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Leopardstone Hill Country Cottages

Self Catering Accommodation in Noordhoek, Cape Town

The Faraday family invites you to our fynbos paradise. We have found heaven...and we want to share it with your family too...

Leopardstone Hill offers guests two private and luxurious cottages situated on the green slopes of the Noordhoek Valley and gazing out towards the dramatic Atlantic Ocean and world-famous Long Beach.

With panoramic ocean and mountain views, a sweeping fynbos garden filled with sun birds and sugar birds, two swimming pools for your swimming pleasure, a pond for the kids to find tadpoles in, a giant chess board and an organic veggie garden, you will find the days slipping away as you tap into the slower rhythms of nature.

Leopardstone Hill is conveniently situated for daily outings to all our local attractions. From penguins (Boulders Beach) to ponies (sunset rides on Noordhoek Beach); from swimming to sailing; from exercise (golf courses, hiking trails) to eating (many fine restaurants nearby); you will always find that you will have too much to do and too little time. (See our 10 Secret Things to do…)

Both of our cottages are situated privately on the property with their own entrances with parking, own garden and braai area, so that you will always feel secluded. The cottages are immaculately furnished and fully equipped. Both our cottages have full DSTV and Wi-Fi. Firewood is supplied with which to barbeque in the summer and to light the inside fire in winter (Stone Cottage).

Have a look at our stunning Virtual Tour images here : Google Virtual Tour 1 | Google Virtual Tour 2

 

- 10 Secret Things to Do -

Swim in Silvermine Dam

Formed in a natural valley in the Silvermine Mountains, and part of the Table Mountain National Park, this dam has the best swimming and picnic spots in the Cape Peninsula.

“This is my favourite place in the world to swim – safe, calm and quiet. It’s a secret, so don’t tell anyone – shhh!”

Watch the Horses Train on Noordhoek Beach

Get up early and head to Noodhoek’s Long Beach. “To see these magnificent animals emerge from the Atlantic mists and gallop across the white sands catches my breath every time.” You can join in the fun by booking a beach ride with a local stable

Go for a night walk around Leopardstone Hill and spot the Red Data listed Western Leopard Toad.

“Noordhoek is one of the last strongholds of this placid and extravagantly marked animal. In August join our local volunteer group and help save the breeding toads. Others may have the Big 5, but we have the Wet 5!”

Have breakfast at the Noordhoek Farm Village at one of four fantastic eateries.

Breakfast at the Farm Village is especially good after a run or cycle in the area. “Chef Franck Dangereux has created a relaxed yet elegant eatery at the Food Barn – incredible food and outstanding coffee!”

Walk to the top of Noordhoek Peak and look out for the Vereaux’s Eagle Nesting site.

“On a clear day you truly can see forever. Don’t take my word for it – pack a picnic and see for yourself!”

Browse through the collectable shops in Kalk Bay’s quaint high street.

Look for antiques, books, clothes and African crafts. “Don’t forget to treat yourself to an authentic Italian gelato before buying the catch of the day from the harbour for your supper. What could be better than a fish braai in Noordhoek?”

Go Twitching

The Cape Floral kingdom boasts fynbos, forest and wetland habitats, and 60 of South Africa’s 84 endemics can be found in the Cape alone. Visit the African penguins at Boulders beach for a close encounter with this endangered species. “At Leopardstone Hill we are often thrilled to hear the cry of the African Fish Eagle as it flies over the valley. We all scramble for the binoculars!”

Spot Whales from Chapman’s Peak Drive

“Why head all the way to Hermanus to see the same whales that swim past Noordhoek?” Excellent sightings can be had from Longbeach as well.

Go Cycling

Hire bikes and head off to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Spend the morning seeing zebra, eland and baboons from your saddle, and then treat yourself to lunch at the Two Oceans Restaurant.

Do Nothing

“At Leopardstone Hill we completely endorse the concept of relaxation. Grab your book and get comfy in our hammock next to the rock pool. Before you know it, it’ll be time for sundowners!”