The History - Nthaba Beach Lodge

56 Simonstown Road was originally owned by Mr Kohler, the Managing Director of KWV wineries. He owned 2 Hillside road and in 1940 decided to build an extension to the house in Hillside road, resulting in Number 56, a large three story home with access to the smaller house behind.

At that time the Second world War was in progress and Mr Kohler made his holiday home available to his friend, General Jan Smuts. It is also believed that he hosted the King and Queen of Greece in the house, as at that time they were refugees.

After the war the two houses were divided and 2 Hillside road was sold. The house in Simonstown Road was also sold a little later and after several owners it was bought in 1989 by Cron and Gill von Seidel as a retirement home. They named the house "Nthaba Sea Lodge" and as they continued to live in Zimbabwe until 2000 they converted the ground and top floors to be holiday flats.

The visitors book illustrates how many people enjoyed the lovely views, the comfort, and easy proximity to the beach. One English couple returned regularly for 20 years until advancing age made travelling too difficult.

In October 2014 Cron senior died and the decision was made that his son and daughter-in-law Cron and Shelley would update the property and continue the holiday rental business.

Our Team

We are dedicated to making your stay at The Cove both enjoyable and refreshing. The management team are:-

  • Shelley - managing owner

  • Joan - bookings and reception

  • Gift - property caretaker

  • Trevor - website and wi-fi


Both units are fully equipped for your stay, with ample ablution facilities and indoor and outdoor entertainment. We provide books and games in case of inclement weather. The middle floor apartment is also wheelchair friendly and accessible from the road via funicular.

Fast Forward - The Cove Today

The Cove is a beautiful old family home situated in Sunny Cove, Fish Hoek. The home offers two elegantly furnished family friendly self-catering apartments which enjoy spectacular views over False bay.

The apartments are within walking distance to the beach and have many other nearby attractions including the penguins at Boulders Beach near historical Simonstown and the Cape Point nature reserve to name but a few. For the avid golfer there is Clovelly Golf course and there are plenty of running and cycling routes available in the area. There is also lovely walking in the mountains as part of the National Park that surrounds Fish Hoek. For the foodie, fantastic restaurants are not far away including the Food Barn in Noordhoek and Harbour House in Kalk Bay with its fantastic location over the crashing waves.

But given all that, the apartments with their commanding view of the Bay are the perfect place to just sit back and relax with a book!

Be Part of Our Community

We value your feedback. If you're experiencing issues and concerns about this website please email our webmaster trevor@thecove.capetown. You can contact Joan if you have any enquiries or concerns about the property and amenities joan@thecove.capetown +27832636246
During your stay don't forget to leave any comments in the Guest Register, whether good or bad. We want to know what we are doing right, what we are not, and how we measure up to your expectations.