An ‘under pool’ bar, a grand piano and a cinema: Inside the £8.4k-a-night luxury Cape Town villa that featured in the latest Made In Chelsea episode
- Moondance Villa is perched high up in the affluent suburb of Fresnaye and has four en suite bedrooms
- It costs up to £8,452 a night in peak season and boasts a surround-sound cinema and wine-tasting lounge
- The property was once owned by former Springbok coach Harry Viljoen – and it was revamped last year
It’s vacationing that’s fit for the SW3 elite.
Here MailOnline Travel offers a tour of the stunning Cape Town villa – called Moondance Villa – that appeared in last night’s explosive Made In Chelsea episode.
The luxurious property, which costs up to £8,452 a night in peak season, caters to well-heeled travellers, with top-notch amenities that include an outdoor pool, an ‘under-pool bar’ with underwater views, a state-of-the-art gym, a plush indoor cinema with surround sound and a wine-tasting lounge.
An exterior shot of Moondance Villa in Cape Town, which appeared in Monday night’s Made In Chelsea episode
The luxurious property, perched high up in the affluent suburb of Fresnaye, costs up to £8,452 a night in peak season
In total, there are four bedrooms in the villa spread over four levels. And as this image shows, guests slumber in luxury
The Made In Chelsea cast relax by the Moondance Villa’s pool. The villa boasts four separate indoor entertainment lounges with HD TV
Fun in the sun: Habbs and Verity relax by one of Moondance Villa’s glass balconies
One of Moondance Villa’s most enticing plus-points is the location – it’s perched high up in the affluent suburb of Fresnaye, between Signal Hill and Sea Point.
Neighbours are said to include presidents and international celebrities.
Guests can admire the stunning views from a number of places – the outdoor pool, the Tuscan-style olive grove and an outdoor entertainment area that’s perfect for sunset drinks and alfresco dining.
Luxury amenities at the villa include a state-of-the-art gym and a plush surround-sound indoor cinema (pictured above)
A view of the bar area and outdoor pizza oven. Nightly rates include the provision of a private chef
There is a grand piano in one of the lounge areas should guests feel the need for a recital – or a sing-a-long
The Atlantic Ocean vista can also be soaked up from the comfort of their beds, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows.
Or from a private bedroom balcony. Every one of the four bedrooms – the Solar Suite, Lunar Suite, Eclipse Suite and Full Moon Suite – has one.
Actually, the 220-square-metre (2,370 square feet) decadent master bedroom – the Full Moon suite – has three, along with a kitchenette and an office.
Moondance Villa was once owned by former Springbok coach Harry Viljoen. It hit the market in 2013 with an asking price in excess of £1.23million
Under-pool bar with glass panels that display underwater views? Check
One of the lounge areas opens out on to a terrace, with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean beyond
All the bedrooms are en suite and are, according to the villa’s website, ‘elegantly designed and decorated’.
Think the plumpest of cushions, the comfiest of beds and the odd chandelier or two.
The four-level villa was designed by award-winning Cape Town-based architect Stefan Antoni.
According to a statement, ‘each living area creates a space that allows for comfortable living with unrestricted, uncluttered spaces that gracefully mimic the tranquillity of the surrounding landscape’.
There is an ‘exquisite’ contemporary art collection featuring artists from across Africa, a grand piano in one of the lounge areas and an atrium with an extensive indoor and outdoor koi pond water feature.
The features don’t end there, though.
The villa also has outdoor tanning decks, a steam room, a pizza oven, two garages with five external parking bays and an elevator that connects all the villa’s levels.
Plus four separate entertainment lounges with HD TV.
To keep those holiday pounds at bay, stays at the villa include daily activity sessions, with yoga, pilates, personal training sessions and guided hikes on offer
Neutral coloured furnishings add to the light and airy feel of the property, which was designed by award-winning Cape Town-based architect Stefan Antoni
There is a smattering of contemporary, locally inspired art around the place
One of the en suite bathrooms, complete with a large tub and dreamy views
Wine-tasting experiences can be arranged to take place in the rather swanky wine-tasting lounge
The villa, naturally, comes with its own Tuscan-style mini olive grove, which guests can relax in on egg-chairs
On the culinary front, there is a sparkling kitchen with all of the necessary gear to whip up a fine feast
One of the terraces, complete with sun loungers, armchairs and glass balcony barriers to showcase the view
One of the bedrooms features a flat screen TV at the end of the bed and a sofa next to the window so guests can soak up the views in comfort
The villa has an atrium with an extensive indoor and outdoor koi pond water feature
There are perks aplenty, too.
Stays include airport transfers both ways, a butler, a private chef, afternoon tea – including aperitifs and cocktails – a fully stocked pantry, non-alcoholic beverages, daily activities (yoga, pilates, personal training or a guided hike), a wine-tasting experience, daily cleaning, a laundry service, a private vehicle with driver and a full bar.
However, French Champagne and premium wines aren’t included.
Moondance Villa was once owned by former Springbok coach Harry Viljoen.
It hit the market in 2013 with an asking price in excess of £1.23 million.
The property re-opened for public bookings last year after it underwent an extensive revamp.
- The Made In Chelsea stars that travelled to Cape Town were: Jamie Laing, Sophie Habboo, Digby Edgley, Olivia Bentley, Freddie Browne, Verity Bowditch, James Taylor and Eliza Batten. Villa rates start from ZAR 108,000 (approximately £5,935) per night during low season (minimum stay two nights). For further information and to book, visit www.50moondance.com.
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