Lark House

About the Accommodation

Lark House self-catering holiday home is set against Elsies Peak and has a natural fynbos garden with direct access to hiking trails of the Brakkloof section of Table Mountain National Park. This means that you will be spoilt for choice in the best of both worlds with the likes of Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Southern Boubou, Cape Siskin, and Cape Grassbird in the garden and on the mountainside whilst looking out towards False Bay might be rewarded with views of Crowned Cormorants, African Oystercatchers, African Penguin or even marine mammals in the form of whales, dolphins and Cape Fur Seals. Interesting land mammals seen in the area include Cape Porcupine, Slender Mongoose, Cape Grysbok, and, along the coast, Cape Clawless Otter. It is the ideal start to a birding tour of South Africa – more than 90 bird species, of which 19 southern African endemics and one further breeding endemic can be viewed from the decks of Lark House!

The house is managed by an experienced birder who is available to assist in planning your self-drive and/ or guided trips and, for those who have sea legs, can organize pelagic trips with a BirdLife South Africa Recommended Tour Operator.

Self-catering homestead, with its panoramic views of maintain and sea, sleeps up to 8 people and is fully equipped including a dishwasher and washing machine, making for a relaxed and wonderfully comfortable stay.

Guests are hosted in two downstairs bedrooms with queen-sized beds and an upstairs open-plan loft area with a double bed and two single beds. The house has two bathrooms and a large open plan living room with a well-equipped kitchen.

Activities and Birding

  • 10 – 15 minutes from Simon’s Town harbour for pelagic trips
  • 15 minutes from Boulders Penguin Colony IBA (Important Bird and Biodiversity Area)
  • 30 minutes from Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • 30 minutes from the False Bay Nature Reserve IBA
  • 1 hour from the Rietvlei Wetland IBA
  • 1.5 hours each from Kogelberg Nature Reserve (Cape Whale Coast IBA) and West Coast National Park, also an IBA

For the non-birders in your life, we are perfectly situated to explore all of the other attractions that Cape Town is (deservedly) known for, namely the Cape Winelands, Cape Town beaches – Glencairn beach is two minutes away, and world-class restaurants. There really is something for everyone here!

Contact details:

Lark House
Glencairn, Western Cape
Tel/WhatsApp: +27 (0) 82 820 4707