Beautiful accommodation a short walk away from Houtbay Beach, Houtbay Harbour, Chapmans Peak Drive and excellent restaurants.


Brightwater  is a charming double storey lodge situated in the heart of scenic Houtbay; surrounded by the Table Mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean. It is five minutes walk to the beach and Houtbay Harbour as well as having several restaurants, shops and amenities less than fifty meters away. It is in a unique situation as a quiet space in Houtbay with all you need on your doorstep. Houtbay itself is unique with its position on the Cape Peninsula. There is excellent access to the amazing Cape Beaches like Camps Bay and Llandudno as well as routes to Cape Point via Simonstown and Kommetjie. It has excellent public transport links as well as roads that lead quickly and easily to Cape Town CBD and the Southern part of the peninsula. It achieves all this while having excellent activities and experiences right on the doorstep.

The Lodge is equipped with fully en-suite and cosy bedrooms have great views of the surrounding mountains. The spacious lounge leads out to the enclosed garden with braai area. A full breakfast is served in the sunny breakfast corner.

You will be welcomed with traditional Cape hospitality, making your stay, whether holiday or business, a memorable occasion.

The Republic of Hout Bay


Hout Bay has managed to maintain its unique combination of fishing harbour and country atmosphere. Its long, sandy beach faces a bay framed by mountains and is quite simply exceptionally beautiful.
Whilst surrounded by outstanding natural beauty you also have the option to enjoy the following; hiking and cycling in the surrounding mountains, abseiling, game fishing. A huge range of aquatic sports; including sea kayaking, snorkeling with seal, stand up paddle boarding, efoiling, sunset champagne cruises to the waterfront, boat trips to Seal Island in a glass-bottomed boat. Other land based attractions include; horse riding, the World of Birds, Drumstick wine farm experience, ebike tours, cycle hire, motorcycle hire and tours, trail running, wine tasting and more.

Brightwater Lodge8.6RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE 2022

We loved this place.

“The views were beautiful and bed was very comfy. Hosts so helpful and welcoming. Good value for money.”

  • Hout Bay’s Leopard

    perched on a rock beneath the start of Chapman’s Peak. The bronze leopard of Hout Bay was placed in 1963 as a memorial to the many wild animals that once roamed the mountains of the peninsula.