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Nov 2, 2022

Perfect Hideaways: Quarry House Combines Peace and Tranquility

Flowing down over three floors  – all connected by a lift – this dramatic house is located at the foot of Table Mountain in sought-after Higgovale in the City Bowl. The home boasts a top floor, consisting of a spacious and elegant sitting-room, dining room and kitchen. All  are capable of opening out completely onto surrounding decks. Furthermore, a charming dining terrace and a 12 metre long, rectangular swimming pool that slices through the deck, one end buried in the house itself, the other reaching out into the distance.

Privacy, Beauty and Calm

From here, there are some of the most spectacular views in Cape Town – from the majesty of Table Mountain towering up above, to the city lying below, which at night spreads out like a carpet of lights.

The Quarry House combines the peace and tranquillity of its unique mountain setting with being no more than a 10 minute stroll to fashionable Kloof St – with some of Cape Town’s most cosmopolitan restaurants, hippest bars, spas and boutiques. It is also a mere 10 minutes by car from the breath-taking beaches of Camps Bay, and the same distance to the popular, bustling V & A Waterfront. The Quarry House combines the best of urban convenience with the absolute privacy, beauty and calm of this protected, wind-sheltered corner above the city.


At the foot of Table Mountain, The Quarry House is located in the most sought-after area in the Cape Town City Bowl, offering wind protection from Cape Town’s sometimes harsh South Easterly winds.  Higgovale is bordered by the suburb of Camps Bay to the west and Oranjezicht to the east with Lions Head to its immediate north west. Table Mountain National Park is on residents’ doorsteps. This thus allows easy access to nature and the city alike – the best of both worlds! Perched above Cape Town City, Higgovale also offers arguably the most spectacular night views of the City’s skyline.

Country Living in the City

The properties in Higgovale are spacious, lush and secluded. The closest you get to country living in the middle of the city without feeling the rush, with large gardens, mountain and tree-fringed views of the city and harbour.

This is a sophisticated home with a sense of the owner’s creativity at every turn.  If you’re seeking a languid, peaceful retreat after indulging in the vibrant energy of the city, this is the perfect spot.

One floor below the main living space, there are two en-suite bedroom suites. The spacious master bedroom boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with framing views of the mountain through the trees. Furthermore, in the bathroom, an extraordinary plate-glass window forms one of the walls of the pool, so that light is refracted into the room through the water.

The second bedroom on this level shares the same wooded views of the mountain. Furthermore, it has its own secluded private terrace and an unusual African-themed bathroom. On the ground floor, there is a third en-suite bedroom. This one boasts large windows looking out over a pond, filled with water-lilies and water plants.

Inside-out Bliss

Outside, water flows down granite rock-faces from pond to pond on every level of this unique house. These seem to grow out of the mountain itself and its cooly-shaded garden. All around are trees – liquid amber, pin oak and lots of indigenous species. They, therefore, shroud the site, shielding the house from the road – easily a part of the arboreal character of the district – whilst the house soars above their tops.

Consequently, this home provides a sophisticated setting for a tranquil getaway! Check out The Quarry House and other superior accommodation choices at Perfect Hideaways. 

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