he Eselfontein Guesthouse has breath-taking views of this 6th generation farm. Fully relax and rejuvenate or simply recharge, as there are plenty of...
Where is it?
Our home, is perched up the side of a mountain, in a beautiful part of the Western Cape Peninsula. From our deck the view is across False Bay to the Hottentot Holland mountains. We’re a short stroll downhill from Fisherman’s Beach, a bit of a puff on the way back! We’re about a 10 minute drive from historic Simon’s Town, first settled in 1677. The harbour is home to South Africa’s modest navy.
Simon’s Town is basically one street of mostly Victorian buildings, with steep cobbled back streets dotted along it. The town has a good selection of shops, café’s and restaurants. In Jubilee square market traders sell traditional South African crafts.
Down the road is Boulder’s Beach, with its famous colony of Jackass penguins. Carry on for another 20 minutes and you’ll come to the stunning Cape Point Nature Reserve.
Head the other way out of town and you’ll come to Fish Hoek; not trendy, but useful for Supermarkets, Chemists Pizza and Burger joints, Banks, and some shops that think we’re still in the 1950’s! Plus of course the beautiful long Fish Hoek beach.
Pass through and you’re on the way to Kalk Bay, with its small harbour, antique shops, a small theatre, great restaurants many of them specialising in seafood. Kalk Bay was ranked by Forbes magazine as ‘the coolest neighbourhood in the world’!
Keep going, and on to Muizenberg well known as a surfer’s paradise.
It’s about 45 minutes drive from Simon’s Town, mostly on motorway.
You can also take a train from Simon’s Town directly into the centre of Cape Town. There is Theatre, Art, Music, V&A Waterfront Restaurants. A cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain, and world renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens with outdoor concerts every weekend.
And don’t forget....we’re only one hour from the famous winelands of the Cape in Stellenbosch, Constantia and Franschhoek.