The Lookout

The Lookout

15 Erica Road Murdock Valley South, Simon's Town 7975 South Africa
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The Lookout Guest House in Simon's Town - pool, patio and views
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#1 of 4 villas in Simon's Town
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The Lookout in Simon’s Town, is a beautiful, contemporary guesthouse situated a few paces from the False Bay shoreline, offering uninterrupted views of the ocean and the Hottentots Holland Mountains. We look forward to welcoming you to stay in one of our four, immaculately appointed, guest suites which overlook the sparkling pool and the sea. Situated just outside historic Simon’s Town, we are a short stroll away from Fisherman’s Beach, with the penguins on Boulder’s Beach being a little further down the road. It’s a 10-15 minute drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and the world famous Cape Point and well under an hour from the oldest wine producing region in the southern hemisphere, with the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town beyond. The Lookout (formerly The Flagship) offers luxury guesthouse accommodation with spectacular sea views and is the perfect base from which to explore the southern peninsula and the Cape Town surrounds.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Canoeing offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Snack bar
Sun terrace
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Bath / shower
Seating area
Laptop safe
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, German

Location

15 Erica Road Murdock Valley South, Simon's Town 7975 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 39 out of 100
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Fernwehgirl wrote a review Mar 2020
Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in November for 4 days in "the Lookout". We had such a wonderful time, the room was spacious, clean and light. In front of the room were two lounge chairs, in a windless corner which allowed us to sit outside despite the strong wind.
The breakfast was brought to the room the day before. It allowed us to leave early in the morning for our trips.
Claire and Collin were perfect hosts, we enjoyed every minute in the Lookout.
They gave us very good restaurant recommodations and booked tables for us in advance.
We will come back for sure on our next visite to the Cape.
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Date of stay: November 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from TheLookoutSimonsTown, Owner at The Lookout
Responded 04 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and even more delighted that you would like to return next time you visit the Cape. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Lookout. Claire
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Andy135 wrote a review Mar 2020
Plaxtol, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here 17th -24th February before moving on to stay with family on the other side of the Cape. We we made very welcome and our accommodation was exactly as described - and beautifully clean. For the first couple of days we were the only guests so had the gardens and pool to ourselves which was great bonus. Breakfast was good and as we were staying more than a couple of nights we were given the option of breakfasting in Simon's Town which was very enjoyable. We certainly recommend The Lookout
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from TheLookoutSimonsTown, Owner at The Lookout
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your review, Andy. We are delighted that you both enjoyed your stay at The Lookout and also hope that the time you spent with family afterwards was equally enjoyable. Many thanks for the recommendation. Claire
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Olda wrote a review Jan 2020
Nashville, Tennessee
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The whole experience was great! the host was very friendly , warm welcome, even got us a chocolate and wine as a warm gesture for our anniversary. It was safe, clean, relaxing the views oh my the views especially the sunrise was amazing each time.

My husband and I enjoyed our stay and we would definitely go back. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All the rooms are great!
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Response from TheLookoutSimonsTown, Owner at The Lookout
Responded 04 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure to host you and we are delighted that you decided to celebrate your anniversary at The Lookout. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your special time with us. Claire
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John H wrote a review Jan 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for three nights. Wonderful views and very comfortable accomodation with very friendly host.
We really enjoyed visiting the Southern cape and Simonstown felt safe with good beaches and restaurants
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from TheLookoutSimonsTown, Owner at The Lookout
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review, John. Colin and I are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at The Lookout and that you felt safe and comfortable here. We hope that the remainder of your holiday was equally enjoyable. Claire
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margeland@man.com wrote a review Apr 2020
Southport, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is with delight I write this review, our stay at the lookout was memorable, in that the accommodation was exceptional , the location magnificent and the hosts were wonderful. Warm and caring , honest and accommodating . We just dodged the Covid mayhem
But we will return xxxxxx
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from TheLookoutSimonsTown, Owner at The Lookout
Responded 08 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review, Margaret! It is heart warming to receive this when we are in the middle of our Coronavirus lockdown and have no idea when we will be able to welcome guests back to The Lookout. We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy your holiday before all our worlds were turned upside down. We wish you and George all the very best during these trying times and really hope that we might see you both at some stage in the future. Stay safe and healthy. Claire and Colin Xxx
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DCFoodLoverFromDE wrote a review Feb 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Claire and Colin are both amazing hosts, we could not have asked for a better stay in Simons Town! The bedroom and accommodations are lovely. The views, breakfast and location are all sublime. Claire and Colin go out of their way to make you feel welcome and at home. They both stayed up until we arrived from the airport at 23:30 to welcome us and show us around. Can’t recommend highly enough!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from TheLookoutSimonsTown, Owner at The Lookout
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was such a pleasure to host you both and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Come back any time! Claire and Colin
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Anthony A wrote a review Jan 2020
Eastleigh
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent venue to enable tourists easy access to all the main attractions of Cape Town area.Boulder Beach , Cape Point, Vinyards, Chapmans Peak, Waterfront , Robben Island etc
Hosts, accommodation and service excellent. I would highly recommend a visit to this guest house
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from TheLookoutSimonsTown, Owner at The Lookout
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review Tony, we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Lookout and also visiting so many of the wonderful attractions we have to offer in this beautiful part of the world. We sincerely hope that you will return in the future. Claire
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Heronlover wrote a review Mar 2020
Hamburg, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most amazing stay for one week at the lookout and enyojed everything very much.
We spent wonderful and lovely time with our hosts Claire, Francesca and Colin. Thank you so much for everything - and Colin, the Bobotie was great! Hope to see you very soon in Hamburg!
Luxurious and relaxing describes it best. Our Rooms, our beds, the view, the breakfast, just everything.
And all of your assistance and recommendations Claire - it helped so much. We'll come back for sure.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from TheLookoutSimonsTown, Owner at The Lookout
Responded 08 Mar 2020
It was such a pleasure to host you and your lovely family. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Lookout in the future. Lots of love from us all. Claire, Colin and Francesca Xxx
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robert k wrote a review Oct 2019
Dover, New Hampshire
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just completed a 3 night stay in room 3. Absolutely superb. Claire and Colin are engaging hosts and make your stay seamless. Clean and neat plus comfortable.
Just down the road from the penguins in one direction and the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point national parks in the other direction.
Deck outside your room, with comfy chairs, overlooks the pool and an unobstructed view of the sea. We saw a troop of baboons on the main road with babies.
Do yourself a favor and stay here.
BTW, on a Sunday morning it only took us 45 minutes to drive to Capetown Airport.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from TheLookoutSimonsTown, Owner at The Lookout
Responded 28 Oct 2019
Thank you for your very generous review, Robert. It was an absolute pleasure to host you all and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Lookout. We are very pleased that your drive to the airport went smoothly and was so quick, one never knows if there might be unforeseen traffic holdups en route. Colin and I hope that the remainder of your South African trip meets and indeed exceeds all your expectations. Safe travels. Claire
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MarethaGeldenhuys wrote a review Dec 2019
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Lookout is a gem that ticks all the boxes.From the location on the quiet southern side of Simon's Town,the spectacular views across False Bay, the stylish and luxurious rooms, all the little details, the lovely breakfast and the superb hosts, Claire and Colin,all contributed to make our stay an absolute treat. We would love to re-visit this exquisite guesthouse!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from TheLookoutSimonsTown, Owner at The Lookout
Responded 02 Dec 2019
Thank you so very much for your wonderful review, Maretha! It was such a pleasure to host you and your lovely family and to play a small part in making your special weekend away a success. We would love to welcome you back any time! Claire and Colin
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Ksenia K asked a question Sept 2021
Moscow, Russia34 contributions30 helpful votes
Good day! Do you have available villas from 25 of December till 1 of January? TIA, Ksenia.
Olda wrote a tip Jan 2020
Nashville, Tennessee5 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are great!"
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HELEN M wrote a tip Mar 2018
Donaghadee, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely no4!"
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AniaBabicz wrote a tip Nov 2017
Chicago, Illinois5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms have the perfect view of the ocean, you cant go wrong"
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Shnoekie wrote a tip Nov 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have the best view and luxury."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lookout
Which popular attractions are close to The Lookout?
Nearby attractions include Green Mountain Trail (4.4 km), Noordhoek Beach (5.4 km), and Scarborough Beach (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lookout?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Lookout?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Lookout?
Guests can enjoy a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lookout?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lookout?
Conveniently located restaurants include Whole Earth Cafe, The Foodbarn Cafe & Tapas, and The Village Hub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lookout?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Lookout?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lookout?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (15.5 km), Rhodes Cottage Museum (12.9 km), and Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (11.4 km).
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