Most of the new houses were for the first time distinctively English in character though local building practice and the addition of wooden-lattice-work verandas or balconies often imparted a strong colonial flavour. These late Georgian houses were simple and dignified. Their distinguishing features were low-pitched hipped slate roofs, large twelve-paned windows with thin glazing bars and internal shutters, and eight-panelled front doors with narrow sidelights and oval fanlights.
Our properties survived into the twentieth century to become a boarding house, then a nursing old age home and in 1996 was renovated into the Guest House, Mountain Manor, that is still in existence today, 26 years later. In 2008, we acquired the property next door and created our Harrow House, Executive self-catering suites and a small conference room.
Many of Cape Town’s major attractions, like Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island Museum, Clifton Beach and Camps Bay Beach are all no more than a five to ten minute drive away.
A variety of unique restaurants and pubs, as well as the Gardens Shopping Centre, are right on our doorstep.
Myself and the staff of Mountain Manor are always on hand to welcome you to your “home away from home” and will ensure that you enjoy every moment of your stay with us”
– Michelle Whitehead – Owner Mountain Manor.