Travelling from the UK we wanted somewhere conviently close to Cape Town and friends suggested Hout Bay as a good base to explore from. This is about a 20 minute drive from Cape Town and offers stunning scenery, the bay area is beautiful and there are plenty of local amenities that kept us happy, such as shops, restaurants and boat rides from the harbour.
We stayed for 8 nights in this apartment having spent the previous two nights at the Raj hotel in the centre of town. We recieved a reasonably warm welcome from the management office for the complex and were shown into the apartment itself. Parking is gated so we felt safe leaving the car there, even if the parking spaces are a little tight to negotiate.
The apartment is kitted out to a reasonable standard and the self catering facilities are excellent, the bedrooms were warm and cosy and having underfloor heating made a big difference in the evening when it became chilly outside.
One thing that we hadn't... more