Nestled high up on the wooded slopes of Table Mountain and set in a large indigenous garden, Camelot is a private and peaceful villa with outstanding views over the vineyards of Constantia to the sea and mountains beyond – a view that can be enjoyed from its outdoor terrace with a 10m (33ft) pool and eight-seater Jacuzzi. But fitness fanatics will love its second pool – an indoor, heated, salt-water, 15m (50ft) lap pool. Roman in style and lit by three Venetian glass chandeliers suspended from skylights, it’s the pièce de résistance of this spacious Constantia villa.
Six well-appointed, contemporary bedrooms are well spaced throughout the house for maximum privacy with three bathrooms between them. The main suite upstairs has picture-postcard perfect views across the peninsular from the bath and bedroom.
Two living rooms (one on either side of the indoor swimming pool) with all the entertainment and music options, as well as double kitchen and dining facilities make it ideal for families or friends sharing, especially if they have children. The living areas all flow outdoors to the pool and terrace and the garden beyond is a paradise for kids – it’s full of surprises with pathways leading to secret little gardens around the house.
Four garages, a laundry, staff quarters and excellent security with digital surveillance are just a few of the additional features of this property. The villa’s leafy location makes it especially convenient – in fact, it is only ten minutes’ drive from Hout Bay beach, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and from shopping in Constantia. The Constantia wine route is the oldest in the Cape, with seven wineries to enjoy as well as the beautifully preserved historical Cape Dutch manor houses.
Families will love the immediate access to the Table Mountain National Park – just through the garden gate behind the house – and those who wish to take a really special walk should book a guide to take them through Orange Kloof, the protected area in the valley beyond, which is home to some of the last-remaining indigenous forest on the Peninsular. The walk from the garden gate to the top of the mountain is gradual and when you get to the top, you’ll feel like you’ve reached the top of the world!