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March 17, 2014

4 Gorgeous Family-Friendly Seaside Accommodations on the Atlantic Seaboard

The Atlantic Seaboard is known as Cape Town’s ‘Riviera’ for its preposterous natural beauty and swanky clientele, but it can also be a surprisingly fulfilling option for a family escape from the suburbs. Recline in front of the sparkling seaside on the balcony of one of the world’s most stunning landscapes when you try out 1 of our 4 gorgeous family friendly accommodation options on your next luxury getaway.  


Chapman’s Peak Hotel 

Hout Bay, courtesy of flava2000

A winner at TripAdvisor’s 2012 Traveler’s Choice Awards, Chapmans Peak Beach Hotel is the grand old lady of seaside resorts on the Atlantic Seaboard, famous  for its sublime calamari, overflowing seafood platters and sun-drenched Sundays on its popular terrace overlooking the world renowned Chapman’s Peak Drive.

The gracious old building has been around since the 1880s, today providing 22 bright modern rooms with a tasteful infusion of wood, floor-to-ceiling windows and charming views of Hout Bay Beach. It’s a perfect place for a luxurious family getaway… and a delicious lobster lunch!


Mouille Point Village

Mouille Point Village is designed to encourage a sense of community and unhurried freedom and, with that in mind, is a perfect place to let your children loose. Mouille Point Village provides a kiddies paradise of putt-putt and promenades, ice-cream parlours and play parks, rock pools and mini-trains. Excellently located a mere kilometer from the V&A Waterfront with the ocean at its doorstep, Mouille Point Village has a trendy, relaxed atmosphere and spacious apartments, with the family-friendly two bedroom option offering sweeping views of the Atlantic, Signal Hill or Lion's Head.


The Bay Atlantic Guest House

White African sand and azure Atlantic water blends nicely with the understated luxury of the Bay Atlantic Guest House, a family-run collection of en-suites and private penthouses 150m from Camps Bay Beach. Run by the Smith family since 1996, the service philosophy is to arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.

Panoramic views from the secluded, private gardens, a seaside pool and overflow Jacuzzi, the full English breakfast every morning and the warm homely feel of the former family households make The Bay Atlantic Guest House superb option for a wholesome and stylish family vacation.


Fisherman’s Bend Retreat

Six individually designed suites (the Flamingo, Pelican, Seagull, Kingfisher, Sandpiper and Dabchick) offer a view of the famously gorgeous Llandudno ocean that spreads its breathtaking blue into the horizon from your balcony. Contemporary design melds with function in these sleek multi-leveled homes surrounded by terraced gardens and massive granite boulders that crumble dramatically into the ocean like giant prehistoric eggs.

It’s accommodation that provides a welcome retreat into natural majesty for the whole family and relief from the hustle and bustle of the city. Think a dash of Cape magic from cavorting whales and dolphins, dramatic sunsets and mountains and fine white sand.

Find out more about Chapmans Peak Hotel: http://www.chapmanspeakhotel.co.za/

Find out more about Mouille Point: http://www.mouillepoint.com/

Find out more about The Bay Atlantic Guest House: http://www.thebayatlantic.com/

Find out more about Fisherman’s Bend Retreat: http://www.signature-group.co.za/holiday_rentals.html


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