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Exclusive Monkey Rock Dolphin and Whale Outlook

SuperhostCape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Entire cottage hosted by Colin
8 guests3 bedrooms5 beds2 baths
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Located on the rocky outcrop where the historic Steenbras River Tea Room owned by Robert Quarmby until 1946 once stood, the Monkey Rock self-catering cottage continues to enthrall visitors with crashing surf and stunning views.

Ideally suited for two or three couples or families wishing to sit back and relax with their favorite beverage while enjoying each other's company and the sights and sounds of nature at it's best without any outside interference.

The space
Set directly on the oceanfront, this property has a garden, a private beach area, tide pools, and barbecue facilities.
The more agile and adventurous can dive or fish for a fresh seafood dinner or hike up the mountain to the famous Crystal pools and waterfall for a refreshing swim.

Unless they are being battered by one of the Cape's violent storms which is an experience in itself you can fall asleep and wake up to the sound of waves gently lapping at the rocks below. 

The uninterrupted panoramic views of False Bay and the surrounding mountain range extend to Hangklip and even Cape Point on a clear day.

Half an hour to Cape Town International Airport the Monkey Rock cottage is well-positioned as a weekend escape from Cape Town or Johannesburg where you can experience some of the best land-based whale watching in the world (June to November).

This solar-powered holiday home has 3 bedrooms with double beds, 2 bathrooms, two futons, two flat-screen TVs, free wireless internet, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, a covered veranda and open patio with river and ocean views.

South Africa may be known for its Big Five, but the marine wildlife is just as impressive! Every year whales and dolphins treat visitors to an unforgettable display.
Along with other wild and birdlife Rock Hyrax or Dassie (the closest living relative to the Elephant), Cape Fur Seals and Clawless Otters are often spotted sunning themselves on the rocks or chasing fish in the river mouth.  

Conveniently situated on the 72 km Helderberg Wine route and just 30 minutes from the Stellenbosch Wine region this property provides an ideal base from which to explore numerous Wine estates. Around 30 of which are dotted along the lower slopes of the Helderberg Mountains with picturesque views of the sparkling waters of False Bay.

Other popular activities nearby include Scuba diving tours, Fishing charters, Cage diving with sharks, kayaking, golfing, etc.
In addition, all the attractions of Cape Town are only 40 minutes away.

Steenbras Nature Reserve includes the well known Steenbras River Gorge and Crystal Pools hiking trail which is a popular destination for abseiling, kloof jumping, and swimming in the rock pools, as well as two more hiking trails known as the Danie Miller hiking trail and the Klipspringer hiking trail. Other activities enjoyed along the beautiful coastline include whale watching, scenic drives, and coastal fishing.

Part of the greater Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. The area is often referred to as ‘the heart of the fynbos.’ With more than 1 600 plant species, it boasts the greatest floral diversity per unit area than anywhere else in the world. The area supports five different vegetation types and is regarded as one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

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The movement and availability of cleaning crews are limited and longer term stays of 14 days or more are encouraged.
Located on the rocky outcrop where the historic Steenbras River Tea Room owned by Robert Quarmby until 1946 once stood, the Monkey Rock self-catering cottage continues to enthrall visitors with crashing surf and stunning views.

Ideally suited for two or three couples or families wishing to sit back and relax with their favorite beverage while enjoying each other's company and the sights and sounds of natu…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises – 2 spaces
Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Laptop-friendly workspace
49" HDTV
Essentials
Heating
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Close to :
RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS.
. The Pitstop Bar and Grill Onsite
· The Thirsty Oyster Tavern Restaurant 7 km
· Zest Restaurant Restaurant 7 km
· Antonio's Pizza Place Restaurant 7 km
· Tallas Pub Cafe/bar 7 km
· Spar Supermarket Supermarket 7 km
· Pick 'n Pay Supermarket Supermarket 7 km
· Berties Moorings Restaurant Pub Cafe/bar 8 km
· Locals Pub Cafe/bar 8 km
· Woolworths and Checkers Supermarket 8 km
. Harbour Island 9km
NATURE.
· False Bay Sea/Ocean 0 km
· Steenbras River Mouth 0 km
· Steenbras Bridge and Helderberg Mountain 0.3 km
· Crystal Pools Hiking Trail 0.5 km
. Kogel bay/Dappat se Gat surfing beach 4km
. Danie Miller Hiking Trail 5 km
. The blue flag Bikini Beach 7km
. Steenbras Dam - Lower 7km
. Steenbras Dam - Upper 18km
NEAREST AIRPORT.
· Cape Town International Airport 30 km

Free parking on site.
Wheelchair accessible.
Close to :
RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS.
. The Pitstop Bar and Grill Onsite
· The Thirsty Oyster Tavern Restaurant 7 km
· Zest Restaurant Restaurant 7 km
· An…

Top places nearby

Steenbras River Gorge (Crystal Pools)
1.6 km
Bikini Beach
4.6 km
The Thirsty Oyster Tavern
4.8 km
Thirsty Oyster Tavern Gordons Bay
4.8 km

Berties Moorings Restaurant Pub
5.7 km
Gordons Bay
6.6 km
Strand Beach
9.5 km
Cheetah Outreach
11.2 km

Hosted by Colin

Joined in April 2012
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My wife Reini and I live on the Merrimack River in the town of West Newbury near Boston, Massachusetts. We enjoy outdoor activities including gardening, boating, fishing, etc. Our favorite places to visit are the island of St Croix in the USVI, South Africa and Bermuda.
My wife Reini and I live on the Merrimack River in the town of West Newbury near Boston, Massachusetts. We enjoy outdoor activities including gardening, boating, fishing, etc. Our…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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