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  • Beautiful sea views with an impressive mountainous backdrop
  • Walking distance to the beach and harbour
  • The best of the Cape is all within driving range to explore

Berg en Zee Guest House

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Gordons Bay


-34.1635, 18.8632


Appropriately named Berg and Zee, meaning ‘mountain and sea’ this homely guest house in Gordon’s Bay is set at the foot of the Hottentots Holland mountains, facing the Indian Ocean, and allows guests to enjoy scenic views of both these spectacular natural wonders.

In the imposing Cape Dutch style residence, a mix of Oregon pine wood and terracotta tiled floors works in harmony with antique furniture and bright artwork to give a true home-from-home atmosphere. Mirroring the building’s façade, the eight guest rooms are decorated in an opulent Cape Dutch fashion, but have modern comforts such as satellite televisions, hairdryers, fridges, electric blankets, safes, ceiling fans and air conditioning and heating. After settling in, guests can make a cup of tea or coffee and admire the views while sitting on their furnished balconies.

Accessed directly from the street, the standard rooms consist of three doubles and three family rooms, each with showers over large baths. With a safe swimming beach just across the road, the guest house will appeal to both adults and children alike, making it a perfect base for a seaside family holiday. 

The top floor of the building is reserved for the Junior Penthouse and Penthouse suites, which both have King-size beds and full en-suite bathrooms. With its double shower and panoramic views across the ocean towards Cape Point, the Penthouse suite is a romantic honeymoon room.

Guests in the penthouses have the advantage of a kitchenette and can make use of braai facilities on the balconies.

After falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean, guests wake up to an appetising breakfast served in the dining area, which opens onto a comfortable lounge with a fireplace. A particularly special feature is the wine cellar, which has been converted into a charming TV lounge. 

Guests won’t be at a loss for things to do while staying at Berg en Zee. Sunny days can be spent at the swimming beach or at the picturesque Bikini Beach, which has Blue Flag status and is sheltered from the wind. Gordon’s Bay also has a variety of beachfront restaurants and cafes where guests can park off and soak up the Mediterranean style atmosphere.

A bumble along the spectacular coastal road, Clarence Drive, is well worth your time, as are day trips to Cape Town and Stellenbosch, both around 30 minutes’ drive away. The list of activities and attractions is overwhelmingly long, but Berg en Zee owner Jackie and her team will gladly help you plan an itinerary that will best suit your tastes and timeframes.

Rates & Summary

3 Double Rooms

Second floor rooms
Each sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite shower over bath
Balcony with sea views

3 Family Rooms

First floor rooms
Each sleeps 4 in Queen and twin beds
En-suite shower over bath
Balcony with sea views

Junior Penthouse

Top floor room
Sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite shower and bath
Large balcony with braai
Panoramic sea views

Penthouse Suite

Top floor room
Sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite shower and bath
Large balcony with braai
Panoramic sea views


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Continental and English breakfast included


Children of all ages welcome in family rooms.

Why Stay Here?

Situated a few minutes’ walk from the popular Bikini Beach in Gordon’s Bay, with all the attractions of the Cape within range, Berg en Zee Guest House offers bed and breakfast accommodation in eight guest rooms, and is an ideal venue for a beachside holiday. The guest house is rich with charm and occupies a lovely location at the foot of a mountain range, across the road from a pristine swimming beach. All the guest rooms have balconies with beautiful sea views, the best of which are reserved for the opulent top floor Penthouse Suite. 


  • Beautiful sea views with an impressive mountainous backdrop
  • Walking distance to the beach and harbour
  • The best of the Cape is all within driving range to explore

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird /whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Nearby: beaches, Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfont, golf courses, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hiking, penguin colony, Two Oceans Aquarium, wine tasting, arts and crafts, historical attractions, Cape Town bus tours.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Heater included
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • No Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Fridge or minibar


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Satellite television

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 5km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted


  • Personal safe




Cape Town & Surrounds

Western Cape


Cape Town is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With dramatic mountains, a long stretch of Atlantic coastline and a picturesque working harbour, there are few cities in the world to rival “The Fairest Cape”, as explorer Sir Francis Drake described the place in 1580.

The city of Cape Town is regularly voted as one of the best tourist destinations (and cities to live in) in the world – and its Mediterranean climate, superb natural attractions, historic landmarks, fabulous restaurants and fun places to hang out offer all the ingredients for a top holiday destination.

Table Mountain dominates the city’s landscape and Table Mountain National Park is a national treasure and World Heritage Site.

The Cape Floristic Kingdom is known for its incredible botanical heritage and the Table Mountain National Park has more floral species than the British Isles. Stopping to smell the fynbos has an altogether new meaning in this part of the world.

Robben Island is another World Heritage Site worth visiting. Struggle heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and many others were incarcerated here during apartheid and taking the Robben Island Tour is a must on any trip to Cape Town.

The city is loosely divided by Table Mountain into four sections: Cape Town Central, Cape Town South, Cape Town North and Cape Town East.

Cape Town Central incorporates the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, Green Point, Mouille Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. There are loads of things on offer in this part of the world, so it’s a good idea to focus on the field of interest/activities that excite you and take it from there.

A trip to the top of Table Mountain is an absolute must (especially if you’ve never done it before). The views on a clear day will give you a clear perspective of the gorgeous city below and you can see as far as Robben Island and beyond.

If history is your thing, there are numerous museums and attractions close to the city centre. The Castle of Good Hope was built between 1666 and 1679 and is the oldest building in South Africa. It is a good place to start your tour of the city, which incorporates historic attractions such as the Bo-Kaap Museum, the District Six Museum, The Company’s Garden, City Hall and the Grand Parade, among many other notable historic attractions.

For shopping and entertainment, the V&A Waterfront is the epicentre of Cape Town and attracts high numbers of international tourists daily. Long Street is a good place to hang out for restaurants, bars and nightlife and Camps Bay is the place to see and be seen around cocktail hour.

The drive along Chapman’s Peak is one of the most scenic drives in the world but you need to do your homework as the route is periodically closed. Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay is another great place to visit, with its fun restaurants, great beaches and perfect views.

Cape Town South stretches from Noordhoek to Observatory and incorporates some of Cape Town’s most popular suburbs, including Constantia, Fish Hoek, Rondebosch, Simon’s Town and Muizenberg, to mention just a few.

Constantia is popular for its wonderful restaurants and wine estates and the Constantia Wine Route is a big attraction for foodies and wine-lovers. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens offers hectares of greenery and regular concerts in the warm summer months. There are also various hiking trails on offer.

Take a day trip to Simon’s Town and make sure you visit the statue of Just Nuisance, as well as the scenic Boulders Beach. Noordhoek is a great place for riding horses on the beach and the restaurants are very family friendly. For fresh fish and laid-back vibes, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg are the business. Fish Hoek is popular for seaside activities and antique shops and is a real favourite.

Cape Town North incorporates the Cape Town International Airport, Parow, Milnerton, Durbanville, Table View, as well as Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand. The north is a developed business centre that continues to grow rapidly. For chill-out time, Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand are popular for walks on the beach and outdoor sports.  Shoppers will enjoy Century City and Canal Walk, and for those who love a tipple or two, The Durbanville Wine Route also falls into the northern region.

Cape Town East is made up of Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West, Strand, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Eersterivier, Macassar and Strandfontein. The region is pretty spectacular as the small coastal towns sit below the imposing Hottentots Holland Mountains and there are fantastic beaches such as Bikini Beach, Strand Beach and Kogel Bay. Here you’ll also find the Helderberg Nature Reserve, Wolfgat Nature Reserve and Edith Stephens Wetland Park.

Look out for

Scenic Cape Point with its sheer cliffs, rugged landscapes, fauna, flora and bold ocean views.

A cable-car trip up Table Mountain to get the view of the incredible landscape of the city. If you’ve done the touristy cable-car thing then take one of the many mountain trails.

V&A Waterfront – spend time enjoying all the facilities at the V&A Waterfront, including the abundance of shopping and restaurant venues. For children, The Two Oceans Aquarium is a winner.

The magnificent beaches of Clifton, Muizenberg, Hout Bay, Bloubergstrand. You are spoilt for choice in and around the Mother City.

Historical sites are a must – including Robben Island, the Castle of Good Hope, the District Six Museum and Bo-Kaap.

Long Street by night. Enjoy the friendly fun vibes of this stretch of tarmac as it comes to life when the sun goes down.

While away the hours at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the green lung of the city. Look out for the schedule of summer concerts.

Visit the Constantia Wine Route for a touch of history and some of the country’s finest wines and restaurants that continually make it onto the best-of lists.

Drive along the southern coastline and visit places such as Noordhoek, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Stop off at Kalk Bay for fresh fish at the harbour.

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