Maison Noir is an inspiring retreat filled with South African design, specially curated furniture and a respected collection of local art.
Built in the spirit of a kraal – small buildings connected to encourage living in harmony with one another and the earth – Maison Noir manifests the way we were meant to live. Nature’s comforting essence resides here, in the exclusive-use villa or boutique private suites.
Peaked roofs, echoing the mountain tops behind them, extend the windows to these dazzling, ever-present scenes. No matter the activity – lounging poolside, dining on a Gregor Jenkin collector’s table under a majestic Willowlamp light, or cosying up fireside in the reading room – these Cape Town slopes are etched in the setting.
Maison Noir takes its cues from Mother Nature and exists as a place in which to return to the things she has always taught. Open the glass doors and be washed by the wisdom of the elements, as sounds, smells and visual textures are carried through every room, enhanced by the organic elements within: wooden stools, reed baskets, clay bowls – materials from the earth, made by hand.
Connection, harmony, integration. This is where WholeLiving prevails.
Feast around the kitchen table or gather around the barbeque for a quintessential South African braai.
Guests who book the house as an exclusive-use villa have full rein of the kitchen and its library of cookbooks, and complimentary access to the snack bar. Whether catering for yourself, bringing your own private cook or hiring a Future Found Sanctuary chef for your entire visit or for a special-occasion meal, you’ll find the kitchen fully equipped for all your needs.
The garden’s wholesome bounty – fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs – is yours to enjoy, and guests can call on our team navigators to stock their pantry with other ingredients during or ahead of their stay – from Cape Town’s finest artisanal cheeses and baked delicacies to free-range meats from local farmers. We offer complimentary sundowners, daily.
When booking a private room in this boutique villa, a generous breakfast is included. You also have access to a 24-hour snack bar, and are welcome to pick fresh fruit straight off our trees, where naartjies, apricots, plums and bananas come in and out of season. Strawberries, granadillas, oranges, peaches, limes, lemons and other produce are also grown for your enjoyment. Guests are invited to enjoy complimentary sundowners with us every day. Although there is no restaurant on the property, we are able to arrange private dining experiences upon request, and can recommend top eateries around Cape Town that serve local specialities or cuisines from around the world.
Nature demonstrates her generosity in this garden designed for the bountiful act of sharing.
The trees of Table Mountain’s slopes shield this splendid garden, protecting and honouring its mission to bring WholeBeing to all who visit, balancing mind, body, heart and spirit. Here, tranquillity is found on a bench, under tall, shading branches, and relaxation is achieved alongside a koi pond. Wandering past the cloud hedging, or following hiking paths up the mountain, it’s clear that this is a wonderland of synergy.
Butterflies flit over herbs and flowers in the cutting garden; squirrels dash from fruit tree to vegetable patch; bees buzz around the fynbos, taking its aromatic pollen back to their four hives. These creatures know just what to do. And they remind us that we do, too.
Step outside, into a garden that will reawaken your natural instincts.
Whether you require a power-weight workout, yoga stretch or muscle-melting massage, place your body in our care at the exclusive-use fitness centre and spa.
Our state-of-the-art Technogym centre is open to in-house guests and has everything a gym enthusiast requires for a full-body workout. The centre includes a treadmill, bicycle, free-weights area, a Cable Crossover and a Smith machine.
Our four-room spa sensorium takes you on a journey of the five senses. The experienced hands of our therapists will ease the tension from your body while the heat from the steam room engulfs you. Enhance your experience with a Hammam ritual and take a relaxing plunge into our heated pools.
We offer complimentary daily yoga classes for all residents. These seasonal classes work with the rhythms of your day. Private classes can be tailored to individual needs. Enjoy outdoor classes in our verdant garden or in the studio. All equipment is provided.
HEATED AND NATURAL POOLS
The villa has a sparkling pool that can be heated during chillier months. Do a few invigorating laps, sip a cocktail on the edge and take time to bask in the sun (with sunscreen of course). In addition, the natural spring-water cold pool, surrounded by an evergreen forest, is perfect for Cold Water Immersion Therapy.