Mwanzoleo residence is a luxury rental six-story villa designed by Cape Town-based studio SAOTA and is located in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. It covers an area of 11,830 square foot with five bedrooms and five bathrooms, perfect to accommodate up to 10 people.
Mwanzoleo is widely revered as the finest property of its kind in the Cape, developed with no expense spared by a consortium of aesthetically knowledgeable British and South African businessmen, for their own private use, who set out to achieve a warm, functional, relaxing holiday environment that lives in harmony with timeless design precision.
Inspired by the classic modernism of Mies van der Rohe, the design was the brain child of South Africa’s leading architect and the developers. The project was delivered by master craftsmen and exhibits the use of the very finest materials throughout.
The ‘less is more’ philosophy is flirtatiously contrasted by decadently intense structural features, making mwanzoleo an indisputably epic villa, perfectly positioned overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Bantry Bay, Cape Town.
This exclusive villa is decorated with great attention to detail, using only superior quality furniture and fabrics, complimented by an important South African and international art and sculpture collection. Furniture includes pieces designed by the likes of Fritz Hansen, Charles Eames, B & B Italia and Erro Saarinen.
mwanzoleo is a Swahili word meaning ‘Beginning Today’, and this comes from the ideology that each day is powerful and unique, and that one should ensure that life is appreciated to the full.
The atmosphere is uplifting and inspiring with breath-taking panoramic sea views, open-aired flowing spaces with 6m high off-shutter concrete ceilings and magnificent light. With this Modernist feel, mwanzoleo incorporates impressive indoor water features, which introduce the calming sound of cascading water throughout the house. Glass flooring meets large slabs of vein-cut travertine and bold American walnut floors. The quality finishes and refined interior design allows for sophisticated entertaining as well as comfortable, secluded relaxation. Unwind in a glass mosaic rim-flow pool maintained at a constant 28 degrees Celsius. An exceptional private haven that is inviting and warm.
The villa is situated within walking distance from Cape Town’s famed Clifton and Camps Bay beaches as well as leading restaurants, street cafes and night life entertainment. mwanzoleo caters for the discerning few who truly appreciate life’s luxuries. Essentially, it is a private villa, designed for the lifestyle connoisseur who demands the quality comforts of their own home coupled with the convenience and luxury of a private hotel all to yourself.