Meet global citizen Gloria Arendz in Switzerland and experience the beauty of her Enigma Mansion in Cape Town.

Completed in 2011, the Enigma Mansion is a trophy home that has played host to superstars and royalty from around the world. Situated between Clifton and Camps Bay, and directly next to the Table Mountain nature resort, it resides gracefully on 7130 sqm of Cape Town’s most expensive residential area and has unobstructed views of the best the Atlantic seaboard has to offer.

The dear friend of owner Gloria Arendz, Flower Walker, welcomes us for a special tour into this world of supreme opulence and beauty. Once inside, the magic unfolds as we drink in the colours, texture and fixtures that have been imported from around the globe.

Florist and Friend, Flower Walker

The most striking of all perhaps is the grand foyer that culminates in a mesmerizing painted ceiling inspired by the images of the universe of Stephen Hawkings. Together with the impressive collection of art and custom-designed furniture and fittings, it augments the palatial architecture of the house.     

 House Manager Grant Press understands what’s needed to manage a property of this stature with its expansive garden.

Guests who stay here are treated to breakfast, lunch and dinner menus served by acclaimed chef Richard Chamberlain and believe it or not, this home beats to the rhythm of a technological heart – with no fewer than twenty eight tablets being used to control the lighting, heating and media of the house. 

From the tour inside this magnificent home and their beautiful chalet in Klosters, in the Swiss alps, it is clear that the husband and wife Rolf and Gloria have built a property portfolio that appeals to visitors from all over the world.