The SpaceOne large, lovely room with a double and single bed perfect for singles, two friends, couples, and couples with one child. There's also a comfortable 2nd room with a double bed for larger groups - inquire upfront if it's available for your dates.
Our home in Observatory is creative, warm, comfortable, easy-going and very beautiful. I regularly hold conscious, sacred events in the space, so it has an energetic vibration of holding and love that friends and guests feel the minute they walk through the door, which leads on to a spectacular view of one of Cape Town's most well known landmarks, Devil's Peak.
My home has quick and easy access to:
2) N2, N2, M3 and M5 freeways and highways
3) University of Cape Town
4) Newly refurbished River Club Conference Centre & Golf Range
5) Groote Schuur Hospital
6) Trendy Obz Village with its colourful and quirky shops, restaurants and bars
7) Public transport - trains, buses, taxis
8) Baxter Theatre
9) Cape Town City Centre
9) Leafy Southern Suburbs
10) Kirstenbosch Gardens
11) Numerous beaches
When you stay with us, you immediately become part of the greater Cape Town community of artists, intellectuals, seekers and dancers. We are a warm, welcoming and interesting bunch of people from all around South Africa and the world.
Obz is a quirky, colourful fusion of old and new; edgy and sophisticated; rich and poor; educated and crazy; artistic and academic. The original farming area for the port of Cape Town, it has many old farmhouses secretly tucked down its fascinating streets, as well as classic Victorian homes. It has a real Observatory to explore the stars; a psychiatric hospital; Groote Schuur (place of the first heart transplant in the world); a permanent circus; public swimming pool open in spring/summer; hockey and soccer grounds; two rivers; an edgy, vibey village centre; and wonderful views of Devil's Peak, which forms part of our world famous Table Mountain.
Close to all public transport and major arterials, Observatory is the most equidistant place to anywhere in the whole of Cape Town and surrounding areas such as Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Somerset West etc.
Perfectly suited for visiting academics and doctors, as well as medical and university students.
Must like cats as we have 2 Siamese and sometimes a ginger tabby. Guest AccessGuests have easy walking access to the vibey village of Observatory, as well as to the train station that services most of Cape Town. The airport is a 10 minute drive away, as is the city centre. The closest beaches are a 15-20 minutes drive away. Interaction with GuestsI work from home, and love people but am as available as my guests need me to be - if you want to explore Cape Town and use my home as a base, that's fine, or if you'd like more support and information, I'm available for that too - basically guests can self-select the interaction they want, provided they let me know in advance.
ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT
Tours of the winelands, Cape Point etc - R1,000 for a half day, R2,000 for a full day plus petrol - max 4 people
Continental breakfasts @ R135 per person per day
Airport transfers @ R120 per trip (R150 between 17h00 - 09h00)
City transfers R95 per trip (R110 between 17h00 - 09h00)
Washing R45 and drying R45 per load
Teas and coffees paid via the Honesty Jar - prices in the kitchen The NeighborhoodObservatory is one of Cape Town's oldest suburbs and contains a colourful mixture of everything from an Observatory that studies the stars, to one of the world's most famous hospitals (Groote Schuur - first heart transplant), to close proximity to the University of Cape Town, to two rivers that run to the sea (Liesbeck and Black Rivers), to a vibrant high street with unique bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants (no chains!), to a circus tent - to name just a few oddities and characteristics. Artists, hippies, academics, students, travellers and locals all mingle together in a colourful parade that never ceases to delight me. Observatory is also the most equidistant suburb to all the attractions of Cape Town and its environs. I love its colour, quirkiness, edginess and eccentricity - no homogenised shopping malls or retail chains here! Getting AroundYes, very convenient - I am a few minutes walk from 2 train stations, and uber taxis can be ordered on the spot to arrive within minutes to take you anywhere you desire for very little cost. If you're brave, you can catch the minibus taxis into Cape Town city centre for only R10 - the taxi rank is within easy access. Other Things to NoteWe have 2 Siamese cats and a puppy who love to interact with guests. So I guess, you must love animals.