Embrace elegant living with astonishing views of Hout Bay
Jan van Riebeeck described Hout Bay as having the most beautiful forests he had ever seen. The timber was used to help build the fort at Cape Town and the subsequent port that grew to become Cape Town city. Today Hout Bay still enjoys a rural atmosphere with several equestrian estates and small holdings in the valley.
Popular as a seaside resort town with its unique location at the start of the Atlantic Seaboard and almost halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point, Houtbaai, named by Dutch explorers, literally translated means Wood Bay.
Just a twenty minute drive from the Cape Town city centre, and only thirty minutes’ drive from most of Cape Town’s top attractions, 26 Marais is removed from the hustle and bustle, yet has all the convenience that urban living offers. The location is extremely accessible to the many desirable amenities, winelands, top restaurants and nearby beaches as well as some of the Cape’s best nature trails and walks.
A small, secure and exclusive estate
Nestled on the slopes of Baviaanskloof, Hout Bay, 26 Marais Road enjoys a strong connection to the landscape and natural lushness of Hout Bay with spectacular, far reaching views towards mountains to the south east and the Bay to the south west.
With landscaping seamlessly integrated with the architectural elements, the design of the individual homes prioritises the connection of the main living spaces to the exceptional views, subtly elevating living and entertainment spaces over the landscape, while offering privacy and protection from the seasonal winds.
The design aesthetic of the built forms is timeless and elegant, with modern lines which relate respectfully to the beautiful natural setting. Wide patios and terraces, as well as courtyard spaces all work together to heighten the awareness of the splendour of the landscape, while connecting to the spectacular views beyond.