The SpaceGoose Green Lodge, one of the oldest guest establishments in the tranquil Noordhoek Valley, south of Cape Town, offers awe-inspiring views of the mountains and is in close proximity to one of the most beautiful beaches in South Africa. Set in an established Cape garden, the lodge offers a choice of Bed and Breakfast or Self-catering accommodation. For warm summer afternoons a pool and a traditional braai area offers convivial outside relaxation, but the garden also contains a shady gazebo and lots of comfortable garden furniture for enjoying some quiet moments. In winter, a gorgeous lounge area with built-in fire place provides the ideal place to day-dream, read or play board games. Guest AccessWe offer 4 Double/Twin rooms, en-suite with bath or shower. All rooms have digital safes, heaters and coffee/tea making facilities and some have satellite TV. The Sugarbird Executive Suite in the main house, with lounge area, desk and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, is ideal for honeymooners or business travellers and has large cupboards and tea/coffee making facilities. We provide bath and shower amenities and quality towels and linen.
Sunbird Cottage has two cosy bedrooms that share a substantial bathroom with a bath and a shower, as well as a comfortable lounge with DStv, breakfast nook and fully-equipped farm-style kitchen.
Guinea Fowl Cottage has two spacious bedrooms, both en-suite, one equiped with a bath, the other with a shower. The lounge with DStv, the breakfast nook and a modern, stylish kitchen provide a comfortable living area.
Apart from the delicious breakfasts that we prepare for guests and their visitors daily, we can also make arrangements for breakfast or lunch snack packs, canapés or simple, yet tasty, dinners. All guests, including guests staying in our self catering cottages, are welcome to discuss meal requirements with us.
We also have DStv in the guest lounge, WiFi in all rooms and a large DVD collection available. Child care can be arranged, and we offer craft sessions for the children of guests from time to time. Interaction with GuestsWe are an owner-run establishment, and prepare and serve meals ourselves. We pride ourselves on being available to meet guests' needs and provide travel and activity advice. The NeighborhoodIt is impossible to detail everything that visitors to the tranquil village of Noordhoek and vibrant Cape Town can enjoy, but the following may give some idea of what is offered:
Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve/ Cape Point: The reserve covers almost 8,000 hectares of the southern tip of the Peninsula and provides spectacular views of the coastline, more than a thousand different floral species and a wealth of wildlife. It contains a number of beautiful walking routes.
Wine Routes: We are only 15 minutes from the estates which make up the Constantia Wine Route and about 40 minutes from Stellenbosch, which is considered the heart of South Africa's winelands. Its wine route comprises some 30 estates, many of which first planted vines in the 18th century and contain original homes and cellars. Sample fine wines in beautiful gardens surrounded by majestic mountains. There is also a private lion park just outside Stellenbosch and a vast range of wonderful restaurants to choose from.
Walking/Hiking: This area is ideal for people who enjoy walking, whether this might be strenuous hikes up, over and across our many mountain routes, or more casual strolls along the gentle hills and walking routes through the city of Cape Town. There are routes for every ones' tastes and we are always happy to provide details on these.
Penguin Colony, Boulders Beach: Boulders Beach, close to the historic town of Simon's Town, is home to about 3,000 African Penguins and some of our loveliest beaches, especially suitable for small children. Where else can you swim with penguins?
Cape Town: Cape Town is known as "The Mother City" and offers visitors a vast range of sightseeing highlights and urban attractions what cover all tastes and interests, all within quite a small area. We have details of all of these activities and can make visiting them as easy as possible for the unfamiliar visitor.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens: These wonderful gardens are located on the slopes of Table Mountain and are known throughout the world for their fantastic beauty and diversity of plants and prolific birdlife: almost 7,000 species of indigenous plants are found here, many of which are unique to the slopes of Table Mountain.There are several routes from the gardens to the top of the mountain and if you are in Cape Town during the summer DO NOT MISS the marvellous concerts which take place every Sunday afternoon: locals get to these early and enjoy their picnics with friends on the grass of the natural amphitheatre as the sun sets behind the mountain.
Robben Island: It is only quite recently that it has become possible to visit Robben Island. This is not only the site of the most famous prison for political prisoners during the apartheid years (where Nelson Mandela was held for many years) but has a fascinating history as a leper colony and whaling station. The island is now a World Heritage Site where a delicate natural ecosystem and unique flora are being preserved. The tours last half a day and include not only visits to all the historic sites on the island, but a detailed tour of the prison, led by one of the former political prisoners, including a visit to Nelson Mandela's cell. Getting AroundAlthough public transport is not very reliable in South Africa, we do have contacts in the car rental industry and can assist you with getting very competetive rates for your vehicle hire. Transfers to and from the airport is also easily arranged - just chat to us about your needs! Other Things to NoteWe have two dogs that, although they are family pets, have free access everywhere on the property (outside). We speak English, Afrikaans and German, as well as some Dutch, French and Portuguese.