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Sunny lounge overlooking waterway

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

If you enjoy peace and quiet and love being by water but still want to be centrally situated, this cottage is for you.

Marina da Gama's whitewashed houses overlook the waterways of the Greater Zandvlei Wetlands Nature Reserve and sit at the base of the Muizenberg mountains, 1 km from Muizenberg's famous surfing and swimming beach. From there the Cape Point route begins. It is equally easy to access all the main tourist areas of Cape Town, most within 30 minutes' drive. Restaurants, coffee shops and supermarkets are nearby.

The sunny lounge and well equipped open plan kitchen overlooks the waterways. Facilities include a security system, internet access, TV, DVD player, safe, heaters, twice weekly servicing and secure parking. Use of the pool and poolside loungers and pedalo are included. The comfortable bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with extra large shower.

The deck overlooking the indigenous garden and waterways adds to the pleasure. Enjoy the birdlife whilst having your breakfast , or sip a glass of wine as the sun goes down.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Muizenberg 2 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cape Town International Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: False Bay Station 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General TV, Safe
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Western Cape region

Marina da Gama is a suburb built around the waterways of the Greater Zandvlei Wetlands Reserve about 2 kms from the golden beaches of Muizenberg on the False Bay Coastline. Muizenberg is a safe bathing area and famous for surfing and is situated at the foot of Muizenberg Peak, which is part of the Table Mountain chain of mountains stretching to Cape Point.

Marina da Gama is a very peaceful area, with great bird life (a pair of fish eagles live in the Estuary and flamingoes have returned to the area), where most residents have non motorised boats like pedaloes and canoes to explore the waterways. It is often said that one immediately feels on holiday when visiting the area, even for a day. A very high percentage of sunny days are experienced in Marina da Gama, even when the weather is inclement elsewhere.

From here one can explore the Cape Point route from Muizenberg to St James, trendy Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, historic Simonstown, visiting the penguins of Boulders Beach before reaching Cape Point - a wonderfully scenic drive.

Restaurants and coffee shops abound in Muizenberg and especially in Kalk Bay, which is only a 10 minute drive away.

Golf courses are found in nearby Clovelly and Westlake, Silvermine Nature Reserve offers many hikes and the wine farms of Steenberg and Constantia are a few kilometers away. There is a yacht club on the other side of the estuary.

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Calendar last updated:25 Sep 2014

Based in South Africa

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