Nestled in the leafiest enclave of Higgovale, on the slopes of Table Mountain, The Aviary combines the best of urban convenience with absolute privacy in this tranquil corner of the city. Local interior designer Etienne Hanekom’s creative touch has created a moody ‘bird and forest’ interior theme for this triple-story hideaway that leads out to a pool set in a tree-filled garden.
Spectacular views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head can be enjoyed over the treetops from the bedrooms and verandahs – not to mention the jaw-dropping vistas from the comfort of the Jacuzzi on the rooftop terrace. Inspired by deep forest hues, gorgeous shades of green are used as an accent colour throughout, creating a striking backdrop for a quirky collection of bird artworks. Flamingos, pelicans and exotic parrots will keep you company.
Cleverly designed to flow over three floors, this four-bedroom sanctuary is ideal for four couples or two families with two bedrooms on the lower level and another two on the first floor. Spend days chilling beside the pool or up on the top-floor with its bird’s eye views. Cocktails anyone? There’s no better place to sip sundowners before popping out for a gourmet meal in the city - or simply light the lanterns, barbeque on the weber and share a meal together on the verandah.
Top restaurants, boutiques and art galleries are just a few minutes’ away and the pristine beaches of Clifton or Camps Bay a ten-minute drive over Kloof Nek.