Capetown, South Africa
Chapman's Peak Estate
Sporty, stylish, stunning, sociable… Cape Town is unlike any other destination in Africa: Separated from the rest of the continent by a ring of mountains, Cape Town stands as a glittering, metropolis juxtaposed with one of the world's most breathtaking natural landscapes. You'll fall in love with this city's khaki-colored beaches, rolling vineyards, sizzling cuisine, thriving nightlife, and, of course, the spectacular Table Mountain.
South to Cape Town, this 5-Bed Chapman's Peak home has been entirely remodelled top to bottom and will soon be featured in both Conde Naste and House and Leisure magazines.
Incredible natural details throughout the house do an amazing job of connecting the space, which echoes African woods, to the beauty of the surrounds. Attention to fine detail and African design is noted throughout the house - A hand-carved Zanzibari double-door greets each guest, and sourced African antiques are found throughout the house.
The house has a private path to an expansive view of one of the most famous beaches in South Africa: Noordhoek beach.
The property also features a chef's kitchen, a mother-in-law cottage with private decks and spaces throughout including a secluded outdoor shower.
Incredible open-space living, dining and kitchen, and sliding stacking doors to a large surround deck means indoor-outdoor living at its finest.
The house is perfect for large family get together and entertaining. During winter, cozy around the double-sided fireplace, a show-case in the expansive living area. The upstairs master-suite is sleeping at its best: open the glass doors and windows and fall asleep to the lull of the waves. Incredible.
South Africa is known for its amazing wine and cuisine and this area has easy access to all of the very best, some of these even in walking or biking distance. We also have access to a private chef and personal masseuse who are familiar with the house and available to provide services as needed.
Single Family Home with 2 levels
5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 5000 square feet
King, Queen, Queen, Queen, and 2x Twin
10 guests maximum
Capetown International Airport
35 minutes by car
The view is expansive across the gorgeous "Noordhoek Beach", famous in South Africa. Views up to majestic Chapman's Peak from the deck and main living rooms.
A private chef and masseuse are available to attend to guests staying on the property at a separate fee which can be arranged. Local guides for surfing lessons, paragliding, kite-surfing, wine-tours may also be arranged separately.
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- There are many watersport available in Cape town: Surfing, kayaking, swimming, snorkelling to name but a few.
- Camps Bay - Skirting the western edge of Table Mountain is Camps Bay, a vast stretch of soft sand flanked by cute cafés and bustling bars.
- Visit Boulders Beach to see, getup-close and personal with the ever-expanding colony of African Penguins.
Places of Interest
- Found within Table Mountain National Park (which encompasses other top attractions like Boulders Beach and the Cape of Good Hope), Table Mountain - the city's most recognizable landmark.
- South Africa boasts a flourishing wine industry, churning out crisp whites and robust reds. Constantia Valley is located about 10.5 miles south of central Cape Town.
- Must visit Cape Point and Cape Point Vineyards and also Noordhoek Farm Village
- The Victoria & Alfred (V&A) harbor - Waterfront buzzes with activity at all hours of the day.
We have booked several ThirdHome properties, and have found them all to be as expected, but this one did not quite meet our expectations. Perhaps I am judging it by our own property, which is akin to a 5-star resort - but we expected more. The views from the property are very much as depicted in the photos - beautiful beach views - and the beach is easily accessible from the home. The location of the property is a bit out of the way - a rental car would definitely be an asset, but we relied on private drivers. While it is described as having 5 bedrooms, one is actually a room filled with little kid stuff...which is great if you have little ones, not so great if you were hoping for a 5th bedroom for adults. Fortunately, we were three couples and did not need the extra bedrooms. The 'chef's kitchen' description is misleading, as well - nothing exceptional about the kitchen. Other than simple breakfast, we did not prepare meals there. Simple things were not provided - one skimpy dish towel, an almost-depleted roll of paper towels, dull knives...not that great. While there was a great little coffee maker, it would have been nice to have had a supply of coffee to go with it - there were a half dozen decaf pods... just not what we expect from ThirdHome. One would need a pretty big trip to the grocery store to supply necessities for a week's stay - and the young man who met us upon arrival was kind enough to take us for a quick run for a few basics. The bedrooms were adequate - two towels were in each bathroom, but they were little better than a Motel 6 towel - again, our expectations are higher. We discovered, toward the end of our stay, that there were some extra towels in a closet downstair. A fresh bar of soap was provided, but nothing else. Be sure to bring your own hair dryer, as there are only 2 in the house. The beds were comfortable enough. The photographer did a great job in making the place look nicer than it actually is - the furnishings are very worn and tired looking, and there is nothing upscale about any of it. The living space is large, that is about all. And we were well aware of the drought conditions in SA at the time, but there is really no excuse for all of the dead plants in the home - get rid of them!! The yard is also pretty dead - again, the drought is the cause, but it could still be trimmed and maintained. It looked very rundown and shabby. Furthermore, the house was not very clean - there was a pile of dirty laundry in one of the closets, and another pile of clothes in the master closet. One sink in the master bath did not drain. Two of the bathrooms downstairs lacked hot water, and had to be serviced while we were there. The laundry is located in the garage, which is another story altogether...the garage is piled with what is apparently the owner's stuff/junk - and nearly impossible to maneuver around. Again, just not what we have come to expect from ThirdHome. On the upside, there is a great little resort located just above the property, and a 3-minute walk accessible via a path through the back of the property. Monkey Valley Resort has a very nice breakfast menu at very reasonable prices. Their dinner menu looked nice, as well, but we did not dine there. All in all, a nice enough property that needs some attention to bring it up to a higher standard - it has the potential to be a really great place. ”
- 40"+ TV
- Chef's Kitchen
- Covered Parking
- High Speed Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet