At the foot of the Twelve Apostles mountain range, perched high above the Atlantic coastline and overlooking Cape Town’s famous Camps Bay beach lies the 3 bedroomed Kestrel apartment. This apartment is nestled just a few steps from the Cape Nature Reserve with an abundance of walking and cycling paths and a rich bird life. Located in a quiet residential area in the upper reaches of Camps Bay, the Kestrel is an ideal choice for families with older children.
Step inside this light, mellow apartment and you’re met with a large mirror at the end of the small hallway, which creates a sense of space. The open-plan kitchen is on the right of the hallway and overlooks the lounge which leads through to the patio and fragrant garden area. French doors open out from the lounge onto the rustic bricked patio which has an outdoor dining area for 6. The Zen style garden boasts an interesting design of white pebbles scattered around ancient wooden railway sleepers. The colourful mosaic table provides an artistic flair to the garden and is the ideal place to relax and soak up the views of Camps Bay.
In a small area naturally offset from the lounge is a dining table suitable for 6 people. A nautical blue colour serves as the backdrop and co-ordinates harmoniously with the sand colour couches and Koi fish wall canvasses in the lounge area. There is a large mirror which reflects the navy blue tones of the feature wall adding hints of colour to the room.
A narrow stairwell meanders its way up to an area with two small bedrooms and a stand-alone bathroom. The master bedroom looks out over the Atlantic ocean and has its own blue lime washed wooden balcony. This bedroom features an air- conditioner and en suite shower with toilet. The two smaller double rooms, of which one offers an air-conditioner, are hugged by the Twelve Apostles mountain and have been decorated in relaxing hues of green and duck-egg blue. Magnificent views of the mountain provides an opportunity to lie in bed and watch the cable car travel to the summit of Table Mountain. Traditional African patterned scatter cushions on the beds reinforce the idea that the Kestrel really is a subtle recreation of an African beach theme.
The natural flora which surrounds The Kestrel has fynbos and proteas which attract the Cape Sugar birds and several species of sunbirds. Lying adjacent to other apartments and accessible via a driveway, it’s preferable for guests who have a vehicle. Restaurants, shops and the beach are a 5 minute drive down the hill.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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