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Felsensicht Holiday Home
Felsensicht Holiday Home
10 Arum Road, Murdoch Valley North, Simon's Town, Cape Town
Phone: 083 3092983
Rates High Season: From R2 255 - R3 124
Rates Off Season: From R1 595 - R1 595
Felsensicht Holiday Home is superbly situated near Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town & is ideal for families. It is a large, attractive & wonderfully comfortable home with a 180° view of False Bay from Muizenberg in the north to Cape Point in the south. It is beautifully furnished with all mod cons & is fully equipped. We are a self-catering establishment sleeping a maximum of 6 persons in 2 double rooms & 1 twin room. We have two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite with exquisite views over the Bay.
Stunning sea-facing patios allow for sunbathing, outdoor dining, whale spotting or relaxing & enjoying the glorious view. A Jetmaster fireplace & underfloor heating ensure comfort and warmth on cool winter nights. Internet hotspots are installed throughout the house for the convenience of our guests. We have two secure lock-up garages & a security company looks after the safety of our home and guests. We offer a complimentary cleaning service once a week. Please note we are a non-smoking establishment.
The house is a 2-minute walk from Fisherman's Beach (which has good boogie boarding or sea kayaking, depending on sea conditions) and a 20-minute walk from the world famous penguins at Boulders Beach.
"Self-Catering Accommodation with arguably the best view in the Peninsula":
The AA Travel Guides.
Large double garage, storage area.
Open plan kitchen/dining-room/lounge area; glass top stove with conventional oven; microwave oven; fridge-freezer; Jetmaster fireplace; DSTV; music system; underfloor heating; excellent view of the ocean whilst preparing meals or dining; guest toilet; scullery with washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer; large outdoor sea-facing patio area with deckchairs, sun umbrella, outdoor dining table and chairs and Weber for braaiing; outdoor washing line area; indigenous sloping garden area in front of, behind and above the house.
Main bedroom with bathroom en-suite (bath and shower); queen size double bed; desk with mirror; small table with two comfortable armchairs; bedside lamps; large dressing room with built in safe.
Second bedroom with double bed; built in cupboard; chest of drawers; bedside lamps; desk and chair.
Third bedroom with two single beds; two built in cupboards; comfortable armchair; bedside lamps; bookcase.
Second bathroom with bath and shower.
Sea-facing patio area with exquisite views serving all bedrooms (best views in the house, especially with a cup of coffee in hand early in the morning).
Upper floor area carpeted with underfloor heating in passage and bathrooms.
Children are welcome. We have a camp cot with mattress and bedding for your little one should he/she be less than 2 years of age.
Route from Airport via Town:
From Cape Town International Airport, take the N2 towards Cape Town. At De Waal Drive, bear left. Go towards Kirstenbosch and Muizenberg. This becomes the Blue Route (M3). At the end of the Blue Route, turn left at the T-junction and 500m further on, turn right. Keep going straight through Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, Glen Cairn and Simon’s Town.
Take the coast road from Simon's Town, travelling south towards Cape Point. After approximately 2.2 km, you will see the Boulders Beach turnoff to the left and the Simon's Town Country Club on the right. Continue for 800m past Oatlands and the Cape Times Fresh Air Camp on the right. Turn 45° right into Valley Road which climbs steeply for 50m. Turn first right into Arum Road and 30m further on, you will find number 10 (Felsensicht) on the left.
The journey from the airport to Felsensicht will take approximately an hour, depending on traffic.
GPS Co-ordinates: 34° 12’ 27.108” S; 18° 27’ 28.836” E
Services, Features and Activities
Description of Simon's Town
Simon's Town itself is a quaint and interesting little town. The Simon's Town waterfront is an extremely attractive area with a number of small boutiques selling clothing,
artistic items, bric a brac and souvenirs. There is an excellent choice of restaurants within walking and /or driving distance of Felsensicht including Seaforth Restaurant, The Meeting Place, Bertha’s, The Salty Sea Dog, Café Pescado, Just Sushi, The Quarter Deck and, 2½ km from our home towards the south, The Black Marlin.
Simon's Town is well known for its Naval Museum, Toy Museum and Simon's Town Cultural Museum.
The Scratch Patch is also an important tourist attraction where one can 'scratch' for a wide variety of beautiful gemstones.
Beaches and Sporting Activities
The Boulders Beach National Heritage Site is extremely popular with visitors. It is 2 km from the centre of Simon's Town (1 km from Felsensicht Holiday Home), and, as well as enjoying the Boulders Beach, visitors can enjoy seeing and photographing the many penguins who have taken up residence here. Fisherman's Beach is a mere 2 minute walk from our holiday home, Felsensicht. It is perfect for children and adults alike who enjoy boogie boarding and body surfing. Nearby beaches with quieter rock pools and lagoons are ideal for children, and exploring the rocks and boulders strewn along the coastline is a wonderfully rewarding activity. Sporting activities in and around the Simon's Town area include swimming, body-boarding, surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, scuba diving, big game and shore fishing, yachting at the Simon's Town yacht club, golf, squash and bowls at the Simon's Town Country Club, birding, boat trips out to sea and cycling.
Climate, History and Places of Interest
The Cape is an area which experiences a Mediterranean climate - warm summers and cool winters. The rainy season is during the winter months but often one is fortunate to enjoy clear skies and warm days during the winter season. Simon's Town itself is an historic town which grew up as a result of the naval base which was originally established here. A visit to the Victoria and Albert Waterfront in Cape Town is a must, as well as a trip up Table Mountain in the cable car. A visit to the world renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens should also be on all visitors' lists to Cape Town. The Cape Point Nature reserve is a very popular destination for visitors to Cape Town. Once at Cape Point, one can take the funicular up to the lighthouse and enjoy the glorious view of both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Further afield, one can enjoy a day out in the wine lands, sampling the excellent Cape Wines in the Stellenbosch, Swellendam, Paarl or Franschoek areas.
Ensuite Bathroom, Tea/Coffee, Bar Fridge, Satellite, Internet, Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans, French, Ita, Safe Facilities, All children welcome, SecureParking