Friday, February 09, 2007

No 1 The Grange

Luxurious Camps Bay self catering apartments with spectacular Atlantic Ocean views. No. 1 The Grange Camps Bay offers self catering apartments and villas for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 12 guests, fully serviced, close to the beach, with a private pool and superb views. All apartments have luxurious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, spacious lounges, open plan dining areas and fully equipped kitchens. These beautifully appointed apartments and villas come equipped with state of the art satellite TV, music systems and internet connections.

Relax at the sparkling swimming pool and enjoy the freedom of dining on your own terrace in a private atmosphere while you watch a spectacular colourful African sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Take a stroll to the lively Camps Bay Beach, enjoy one of the many trendy restaurants and bistros or the Theatre on the Bay, all just a 3-minute walk from your luxury hideaway.

Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Tel: 021-4382277 Fax: 021-4385622 : Enquire

Camps Bay Lodge

luxury apartments cape town
The ideal Camps Bay luxury villa for a romantic Cape Town holiday. Tranquility and magnificent views over Camps Bay, sea beach and mountain vistas. Close to the beach and city, Camps Bay Lodge is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac bordering Table Mountain Reserve. The villa is luxuriously furnished, private, secure and self contained with 3 full en-suite bedrooms, a comfortable, elegant lounge and open-plan maple wood and granite kitchen. Free flow to spacious tiled patios and a solar heated pool. Secure garage parking. A funicular railway brings you to the second unit which is a large garden apartment. Sliding, floor-length windows open to magnificent views. Large bedroom-en-suite, generous lounge/dining area with fully equipped open-plan kitchen.

The solar heated pool on the view deck will spoil your Cape Town holiday. Camps Bay, situated alongside prestigious Clifton, offers the most secure and sought-after luxury villas in Cape Town and South Africa. Stretched along the slopes of Table Mountain above sandy white beaches, Camps Bay luxury villas, selfcatering appartments, guest houses and luxury hotels boast spectacular views across the Atlantic Ocean. Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Twelve Apostles provide an imposing and majestic backdrop to the suburb. Camps Bay has a vibrant, cosmopolitan nightlife with numerous top-class restaurants lining the beachfront or otherwise known as the Camps Bay Promenade.

Camps Bay Lodge, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Contact: Dawn Irving Enquire Tel/fax: +27 21 4389505

Kensington Place

kensington place luxury guest house accommodation

This stylish and luxurious Cape Town guest house offers amazing panoramic views. The elegant and stylish Kensington Place is on the slopes of Table Mountain. The city, its harbour and the surrounding mountains are all visible from each private terrace. Lush, quiet gardens surround the property and an intimate pool .

The interiors have an unmistakable contemporary feel, with eclectic African touches throughout. You can be pampered with breakfast in bed, on your terrace or overlooking the gardens, at any time. The 8 luxurious rooms boast marble baths, private terraces, exquisite fabrics and original artworks from mostly South African artists. Each room is equipped with Satellite TV, safe, DVD player, air conditioner and fan.

City Bowl, Cape Town, South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 21 424 4744 Fax: +27 (0) 21 424 1810 Enquire

Van Der Stel Manor

A luxurious and spacious 18th Century Cape Dutch guest house in Stellenbosch. The avenues of oaks, the white-gabled houses, the vineyards, all bear testimony to the elegance of the Cape Dutch period.
Van der Stel Manor, built in the 18th Century style, honours this tradition. Accommodation comprises 3 luxurious and spacious en-suite rooms and a guest cottage, each individually decorated with its own patio and magnificent mountian views.

Great attention has been paid to detail, with sumptuous fabrics and ceiling fans adding to the comfort level. Enjoy breakfast in the tree-shaded courtyard with its secluded swimming pool, perfect for sunbathing and relaxation. A well-appointed private lounge is ideal for small and corporate groups.

Van Der Stel Manor, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa

Tel: 0218874561 Fax: 0218838877 Enquire


Al Villa Romantica

al villa romantica luxury guest house accommodation If you are looking for an affordable luxury guest house in Cape Town, look no further!
Luxury Al Villa Romantica Guest House is located in trendy Camps Bay, Cape Town, with 360 degree views of Camps Bay beach and majestic Table Mountain. We are one of the most luxurious guest houses operating, and offer double rooms as well as double luxury rooms, each with its own Jacuzzi bath, safe, microwave and fridge.

Our luxury suites were especially designed by world-renowned interior designer, Sonja Rene.A good breakfast will be served in the morning, and you may avail yourself of the main kitchen facilities. You are twenty five meters from the Camps Bay Beach, two minutes by car from the Table Mountain cableway, and five minutes from Cape Town City. A bar, steam room, swimming pool, table tennis and a full pool / billiard room are at your service.

Al Villa Romantica Guest House, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

24 Hour Enquiries:
International +27 84 600 5111 OR Local: 084 600 5111
Emergency no: 27-21 438 1596 Fax: 27-21 791 2871 Mobile: 0833 99 3337 Enquire

Mckinnon House - Luxury Penthouse For Rent Or Sale

127 m2
2 Bedrooms

Large master bedroom opening onto private courtyard
Maple BICs
Limestone en-suite bathroom
Airconditioning & under-floor heating
Second bedroom with maple BICs


Travetine floors
Jetmaster fireplace
Modern open-plan kitchen
Breakfast counter
Balcony overlooks the street
Under-floor heating
Views of the village & harbour


45m2 private cortyard at rear
50m2 roof garden with panoramic views of Table Mountain and the harbour


Tandem garage for 2 cars
Off-street parking for further car
24 hour security, lock-up-and-go

R3.99m incl VAT (no transfer duty) Enquire

Cape Town History

The Middle Stone Age inhabitants, who lived here between 200,000 to 40,000 years ago, also left evidence of their life on the Peninsula. There are about six sites where artefacts, including scrapers and fragments of worked stone, dating from this period have been found and more than a 100 sites where signs of Late Stone Age habitation - from about 21,000 years ago - is evident. The San (Bushmen) hunter-gatherers relied on the seashore for most of their food and are known colloquially as the strandlopers or beachwalkers. Prehistoric refuse heaps or middens, created by the strandlopers are found in a number of caves in the park and reveal a great deal about their lifestyle.

About 2000 years ago the Khoikhoi migrated from the north, displacing the San, bringing with them their herds of cattle and sheep. It was the Khoikhoi who were the dominant tribe when the Europeans sailed into Table Bay. In 1487 the explorer Bartolomeu Dias set sail from Portugal to find a sea route to the riches of the East. With a fleet of three ships he sailed down the west coast of Africa, but before reaching the Cape he was caught in a storm and driven from the shore. When the storm abated they sailed east believing they would again sight the west coast.
Thanks to a fresh water stream coming from Table Mountain, The Dutch established a settlement in 1652 to supply the ships of the Dutch East India company between Europe and the East. The Khoisan tribes were already in the area. The British followed the Dutch and they both brought slaves from around the world. Here is a city with many cultures and many celebrations, part African, part European and part something new altogether.

Follow in the footsteps of our ancestors as you stroll along the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in the country. Our colourful history comes to life in the splendidly restored Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian buildings in each town. Monuments such as the Huguenot Memorial and Afrikaans Language Monument and the many outstanding museums provide a fascinating glimpse into the past. The Cape Peninsula has a long and eventful history. Prehistoric people first left their mark here more than 600,000 years ago and traces of the tools of these Early Stone Age hunter-gatherers have been found in a wind-scoured depression near the Cape of Good Hope.

After sailing for several days and not sighting land they turned north and made landfall at the Gouritz river mouth on the east coast on February 3, 1488. They had unwittingly rounded the Cape of Good Hope - the first Europeans on record to do so. On his return he landed at Hout Bay. Some historians claim it was Dias who named the Cape Cabo Tormentosa or "Cape of Storms" alluding to the tempest he had endured, but changed it to Cabo de Boa Esperanca, the "Cape of Good Hope", to please the king of Portugal, as rounding the Cape provided hope of a sea route to the East.

It was a full 10 years later that Vasco da Gama set sail from Portugal, rounded the Cape and reached India, making him the first person to open the sea route from Europe to the East and proving that rounding the Cape of Good Hope did indeed provide hope of reaching the riches of the East. Commemorative crosses have been erected to honour Dias and Da Gama at Bordjiesrif and near Platboom, respectively, in the Cape of Good Hope.

Ever since, the Cape of Good Hope has been an important landmark for mariners and Table Bay at the foot of the majestic Table Mountain became, and still is, a haven where seafarers could seek shelter and take aboard fresh supplies of water and meat bartered from the Khoikhoi.

On April 6, 1652, the Dutchman, Jan van Riebeeck, stepped ashore at Table Bay tasked with establishing a refreshment station for the Dutch East India Company and their ships that sailed the route to the Dutch East Indies. A fort (the castle) and gardens were established at the foot of Table Mountain. A viticulture industry was initiated and land was granted to settlers to grow crops. And so began European settlement at the Cape.

Attempts at protecting and preserving the Cape's beautiful flora and fauna can be traced back to these Dutch settlers. The first portions of land are proclaimed on May 29 1998 as a contractual National park. Table Mountain is a sandstone plateau rising up above the Cape Flats. The top is approximately 3km wide, and at its heighest point, Maclears Beacon, rises to 1085m.

Over the centuries it has become one of South Africa's most famous landmarks. The steep cliffs and rocky outcrops of the mountain play home to a number of plants and animals. The mountain is home to approximatly 1470 species of plants; more than the entire British Isles!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Bali Bay Apartments

luxury apartments cape town Camps Bay Luxury apartments with stunning wraparound views. Set amongst the dramatic backdrop of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this is a rare luxury retreat. A stay at Bali Bay Luxury Apartments is more than just surrounding yourself with the ultimate in luxury accommodation and the stunning wraparound views of mountain, sand and sea. Bali Bay offers sophistication - from the tastefully decorated studio and from spacious luxury apartments, to the superior penthouse with its own private pool deck. Elegantly furnished with underfloor heating, satellite TV and VCR, music systems and telephones.

It also has the added bonus of enjoying the majestic beauty of Camps Bay and its many and varied attractions. Camps Bay, situated alongside prestigious Clifton, offers the most sought-after luxury accommodation in Cape Town and South Africa. Stretched along the slopes of Table Mountain above sandy white beaches, Camps Bay villas, luxury selfcatering apartments, guest houses and hotels boast spectacular views across the Atlantic Ocean. Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Twelve Apostles provide an imposing and majestic backdrop to the suburb.
Camps Bay has a vibrant, cosmopolitan nightlife with numerous top-class restaurants lining the beachfront or otherwise known as the Camps Bay Promenade.

Bali Bay Luxury Apartments, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Address: 13 Victoria Road, Camps Bay 8005, Cape Town, South AfricaTel: ++27 (0)21 4381893Fax: ++27 (0)21 4388956


Cape Town Accommodation - Luxury Penthouses, Apartments, Guest Houses

Cape Town Travel Information

Cape Town is, by common consent, one of the world's most beautiful cities.

The city offers a modern infrastructure and a spectacular scenery from the famous beaches in Clifton and Camps Bay, Table Mountain and Robben Island, to popular tourist destinations like the V&A Waterfront, Hout Bay, Simonstown and the winelands of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. We offer information on Cape Town, Cape Town accommodation, corporate rentals, gay guest houses, car rentals, restaurants, nightlife, art & culture, adventure sport, travel tips and much more.

Cape Town accommodation is of excellent standards, ranging from comfortable bed & breakfast establishments to luxury hotels for business or leisure travellers. South Africa's many self catering apartments and guest houses provide a good choice for those seeking spacious, relaxing holiday accommodation in or around Cape Town. Enjoy the many magnificent sights and activities from the comfort of your choice of accommodation.

Cape Town offers a large variety of wonderfully serene bed and breakfast guest houses in quiet scenic areas. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle, enjoy the relaxing peace of a luxury guest house or one of the luxury hotels.

We also provide information on a carefully selected range of top hotels and other accommodations, and makes your vacation planning easy with your online booking.


Cape Town has a vast selection of world-class hotels to suit all tastes and budgets, ranging from the finest luxurious 5-star hotels to beautiful en-suite rooms on wine estates.

Guest Houses - B&B

Cape Town guest houses are wellknown for their friendly south african hospitality. The accommodation options range from cosy and charming 18th century cape dutch guest houses to luxurious modern villas.

Self Catering

Cape Town self catering apartments are a good choice for those who seek inexpensive, private and relaxed holiday accommodation. Here you can choose from budget to exclusive luxury selfcatering holiday accommodation to suit all your needs.

Wine Estates

South Africa bottles around 65 million cases of wine per year and some of the premium wine estates in the Franschoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl areas are the source of these world-class wines. Cape Town can offer you a great winelands tour to a number of excellent wine estates. Experience a Cape Town winelands tour and explore our great wine estates.


Stellenbosh is a rich, lush and beautiful part of the wine country, and was founded in 1679, the second oldest town in South Africa. The pavement café's, streets and wine estates are shaded by giant oak trees, and should not be missed.


Paarl, situated 50 km north-east of Cape Town, is one of the three oldest European settlements in South Africa. The fertile ground and Mediterranean climate provides perfect conditions for vineyards.


Franschoek is an hour's drive from Cape Town. The French connection goes back to the French Huguenots - French Protestants who fled Catholic persecution in the seventeenth century.

Villas and Suites

For the holidaymaker, Cape Town is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after travel vacation destinations. Cape Town is, by common consent, one of the world's most beautiful cities. The city offers a wonderful infrastructure, great restaurants and a spectacular scenery. So rarely can you find a destination with such a range of exciting holiday options, from beautiful beaches and towering mountain ranges to colourful people, called "the rainbow nation".