When at home in MooiBaai Cottages you can relax on your private terrace enjoying the magnificent mountain vistas with a book and a glass of wine. Sleep and rest in one of the hyper comfortable rooms.
MooiBaai was originally a farm and ideally suited to be transformed into a charming guesthouse with authentic elements. MooiBaai is one of the rare remaining properties in Hout Bay kept in the typical and historical Cape Dutch architecture, giving it all its charm. To add to the fauna, our direct backyard neighbour is Hout Bay’s World of Birds!
In Room Facilities:
* Complimentary Wi-Fi.
* Bathroom with spacious walk-in shower.
* Spa Treatments.
* Private terrace, with direct access to the pool deck.
Affectionately called ‘the republic of Hout Bay’ by its residents, due mainly to the limited means of access into this attractive suburb - there are only three - Hout Bay lies just 20 minutes’ from the centre of Cape Town yet has a unique and timeless beauty that makes it so popular with locals and visitors.
The Afrikaans word “Hout” means “wood” and derives from the 17th century when the Dutch discovered enough wood around the bay to satisfy their building needs. These green origins also explain the proportionally rich presence of horse farms in the village, up to today.
Hout Bay was formerly a fishing village and has managed to maintain its unique combination of fishing harbour and country atmosphere, despite development. Its long, sandy beach faces a bay framed by mountains and is quite simply exceptionally beautiful. Capetonians throng here over weekends to partake of the local fish & chips and to catch a glimpse of the resident Cape seals that make the harbour their home.
Getting into Cape Town from Hout Bay offers three distinct possibilities, all of which are scenic drives. Chapman’s Peak, although a toll road, remains one of the most beautiful and awesome routes with views to take your breath away, whilst the route over Suikerbossie Hill to Llandudno and other Atlantic beaches of Cape Town, in the shadow of the Twelve Apostles, is equally inspiring. The road that joins up with the Constantia Wine Route, over Constantia Nek, provides a bird’s eye view of False Bay and takes you into the beautiful Constantia Valley.
Hout Bay provides more than enough attractions on its own, despite its central position. Hiking and cycling in the surrounding mountains, abseiling, game fishing, the full gamut of aquatic sports, including sea kayaking, sunset champagne cruises to the V&A Waterfront, boat trips to Seal Island in a glass-bottomed boat and the World of Birds mean that one can effectively remain within the republic for one’s entire trip without running out of things to do - earning one the right to own one of Hout Bay’s very own passports - a cherished memento of many a visitor.
* Secure parking.
* Communal kitchen and lounge that can freely be used.
* Tea & coffee facilities.
* Constantia Nek and winefarms.
* Orangekloof Forest.
* Suikerbossie Pass.
* World of Birds.
* Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area.
* Twelve Apostles.
* Ahoy! Mariner's Wharf.
* Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar.
* Hout Bay Craft Market.
* Cape Peninsular Loop.
* Enjoy Fish on the Rocks.
* Hout Bay Beach.
* Snorkling with seals.