Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate

Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate

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4.0
#1 of 1 special resort in Hout Bay
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate offers international class self-catering, mountain cottages. We are world renowned for our stunning location on the slopes of Table Mountain overlooking the Hout Bay Valley, the cottages are positioned in a hidden glen beneath the cooling shade of indigenous trees. Nestled in the northern end of the Hout Bay valley, mere meters away from Constantia Nek lies this idyllic and tranquil Mountain Estate, home to roaming Springbok and other local bird and wildlife. This piece of Paradise is adjacent to the Orange Kloof Reserve which is a conservation area vegetated by indigenous Afro-temperate forest and endangered Peninsula Granite Fynbos. If tranquility is your goal, if you are seeking a relaxing stay with fresh, invigorating mountain air, endless forest paths that wind through indigenous fynbos and that delivers unsurpassed exclusivity, you can breathe easily here… Facilities include 24-hour security control, tennis court, swimming pool, children's play area, uncapped fibre Wi-Fi, DStv and magnificent mountain paths. Our fully equipped and superbly appointed cottages are set in spacious, meticulously landscaped grounds. Perfect for short or long stays, for as extended family wedding accommodation and vacations, for singles, couples or the whole family.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Tennis court
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
24-hour security
Secured parking
Internet
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Safe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Iron
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

Hout Bay Main Road, Hout Bay 7806 South Africa
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woods245128 wrote a review Feb 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Houtkapperspoort offers a nice natural environment and convenient travelling base for access to Cape Town's many attractions. The setting is peaceful, with well kept gardens and facilities, surrounded by trees and mountain views. The cottage we stayed in was very comfortable, with all the amenities we required - not luxurious, but appropriate to the price point. The cottages are quite close together, but we found the other residents were friendly and considerate, as Houtkapperspoort encourages. There can be a bit of traffic noise for the cottages closer to the main road, but we did not find this intrusive of the environment. Overall we had a great trip to Cape Town and enjoyed our stay at Houtkapperspoort.
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Date of stay: February 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ross Maltman, Owner at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate
Responded 18 May 2022
Hello Douglas, Thank you for the fair and positive feedback, we always appreciate it. No5 Poplar Cottage is one of our more traditionally styled cottages, but always a favourite with families. I'm happy to hear that it provided you with a great base to explore the Cape, we hope to see you again soon. Thx Ross
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lizpoacher wrote a review May 2022
Jonesborough, Tennessee
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely Quaint cottage with garden views. Conveniently located. The kitchen was well appointed with everything we needed, and we appreciated the backup lighting provided during the power outages.
very clean with friendly guard at the gate house.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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 Ross Maltman, Owner at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate
Responded 18 May 2022
Thank you for the positive 5-Star review Liz. We're really pleased to hear that HKP and Oregon Pine cottage in particular delivered to your expectations. We are already looking forward to hosting you on your next visit to CPT. Thx Ross
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Beth Barnes wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Houtkapperspoort has been a special place for my family for over 25years we enjoy the space and the amazing mountains surrounding the lovely grounds. My grandchildren have enjoyed the pool over the years and now my two great grandchildren enjoyed the visits from the Springbok everyday. The management are very good sorting out any problems in the cottage promptly ensuring our stay is perfect in cottage No 9 we will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Ross Maltman, Owner at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate
Responded 19 May 2022
We're really happy to hear that you loved your stay at HKP ! Thank you for the fantastic review.
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Andrew wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
#25 TEAK Cottage at Houtkapperspoort, Hout Bay

We have rented many dozens of houses and cottages over the years around the world and in Cape Town. This cottage is the worst we have ever rented over many years. We left as soon as alternative accomadation could be found and before end of rental period at a loss. On arrival at cottage we immediately tried to cancel but the landlord and administrator was not available for two days (large number of urgent messages left).

Importantly photographs and descriptions should be same as reality. In this case the shabby cottage was very different to the place advertised and promised. The website photographs take care not to reflect the old and scruffy furniture, the dirty sofa, the large holes in the sofa armrests, the mildew between the tiles in bathroom (clearly unhygienic and make it uninhabitable). Bathroom towel rail broken off wall, toilet roll holder broken off wall, the shower tap broken off wall and does not work, both bath taps loose, one tap falling off frequently. Very little hot water pressure for a proper shower. The kitchen is grubby, pans dirty and need replacement, just ONE wine glass which sums up the place.

The manager of the entire Houtkapperspoort complex told us he had received many complaints about number 25.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Alex downes, Owner at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate
Responded 21 Apr 2022
This is so unfortunate. I agree that it is totally unacceptable and would not like this experience to prevent you from coming back to this special place. We own a cottage on the estate and have a fabulous agent, Ross, from Stayscape. He makes sure that all the cottages that he rents out are up to standard or he won’t rent them He always on hand to assist. Book directly with Ross and you won’t be sorry.
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dhs539 wrote a review Nov 2022
Stellenbosch, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon enquiry, Ross provided me with all the necessary information regarding the various cottages available to us at relatively short notice. The reservation was handled swiftly and efficiently and on arrival we were blown away by this beautiful mountain estate offering scenic views and a tranquil atmosphere. Houtkapperspoort had cottages with built in braais which sadly, are not readily available in the Western Cape. Our cottage offered 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which were ideal for the family. Having said that, the kitchen was definitely short of some basic equipment such as steak-knifes, cutting and cooking utensils as a whole. Yes, some kitchen basics were there but I did expect a bit more given the price tag per night. I did however enjoy the bigger fridge. Other than that, we had a lovely stay and will definitely consider booking there again. Maybe a different cottage this time around though.
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Date of stay: October 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ross Maltman, Owner at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate
Responded 12 Nov 2022
Thank you for the very positive review and the feedback offered, we're glad to hear that overall you loved HKP and enjoyed your stay. All of our cottages are individually owned, so they all vary slightly in their offering, but I would hope that for the most part they all have features, appliances and utensils that allow for a comfortable relaxing stay for guests. The website Houtkapperspoort Estate showcases each cottage and allows you to see and compare each one. Hope to see you all again next time you visit Cape Town
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Ramona L wrote a review Dec 2023
Munich, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We highly recommend staying at this beautiful estate as it is nearby, the airport (25min), and in the middle of the best wine yards (Groot, Glenn and Beau) and also only 10 minutes from the beach (Hour Bay).
The houses are totally beautiful and the nature is great. Also, you feel 100% secure is there is a 24 hour security guard at the entrance.
I also must say that the administrator, Ross is the best we had!
Highly recommended also to stay with kids (playground and tennis and pool with a stunning view).
We come back again !!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ross Maltman, Owner at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate
Responded 03 Dec 2023
Wow Ramona, you're making us blush with such a fantastic review!! Thank you.. We love hosting guests that get as excited about our little corner of the world as we are. Thank you for such praise and we're super happy that HKP and Maple Cottage in particular lived up to your expectations. Safe onwards travels and we look forward to hosting you all again before too long.| Gute Weiterreise und wir sehen uns bald wieder Ross
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JenniferC wrote a review May 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A truly relaxing environment againt Table Mountain, a short distance from Kirstenbosch Gardens, Constantia, Houtbay beach, and many other scenic spots along the peninsula. Convenient, yet still feels secluded in a built up area.

The premises are well looked after, the cottages are a luxurious home from home holiday escape.
Seeing the estate buck out grazing towards dusk is always a lovely sight.

Although management changed since my last stay in 2020, it is still a lovely place to stay.

We stayed in was a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage. 2 bedrooms with Queen size bed, and one with 2 single beds. Beautifully made up with crisp fresh linen.
All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
The particular cottage has an inverter fitted so as not to be inconvenienced by Eskom loadshedding (power cuts).

An open gas fireplace (little fingers must be warned to keep away) was lovely for a chilly night.

The following amenities in this cottage were: a washing machine, gas stove top and electric oven, ample sized fridge-freezer, all crockery and cutlery provided as well as cooking utensils.
In the back garden a fire pit to sit around and relax in the evenings, next to a braai.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ross Maltman, Owner at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate
Responded 04 May 2024
Hi Jennifer, you are making us blush with such a glowing review, but thank you, it's greatly apprecaiated. Poplar cottage is well set up for families and often receives great reviews, the space, the back garden braai/ firepit and the invertor all help to make for a great holiday cottage. Thanks again for the great review and 5 out of 5 score, we hope to see you again before too long. Kind Regards, Ross
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wjtickner wrote a review Nov 2023
Gomshall, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice 2 bed cottage but needs updating eg poor kitchen lighting, no cooker extractor, broken outdoor furniture. Well maintained grounds and friendly staff. Felt secure. Good location near Hout Bay and Constantia, good access to Kistenbosch. Occasional road noise from trucks but otherwise restful location and great sunset views
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ross Maltman, Owner at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate
Responded 29 Nov 2023
Hi Bill, Thank you for the positive review score and feedback on the cottage, I'll have to get the chair changed immediately, I haven't had feedback like that before on the kitchen, I'll go today and see what we can update, Your feedback is appreciated and gives us areas to improve upon. Thank you for visiting HKP, we're glad that you loved the estate and cottage overall and we hope to see you again before too long
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stepharesti wrote a review Jan 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The selfish part of me doesn’t want to write this review as we feel we’ve found a hidden gem!
All communication with Ros was excellent and the minor issues were quickly resolved. HKP is breathtakingly pretty with superb planting and gardens. The cottages are all charming and it is a pleasure to walk around, with superb mountain views. It offers the best of both worlds being close to everything but feeling tucked away and able to get way from the hustle and bustle and retreat back to our home away from home. We stayed with friends at Yellow Wood Cottage and the only thing we could fault is the kitchen scissors not working,so perhaps a new pair is in order. We enjoyed the wildlife, Springbok, birds, Guinea Fowl, a friendly cat and even Baboons, who needs the bush! The pool is beautiful with sun beds and if I’m being picky cushions for the sunbeds would be good and some parasols for shade. My husband and I stayed here with another couple of very good friends which worked well even with a shared bathroom!!! We absolutely loved our ten days and will definitely return.
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ross Maltman, Owner at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate
Responded 30 Jan 2023
Thanks for the stunning review Steph, it was a pleasure hosting you, Fiona and partners> I'll replace the kitchen scissors asap! I'm glad that you found and loved our magical little corner of the world and we are already looking forward to your return> If you need any guidance on the other cottages and which might suit you best next time check out the Houtkapperspoort Estate .com website. until then safe onwards travels . Thx Ross
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Paul T wrote a review Mar 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose Houtkapperspoort as a base when visiting family in and around Cape Town. From the initial enquiry through to arrival, everything was very smooth with excellent communications and help from Ross. It was easy to reserve and pay by money transfer. We reserved 3 cottages and everything was just as described with all the facilities that we needed as a large party of 9 adults and 2 small children. The cottages were spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Lovely pool and play areas. The team on site led by Lazlo were very attentive and always available to deal with any small query. The estate is very safe and secure and excellently located for Hout Bay and Cape Town but far enough away to feel that you really are in the mountains. We will certainly be returning. Thank you very much.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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 Ross Maltman, Owner at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate
Responded 03 Mar 2024
Paul, my team and I love hearing reviews like yours, thank you very much for the kind words, you're making me blush! It's always a pleasure hosting families, its what Houtkapperpoort was built to do and we love playing a small role in helping guests make memories that will last a lifetime. We look forward to hosting you all again before too long, Our kind regards to the North-West and safe onwwards travels until you return. Thanks, Ross
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Cpt Traveller asked a question Oct 2021
Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions2 helpful votes
Is a pet allowed? We have a little 4 month old Yorkie.
Hi Lerfaan, unfortunately we cannot accept pets. We have various wildlife on the Estate, ducks, geese, squirrels and our resident Springbok (who have two calves a few weeks old currently). Dogs however well behaved are not allowed on the Estate
Dylan595 asked a question Jan 2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
is there wifi in rooms?
Answer from letsgOnOw-7
Rondebosch, South Africa46 contributions2 helpful votes
Yes . In some cottages. # 20 has
Rob wrote a tip Mar 2024
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring tennis rackets, binoculars, sunscreen and swimming gear. Some guests park a bit inconsiderately, blocking the drives."
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661debs wrote a tip Feb 2023
Hout Bay, South Africa374 contributions80 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"DO NOT RENT #25 Do not listen to assurances bad reviews were from disgruntled guests - it’s a disgrace"
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Ash wrote a tip Oct 2019
Amersfoort, The Netherlands135 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Away from main road is less noisy in day, but there's hardly any traffic at night so it is quite even if your room is near main road."
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Ash wrote a tip Jun 2019
Amersfoort, The Netherlands135 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Look at their website for unit specific information, as these are all individual and amentities may not be the same."
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Candice N wrote a tip Jan 2018
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom43 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rosewood Cottage perfect for families"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,588 - R 2,419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownHout Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate?
Nearby attractions include Table Mountain (5.5 km), Chapman's Peak Drive (7.6 km), and Platteklip Gorge (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and a tennis court.
Which room amenities are available at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bo-Vine Wine & Grill House, Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia, and La Colombe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (2.7 km) and Fort Goede Hoop (5.4 km).
Does Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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