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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


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

Rare Earth Rooms

Rare Earth Map

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

Horse Riders Whispering Pines

(0 km from Hout Bay)

We offer private and small group lessons from 3 years to adult in a lovely quiet setting on the border of Orangekloof Nature Reserve under pine trees. Outrides pass through Orangekloof and into Cecilia Forest and along Disa River in Hout Bay. Focus...

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...

World of Birds

(1.7 km from Hout Bay)

If you are visiting Cape Town with kids then a stopover at the World of Birds is sure to be a big hit. This bird and wildlife sanctuary is home to over 3 000 birds in natural surroundings. Scrutinize some curious species in semi-tropical aviaries –...

Chapmans Peak Wine and Spirits

(0.9 km from Hout Bay)

Voted ‘Top Wine Retailer’ by Wine Magazine, the Chapmans Peak Wine & Spirits boutique features a large selection of local and rare wines, port, liquers, imported beers and cigars. It also has one of the largest selections of malts in Cape Town....