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  • A great base for some of the most scenic day trips in the country
  • Elegant, family-run guesthouse offers great comfort and service
  • Beautiful views of the sea and mountains

Blue Horizon Guest House

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Gordons Bay

 

-34.1586, 18.8822

About

Surrounded by indigenous fynbos high up on the slopes of the Hottentot Holland Mountains, the villa-style Blue Horizon offers stunning vistas over Gordon’s Bay and the ocean, whilst treating guests to complete comfort and warm hospitality.

Most of the rooms have balconies or patios where guests can enjoy spectacular sunsets over the ocean or the rugged grandeur of the mountains. Inside, the rooms are tastefully decorated and assure comfort with amenities such as air conditioning, satellite televisions, hair dryers, safes, wireless internet and tea/coffee facilities.

On the second floor of the guest house, the deluxe suite is particularly spacious and caters to guests who value pampered luxury. The extra length King-size bed (convertible to twins) guarantees a blissful sleep, whilst the balcony, with its panoramic views, is made for sundowners. Guests have the advantage of a full en-suite bathroom, a kitchenette for light self-catering, and a lounge area with a sleeper couch that can accommodate two children.

Also appointed with an extra length King-size bed, the deluxe room opens onto a sea-facing patio and has an en-suite shower, while one child can sleep on the ¾ sleeper couch. Larger families can take the room in conjunction with an interleading superior room. The superior rooms are close to the swimming pool, and have the same King/twin configuration, along with an en-suite shower.

To get the day off to a memorable start, the guest house’s varied breakfast offerings can be enjoyed in the dining room which opens onto a tranquil courtyard. On balmy summer days, the swimming pool provides refreshing relief, and laidback guests can relax on the surrounding sun loungers.

The ocean views are a great warm up for some fun and sun at the sparkling main beach, which is a mere 1.5 kilometres from the guest house. Just a touch further away, the beautiful Bikini Beach offers perfectly safe swimming and good protection from the wind. At the quaint Old Harbour, visitors can partake in activities ranging from boat cruises, to deep sea fishing trips and even shark cage diving. The town also has several restaurants where diners can appreciate good food and soak up the friendly seaside ambience.

Hikers can head up into the mountains to take on one of dozens of beautiful trails, while a drive along the spectacularly scenic Clarence Drive, which winds along the coastline and offers several excellent viewpoints, is well worth the effort. As the cherry on top, Cape Town is only half hour’s drive away, while the Stellenbosch winelands are even closer.

Rates & Summary


Deluxe Suite

Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Lounge with sleeper couch for 2 children
Kitchenette
Balcony with sea and mountain views

Deluxe Room

Sleeps 2 in extra length King-size/twin beds
En-suite shower
Lounge with sleeper couch for 1 child
Patio with sea and mountain views

4 Superior Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in extra length King-size/twin beds
En-suite shower
Patio with sea or mountain views

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Continental and English breakfast included

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Blue Horizon Guest House is a family-run establishment occupying a beautiful mountainside location in Gordon’s Bay, and offers tranquil bed and breakfast accommodation in six well-appointed guest rooms. The guest house’s luxurious rooms all have balconies or patios with breathtaking views of the sea and Hottentots Holland mountains. Guests are a short distance from the beaches, restaurants and friendly seaside atmosphere of Gordon’s Bay, which is an easy, scenic drive away from Cape Town.

Summary

  • A great base for some of the most scenic day trips in the country
  • Elegant, family-run guesthouse offers great comfort and service
  • Beautiful views of the sea and mountains

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

  • Swimming pool
  • 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. 

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

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

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

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

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

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

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • No babysitting
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • No shuttle service available

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe

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Cape Town & Surrounds

Western Cape

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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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