This was our first trip to Cape Town and the Higgovale Villa was beautiful. We had a family of 5 but it could have easily have slept 3-4 more people. Unfortunately, it was cool at this time of year so we did not use the pool but enjoyed the rooftop patio. It is nicely appointed and provided plenty of levels to spread out if you wanted some privacy.
Location is excellent since it is a short walk down to Kloof Street with it's wide variety of good restaurants and neighborhood feel. You are also only about 10 minutes to downtown and the harbor, 20 minutes to Kirstenbosch Gardens, 5 minutes to the base of Table Mountain, and an hour to Stellenbosch for wine tasting.
Rene and Jesse, the property managers, were excellent. They spent quite a bit of time making sure we were familiar with the house and neighborhood while providing ideas on what to do. They were always available if you had a question.