the Atlantic and Indian Oceans converge in dramatic scenery. Follow the coast road through the historic naval port of Simon’s Town, St James, the quaint fishermen’s village of Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. All of the costal villages surrounding Noordhoek have their own unique character, restaurants and beaches. The area is full of character, diversity and natural beauty which makes the area a wonderful place to explore. There are 18 beautiful beaches to choose from in the direct area.
Hout Bay – made famous for the ease of whale watching is a short drive away over the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive which takes you on to Llandudno, Camps Bay and the very trendy Clifton beaches. Cape Town city centre, Table Mountain and The V&A Waterfront in the heart of a working harbour where you can take the boat trip to Robben Island are all around 27 km from the house, and make an easy day trip.
|Cape Town International Airport||43km|
|Cape Point nature reserve||28km|
|Boulders Beach penguins||13km|
|Table Mountain cableway||31km|
|Cape Town city centre||31km|
|Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens||27km|
Activities in the area
For golf lovers, Noordhoek Beach Villa is close to the pristine Steenberg golf estate, Westlake golf estate, and Clovelly golf estate which are some of the best golf clubs in the Cape. Enjoy beautiful hiking trails, easy nature walks or a picnic at the dam at Silvermine Nature Reserve. There is horse riding on Noordhoek beach, sea kayaking in Simon’s Town, mountain biking, camel rides at Imhoff Farm which also has a deli, an organic farmstall, and a cheese dairy, scooter and motor bike rentals, yoga centre, fishing – deep sea and land based, sand boarding, township tours, surfing at one of the many beautiful surf sports on the east and west coast, health and beauty spa’s, snake park, arts and crafts – pottery lessons and much more….
Warning – when you are staying at Noordhoek Beach Villa you will be torn between the many attractions and activities the area has to offer and the peace, beauty and tranquility of the house with its views, decks and pool.