About Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate

Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate is known for its pristine landscaping and breath-taking views provides both international and local guests the luxury of well-appointed, self-catering cottages.

This serene and tranquil setting makes it a popular choice for the discerning guest, looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life while enjoying the convenience of a central location. This location is on the back slopes of Table Mountain flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles and the Constantiaberg Mountain Range.

The Estate facilities which include a Play Park, Tennis Courts and outdoor Swimming pool makes it a hit with family members both young and old


In the 1600’s these parts were the heart of the wood supply for the Cape settlement with a voracious appetite for timber. This area provided a base for woodcutters and their slaves who supplied wood for the Castle in the central city.

These logs were roped and logged to Hout Bay Harbour where they were loaded for shipping to Table Bay harbour.

During 1984 fourteen hectares was purchased and sub-divided into two properties. After the completion of an extensive project to clear the grounds which were overgrown with alien trees, the first few cottages were built in 1985, and today Houtkapperspoort has expanded into a well known and loved holiday resort with Self Catering cottages of different sizes catering to every holidaymaker’s needs. Houtkapperspoort Mountain Estate has built up an extensive list of returning international guests, it is no wonder that most have become more like family.

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Today Houtkapperspoort Mountain Retreat is a celebrated international Cape Town Resort, famous for its picturesque location on the back slopes of Table Mountain overlooking the Hout Bay Valley with the Sentinel Peak in the distance and Eagles Nest Mountain your neighbour.

The one-, two- or three-bedroom Self Catering cottages are set in spacious, meticulously landscaped grounds.

For the guest’s convenience and peace of mind the resort has 24-hour security control, lockable safes in each cottage, WI-FI connectivity, DSTV (Hotel Bouquet), parking bays, and magnificent mountain paths.