February 19, 2014
6 Magnificent Seaside Accommodations in False Bay
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Home to some of the Cape’s most beloved seaside accommodation, False Bay combines mountain with ocean, penguins, birds and porcupines for wonderful getaways among some of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches.
Here are 6 of our specially handpicked places to stay:
Fishhoek Bed and Breakfast
A 1938 Cape Dutch restoration of great elegance and character, this 4 star guesthouse offers 5 en-suite bedrooms in a variety of tasteful motifs (our favourite being the Captain’s Cabin!) Within walking distance of the beach, Fishhoek Bed and Breakfast has a swimming pool, fireplace, record player, garden, jacuzzi, braai area, card games (remember those!) and of course DSTV. It’s a place of tranquility and privacy and not a little style!
The View at Sunnycove
7 luxury self-catering apartments with private gardens or wooden decks, The View at Sunnycove is the perfect place to kick back and watch the whales from your living room. A tumble of picturesque boulders offers a number of cute little rock pools on your doorstep. The fine white sands of Fishhoek beach are a short walk away once you’ve finished wiggling your toes. Free Wifi is also available whilst you recline in the summer sun among the mountains. Lovely apartments right on the sea edge.
A Victorian-styled Cape farmhouse built on the Clovelly mountainside, Dunvegan’s country panache mingles with the scents of False Bay and the lush meadows of Clovelly Golf Course, which stretches gorgeously through Silvermine Valley just below the lodge. Decks and patios afford views of fynbos and the mountain vegetation. Fishhoek Beach, the Wine route and the famous penguin colony of Boulders Bay are all within easy doing-distance.
Boulders Beach Lodge
Penguins! Sometimes wandering into the hotel! The Boulders Beach Lodge is famous for its breakfasts, its penguins (so much of dorky cuteness) and the sweet, tranquil atmosphere of a beach holiday done well. Focusing on comfort with the aim of making their visitors feel at home, 7 courtyard en suite rooms weave the rustic in with the opulent. Their slogan? “Take a walk on the boulder side of life…”
With panoramic views of False Bay and the surrounding mountainscape, the Albatross House’s 4 star sea-facing apartments combine cute pastel colours with old-school hardwood furniture. Breakfast is served in the guest dining room or balcony. This little getaway is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the quaintness of Simon’s Town’s maritime history.
Want to see penguins, sunbirds, sugarbirds and the vista of False Bay from your bedroom window? Whales,fur seals and fynbos? Porcupines snuffling around the garden pond at night? Check out Avian Leisure, a luxurious launchpad for bird lovers at the top of Froggy Farm, Simon’s Town. Specialists in offer tailor-made wilderness safaris and bird tours, the spacious apartments and leisurely views make for a wonderful stay.
Find out more about Fishhoek Bed and Breakfast: www.fishhoekbedandbreakfast.co.za
The View at Sunnycove: www.sunnycoveaccommodation.co.za
Dun Vegan: www.dunvegan.co.za
Boulders Beach Lodge: www.bouldersbeachlodge.com
Albatross House: www.albatrosshouse.co.za
Avian Leisure: www.avianleisure.com