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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 912 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In addition to running a b&b, the owners make a self-catering cottage available in their garden, which is called "the Nest." At about US$60, we found this unit to offer excellent value. The location has spectacular mountain views and is very convenient for the lower Cape peninsula (and not all that far from Cape Town itself). The only downside to... More 

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makapa, Owner at Makapa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The ‘Nest’ is our single most occupied room, partly as it is our cheapest but also probably as it is privately situated, has an appealing log cabin appearance, and has great views. The cooker is of the ‘table top’ style and has 2 rings and a grill/oven, we agree that... More 

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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Makapa Lodge in February as a solo traveler & loved every moment of my stay. Ian & Margaret are very welcoming & attentive to every need; the view from the upper deck & breakfast room down to Noordhoek Beach & Chapman's Peak is stunning; the breakfast is freshly prepared & delicious; all 5 rooms/suites are very comfortable,... More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2016

Very enjoyable stay at Makapa . Margaret and Ian were very welcoming hosts who helped us enormously with planning day trips. The weather while we were there was quite windy and this made birdwatching in the garden very difficult but otherwise excellent location for getting to all the sites in and around the Cape. Good value , comfortable accomodation with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

If you want a B&B that's off the beaten track and gives a real feel for being in Africa (rather than stuck in the middle of a town) you couldn't do better than Makapa. We spent a very happy 10 days there, and will definitely go back if we return to the Cape. Top of the list is the friendliness... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2015

The location is lovely. The breakfasts are good. The room is fabulous. The bed is splendid The bathroom is lovely. The Wifi is dismal (but was almost dismal in other places we stayed, so won't blame them for this). The only criticism is that "Mrs Makapa" can talk. A lot. I am a morning person, but found breakfast a struggle... More 

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Levis, Canada
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

We just had an amazing 6 days in the self catering "Nest" room of Makapa Lodge. Everything was very clean, the bed was very confortable, the kitchen was extremely useful to save money on food and the view was amazing. For a couple, it was always very nice to have your own independent house with a safe parking spot (there... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We were looking for accommodations near Simon's Town that offered opportunities for a little garden birding. Makapa Lodge provided excellent accommodations, great food, friendly hosts and a fabulous garden for birding. We stayed for three days and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The rooms were spacious, clean, nicely decorated and had lovely bathrooms. It was nice to come back after a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Our stay at makapa has been amazing! In the "Nest" self catering cabin. Comfy and cosy. The hosts Ian and Margaret are so warm and welcoming. Absolutely love it here. The view is spectacular. Nature all around! Sun set to sun rise. You won't be disappointed!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Ian and Margaret are excellent hosts. Ours was a spur of the moment visit and we stayed 8 days. No complaints whatsoever. Beautiful surroundings - very central for Waterfront in Cape Town or Cape Point in the other direction. No shortage of wonderful eating places at very cheap prices. We had lovely breakfasts, fruit salad was delicious, then Ian and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

We stayed at the lodge for four nights, and were overwhelmed by the kindness and helpfulness of the owners Ian and Margaret. Nothing was too much trouble, they booked us tours to Robben Island, Supplied maps for attractions, and Ian, being a birdwatcher, took us out to Strandfontein, one of the premier sights for bird watching in South Africa, it... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This friendly Cape Town guest house is nestled against the mountain in Capri Village, Fish Hoek and offers visitors to the city a choice of bed and breakfast suites or a comfortable self catering cottage with beautiful views of the sea and mountains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makapa Lodge

Address: 18 Jave Close | Capri Village, Fish Hoek 7975, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Fish Hoek
Price Range: €53 - €88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makapa Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Choose poolside or garden rooms - much nicer.”
 of 5 bubbles Colgraff, 27 Nov 2015 | Read review
“ask for poolside or garden”
 of 5 bubbles valweymouth, 5 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The Garden Room has wonderful views of the garden”
 of 5 bubbles janechater, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The Nest is self catering and has stunning views, you are still only 10 yards from the nice and warm pool!”
 of 5 bubbles McSwede2012, 24 Dec 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the Nest - a self catering 'cottage' in the grounds of the house itself. Peaceful.”
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 of 5 bubbles kurtdettman, 26 Apr 2014 | Read review
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