Welcome to Ocean View House
Camps Bay, South Africa
Ocean View House has always occupied a prime position on Cape Town’s Atlantic coast; close to the famous Camps Bay with its bars restaurants and beautiful beach, but far enough away to be an oasis of peace and serenity. With the most breath-taking views of the Atlantic Oceans spread out before you and the 12 Apostle Mountains standing watch behind you, it is not surprising that all the rooms at Ocean View House enjoy amazing vistas. Guests at Ocean View House are truly spoilt for choice, they can find peace under the ancient milkwood trees that shade the park-like gardens, relax at the pool or explore the mountain stream and koi ponds that dot the terrain and gardens or they can even arrange a personalised tour with the very knowledgeable private in-house tour guide.
First opened in 1994, this stunning property has since expanded to include neighbouring villas and is now able to offer guests even more space and more choice of beautiful rooms, all of course with exceptional views.
Despite this development over the years, Ocean View House has remained true to its origins and is still run as a family business, welcoming each and every guest as the newest member of the Ocean View House family.
Our founder’s love affair with the Cape began, as many great relationships do, from afar. He sailed around the most beautiful coast in the world in 1974 and although he never set foot on land, he knew he had to return. Which he did, twenty years later, when South Africa was on the brink of a new future, he returned and built Ocean View House. In 2005, his daughter Katrin came aboard and continued the family tradition. Since then, Ocean View has expanded to 28 rooms and continues to offer guests a unique and personal holiday experience..
Having first visited in 1997 as a young student from Germany, Katrin found herself studying Hotel Management at Cape Technikon. After qualifying she gained experience in the hospitality industry before returning to Ocean View House and taking over as the General Manager. Ocean View House continues to be a family business with Katrin’s husband Lambert, who is renowned as the “Master of the Braai”, overseeing all building and renovations at Ocean View House and even their children drop in and fish in the mountain stream.
“It is just so rewarding to have so many guests returning time and time again. Many of them started off as guests who came perhaps on the recommendation of their friends, but very soon they also become our friends and our very best ambassadors” says Katrin.
Ocean View House is a home away from home, an Oasis by the Sea a very special place that we look forward to welcoming you to.