Houtkapperspoort Directions

Directions from N7

GPS coordinates:

Latitude: 34° 00'43.30 S

Longitude: 18° 24'06.24 E

From the N7, about 5km prior to the N1, is a board " N1 City/Stad". Proceed until ontop of the bridge, change to the left lane and do a full circle down towards the N1 (move one lane to your right) and proceed towards Cape Town. Soon after you will see a board "Cape Town or Kaapstad 10km". Change to the left lane as you will be turning off to your left following the board "Muizenberg M3". After turning off, proceed to the top of the bridge, indicate that you want to turn to your right, and immediately change one lane to your right. You are now on the M5.

Follow the M5 for a short distance. Don't take the first turnoff (left) towards the N2 or Airport. Proceed to the top of the bridge and then immediately change one lane to your left and do a full circle down towards the N2. Change one lane to your right going in the direction of Cape Town, go over a bridge, underneath two bridges (close together) and underneath another bridge. The road will split. To your right is towards Cape Town. Turn to your left (Muizenberg M3). This will put you onto De Waal Drive which becomes Rhodes Drive. The Univercity will be on your right, and Rhodes Memorial a bit further on your right as well. Soon after, go over to the righthand lane, and at your first set of traffic lights, turn right (Board=Hout Bay/Kirstenbosch).

Drive past Kirstenbosch (on your right), and at the T-junction turn right again. Go uphill (there is a pedestrian crossing at the top on the turn - be careful!), and then downhill through all the turns, past Cecilia Forest (on your right) until you get to the traffic circle at Constantia Nek.

Go around the circle (avoid the first exit), and downhill towards Hout Bay. Houtkapperspoort's entrance is about 300m down the road, first entrance on your right.

As you enter the premises, please stop at the security boom and they will direct you to the office during office hours, or to your cottage if it is after office hours. Please note that the speed limit is 10kmh on the property.


Directions from Airport

On exiting the airport grounds, follow the Cape Town signs. Drive over the bridge and immediately turn right towards and onto the freeway (N2) which will take you towards Cape Town.

Closer to Cape Town you will see two cooling towers on your right hand side. The road will start turning towards Table Mountain. Closer to the mountain you will drive over a bridge (the M5). Make sure you are in the left lane. You will drive underneath two bridges that are close to each other, and when you pass underneath the third bridge, the road will split. To the right is Cape Town. You need to turn to the left (M3 Muizenberg turnoff). Now you will be on De Waal Drive which will become Rhodes Drive. The University of Cape Town will be on your right, the Rhodes Memorial a bit further on your right as well. Soon after, go over to the right hand lane. At the first set of traffic lights, turn to you your right (Hout Bay/Kirstenbosch turnoff).

Drive past Kirstenbosch (on your right), and at the T-junction turn right again. Go uphill (there is a pedestrian crossing at the top on the turn – be careful), and then downhill through all the turns past Cecelia Forest (on your right) until you get to the traffic circle at Constantia Nek.

Go round the circle (avoid the first exit), and go downhill towards Hout Bay. Houtkapperspoort is about 200m down the road, the first entrance on your right (follow the wooden fence).

As you enter the premises, please stop at the security boom and they will direct you to the office during office hours, or to your cottage if it is after office hours. Please note that the speed limit is 10kmh on the property.