Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Constantia Valley - Mbali Lodge
Peaceful location, in beautiful private home close to vineyards.
Mbali Lodge is a luxurious private family home set in the serenity and breathtaking beauty of Table Mountain’s nature reserve, yet it is just minutes from the Cape’s famous beaches, vineyards, restaurants and exclusive shopping. There is plenty to suit all tastes here. Set in a 50 acre private estate with 24 hour security, Mbali (meaning ‘flower’ in Zulu) has scenic mountain trails to explore on the doorstep and the country’s oldest vineyards just down the road, as well as Hout Bay’s long sandy beaches. Meanwhile the buzz of Camps Bay, the V&A Waterfront and central Cape Town are all within easy reach. Excellent cafés and restaurants abound nearby in case you do not feel tempted by Mbali Lodge’s fully equipped modern kitchen or its smart built-in braai (barbecue) by the private lap pool. Three beautiful bedrooms (each with its own bathroom), and stunning open plan living and dining give on to a wide wooden deck - the perfect spot for enjoying a glass of the Cape's best.
Inside: Bedroom 1: has a king size bed and access to main deck. Its en suite bathroom has a free standing bath, glass roofed shower room with a view to the sky, WC and basin.
Bedroom 2: comes with double size bed on a mezzanine floor with its own deck, own bath, WC and basin.
Bedroom 3: is on a lower level, has a queen size bed with access to a deck and garden, its own shower, WC and basin.
On the main floor, there is a spacious open plan living room with elegant stand-alone fire place, large comfortable sofas and arm chairs, television . The dining area has a table to seat 8. There are extensive views and sliding doors to access the main deck. The fully equipped modern kitchen comes with cooker, electric hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, full dinner service for 8, glassware, utensils, cooking pots and water filter, and is directly off the dining area. Downstairs, there is internal access to the garage (with remote opener) and washing machine and tumble dryer.
There is a small charge for an internet service.
Please note families with small children, that there are stairs, a large deck and an open pool.
Outside: Mbali Lodge has its own landscaped garden and is part of a 50 acre private estate with nature trails literally on the doorstep. There is outdoor furniture on the deck, a built in braai (barbecue) by the 12m solar heated lap pool. There is plenty of outdoor lighting perfect for alfresco dining on warm evenings. The house, while very peaceful, is not isolated and has neighbours who are also part of the Silvermist Estate.
Additional Services: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned on a weekly basis and all linen changed. Additional house keeping service is available on request. Gardener and pool maintenance are also included.
The estate is an exclusive gated property with 24 hour security. Mbali Lodge also has its own user-friendly alarm system.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Lorna King
Having spent my childhood in Africa, i left as a young woman to travel the world and never went back. However, when the opportunity to build a house at the back of Table Mountain came along, it seems that the time was right to return. Mbali lodge is for me, each time i go there, my own 'out of africa' experience. Its very much my dream and have tried to make it into a comfortable, welcoming and fun place to share with my family and hopefully yours as well.
Lorna King purchased this house in 2010
Why Lorna King chose Constantia Valley
Mbali lodge is set high up on the back of Table mountain, the view is stunning. It feels as though we are miles from anywhere, when in fact we are within a short drive from the city, 20 mins to central cape town, 10 to beaches and 3 minutes to the oldest vineyards in the cape.
What makes this house unique
We can walk from our back door up the mountain, or drive a few minutes to the beach. We are also on the Constantia Wine Route, only minuets from our door. If you are really feeling lazy, the pool is a great place to relax around.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful stay in your beautiful house, with lots of wildlife for company.
Love the views and area and hope to return soon.