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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, dutch

Luxury Apartment with Unbelievable Views

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Cape Peninsula Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Harbour Place extends over a sizable portion of the ground floor of the West wing of the historic New Kings Hotel, built in 1930 and recently refurbished and turned into luxury apartments. The apartment offers truly spectacular views of the harbour, ocean and Hottentot mountain range in the distance. The interior is extremely spacious with lots of light, high ceilings, Tasmanian Teak wooden floors and lead glass windows. Finishings are the very best, with luxury touches like underfloor heating for the winter months, Egyptian cotton, hand-embroidered sheets on the beds and Persian rugs on the floor.

There is an undercover patio with a gas barbecue and patio furniture, as well as a well-placed wooden deck looking onto the harbour and the hustle and bustle of the village. A small grassed garden has 2 loungers for reading and sunbathing. A great favourite with guests is the one-way smoked glass corner bay window that looks onto the passing parade in Windsor street. Here, one can spend a an entire afternoon 'people watching' from the comfort of a quiet corner in the living room.

As part of the prestigious 'Majestic Village' (a cluster of restored historical buildings in Kalk Bay), guests have free and private access to the sparkling outdoor swimming pool, as well as the gym, sauna and steam room at the Spa on the premises. Guests also have their own basement parking bay and a key to the laundry, where they can do personal washing.

The apartment enjoys 24-hour security, and has an alarm system with a direct link to the security guard at the main entrance.

HARBOUR PLACE HAS BEEN SELECTED AS ONE OF THE PRESTIGIOUS 'DECOREX CAPE DESIGNER STAYS' for its eclectic decor with original South African art en local flavour.

Keywords: Self-Catering Apartment

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  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, dutch

About The Owner

My husband and I live in Krugersdorp, a mining town near Johannesburg. He is a surgeon at the local hospital, I'm an advertising copywriter, and the little spare time we have, is mostly devoted to our 11 year old daughter, Mia.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2006

Why The Owner chose Cape Peninsula

We fell in love with Kalk Bay on our first visit there - it's one of the last remaining working fishing villages on the Cape Coast and a true Bohemia of artists, writers, fishermen, food lovers, fashion and jewellery designers, etc. We waited for the right property to come up for sale and when it did, we seized the opportunity to invest in a piece of heaven right on the edge of the ocean. Our apartment is part of the refurbished historic part of Kalk Bay, and truly special with its uninterrupted views of the Harbour and Hottentot mountains beyond. We found the perfect manager in Suzaan Fourie, our hands-on person in Kalk Bay who takes care of the day to day running of our apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

Harbour Place combines a traditional beach holiday with all the quirkiness associated with a small fishing village. Here you can choose between several excellent swimming beaches and tidal pools, but you can also spend the day exploring the many art galleries, craft shops, book stores, antique shops, jewelers and potters etc. Hungry? There are over 20 excellent restaurants within a radius of 2 km. Some of them, like The Olympia Cafe (our next door neighbour) and Harbour House, are known far and wide for their excellent cuisine. Hop on the train (just 100m from the apartment) enjoy a 30 minute ride to the centre of Cape Town, Table Mountain and all its activities and sights. Take the train in the opposite direction, and visit the penguin colony on Boulders Beach, or check out the Naval Museum in Simon's town. The ride itself is an experience, with the train snaking along the breath-taking coastline of False Bay. In August and September, you can enjoy whale watching from the apartment's wooden deck. There is so much to do in this rather colourful corner of the Cape!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing this wonderful apartment with us. We feel in love with the coast and also this wonderful fishing village. Bill and Adam can't get over how beautiful your country is and how nice South Africans are! As an introduction this was perfect and we will return.

The Scotti's

May 2010
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Luxury Apartment with Unbelievable Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Fabulous vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I can't possibly recommend this property highly enough - It was our first visit to Cape Town, with two smallish (Ages 5 and 8) children, and we decided we wanted to stay somewhere with more space and in a smaller neighborhood. Once I found this property, I knew that Kalk Bay would be our home base for the week. The apartment is spotless, comfy and has plenty of space, indoor and out. It was a challenge each morning to pull ourselves out of Kalk Bay to explore all Cape Town has to offer. You never need to leave - there are tons of restaurant choices and loads of stores to stroll through. Thankfully, Zelda, the owner, had provided us with wonderful recommendations, most of which we took, and they were spot on! I plan on telling everyone I know who is headed to Cape Town, not only about Kalk Bay, but specifically about this apartment!! Thank you Zelda and team for helping to make our vacation outstanding!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah, Meredith, I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Harbour Place and in Kalk Bay. Thank you for this wonderful review. I hope this means you’ll be back soon?
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enfield, ct, usa

Very comfortable apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights recently and really enjoyed it. Great restaurants - for breakfast, lunch, and dinner - are in easy walking distance (as are some shops). The location is also very convenient to many of the activities we wanted to do when visiting the Cape Town area - e.g., visits to the penguins, Cape Peninsula, the Winelands, and of course, Cape Town itself. The apartment is clean and comfortable, and easily accommodated our family of five.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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J & S Providence, RI (USA)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment prior to a South African safari. The apartment was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The location was great with wonderful restaurants and shops just a short walk away. From the apartment, the water views were spectacular whether you were inside or out on the deck.

The owner was extremely helpful, setting us up with an excellent guide who gave us a great tour of the Cape Town area. Our only regret was that we didn't stay longer in this location. We would highly recommend this vrbo rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joel, thank you so much for your kind review - we'd love to have you guys back some time in the future!
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The Lodging Highlight of our SA trip

  • 5 of 5

After two disappointing stays at Krueger and Stellenbosch, our expectations were low when we arrived at Harbourplace. We were elated when we opened the door to the flat to see what awaited us. Truly well done, with no detail overlooked. The flat is done the way I would if it were for my own use. Very comfortbale and spacious, tastefuully decorated with great views and a good location. For the first time on our 2 week holiday, we actually had a place where we could look forward to return to at the end of the day. As a result, we were very content to spend the afternoon there with a glass of wine on the porch. watching the crowd go by. Zelda was very accomodating host, and our family of four found it an excellent base to explore the CT area from.

Highly recommended!

John - Singapore/USA

  • Submitted: May 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We have just returned fro...

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a month-long stay in Harbour Place, Kalk Bay, and are still adjusting to 'reality' after the most glorious stay. Harbour Place is a truly beautiful and memorable apartment... wonderfully comfortable, exquisitely decorated & fully equipped with everything you would want/need, and more... We award it 5 stars!

Having stayed just outside Cape Town for a month over a year ago, we far preferred this experience. Kalk Bay is a lovely coastal spot (only a 20-min drive from Cape Town!) with warm sea breezes to alleviate the intense heat experienced on summer days, fantastic restaurants right on your doorstep, a great independent bookshop next door on one side and delicious food served at the renowned 'Olympian' Cafe and Restaurant on the other side of the apartment... great boutiques/quirky antique shops and cafes... What more could you want? Well, there's the views of the sea and harbour (and mountains in the distance) directly outside, a health and beauty spa in the complex (as well as pool), total security for peace of mind, train access to all local spots along the coast - which we delighted in frequenting despite having a car (with private allocated parking space), wonderful swimmming/surfing beaches within walking distance, and the Majestic estate itself is very attractive and luxurious.

While there, we revisited Cape Town, Camps & Clifton Bays, Hout Bay, Constantia Wine Valley and Uitsig Vienyard and restaurant, Cape Point, Boulders Beach, Simonstown, Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, the Cape National Park, Spier Estate, Stellenbosch and many more places of interest - all of which are incredibly easily reached from Kalk Bay. We would urge anyone considering the city centre to rethink and spend time here instead - Kalk Bay has a pace all of its own and a real community feel. You can easily spend days on end at the harbour alone, watching the fishing-boats come and go, the daily fish market, eating fish and chips on the pier at 'Kalky's' and enjoying the resident seals who come up the harbour steps and eat from your hand... At times we had to drag ourselves away from the charm of Kalk Bay and force ourselves to move... A walk along the oceanside to the neighbouring towns is also a lovely way to start the morning here...

We really did find this to be an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable place to stay, and will definitely return in the future.

Last, and not least, the apartment's owner Zelda, and Manager Suzaan, were so helpful, cha

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can we say? The Martins were the perfect guests, and we can't wait for them to return. Thanks so much for the glowing report, Debbie and Phillip. You are helping us put Kalk Bay and Harbour Place on the map!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Harbour Place
Nearest Point of Interest
Kalk Bay Harbour
Nearest Point of Interest
Silvermine Hiking Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Fish Hoek Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
St James Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Muizenberg Beach

Kalk Bay is a very unique suburb of Cape Town - one of the few working fishing harbours in the Western Cape. The village is full of wonderful world-class restaurants, galleries, arts & crafts, antiques etc. There are 5 excellent beaches within walking distance or a short train ride. (The station is a 3 minute walk from Harbour Place). Cape Town city bowl is 20 minutes by car, 40 minutes by train.


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Cape Peninsula Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 133 m²
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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