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Blackwood Log Cabin

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 18 reviews

Log cabin | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Natural Surrounds.....The cabin is set in two acres of indigenous garden and forest with rock formations, wild flowers and Koi fish ponds. The natural swimming pool, low slung hammocks and trampoline, make it the perfect natural playground for children.

Perfect Position......This warm, welcoming home is perfectly positioned for exploring the peninsula and the city. It is only minutes away from the beach, restaurants and cafes. The V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain cable car are 20 minutes away. Constantia Wine lands and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are less than a 5 minute drive away.

The Home Itself.......

The main bedroom has a queen bed and glass sliding doors that lead onto a private covered deck with a hammock. The two large windows look out to the mountains where the sun rises. A Victorian bath offers beautiful views to the forest and mountain peaks. A toilet and basin complete the en-suite bathroom.

The second bedroom has twin beds and glass sliding doors that open onto the main deck. The large window looks to the mountains where the sun sets.

The second bathroom has a walk in rain shower with a large window looking into a yellowwood tree. The wooden basin and toilet complete the bathroom.

The kitchen is spacious and modern. It is well equipped with a glass-top stove and oven, fridge and microwave. All cooking utensils, crockery and glassware are fit for entertaining guests.

The Lounge has high ceilings and hanging lampshades that mimic silk woven cocoons. The lounge extends onto the deck with foldaway glass doors on three sides that opens it up to the valley and the mountains beyond.

The deck has wooden table and chairs for the inevitable el-fresco dining and evening drinks. There is a barbeque for cooking on the open fire. The swimming pool is deep and playful and a wonderful place to soak up the African sun.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Hout Bay Beach 7 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, 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 Airport 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Furnishings....

The furnishings are organic and textures are of the earth: linen, cottons, sea grass, raffia, sisal, bamboo, knotted leather and sea shells. The organic connection is not limited to the furnishings; the walls and floor are treated with plant oil on the inside and the house uses the African sun as its source of energy.

The Western Cape region

Cape Town is a city alive with creativity, colour, sounds and tastes. While exploring the city and meeting its people, you will fall in love with its natural beauty, creative freedom and incredible spirit. Cape Town is a city where the beautiful province of the Western Cape lies ready to be explored. It is surrounded by Winelands in some of the most spectacular settings with some of the most delicious wines in the world. The Overberg is well know for the whales that seek shelter during the breeding season, so close to the shore. A magnificent site to watch these great mammals. The Garden Route's lakes and forests are further afield and well worth a visit. For the thrill seekers, the list is endless, from shark cage diving, bungee jumping, paragliding, extreme mountain biking, kayaking, sailing, horse-riding to name but a few.

Hout Bay

Hout Bay is a little town, facing the ocean and surrounded by wine farms and the magnificent mountains. It is a lively coastal town with a lovely swimming beach and a picturesque harbour where you can buy some of the best fish in the world.

Hout BAy invites you to enjoy nature with walks and hikes in the mountains, horse rides, boat rides, mountain biking routes and out door markets selling good food, art and crafts.

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Review 1-10 of 18

27 Sep 2014


"Absolutely Amazing"

I stayed with my parents and my brother and had an amazing time!We split our time in Cape Town between Blackwood Log Cabin and a sea facing apartment at the V&A waterfront, and can honestly tell you- … More

Hello Deepika! How lovely to hear from you! Thank you for you review. I hope you and your family are very well and that your new business is flourishing. We really look forward to having you stay again one day soon. Please send my regards to the rest of the family. All the very best, Colette

24 Jul 2014


"Great place, Gret place, Great place"

We spent a week there with our 2 boys aged 9 and 14. Everything has already been said about this perfect lovely place.The cabin is very comfortable, very nicely decorated. It is located not far from C… More

Dear Carole,

Thank you for your positive review! i am glad you had a wonderful stay with your boys! it sound like you had a really adventurous time. Until next time, all the best! Kind Regards
Colette and Warren

5 Jun 2014


"Hidden Gem"

A stunning property in a stunning location with stunning company - a simply perfect stay. Will always have very fond memories my time at this wonderful log cabin with its amazing views.

Thank you Barry, I'm pleased you had a special time. We look forward to having you back in the future.
All the best, Colette

9 Apr 2014


"Hidden Retreat in great location"

We spent a great Christmas break in Blackwood cabin, and felt completely at ease. Colette was very welcoming and naturally helpful, without imposing. She was fantastic with our daughter.They set a ver… More

Dear Chris and Nicola,

Thank you for your lovely review. We really enjoyed having you to stay and it was great having Bailey too. We hope it isn't too long before you are back. All the best, Colette and Warren.

1 Apr 2014


"The second stay was even better"

This year we stayed in the beautiful cabin for the second time. As said in the title: it was even better, because we stayed there for 2 weeks and that gave us the opportunity to make use of the house … More

Dear Cees,

Thank you for your kind words about Blackwood Log Cabin. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and will be most happy to have you stay again. All our very best until next time. Kind Regards Colette and Warren.

23 Mar 2014


"Log cabin in the trees with great views of the mountains."

Lovely wood cabin set high on the side of a wooded valley in Hout Bay. Wonderful decor inside, fully equipped with everything you might need, including hammock!Small pool set into the hill under the c… More

Dear Les,

Thank you for your review. We hope we can meet again in the future. Kind Regards

2 Dec 2013



Das wunderschöne Haus entspricht den Photos. Eher noch schöner. Zu dem freistehendem Haus gehört zusätzlich auch noch ein eigener Pool. Das Haus steht auf dem Grundstück der Eigentümer, dessen … More

Dear Hannes and family. Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with your young family. Should you come back to Cape town one day, we would love to have you back. Regards colette and warren.

6 Nov 2013



We were very fortunate to spend a wonderful five days in Blackwood Cabin and can't recommend it highly enough. The views across the valley are stunning and the location is quiet and peaceful. Colette was a thoughtful and unobtrusive host and the cabin was spotlessly clean and fully equipped with everything we needed – bedding, towels, hand soap and any kitchen utensil we required. Our sightseeing schedule kept us out every day but it would be easy to while away the days relaxing at the cabin and next time we'll stay longer so that we can make full use of the pool, the deck and the barbecue.

Dear Keith and Neo, Thank you for your generous review - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Blackwood Log Cabin. We look forward to your next visit with us and hope it's not too far off. Kind Regards
Colette and Warren

12 Oct 2013


"Wonderful Home Away From Home!"

If you're lucky enough to visit Cape Town South Africa, Blackwood Log Cabin is where you want to stay. This place is FANTASTIC. The accommodations are perfect with views of Table Mountain National Park just across a wooded valley and gardens on the property landscaped with beautiful native plants and even fish ponds and a pool! Don't know about you but when I think of a log cabin I envision camping out or at least living rather rustic. There's nothing about Blackwood Log Cabin that's rustic. It offers full privacy and all comforts that a visitor to this wonderful country could ask for. To complete the vacation package, you get to meet the owners Colette and Warren Riley. They made us feel so very welcome and offered much appreciated tourism information that was always right on the mark.

Do we recommend Blackwood...YES. Would we stay here again...that's another resounding YES!

Dear Jim and Karen, it was really wonderful to meet you and have you stay at Blackwood Log Cabin. We would be more than happy to have you stay again anytime. We look forward to it.! All the best, Colette and Warren.

18 Sep 2013



I cannot gush enough about this property This is definitely the best place we have ever stayed and wants for nothing. The house is amazingly private, the views unbelievable and the hosts lovely beyond compare. The house is spacious and very tastefully furnished and equipped and the beds absolute heaven. The only problem I had was getting my children out of my glorious bath (even though the shower room was amazing too). Please can we move in and live there forever....

Dear Pia, Thanks for your kind words! We look forward to having you and the girls back soon. All the best, Regards Colette

Review 1-10 of 18

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:16 Dec 2014

Based in South Africa

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