Guesthouse The Gong House
18 Royal Road 1st Floor, 7945 Muizenberg, South Africa – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 177 reviews)
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The Gong House is 1 of 3 apartments in a beautiful National Heritage Property. It's the perfect getaway for people looking for a mix of sun, fun & relaxation. Newly renovated and furnished mainly with antiques, silk curtains and Persian carpets, the space provides 2 bedrooms en suite with queen sized beds and a third bedroom with twin beds, with an adjacent bathroom. The Gong House has a large front verandah on which to enjoy refreshments while also taking in the view of Muizenberg Mountain and Table Mountain in the distance, from sunrise to sunset. It is close to upmarket restaurants, fabulous shops, swims in the sea, public pool or heated pool, surfing and strolls on the beach. Across the road is the Zandvlei Estuary for rowing, canoeing and walking on sandy shores. All only a few minutes' walk away.
My daughter and I relocated from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 2017 where my daughter, a chef and I are running our guesthouse and little bistro. I have continued to consult in energy efficiency and waste management in vulnerable communities. Previously I worked in public housing and more recently work as a sustainability and energy efficiency adviser in low income housing for government. We have had great fun creating the bistro kitchen and interiors & trust that our culinary attempts please our guests similar to the wonderful foods we ate on our travels to foreign cities such as Istanbul, Doha, Muscat, Mumbai and Bangkok. We are experimenting with certain of the ingredients which we tasted in these exotic cities to tempt guests and hopefully give them a memorable culinary experience. We are doing our best to provide enjoyable and comfortable holiday stays in our guesthouse which we have furnished with antique furniture, Turkish and Persian rugs with pure silk curtains to match the architectural era of the house. We enjoy hosting travellers from both local areas and foreign countries to exchange views on culture and current politics.
Muizenberg is located along the False Bay coastline with mile long stretches of white sandy shores which in summer is filled with swimmers and surfers coming from all over the world to ride its waves. From late Friday afternoons, the Blue Bird Garage fills with locals and visitors to enjoy artisanal breads, beers, cheeses, local cuisine and hand made goods sold to the strains of local musicians. Beach Road has restaurants such as Live Bait & Lucky Fish offering fish dishes, specialist coffee and surfing shops stocked with gear and also offering surfing lessons. On the Main Road, are more restaurants and Rhodes Cottage, the South African Police Museum, the old Post House & Casa Labia restaurant with magnificent views of the bay. Within walking distance are grocery and wine stores, the Post Office, bank ATMs and a Medical Centre. Evenings can be spent in the local pub, restaurants in walking distance or Kalkbay restaurants such as the Brass Bell & Cape-to-Cuba. Or enjoy an evening of theatre or jazz at the Masque Theatre. Palmer Street in the village also has restaurants and shops. For wider variety of goods and services, drive to the Blue Route Mall further down the Main Road.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans, English
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Area Info– Excellent location – show map Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Closest Landmarks *
False Bay Railway Station0.3 miles
The Masque Theatre0.3 miles
Muizenberg Railway Station0.4 miles
SAPS Museum0.5 miles
Pick 'n Pay1.3 miles
Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve1.3 miles
Lakeside Railway Station1.3 miles
Kalk Bay Theatre1.9 miles
Steenberg Railway Station2.1 miles
Westlake Golf Club2.2 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Earth Fair Food Market, Tokai Market3.5 miles
Brays Supermarket Supermarket0.2 miles
Checkers Supermarket0.3 miles
Sunday Flea Market Market0.3 miles
Tiger's Milk Restaurant0.3 miles
Knead Bakery Cafe/Bar0.4 miles
Blue Bird Friday Garage Market Market0.4 miles
Primi Piatti Restaurant0.4 miles
Gas Light Cafe Cafe/Bar0.4 miles
Oroboros Restaurant0.5 miles
Striped Horse Cafe/Bar0.5 miles
Blue Bottle Liquor Store Supermarket0.5 miles
Natural Beauty *
Kalkbay Mountains Mountain2.6 miles
Princess Vlei Lake4.4 miles
Zeekoei Vlei Lake6.4 miles
Table Mountain Mountain20.1 miles
Zandvlei Estuary Lake0.1 miles
Muizenberg Mountain0.4 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
Muizenberg Beach White sand500 feetSwimming, Food & Drink, Surfing
Closest Airports *
Cape Town International Airport11.7 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Groot Constantia6 miles
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony6.4 miles
Chapman's Peak7 miles
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens8.5 miles
World of Birds8.8 miles
Table Mountain11.4 miles
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Food: Seafood, Sushi
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- Outdoor furniture
- BBQ facilities Additional charge
Pets are not allowed.
- Live music/Performance Off-site Additional charge
- Cooking class Additional charge
- Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
- Walking tours Additional charge
- Movie nights Additional charge
- Bar crawls Additional charge
- Mini golf Additional charge
- Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
- Hiking Off-site Additional charge
- Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
- Bicycle rental (additional charge)
- Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
- Fishing Off-site Additional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
- Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Wine/Champagne Additional charge
- Special diet meals (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
- Accessible parking
- Street parking
- Airport drop-off Additional charge
- Airport pickup Additional charge
Pool and Spa
- Pool/Beach towels
Front Desk Services
- Private check-in/out
- Baggage storage Additional charge
- Express check-in/out
- Daily housekeeping
- Suit press Additional charge
- Shoeshine Additional charge
- Ironing service Additional charge
- Laundry Additional charge
- Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & Security
- Fire extinguishers
- Shuttle service
- Adults only
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
- Shuttle service (additional charge)
- Designated smoking area
- Smoke-free property
- Packed lunches
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2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
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Can use a crib when requested
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
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All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
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Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.