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The glamorous kitchen and dining area leads out onto an alfresco space, reminiscent of classic Italian courtyard gardens
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Hidden in plain sight, this soulful heritage home in Cape Town’s Gardens neighbourhood marries a century of history with a show-stopper collection of contemporary African art

The Lowdown 

Set at the foot of Table Mountain, tucked away behind greenery, this pastel pink heritage home (the color choice a tribute to the iconic Belmond Mount Nelson hotel nearby) offers a stylish escape in the heart of Cape Town. Far enough from the flash and dash of the city that the feeling of seclusion and privacy is absolute, when in reality, it’s only a short walk from neighborhood cafes, chic design stores and must-try restaurants

Sleeping Arrangements

This spacious home consists of 6 bedrooms, all en-suite. The main house features 1 king and 3 queen-sized beds upstairs, with ample closet space and magnificent views. The adjoining apartment has 1 twin and 1 queen-sized bed, both en-suite

What To Expect 

Built in the 1920s, this villa has been reimagined with open, flowing spaces, a touch of Scandinavian style, and two floors of pure luxury (including a library and private wine cellar). The glamorous kitchen and dining area leads out onto an alfresco space, reminiscent of classic Italian courtyard gardens. With Cape Town’s beautifully warm summers, and the closeness of Table Mountain (it feels like it is quite literally in the garden), it is one of the city’s most enchanting outdoor spaces

The Art House Difference

The home’s collection of contemporary African art really sets it apart. There’s a mix of new artists and more established names, from the Jake Aikman landscape in the landing to Lorraine Loots and Paul Edmunds in the living areas

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En-suite bathrooms
Adjacent bathroom
Rates from
72 500
per night*

6 Bedrooms, all en suite

Main house:
1 King and 3 Queens upstairs
Ample closet space
All bedrooms with views/terraces

• Fully equipped kitchen
• Breakfast bar
• Wine cellar and tasting room
• Dining area with seating for 12
• Variety of living areas
• Study
• Television
• Sound system
• Air conditioning
• Heating
• Fireplace
• Wi-Fi
• Gym (in the conservatory)
• Steam room
• Table tennis
• Conservatory
• Security system
• Swimming pool, uncovered
• Hot tub
• Entertaining terrace/covered verandah
• Alfresco dining
• Garage parking for three cars
• Fire pit
• Fully equipped laundry and service room

1 Twin en suite
1 Queen en suite
Ample closet space

• Separate entrance to downstairs apartment
• Apartment parking
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Open plan dining with seating for 6
• Double living room with French doors to private garden
• Outdoor seating area
• Separate guest loo


• Housekeeping
• Personal laundry

EXCLUDED (advance notice may be required):

• Villa pre-stocking
• Airport transfer
• Activities and excursions
• Chef service

• Some of the city's most interesting galleries are within 10-15 minutes' drive from Hope House. Let us know in advance if you'd like us to coordinate an art tour.
• Pristine beaches are within easy reach: choose between wind-free Clifton or Camps Bay and Bakoven.
• Vibey Kloof Street with its trendy restaurants and boutiques is a quick Uber ride away, and everything within the city and V&A Waterfront area is an easy five-minute drive. Oranjezicht City Farm Market (now at the Waterfront) is a highlight on weekends.
• Hope House is perfect for intimate dinners. Why not book a private chef, who may also be accommodated next door or in the self-contained apartment (ideal for au pairs, drivers, guides and pilots too).
• Constantia Wine Route, the oldest in the Cape, is an easy 20-minute drive away and can be easily combined with Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
• Speak to us if you want to go up Table Mountain or experience some of the most beautiful walks and hikes on the peninsula. 
• Take a drive: set off for the day around the peninsula or head for the Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Helderberg, Paarl or Wellington Winelands, just 40 minutes to one hour away.

Check in 14h00
Check out 10h00
• Maximum 12 guests
• Not suitable for children under the age of 12

• No pets allowed
• Non-smoking
• Security deposit
• All bookings subject to final approval by owner

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