About Koornhoop Manor House
Koornhoop Manor House is an owner-run guest house in the suburb of Observatory, Cape Town, just below the towering Devil’s Peak as it runs down to the Liesbeek River. Koornhoop Manor House is just 2 minutes walk from Observatory centre.
A few minutes from Cape Town city centre, yet close to all the major highways, Observatory is a cosmopolitan and vibey enclave still containing many of the original Victorian style buildings, populated by academics, professionals, artists and students. The village centre hosts an eclectic range of shops, restaurants, pubs and music venues. The area was named after the Astronomical Observatory which was founded in the 1800s and is to this day one of the worlds leading astronomical research establishments. ”Obz” is also home to Groote Schuur Hospital where the first heart transplant was carried out by Christian Barnard in 1967.
We have 8 en-suite double / twin rooms and a large furnished self catering apartment (3 bedrooms, lounge / dining and kitchen). All bedrooms are en-suite, with TV / DSTV, tea and coffee facilities and are meticulously cleaned daily. The lounge has a help yourself bar fridge, daily papers and lots of information on what to do.
Our 3-bedroom self catering apartment is spacious and homely with lounge / dining area (TV & Hi-Fi), private garden, and well equipped kitchen. It is fully furnished with linen, towels, crockery and cutlery. It is service weekly; additional service may be arranged at an extra cost.
Breakfast is served daily by Vic or Trish; a deluxe continental buffet consisting of juices, cereals, yoghurts and fresh fruits, jams, pate, cheeses, cold meats, boiled eggs, breads, tea and coffee.
Wireless internet is available; however, your own computer is required. Alternatively, there are internet cafes within short walking distance. We have secure off-street parking with a gate, and a large, walled and oft admired garden that offers a tranquil spot in which to stop and gather your thoughts.
Koornhoop Manor House is personally run by the owners, Vic and Trish, who can assist with planning your stay, airport transfers and arranging tours. Vic and Trish have been involved in the tourist industry in Europe and South Africa for the past 27 years.
Around 90% of our custom comes from our regular guests and referrals over the past 24 years.
Airport 15 min; Waterfront / City centre 7 min; UCT 4 min; Groote Schuur Hospital 3 min; Table Mountain Cableway 15 min; Blouberg Beaches 20 min; False Bay 25 min; Kirstenbosch Gardens 10 min; Stellenbosch and Winelands 35 min; Hermanus 75 min; Newlands Cricket and Rugby 5 min; Johannesburg 800 minutes or so ...
Observatory Centre, Restaurants and Shops 2 min; UCT Medical School 5 min; Hartleyvale Stadium 5 min; SA Astronomical Observatory 7 min.