Extra-spacious king-size bedrooms, lounge, dining area, bath & separate shower
- English, French, Afrikaans
About Sharon Obree
Recently retired professionals. Love our home and Cape Town.
Sharon Obree purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Sharon Obree chose Tokai
Having lived in Cape Town all our lives, we now want to share the beauty with others
What makes this Cottage unique
Bicycle Lodge is close to the city centre but really away from it all on the edge of the magnificent Table Mountain National Park
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
My wife and I just returned from a 10 day stay at Bicycle Lodge, and are hoping to return in the near future. Sharon and John are wonderful hosts, who live in the larger house at the front of the property, and the accommodation is exactly as depicted in the pictures on the website. It's very tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. This is truly a home away from home, and the floor plan really works for a couple or a small family. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, glassware and we ended up cooking every night for ourselves both because it was so well equipped and we were tired of eating out for a month previous to our stay. There are plenty of good food markets close by too. If you have a car, then Tokai is a very good place to stay since every place you'd want to visit in the Cape Town area is relatively close by. We chose Bicycle Lodge owing to its excellent reviews by previous guests, and we also loved the accommodation, hosts, and location. Many thanks, Sharon and John. Scott & Han
We love it when guests appreciate sharing the beauty of the surroundings and enjoy all that Bicycle Lodge has to offer. It was an honour having Scott and Han travel half way around the world and then choosing to stay at Bicycle Lodge.
We really do hope to welcome you again.
Perfect home away from home!
Everything you need is there. The owner is always willing to help but also gives you space. Warmly recommend this place!
Scandinavian guests are wonderful and we loved having you stay in Bicycle Lodge - Proud to have met your expectations!
Comfortable family-friendly home
We loved our stay in the bicycle lodge! My husband, myself and our 6 month old daughter were there for almost 2 weeks and we had a wonderful stay. The lodge has a well-stocked kitchen to cook. Sharon has thought of all the touches to make it feel like home. The property itself is beautiful and has lovely outside areas as well. Sharon was very responsive to messages. We hope to stay here again!
It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay - first guests to rely entirely on Uber for getting around - normally a car is here within 2 minutes!
Bicycle Lodge really works well for 4 guests as well as small families, although honeymoon couples also find it perfect.
Early spring is very quiet in Cape Town which meant all the attractions were waiting for you without a queue! Your 2 weeks started off quite cold at 14C and ended at 28C - so you got it all. Please do come again next time you cross the Atlantic.
Immaculate house with everything you need.
Sharon and John were super hosts, very friendly and informative, the house was in a perfect quiet location but central for all Cape Town activities, a beautiful garden with all sorts of interest and lovely outdoor seating, small pool but perfect for a cool down! Thank you for your hospitality x
Thanks for the wonderful review! And so pleased you got to see some of Cape Towns natural beauty at its best.
Tranquil home from home and a perfect base for exploring the Cape
My husband and I and our 2 friends have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Cape Town. Bicycle Lodge was a great find, located in a quiet, residential area in the attractive suburb of Tokai. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by John and Sharon, the owners, and their friendly dog, Zoe. The property is spacious and tastefully furnished with good sized bedrooms and plenty of storage space and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and seating areas. We loved sitting on the terrace eating our breakfast whilst watching the wildlife including birds, squirrels and lizards. Zoe would often join us for a biscuit and a tummy tickle! There is a lovely pool ideal for cooling off on warmer days and there are sun beds and small deckchairs with beach towels provided.
We hired a car for the 2 weeks of our stay and explored a lot of the Cape, including the wine route and as nowhere was further than a couple of hours drive away it was ideal for days out. Our favourite places were Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden’s ( just up the road), Boulder Bay to see the penguins, Simonstown, Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Hout Bay, Llandudno, Cape of Good Hope ( but avoid the baboons!) Table Mountain, Bo- Kaap and the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town.
Eating out was an amazing experience as the quality of food and wine is so high and the prices are so low! We tried many of the local restaurants and without exception they were all excellent with friendly service and spotlessly clean. Just across the road from Bicycle Lodge there is a small row of shops and restaurants and we enjoyed wonderful breakfasts and lunches at Bootleggers and dinners at The Brasserie. A couple of miles up the road at Steenberg Village centre is a larger shopping precinct with 2 good supermarkets selling everything you need and a number of restaurants, all of which we tried. Jakes in the Village, The Hussar Grill, Basilico and Fish Market all served delicious freshly cooked food. We also had a lovely final evening of wine tasting at Steenberg Estate followed by wonderful tapas at the BistroSixteen 82.
There are walking and cycling trails around Tokai and John, a keen cyclist, kindly lent my husband one of his mountain bikes and took him for a spin around the area which he really enjoyed.
Overall we had a wonderful stay at Bicycle Lodge and can highly recommend it. We loved everything about S Africa and hope to return again before too long!
Thanks for the wonderful review and tips for future guests
Our aim is to provide guests with everything needed to have a fabulous holiday
Bicycle Lodge is an exceptional base for a stay in Cape Town.
Our second visit. First visited in 2012, always planned to return but our dates were never available, so we made a special effort to reserve well in advance to stay for 3 weeks over Christmas and New Year 2018/19.
Sharon and John are brilliant hosts, always available to offer help and advice but never intrusive.
Tokai is an ideal location for visiting Cape Town and the Western Cape. Just 30 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from the waterfront and 35 minutes from the beach at Camps Bay. The closest beach is Muizenberg, about 15 minutes away.
The Brasserie restaurant and Bootleggers coffee shop are 2 minutes walk away and both are popular locations with excellent food and drink. Constantia Village with it's shops, restaurants and supermarkets is 10 minutes away, and the large Blueroute shopping mall 5 minutes away.
The facilities at Bicycle Lodge are first class, milk and water in the fridge on arrival along with biscuits. The wine rack is fully stocked for you, just replace the bottles you drink. The kitchen has everything you need, Sharon and John have thoughtfully provided a second fridge which increases the amount of food and drink which you can keep cool and therefore reduces the number of shopping trips you need to make. We enjoyed picking tomatoes from John's garden to enjoy with our braiis.
The garden is busy with lots of birds feeding on an endless supply of food provided by John. You might also see a squirrel or two. You will certainly be visited by Zoe the resident dog who is friendly, quiet and loves the attention of the guests.
We loved our early morning walks around the 4.75km perimeter path in Tokai Park which is just 10 minutes walk away and has great views of the surrounding area.
There are numerous good golf courses nearby and it is easy to arrange tee times. On two of our visits to Cape Town we have enjoyed a day watching cricket at Newlands, a first class sporting venue with the amazing backdrop of Table Mountain.
In summary Bicycle Lodge is exceptional and Sharon and John's hospitality was a major contribution to another wonderful holiday in South Africa. We even got married whilst we were there!
Wow, wow, wow!
Thank you Neil and Elaine
Thank you for choosing to stay at Bicycle Lodge during such a joyous occasion and hope to see you at an anniversary someday.
Love, us and Zoe
Upper Tokai is an exclusive, windfree mountainside suburb of Cape Town boasting Steenberg Golf and Wine Estates, Tokai Forest biking and hiking trails, as well asTokai Arberetom with spectacular views. Hout Bay, Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek beaches are little more than 10mins away whilst Cape Town's very best restaurants are clustered in this upmarket area.