Imhoffs Gift Accommodation

Buhle

... BUHLE offers fantastic self catering accommodation in Kommetjie, Cape Town. This oustanding 3-bedroom self catering home is located on a vlei at Imhoff's Gift in Kommetjie, only minutes away from Long Beach and Noordhoek Beach. We call the house "BUHLE" which means "beautiful house" in Xhosa - and it is truly unique. Living in BUHLE means living in the middle of nature. You will find it hard to believe that you are in a build-up area of Cape Town. Our self catering home is nestled in the security estate "Imhof's Gift", adjacent to the greater Table Mountain Nature Reserve.There are awesome views of the surrounding mountains, vlei and Kommetjie. Birdlife, like herons, fish eagle and many other birds, can be viewed directly from the comfort of your lounge. At our self catering accommodation you will be facing nature and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the sea and the silence of the day is interrupted by birdcall and crickets. Enjoy the walk along Long Beach while watching the surfers or go for an extended stroll along the magnificent Noordhoek Beach only 10 min away. The traditional fishing village of Kommetjie on the Atlantic Seaboard is just a thirty five minute drive from Cape Town City. Chapmen's Peak, Simon's Town, Camps Bay, Hout Bay are all within easy reach of our self catering home in Kommetjie. BUHLE is ideally located to make the most of exploring the peninsula along the Atlantic coast as you drive past Kommetjie, Slangkop Lighthouse and Scarborough to Cape Point. On the eastern coast enjoy the comical penguins and the navel base in Simons Town, where whale watching, shark cage diving and kayaking is available. Looking for the perfect self catering break in Kommetjie? Look no further than our magnificent self catering accommodation - BUHLE.
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Imhoffs Gift

With a history spanning over 250 years, Imhoffs Gift has a proud heritage of being Cape Towns hidden gem. The area borders on the Table Mountain Nature Reserve. Imhoffs Gift is a residential area which comprises of approximately 250 properties. Situated on Wildevoelvlei, the area is close to the ocean and hemmed in by mountains with views of the ocean, nature reserve and Chapmans Peak.

History
The rich history of the area starts in the mid 1700s. After the directors of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) decided to save their ships from the constant barrage of deadly winter storms in 1741, they put a halt to anchorage at Table Bay and chose to use Simons Bay instead. The new, safer destination also had its problems, one of which was the return journey on foot to Cape Town to source vital supplies for the fleet, a trip which would take a full four days. The Commissioner Extra-ordinaire at the Cape, Baron Gustav Wilhelm van Imhoff ordered the construction of the Simons Bay refreshment station in 1743. One of the main projects was the cultivation of lands in the Fish Hoek and Noordhoek valleys. Baron van Imhoff was impressed by the widow Christina Rousseaus efforts to alleviate the problems of supplying fresh produce from her farm Zwaansweide, that he that he awarded her a gift of land near Slangkop ridge. The area - which also encompassed the lands now claimed by Kommetjie and Ocean View - became known as Imhoffs Gift.

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