Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

False Horizons

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms (view of the ocean and mountains), 3 bathrooms, sunroom, garden

Tanja Schuemer
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Tanja Schuemer

Peter (born in Great Britain, raised in South Africa) and Tanya (a Berlin native) live in Kenya with their two daughters, Maya and Leilah. Both of them work in the fields of development and security policy. We really like Kenya’s unique landscape and culture, and the freedom that Africa affords our family. All four of us love our mountain bikes and our three, young German Shepherds.

Tanja Schuemer purchased this house in 2012

Why Tanja Schuemer chose Cape Peninsula

False Horizons is an impressive, spacious, bright, and comfortable home, perfect for relaxing and enjoying life. From the living room, the whales in the bay are easily visible. It is also an ideal location for athletes, nature lovers, and families. The unique flora and fauna in the region, the stunning views of the ocean, the vineyards around Stellenbosch, Table Mountain, and, last but not least, Cape Town have captivated tourists and adventurers alike for centuries. This region’s cultures blend together in a truly unique way.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cape Peninsula in Glencairn

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Spacious, view of ocean and mountains, adjacent bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , View of the ocean and mountains, loft bed or 2 single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ocean view and mountains, built-in closets, across from bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large room w/ bath, living area, kitchen, & garden entrance
    - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Perfect place for families and all kinds of athletes, but especially water sports enthusiasts, cyclists, hikers, and nature lovers. Whale-watching and penguins nearby.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

82% Complete
13% Complete
4% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 24 reviews
Cape Coral, Florida

Huge house, great location, stunning views !!!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five and enjoyed very much our stay at False Horizon!

The house is very spacious, cosy and well equipped with a stunning ocean view. We enjoyed the newly renovated bathrooms and the additional condo in the basement, equipped with a piano :-)

The weather was very cold so we became to use and love the fireplace in the house very very much.

We had a very warm welcome from Kathy who took good care of all our questions and needs during our stay. A special thank you and very big hug to her !!!

Overall False Herizon is a great place to stay. And we're looking forward to hopefully come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anja, thank you for staying with us! It was such a pleasure and we hope you will come back one day. Enjoy a good trip home. Tanja
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great house in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

4 adults and 4 children shared this spacious property. For us it was ideally located being in walking distance of the beach and local shop. It was a short drive to a large shopping mall as well as Simonstown which has interesting shops, cafes and harbour area. From there a few minutes to see the penguins. Kalk Bay has many interesting shops and cafes and was only a few minutes drive away. Lovely walks directly from the house. Scratch Patch nearby was wonderful for a rainy day. Plenty to interest children and adults alike.

We loved the sun room with fantastic views as well as the large dining area and lounge. The kitchen was adequate for cooking for 8 of us and the bedrooms were comfortable. We appreciated the 3 proper bathrooms and the generous storage area in the double garage - useful for hanging washing on a rainy day. Overall a great place for our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic accommodation with great views

  • 5 of 5

The property is easily accessible with provision shops nearby. We were greeted by agents of the owners who helped us settle in well. The property was in excellent order throughout and has extensive views across the waters to Simon's Town. Fantastic accommodation that we would highly recommend to everyone. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Annette, Thank you and we would love to welcome you again. With very best wishes, Tanja
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful property for families well situated

  • 5 of 5

Spacious house with beautiful views situated in Glencairn close to Simontown. Everything worked well and the house is definitely comfortable. For a family of 5 this was perfect with grocery shopping close by at the Longview Mall but especially great location if you rent a car since you can access lots of nice beaches close by (Muizenberg for surfing and warmer water), based on which way the wind is blowing you can go to either the west or east beaches. Only an hour drive from City Center via the M3 or even more spectacular Chapman's Peak drive (through Hout Bay) and on to Table Mountain. Also easy access to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and all the vineyards either at Constantia, Stellenbosch or Summerset West. I fully recommend this place and the person greeting (Debbie) us was very helpful as well. Overall the house was very clean and lived up to all it promised.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Cottage Grove, MN USA

A house on a hill to remember!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this home on our first trim to South Africa. We are not familiar with the area and lucked out with this house. It is in a great neighborhood. Perfectly situated to take advantage of the endless breeze coming off the ocean and to reveal a breathtaking sunrise every morning. If you are looking for an authentic experience then Glencarin is the perfect little area. A short walk will bring you to the train station where for about $2.00 you can ride between the towns all day long, or grab an UBER that never took longer than 10 minutes to pick us up regardless of time of day. If you would rather walk there are convenient paths / sidewalks that hug the coast line and offer amazing scenery.

The only thing that would have made this stay more enjoyable would have been adding three to four weeks to our stay. Nine days is just not long enough in such a warm, and inviting home.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jacob, We are very happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your holiday and our house. You were the first one to enjoy our newly rebuild bathrooms. We would be delighted to welcome you again any time. I wish you a happy 2017.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

You can't beat a view like this! A perfect escape.

  • 5 of 5

You can't beat a view like this! A perfect escape, nestled between Kalk Bay and Simon's Town, you start to unwind the minute you arrive. Comfy beds, bright and big kitchen, a huge self contained flat downstairs, a fireplace, big dining table for family dinners or dinner parties, and enclosed balcony where you can drink in that killer view in comfort, it makes it very hard to leave!

We had an incredible time staying here, and it will be on our must-do list every time we visit Cape Town. Very highly recommended! Thank you for having us Peter and Tanja!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Aimee, it was lovely having you visit us and you are always welcome to come back. With both bathrooms and all of downstairs modernized, I am sure this time you will for sure not want to leave anymore.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Cape Town
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Simon's Town
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Southern Right
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

False Horizons sits atop a hill, overlooking False Bay, Glencairn Beach, and the mountains. The area is known for its beautiful beaches, water sports offerings, and golf courses, but especially for the large number of whales (September through November) and the bays full of penguins. The three upper bedrooms have a view of the bay, the beach, and the mountains. The long, sandy beach is just a 10-minute walk away. It is a favourite among families and surfers. Glencairn is a peaceful place, with spectacular views as well as plenty of shopping, restaurants, and bars. It has a spa and sports facilities and, to top it all off, many amazing hike and bike trails wind through the hilly landscape. It’s the perfect place for mountain bikers, hikers, (kite)surfers and other water sports aficionados, as well as families. Two mountain bikes are available for use, in addition to the toys and games provided for the kids. Glencairn is part of Simon’s Town, famous for its penguins, its port, and its waterfront full of restaurants and shops. Simon’s Town Waterfront is just a short drive away. Kalk Bay, with its countless cafes, restaurants, intriguing storefronts, and active fishing harbour, is a great place to stroll and look around. Cape Point and its unique, unspoilt landscape are truly ravishing. Cape Point is just a short drive away. There is a road that leads from Glencairn to the centre of Cape Town, which is roughly a 35-minute drive.


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.4
Additional Guest Fee £4.46
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.5

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar holiday rentals