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Highcliffe House looking towards the Hottentots Holland mountains
View across False Bay from Highcliffe House pool and patio
Highcliffe House Luxury Suites pool and patio
Patio and Pool
Riesling Kitchen and breakfast bar
Riesling Kitchen and breakfast bar
Riesling Main Bedroom
Riesling Main Bedroom
Sitting area in Riesling Main Bedroom
Riesling Twin Bedroom
Riesling Garden & Braai area
Secure off-the-road parking at entry level
Reception at upper car parking area - no steps!
Across False Bay to Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula
Patio and Pool
The meeting place - Honesty Bar
Sunset over False Bay
Helderberg Mountains in the evening
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Gordon's Bay, Western Cape

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Mark1724
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic accommodation with breathtaking view of False Bay from the side of the Hottentot Mountains”
Reviewed 28 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

As ex South Africans living in Scotland we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the fully furnished Riesling Suite @ Highcliffe House in Gordons Bay with its breathtaking views of False Bay and surrounding area, including Table Mountain from the East.
Jane and Jim have been excellent hosts, the accommodation was very clean and tastefully decorated. With a communal pool, pub and braai (barbeque) facilities, including free wifi, it caters for all tastes. It is close to lovely beaches and world class shopping facilities and eateries, 1/2 hour drive from Cape Town International Airport, and an hours drive to Cape Town city centre. It is ideally situated to visit the numerous world renowned Cape Wine Estates in the area, or drive over the mountain to Hermanus to watch the whales during whale season.
All in all it has been a fantastic stay and we would highly recommend Highcliffe House and would stay there again when we visit in the future.
The weather wasn't great during our stay, as can be expected in early September which is beginning of Spring in the Southern hemisphere, but with great weather this will be heaven.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Sep 2015
Thank you for your wonderful review, and we're so glad that you enjoyed your holiday with us. We look forward to your next visit.
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Tony A
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Luxury Apartment in Gordon's Bay”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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We have made five visits to Highcliffe House and hosts Jane and Jim Yeomans and we must say that each visit just gets better and better! Jane and Jim are fantastic hosts and always go the extra mile to ensure that their guests are well looked after. Their extensive knowledge of the Cape wine farms and restaurants is readily shared with their guests which enables one to enjoy the fine wines and gourmet meals available in the area without having to do too much research yourself. The accommodation is truly luxurious - we have stayed in all three of the suites available (Merlot, Pinotage and Riesling - this time we stayed in Riesling again) and could not fault the facilities available. The 'honesty' bar is a marvellous place to spend a relaxing time with a glass of wine and to chat to other guests and the hosts. Altogether our visits to Highcliffe House have been truly memorable and we will definitely be visiting again. Thank you, Jane and Jim!

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Liked best: The friendly atmosphere
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Rkfish201...
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed 17 December 2013 for a stay in October 2013

The Riesling suite was perfect for us and our young family, we easily enjoyed the evenings with bbq's and dinners while the kids were sleeping. Spacious, clean, tastefully decorated and very welcoming hosts, we couldn't have wanted more. On top of that the location was perfect for exploring all of the beautiful sights!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Jan 2014
Thank you for your very kind review. Very much appreciated, and it was a pleasure having you stay here. We look forward to welcoming you back to Highcliffe House in the future.
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Hanna B
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
“Clean, spacious, comfortable apartment with a fantastic view and with great hosts.”
Reviewed 22 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Due to its location this is a perfect base for exploring the Western cape. Close to the wine district and Cape Town with surroundings. The beach at Gordons bay is nice for children and adults. We had a splendid holiday here for two weeks. Excellent service and wonderful hosts!

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Your age range 35-49
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David B
Limerick, Ireland
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“Palatial accommodation with excellent hospitality, great location.”
Reviewed 13 April 2013 for a stay in February 2013

This accommodation and location ticked every single box for our 4 week stay in this area.
The accommodation itself was palatial....spacious, excellently equipped, terrific sunset views and a lovely pool area and the bonus of a small bar area.
The location was perfect for day trips to Cape Town, Hermanus, Franschoek, and the whole adjacent wine region. Gordon's Bay itself is a nice low key place with a good beach and good eating spots.
The unique aspect of staying here is however the hospitality of Jim and Jane. They were always extremely helpful, excellent company and steered us towards several events and places which we would not have considered otherwise. Their hospitality was the real bonus.
Yes staying there ticked every single box for us and we will definitely return to stay there....and for even longer next time.

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Liked best: All aspects were excellent
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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