Cape Point Villa and Cottage is one of Cape Town’s environmental and historic treasures. The villa, with its commanding and uninterrupted view of False Bay and with the mountainside as a dramatic backdrop, is a national monument which has been lovingly restored by its current owners. The stone cottage is a charming hideaway, tucked into the wooded ravine, carved by the mountain stream that provides the establishment with pure mountain water, for this sparkling diamond is completely off the grid.
There are few places like this in the Cape Peninsula. It is only an hour from the centre of Cape Town, but when visitors step out of their car and make their way up the winding path to the cottage and villa they are transported to another time and another place where nature untrammeled envelops you and where fascinating histories echo in every nook and cranny of a venerable establishment that provides all the modern comforts without crowding out an idyllic and unusual past.