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“Life is good at Malaika Lodge”
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Malaika Lodge
Ranked #30 of 59 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Trondheim, Norway
1 review
“Life is good at Malaika Lodge”
Reviewed 18 May 2011

Two wonderful weeks:
Me and my husbond stayed at the Malaika Lodge Easter 2011. It was perfect! From the first day to the last, we felt very welcome. Astrid and Marc are the most wonderful people, and they are very friendly and helpful hosts. Together with nice staff, Malaika Lodge have beautiful big rooms, large beds, and the bathrooms.......marvellous!
Malaika Lodge is about an half hour from the airport, 25 minutes from Waterfront and the City Center in Cape Town. We had a rental car, and we found out that Malaika Lodge and Hout Bay is a perfect base for daytrips in the area.
And after a busy day driving around, it was very nice and relaxing to come back to
the beautiful garden and nice swimmingpool at Malaika Lodge.
Hout Bay has a nice beach, just minutes from the lodge. We also visited many good restaurants in Hout Bay, just around the corner from Malaika Lodge.
As you can understand, we can not praise this place enough. We can highly recommend Malaika Lodge to everybody.
We will be back !

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stavanger
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Reviewed 5 February 2011

Me and my sister wanted to take our families to South-Africa for a month in our maternity leave,and just great luck over the Internet lead us to this remarkable place in Hout Bay. Words can not describe how we feel for this place and these people, Astrid and Marc. First of all: lovely house, with beautiful rooms, big beds and fantastic bathrooms. The garden is amazing, and the big pool was perfect for the whole family. We hired a car and had easy acsess to everything we wanted to see. And now Astrid and Marc: from the first time we met them we knew that they were the best hosts in the world! They constantly looked after us, and after a long day out, it was so refreshing to come home to Malaika Lodge!! We dearly recommend this place, and will for sure come back. We have made friends for life!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Wedemark, Germany
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Reviewed 26 December 2010

Our stay at Malaika Lodge has been incredible, we cannot praise it highly enough. The rooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean (we've been in the Garden Cottage). Most of all what made our stay here stand out from all the other places we have visited during our time in South Africa were our hosts Marc and Astrid they went to so much trouble to ensure we had the best time ( which we did ), always helpful and great fun but never intrusive, we simply didn't want to leave. We would say to anyone considering a stay in this area in our opinion Malaika Lodge is ( to quote Tina Turner ) "simply the best".

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

Stayed at the Malaika Lodge for the second time in two years last week.

I came back for the perect and personal service by owner Marc, elaborate breakfast, large and comfy beds and lovely modern bathroom, all set in a perfect outdoors location near quit beaches, table mountain, good bars and restaurants and lots of nature.

With less than 30min from the down town Cape Town, the Malaika Lodge truly feels at coming home after a hard day work. Oh, almost forgot, yes I did come here for business, but stayed just a bit longer to enjoy all !

A car is mandatory at this location to benefit from all to see and do in the neihborhood, but Marc arranged this for my business colleague and me. Driving from Houtbay via the trendy CampsBay, Clifton, Sea Point to arrive via Greenpoint in downtown Cape Town is a beautiful ride to enjoy every time though. Lots of restaurants, bars and beaches to enjoy along the way.

Marc, thanks for your hospitality, and see you next year same time, same place !

Regards, Paul

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Amsterdam
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Reviewed 11 March 2010

We had a very good time at Malaika Lodge and Mark and Adtrid where perfect hosts. The room was great (specially the bathroom) and our bed was super, it was big!!! Mark and Astrid gave us a welcome feeling and if we needed anything, they advised or helped us. The photo's we saw before we went didn't look so nice, but we where suprised to see the house and the garden. The pool and garden are very nice. We recommend this place and we will return here again when we go to Capetown!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Scotland
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Reviewed 5 March 2010

My husband and I have just returned from a weeks stay at this lodge. We had a fabulous time, we stayed in the Princess suite which has the most beautiful bathroom I have ever seen. Marc the host was very friendly and welcoming, he became my husbands beer buddy for the week. I have never stayed anywhere on holiday where we were made to feel so welcome and completely at home. The facilities are second to none and I have no hesitation in recommending this lodge if you are looking for a peaceful relaxing place to stay, where you will be made to feel right at home. We will be back!!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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berlin
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Reviewed 1 March 2010

We stayed with our grandma and two children (2years and 4 month old) in the king suite and the princess suite. The rooms are stunning, specially the bath rooms. The king suite is super spacious. Marc and Astrid are perfect hosts and made us feel at home. They were there when needed and disappeared like the staff in a 5 star restaurant. We enjoyed very much there company and had a lot of beers together.

The lodge has a big swimming pool, always clean and inviting for a swim to cool off. The wooden deck with hammock and couches is surrounded by beautiful plants.

We enjoyed the superb stay and will be back.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Malaika Lodge
Address: 8 Karakal Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Hotel Class:4 star — Malaika Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Malaika Lodge Hout Bay, South Africa - Cape Town

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