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View across False Bay from Highcliffe House pool and patio

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Highcliffe House is an upmarket guest house, owned and managed by Jane & Jim Yeomans who have travelled extensively. It is ideally located on the mountainside overlooking Gordon's Bay, with breathtaking sea views across False Bay to Table Mountain and round to the mountains of the Helderberg. Gordon's Bay, known by many as the jewel of the Western Cape, has recently been designated as the start of the Whale Coast Route, further enhancing its claim as the number one base for visiting all of the attractions of the Western Cape, without big city hustle and bustle, and pricing !

We offer three unique self-contained apartments; the 1 bedroom Merlot and Pinotage Suites, and the 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom Riesling Suite. Each suite is spacious, and stylishly furnished to a very high standard, with double en-suite bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and comfortable lounges. Each suite has a private entrance with direct access from safe private parking, and has either a private balcony, patio or garden, each with individual barbecue facilities and patio furniture for al fresco dining. Each suite has air conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TV, DVD/CD player and WiFi internet access, as well as many extra luxuries to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday.

There are private golf lockers for each suite - Highcliffe House Suites are very popular with golfers as there are 5 championship golf courses within 30 minutes drive. The historic Cape Winelands of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek are all within an hour's drive, while the start of the Helderberg Wine Route, with almost 50 top wine estates, is less than 10 minutes away. Central Cape Town is just 45 minutes, and we are only 25 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

The location therefore of this superior Guest House provides the perfect venue for enjoying the many attractions of the Western Cape, while providing a warm friendly ambience in which to enjoy an idyllic vacation, in the luxury of your own comfortable suite and with the flexibility of self-catering without having to worry about any chores.

After enjoying the beautiful sights of the area, playing golf, or tasting wine at one of our many superb wine estates, relax by the pool, enjoy a glass of local wine and watch the magnificent sunsets over the Bay, before dining under the stars. Join fellow guests in the bar for a 'nightcap' before retiring to your own comfortable suite at the end of any other perfect day.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gordon's Bay 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cape Town International 25 km, Nearest railway: Strand or Somerset West 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Air conditioning, CD player, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Highcliffe House luxurious Suites offer the ultimate in self-catering accommodation, with quality decor throughout and particular attention to detail.

The 100 sq m. Merlot Suite, often booked by honeymoon couples, has a large bedroom with kingsize bed (which can also be made into twin beds), air conditioning/heating, and a full en-suite bathroom with corner bath and separate shower. The modern cherrywood kitchen is fully equipped, has modern appliances and a bar counter with 2 stools, as well as a dining area for 4. The comfortable lounge has a log fireplace, and opens onto a balcony with built-in gas barbecue - a lovely place to sit with a glass of delicious local wine enjoying the magnificent sunsets over the Bay. The apartment is located on the upper level to maximise the spectacular sea and mountain views, and has a private entrance with direct access (no stairs) from secure parking behind electronic gates, so guests can come & go as they please.

All of our suites have ceiling fans and/or airconditioning, satellite TV, DVD/CD players, hi-fi systems, personal safes, hair dryers, radio alarm clocks,quality toiletries, percale cotton lines, extra blankets and many extra luxuries to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday

The suites are fully serviced on weekdays, clean towels are provided daily (including beach towels) and bed linen is changed twice weekly. We also offer a deluxe laundry service.

We provide tea, coffee, sugar, milk, sparkling water and condiments on arrival, and can provide breakfast baskets on request.

View this link for a virtual tour of Highcliffe House and it's apartments.

Further details outdoors

Highcliffe House is a superior guest house located on the mountainside in a very quiet, yet well lit area of Gordon's Bay. All guests have safe private parking (including spaces for a trailer). The very attractive gardens are well maintained and attract a wide variety of birdlife. Guests can enjoy their own patio, balcony or garden of whichever apartment they are in, and use the heated pool, terrace and garden with other guests - a maximum of 8 at any one time. There are sun loungers, chairs, umbrellas and a large awning on the terraace, as well as a large patio table and 8 chairs which guests are also welcome to use, should they so wish. There is also an indoor gas barbecue, which guests can also use on windier days. All areas are well lit and easily accessible. the whole property is fenced and secure.

Further details

Welcome pack on arrival.

Breakfast basket on arrival on request, at cost.

Owners available to assist with tours, onward bookings, car hire or any other information about the area.

Cots and high chairs provided free of charge - limit of 1 per room.

Air beds for toddlers also available on request - limit of 1 per room.

Check in : 14.00 Check out : 11.00. Highcliffe House will try to accommodate early check in / late check out on request.

The Western Cape region

Known as 'The Mother City', Cape Town, capital of the Western Cape, is one of the most spectacularly beautiful cities in the world and voted one of the top three cities in the world to visit. The climate is mild with temperatures rising to over 35 degrees in Summer and very little rain. Winter is the rainy season, and temperatures can drop to below 10 degrees with a midday average of 14 degrees. However the period between May and November is ideal for those who seek to explore the Western Cape and its many attractions with most days where the weather is a pleasure.

The City of Cape Town sits to the north of the Cape Peninsula, a 60 km long peninsula with the Atlantic to the West and the warmer waters of False Bay to the East. In between lie Table Mountain, the rugged buttresses of the Twelve Apostles, and the Silvermine. The natural beauty of beaches, mountains and valleys, coupled with the warm climate means there are plenty of outdoor activities.

Table Mountain, now recognised as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, is first on most visitors' list and the cable car runs daily, weather permitting. The V&W waterfront is also one of the main attractions of the City. There are shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas, markets, an aquarium and boat trips, including trips to Robben Island. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are recognised as one of the great botanical gardens of the world with floral displays all year round. Outdoor concerts are held in the gardens in the Summer. The Hop-on Hop-off Bus is a great way to view the City at leisure, and there are many top quality restaurants to enjoy the wonderful Cape Malay food which is unique to the Western Cape.

Gordon's Bay

Gordon's Bay is a picturesque coastal village, often called the 'jewel of the Western Cape' and still one of the best kept secrets in the area. With safe sandy white beaches, including the Blue Flag Bikini Beach, two harbours on False Bay, Gordon's Bay is also a boating and fisherman's paradise.

This quaint seaside village has bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, a 9 hole golfcourse right in the village, bowls, horse riding as well as a number of hiking trails and walking routes. It is the start of the famous 'Whale Coast Route' which follows the spectacular Faure Marine Drive round the coast to Hermanus, and in July to December the Southern Right whales can be seen in False Bay, along with dolphins and sharks - shark cage diving is available nearby, and there are a colony of penguins at Betty's Bay, just along the coast. There is also MonkeyTown - a fascinating Primate Centre and ideal for children, and Blue Rock Cable Waterski is a great centre for all ages, offering very safe cable water skiing, fishing, diving and other activities.

Located just 45 km from the centre of Cape Town, 25 km from Cape Town International Airport, Gordon's Bay is the ideal location for exploring all of the Western Cape from Cape Point to Hermanus and beyond.

There are 5 championship golf courses all within 15 minutes drive, and the historic Cape Winelands of the Helderberg, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek start just 10km away offering superb wine tasting and gourmet restaurants. The Helderberg Wine route actually starts in Gordon's Bay. There is also a large shopping mall nearby with upmarket shops, cinemas and coffee shops.

With its beautiful scenery, fantastic sunsets, wonderful birdlife and plethora of water sports, Gordon's Bay is the perfect holiday venue - away from the city rush, providing visitors with a tranquil holiday in beautiful peaceful surroundings.

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20 Jan 2015


"Wonderful experience"

We stayed in the Merlot Suite at Highcliffe House in Gordon's Bay during December 2014. We spent ten nights.The owners are wonderful people, they welcomed us upon our arrival and even had a Chri… More

7 Mar 2014


"Home from home in Gordon's Bay"

Another wonderful holiday in Gordon's Bay. Our third time staying with jane and Jim who are great hosts. Merlot is our favourite apartment. Wonderful view from the verandah and very comfortable … More

15 Jan 2014


"The perfect place to stay in the cape"

This was our second visit to Highcliffe House, but the first time in Merlot and It is every bit as luxurious and thoughtfully fitted out as the last apartment we stayed in. The views from bedroom and … More

Thank you so much for your kind review, which was very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Highcliffe House again soon.

22 Apr 2013


"holiday heaven"

This is possibly our fourth or fifth stay at Highcliffe House, but the first time in Merlot. It is every bit as luxurious and thoughtfully fitted out as the other appartment we have used, and the view… More

21 Jan 2013


"Home from home with views to die for!"

We stayed in the Merlot Suite for 6 nights at the start of our 4 week South African holiday. The apartment was very comfortable, had everything we needed and our hosts were very friendly and helpful. This was our base for exploring The Cape, Capetown, the wine area and the whale coast - we came at this time to make sure we saw the whales at Hermanus & we did - a truly amazing experience from the beach restaurant recommended by Jane & Jim. A great location & excellent start to our holiday.

22 Oct 2012


"Fantastic views and a real "home from home""

We just got back from 2 wonderful days at Highcliffe House - Merlot Suite. Even though it rained all weekend, it really didn't matter as the apartment was so lovely that it was a pleasure to jus… More

11 Jul 2012


"An Amazing Break When Needed Most"

I recently had a weekend away with my partner at the Merlot Suite in Gordons Bay. We are both very busy individuals with fairly stressful careers and we both desperately needed a break! We got a lot m… More

3 Feb 2012



We stayed at The HighCliffe house in the Merlot Suite for our 7th wedding anniversary. We could not have asked for anything more suited. We had such a relaxing marvelous time and would definitely go… More

25 Sep 2011


"A real home away from home"

What an amazing 3days spent at this stunning home. A real home away from home. The breathtaking views and the most peaceful surroundings was just what we looking for. Jane & Jim made us feel so comfo… More

17 Sep 2011


"magnificent attention to detail"

we were so pleasantly suprised by the attention to all the finest detail at the most affordable price! we had such a wonderful stay! can't wait for another opportunity to visit.… More

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Calendar last updated:23 Jan 2015

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