Built over 100 years ago, St James Manor is a five-star stately seaside retreat overlooking the trendy and vibrant fishing village of Kalk Bay with majestic views across False Bay and the Indian Ocean.

Built as a single-storey thatch residence by a Mr Philip Morgenrood in 1874, the house appears to have changed ownership every 10 to 15 years, passing through the hands of a number of illustrious old Cape families such as the Findlays, Mossops, Moltenos and Bissets. In 1912, John William Jagger took ownership of the house and carried out major extensions and additions converting it into one of the more sumptuous homes in St James. It has had several owners since then and was acquired by Rovos Rail in 2009.