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Facilities

  • 170 sqm living space
  • 2 bedrooms (1 double bed and two single beds)
  • 2 en-suite-bathrooms (1 bathroom with shower and WC, 1 bathroom with bathtub and WC)
  • Generously equipped kitchen
  • 6000 sqm mountainside garden with indigenous fynbos shrubs and flowers
  • Veranda with seats for 6 persons
  • Lounge with chimney
  • Diningroom for 8 persons with chimney
  • Jacuzzi (not heated, 3m x 2m)
  • 2 sunbeds
  • Gas Braai (Weber)
  • Large fishpond
  • Sauna
  • Viewing deck with table and bench
  • Gas stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso machine
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator with freezing compartment
  • Kitchen utensills
  • Crockery, cutlery
  • WiFi Internet
  • Satellite-TV (DSTV)
  • 32 Inch LCD TV
  • Blu Ray / DVD player
  • Audio system with iPod docking station
  • Weekly maid service
  • Washcloth, towels, bath towels (change weekly)
  • Bed linen (change weekly)
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Washing machine

 

 

 

 

 

  • Rural shaped environment far away from the townships
  • Completely fenced in plot
  • Alarm system with emergency call
  • Electrical gate
  • Parking on the ground
  • Security lighting
  • 2 dogs (Boerebulls)
  • Children older than 11 years (or confident swimmers) welcome.
  • Please have sense, that considering following visitors smoking is not allowed in the house.
  • We ask you not to bring with you domestic animals.
  • Restaurants and shops are close by.
  • An airport-service can be organised (at your own charge).
  • A daily cleaning-service can be organised (at your own charge).
  • Please do not hesitate to contact us for special service-wishes.

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Philosophy

We are convinced that sustainable tourism can be successful at the Cape only in harmony with nature and in an environmentally friendly manner.

Kinghorn's Garden would like to provide a natural experience that is unique. With this in mind we have created several years ago an environmental policy that for the management of the house and the garden. For more information on specific aspects of water supply, planting, fertilization or use of solar energy at Kinghorn's Garden, please have a closer look:

Above-ground Aquifer System
The property, as can be gathered from 19th century cadastral diagrams, lies on a natural water course (aquifer), and, during wet winters, up to 1,120 millimeters of rainfall is received, and it can sprout up to ten fountains, popping up all over the garden.

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Eco system
The property, which was acquired in 1993 – unlike most of the adjacentlying or surrounding landscape – thus benefits from both an unusually strong natural water supply, in addition to compost-rich earth, instead of clay, the result of hundreds of thousands of years’ biological mass washed-up by the natural water course.

Subterranean french-drains
Below ground level, three ‘french drains’ had been installed, crisscrossing the property in its width, from east to west. One is buried behind the guest house, another below the guest house. A third lies above the cottage. The ones around the guest house, catch subterranean seepage and divert this into the artificial stone-built water-course, which runs down the length of the property, exiting in the dam. This cumulative run-down of ground water, tops-up the dam.

Duration of winter rainfall water level
Such flow can last up to November, in a good rainy year, keeping the dam topped-up for some time, when the high temperatures of the dry summer months (lasting from around October to April), are upon us.

Dam as artificial above-ground aquifer
The dam is then utilized as an above-ground level self-replenishing aquifer reservoir from which-

(a) irrigation of the garden thus proceeds, by continuous pumping of water from the dam into the garden or pumping it up to allow it to gravitate downwards in a more selective way for irrigating higherup lying beds;

(b) it ensures ground water levels being maintained or at least augmented for long after the normal rainy season had ended. This replenishing process can last anything from July up to December (in very good rainy seasons), thus replenishing the garden in a self-sustaining way for an extra 5-6 months period post-rainy season;

(c) not only do we save water – an ever scarcer commodity in Greater Cape Town with its burgeoning 3,5 million population and growing – but it practically makes the property virtually self-sufficient and independent from municipal water supply, (during normal rainy seasons), except for the very high day-temperature, dry, five, summer months from November – April.

Water consumption for garden in winter
The monthly municipal water account for the garden, during a normal rainy season comes to a nil consumption reading, but picks up from November up to April, with an annualized monthly average consumption of around 12,93 cubic meters, municipal water being consumed. But even during these hot, dry, summer months, there is very little need for watering of the lawn, since underwater seepage and a thoroughly established routing system for the lawn itself, restricts this need.

Average annual water consumption
The final result, therefore, is that the combined consumption – of both garden plus domestic use – only needs as negligibly little as 156,0 Kiloliter PER YEAR support from municipal water supply, during ordinary rainy seasons. We are justifiably proud of this extraordinarily low consumption rate - the outcome of a combination, resulting from the natural lie of the land on a perennial water-course; maximization of natural seepage; artificial retardation of natural flow-off through a combination of optimal damming, storage and diversion of natural seepage; followed by a slow-controlled release from the artificial aquifer from catchment-water, being restored for under ground replenishing.
This all being achieved, by minimum use of electricity. We estimate our municipal off-take/rain water recovery-ratio, to be easily be in the order of a very favourable 1:500, and thus extraordinarily frugal in comparison to other like-sized garden/dwelling establishments, by a factor of at least 6 to 20 times, if comparing to dependency on municipal water off-take consumption.

Bore hole
The existing borehole (which is 110 meters deep but did not strike water), serves, however, to collect underground seepage by creating a partial vacuum), used to augment the dam as a reservoir system, for the above purposes. However, its capacity is limited, as only 2 X 10 cubic meter polyurethane water container tanks – sited along the upper Northwesternmost corner of the property - comprises of this rather very limited additional water reservoir system (which, incidentally, can equally easily be replenished from water pumped from the dam).

High degree of self-sufficiency
All the above read together, this also has the additional benefit of making the garden less vulnerable – indeed more resistant – to inevitable recurrent periods of drought; emergency water restrictions, and general dependency on the whims of authorities.

The dam consequently not only doubles as a relaxation area and focal point, but plays a cardinal role in the ‘water-wise’ policy, whilst the carps and khoi fish kept therein, keep the water both fresh and mosquito-free.

Cape fynbos
As far as possible, only indigenous flora of the Cape Floral Kingdom are still being added to the garden, as they are naturally adapted to withstand both the region’s wet winters as well as hot, dry, summer.

Succulents
Succulents are used as surface coverage both for purposes of ground water retention as well as to keep the surface cool (‘hotnotsvy’ = sour fig) (carpobrotus edulis) (of which there are 7 species in Southern Africa, all edible: ‘brotos’ = Gr. = edible)

Indigenous grasses
Some indigenous grasses (they might look untidy) sprout during some months,
then disappear again, but we allow it to grow to a certain extend as it serves the same ecological
purpose.

Fynbos life span
Fynbos plants normally have a reasonably short life-time, so we constantly are busy replacing dead ones and also executing our plan of fulfilling our stated intention of making the garden at least 95% indigenous and local.

Mulching
Mulching is aggressively practiced by us from cuttings of trees, branches and dead plants, to reduce evaporation, retain ground moisture and which serves to cool the ground surfaces, all conducive to propagating and preserving plants during the dry, hot months.

Lawns
The lawns are retained to attain a balance between the natural indigenous “wild” fynbos veld-look (90%) and an orderly “garden” appearance. It also serves to make walk-ways interesting as well as negotiable during the wet winter months, when numerous fountains spontaneously sprout-up as ground water levels overflow at ground level, making for muddy and drenched shoes.

Alien trees
We have, some years ago, already removed all non-indigenous so-called “problem” trees (for this biome at least !) trees: black wattle, Port Jackson, eucalyptus, Rooikrans, introduced to the Cape during the 19th century for industrial purposes, but they served to crowd-out the indigenous, slow-growing trees, and also prove immune to local parasites and insects.

Cape indigenous trees
Cape indigenous trees are slow-growing, susceptible to natural diseases and also prone to damage from the fierce northwest wind squalls during winter, ripping of branches, or limiting growth. However, over the past 16 years (the property was acquired in 1993 as a sandy, sparsely-planted piece of undeveloped and largely uncultivated, empty, land), we succeeded in firmly establishing the following types:

- 3 types of yellowwoods (Podocarpus Falcatus, P.Latifolius and P.Henkelii) normally conducive to cold, wet climates, endemic to the ancient super continent Gondwana before it broke up into its components of Africa, South America 105-45 million years ago, slow-growing.

- Cape Milkwoods (Sideroxylon inerme) very slow growing and prone to infections

- Wild Plums (Harpefyllum Caffrum) , which are very well adapted to this climate (next to the car port of the cottage garage)

- Cape Ash (Ekebergia capensis), very much look-alike the wild plum (you will see the two species growing next to one another at the car-port of the cottage), also very well adapted

- Karee (Rhus)

- Forest Elder (Nuxia Floribunda) the big tree which shades the big wooden table at the dam, another growing next to the dam.


These are the ‘staple’ of the garden and will, in the next ten years (given a combination of mild summers and wet winters), convert the garden into a fully-fledged park landscape. Growth occurs unevenly, but we are finally getting there, whilst the garden now approaches its third decade.

Flowering times
Since the garden should not only be attractive (to birds as well as humans) during spring time and autumn (when most of the fynbos are in flower, the garden is interspersed with various fynbos species, some of which also flower in mid-winter (June to July) and midsummer (November to March) as well.

Tagging
We have introduced a tagging system for the garden to identify individual species and sub-species, however, some individual plants do die out, and so that is not practically possible to tag them all. Our policy is to Tag only those which are well-settled and prominent to the eye, but we are constantly (if slowly) extending our tagging.

Dedicated areas for plants
The size of the property is plus minus 2 acres, whereof the garden comprises approximately 96.4%. There are about one kilometer of lawn walkways already in existence, interspersed with benches for relaxation, meditation or simply for enjoying the natural surrounding environment, bird life or flora. The garden is still very much in progress and many dedicated areas are in the planning stage or are currently being implemented.

We are currently in the process of dividing-up parts of the garden in order to achieve our
stated goal of reaching a 60/40% balance between-
(a) those areas dedicated to a specific fynbos species (40%)
(b) generally mixed fynbos areas (60%).

The more dedicated areas being planned in stages or already in existence (if not always fully developed yet – it can take between 3-5 years to achieve this) – are the following:

Scented garden
This area is to be found just below the guest house front deck and already
contains the following scented species, as a starter (others will be added)-
- 6 types of Agathosma (buchu, from honey, garlic, lime fragrances)

Ericae garden
This is the area already partially planted and which lies directly below the sauna and sauna deck. Ericae are notoriously difficult to propagate, petulant and prone to die-off for no reason at all. So, it requires a constant removal of succumbed and replanting of young new plants and new specimens of this species. But over the past 7 years, we have succeeded in maintaining, at any point in time, at least between 10-20 different growing types of sub-species, some having grown into big, established plants, of some girth or height.
There are at least 600 species of Ericae in the ‘fynbos’ biome. We are dedicated to increase the number of successfully adapted plants, whatever it takes. The area, will be progressively split by new lawn walk-paths, over the coming years, thereby naturally demarcating it, from its surrounding area. Some Ericae specimens are more adapted to water-rich areas, so the area of the upper French drain is being experimentally targeted to see how well these water-dependent specimens will adapt (or not). We keep a book on Ericae in the guest house, for those feeling the urge to identify un-tagged plants.

Proteacea
These include the genae of Protea, Leucadendron and Leucospermum.
This patch will be found directly next to the guest house porch, facing west and they (depending on natural life cycles and survival) include:

- Leucodendrum argentum (Silver Tree)
- Protea Cyneroides (giant protea)
- several other species of Leucodendra (recognizable by the flowers at the end of the branches being coloured leaves of the plant)
- Several Leucospermae (orange, pink, ‘pin-needle’ flowers consisting of non-leave-like stem-like flowers).

General
As typical fynbos natural habitat comprises a variegated system, we try to retain the ‘natural veld look’ by planting at least 60% of the beds as a natural mix of various species of fynbos plants.

Wetland
It is a long-held dream to establish a small wet-land area directly in the vicinity of the small stone-cemented dam immediately below the sauna and sauna deck area (next to the ericae area), to hopefully propagate, amongst others, Disa (Disa uniflora Bergius). This famous red (and very seldom yellow) orchid, the so-called ‘Pride of Table Mountain’, emblem of the Western Cape, a terrestrial (ground) orchid, grows under perennially wet or moist conditions. It is found along stream banks, waterfalls or wet cliffs on Table Mountain. Who knows, maybe, once successfully propagated, also some rarer types.

Restios
The restio beds are to be found towards the western side of the guest house, at some 20 meters distance. These are fynbos plants forming reed-like, radial, sticks sprouting upwards and outwards, producing small flowers at their tips, when in bloom.

House
Though not north-facing to achieve the utmost optimal sun-exposure orientation during the Southern Hemisphere’s winter, the house is nevertheless – otherwise - optimally designed for retaining solar radiation. With its ceiling and floors both of wood, the loss of heat at night or during overcast days is minimized.
Windows could not be sacrificed from an optimal viewing point of view, but thick, doublebound natural fabric curtaining or wooden slatting, also minimize heat loss during winter.

Electricity
65% of the average dwelling’s electricity consumption, had already been eliminated, by opting for the following substitute alternatives to electricity usage or apparatus normally contributing such percentage to consumption, to wit:

(a) Solar Warm Water Geyser
The dwelling uses only a solar-heated water geyser installed on its back roof, with a dual-purpose electricity power augmentation supply, automatically triggered, once the water temperature drops below a pre-set chosen temperature. This also serves to supply warm water to the external shower
(for sauna or swimming).

(b) Gas Stove
No electricity is used for heating, warming or cooking, as the stove are gas-fuelled, unless, of course, the micro-oven and the oven is being used.
(cumulatively, (a) plus (b) ordinarily consumes 65% of the average household’s power consumption, which results in a 65% saving rate in our case).

(c) Sauna
The sauna uses the newest, most economical state-of-the art heater from Finland, which, together with the custom designed sauna, takes only 30 to 35 minutes to reach 85-C.

(d) External security lights
The external security lights as well as all other external guiding lights, are LED ones, for conserving unnecessary electrical power.

There are no plans at hand for adding wind- or solar panel energy apparatus, as the frequency of use coupled to the fact that only 35% energy is being consumed which could still possibly be reduced, but which does not economically nor ecologically, warrant the expenditure outlay or savings to justify such a capital investment. Also, the sauna and the water pump, require 3-phased electricity, which is not obtainable from battery-stored power, even had solar- or wind power been available.

Chemicals
Natural salt dechlorinator for plunge pool
The plunge pool is being maintained algae-free by natural salt (sodium chloride) being added to the water, which is then through electrolysis provided by an electric dechlorinator, broken down. In contrast to chloride which is calcium-based, the water does not burn the skin nor causes irritation to eyes. The monthly addition of salt is 25 Kilograms, which adds up to 300 Kilogram of salt on a yearly basis.

Dam
The water in the dam is entirely left in its natural state, without any artificial additives, being kept pristine and insect-free by the khois and carps (some over 20 years of age).

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Guest reviews

A perfect spot
Really enjoyed our stay at Kinghorns Garden. Brilliant, bright and airy house with an excellent garden, great views and plenty options for relaxing inside or out. As well as great birdlife in the garden and surrounds we also had a visit from a Western Leopard Toad, a Tortoise and a Grey Mongoose!
Excellent location only a few minutes drive to Chapmans peak and barely 15mins walk to Cape Point vineyard and picnic site.
The village farm is 5mins stroll and has brilliant options for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Cafe Roux or the Foodbarn.
Also have to say thank you to Thomas again who welcomed us warmly and looked after us brilliantly during our stay.
Would definitely recommend Kinghorns Garden as a perfect place to stay in Noordhoek which is a perfect place to stay when visiting Cape Town. Enjoy!

Brian M., January 2013

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Traumhafte Idylle mit idealer Anbindung
The perfect "home away from home": Ideal um Ruhe, Natur und einen phantastischen Ausblick zu geniessen; gepflegt, geschmackvoll eingerichtet, alles sehr gut von Thomas & Antje organisiert, die immer ein offenes Ohr und viele Tipps bereit haben...
Das nur 5 Gehminuten entfernte Farm Village bietet unterschiedliche Restaurants vom Pub bis zur gehobenen Küche und sehr nette Geschäfte sowie einen Kinderspielplatz...
Viele Attraktionen wie Chapmanspeak Drive, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Boulders Beach, Cape Point, Vineyard, Winelands etc. sind nur einen Katzensprung entfernt...
Besser geht's nicht, wir sind zu absoluten Noordhoek/ Kinghorns Garden Fans geworden! Jörg & Sybille mit Familie

Perfect for those who seek relaxation, nature and amazing views. Very well maintained, nice interior, the hosts Thomas and Antje have everything organized to detail and always keep useful tipps at hand.
Don't miss the Farm Village with nice restaurants, tasteful food and a kids playground, it's only a 5 minutes walk away...
Many attractions like Chapmanspeak Drive, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Boulders Beach, Vineyard, Winelands are only a stone's throw away or easy to reach within 45 minutes...
We fell in love immediately with Kinghorns Garden and Noordhoek and will be back soon :-) Joerg, Sybille & Family

Sybille U., Bad Aibling, Dezember 2012

Das bisher beste Ferienhaus,was wir je hatten!
Wir durften zu viert zwei Wochen hier verbringen. Die Ausstattung des Hauses ist wirklich in jeder Hinsicht erstklassisch.
Zur Küche: Sie ist mit allem erdenklichen Zubehör komplett eingerichtet, kein zusammengesuchtes Geschirr, sondern stilvoll (wie alles im Haus), großzügiger Platz zum ausgiebigen Kochen.
Die Bäder sind modern und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, die Schlafzimmer ebenso. Toll ist das kleine Büro mit PC, Drucker und Internet. Zwar kostet Internet 25 R extra pro Tag, aber das haben wir mit zwei Teenagern in der Familien gerne in Anspruch genommen. Dies waren übrigens die einzigen Zusatzkosten!
Der Wohn- und Eßbereich sind sehr großzügig, durch die großen Fenster hat man von überall die wunderbarsten Blicke in den Garten (bis hin zum Meer). Alles ist gemütlich und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Ein Highlight waren die Bücher im Kaminregal, die prächtigen botanischen Bildbände lassen Naturliebhaber (fast) vergessen, dass direkt vor der Terrasse der Garten mit einer Zauberwelt wartet.
Nun - das Haus ist schon toll, aber zu allem Überfluß ist es eingebettet in einen parkähnlichen Garten, der seinesgleichen sucht. Wer die Kapflora liebt, ist hier genau richtig: Proteen, Silvertrees, Restios, hüfthohe Pelagonien, Aloen – fast könnten man sich den geplanten Ausflug nach Kirstenbosch sparen. Setzt man sich morgens still am Teich unter die Bäume, erlebt man die Vielzahl der Vogelarten, die diesen Garten regelmäßig besuchen – allen voran die prächtigen Nektarvögel, die ohne Scheu von Blüte zu Blüte hüpfen.
Auch wen die Tier- und Pflanzenwelt nicht ganz so fesselt, wird hier einen einzigartigen Ort vorfinden. Ein gemütlicher Grillabend auf der Terrasse, ein Sprung in den Whirlpool oder ein morgendliches Duschbad in der Außendusche sind andere Höhepunkte, die in Erinnerung bleiben.
Durch die Lage und den riesigen Garten man hier seine absolute Ruhe.
Sehr empfehlenswert ist auch die fünf Gehminuten entfernte „Food Barn“, wo es morgens unglaublich leckere Rosinenschnecken gibt, die das Frühstück auf der Sonnenterrasse krönen.
Herzlichen Dank auch Anke und Thomas, die uns mit vielen Ratschlägen und einer Starthilfe (hatte Licht am Auto über Nacht nicht ausgeschaltet ...) immer zur Seite standen.
Mein Fazit: Selbst wenn ich strengste Maßstäbe anlege, alles war absolut perfekt. Wenn wir wieder nach Kapstadt kommen, dann nur, wenn Kinghorn´s Garden für uns frei ist.

Juergen, Muehlberg, Oktober 2012

Fantastic stay
We had a really good experience at Kinghorn´s garden. Very nice villa, perfect location, quiet and beautiful. It´s ideal for families, friends, couples...everyone must enjoy such place.
All of that mixted we the very professional landlords that helped us a lot and were all the time able for us.

Thank you very much, Hope to come back soon!

Iñigo M., August 2012

Traumhaus, Traumgarten, Traumlage ...
... die Überschrift ist nicht übertrieben. Das Haus bietet sämtlichen Komfort, um sich vom Alltagsstress zu erholen und einen wundervollen Urlaub zu verbringen.
Der Garten ist wundervoll angelegt. Beim Gang zum See lässt sich immer wieder Neues entdecken.
Noordhoek ist nicht weit von Kapstadt entfernt. Mit dem Auto ideale Ausgangslage.
Vielen Dank für die tolle Betreuung vor Ort! Klasse.

Ronald F., Hamburg, Deutschland, August 2012

Traumhaft
Hallo zusammen
gut wieder angekommen in der Schweiz, sind die wunderbaren Ferien in Südafrika noch immer präsent bei uns allen. Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Aufenthalt bei Euch und danken nochmals ganz herzlich für die Gastfreundschaft und das Engagement für uns, das war super!! und viel mehr als wir erwarteten – klar übertroffen :-) Danke vielmals
Das Haus hat sehr viel zu bieten und lässt keine Wünsche offen. Wir haben uns alle sehr wohl gefühlt, ebenso sicher und gut aufgehoben an diesem wunderschönen Platz. Mit einer Tasse Tee durch den schönen Garten zu gehen und seine Gedanken ziehen lassen - traumhaft. Draussen zu duschen und die Sonne im Gesicht zu spüren - herrlich. Sich in der Sauna zu wärmen und anschliessend im Jacuzzi kurz abzukühlen – pure wellness. Im Liegestuhl zu liegen, die Sonne zu geniessen und die Vögel im Garten zu beobachten - einzigartig. Vor dem Kamin zu sitzen bei einer Tasse Kaffee mit guten Gesprächen - gemütlich.
Das Haus hat Platz um zu träumen und bei sich selbst anzukommen, ein wunderbarer Ort. Für frischen Kaffee, und feines Brot kann man zu Fuss gehen in die Foodbarn Bakery.
Der Mensch dem das gehört, kann sich glücklich schätzen, so etwas wunderbares zu besitzen und ein grosses Dankeschön, dass er es mit uns teilt !!!!
Wir werden es gerne weiter sagen und auch selbst gerne wieder an diesen Ort zurückkehren.
Simone, Michael, Yannik, Silja und Alena

Simone B., Juli 2012

Schönes Haus zum Relaxen
Anfang November haben wir 8 Tage in diesem wunderschönen Haus verbracht. Wir sind herzlich von Antje und Thomas empfangen worden, die uns auch mit sehr guten Tipps für die Umgebung versorgt haben. Die Villa ist komplett ausgestattet, es fehlt an nichts. Das Haus ist sehr ruhig gelegen, ein sehr schöner Ort zum Ausspannen und Abschalten. Hier stimmt einfach alles.
Das Haus ist zentral am Kap gelegen, alle Sehenswürdigkeiten sind in kurzer Zeit zu erreichen. Wir kommen wieder!

Mittelstädt, November 2011

Traumhaus mit wunderschönem Garten
Wir haben 10 Tage im Kinghorns Garden verbracht und waren absolut begeistert. Ein wunderschöner Garten mit traumhaftem Ausblick aufs Meer und den Chapmans Peak. Das Essen im Toad und Foodbarn ist sehr zu empfehlen. Sehr zentral gelegen, um viele Tagesausflüge zu machen. Auch die Betreuung vor Ort war super. Das Kinghorns Garden ist absolut zu empfehlen!

Frank B., Oktober 2011

Super Idyllisch!
Ein wunderschönes Refugium inmitten eines traumhaften Gartens. Und super gelegen, da der Ortskern fußläufig erreichbar ist. Die Bäckerei ist nur zu empfehlen! Die Ausstattung im Haus ist prima, es fehlt einem an gar nichts. Wir haben uns stets sicher gefühlt, da man außer Windrauschen und Vögeln nicht viel anderes hört. Perfekt zum Entspannen und die Seele baumeln lassen!

Agnes, München, November 2010

Traumurlaub
wir haben uns sehr sehr wohl gefühlt und den urlaub genossen.
das haus ist schön ruhig gelegen mit einem herrlichen garten und trotzdem sind alle notwendigen loctaions wie restaurants und einkaufsmöglichkeiten in der nähe.

nina s., bremen, Oktober 2010

A Little bit of paradise
My husband and I rented Kingshorn over Dec, Jan 2010 and loved every moment. It is perfectly situated and just a quick stroll to the Deli and restaurants. The house and gardens are beautiful even the sauna has sea views. It truely is an amazing place and suitable for all ages. Hope to visit again Patrick and Angie

Oscar, Lagos, December 2009, January 2010

Pre Christmas chill out
Kingshorn Garden was fantastic! We had the most relaxing time. If you open up all the glass walls the house instantly becomes part of the extensive grounds and the glorious Fynbos at the foot of Chapmans Peak. The wildlife is something else, even the guinea fowl!
It has all the facilities you will need including for that essential braii on the patio and the sauna (which must have some of the best views of the Cape) whereby you can cool off in the pool or the outdoor shower. All the conveniences for laundry, internet access, satellite TV (so we could watch the news back in the UK of all the snow!), two very comfortable bedrooms, both with en-suite and a extensive open plan living space.
The village of Noordhoek is within walking distance and the Food Barn in the farm village is a must, some of the most delicious meals we have ever had. It is also very well located for the Mall and all the sites of the Cape Peninsula.

Jamesian, Bath, Somerset, England, Dezember 2009

Traumhaus mit wunderbarem Garten & perfekter Lage
Die Beschreibung trifft perfekt zu, zusätzlich erwähnenswert erschien uns die schöne Sicht und die prima Versorgung mit Reise- und sonstigen Tipps durch den Vermieter und die lokale Betreuung vor Ort. Auf jeden Fall ist dieses Haus eine Reise wert und bietet perfekte Erholung im Urlaub. Die Lage ermöglich eine Vielzahl von Ausflügen und Sehenswürdigkeiten ohne lange Autofahrten. Da wir unseren Aufenthalt in Kinghorn's Garden erst für die letzten Tage unserer umfangreichen Südafrika geplant hatten waren wir leider nur zu kurz vor Ort, um den Garten und das Haus lange zu geniessen.
Wir waren im südafrikanischem Winter (Anfang Juli) dort und hatten sowohl die Gelegenheit tagsüber in Badehose den Garten wie auch abends im Hause den Kamin zu geniessen.

Joan Darnius, Barcelona, Spanien, Juli 2009

The best choice since many years
It was our best holiday rental since may years, everythings was perfect, the house was very pleasant and we'd love to stay for" farniente", the garden was amazing and we'd love to walk in the morning with a cup of coffee into this green paradise...
finaly was ideally situated, beaches, restaurants and shopping were at few minutes by car...
we'be back sure!!!!
alain valerie and sacha

Alain L., Biarritz, France, Januar 2009

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