Bliss Cottage is a cosy free-standing holiday home situated 300 m from the beach in the Blaauwberg Region, 19 km north of the Cape Town city centre. Our comfortable, well-appointed home from home has a 3-star grading from the South African Tourism Grading Council and is the ideal self-catering haven from which to explore the delights of Cape Town and its surrounds.
Sleeps 4 in 2 separate bedrooms. Main bedroom (with queen-size double bed, high-definition satellite TV) opens onto a private enclosed patio. Second bedroom with two single beds
One bathroom with bath/shower combo, washbasin & toilet
Lounge/dining-room with satellite TV & DVD opens onto private enclosed outdoor patio with built-in barbecue.
Open-plan kitchen, fully equipped with cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, fridge/freezer, microwave, 4-plate electric stove & oven, dishwasher & Britta water purifier
Lock-up single garage with washing machine & dryer
All linen, towels and beach towels supplied.
Dining: Bliss Cottage is a self-catering establishment. However, you'll find a wide variety of bars and restaurants within a 1-10 km radius, including the ever-popular local hang-out Doodles, 200 m down the road (breakfast/lunch/dinner/drinks). Other dining in the area includes MOYO, a true African experience at Eden on the Bay (3 km). Here you will also find a wide array of breakfast and dining options with ocean views including Ciao Baby Cucina (Italian) and Cafe Sofia Beach Bar. All along Marine Drive (2-3 km from the front door) are a number of dining options and bars with great ocean and mountain views, including Primi Blue and Col-cacchios (really good pizzas), News Cafe, Ocean Basket and the excellent Blowfish Restaurant at Dolphin Beach Hotel (really good sushi and fresh fish). Toward Bloubergstrand is Ons Huisie (traditional food) and On The Rocks (seafood).
Public Transport: Catch the efficient and frequent My CiTi bus service at the Shell Road feeder station 400m from the front door. This means you can get to and from the airport without a vehicle (depending on luggage), enjoy a stress-free ride to the city centre, the Gardens & the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront where a myriad of tourist and sight-seeing opportunities are on offer. At the V&A you can also catch the ever popular City Hop-on, Hop-off double-decker open-top sightseeing bus - the easy, fun way to explore the city and Peninsula sights including Table Mountain Cable Car, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Cape Point Nature Reserve.
A number of reliable taxi services are on offer as well as a variety of car rental services.
Entertainment: Within a radius of 1-10 km you'll find a wide variety of bars, restaurants, shopping malls, cinemas, a very well-equipped Virgin Active gym as well as two links golf courses. The beach front is a year-round hotspot for jogging, cycling, roller-blading, and kite-surfing. On nearby Rietvlei nature reserve you can windsurf and water-ski, while the many beaches in the vicinity are a favourite hangout for local surfers. Mountain-biking and hiking are available at Koeberg Nature Reserve where you can spot Springbok, Eland, Zebra, Bontebok, Blesbok, angulated tortoises and even the odd Cape Cobra, to name but a few. Blaauwberg is also the gateway to the Cape West Coast where the annual flower season in Spring (August to October) remains one of nature's most magnificent displays of beauty. Between August and November you may even spot whales playing in the bay.
We stayed for five days in Louise´s lovely apartment and we just loved it. Very uncomplicated and friendly welcome. Louise just tried to think about everything and she tries to make everything as easy as possible to her guest`s. The rooms are very clean and spacy. The kitchen is very good equipped. The design is a good mixture of elegance and comfort. We just enjoyed to have our meals on the terrace. The beach with a wonderful view at the table mountain is just in walking distance. We are quite sure that we will book Bliss cottage again if we return to Cape Town.
Bliss Cottage is situated in the Blaauwberg Region, 19 km north of Cape Town. Only 300 m from the front door, you can enjoy the sandy white beaches of the Blaauwberg Coast which arguably offers the most spectacular views of Table Mountain across Table Bay as well as Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and many other political prisoners were incarcerated. Things to see & do include: Kite-surfing & wind-surfing at a variety of local surfing spots, including Blaauwberg and Big Bay, close by; Easy access to city, Table Mountain, Winelands & west coast flowers (in season); Wide variety of restaurants within 500m – 2 km; Links golf at Atlantic Beach or Milnerton Golf course;
Virgin Active Gym 5 min away; Bird-watching, sailing, water-skiing & wind-surfing at Rietvlei nature reserve; Milnerton Waterpark 5 min away; Quick access to shopping malls, cinema complexes and theatres, including V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk, Grand West Casino & Artscape theatre complex; visitors information centre 2 km away.
Other Activities: kite-surfing, Virgin Active Gym, bird-watching
Golf: Bliss Cottage is situated close to two links golf courses, ie Milnerton Golf Course (8.5 km) and Atlantic Beach (10 km). Other golfing opportunities abound on courses in and around Cape Town and the Cape Winelands with 20 golf courses within a 8 - 60 km radius from Bliss Cottage. These include Royal Cape, King David, Rondebosch, Steenberg, Durbanville, Mowbray, The River Club, Westlake, Clovelly, Simon's Town, Boschenmeer, De Zalze, Devonvale, Stellenbosch, Erinvale, Somerset West and Pearl Valley.
Public Transport: Shell Road feeder station of MyCiti Bus Service 500 m from door. Connects with Cape Town city center, V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk, Melkbosstrand, Gardens, Sea Point, Hout Bay and Cape Town international airport.
Kite-boarding, Wind-surfing and Surfing schools within 5 km. Blaauwberg is a world-renowned kite-boarding destination attracting champion boarders from every corner of the globe.
Adventure activities: Paragliding from Signal Hill, Shark Diving, Skydiving, Rafting, Quad Biking and Sandboarding can be arranged on request.
Hiking and Mountain-biking: Easy access to numerous hiking and mountain bike trails, including Koeberg Nature Reserve where you can walk or ride among Zebra, Angulated Tortoises, Grysbok, Steenbok, Springbok, Bontebok and the impressive Eland and spot many bird species, including the African Fish Eagle and the Cape Penduline Tit.