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Exquisite beach front apartment facing Table Mountain & Robben Island

Rachel and Alan Pickering

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Exquisite beach front apartment facing Table Mountain & Robben Island

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Bloubergstrand Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 (5th person on Blow Up mattress)

Welcome to Big Bay, home to windsurfers, kite surfers and surfers. This stunning top floor apartment, 3rd floor, is situated in a secure complex. The balcony and master bedroom have panoramic views of Robben Island, Table Mountain, Lions head, Robben Island, Devils Peak, stretches of white beaches and the spectacular Atlantic Ocean sunsets.

You are away from the hustle and bustle of the city yet only 15 min drive from it!

We were captivated by this beautiful city and now we feel proud to be able to show others what they are missing. Big Bay is wonderful. You not only have a constant view but it is situated on the edge of a beautiful residential area. Following this is miles and miles of conservation area that quite literally goes on forever. In Spring (Sep) this whole area is one big carpet of flowers and is breathtaking. We loved Camps Bay, Hout Bay and the surrounding areas but when you sit on the balcony and watch the sun set or the flicker of the city lights at night you truly feel you are away from it all in Big Bay. You have the luxury of enjoying the best view in all of the Western Cape.

Out and About: Whether driving into Cape Town or to the Waterfront there is ample to do and eat. A brand new waterfront area has opened on the beach front and has ample restaurants and shops to enjoy. The world famous Spier Wine estate's MOYO restaurant experience has opened its doors on the beach front too. Enjoy a beach extravaganza of board walks and fun right on your doorstep! Further afield there is Canal Walk which has a big casino which incorporates an ice rink, movies, top restaurants and arcade for children. You can also take a boat cruise from the V & A waterfront. There are many different ones-see the whales, the seals, the penguins, Robben Island or just relax on a sunset cruise. Drive to Cape Point, where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean, and climb to the point. Here you are at the tip of Africa!

For adrenaline junkies there is abseiling off Table Mountain, Swimming with the great white sharks, paragliding and hang gliding. You can also fly in an ex-Vietnam US marine corps Huey helicopter which takes you round the coast and straight past the apartment. Just pass Big Bay there is sand surfing amongst the white dunes-an amazing experience. Follow this with quad biking in the bush-a must do! All this within 40 min of your apartment.

A representative will meet you at the apartment when you arrive and leave. A local contact number will be provided should there be any queries-this includes what to do! Any additional requests can be discussed.

Internet can be provided but must be requested before your stay. It is pay-as-you-go system. The wifi is wireless but is not high speed. An initial charge of £15 will provide you with 3GB of data. This is payable on booking. Should you need any additional data this can be purchased yourselves at the local shop,details of which are provided on booking.

Please be aware that the internet speed can drop down at certain times of the day. Unfortunately this is out of our control.

The modem is portable though so can be taken out and about.

Please enquire with us if you would be interested in using wifi whilst on your holiday.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rachel and Alan Pickering (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wendy and Graham - South Africa (August 2007)

'Fantastic views apartment stunning. Will certainly be back.'

Alan and Sue - England (August 2007)

'After 2 years we have returned and the experience and the accomodation is every bit as good as we remember it! A great location for a holiday, we'll be back again.'

Sue and Steve - Yorkshire (February 2007)

'Fantastic location with views to die for, lovely apartment, hope to visit again.

Gary and Emma - England (December 2006)

'Loved our visit to your lovely apartment during Xmas. Very comfortable with fantastic views and golden sunsets.'

John and Maria - Alicante (September 2006)

'Very pleasant stay in your apartment which was well equipped. Views are fantastic, so relaxing with fabulous sunsets. Area easy access to supermarkets, shopping malls etc.'

Lucy - North Wales (April 2006)

'The flat is lovely and I was blown away with the views. Had a great time.'
Nov 2007
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Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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based on 13 traveler reviews

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Exquisite beach front apartment facing Table Mountain & Robben Island
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews

Home from home. A very enjoyable experience.

  • 5 of 5

First & foremost; the owners, Rachel & Alan, are a pleasure to deal with, as was Rachel's Dad, Steve, the local 'contact point'. All communications were answered promptly, politely, and importantly, honestly, and all instructions clear and precise! The apartment is exactly as described; what-you-see is what-you-get; it's a delight!

This was our sixth visit to the Cape area, but the first time we had taken the 'risk' of renting an apartment, rather than staying in a city hotel, and we couldn't really have asked for much more. We felt right at home, comfortable and relaxed, from the moment we stepped through the front door.

For those who are self-catering we found the 'Seaside Village' complex (just 500m along the road) to be a much better option than 'Eden' with a great Checkers supermarket, and a Woolworths Food outlet.

For those who prefer not to self-cater, locally, in 'Seaside Village', we can highly recommend 'Cape Town Fish Market' and 'ColCacchio' a Pizza/Pasta/Salad house; both very tasty with great service; while just 2/3K down the road into Blouberg there is a 'Cattle Baron' for excellent steaks. (Don't be put off by the 'shabby' looking exterior; inside it's great, and the steaks are to die for!).

Location wise, the apartment is at the north-end of the Bloubergstrand reach, so, realistically, is a good 30 minute drive to the Cape Town Waterfront, but once you've done it a couple of times, you get used to the added distance to get to the city. Conversely, it's only a 30+ minute drive north to West Coast National Park area. Access to all main areas of interest is easy with good freeway/highway connectivity to the winelands, Cape-Point peninsular, and southern coast.

To be fair, there is one downside to the apartment! It's on the third floor, so while views are great, across Table Bay to Robben Island and Table Mountain... there is no lift... so, as my wife pointed out on a number of occasions... there are 48 stair-steps from the under-cover car-park to the landing, and all baggage has to be man-handled up & down; certainly not a huge issue, but worth noting... but once you're inside with a nice cold glass of wine, admiring the views, the 'mountaineering' is soon forgotten!

Would we rent here again... most certainly YES. Would we recommend... most certainly YES. All in all, a very enjoyable experience. Thank-you.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing apartment..

  • 5 of 5

I really can't talk highly enough of this fabulous apartment.. Had absolutely everything we could have wanted, the beds were so comfortable and the kitchen and living room area were fantastic. The apartment really is a home from home.. I loved it so much and wished we could have stayed for longer. The location is perfect, shops and restaurants a walk away... The view is fabulous from the balcony.. I can't wait to go again..

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Superschöne Ferienwohnung am Rande von Kapstadt!

  • 5 of 5

Am Ende einer vierwöchigen Südafrika-Reise haben wir eine Woche in dieser tollen Ferienwohnung mit unseren zwei Söhnen gelebt. Wir waren von der Wohnung total begeistert. Es war die beste Unterkunft unserer gesamten Reise. Die Beschreibung entspricht absolut der Realität. Auch die bereits vorhandenen Rezessionen sind nicht übertrieben. Der nahe gelegene superschöne Strand, die sehr guten Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, der phantastische Blick, die gute Anbindung an Kapstadt (ca. 20-30min, falls nicht gerade Berufsverkehr ist, dann auch bis zu 50 min), die großzügige Wohnung mit sehr guter Ausstattung (Waschmaschine, Trockner, Spülmaschine), die Sauberkeit der Wohnung, die Sicherheit ... Allenfalls würde man sich noch W-Lan dazu wünschen, um ins Internet zu kommen. Wenn wir wieder einmal nach Kapstadt kommen, dann bestimmt auch wieder in diese Wohnung!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: "At the end of a four week holiday in South Africa we lived a week in this great holiday apartment with our two sons. We were absolutely delighted with the apartment. It was the best hotel of our entire trip. The description corresponds to absolute reality. The existing recessions are not exaggerated. The nearby super beautiful beach, the excellent shopping, the fantastic views, excellent access to Cape Town (about 20-30 minutes, if not exactly rush hour, then up to 50 min), the spacious apartment with very good amenities (washing machine , dryer, dishwasher), the cleanliness of the apartment, the security ... At most, you would still want WiFi to to get on the internet. When we come back again to Cape Town, then be back in this apartment!" ~Translated into English.

An amazing property with an incredible view

  • 5 of 5

An amazing property with an incredible view to the sea, the property was very nice and clean and the owner provide a great customer service.

Hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment. Lovely decor, very clean and had everything we needed for our stay with 3 young children. The safety gate for the balcony was an added bonus with our youngest! Amazing sunsets from the balcony.

We used to always stay in the centre of Cape Town, but this was much better. Although a car is a must. Beach was very close. Icecream and snack vans were there for cool drinks, and we could walk to a number of restaurants for lunch. Two handy shopping centres (walking distance) nearby for provisions. Lots of restaurants nearby no matter what your taste or requirement, even for children. Although our favourtie was definitely Doodles. We went back a few times! Kids play area outside and really good food. We went back another night without the kids and the bar was brilliant! Great band.

From the moment I sent my first enquiry to Rachel & Alan, everything went really smoothly. Their advice was really useful (even to regular visitors to Cape Town). We hope to stay in their lovely apartment again the next time we're in South Africa.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Immaculate home from home

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is immaculate and in the perfect location for exploring Cape Town and the surrounding areas. It is only a 20 minute drive into the Town Centre and a 5 minute walk to all the shops and bars of Eden on the Bay. It is situated in a beautiful area with fantastic views and all amenities within walking distance. The kitchen has everything you will need for a comfortable home from home stay and all the rooms are bright clean and spacious. There is an abundance of towels and extra bedding if needed. The views from the balcony are breathtaking and you can sit and watch the sun go down next to Robben Island. If you take a drive around the coast please visit Hout Bay and watch the locals feeding the seals on the quayside or around the other side of the mountain just past Simons town is a restaurant called the Black Marlin which is in a wonderful location with great food. The Waterfront is also somewhere you can spend a day or two with plenty of attractions, shopping, bars, boat excursions and street entertainers. A visit up the mountain is a must but ensure you get there early and make sure there's no cloud in the forecast. All in all, although we had family in the area it was nice to have a place we could have of our own and somewhere to relax comfortably after a long busy day sightseeing. Definite excellent recommendation!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Cape Town International
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Cape Town City centre
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Car: necessary

Bloubergstrand is situated opposite Table Bay which allows it to have the best views in the Western Cape. The picture postcard photos are taken all along this beach. It is also one of the top beaches in the world for kite surfing.

A brand new Waterfront area has opened in front of the apartment. (500m away) There are stunning restaurants and cafes right on the beach as well as a multitude of shops. You can fine dine or simply grab a coffee on the decked promenade and watch the sea roll in on the beach. You can walk to it all! Everything you need is right on your doorstep and best of all the views from the apartment are not compromised due to its much higher position.

If you dont feel like driving, a fantastic new bus system has been introduced in Cape Town called 'MY CITI BUS' These busses are wonderful for using to get around both the area and to Cape Town cente. The bus stop is situated just outside to the left of the complex and the stop/route is called F14-Big Bay.

We have used it ourselves and its so slick, easy and very cheap!.

To use this bus system you do need to purchase a special payment card that is 'loaded' with your bus money and you then use this to pay for your journeys. No cash is accepted on the busses. We can provide all the information should you need it.

A world class golf course is 5 minutes down the road-Atlantic Beach golf course along with sand boarding and quad biking.. The wine lands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are roughly a 35 minute drive away.

Other Activities: Sand surfing, quad biking, parachuting

Golf: Atlantic Beach Golf Estate is 2 km from the apartment. The qualifiers for the European Open was held at this golf course. It is spread along the coast and is set amongst a secure residential estate. It too has the views of the sea and Table Mountain.


Rates & Availability

From £55 Per night

Bloubergstrand Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Mid season
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Peak season
Dec 1 2015 - Jan 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Mid season
Feb 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low season
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Internet-If chosen £15.00
Cleaning £20.00
Refundable damage deposit £150.00
Notes Non refundable 25% of booking payable on date of booking.
Balance of payment due 6 weeks before arrival.
Should the arrival date be less than 6 weeks away then full payment to be made on booking
No refund is given after final payment is made.
On bookings of 10 nights and more a discounted rate can be discussed.
If paying by card an additional admin fee will be charged-info given on enquiry.

Cancellation Policy

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Bloubergstrand Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 97 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom main - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom ensuite - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom main - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Blow Up mattress for 5th person
  • Master bedroom has views of the sea. We can provide a blow up mattress with full bed linen which will enable a 5th person to stay in the apartment. The mattress can be placed in the lounge, master bedroom or in the second bedroom as a tight fit.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
24 hour security on site. Access via security guards on remote controlled gates.Two parking spaces in secure garage under apartment. There is a lovely little wooden play park for children in the complex, Leather lounge suite and mahogany wood. Granite surfaces in kitchen with slate tiled floor. Gloss tiled finish to floors. Modern and stylish finish.

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