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About Rare Earth

This may be for you if holiday resorts or hotel chains are not your thing. It’s that special place where memorable holidays are made. Holidays that feed the soul. Holidays that leave a lingering feeling for more.From our own travels we’ve realized that finding the perfect accommodation will help you soak up the pleasure of Cape Town that much more.

We have fond memories of the architects pad in Florence, the beach house in Mykonos, the room in Positano with the eccentric host and the boutique hotel in Istanbul. All on the road less travelled. Rare Earth is for the discerning traveler who knows the value of quality, quiet time, slow long days, tasteful living and good times with loved ones.

Rare Earth is a contemporary cottage designed by local architect, Michael Kornmuller who specializes in modern architecture with clean lines and quality finishes. It’s private yet central to the best amenities that the quaint village of Hout Bay has to offer. It’s close to the famous Chapmans Peak drive, the fishing harbour, weekend market, restaurants, sandy beaches and wine estates. If that doesn’t excite you, then tuck into a great book on the deck, look out at the mountain and watch the sun rise and set over the picture perfect Hout Bay.

After sun set, snuggle up in front of the fire on a leather couch. Hout Bay is just 20km out of central Cape Town, Table Mountain and the famous V&A Waterfront. Rare Earth is located in Bokkemanskloof, a security estate in Hout Bay. The owners live on the property and will make you comfortable, help you plan your stay and share Hout Bay’s best kept secrets.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Minimum stay: 3 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
* Please enquire for further details.

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Rare Earth is 3.6km from the centre of Hout Bay , the nearest airport 24.8km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Hout Bay

Amakhaya Harley Davidson Tours and Rentals

(1.7 km from Hout Bay)

If you want to cruise through Cape Town on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, we offer Harleys for rental or chauffeured rides throughout Cape Town, the peninsula or wine areas. There are optional trips from half an hour to a day ride. Tours can also be...

Nauticat Glass-bottom Boat Trip

(1.4 km from Hout Bay)

Nauticat Charters operates from Hout Bay Harbour and is open to the public 365 days a year. They offer daily cruises to the seal colony off the coast of Hout Bay. The lower deck boasts glass windows that offer amazing underwater scenery - a real...

Sembach Art Gallery

(0.3 km from Hout Bay)

Sembach Art Gallery was established in 1995 and is situated in Hout Bay. It specialises in contemporary South African art, particularly from the Western Cape community. The gallery boasts a comprehensive range of paintings in different media as...

Drumbeat Charters Boat Trip

(1.3 km from Hout Bay)

Enjoy a variety of boat trips including visits to Seal island, Chapman's Peak, a variety of shipwrecks and even the V & A Waterfront and Llandudno for private cruises. Functions can be organized on request. Booking is advised.