Melkbos Beach Cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Melkbos Beach Cottage is situated in Melkbosstrand which is regarded as the start of the ever-growing Cape West Coast. Melkbosstrand is a favourite with locals and offers hours of beach strolling, surfing, sunsets to put most sunsets to shame, and the much photographed view of Table Mountain and Robben Island.
The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen and an open-plan dining and lounge area; there is a four-seater table that leads onto the balcony with sea views. There are two bedrooms; the main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has two single beds. There is also a sleeper couch and a full bathroom with a bath and shower. The balcony boasts lovely views of Table Mountain; Table Bay and Robben Island.
Melkbosstrand is nonetheless an ideal and extremely pretty base from which to explore both Cape Town and the West Coast, particularly as the Durbanville Winelands are close by. The Boland Mountains offer a number of wonderful day trips through valleys hung with vines and mountains looming in the background.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||van Riebeeckstrand|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Sea view|
|General||TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Western Cape region
Melkbosstrand's 7km-long stretch of white sand beckons visitors to slip off their sandals and enjoy a stress-relieving stroll.
Melkbosstrand (“milkwood beach” in Afrikaans) is the first village one encounters on a drive north from Cape Town along the Cape's West Coast. Bathed by the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, “Melkbos”, as it is better known by locals, is the ideal location for long, lazy walks along the beach, surfing, safe swimming, kitesurfing, crayfishing, boating, windsurfing, Diving, spectacular sunsets and beautiful views of Robben Island and Table Mountain.
Melkbos is renowned for its seafood, which is served at a number of local restaurants. The area also boasts a number of golf courses, Ratanga Junction theme park, Grand West Casino, Canal Walk shopping centre and the seasonal wild flowers of the West Coast.
Durbanville winelands and the Boland mountains are in close proximity, and nature lovers have a choice of many rambles through the nearby Koeberg Nature Reserve, where scenery includes cliffs, sand dunes and beaches.
Other activities available are Paint Ball, Motorised Go Carting and tobogganing.
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