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Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa
  • House3229 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 14 nights

4 bedrooms (view of the ocean and mountains), 3 bathrooms, sunroom, garden


Tanja Schuemer

Member Since 2013
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english, french, german, Afrikaans
Calendar last updated:
Feb 28, 2018
About Tanja Schuemer

Peter (born in Great Britain, raised in South Africa) and Tanya (a Berlin native) live in Kenya with their two daughters, Maya and Leilah. Both of them work in the fields of development and security policy. We really like Kenya’s unique landscape and culture, and the freedom that Africa affords our family. All four of us love our mountain bikes and our three, young German Shepherds.

Tanja Schuemer purchased this House in 2012

Why Tanja Schuemer chose Glencairn

False Horizons is an impressive, spacious, bright, and comfortable home, perfect for relaxing and enjoying life. From the living room, the whales in the bay are easily visible. It is also an ideal location for athletes, nature lovers, and families. The unique flora and fauna in the region, the stunning views of the ocean, the vineyards around Stellenbosch, Table Mountain, and, last but not least, Cape Town have captivated tourists and adventurers alike for centuries. This region’s cultures blend together in a truly unique way.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Spacious, view of ocean and mountains, adjacent bath
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Ocean view and mountains, built-in closets, across from bath
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, View of the ocean and mountains, loft bed or 2 single beds
      • Bedroom 4
        2 king, Large room w/ bath, living area, kitchen, & garden entrance
      • 2 sleep sofa /futon


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Beach
            • Near The Ocean


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Garage
                          Double garage
                        • Living Room
                          Additional sunroom with incredible view
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Coffee maker (2)
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Kitchen with top-notch equipment for everything you’ll need
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                      Indoor and outdoor games. Rocking horse outside.
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Boat
                                        • Golf
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                        • Tennis


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • playground
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • churches
                                                • pond
                                                • reefs
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Perfect place for families and all kinds of athletes, but especially water sports enthusiasts, cyclists, hikers, and nature lovers. Whale-watching and penguins nearby.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 12:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  22 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Huge house, great location, stunning views !!!

                                                                  Anja L.Cape Coral, Florida

                                                                  We are a family of five and enjoyed very much our stay at False Horizon!

                                                                  The house is very spacious, cosy and well equipped with a stunning ocean view. We enjoyed the newly renovated bathrooms and the additional condo in the basement, equipped with a piano :-)

                                                                  The weather was very cold so we became to use and love the fireplace in the house very very much.

                                                                  We had a very warm welcome from Kathy who took good care of all our questions and needs during our stay. A special thank you and very big hug to her !!!

                                                                  Overall False Herizon is a great place to stay. And we're looking forward to hopefully come back soon.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear Anja, thank you for staying with us! It was such a pleasure and we hope you will come back one day. Enjoy a good trip home. Tanja

                                                                  Fantastic accommodation with great views

                                                                  Annette D.

                                                                  The property is easily accessible with provision shops nearby. We were greeted by agents of the owners who helped us settle in well. The property was in excellent order throughout and has extensive views across the waters to Simon's Town. Fantastic accommodation that we would highly recommend to everyone. We will be back!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear Annette, Thank you and we would love to welcome you again. With very best wishes,


                                                                  Wonderful property for families well situated

                                                                  Carlo P.Doha

                                                                  Spacious house with beautiful views situated in Glencairn close to Simontown. Everything worked well and the house is definitely comfortable. For a family of 5 this was perfect with grocery shopping close by at the Longview Mall but especially great location if you rent a car since you can access lots of nice beaches close by (Muizenberg for surfing and warmer water), based on which way the wind is blowing you can go to either the west or east beaches. Only an hour drive from City Center via the M3 or even more spectacular Chapman's Peak drive (through Hout Bay) and on to Table Mountain. Also easy access to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and all the vineyards either at Constantia, Stellenbosch or Summerset West. I fully recommend this place and the person greeting (Debbie) us was very helpful as well. Overall the house was very clean and lived up to all it promised.

                                                                  A house on a hill to remember!

                                                                  Jacob S.Cottage Grove, MN USA

                                                                  My wife and I rented this home on our first trim to South Africa. We are not familiar with the area and lucked out with this house. It is in a great neighborhood. Perfectly situated to take advantage of the endless breeze coming off the ocean and to reveal a breathtaking sunrise every morning. If you are looking for an authentic experience then Glencarin is the perfect little area. A short walk will bring you to the train station where for about $2.00 you can ride between the towns all day long, or grab an UBER that never took longer than 10 minutes to pick us up regardless of time of day. If you would rather walk there are convenient paths / sidewalks that hug the coast line and offer amazing scenery.

                                                                  The only thing that would have made this stay more enjoyable would have been adding three to four weeks to our stay. Nine days is just not long enough in such a warm, and inviting home.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear Jacob, We are very happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your holiday and our house. You were the first one to enjoy our newly rebuild bathrooms. We would be delighted to welcome you again any time. I wish you a happy 2017.

                                                                  You can't beat a view like this! A perfect escape.

                                                                  Aimee B.

                                                                  You can't beat a view like this! A perfect escape, nestled between Kalk Bay and Simon's Town, you start to unwind the minute you arrive. Comfy beds, bright and big kitchen, a huge self contained flat downstairs, a fireplace, big dining table for family dinners or dinner parties, and enclosed balcony where you can drink in that killer view in comfort, it makes it very hard to leave!

                                                                  We had an incredible time staying here, and it will be on our must-do list every time we visit Cape Town. Very highly recommended! Thank you for having us Peter and Tanja!

                                                                  Super house for 7 golfers from Sweden

                                                                  Olof S.

                                                                  We were 7 golf enthusiasts from Sweden. We appreciated the large garage where we could put our golf equipment. Several very nice lounge areas. Stunning sea view. Close to bath and some restaurants within walking distance.

                                                                  Good kitchen, where we cooked breakfast every day and prepared for grilling outside in the garden's Weber grill.

                                                                  A very good accommodation for the money!


                                                                  Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa

                                                                  False Horizons sits atop a hill, overlooking False Bay, Glencairn Beach, and the mountains. The area is known for its beautiful beaches, water sports offerings, and golf courses, but especially for the large number of whales (September through November) and the bays full of penguins. The three upper bedrooms have a view of the bay, the beach, and the mountains. The long, sandy beach is just a 10-minute walk away. It is a favourite among families and surfers. Glencairn is a peaceful place, with spectacular views as well as plenty of shopping, restaurants, and bars. It has a spa and sports facilities and, to top it all off, many amazing hike and bike trails wind through the hilly landscape. It’s the perfect place for mountain bikers, hikers, (kite)surfers and other water sports aficionados, as well as families. Two mountain bikes are available for use, in addition to the toys and games provided for the kids. Glencairn is part of Simon’s Town, famous for its penguins, its port, and its waterfront full of restaurants and shops. Simon’s Town Waterfront is just a short drive away. Kalk Bay, with its countless cafes, restaurants, intriguing storefronts, and active fishing harbour, is a great place to stroll and look around. Cape Point and its unique, unspoilt landscape are truly ravishing. Cape Point is just a short drive away. There is a road that leads from Glencairn to the centre of Cape Town, which is roughly a 35-minute drive.

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