The Cottages

MooiBaai was originally a farm and ideally suited to be transformed into a charming guesthouse with authentic elements. MooiBaai is one of the rare remaining properties in Hout Bay kept in the typical and historical Cape Dutch architecture, giving it all its charm. To add to the fauna, our direct backyard neighbour is Hout Bay’s World of Birds!

Enjoy the spectacular mountain vistas while unwinding alongside our 10×3 swimming pool, or at your private terrace while enjoying a book or a glass of wine.


MooiBaai is located in Hout Bay, a beautifully green suburb of Cape Town. Hout Bay lies in the Cape Peninsula and is surrounded by spectacular mountain landscape on three sides whilst the bay spectacularly opens to the wide Atlantic Ocean in the south.

It is a perfect starting point for many attractions and activities in the area, for exploring the Mother City (as Cape Town is called) situated just behind the corner, going to Cape Point via the iconic Chapman’s Peak Drive, wine tasting in Constantia or enjoying one of many pristine sandy beaches along the coastline. Due to its central location, Hout Bay is often considered as “The Heart of the Cape”.


In a previous life I was a banker in Belgium, but during my travels I became more and more aware that I wanted to live a life I didn’t have to escape or dream anymore. I wanted to be in touch with people and not with targets. I realised I was after more life quality and wanted to share my experiences with travellers and assist people in experiencing this wonderful part of the world.

During one of my trips to South Africa I accidentally ended up in Hout Bay, as if it was meant to be. It was love at first sight! The town has a vibrant and small community with excellent restaurants, a lovely food market, a stunning beach, and the pulsating Mother City is just a stone’s throw away. Here you experience the best of the outdoors whilst all the facilities and activities are just around the corner.

I took the plunge and decided to go for a real life changer. I very much want to offer my guests the same experience I first had and still have. I want you to feel right at home, in a place where you can relax in an intimate atmosphere and enjoy the spectacular surroundings. Welcome to MooiBaai!