We really enjoyed our one month (!) stay at ekogaia. Firstly, the setting is magic. Look out the door, and you can see the Atlantic Ocean breaking on the amazingly white and huge Noordhoek beach. Look from the back stoep, and you see dramatic mountains, with Noordhoek peak towering above. The cottage itself is very nicely done up, nice organic feel to it - but still with all the necessary creature comforts. We stayed in Helix cottage, and loved it. Lots of light, lots of air, probably nicely cool when its warm outside, and at least not freezing when it was cold.
Noordhoek is a great place to have your base if you have some time to spend. We took our 6 month old daughter with us to South Africa for a month, and Ekogaia gave just the right sort of peace and relaxation we needed. We were dependent on a car, but then we had the city, false bay, cape point and - of course - the surrounding areas easily available.
We walked up the two closest peaks, and the area is great for walking and hiking.
Our hosts, Glenn and Colette were great. We mostly dealt with Glenn, and he was helpful, relaxed and friendly - the perfect hosts. Also, the price we got when staying for a full month, was excellent. Really good value!
Just go there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ekogaia Farm Cottages are located on a private estate in a quiet rural setting, halfway between the city and Cape Point, giving prime access to the area.Our accommodation is environmentally sensitively designed with solar heating, recycling, etc. We provide all of the comforts of home and are ideally suited to family visits. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ekogaia Farm Cottages Noordhoek, South Africa - Cape Town