Coming Soon …. summer 2014

Peak tourist season in Cape Town is 20 Dec – 6 Jan. The city buzzes with glorious sunshine, glistening white beaches, Christmas cheer and summer fun. There are heaps of events, shows, live music, al fresco dining and long summer days.

01 beach feetThere were some very disappointed folk this summer who didn’t get to experience  and celebrate Cape Town at its finest as they left it too late to find accommodation.  If Cape Town is on your bucket list (and as it is one of the top destinations to visit in the world for 2014, the Mother City is on many a bucket list) then make sure that you book your summer holiday accommodation EARLY to avoid disappointment.

Boutique Self-catering Apartment in Simon's Town

Boutique Self-catering Apartment in Simon’s Town

Accommodation choices range from luxury 5 star boutique hotels, to self-catering houses, contemporary  modern apartments to rustic mountain bungalows, beach shacks and campsites.  There are some key questions to ask when planning your holiday and your holiday accommodation.

What type of holiday are you looking for?
Holidays can be “themed” according to your main interests. Consider the purpose of your trip. The location of your holiday accommodation should match your key interest.

  • Are you visiting family and friends?
  • Are you on a romantic holiday for two? Or a honeymoon?
  • Are you a family with small children? If you are travelling with children be sure to ask for tips, advice and information from the locals.
  • Are you travelling with a group of friends?
  • Are you looking for rest and relaxation?
  • Are you an explorer ticking off attractions, museums and galleries off your list?
  • Are you wanting adventure and adrenalin activities?
  • Are you a night owl hitting the night life?
  • Do you prefer to travel independently and sort out your own arrangements or are you a package holiday person with an all inclusive deal?

    Self-catering Mountain Cabin in Noordhoek

    Self-catering Mountain Cabin in Noordhoek

Location, Location, Location: Where is the accommodation?
Cape Town is a big city, stretching over a large area.  Naturally there are trendy city centre apartments, and luxury villas on the Atlantic Seaboard. There are cottages on wine estates and beach holiday homes within 30 minutes of the city centre and major attractions, or remote rustic beach shacks and mountain cabins along the peninsula. Ask how far your accommodation establishment is from the city centre or your choice of activity so you will know whether you can walk to the beach or to restaurants and this will also determine if you need to hire a car!

Beach villa, St James

Beach villa, St James

Type of Accommodation:

  • Are you looking for a hotel with concierge and on site restaurant?
  • Do you prefer a Bed and Breakfast or an owner run Guesthouse.
  • Is a self-catering house or apartment more suitable for your needs?
  • Are you a one-stop resort traveller complete with kids clubs and organized activities?
  • Are you a happy camper who likes sleeping under canvas?

    Luxury Tented Camp

    Luxury Tented Camp

Capacity: How many people does the accommodation establishment sleep?
This may sound obvious but make sure there enough rooms and beds for you and your family. Room configuration can play an important role especially if you are hiring a self-catering holiday house.  Are there shared bathrooms or en-suite facilities. If you are travelling with a family and staying in a hotel – ask if there are inter-leading rooms or family suites.

Facilities: What else do you want or need?
Is there a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering or is it merely a kettle and a hot plate?  Is there an outdoor braai (Barbeque) area? On-site restaurant?  Or a concierge?
Is there a swimming pool?  Is there a pool net or fence if you have small children?
Does the property have security and parking?
Do you need WiFi connectivity?
In winter you may want to ask about heating or a fireplace and in summer about air-conditioning or a fan.

Outdoor Living space in Kommetjie

Outdoor Living space in Kommetjie

Budget:  What is the rate?
Rates range per property and per season. Some establishments may be negotiable if you are staying for a long period of time or if you travel out of  peak season. Be sure to find out if there are any extra costs. Some self-catering homes offer cleaning services at an extra charge and some include this in the daily rate.  There is no point in booking a holiday getaway that leaves you stressed and bankrupt and unable to enjoy a nice meal out or some of the fabulous activities in Cape Town.

Secluded Mountain Cottage, near Cape Point

Secluded Mountain Cottage, near Cape Point

Correspondence:  Dot the i’s and cross the t’s!
Make sure that you check your holiday dates and that you have  your confirmation documents and proof of payment if applicable.  Signing a booking contract with terms and conditions as well as payment and cancellation policies are guarantees for you and for the accommodation establishment. Be sure to take the holiday accommodation contact details with address and telephone number.

Here is a Table of Self-catering Accommodation on the Cape Point Route, click on the property name for more information.

Accommodation
Location
Rms
Sleeps
Description
Cape Point Cottages
Cape Point
5
11
Secluded farm Cottages
Eland & Duiker Cottages
Cape Point
3
6
Rustic Cottage in Reserve
Smitswinkel Tented Camp
Cape Point
6
12
Rustic & luxurious tented camp
Braemar Holiday Home
Clovelly
6
11
Mountainside Holiday Home
Clovelly Lodge Guest Apartments
Clovelly
6
12
Spacious 4* apartments near beach
Clovelly Mountain House
Clovelly
2
6
Contemporary Mountain house
A Whale of a Time
Fish Hoek
11
22
Self-catering aptmts
Fish Hoek suites on the Bay
Fish Hoek
4
8
Luxury Seaside Self-catering
Moon Bay Guest House
Fish Hoek
6
16
4* B&B or S/C Holiday Villa
Neptune’s Rest
Fish Hoek
8
14
4* Mountainside S/C
The View Sunnycove
Fish Hoek
7
22
Individual s/c seaside apartments
Villa Fish Hoek
Fish Hoek
5
10
4* Contemporary Style S/C villa
Whale Watchers Aptmnts
Fish Hoek
8
16
4* S/C mt & sea view apartments
Glencairn Apartment
Glencairn
2
5
Rustic S/C mountainside aptmnt
Bullrush Cottage
Hout Bay
1
2
Charming S/C cottage
Orangekloof Tented Camp
Hout Bay
6
12
Rustic & luxurious tented camp
Sunbird Mountain Retreat
Hout Bay
8
19
Mountain Retreat
Kalk Bay Aquatic
Kalk Bay
2
4
Holiday townhouse in secure complex
Kalk Bay Bird’s Eye View
Kalk Bay
4
8
4* Contemporary Living space
Kalk Bay Decodoch Villa
Kalk Bay
6
16
Art Deco S/C Villa
Kalk Bay Milkwood
Kalk Bay
2
6
Quirky ocean-side S/C house
Kalk Bay Retreat
Kalk Bay
2
5
Charming Double-storey house
Kalk Bay View Apartment
Kalk Bay
2
4
Boutique S/C Apartment
The Guesthouse Kalk Bay
Kalk Bay
5
10
Quaint B&B overlooking Kalk Bay
Alexander’s Lake House
Kommetjie
5
8
Spacious Family Home
Andy’s Place
Kommetjie
4
8
S/C family home
Buhle
Kommetjie
3
6
Sunny, spacious holiday home
Chateau on the Lake
Kommetjie
4
6
Lakeside S/C family home
Fish Eagle’s Nest
Kommetjie
4
8
Spacious family home with lake view
Kom Cottage
Kommetjie
3
6
S/C holiday home cottage
Kommetjie Beach Retreat
Kommetjie
3
6
Exquisite Beach Retreat
Kommetjie Beachscape
kommetjie
4
8
S/C Beach holiday house
Kommetjie Breeze
Kommetjie
4
8
Beautiful S/C beach house
Kommetjie Chapmans Peek
Kommetjie
1
4
Getaway in a private estate
Kommetjie Garden Cottage 
Kommetjie
1
4
S/C Water’s Edge Garden Cottage
Kommetjie Oystercatcher
Kommetjie
3
6
Idyllic S/C Guesthouse near the beach
Kommetjie Place
Kommetjie
3
8
Relaxed and Spacious S/C house
Kommetjie Splendour
Kommetjie
5
10
Designer mult-level beach home
Kommetjie Villa 
Kommetjie
5
12
A Romatic Thatch Villa
Kommetjie Way 
Kommetjie
4
8
Spacious Holiday Villa
Long Beach Villa 
Kommetjie
5
10
Self Catering Beach Villa
Milkwood House
Kommetjie
3
6
Tranquil beach getaway,
Sea Haven Beach Villa
Kommetjie
3
10
Self catering villa on Beach
Slangkop Tented Camp 
Kommetjie
6
12
Rustic & luxurious tented camp
Villa at the Point
Kommetjie
5
10
Self catering villa on the Beach
Muizenberg Holiday House
Muizenberg
4
8
S/C holiday home in Muizenberg
Muizenberg Seaview Cottage 
Muizenberg
1
2
Warm, welcoming seaview cottage
Whale Watchers Aptmnts
Muizenberg
32
80
Individual s/c seaside apartments
Belvedere House
Noordhoek
3
8
Family home with pool and views
Monkey Valley Resort
Noordhoek
72
144
Beach, Nature Resort
Noordhaven House
Noordhoek
3
6
Child-friendly S/C home
Noordhoek Country Retreat
Noordhoek
11
26
B&B and S/C country retreat
Noordhoek Hideaway
Noordhoek
4
8
Secluded self-catering Holiday Home
Noordhoek Place
Noordhoek
3
6
Holiday home with outdoor living
Silvermine Tented Camp
Noordhoek
6
12
Rustic & luxurious tented camp
Villa Noordhoek
Noordhoek
6
12
Cape Dutch’ style thatched villa
Beachfront Villa
Scarborough
4
10
Beachfront villa accommodation
Misty Cliffs House
Scarborough
3
6
Private beach house on the cliffs & beach
Avian Leisure
Simon’s Town
3
6
4* luxury S/C apartments
Blue Vistas Self Catering Aptment
Simon’s Town
1
2
5* luxury S/C apartment
Bosky Dell Seaside Cottages
Simon’s Town
9
20
A secret beach hide out, individual cottages
Castleton House
Simon’s Town
3
8
Seaside S/C in conservation area
Debbie’s Cottage at Grosvenor
Simon’s Town
2
4
Victorian charm S/C cottage
Felsensicht Holiday Home
Simon’s Town
3
6
Luxury 4* S/C villa
Grosvenor Villa
Simon’s Town
5
10
Modern S/C villa
Simon’s Town Beach Bungalow
Simon’s Town
3
6
Private paradise beach bungalow
Way Up Cottage
Simon’s Town
1
2
Hideaway Mountainside Cottage
Villa St James
St James
10
16
Exclusive S/C historic mansion

CLICK HERE TO BOOK OR ENQUIRE FOR YOUR DECEMBER 2014 – JANUARY 2015 SUMMER HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION IN CAPE TOWN.

Where would you rather be?

Where would you rather be?

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