Vida Nova Retreat

South Africa

Vida Nova Retreat is a beautifully decorated, contemporary, boutique hotel in Hout Bay. Set among well-tended gardens on our privately fenced two acres of ground, it is located on the back slope of Table Mountain. Surrounded by the most iconic peaks in the Cape Fold Belt, we truly offer an opportunity to escape from the hustle of the city, while being located only a short drive from all of the city bowl’s offerings.

Our restaurant, The Green Orchid, presents a seasonal and inspired menu, while our Disa Spa provides you with a private space to unwind, with luxurious treatments.

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Food & Drink
The Green Orchid – onsite restaurant
Wine tours
V&A Waterfront

Horse riding
Table Mountain
Chapman’s Peak Drive
Boat trips
Whale watching
Cape Point
Scenic flights
Sky diving
Penguin colony
Seal snorkelling

Cape Town city centre
History tours
Cultural tours
Art galleries
Scenic drives

Disa Spa – onsite

Vida Nova Retreat boasts 20 spacious, comfortable, and tastefully furnished suites. Each suite has either a private balcony with a magnificent view of the mountain peaks in Hout Bay, or a patio opening onto the lush garden, pool, and entertainment area. Expect sumptuous rooms and delightful honeymoon suites. Each unit is ensuite and equipped with a fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities, a hairdryer, a Smart TV with Netflix, and built-in safes.

Classic Rooms (1 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19)
King rooms, a writing table and ensuite bathroom (garden facing / mountain facing / pool facing with patio or veranda)

Deluxe Rooms (9, 10, 16, 18, 20, 21)
King rooms with private outdoor hot tub, a writing table and ensuite bathroom (mountain facing, vineyard facing with private patio)

Family Room (13)
Two bedrooms and a loft (king bed, two single beds and a bunk bed) – two adults and four children under 18
Private bathroom, outdoor hot tub

Ensuite with eco-friendly bathroom products
Air conditioning
Dressing gowns
Mini fridge
Tea & coffee station
Flat-screen Smart TV
300-thread count linen

Breakfast included
Free WiFi
Free parking
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
Pool bar
Spa treatments
Indoor fireplace

Low season – From R2401 per room per night (bed and breakfast)
Peak season – From 3769 per room per night (bed and breakfast)

High season – From R3660 per room per night (bed and breakfast)
Low season – From R2572 per room per night (bed and breakfast)
Peak season – From R4319 per room per night (bed and breakfast)

For more information:
+27 21 790 5080
+27 76 629 9065

Is Cape Town in a malaria area?
Cape Town and the Western Cape of South Africa is considered malaria free. However, it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional before travelling, especially if you plan to visit other regions in South Africa.

Cell coverage and WiFi
The cell coverage in Hout Bay is generally reliable, but it’s important to note that coverage may vary depending on your service provider. Free WiFi is available at the hotel.

What to pack
Summer: We recommend packing comfortable clothing suitable for the season, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a swimsuit, comfortable walking shoes, and any personal items you may need. Don’t forget to bring a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings.
Winter: Cape Town can get rather cold, so warmer clothes, scarfs, boots, and beanies are recommended.

Medical facilities
There are medical facilities and pharmacies available in Hout Bay for any minor medical needs. For emergencies, the closest hospital is Constantiaberg Medi-clinic

While encounters with wildlife are rare, it’s possible to encounter small critters like insects or harmless reptiles. We advise guests to keep windows and doors closed in the evenings and to store food securely.

Things to do
There’s a wide range of activities to enjoy in and around Hout Bay, including exploring the beautiful Chapman’s Peak Drive, visiting local markets, hiking trails, water sports, and taking a boat trip to Seal Island.Please refer to our Activities page for a list of things to do in the area. Our staff will be happy to provide more information and help arrange activities.

How do I get to Vida Nova Retreat?
For detailed directions from Cape Town International Airport, please follow this link. If you require further assistance, feel free to contact our reception team.

Do I need a visa to travel to South Africa?
There are 52 visa-exempt countries for South Africa, and visitors from these countries can enter for up to 90 days visa-free.

Travellers can check the list of visa-exempt countries on South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs website.

To enter South Africa through customs it is necessary to have a passport with at least 30 days remaining from the intended date of departure. Passports must have two blank pages for entry stamps.

Documents you need to travel to South Africa?
At a minimum, you will need a valid passport with at least six months validity beyond your intended departure date. Adults travelling with minors under the age of 18 must possess the child’s birth certificate, which shows the details of both parents. If the child is travelling with one parent, it is necessary to present a parental consent affidavit signed by the other parent.

Is your accommodation wheelchair accessible?
Yes, Vida Nova Retreat is equipped with wheelchair-accessible ramp to the restaurant and ground floor of the hotel. Please let us know in advance if you have any specific requirements, and we’ll do our best to assist you.

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