Hout Bay Manor
The Hout Bay Manor, built in 1871, is renowned as one of Cape Town’s most graceful landmarks. The beautifully restored Hout Bay Manor offers 19 individually designed en suite rooms and a sophisticated and elegantly casual restaurant named ‘Pure’.
Hout Bay Manor, protected by century old oak trees, was built from stone (600mm thick walls) and in traditional Cape Colonial style by Jacob Trautmann on an unspoilt piece of land, which had previously been part of the Kronendal Estate. 2006 saw the start of an 18 month refurbishment that was completed in October 2007 to recapture the charm and beauty of this original home, in a vibrant African culture style. The hotel officially reopened on 26 October 2007. The breath-taking restyled Pavilion is now a contemporary restaurant, named ‘Pure’.
Hout Bay Manor has preserved the history and heritage while infusing the interiors with Zulu and Xhosa chic décor to celebrate the vibrant pulse of South Africa. The owners love for Africa, it’s people and culture is reflected in the bold colours and superior fabrics, complemented by exquisite unique pieces that have been used to create ‘a jewellery box of gems’ to offset the mellow ambience of the original interiors by renowned South African interior designers, Cécile and Boyd’s.
On the ground level guests find an opulent open plan lounge and bar area, a tribute to style, Zulu and Xhosa grace. A designer marble bar offers guests the opportunity to interact with fellow travellers or spend quiet time reading a great novel from the library. Select a fine Cape wine from the extensive handpicked wine collection or relax by the cosy fireplace.
The Hout Bay Manor has redefined the essence of hospitality and is a tribute to old and new – this is unsurpassed luxury living at its best. Relax, be spoilt, unwind and immerse yourself in tranquil luxury.