The redefined essence of hospitality
Built in 1871, the 5-star Hout Bay Manor sits gracefully in the historical fishing village of Hout Bay, Cape Town and was lovingly restored in 2007 to its former elegance.
Refined luxury is afforded at Hout Bay Manor, which is considered one of the most graceful landmarks in the Cape. With just 21 en suite rooms, old and new is celebrated with history and heritage while infusing Zulu and Xhosa décor to celebrate the vibrant pulse of South Africa.
The rooms and suites are appropriately categorised, such as Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho and Sangoma. Overlooking the pool and garden area the Sangoma offers two adjacent luxury rooms with balconies and by combining both, a family apartment is created.
Bright colours, bold patterns and tribal beadwork show off the diversity of Africa while emphasising the 6, 000 endemic species of Fynbos. The history of the Cape was an influencing factor so traditional reed ceilings, yellowwood and stink wood, rough walls and shiny brass are incorporated. Cape homes in the 1700s were filled with an eccentric mix of Eastern and Western items due to the trade routes between Europe and China so Chinese barstools, African masks, Dutch cupboards etc are highlighted. The sea also influenced the décor with coral printed curtains and shell mirrors reflecting the Manor's proximity. Hout Bay Manor is almost entirely custom designed, ensuring a bespoke experience that is unique, highly individual and soulful.
Dining at Hout Bay Manor is an exceptional experience for culinary aficionados with an extensive menu of signature dishes offered at 'Pure' - a highlight for those wishing to indulge in an evening of fine cuisine with an impressive selection of fine wines and Champagnes from the cellar.
Privacy is retained as the Manor House itself is open only for resident guests and those dining at 'Pure'.
Hout Bay Manor has redefined the essence of hospitality - this is unsurpassed luxury living at its best.