Ocean View House

Cape Town

Rooms: 28: 2 Pool Deck Rooms; 8 Classic Rooms; 6 Superior Rooms; 7 Suites; 3 Classic Mountain View; 2 x Panorama Apartment (room only).

Prices: R775 – R3,400 pp sharing per night.
* Special rates available
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Meals: Full breakfast is included and served 7.30 - 10.30 am. Light lunches and picnic hampers on request.

Directions: On the Atlantic Coast road, 1.5km from Camps Bay Promenade towards Hout Bay.

Katrin Ludik
33 Victoria Road, Bakoven, Cape Town, Western Cape

Tel: (0)21-438-1982
Fax: (0)21-438-2287
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Tucked in between the Twelve Apostles mountain range and the turquoise Atlantic Ocean, Ocean View House is the perfect place to be mesmerised by humpback and southern right whales frolicking among the white horses that roll into Camps Bay (in season, of course.) There’s no end to Ocean View’s eccentric delights with its Russian marble and award-winning gardens. Every room has either a balcony or a terrace with fabulous views of sea, pool deck, mountain or garden. It is such a personal guest house, managed by the friendliest staff who smile and sometimes even sing while they work (which is surely a good sign). There’s also a great pool and how many guest-houses run an honesty bar? To cap it all, Ocean View (Green Leaf Certified for eco-friendliness, don't you know) has its own nature reserve, a tropical garden that ushers an idyllic river from the mountains to the sea. They have placed tables and sun-loungers on the grassy river banks, a sort of exotic Wind in the Willows scenario with rocks, ferns, trees, tropical birds, succulents, waterfalls and butterflies. If you ever feel like leaving Ocean View, Camps Bay is a 20-minute stroll away with its string of outdoor restaurants and zesty atmosphere. It’s a good place to watch trendy Capetonians at play. Tired out long before they were, I walked back to the guest house. The nightwatchman was expecting me and escorted me to my room, which was also expecting me, tomorrow’s weather report by my bed. Resident tour guide Vukile Saunders does Wineland and Cape Peninsula tours as well as inspiring township tours. There are set tours or you can tailor one to your own preferences.

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Current Special Rates

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Stay/Pay

Stay a minimum of four nights and only pay for three.

Not combinable with other offers.


Early Bird Offer

Book at least 6 months in advance and receive a 5% discount.


What to Do in the Area

Cape Of Good Hope

No one can leave Cape Town without having been to the Cape of Good Hope – a day trip down there is definitely worth it. Driving along famous Chapman’s Peak Drive with its unique views, you pass a large amount of picturesque fishermen villages including the colourful beach huts in St. James and Muizenberg and can stop to see the African Penguins at Boulder’s Beach in Simons Town.
In 1488, sailor Bartolomeo Dias launched the most southern point of the Cape Peninsula ‘Cape of the Storms’, nowadays known as the Cape of Good Hope. Don’t mistake it for Cape Agulhas, which is the most southerly point of Africa and about 140 km further to the southeast.
The trip to Cape Point does not only keep the promise of offering most stunning views but is also considered to be one of the most beautiful natural regions in South Africa. It is situated within the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve in its vastness of 7.750 hectares. Apart from the opportunity of visiting the Cape, the Nature Reserve offers various other interesting attractions - such as an unique fynbos vegetation consisting of 1300 plant species, or the possibility of approaching regional animals - such as the ostrich, mountain zebras, baboons, springboks and different species of antelopes

Wineland Tours

The Ocean View Guesthouse is just a 30-minute drive from some of South Africa’s most famous vineyards. Especially well known is the area around Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl. The scenic route is definitely worth a trip! The history of South African wines and it’s wineries dates back to the 17th century. Thanks to the Mediterranean climate and due to the winter rainfalls some of the finest quality wines of the country are produced in this region.
Stellenbosch is the second oldest city countrywide and considered to be a university town. Located in the middle of numerous wine-growing estates it tempts with historical buildings, delicious wines, unique restaurants and charming little shops.
Not far from Stellenbosch you will find Franschoek, which was founded by the Huguenots in 1688. Up to now there is still a French atmosphere in town - and the food and the restaurants are considered to be South Africa’s culinary capital.
Paarl is almost as old as Franschoek. On your way getting there you drive along the KWV wine area – with a size of 22 ha the biggest in the world.
Finally there is Constantia – well known and extremely popular, only another half-an-hour drive in southerly direction.
Most of the estates offer wine tastings, and in some - like in Boschendal, Buitenverwachting, Vergelegen and Spier - you are welcome to order a picnic basket and enjoy its contents while sitting in the most beautiful gardens under big, old trees. And if you are interested in learning some more about South African wines, you should attend to one of the various wine seminars.
Obviously you can take your own vehicle for these trips. But it is definitely worth joining one of the very well organized tours. We do even offer our guests helicopter flights to the estates including romantic lunches on the respective premises