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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: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 3 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


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

Rare Earth Rooms

Rare Earth Map

Rare Earth is 11.1km from the centre of Cape Town , 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

Hout Bay Beach

(0.6 km from Hout Bay)

Hout Bay Beach extends from the beginning of Chapman's Peak curving around to the Hout Bay Harbour with its numerous fishing boats and yacht marina. Hout Bay beach is an awesome family beach, but it's also popular with horse riders, dog walkers and...

Chapmans Peak Cocktail Lounge and Bar

(0.9 km from Hout Bay)

The perfect place to relax with friends, family and colleagues!From the moment you walk through the door, you will feel like part of the family. Warm leather sofas invite you to take your time and relax. Enjoy the warmth of the fire place during the...

Brookdale Spa

(3.9 km from Hout Bay)

Our Day Spa in Nottingham Road is separate from the main Hydro and is a popular choice with guests who are pressed for time or are simply looking to escape for the day. The Day Spa is open Monday to Saturday (including public holidays) from 8am to...

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.