Accommodation with Fireplaces

Despite the unseasonally warm start to May here in Cape Town, it is evident that the seasons are changing and the evenings are getting chilly. It’s making us excited for winter – we are advocates of hot chocolate, red wine, fluffy blankets and roaring log fires to escape the winter blues. We really love a crackling fire when it’s chilly outside so this month we bring you a selection of accommodation establishments that boast real ire places to warm you up on a winter getaway!

01We think there is nothing better on a getaway than sitting around a fireplace on a winter evening. Naturally many accommodation establishments don’t provide fireplaces in the bedrooms due to fire and safety hazards but in this collection there is a fireplace on site that will certainly keep you warm on a cold and wintery evening.  As always this is not an indefinite selection and we have selected a range of options and styles to suit various budgets and needs but all of them are on the Cape Point Route

Mariner Guesthouse | Simon’s Town

Lounge Fireplace at Mariner Guesthouse

Lounge Fireplace at Mariner Guesthouse

This architecturally designed guesthouse has space, comfort, luxury and warmth in mind for its guests. The Building extends over 3 level with a double-volume lounge which features leather couches – perfect for snuggling up with a juicy novel in front of the stone fireplace. The large windows that open onto the protected verandah still give that sense of space so you can daydream from fiction to a surreal space as you gaze across False Bay with the sound and the warmth of the fire in front of you.  Take advantage of the winter special. Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2 ! Rates from R495 per person sharing. Read More…

Felsensicht Holiday Home | Simon’s Town

Felsensicht Lounge with Fireplace

Felsensicht Lounge with Fireplace

This exquisite self-catering holiday home in Simon’s Town has a log fireplace situated perfectly in the centre of the living area and is perfect for those cool, wintry days in the Cape when one would prefer to curl up in front of the fire with a good book or watch an exciting game, movie or the latest news on TV. They provide a “start-up” basket of wood for the convenience of their guests. Additional bundles of wood can be purchased at any of the local stores in Simon’s Town. Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy Felsensicht during the winter months when the log fireplace, as well as the underfloor heating, will provide warmth, cosiness and comfort throughout your stay. Winter Special rate for June and July is R1755 for the 6 sleeper house (min 2 nights). Read More…

Tented Camps | Table Mountain National Parks

Fireplace at Tented Camps

Fireplace at Tented Camps

All the Table Mountain National Park tented camps have a large fireplace in the communal dining area – perfect for a winter braai or listening to the sound of the surrounding nature – be it beach, forest or mountain. There is something about gathering around a circular fireplace with the sound of crackling wood, the smell of smoky wood, the warmth and glow of a fire’s ambience and a marshmallow or two in front of the fire, before heading off into the fresh night air using a torch to find your tent, then snuggling into your sleeping bag with the memory of a camp fire fresh in your dreams. All the tented camps are a great way to camp during winter as the tents are permanent structures with beds inside them! Rates from R350 per person sharing.  Read More… 

Villa St James | St James

Villa St James Lounge fireplace

Villa St James Lounge fireplace

Situated on the Main Road in St James – this massive villa sleeping 16 people has a real wood burning log fire in the living room which warms the whole house. It is sublime venue for a winter break – stroll down to Kalk Bay for coffee, catch a wave in Muizenberg and then retire to the communal living area to play games, sing songs, nap or chat to friends and family with a steaming mug or an evening glass of red wine. A dinner party is an excellent plan with a 22 seater dining room table, and after dinner entertainment in the billiard room! Winter self catering rates from R350 per person (min 10 people). Read More… 

Chapman’s Peak Hotel | Hout Bay

Penthouse Suite at Chapmans Peak Hotel

Penthouse Suite at Chapmans Peak Hotel

The luxurious penthouse suites at Chapman’s Peak Hotel in Hout Bay, have a gas fireplace that is shared by both the lounge and bedroom! Totally decadent to be warmed by the fire, whilst seated around the fireplace and TV on a relaxed evening or warm and toasty in the huge bedroom with open plan bathroom! Great for business or leisure. There are 22 rooms in the new wing at Chapman’s Peak Hotel & 2 Penthouse suites. Guests not in the penthouse can indulge in the fire at the restaurant! Penthouse Rates from R2,840 per person sharing. Read More…

Monkey Valley Resort | Noordhoek

Bedroom Fireplace at Monkey Valley Resort

Bedroom Fireplace at Monkey Valley Resort

Tucked into the Milkwood thicket in Noordhoek, the old world style log and thatch cabins are well protected from the winter Cape Storms. The self catering cabins have log fireplaces in the lounge area and the Bed and Breakfast Suites have log fireplaces in the bedroom. If you are a big group or conference check out the exclusive Crowned Eagle for the best views and gorgeous fireplaces too! Don’t forget the restaurant area where the fires stay ablaze all winter – the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rates from R535 per person sharing for an en-suite room and from R1865 for a 2 bedroom cottage. Note the winter special: Two low season nights for the price of one high season night (1st April through 30th September) Read More…

De Noordhoek Lifestyle Hotel | Noordhoek

Lounge Fireplace at de Noordhoek Hotel

Lounge Fireplace at de Noordhoek Hotel

There are very few places where you can get away and feel instantly part of a community.  De Noordhoek Lifestyle hotel is one of those spots. It’s situated in Noordhoek Farm Village which has a bunch of friendly folk who are passionate about their corner of Cape Town and you’ll feel it in seconds. Guests float around the village, eating at the excellent eateries (Foodbarn, Cafe Roux, Toad in the Village, Foodbarn Deli & Village sushi) and locals pop in and out of the hotel. In winter the glorious fireplace in the reception lounge is an additional meeting point for warming up, catching up, meeting up – before you know it you’ll be moving to Noordhoek!  Winter Rates R1000 per room per night B&B.  Read More…

Leopardstone Cottage | Noordhoek

Leopardstone Hill fireplace in lounge

Leopardstone Hill fireplace in lounge

Relaxation credentials rule on this property set high above Noordhoek Valley. The fynbos garden is an absolute delight and the 2 cottages which differ in style have separate entrances  & privacy. The Stone Mountain Cottage is that cabin of your winter dreams with a load of firewood next to the toasty fireplace. The colours and decor make you want to settle in and not go anywhere – except maybe your bed which also have electric blankets in winter. You can even pick your own veggies from the organic vegetable garden! This is a winter retreat!  Rates from R290 per person per night.  Read More…

Cape Point Cottages | Cape Point

Cape Point Cottage Fireplace

Cape Point Cottage Fireplace

Cozy self-catering holiday cottages near the entrance to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Early farmers to the area built the cottages and included a log fireplace in each unit to keep the chill at bay on wintery evening. The Stone Cottage sleeps 4 and the Top House sleeps up to 7 people so various options depending on your group size. There is also an outside braai area at both cottages. Cape Point Cottages provide a great escape from city living and easy access to Cape Point Nature Reserve and mountain walks and hikes – then back to the fire. Rates from R250 per person sharing. Read More…

Colona Castle | Lakeside, Muizenberg

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Fireplace at Colona Castle

This luxurious boutique hotel has two beautiful open hearth log fires to settle down and enjoy a winter evening. Surrounded by treasured antiques and objects d’art, Colona Castle is pure decadence from the valet service to the private dining options. Colona Castle is a retreat with character, exclusivity and infinite charm.  It’s a haven of serenity, and there is no doubt of the outstanding hospitality, attention to detail and personal service. 8 bedrooms and suites to choose from and located close to restaurants and golf courses and did we mention the hearty hearth? We love a good log fire!  Winter Rates from R1740 per suite B&B. Read More…

St James Manor and St James Seaforth | St James

St James Manor lounge with fireplace

St James Manor lounge with fireplace

Think Great Gatsby, think old world charm. Think big wooden staircase leading to an opulent suite. Think service, think style and think warmth.  Both properties have a magnificent fireplace in the lounge area to warm these stately retreats built over a hundred years ago. Treat yourself to a magnificent indulgence and unwind this winter. There is a fabulous winter special for South African residents so if ever you were tempted now is the time… get this… St James Seaforth from R840 per person sharing per night and St James Manor from R995 per person sharing per night!  Read More…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe hope you love fireplaces as much as we do in winter, and have managed to find a getaway spot among our fireplace collection listed here. Kick up your feet and warm your toes by the fire. If you haven’t found what you are looking for, then get hold of us to find another treasured gem that will suit your needs and requirements. We are always happy to help, especially as this list is a sample of the accommodation offerings on the Cape Point Route and by no means the only accommodation places with fireplaces. Contact us on 021 782 9356 or enquire here.

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