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View across False Bay from Highcliffe House pool and patio
20 reviews
View across False Bay from Highcliffe House pool and patio
Highcliffe House looking towards the Hottentots Holland mountains
Highcliffe House Luxury Suites pool and patio
Patio and Pool
Sunset over False Bay from Highcliffe House
Merlot Bedroom
Merlot Suite Kitchen from the breakfast bar
Merlot Balcony looking towards the Helderberg mountain
View from Merlot Balcony across to the back of Table Mountain
The Patio for all
Highcliffe House Pool looking towards the Helderberg
Another sunset
Around the Pool
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Gordon's Bay, Western Cape
Highcliffe House is an upmarket guest house, owned and managed by Jane & Jim Yeomans who have travelled extensively. It is ideally located on the mountainside overlooking Gordon's Bay, with breathtaking sea views across False Bay to Table Mountain and round to the mountains of the Helderberg. Gordon's Bay, known by many as the jewel of the Western Cape, has recently been designated as the start of the Whale Coast Route, further enhancing its claim as the number one base for visiting all of the attractions of the Western Cape, without big city hustle and bustle, and pricing !

We offer three unique self-contained apartments; the 1 bedroom Merlot and Pinotage Suites, and the 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom Riesling Suite. Each suite is spacious, and stylishly furnished to a very high standard, with double en-suite bedrooms, fully eq...
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About the Owner, Jane Y
Languages spoken: German, English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 151 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 51 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #HL173225
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Tony A
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We were fortunate to get another booking in the Merlot Suite at Highcliffe House in Gordon's Bay which is expertly run and managed by Jane and Jim Yeomans. This was not our first visit and it hopefully won't be our last. We arrived on late on a Sunday afternoon and Jane and Jim immediately eased our travel weariness (an 8...

Management response:

Very many thanks Tony for your very kind review - it was a pleasure having you stay at Highcliffe House again, and we very much look forward to your next visit.


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Bath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018

The apartment was well kept, clean and decorated to a high standard, with stunning views. Jane and Jim made us feel very much at home during our 6 day stay. It is a great base from which to explore the coast and beaches and easy to visit the winelands.

Management response:

Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you stay at Highcliffe House and we look forward to welcoming you back.


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Tony A
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We recently spent 5 days in the Merlot Suite at Highcliffe House, which is owned and very efficiently managed by Jane and Jim Yeomans. From the outset we were made to feel 'at home' and were very impressed with the quality of the accommodation and the facilities at this guest house. Jane and Jim have extensive knowledge of the Cape...

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Thank you so much for your really comprehensive review. Your kind comments and detailed description of your stay at Highcliffe House Merlot Suite are greatly appreciated. It was a pleasure having you stay and we look forward to your next visit to Highcliffe House.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Highcliffe House luxurious Suites offer the ultimate in self-catering accommodation, with quality decor throughout and particular attention to detail.

The 100 sq m. Merlot Suite, often booked by honeymoon couples, has a large bedroom with kingsize bed (which can also be made into twin beds), air conditioning/heating, and a full en-suite bathroom with corner bath and separate shower. The modern cherrywood kitchen is fully equipped, has modern appliances and a bar counter with 2 stools, as well as a dining area for 4. The comfortable lounge has a log fireplace, and opens onto a balcony with built-in gas barbecue - a lovely place to sit with a glass of delicious local wine enjoying the magnificent sunsets over the Bay. The apartment is located on the upper level to maximise the spectacul...
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Super King
    1 Crib
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  • Damage Deposit: €29 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rates shown are for the Merlot Suite per night for 2 adults - NOT per person per night

Contact us for single rates for the Merlot and Pinotage Suites.

Contact us for rates for extended stays and for our:

WINTER SPECIALS where you will save up to 35% on our already low Winter season Rates.
Book Friday & Saturday night and get a Sunday night FREE.

We accept Visa, Mastercard and Paypal.
A 50% deposit is required upon confirmation of booking; the balance payable upon arrival.
Visit our website www.highcliffehouse.co.za - if you would like to see more and go on our Virtual Tour.
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About the neighbourhood
Gordon's Bay is a picturesque coastal village, often called the 'jewel of the Western Cape' and still one of the best kept secrets in the area. With safe sandy white beaches, including the Blue Flag Bikini Beach, two harbours on False Bay, Gordon's Bay is also a boating and fisherman's paradise.

This quaint seaside village has bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, a 9 hole golfcourse right in the village, bowls, horse riding as well as a number of hiking trails and walking routes. It is the start of the famous 'Whale Coast Route' which follows the spectacular Faure Marine Drive round the coast to Hermanus, and in July to December the Southern Right whales can be seen in False Bay, along with dolphins and sharks - shark cage diving is available nearby, an...
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How to get there
Airport: Cape Town International: 25.0 km
Railway: Strand or Somerset West: 10.0 km
Ferry: Cape Town: 45.0 km
From Cape Town International airport, follow the N2 motorway towards Somerset West.. Continue along the N2 past the Somerset Mall shopping centre on the right, Somerset West on the left and through Strand (approx. 20 kms). Just before Sir Lowry's Pass, turn right at the traffic light, signposted to Gordon's Bay and Klienmont (R44). Continue along this road (Sir Lowry's Pass road) until just BEFORE the T-Junction at the end, and turn left into Boundary Road (also called Grens Weg). If you are on the road that goes up a hill and turns right with the sea on the right, you have missed the turning to Boundary Road, and are heading to Rooi Els. You will need to turn round at the first opportunity and go back and turn into Boundary Road. Drive up the hill - Boundary Roa... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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