|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Mbali Lodge is a luxurious private family home. Set in the serenity and breathtaking beauty of Table Mountain’s nature reserve, it is just minutes from the Cape’s famous beaches, vineyards, restaurants and exclusive shopping. There is plenty to suit all tastes here. Mbali (meaning ‘flower’ in Zulu) has scenic mountain trails to explore on the doorstep and the country’s oldest vineyards just down the road, as well as Hout Bay’s long sandy beaches. Meanwhile the buzz of Camps Bay, the V&A Waterfront and central Cape Town are all within easy reach. Excellent cafés and restaurants abound nearby in case you do not feel tempted by Mbali Lodge’s fully equipped modern kitchen or its smart built-in braai (barbecue) by the private lap pool. Three beautiful bedrooms (each with its own bathroom), and stunning open plan living and dining give on to a wide wooden deck - the perfect spot for enjoying a glass of the Cape's best. Mbali lodge is owned and managed privately.
Inside: Bedroom 1: has a king size bed and access to main deck. Its en suite bathroom has a free standing bath, glass roofed shower room with a view to the sky, WC and basin.
Bedroom 2: comes with double size bed on a mezzanine floor with its own deck, own bath, WC and basin.
Bedroom 3: is on a lower level, has a queen size bed with access to a deck and garden, its own shower, WC and basin.
On the main floor, there is a spacious open plan living room with elegant stand-alone fire place, large comfortable sofas and arm chairs, television . The dining area has a table to seat 8. There are extensive views and sliding doors to access the main deck. The fully equipped modern kitchen comes with cooker, electric hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, full dinner service for 8, glassware, utensils, cooking pots and water filter, and is directly off the dining area. Downstairs, there is internal access to the garage (with remote opener) and washing machine and tumble dryer.
Please note families with small children, that there are stairs, a large deck and an open pool.
Outside: Mbali Lodge has its own landscaped garden and pool. There is outdoor furniture on both decks, a built in braai (barbecue) by the 12m solar heated pool.
Additional Services: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned on a weekly basis and all linen changed. Additional house keeping service is available on request. Gardener and pool maintenance are also included.
The estate is an exclusive gated property with 24 hour security. Mbali Lodge also has its own user-friendly alarm system and connected to ADT.
Having spent my childhood in Africa, i left as a young woman to travel the world and never went back. However, when the opportunity to build a house at the back of Table Mountain came along, it seems that the time was right to return. Mbali lodge is for me, each time i go there, my own 'out of africa' experience. Its very much my dream and have tried to make it into a comfortable, welcoming and fun place to share with my family and hopefully yours as well.
Lorna King purchased this house in 2010
Mbali lodge is set high up on the back of Table mountain, the view is stunning. It feels as though we are miles from anywhere, when in fact we are within a short drive from the city, 20 mins to central cape town, 10 to beaches and 3 minutes to the oldest vineyards in the cape.
We can walk from our back door up the mountain, or drive a few minutes to the beach. We are also on the Constantia Wine Route, only minuets from our door. If you are really feeling lazy, the pool is a great place to relax around.
We were a bit unlucky with the weather. However, M'Bali was superb. It was a privilege to enjoy. The management agency was also very professional.
There are very few places that can compare with the beauty of the setting, sense of security and the luxurious excellence and comfort of Mbali Lodge. It is special. The personal touches really do make you feel at home and wish you would never leave.
The three king sized bedrooms are beautifully appointed and very comfortable. As is the spacious open plan living area which opens up to a large deck and view of the mountains. The en-suite bathrooms are modern and the outdoor shower in the master bathroom is very cool.
Surrounded by forest and vineyards, and set against the backdrop of the Constantiaberg Mountains, Mbali offers the perfect rural escape, while still providing easy access to quaint Hout Bay, the exquisite Kirstenbosch Gardens and the best the Cape Peninsula has to offer: walking on the sandy beaches and up Table Mountain, Rhodes Memorial, world class restaurants and wineries all within 20 minutes. Chapman’s Peak, the Penguins at Boulders Beach, Camel Rock and Cape Point are not more than an hours drive away.
Mbali Lodge provides an unforgettable experience and all that can be asked for a relaxing, enjoyable and luxurious holiday - a sublime treat.
Thank you Lorna.
A wonderful holiday in a stunning location. The house is beautifully maintained and furnished with everything one could want for a comfortable and memorable stay. Waking up to views of Table Mountain outside my window was one of the highlights. Others were visiting wineries, great restaurants, friendly cafés, lovely beach close by and fun shopping. I would definitely recommend this property.
It is difficult to overate the retreat as it has so many outstanding features. The tranquil site, superb 'boutique hotel' facilities, the panoramic views, great walking trails all make Mbali a wonderful base for a restful holiday. An added bonus is that the house is situated just forty minutes drive from the international airport. The close proximity of Hout Bay, Kirstenbosch, the vineyards and Cape Town provides a huge range of cultural and culinary delights to enjoy. Mbali is a beautifully furnished and immaculately maintained property. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends.
Mbali Lodge couldn't be in a better location if you are looking for a relaxing holiday in the midst of beautiful enchanting mountain scenery, good restaurants within easy reach in and around the vineyards of Constantia Valley and in a gated nature reserve. It is very comfortable and well-equipped, stylish and very well-maintained. I would readily recommend it to friends and family without doubt.
Mbali Lodge is a beautiful house set in the hills between Constantia & Hout Bay and thus ideally located to explore both Cape Town as well as the total Cape area. With it secure gated & supervised entrance you feel very safe. The house provides all the comforts that you need and especially liked the swimming pool which has a nice size. The managing company was very responsive to any problem and made us feel very welcome. All in all a very good house at a good location which was very well cleaned and maintained.
I don't normally write reviews, but Mbali lodge is such a breathtaking, beautiful place I can't recommend it highly enough. SItuated in picturesque Constanzia Nek, the views look onto table Mountain in all its dramatic glory. Some of the finest vineyards South Africa have to offer are conveniently close, as are the beaches and amazing restaurants. The lap pool was perfect for a morning swim, or nice to have a dip whilst enjoying our braii (also known as the BBQ). The interior design is impeccable. From the hand-painted fabrics on the lounges and curtains, to the tastefully-selected African art- the general attention to detail really is astounding. Books and games are also provided (we did have a 5 hour game of South African Monopoly, that was epic!). The outside shower of the master bathroom is possibly my most favourite shower that I've ever used. Open, yet protected - it offers a chance to enjoy the location yet with the utmost privacy. Definitely a place I'd like to go back and stay. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.
The safe, sandy swimming beaches of Hout Bay are just 10 minutes drive from Mbali Lodge in one direction. Meanwhile, the Constantia Wine Route starts at the bottom of Silvermist Estate where Mbali Lodge is situated. There is exclusive shopping, boutiques and banking available in Constantia while Hout Bay has a wide range of High Street stores, supermarket, banking and a small mall (where you can purchase credit on the PAYG phones readily available on arrival at Cape Town airport.) The vibrant V&A Waterfront and Cape Town central city is an easy 20 minutes away while there are plenty of scenic routes to follow too - Chapman's Peak being one of the most dramatic.
Nature trails and hiking are literally on the doorstep of Mbali Lodge, on the Table Mountain Nature Reserve.
Other Activities: clifton is 20 minutes drive kirstenbosch botanical gardens is 5.5km
Golf: Steenberg Golf Club is rated as one of the top 3 golf courses in South Africa.
Alternatively, the Royal Cape and Westlake Golf Courses, also highly rated, are very nearby to Mbali Lodge.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 17 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$294|
33 1/3% deposit to be paid to confirm booking. To be paid immediately on receipt of booking form.
The balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.
rental rates are in South African Rands.
Please enquire for longer or shorter stays.
Monthly rates are negotiable.
The booking form will have details of our cancellation policy.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Breakage deposit of R4000. to be paid on arrival to our manager, who will return this, on departure, after checking the house.