Hearty hospitality, fine food and profound tranquillity are the hallmarks of Provence. But you needn’t go to France to enjoy all that, because Cape Town now has a Provençal farmhouse of its very own at Cap Serein.
Wir sprechen Deutsch! Peaceful Cap Serein Bed and Breakfast offers all of the above – yet it’s right in the heart of one of the world’s greatest destinations!
It’s hard to believe Cap Serein Guest House is such a short drive from the bustling centre of Cape Town. High on the mountain slopes overlooking the fishing port of Hout Bay, the only noise you’ll encounter here is chirping birds and the occasional splash from the Koi ponds.
Recently restored in the style of Provence, Cap Serein is about peace, quiet and exceptional cuisine. Your hosts Petra and Kurt are true experts in hospitality. They’ve both run restaurants in their time, and Kurt is a certified Master Chef.
So expect superb breakfasts in the sunroom with cooked fare and a selection of home-baked pastries getting your day off to a hearty start. Our Alpenstube restaurant – which is located 5 minutes away – serves local cuisine and traditional German cuisine for Lunch and Dinner.
Fine picnic baskets are also available to guests wanting to take their food on the road. If you’ve come to Cape Town to relax, Cap Serein will suit you right down to the ground.
The shady garden is full of nooks and crannies, with plenty of corners where you can lose yourself in a good book and have only the koi fish and the owls for company.
Hidden pathways meander between the bluegum, lemon and olive trees – in fact, it’s the sort of place where you might expect to meet a fairy or two!
There’s also a stunning and sunny pool terrace, where you can sunbathe and cool off while enjoying splendid views of the ocean, Hout Bay harbour, the renowned Chapman’s Peak Drive and even the distant Kommetjie Lighthouse.
The rooms at Cap Serein are all excellent hideaways too. Each is decorated in its own unique style,