Hout Bay Manor

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Hout Bay Manor – AN EXCITING AFRICAN EXPERIENCEOverview and history: The Hout Bay Manor, built in 1871, is renowned as one of Cape Town’s most graceful landmarks. The recently restored Hout Bay Manor offers 19 individually designed en suite rooms and a sophisticated fine dining restaurant named ‘Pure’. Hout Bay Manor, protected by century old oak trees, was built from stone (600mm thick walls) and in traditional Cape Colonial style by Jacob Trautmann on an unspoilt piece of land, which had previously been part of the Kronendal Estate. 2006 saw the start of an 18 month refurbishment that was completed in October 2007 to recapture the charm and beauty of this original home, in a vibrant African culture style. The hotel officially reopened on 26 October 2007. The breathtaking restyled Pavilion is now a contemporary fine dining restaurant, named ‘Pure’, under the auspices of Chef Odette Olivier. Hout Bay Manor has preserved the history and heritage while infusing the interiors with Zulu and Xhosa chic décor to celebrate the vibrant pulse of South Africa. The owners love for Africa, it’s people and culture is reflected in the bold colours and superior fabrics, complemented by exquisite unique pieces that have been used to create ‘a jewellery box of gems’ to offset the mellow ambience of the original interiors by renowned South African interior designers, Cécile and Boyd’s. On the ground level guests find an opulent open plan lounge and bar area, a tribute to style, Zulu and Xhosa grace. A designer marble bar offers guests the opportunity to interact with fellow travellers or spend quiet time reading a great novel from the library. Select a fine Cape wine from the extensive hand picked wine collection or relax by the cosy fireplace. The special feeling of privacy at the Hout Bay Manor is supported by the fact that the property is reserved exclusively for resident guests, their friends or those dining at ‘Pure’ for dinner and Sunday Lunch. The Hout Bay Manor has redefined the essence of hospitality and is a tribute to old and new – this is unsurpassed luxury living at its best. Relax, be spoilt, unwind and immerse yourself in tranquil luxury Facilities: Hout Bay Manor offers: 19 rooms all en-suite (3 downstairs, 16 upstairs)Rooms & Suites: The Hout Bay Manor offers four charming types of rooms. The Zulu rooms, the Xhosa rooms, the Sotho rooms and the Sangoma rooms. The Sotho: Double Rooms with a private garden terrace and a refreshing alfresco shower. The Xhosa: Double Rooms upstairs with a breathtaking mountain viewThe Zulu: Double Rooms upstairs with a picturesque view of the exquisite garden and the sparkling pool.The Sangoma: 2 Luxury rooms adjacent to each other offer balconies overlooking the pool and the garden area. These two rooms can also be used as a family apartment with a separate entrance. All rooms offer safes, plasma screen satellite televisions, telephones and air conditioning as well as internet and wireless. Immerse yourself in the finest bed linen, soft towels and designer bathroom products all there to make your stay at the Manor unforgettable. A complimentary fruit basket and homemade cookies are placed in the rooms. Reception/Concierge: Luxury African charm is reflected in the ambience, décor and team spirit of the staff. Cordial hospitality is what you will experience during your stay at Hout Bay Manor where our highly specialised team will personally assist you and do their utmost to ensure that your stay exceeds your expectations from the very beginning. Transfers to and from Cape Town International Airport can be arranged with the Hotel’s shuttle service. There are many interesting historical, nature, sport and leisure activities available within close proximity to the Hotel and in the greater Cape Town area. Our reception team of tourism professionals can provide detailed information and indeed arrange reservations and transport for you to experience any of these activities.Conference room with secretarial services: The intimate function room (up to 12 delegates) is adjacent to the reception desk and has a private tea garden with a bubbling fountain. The venue is ideal for private functions, board meetings, presentations or cosy candlelit dinners.The Restaurant and the Pool Terrace: Dining at Hout Bay Manor is a new experience for culinary aficionados with an extensive menu of signature dishes. Enjoy dining in the restaurant or outside on the terrace. Breakfast is served from 07:30 – 10:30 for hotel guests as well as locals. Throughout the day guests can enjoy an assortment of healthy salads, sandwiches and light snacks prepared by our Chef using only the finest ingredients, many of which are organic based. An a la carte lunch is served in the Restaurant, on the pool terrace or in our idyllic tea garden under unique Zulu style umbrellas. ‘Pure’ – the fine dining restaurant: The gourmet restaurant ‘PURE’ is the Hout Bay Manor’s highlight for those wishing to indulge in an evening of gourmet delights; the exquisite service epitomises fine culture. 2007 sees the launch of ‘Pure’ the creation of the Executive Chef whose culinary philosophy is simply – ‘a fusion of purity’. Pure seats 58 guests in style amidst a tranquil palette of creams, whites, marble and fine art. Guests dine for dinner and Sunday lunch at ‘Pure’Opening times are: Sunday Lunch: 12h00 to 15h00 Dinner: 18h30 to 22h30 Tuesday-Saturdays All meals are designed exclusively with the finest local ingredients sourced by our Chef. Pool / Alfresco pool showers: The peaceful setting and beautiful surroundings of the pool area ensure guests are able to relax, de-stress and experience a transcendent feeling of well-being.Gardens: Relax under magnificent old oak trees in the tranquil setting of the indigenous private garden that has been returned to its original glory whilst complementing the new look of the Manor. Unwind with your favourite novel or learn about the incredible history of South Africa under the shade of bespoke Zulu style umbrellas. Leisure: Stroll to the nearby bustling village with its quaint shops, bistro’s and restaurants; spend a day at the beach or visit the working fishing harbour – immerse yourself in the history and culture of Hout Bay. Drive along the breathtaking Chapman’s Peak Drive to Noordhoek and Cape Point, or towards Table Mountain, the City centre and V&A Waterfront, which are just 30 minutes away. Experience the wonders of the Cape and explore the Cape Winelands or the magnificent Karoo. Tailor made tours of Cape Town can be arranged on your behalf through the hotel reception. A menu of massage, facials and other therapies can be arranged through our local therapist in the privacy of your room. Unfortunately pets are not permitted in the hotel. Child policy: All age groups are welcome and a Nanny Service is available upon prior notice and booking. GPS co-ordinates: Lat: 34.043201 & Long: 18.360638


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  • Baviaaanskloof
  • Off Main Road
  • 7806


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