This exclusive villa, whose name, IKhaya, is the Zulu and Xhosa word for ‘home,’ is situated on 2 acres of wonderful sub-tropical gardens in Upper Constantia, Cape Town, in magnificent surroundings. Decorated in typical African safari lodge style, the luxury villa exhibits Kudu and Wildebeest heads adorning the walls and zebra skins spread on the floors.
The main house, a delightful stone and thatch residence, includes two double en-suite bedrooms decorated in the colonial-style with canopy beds screened by mosquito nets and a standard en-suite bedroom with twin beds. The massive kitchen is complete with a pantry and guest toilet. The living room, leading to a wooden deck looking over the vineyards, boasts a huge fireplace and a well stocked wine cellar and in open thatch is the main dining room.
The villa also comprises three private suites with thatch ceilings and stone walls, the whole design being ethnic-inspired. Besides, there is a superb one-bedroom thatched cottage with an open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen. The double rooms, the garden suites and the thatched cottage have flat screen televisions and Wi-Fi.
Facilities include a tennis court, a heated swimming pool and a terrace with deck chairs. The boma, ideal for informal dinners and barbecues, is placed beside the swimming pool and the pool bar. Its is located within easy reach of downtown Cape Town, shopping centers, exclusive restaurants, golf courses, sunny beaches and walking trails. It is three quarters of an hour’s drive tops to Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Somerset West, where one can go on a wine-tasting spree. Hout Bay, a coastal suburb of Cape Town, is under 8 km away.