TIMOUR HALL VILLA
Plumstead, Cape Town
Western Cape, South Africa
Timour Hall Villa, is situated in the scenic Constantia Valley on the border of Plumstead and Constantia. There are many activities to take part in while in Cape Town and with the house situated so centrally, guests are able to easily find something to suit their tastes within approximately 20 – 30 minutes drive of the house. Local activities include golf, swimming, fishing (shore and deep sea), rambling, forestry walks and beaches. The House is in close proximity to South Africa’s wine route.
There are 10 bedrooms (6 are en-suite), which sleep between 1 – 4 people per room. A large communal kitchen is available for the use of all guests and cookware, crockery and cutlery etc are provided. There are also two lounges where guests may sit and relax or watch television.
The Villa is set in large grounds, which offer secure off-street parking for over 200 cars. The Villa has a conference room which seats 25 delegates and a function hall which can accommodate 62 people, which has its own ante-room and access to an open air terrace. There is also a large bar which is only open on Wednesday evenings.
Timour Hall Villa was rescued from abandonment in the mid 1980s and has been used as a Hospitality House by the International Police Association since it was opened in December 1989. While Timour Hall probably began as a typical Dutch building of the period, each successive owner added bits here and there and made other alterations over the years and the result is an interesting museum of building fancies covering nearly 200 years.
Dormer windows snuggle beside the handsome, elongated central gable and a portico has replaced the old wooden verandah across the front of the main house. The annex alongside the main house, houses a ballroom with a fine domed ceiling. The ballroom was built in the second half of the 1800’s when Timour Hall was regarded as “one of the socially important Manor Houses of Cape Town and was the scene of many lavish entertainments”.