Cape Town and Lion's Head below, from awesome Table Mountain
Incredible Summer Special:
Lighthouse Farm Lodge is situated within Oude Molen Eco Village, an emerging Sustainable Eco village on the grounds of an old government hospital. The site is in the Two Rivers Urban Park (TRUP). River 1 the famous Liesbeek River as the shortest river in the World from Table mountain to Table Bay and the Black River. Come for a Village tour, stay the night and get the incredible History.
We have wonderful wetlands where you can go horse riding or take a stroll beside the duck ponds while admiring the superb view of The Table Mountain Range with Devil's Peak and Lion's Head. We are the last remaining farmland in Central Cape town and yet only 10 minutes from Down Town. (Shuttle Available @ R20 one way (approx $2) min of 4 people.
The village is a work in progress so please excuse the way it looks when you arrive, it really is pleasant once you've settled in and most guests stay longer than they intended. We have been here for the past 13 years, having inherited buildings that were in need of TLC and have done much to establish the basis of an Eco village. Currently there are 45 tenants using the buildings for a variety of businesses and projects – workshops, art studios, Waldorf school, frail care centre, horse riding stables, backpacker lodges amongst other things. Despite our best efforts there is still much that could be improved upon. To this end we have approached the government to partner with us in upgrading the site into a sustainable neighbourhood. They have entered into negotiations with us and we are in the planning phase to transform this site into a showcase pilot project that the whole city of Cape Town can be proud of. Green energy, mixed use, urban agriculture, recreation – the ultimate work/live/play combination.
We have 13 rooms and 65 beds in total. All the beds are kitted out with bedding and linen. There is a central kitchen where you can prepare meals, TV lounge for reading, games or TV/DVD's, sunny veranda with dining table and easy chairs, large garden area for soaking up the sun and mens and ladies bathrooms. All the common areas are cleaned daily. We offer a laundry service or you can wash your own clothes by hand and hang them up on the lines outside. There is also an internet terminal for you to check your e-mail or browse the net which is free of charge. You can associate your laptop at R10 for 150 Mbytes The atmosphere is friendly and helpful – with loads of useful info up on the walls. Getting into the city is an easy 10 minute trip as we are opposite the Pinelands Railway Station. Driving into town is also a breeze as we have the N1 and N2 highway interchanges on either end of Alexandra Road. Vehicles are monitored all night by our internal village watch team. We offer transfers into the city or airport on demand as well.
The Millstone Farmstall down the road is the ideal place to order a light lunch, coffee or fresh juice and pick up some fresh farm bread while the chickens cluck around underfoot. Fresh organic veggies are also in abundance here with many organic gardens being tended by tenants – notably the OMV Youth Program which teaches the neighbouring kids how to grow their own vegetables.
The Swimming Pool is right next door with its Braai area and the 40 odd horses are ready for you to go on a ride.
We live down the road in the old doctors house, now Q1, and would love to take you on a walking tour or give you extra info about the village or the many sights of Cape Town in general.
So come in and enjoy!