Oryx Retreat Description

This 10 bedroom Villa, is a haven nestled in the stunning area of Camps Bay. Oryx Retreat is a large, 10-bedroomed haven boasting panoramic sea and mountain vistas. With two swimming pools, a lush garden, and tranquil Koi pond, this home is idyllic for those seeking a romantic getaway, a rejuvenating escape, or simply the chance to immerse themselves in the natural splendour of Cape Town. 

Property Features

Sprawled across four floors, Oryx Retreat has 10 en-suite bedrooms and multiple living spaces offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and sea from Camps Bay.

On the street level you will find private parking for three cars, a reception area, and a guest bathroom. There is an open plan kitchen, and another for the use of chefs. An open plan lounge and dining area with four 5-seater round tables and a second lounge area with a gas fireplace are also located on this level. Step outside and enjoy the breathtaking views from the ground-level balcony.  

Descend to the second floor to find five en-suite bedrooms, along with a laundry room and a wrap-around balcony. An elevator can be taken from the ground floor down to the second and third.  

On the third floor, four en-suite bedrooms are located, as well as a lounge area, a guest bathroom, and access to the outside area and swimming pools. 

The fourth floor is reached by a spiral staircase only. On this floor is one en-suite bedroom equipped with stunning sea views, air conditioning, satellite smart TV, sauna and access to the balcony. 

The outdoor area has a split level garden surrounded by stunning sea and mountain views, a large Koi pond and two swimming pools. 

10 Bedroom Villa

Room 1

King bed / full bathroom / air conditioning / small lounge area with smart TV / sea views from lounge area / balcony

Room 2

King bed / full bathroom / can be split into twins / air conditioning / smart TV / balcony overlooking Koi pond (no sea views)

Room 3

King bed / full bathroom / can be split into twins/ air conditioning / small lounge area with smart TV / partial sea views from bed and balcony

Room 4

(Big suite) King bed / open plan full bathroom / air conditioning / dressing room / smart TV / fantastic sea views / balcony

Room 5

(Big suite) King bed / full bathroom / air conditioning / lounge area with smart TV / fantastic sea views / balcony

Room 6

Twin beds / full bathroom / air conditioning / smart TV / pool access

Room 7

(Big suite) King bed / full bathroom / can be split into twins/ air conditioning / smart TV / access to pool and Koi pond with seating area / partial sea views

Room 8

King bed / full bathroom / air conditioning / smart TV / garden access / partial sea views

Room 9

King bed / full bathroom / air conditioning / smart TV / balcony and pool access / fantastic sea views

Room 10

(Big suite) King bed / open plan bathroom / small sauna / air conditioning / small lounge area with smart TV / fantastic sea views / balcony

Key Features

  • 10 Bedrooms
  • Sea and mountain views
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Laundry room
  • Elevator
  • Satellite Smart TVs in all bedrooms
  • Sauna 
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Large Koi pond 
  • Alarm system with outdoor beams that can be set at night
  • Armed response service
  • Shared night guard based opposite the property
  • Full Housekeeping staff included (daily)
  • Breakfast available on request (own account)
  • WIFI throughout the villa
  • Pre-stock service for food and drinks (own account)

Things To Do

Water Activities

Kayaking: The nearby Clifton 4th Beach’s  more placid seas make it ideal for swimming and water sports, with Kayak Clifton offering rentals and organized tours from just below the house.

Surfing: Expect slightly warmer waters and more reliable surf on the False Bay wing of the peninsula where Gary’s Surf School in Muizenberg has been teaching beginners and improvers for 35 years, with private individual and family lessons available.

Prefer to stay closer to home? Try Stoked Surf School right in Camps Bay, which drives you out to catch the swells at Muizenberg and Bloubergstrand, and also rents wetsuits.

Fishing: The South Atlantic off the Western Cape is home to some serious fish and superb angling. Contact Cape Town Fishing Charters just down the coast in Hout Bay, to head out in search of Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin and Swordfish.

 

Health & Fitness

Hiking

Hire a guide for a yomp up the spiral route of Lions Head, and / or one of the tracks up to the iconic flat top of Table Mountain. The five-hour Skeleton Gorge trail bisects shaded indigenous forest on the mountain’s eastern slop to summit at Maclear’s Beacon, 3,563 feet above Clifton 4thBeach. I challenge you to find a more beautiful climb!

Other great hikes worth considering are Cecilia Waterfall and Forest, Chapman’s Peak Summit and the Pipe Trail from Kloof Neck with memorable panoramas of Camps Bay.

 

Food & Restaurants

You’re spoilt for choice. Cape Town and it surrounds offer some of Africa’s finest food from markets to casual cafes and fine dining…

 

Kitchen Supplies

Stock up on local seasonal organic ingredients for Oryx Retreat at Oranjezicht City Farm where you can also dine on communal tables, and at SANS in Sea Point.

 

Coffee and Casual

The Pottery is a wonderful local coffee shop, wood-fired pizzeria – ask for the Glen Beach – and cocktail bar. Just 10 minutes’ walk away on the Camp Bay beachfront.

Pauline’s at Sea Point, owned by SANS has terrific coffee, patisserie and a more than decent brunch.

 

Restaurants

Il Leone Mastrantonio offers classic Italian fare – try the prawn-rich Linguine Portofino – in an attractive heritage house in Waterkant.

Reverie Social delivers on its convivial promise with dishes of local sustainable seasonal produce served on one communal table. Great food, great fun.

The Pot Luck Club is tucked away on the 6th floor of an old biscuit mill in Woodstock. Sharing plates like pork Penang belly, coconut & peanut curry have seen it listed in the World’s Top 50 Restaurants but it’s not scaling its previous heights.

Salsify just ten minutes’ drive away offers award-winning fine dining with contemporary seasonal dishes like smoked springbok, porcini and goat’s cheese mousse, with a side serving of dramatic Atlantic views.

Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia is simply exceptional. Take time out to explore Constantia’s fabulous wineries including Beau Constantia where this restaurant with open-plan kitchen, terrace and floating pod celebrates bold global flavours with the likes of churros and smoked snoek; and coal-roasted pumpkin with Madagascan caviar, gorgonzola cream and smoked macadamia.

La Colombe  offers more exceptional Constantia vineyard dining, this time at Silvermist Wine Estate. Last year it was voted South Africa’s best restaurant for its exquisite dishes with minimalist names including nitro citrus, and Karoo lamb, turnip, harissa. If Michelin covered Africa, La Colombe’s a shoe-in for three stars.

 

Other Activities

Drive past Cape Town and head spend 45 leisurely minutes driving northwest into the Western Cape’s dreamy mountains interspersed with quilts of splendid vineyards. Historic towns like Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are also worth visiting for their elegantly gabled Cape Dutch architecture.

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa helped cement Cape Town’s position as an important fixture on the global art scene. The extraordinary cathedral-like conversion of a former grain silo on the V&A Waterfront contains a series of galleries exhibiting contemporary works from Africa and its diaspora.

99 Loop Gallery  in the central City Bowl area was the source of the acclaimed artworks displayed in the beach house. The contemporary art space focuses on paintings by established and emerging local talent, and offers worldwide shipping.

The Strangers Club, laced through an atmospheric early 19th-century farmstead in Green Point, provided most of the beautiful African objects in our property. Established by a well-travelled couple, it sells African artefacts, art and heirlooms, alongside clothing and jewellery. A unique venue, it also has a nice café with a cool buzz.

Newlands Cricket Ground. If you’re with us in summer and fancy spending a relaxed day watching top-class sport, then Newlands – beneath the eastern slopes of Table Mountain – is arguably the world’s most beautiful cricket ground.

Looking for something else?

Try our Cape Concierge homepage and select a destination, check-in, check-out, and the number of guests to plan your perfect holiday.

Rental Information

  • Check In2:00 PM
  • Check Out10:00 AM
  • Max Guests20
  • Min Stay3 nights

Property Features

  • 2 swimming pools
  • Alarm system
  • Armed response service
  • Breakfast available on request
  • Elevator access
  • Full housekeeping staff included (daily)
  • Koi pond
  • Laundry room
  • Pre-stock service for food & drink (own account)
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Satellite smart TV
  • Sauna
  • Sea and mountain views
  • Shared night guard opposite property
  • Wifi

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