Winter 2012 Getaways in the Cape

Winter often has negative connotations – we think of chilly days, layers of clothing and hibernating! However this is often the best time to explore and escape the winter blues and the winter chills with a winter getaway. Not only are there surprising crisp sunny days, there are fantastic deals and lots to do. And if in doubt find a good restaurant with a good fireplace!

Read our article from May 2011 for some of the wonderful things to do on the Cape Point Route in winter – from exploring lighthouses, to shark cage diving, sea kayaking, scuba diving, surfing, horse-riding, wine tasting and hiking.

Plan your winter getaway in the Cape with some of these superb offers and places to stay. If you get stuck or need advice – call Cape Point Route to help plan your winter getaway and discover the intrigue of winter travel in Cape Town and take advantage of the off-season travel deals and activities.

Sunbird Mountain Lodge: Hout Bay
Getaway this winter to the beauty  and serenity of a forested mountain retreat in Hout Bay.  Peace and tranquility at 20% off the current winter rates for B&B or self-catering accommodation will have you indulging in winter luxury, feeling far away from Cape Town city yet close enough to ensure a hassle free journey! Plus you have the benefit  and accessibility of  the city should you desire it – restaurants, shopping or attractions! Read More.. 

Sacred Mountain Lodge: Noordhoek
Noordhoek is family friendly and Sacred Mountain is offering a 50% discount and kids under 10 stay free for the Cape Town school holidays. (22 June – 16 July 2012). Escape to the country on your doorstep: B&B or self-catering accommodation in the heart of Noordhoek – beautiful forested garden fireplaces, squirrels, birdlife, country air, children’s playhouse & trampoline!  The perfect destination for a fun-filled get-away with your kids with lots of events and things to do….and for mom and dad, romantic candlelit jacuzzi set in wooded wellness spa offering a range of therapies, hearty home cooked meals available using free range and organic products. Walk a few minutes up the road to the Noordhoek Farm Village with children’s play park, craft shops, endless activities designed for children, 4 well known recommended restaurants, farm deli and coffee shops.  Walk to Noordhoek beach or take a 2 hour leisurely sunset or morning horseride…enjoy our warm hospitality in the peaceful surroundings of Sacred Mountain Lodge. T&C’s: Min stay 2 nights. Max 2 children stay free. Read More…

Boulders Beach Lodge:  Simon’s Town
It doesn’t get better than this. 50% off all accommodation at Boulders Beach Lodge for the month of June 2012.  It is a magical time of year in Simon’s Town and with the penguin colony on your doorstep and superb views of False Bay in the secret season, you will stay for more than a night at these prices. Please note that the special does not include breakfast HOWEVER with a R29 breakfast special for full seaside breakfast – we don’t think you will go hungry! Read More… 

Bosky Dell Seaside Cottages: Simon’s Town
Bosky Dell (sheltered place) is perhaps the last secret hide-out of the Cape. In a truly unique setting directly above the iconic Boulders Beach, it seems lost in time… With 5 self-catering cottages sleeping from 2 people to 6 people – Bosky Dell offers simple, comfy, peaceful and very private accommodation in buildings dating back to 1850. Winter rates range from R250 per person sharing per night. Read More…

Moonglow Guesthouse:  Glencairn, Simon’s Town
This fantastic Winter Warmer from Moonglow Guesthouse is valid from  June to August 2012.  You get to stay for two nights at R365 per person sharing per night. Enjoy a glass of red wine in front of the fire in the evening before going to dinner. Wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast the next morning while soaking up the winter sun and the views across False Bay. You might even spot a whale from the balcony! Read More…

Bella Ev Guesthouse: Muizenberg
1. Stay 2 nights in our Napoleon Main Bedroom and receive a complimentary Ottoman dinner with Ottoman coffee and specialty cake for dessert. Price: R1200 per night including breakfast.
2. Stay 2 nights in one of our beautiful Standard Double Rooms and receive a complimentary authentic Ottoman coffee and specialty cake. Price: R990 per night including breakfast.
3. Stay 3 nights in one of our beautiful Standard Double Rooms and receive a discounted rate of R890 per night including breakfast. Read More… 

Whale Watchers Apartments: Muizenberg
The Whale of a special is still on… Valid 15 May – 15 August 2012. Book this beachfront accommodation to see the whales from your balcony in Muizenberg. Pay for 3 nights and get the 4th night FREE! Quote Whale of a Special when making your booking! Please note that free nights are not transferable to 3rd parties. Variety of self-catering apartments to suit singles, couples, families or groups.  Read More…  

OTHER GREAT WINTER DEALS: 

Around About Cars:
Coming to the Cape and need to get around town. Around About Cars offers personalised Cape Town car hire and a wide selection of car rentals at great value. Winter specials include vehicles from R162 per day! Get yourself to Cape Point or around the Cape Point Route – the roads are in good condition and all attractions well signposted! Contact AAC for reliable and personal service to ensure a wonderful holiday. Read More… 

Learn to Surf:  Muizenberg
We’ve told you before and we will tell you again but surfing in the Cape is best in winter- conditions are peachy!! This winter Learn 2 Surf is offering a massive discount on lessons – save R450 if you book 4 group surf lessons, anytime during June and July in Muizenberg.  That means that 4 lessons will cost you R950 in total, which is less than R250 per lesson with professional instructors at one of the best beaches to learn to surf in the country. Read More… 

So don’t hibernate this winter! Get out and about to discover the delights of a winter escape in Cape Town. Beat the crowds, explore, discover, get great deals and you’ll learn why us locals call this the secret season!

Cape Point Route offers day tourspackagesaccommodationactivities and car hire in Cape Town’s south peninsula. Call 021 782 9356 or visit www.capepointroute.co.za

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