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Immaculate house with everything you need.
Sharon and John were super hosts, very friendly and informative, the house was in a perfect quiet location but central for all Cape Town activities, a beautiful garden with all sorts of interest and lovely outdoor seating, small pool but perfect for a cool down! Thank you for your hospitality x
Thanks for the wonderful review! And so pleased you got to see some of Cape Towns natural beauty at its best.
Tranquil home from home and a perfect base for exploring the Cape
My husband and I and our 2 friends have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Cape Town. Bicycle Lodge was a great find, located in a quiet, residential area in the attractive suburb of Tokai. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by John and Sharon, the owners, and their friendly dog, Zoe. The property is spacious and tastefully furnished with good sized bedrooms and plenty of storage space and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and seating areas. We loved sitting on the terrace eating our breakfast whilst watching the wildlife including birds, squirrels and lizards. Zoe would often join us for a biscuit and a tummy tickle! There is a lovely pool ideal for cooling off on warmer days and there are sun beds and small deckchairs with beach towels provided.
We hired a car for the 2 weeks of our stay and explored a lot of the Cape, including the wine route and as nowhere was further than a couple of hours drive away it was ideal for days out. Our favourite places were Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden’s ( just up the road), Boulder Bay to see the penguins, Simonstown, Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Hout Bay, Llandudno, Cape of Good Hope ( but avoid the baboons!) Table Mountain, Bo- Kaap and the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town.
Eating out was an amazing experience as the quality of food and wine is so high and the prices are so low! We tried many of the local restaurants and without exception they were all excellent with friendly service and spotlessly clean. Just across the road from Bicycle Lodge there is a small row of shops and restaurants and we enjoyed wonderful breakfasts and lunches at Bootleggers and dinners at The Brasserie. A couple of miles up the road at Steenberg Village centre is a larger shopping precinct with 2 good supermarkets selling everything you need and a number of restaurants, all of which we tried. Jakes in the Village, The Hussar Grill, Basilico and Fish Market all served delicious freshly cooked food. We also had a lovely final evening of wine tasting at Steenberg Estate followed by wonderful tapas at the BistroSixteen 82.
There are walking and cycling trails around Tokai and John, a keen cyclist, kindly lent my husband one of his mountain bikes and took him for a spin around the area which he really enjoyed.
Overall we had a wonderful stay at Bicycle Lodge and can highly recommend it. We loved everything about S Africa and hope to return again before too long!
Thanks for the wonderful review and tips for future guests
Our aim is to provide guests with everything needed to have a fabulous holiday
Bicycle Lodge is an exceptional base for a stay in Cape Town.
Our second visit. First visited in 2012, always planned to return but our dates were never available, so we made a special effort to reserve well in advance to stay for 3 weeks over Christmas and New Year 2018/19.
Sharon and John are brilliant hosts, always available to offer help and advice but never intrusive.
Tokai is an ideal location for visiting Cape Town and the Western Cape. Just 30 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from the waterfront and 35 minutes from the beach at Camps Bay. The closest beach is Muizenberg, about 15 minutes away.
The Brasserie restaurant and Bootleggers coffee shop are 2 minutes walk away and both are popular locations with excellent food and drink. Constantia Village with it's shops, restaurants and supermarkets is 10 minutes away, and the large Blueroute shopping mall 5 minutes away.
The facilities at Bicycle Lodge are first class, milk and water in the fridge on arrival along with biscuits. The wine rack is fully stocked for you, just replace the bottles you drink. The kitchen has everything you need, Sharon and John have thoughtfully provided a second fridge which increases the amount of food and drink which you can keep cool and therefore reduces the number of shopping trips you need to make. We enjoyed picking tomatoes from John's garden to enjoy with our braiis.
The garden is busy with lots of birds feeding on an endless supply of food provided by John. You might also see a squirrel or two. You will certainly be visited by Zoe the resident dog who is friendly, quiet and loves the attention of the guests.
We loved our early morning walks around the 4.75km perimeter path in Tokai Park which is just 10 minutes walk away and has great views of the surrounding area.
There are numerous good golf courses nearby and it is easy to arrange tee times. On two of our visits to Cape Town we have enjoyed a day watching cricket at Newlands, a first class sporting venue with the amazing backdrop of Table Mountain.
In summary Bicycle Lodge is exceptional and Sharon and John's hospitality was a major contribution to another wonderful holiday in South Africa. We even got married whilst we were there!
Wow, wow, wow!
Thank you Neil and Elaine
Thank you for choosing to stay at Bicycle Lodge during such a joyous occasion and hope to see you at an anniversary someday.
Love, us and Zoe
Cape Town est surprenante et plein de contraste ! Énormément de choses à voir et à faire.
Magnifique maison, confortable et décorée avec goût. Située dans un quartier sûre et tranquille. Tout était parfait ainsi que leur chien très gentil.
We loved having our first guests from Belgium, and especially happy that they had a great time! Everyone Loves Bicycle Lodge.
tolle Wohnung und nette Vermieter
Die Lodge liegt sehr schön als Ausgangspunkt für die Halbinsel und auch für Besuche in Kapstadt.
Tolle große Wohnung mit allem was man braucht ausgestattet. Es war ein wenig warm nachts. Fenster öffnen war wegen Mücken keine gute Option.
Ansonsten alles bestens. Tolle nette Vermieter und ein schöner Garten.
Nicht zu vergessen Zoe, der Hund, der abends gerne bei uns lag und und immer freundlich empfing .
Thank you for the wonderful review. It was an unseasonal heatwave last week, but luckily TOKAI is near the sea and a lot cooler than the city bowl or northern suburbs.
So pleased you loved Cape Town
Thank you Sharon for a relaxing but productive little retreat - I had the space to think and work in your beautiful tranquil cottage. There is definitely something about birds softly tweeting in the morning that is good for ones soul.
Thanks so much! The Lodge’s small private garden, pond, fountain and birdlife are an amazing success adding pleasure to the experience.
We wish you all the very best in your quest for successand hope that Bicycle Lodge will be remembered as being part of it