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  • Right on the calm waters of Marina Da Gama lagoon
  • Comfortable, elegant open-plan living
  • Many attractions a short drive away

Waterside Cottage

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

2km from Muizenberg


-34.0938, 18.4783


Waterside Cottage is a great base for a Cape Town holiday. Situated at the side of the Marina da Gama lagoon, it has lovely mountain views from a small garden filled with shrubs, flowers, a beautiful pink and orange bougainvillea, and a tall palm tree. The glass doors of the lounge open up completely for an inside-outside flow. This is open-plan living at its best, with all the usual amenities. Decor is fresh and clean with maple laminate floors and hand-sourced signature pieces of furniture.

The waterside bedroom has views of the water and doors opening to the garden, with a queen-size, extra-long bed for a dreamy night's sleep. The courtyard bedroom has a double bed, with doors opening to the courtyard and morning sun. The bathroom has a shower over the bath. The fully equipped kitchen includes an oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, blender - everything you could want.

Literally one minute's walk away is a little row of shops for fresh bread, milk, papers and a friendly local restaurant offering great food and pizzas. A full information folder in the cottage contains lots of tourist info and recommended restaurants and cafes. 

Even the locals agree that Waterside Cottage is one of the best positioned houses in the area, offering privacy, beautiful views and security. 

Rates & Summary


Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
One queen bed, one double bed
Study with full size office desk
Light living room opening to garden
Fully equipped open plan kitchen
Barbecue in garden


  • R 1 100 pn Apr - Nov
  • R 1 400 pn Dec - Mar
  • R 1 300 pn (7 or more nights)
  • R 1 200 pn Apr - Nov '15

Price is for the whole cottage
Minimum stay 5 nights - up to 4 people




Children are most welcome and adore playing in the boats and swimming in the lagoon. There is no fence between the lawn and the water so guests must take responsibility for children at all times.

Why Stay Here?

Waterside Cottage is a private lagoon-side cottage with lovely mountain views from the garden. Waterside Cottage is a perfect holiday base that offers open-plan living at its best. It has all amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen and a barbecue in the garden. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your stay. 


  • Right on the calm waters of Marina Da Gama lagoon
  • Comfortable, elegant open-plan living
  • Many attractions a short drive away

Things to consider Bringing

Binoculars for bird watching, sunblock, hat, walking shoes, beach towels.

Activities & Attractions

  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Swim in the lagoon
  • Walk to Park Island Nature Reserve
  • Golf at nearby Royal Cape or Westlake


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Verandah / patio
  • Fireplace
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Periodic housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Full Kitchen
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric stove
  • Fridge and freezer
  • Basic cleaning materials


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

Leisure Amenities

  • Television
  • Library
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception

Access & Convenience

  • Limited wheelchair friendliness
  • Child friendly
  • Pets allowed by arrangement
  • Covered parking
  • Nearest shops within 500m
  • Nearest fuel within 1km


  • Credit cards accepted




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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