About this listing
Hearty hospitality, unforgettable food and profound tranquility are the hallmarks of Provence. But you needn’t go to France to enjoy all that, because Cape Town now has a Provençal guesthouse of its very own.
High on the mountain slopes overlooking the fishing port of Hout Bay, the only noise you’ll encounter here is chirping birds and the occasional splash from the koi ponds. Recently restored in the style of Provence, Cap Serein is about peace, quiet and exceptional cuisine.
Each spacious suite and cottage at Cap Serein comes with a Satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities and a private patio. They either overlook the Atlantic, the mountains or the guest house’s gardens. Expect superb breakfasts in our sunroom, with cooked fare and a selection of home-baked pastries. You can also see Kurt’s dinner menu and decide if you’d like to stay in for the evening. We have options for everyone; ranging from three-course meals to a simple snack to end the day.
After a dip in the pool, guest can relax on the sun terrace or enjoy a night in our jacuzzi.The shady garden is full of nooks and crannies, with plenty of corners where you can lose yourself in a good book or simply relax under Cape Town's sun.
Garden Suites Avignon or Arles
Spacious Rooms offer two beds as a double or twin option. There’s underfloor heating in the bathroom, which has a spacious shower. The room has a fireplace, minibar and hot beverage facilities. There’s DSTV satellite television and a furnished, covered terrace for all-weather relaxation.
This detached cottage offers the utmost privacy and is ideal for longer stays. Please inquire for rates, as rates listed are for the Garden Suites only. Styled with a contemporary feel and modern décor, there’s a king-size bed, a double shower, underfloor heating and heated towel rails. The cottage has private pedestrian access from the street, as well as its own terrace, living room and study area. Both the indoor and outdoor areas are spacious enough to entertain groups. There’s a fireplace, minibar and hot beverage facilities. Marseille has German satellite TV in addition to DSTV satellite channels. The Cottage is wheelchair friendly.
All rates include breakfast.
Guests will have access to their spacious private room and patio which all feature Satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities and Minibar.
Guests can roam around the old-established garden and find their own peaceful spot. The front of the house features a sunroom with WiFi access and a beautiful sun terrace with a jacuzzi and pool.
Interaction with guests
We, Kurt and Petra, will be present throughout most of the day at our guesthouse. Whenever you have a question we will be able to help you.
Wir sprechen auch Deutsch!
Although Hout Bay may be a small town, there are plenty of things to do in it. Furthermore it is the perfect spot between many different day trips. The Hout Bay fishing harbor and beach with its wonderful markets as well as the Bird Park down our road are great spots to start off your trip in Cape Town. Chapman's Peak Drive which is the gateway to many attractions such as Cape Point, Penguin Colonies and Noordhoek beach is only 5 minutes away from our guesthouse, where you can enjoy marvelous views of the Atlantic and Table Mountain. Our guesthouse is only a short 20 minute drive into Cape Town, where Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront and various museums are located! Another option is heading towards Constantia and all its winelands as well as the Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens.
An airport shuttle is available with prior arrangement to Cape Town International Airport, 27 km away. Cap Serein guests can also expect secure off-street parking and automatic lights to show the way through the garden at night.
We recommend a rental car, but tourist buses and the local public bus is available nearby.
Other things to note
Kids under the age of 2 stay for free, but only with prior arrangements. Please arrange with us if another bed is required in a room to sleep a third person, as not all rooms have enough space for three guests.
Some of our rooms are wheelchair-friendly.
We have two loving dogs on the property and therefore cannot allow any further pets.
The rooms are strictly non-smoking. We do provide ashtrays for outside smoking.
We have spent years traveling the world, both enjoying and providing hospitality of the highest level. Our vision for Cap Serein was to use that experience to create a haven you’ll never want to leave.