About the home
77 Hillside is a newly renovated family holiday home that sleeps 7 on a self catering basis located in the delightful village of Fish Hoek, False Bay, South Africa. Please go to our website to see a video tour of the accommodation from your internet browser.
By day you can relax on the sun deck, cooling off in the splash pool as you watch the local fishermen ‘trekking’ in the bay for the local game fish - yellowtail. Within 500 metres easy walk you can be on the beach watching them sell the fish to the locals while the children play on the beach.
The world famous Boulders Penguin beach is just 3km’s away where your family can have a once in a lifetime experience, swimming with Penguins.
Within 30 minutes in a car you can experience two more of the Cape’s most treasured experiences. The Stellenbosch wine route and Cape Point Nature reserve, where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean’s meet, home to the Cape’s fynbos and wildlife.
Cocktails and a splash in the pool await you on your return after a fun filled day. Relax and enjoy the sun setting as the heat leaves the African day while you enjoy a traditional South African braai (barbecue) and watch the moon rise over the mountain and bay.
77 Hillside has a fully equipped open plan living area that flows onto the sun deck. Full satellite TV is available supplied by DSTV.
The accommodation has a fully functional videophone for entry to the property allowing you to screen your visitors from the comfort of your home
Across the Valley (2kms) and a 5-minute drive away is an 18-hole championship golf course - Clovelly Country Club. You can spot 77 Hillside from the tee box on the 14th!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Fish Hoek, 500m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, Sea view|
|Pools:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||TV, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room all with wooden floors.
From the double bed in the main bedroom you overlook the pool and in the distance the sea and mountains.
Bunk beds are available in one of the children's rooms or they can be two separate single beds.
The second child's room has a single bed with a extension pull out bed if required.
The third bedroom has two single beds that can easily double as a double bed when pushed together.
Further details outdoors:
Full dining facilities that seats 8 on the large entertainment deck.
Built in barbecue
Splash Pool (2ft deep)
No pets or smokers
50% deposit to secure your booking and balance to be paid on arrival.
The Western Cape region
Cape Town and Fish Hoek is the southern most tip of Africa, the home to the Rainbow Nation.
The history of South Africa is marked by migration, ethnic conflict, and the anti-Apartheid struggle. The Khoisan peoples are the aboriginal people of the region who have lived there for millennia. Black South Africans are believed to originate from the Great Lakes region of Africa in prehistoric times. White South Africans, descendants of later European migrations, regard themselves equally as products of South Africa, as do South Africa's Coloureds, Indians, Asians, and Jews.
The Cape Peninsula has a Mediterranean-type climate with well-defined seasons.
The winters are mild with an average minimum temperature of about 7° C.Winter is nonetheless a particularly beautiful time at the Cape as the vegetation regains its verdure and water pours from the mountain chain’s waterfalls, rivulets and ravines.
Summer, on the other hand, is warm and dry. During these months - November through February - the Peninsula has a South-East wind known locally as the Cape Doctor because it blows away pollution and cleans the air. The south-easter results in the many clear, sun-filled days which visitors find so appealing. Summer temperatures are relatively comfortable with the average maximum around 26° C.
The Cape Town / Fish Hoek area
Fish Hoek - Fish Hoek (meaning either Fish Corner, Fish Glen or fish-hook) is a coastal village nestled in a valley at the mouth of the Silvermine River, on the False Bay side of the Cape Peninsula in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the only village bordered by two mountains and two oceans.
Table Mountain - so known for is flat appearance and the cloud cover forming a table cloth. The mountain is accessible from almost anywhere on the Cape Peninsula however for the easiest route to the top, try the Cable car running every 30 minutes.
Robben Island - In 1961, South Africa's most notorious prison was established on Robben Island. Political prisoners of the anti-apartheid movement were kept here together with hardened criminals. The most prominent inmate was Nelson Mandela, who later became the first President of the new democratic South Africa. Here Mandela spent 27 years of his life in a tiny cell of 5 square metres.
Boulders Beach - is just down the road from 77 Hillside, so not only is the water warm and the scenery stunning, but you'll find an interesting wildlife relationship in action: here it's the penguins who rule and the people who make way for their diminutive neighbours. If you get to the beach early on a summer day you will be able to get yourself a spot on the beach where the public can picnic, build sandcastles and possibly even catch a wave with one of the Boulders' most famous residents because the beach belongs to the penguins.
Cape Point Nature Reserve - Cape Point Nature Reserve is perhaps the most scenically spectacular park in South Africa. It stretches over the buckling, fynbos-covered hills of the Cape Peninsula to the dramatic Cape of Storms. It's 30 minutes from 77 Hillside and the reserve boasts the Two Oceans restaurant - have your lunch overlooking the Indian Ocean and then take a stroll across to the wild Atlantic or to the very tip of the peninsula itself. The reserve protects many endangered animal and plant species, including four whale species, three dolphin species, four tortoise species, 250 bird species, and a reasonable selection of big game: stately-looking eland and the more startlingly patterned bontebok antelope, scampering baboons and dashing ostriches can be also seen on a drive through the pristine bush.
Cape Point - Cape Point itself is one of the greatest landmarks in the world, jutting like a rocky knife into the broiling Atlantic ocean. It was here that Bartholomeu Diaz, the Portuguese navigator, first rounded the Cape in 1488, searching for a trade route to India and the East. The large stone cross in the reserve commemorates his achievement.
Waterfront - Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination. Set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views, exciting shopping and entertainment venues are intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina.
Stellenbosch Wine Route - The original Stellenbosch Wine Route was founded in 1971. There are more than 200 wine and grape producers within the boundaries of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin classification. The Wine Route is divided into five sub-routes. Daily wine tasting, cellar tours and sales are offered at most cellars and many of these have restaurant and picnic facilities. Wine can be purchased at the cellar door. Your purchases of any given quantity can be delivered locally or internationally.
Chapman's Peak Drive - is one of the most spectacular coastal roads in South Africa. It starts at the picturesque fishing harbour of Hout Bay and then winds up to Chapman's Point, revealing breathtaking views of the sandy bays down below, until the road reaches sea level again in Fish Hoek valley.
Safari parks - As one of the world's leading safari destinations, the west cost (2 hour drive from 77 Hillside) you are able to combine wildlife, beach, sporting activities and cultural inspirations.
How to get there
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Follow the M4 to Muizenberg and then on into Fish Hoek. Drive through Fish Hoek Main Road and when you get to the roundabout at then end of the Main Road turn right onto Kommetjie Road (M65). The first road to your left is Hillside Road (Opposite the Catholic Church). 77 Hillside is situated 200m along that road on the right hand side.
Activities near Cape Town
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
26 Mar 2012
Incredible view of False Bay, an easy 500 meter walk to a lovely beach, walking distance to shopping and restaurants and a splash pool on the deck all combine to make this vacation rental a great... more
03 Mar 2012
I have made Fish Hoek my base for all peninsula trip for the last 10 years. This time I brought my in laws from the USA with. The biggest surprise was that the pictures online, actually was accurate... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Summer||1 Oct 08||1 May 09||£ 900||-||-||3 Nights|
|Winter||1 May 09||1 Oct 09||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
For periods longer than 1 week please contact us for discounts.
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