Area

Where is it…

The western coast, south of Cape Town is a series of bays cascading south down the Atlantic coast from the City Bowl, starting from Green Point (near the iconic Waterfront) and running through Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno, and Hout Bay. At the end of Hout Bay is the magnificent Chapman’s peak with a world-famous road snaking round it, providing some of the most spectacular coastal views you could imagine. As you turn the final bend, you see the largest, and most unspoilt bay of them all: Noordhoek.


Noordhoek Beach…

Noordhoek Beach is over 8km long and is the longest beach in South Africa. At one end it is defined by Chapman’s peak plunging into the sea (a popular area for surfers), and at the other, the Kommetjie lighthouse. The beachfront is backed by National park-protected wetlands that shelter it from the urban sprawl which characterizes other coastal areas. The beach is West facing so every evening offers a spectacular sunset.


The Village…

Noordhoek village is an idyllic location with a country feel arranged around an attractive common used for picnicking, dog walking and grazing local horses. Situated in the heart of the Cape Point Route, it is an excellent base to explore Cape Town and surrounds. The area is fortunate with many stunning beaches, beautiful nature reserves, excellent restaurants, and famous golf-courses very nearby.


The Garden…

Noordhoek farm village is a trendy complex of traditional white, thatched, Cape Dutch homes converted into a wonderful selection of restaurants, cafe’s, a large deli, art and gift shops, a health and beauty centre and information centre, all centred around a green lawn with bandstand. Noordhoek Farm Village is a great place for morning coffee, lunch and dinner and it renown for offering great food and a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere.

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 Simons Town, mountain biking, camel rides at Imhoff Farm which also has a deli and a cheese dairy, scooter and motor bike rentals, yoga centres, 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.

The house is a 15 minute drive from the famous Boulders Beach with their resident penguins. From there, continue on to the Cape Point Nature Reserve where you can see the Atlantic and Indian Oceans converge in dramatic scenery. Alternatively, follow the coastal road through the historic naval port of Simon’s Town, quirky St James, bohemian Kalk Bay and up-and-coming Muizenberg. All of the coastal villages surrounding Noordhoek have their own unique identity, restaurants and beaches. The area is full of character, diversity and natural beauty which makes it a treasure-trove to explore. There are 18 beautiful beaches to choose from in the immediate vicinity. If you tire of the coast, there is so much more! Noordhoek is 15km away from the famous Constantia wine route, offering great wines and restaurants. 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 less than 30 minutes from the house.


The Climate…

The climate is Mediterranean. In the summer months (Nov-Mar) it is sunny, warm and generally dry with temperatures averaging around 20-35 degrees. Winter is known as the secret season in the Cape. Temperatures cool considerably (especially at night), with a greater chance of rain and storms. However, during the day, winter temperatures can easily rise to 20-25 degrees with blue skies and emerald green landscapes, giving Cape winters a better climate than UK summers! Spring and autumn are wonderful times for a visit, though always bring a warm top for the evenings. From Sep – Nov it’s Whale season, and chances of seeing the beautiful Southern Right Whales on your doorstep are very high.

World class shopping is only a few minutes drive with all amenities including banks, groceries (Woolworths, Pick and Pay) pharmacy, many clothing and art shops and a cinema. Beside the mall is a medical complex that provides a doctor, dentist and physiotherapist among others. A private hospital is less than twenty minutes away. On your doorstep is Noordhoek farm village, a delightful complex of restaurants, deli and shops in the heart of the village.