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Apartment in South Africa for demanding people, 2-4 guests

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Complete, sophisticated equipment

The very beautiful apartment on the top floor has a stunning sea and mountain view to the Cape of Good Hope and of the Table Mountain. The apartment is in an elegant villa on a 1400 m2 protected private property in Somerset West in the Cape region by the Indian Ocean. The apartment is well equipped and has free internet access (DSL speed), German TV and radio, CD, air conditioning and heating. Jürgen and Bärbel Schäfer have lived in Somerset West for 11 years. They are happy to be there for your questions and desires. Mountains and sea are nearby; a super shopping centre is 500 m. Somerset West has a European standard. Particularly countless restaurants and golf courses are nearby. Golf carts and golf sets are available for the guests.

Management coaching: Jürgen Schäfer runs management coaching in South Africa for owners, management from the marketing sector. You can also use all services for taxes. In a separate apartment directly by the sea, you can prepare for the important tasks in your company. Of course, management coaching includes: flight, apartment, food, documents, car, etc. Call the management hotline: 0180 199 55 007 4 88 (free telephone number from Germany).

Water sports: About 2 km to 3 km long beach from Strand, all water sport lovers will have all possibilities to do their sports. The wind is very strong and givers ideal conditions for all water sports. After about 5:00 PM, you can go to the beach and enjoy the sunset. Stunning views of the sea on the Cape of Good Hope and the backside of the Table Mountain end your day. A few kilometres away is the harbour of Gordonsbay. There you can rent a motorboat or sailboat as a captain. By the way, there are nice restaurants by the harbour; you will sit directly on the boats and have a beautiful view of the Indian Ocean. Furthermore, there is a diving centre here as well.

Wild parks, restaurants, vineyards: In the Cape region there are no parks with the Big Five. About 180 km is the first large park where you can experience all important animals up close and personal. Before your arrival you will receive directions and an informational brochure in which you will find all important information. For example, the most important vineyards and the best restaurant addresses. You can receive this information in advance free of charge. Jürgen Schäfer accompanies you with your discoveries around the Cape region for a small fee. An exclusive Rextron is available for all tours. The Addo Elephant Park and other interesting parks are about 700 km away. With 3 nights, you can get to know the garden route.

More Details

Bärbel Schäfer
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018


Heldervue Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms, beautifully furnished. The beds are of a very high quality and guarantee a healthy sleep! The master bedroom has a small terrace with a stunning view of the Fals Bay. The 2nd bedroom has a view of the Helderberg. All comforts await you. Countless books and newspapers are available. In the bedrooms you will find additional heat should it be cold at night. Ideal for 2-3 people. Since there is only one bathroom, the 3rd and 4th person should be a family member. Dream beds for an extraordinary good sleep (the best mattresses in South Africa) You can lay down on the bed and see the mountains and the sea!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Crow's Nest
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
An outdoor pool of 7 meters is available. Garden furniture and a garden beach basket are on the terrace. The villa is completely newly renovated and is very nicely equipped (antiques). The closed property is a beautiful, sophisticated and secure villa region. The garden is very beautifully designed and offers a lot of sun and shade. From the street you cannot see into the house or property. The street is peaceful and allows for a beautiful holiday.


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Apartment in South Africa for demanding people, 2-4 guests
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Lovely views, owners over-involved

  • 2 of 5

Positive aspects of this stay were the great wifi, sunny balconies and fantastic view. This apartment is advertised as being 'private' but note that the owners live downstairs and were home the majority of the time. They can access the apartment openly from their house. We would have preferred more privacy.

A few things to note:

The pool is lovely and is shared with owners.

The apartment is extremely hot in summer and the air con does not reach the bedroom.

There are hidden costs for everything (cleaning the grill after use, laundry etc).

There is no private laundry facility and no dishwasher.

The old condition of the bed linens and some of the appliances supplied contradicted the owner's claim that this apartment is for "demanding guests".

If you enjoy a grill, you have to use the owner's Weber grill which is downstairs in their area.

Important to note in South Africa, there is no off-street parking. You have to park outside in the street, which is not ideal in terms of security.

Only choose this apartment if you are truly comfortable with the owners being on site and 'involved' in your stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Im November/Dezember 2016 haben mein Mann und ich 5 ganz wundervolle Wochen in diesem Apartment verbracht. Die großzügigen Räumlichkeiten und wunderschönen Sonnenterassen, die gut angebundene Lage und die Freundlichkeit der Vermieter (wohnen im Erdgeschoss) ließen uns nahezu vergessen, dass wir „nur“ im Urlaub waren.

Sowohl zu Fuß als auch mit dem Auto ist die Lage sehr verkehrsgünstig in einer ruhigen Seitenstrasse auf dem Helderberg.

Die Wohnung selbst liegt im ersten Stock, ist sehr gepflegt, geschmackvoll eingerichtet und durch die vielen Glasfronten schön hell. Die Betten sind ausgesprochen gut. Einzig ein Geschirrspüler fehlte in der Küche, was uns aber nicht weiter gestört hat. Die zahlreichen deutschsprachigen Bücher haben insbesondere mir viel Spaß bereitet.

Der Pool steht zur gemeinschaftlichen Nutzung mit den Besitzern. Nach Absprache kann man auch den gemeinschaftlichen Grill nutzen; alles völlig problemlos.

Generell sind die Vermieter äußerst rücksichtsvoll, um die Privatsphäre ihrer Besucher zu wahren. Wir wurden herzlichst empfangen und jeglicher Unterstützung zugesichert, insbesondere da wir in den ersten 2 Wochen noch auf einen Mietwagen verzichtet hatten. Schnell entwickelte sich ein sehr freundschaftliches Verhältnis, das uns manchmal vergessen ließ, dass wir hier nur zum Urlaub waren.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Angenehmer und entspannter Aufenthalt

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns in dem Appartement zum Jahreswechsel 2015/16 jederzeit wohlgefühlt und die ruhige Lage, den Blick und das großzügige Raumangebot für 2 Personen sehr genossen. Die Tatsache, dass die Besitzer im Haus wohnen, war für uns in vielerlei Hinsicht hilfreich und durch ihre Herzlichkeit und Toleranz eine Bereicherung für unseren Aufenthalt.

Die Wohnung ist sehr gepflegt und liegt für Tagesausflüge geradezu ideal (Kaphalbinsel, Kapstadt, Stellenbosch und Weingüter)

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Cape Town
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
viele 'Bars' in nächster nähe
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Gordensbay (marina)
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
5 Golfplätze direkt in Somerset West
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Sommerset West
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Sommerset West
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
über 30 Restaurants gibt es in nächster Nähe
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Sommerset West is about 35 km from Cape Town. It is 30 km to the airport. From the villa you will have a beautiful lake and mountain view. With clear weather, you can look to the Cape of Good Hope. Somerset West is an exclusive resort, because the location is ideal as a location for interesting tours. On the edge of the wine route, you will find the most famous vineyards located in SSW, with an integrated museum. SSW is known as a shopping city, because one of the largest shopping centres in South Africa is nearby. Above all, the beach in Strand is well known, because you can go on wonderful walks along the sea. The sunset is one of the best experiences on the beach. The Indian Ocean has a water temperature of about 23 degrees and more (Nov. to April). In the area around Cape Town - Atlantic Ocean - the temperatures are usually only 18 degrees. On your main terrace you will have seats and a new garden beach basket for 2 people.

Other Activities: 10 golf courses 10 minutes away; golf bags are available to all guests

Golf: Near the villa you will find countless golf courses. The top courses are: Erinvale, Steenberg and Arabella. For the start, we recommend a flat area. In 10 minutes you are in the Strand Golf Club and have a lot of fun on the long fairways and the demanding wind. This course is absolutely level. Always have tee times; above all, the courses are well booked during the morning hours. Golf accompanying through Jürgen Schäfer (former Hdc 5); golf training for beginners - Jürgen Schäfer is very popular for this! In a radius of about 10 minutes you can reach 10 golf courses. In the villa you can rent out golf clubs free of charge. Of course, the Schäfers are familiar with all golf courses and would be happy to join you.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Endreinigung $22.15


Wöchentliche Reinigung von Susen wenn gewünscht. (100 Rand pro Reinigung)
Flughafentransfer. (400 Rand pro Transfer)
Deutsches Fernsehen gegen Gebühr (800 Rand)
Waschmaschinenbenutzung inkl. bügeln (60 Rand)

Bei längeren Aufenthalten orientiert sich der Preis an der Mietdauer.

Anzahlung 45% des Mietpreises. Bei Schlüsselübergabe erfolgt die Restzahlung in Euro in Bar.
Bei Absage wird der Gesamtbetrag in Rechnung gestellt.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund