Afton Grove Country Retreat

6 Guest Reviews
6 Customer Reviews
  • Exterior and swimming pool area
  • Lounge
  • Exterior
  • Garden cottage room 6
  • Kitchenette area
  • Breakfast area
  • Dessert
  • Orange-Breasted Montgomery
  • With the wetlands nearby, flamingos in flight are a beautiful site to behold
  • Whales breaching
  • Description
  • Facilities
Be treated to hospitality in this tranquil haven in rural Noordhoek, with all Cape Town’s attractions accessible within 30 minutes. 10 garden cottages and a Honeymoon Suite surround a peaceful two-acre lawned garden, with restful calm and bird song beckoning you to breakfast. Mature shady trees and a swimming pool invite relaxation.

This country retreat is perfectly suited to avid bird-watchers and anyone with a passion for nature, fresh air and open spaces. The garden list boasts over 100 bird species identified over the past 25 years, and a wetland birding site is within easy walking distance from the property. Relaxation comes naturally to those who stay in this friendly environment.

The Cape-style cottage units all contain an en-suite bathroom, with a choice of single or double beds. Each individually decorated cottage has personal touches with attention to detail including an honesty bar and private patio reflective of the country charm. The tranquility and privacy of your own garden cottage invites respite from any routine. You will be tempted to stay and stay and stay.

Secure parking is provided behind a remote controlled gate. For those wanting greater independence there are three self-catering units, for two or three guests. Each unit features a fully equipped kitchenette and all the trimmings of the garden suites. One of the cottages is also wheelchair friendly.

A cosy dining room welcomes guests for breakfast where they are treated to the finest and freshest fare, including free-range eggs, home-baked breads and decadent fruity jams. A choice of farm-style or continental breakfast is on offer. Delectable dinners may be requested; many a friendship has been forged around the Afton Grove table or in the adjoining lounge with open fireplace.

Afton Grove is perfectly located for exploring the Cape Point Route, an area of wide open spaces, magnificent scenery, pristine white sandy beaches, rocky coves and soaring mountains. The natural assets provide a backdrop for activities from scenic hikes to water sports. Popular swimming beaches and picnic areas, which are a treat for families, abound.

The Spengler family will assist with any arrangements to help you discover the hidden gems of the area. Afton Grove offers you a warm friendly welcome, quality accommodation combined with superb nature and local area knowledge to maximize your visit to the Cape.
  • Type: Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Country House
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fireplace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.

6 Reviews on Afton Grove Country Retreat

We had a great stay at one of their self-catering units. Well equipped and positioned amongst some beautiful green scenery the retreat is in a well located area in Noordhoek which allowed us to explore the beach, nearby restaurants and surrounding towns. The pool area was also great and Eve and the team were very attentive. A great place to getaway for the weekend and explore Noordhoek and the surrounding towns. Highly recommended.

12 November 2012

Very pleasant stay with well equipped self catering cottage. Beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Friendly staff.

22 December 2008

The hosts were extremely attentive especially in providing us with guidance on local bird watching features. The gardens and pool facilities were excellent.

10 January 2008

We enjoyed a fabulous stay at a very professional establishment with hospitable hosts.

03 January 2008

Afton Grove was wonderful!!!!!! Both Chris and Leslie were delightful and their entire staff made us feel like we were right at home. We even got flowers when we went away for a day to a game reserve. It was just delightful and when we come back to Durban in April of 2008 we are hoping to have time to stop back in to CapeTown and stay with them. They were wonderful hosts and have a lovely home. All the best,

02 May 2007
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Room information

Garden Cottage x 6

Includes: B & B

Each Garden Cottage is equipped with either twin beds or a king-size bed, an en-suite bathroom, private entrance and patio where views of the swimming pool and garden can be enjoyed. The cottage is tastefully appointed in Cape-cottage style and contains DStv, a telephone and bar fridge.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower over bath
Beds Twin beds, King beds
Other Balcony/patio, Bar Fridge
TV DStv, Television, Satellite TV
Views Garden, Swimming pool

Standard Self-catering Cottage x 1

Includes: Self-catering

The Standard Self-catering Cottage is equipped with a choice of a double bed or twin beds. The cottage features a kitchenette, sitting room, bathroom with a shower only, DStv, a telephone and is furnished with simple African touches. The unit also offers a private patio and parking area, and can be enjoyed on a bed and breakfast option as required.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only
Beds Twin beds, Double beds
Other Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities
TV DStv, Television, Satellite TV
Views Garden, Swimming pool

Luxury Self-catering Cottages x 2

Includes: Self-catering

The Luxury Self-Catering Cottages are located in a two acre garden which leads onto the relaxing swimming pool and braai area. The units are equipped with a choice of twin beds or a king-size bed. A private bathroom with a bath and/or shower, lounge area with DStv, telephone and a fully equipped kitchenette can be expected. The unit can accommodate two extra children; please enquire and pricing will be advised accordingly. Please kindly note that the rate quoted for the Luxury Self-Catering Cottages is applicable to three guests sharing. Enquire when requesting a quote for the rate applicable for a party larger than three sharing guests.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom
Beds Twin beds, King beds
Other Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
TV Television, Satellite TV, DStv
Views Garden

Garden Room x 1

Includes: B & B

This 18 square meter room is equipped with a double bed and is tastefully appointed with soft cotton fabrics. The room has an en-suite bathroom, DStv, a bar fridge, separate entrance leading to garden and secure parking. The room has no kitchen.

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