Experience Craiglea Villa in Newlands

Old world meets new in this exquisitely elegant and beautifully manicured property. Nestled in the heart of the exclusive suburb of Newlands at the base of Table Mountain, Craiglea Villa seamlessly blends colonial-era design with modern-day functionality.

Designed in a Colonial-African style, the villa has large, spacious rooms with contemporary décor. The ground floor features the living, dining, and entertaining areas with a grand entrance hall, elegant sitting and living rooms, and a beautiful dining room with high ceilings.

The entrance hall has stunning parquet flooring and a cosy sitting area with plush leather couches and a large fireplace. A formal dining room has a 10-seater dining table and chairs, a large fireplace, and lovely views of the garden through a large bay window.

A huge, bright, and airy kitchen has everything needed for easy holiday living and entertaining. State-of-the-art appliances include a gas oven and stove, and dishwasher. A scullery houses a fridge/freezer, washing machine, and tumble dryer. A picnic-style table and benches provide a place to enjoy breakfast and easy meals and dark slate tiles keep the kitchen cool. The kitchen has large windows that can be folded back to allow full views of the garden.

Just off the kitchen is a casual family room with comfortable couches and chairs and large sliding doors that open onto a patio and the garden and swimming pool area. A spacious television room has comfy couches, an entertainment system, and sliding doors that open onto the garden. There is also a games room with a pool table and table football with double doors onto a patio and a cosy bar area.

Upstairs there are five elegantly furnished bedrooms with carpeted floors and en-suite or shared bathrooms and lovely garden or mountain views. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and a spacious en-suite bathroom with a large shower, a freestanding bath, and underfloor heating. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with bath, while the remaining three bedrooms have twin beds and a shared bathroom with a shower.

The villa is surrounded by an acre of mature gardens with stunning views of Table Mountain. There is a floodlit tennis court and a large heated swimming pool. A large pergola near the pool covers an eight-seater dining table and chairs for alfresco dining, and a smaller pergola in the garden is ideal for relaxing.

The entrance to the property is through two large iron gates which open automatically onto a sweeping in-out drive. There is secure parking for several vehicles in the drive as well as a garage under the property for two cars.

Best Features

Superb location
Magnificent mountain views
Beautifully manicured mature garden
Heated swimming pool
Tennis court with floodlights
Spacious entertaining areas

Outside Area

Beautifully manicured mature garden
Heated swimming pool
Tennis court with floodlights
Rustic pergola with eight-seater dining table
Second small pergola with seating

Living Areas

Open-Plan and Spacious
Formal lounge with leather couches and fireplace
Casual family room with couches and chairs
Games room with pool and table football machine
Formal dining room with an eight-seater table
Cosy bar area


Open-plan and bright
Double fridge/freezer, oven/stove, microwave
Picnic-style table and benches
Scullery with dishwasher, and washing machine/tumble dryer
Cool, slate flooring

Master Bedroom

King-size bed
En-suite bathroom with bath and shower
Mountain views

2nd Bedroom

Queen-Size Bed
En-Suite Bathroom with Bath

3rd Bedroom

Twin Beds
Shared Bathroom with Shower

4th Bedroom

Twin Beds
Shared Bathroom with Shower

5th Bedroom

Single Bed
Shared Bathroom with Shower


Housekeeping – 4 Days a Week (excl Wednesdays, Weekends and Public Holidays, Avail at An Extra Cost)
Separate Office Area in The Garden Cottage
Secure Off-Street Parking for Several Cars
Garage Parking for Two Cars


Cape Town City Centre +/- 15 Min Drive
Restaurants +/- 10 Min Drive
Shops +/- 10 Min Drive
V&a Waterfront +/- 15 Min Drive
Airport – 40-Minute drive

Rental Information

  • Check In2:00 PM
  • Check Out10:00 AM
  • Max Guests9
  • Min Stay3+ Nights

Property Features

  • Bar
  • Barbeque
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Garage Parking
  • Garden
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Parking on Premises
  • Private Heated Pool
  • Private Outdoor Pool
  • Security System
  • Tennis Court
  • Washer