Noordhoek House sits on the waters edge of Lake Michelle, one of South Africa’s premier Eco Estates. It is situated on the west coast of the Cape Peninsula and provides breathtaking views of Chapman’s Peak and the surrounding hills.Noordhoek House sits on the waters edge of Lake Michelle, one of South Africa’s premier Eco Estates. It is situated on the west coast of the Cape Peninsula and provides breathtaking views of Chapman’s Peak and the surrounding hills.
Noordhoek House is a privately owned 4-bedroom holiday home, which the owners still try to use whenever possible. Consequently, they endeavour to ensure that the property is equipped with everything necessary for the perfect holiday.Lake Michelle, is a secure Eco-Estate, where life itself is based around the 22 hectare saline lake itself. Designed in a way where the houses blend with the surrounds, you’ll feel you are in a wilderness nature sanctuary. The lake itself has many species of fish and if you are observant you can see all of the 120 species of indigenous and migratory birds, including Fish Eagles and Kingfishers that either house permanently of occasionally visit at Lake Michelle.
You are able to access the lake, simply by walking to the end of the premises garden or by walking on the neighbouring wooden jetty. Here you can decide whether you wish venture to the middle of the lake in the provided inflatable dinghy or relax next to the waterfront in the garden chairs. Have a Sundowner to round of the holiday experience and sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery.
For the more active, you can canoe and sail on the lake or cycle, roller blade, skate and run around the estates perimeter.
Noordhoek is approximately 15km south of Cape Town at the foot of the magical Chapman’s Peak.
Here are some destinations in the surrounding area which are recommended.
W&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 35 to 45 minutes drive: A perfect destination for a full day out. With a wide range of shops and restaurants, the overall experience is enhanced by being at the centre of the hustle and bustle of a working harbour and the wonderful views of Table Mountain. This is also the departure point for a number of tours, including boat trips to Robben Island and helicopter rides.
Boulders Bay, Simons Town, Well worth a day visit and you’ll never see a place quite like this again. A large colony of African Penguins ‘share’ the beach and swimming areas with tourists and locals alike. Take your towel and sun-cream and look forward to experiencing something a little different from the norm.
Have lunch at the Black Marlin in Simon’s Town.
Cape Point Nature Reserve, very impressive scenery, where The Indian and Atlantic Ocean converge.
Glencairn Beach, Water’s edge beach in Simons Town or Misty Cliff are fantastic places for your hot sunny beach days.
Don t miss a fish and chips experience in Simon’s Town.
The Constantia Wine route offers beautiful scenery, great restaurants with wine tasting or have a picnic in very picturesque environment.
Long Beach: Over 8 Km’s of unspoiled beach stretches out from Chapmans Peak to Kommetjie lighthouse. The closest and easiest access to the beach from Lake Michelle is a short drive away. Once on the beach, walking, surfing, kite surfing and horse riding are all popular activities.
Noordhoek Village: Noordhoek Village offers a range of art and craft shops, excellent restaurants like the Foodbarn, bakeries and other activities. With the village feel and children’s play areas, I doubt you’ll only end up visiting once.
Cycling: Whatever your standard, there are a range of on and off road cycling options available. South Africans spend more per person on cycling than any other country in the world and once you have been over Chapman’s Peak or traversed Cape Point National Park you’ll understand why.