Hout Bay holiday log cabin rental with private pool, beach/lake nearby and internet access and balcony/terrace

Blackwood Log Cabin

from £70 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

31 reviews

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The Log Cabin is surrounded by Nature

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 233020

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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
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Nearest beach Hout Bay Beach 7 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
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
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), 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, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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 31

23 Aug 2015


"Wonderful host, beautiful views and luxurious accommodations!"

Our stay here far exceeded our expectations. We had just arrived from 3 weeks in a village in Tanzania, doing volunteer work. The large tub in the bedroom was just what I needed to get cleaned up, beds were so comfortable, and I was excited about the coffee pot (having lived on instant coffee for the previous 3 weeks). A grocery store (Quick Spar) was about 2 kilometers down the road and had everything we needed to prepare meals, Our hosts, Colette and Warren, were there when we needed them, helped us out by letting us use their hiking map, but gave us the privacy we needed to rest up. We felt safe and secure. If we ever get back to the area, we will stay there again.

The intrepid African travelers! We loved having you stay and hearing your stories. If you find yourself in the Cape again, we would love to have you back. There will be many a hiker to enjoy the use of your hiking staffs that you donated. Until next time, take care. Best Regards Colette and Warren

2 Apr 2015


"A place to unwind and relax away from it all and yet be close to so much!"

We were fortunate to stay at Blackwood Lodge for 12 nights. The lodge is in a beautiful position situated high above Hout Bay with lovely views. However it is close enough to enjoy both Hout Bay beach and the wine estates of Constantia. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable and has been furnished in natural tones to compliment the wooden lodge. There is a large terrace and freshwater pool to ensure we relaxed during our stay. The owners, Colette and Warren are close by and were very welcoming.... So to sum up our stay..we enjoyed it so much we have already booked again. There can be no better recommendation!

To the adventure couple - thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you next year. All our very best, Colette and Warren

30 Mar 2015


"A wonderful place to stay and have an amazing holiday in Cape Town."

I went to Cape Town lots of times in the last ten years. Blackwood log cabin is one of the most comfortable, peaceful and secure place I ever stayed. Surrounded by nature, with a little private pool and a stunning overview from the terrace. Beatiful furniture, very clean and lot of space to live. Probably would be better to have air conditioning during the hot season, but this is not so relevant to affect the holiday. Our guest Colette was very kind And always ready to help us. We will certainly return in the future.

Dear Anna Maria, Thank you for you review and your kind words. It was a very hot time indeed when you were visiting - not to mention how worrying it was with the fires. We thought you were wonderful during this very worrying time. We look forward to seeing you next time. All the very best. Kind Regards Colette and Warren

29 Jan 2015



From the onset Collette was very helpful and patient as we had issues that meant us changing dates. The lodge is gorgeous. Spotless, and very quiet. Beautiful views. The location is very private and peaceful (unusual for Hout Bay). My little boy loved it too...fab private pool..trampoline...chickens roaming..just gorgeous. Definitely will return. We have stayed in Hout bay many times, this lodge is by far the best.

Dear Kimberley, Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm so glad that we were able to work things out with the dates and that you could stay with us. - after all, don't we look forward to our holidays all year? We hope to have you back one day and especially with your special little guy Jack! All the best until next time. 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

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

17 Sep 2013



Thank you to the owners for the most delightful hospitality and experience! The view was spectacular! The facilities was most comfortable and nothing short! Blackwood Log Cabin is a little paradise nest which captures your full attention and allows you to engage with nature...total freedom and pure serenity! I would recommend the escape 100%...it's absolutely amazing! It's one of my favorite places and I will be making a habit going back for more!

Dear Siehaam, Thank you for your kind words about Blackwood Log Cabin. We are happy that you are able to rest, rejuvenate and enjoy the nature here. We look forward to your return. Kind Regards Colette

23 Dec 2012


"Absolutely stunning"

We arrived very early on the day and was gladly welcomed by Colette, she was extremely friendly and had no issues with us turning up early, She even brought bottle of wine to welcome us. We loved every minute of the lodge and could absolutely recommend it to anyone. The only downside was that we did not stay long enough! Thank you Colette and Warren, You made our stay a absolute dream!!

Dear Rudolph, Hannah and Ellis, Thank you for your kinds words. It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay at Blackwood Log Cabin. We hope you will visit again soon and manage to stay for a longer period. All the best for 2013, Kind Regards Colette and family

Review 1-10 of 31

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    Calendar last updated:17 Nov 2015

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