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  • Magnificent sea and mountain views
  • Relaxing beach town, with easy access to the city by motorway
  • Elegant rooms and beautiful local artworks abound

Moonglow Guesthouse

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Simon's Town

 

-34.1639, 18.4303

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From the slopes of Glencairn Mountain, Moonglow Guesthouse is an elegant B&B that affords spectacular views over False Bay. Ideal for those who enjoy the mellow pace of coastal settlements, Moonglow will put your soul at ease.

The distinct character of each of the six en-suite rooms has grown in time, with fittings and furniture collected and lovingly arranged by the owners over many year. Discerning travellers will feel right at home in spacious wooden beds with tasteful linen and mohair blankets. Artwork, hand-crafted ceramic basins, stained glass lamps, African sculptures and views of False Bay create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. All rooms include a flat screen TV, a fridge, a heater and a fan. The communal area opens up onto the deck and offers magnificent views of the blue ocean. Soft couches and a ceramic fireplace create a cosy atmosphere, while a vast collection of books, artwork and memorabilia from Southern Africa will keep you entertained for hours. A hearty English breakfast is served overlooking False Bay, and includes bacon and eggs, toast, seasonal fruit, cereals, yoghurt, fruit juice and tea or coffee.

For most visitors the coastline of False Bay is love at first sight, but even at a second glance there is much to discover. Perched between the ocean and pristine mountains lie some of the Cape’s oldest settlements. Hidden in cobblestone alleys or tucked into colonial buildings, cafés, restaurants, antique shops and art galleries invite you to mellow down and indulge. On the other hand, the vibrant marine life, friendly beaches and rugged mountains provide more than enough entertainment for active travellers and nature lovers. Among all this seaside bliss it is easy to forget that a drive of only 30 minutes will take you into Cape Town with access to activities such as Table Mountain, the Robben Island Museum and the V&A Waterfront.

Rates & Summary


6 Guest Rooms

Each has Queen or Twin bed
En-suite shower and/or bath
Each has its individually styled decor
4 rooms direct access to the sundeck
Spectacular sea & mountain views

Pricing

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Catering

Full English Breakfast included

Why Stay Here?

From the slopes of Glencairn Mountain, Moonglow Guesthouse offers you spectacular views over False Bay, the naval harbour of Simon’s Town, and the distant Hottentots Holland mountains. Moonglow, just outside Simon’s Town, exudes an elegant, personal charm. Nestled between pristine mountains and the waters of False Bay, this well-established guesthouse gives you easy access to all the activities along the Cape Point Route, and the city centre is not too far.

Summary

  • Magnificent sea and mountain views
  • Relaxing beach town, with easy access to the city by motorway
  • Elegant rooms and beautiful local artworks abound

Privacy

Rooms 1 and 6 are more secluded.

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, swimming towels, walking shoes, binoculars for dolphin, orca and Southern Right whale spotting.

Road Conditions

Tarred roads all the way.

Activities & Attractions

  • Hiking
  • Climbing
  • Boat trips and shark tours
  • Clovelly Golf Course
  • Warrior Toy Museum
  • Boulders Beach penguins
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • Designated smoking areas

Catering & Kitchen

  • No kitchen

Utilities

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

Leisure Amenities

  • Television
  • Library

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 5km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT 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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