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 sleep 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. The open-plan lounge/dining-room/kitchen area has exquisite ocean views.
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.
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 Shushi, The Quarter Deck, Bon Appétit (highly recommended) 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.
René Hochreiter is the owner of Felsensicht Holiday Home in Simon's Town, South Africa. His wife, Gail, is involved in the day-to-day running and organisation of the holiday home including rentals, cleaning, maintenance etc. René is a graduate in Mining Engineering who now jointly runs a corporate finance business specialising in mining mergers, listings etc. Gail is a teacher with a BA degree in Mathematics and English who now runs her own website design company. René and Gail have two daughters, Kimberly and Jacqueline. Kimberly graduated with a BSc in Mathematics and Physiology at the University of Cape Town in 2010 and is now in her third year of Mechatronics at UCT. Jacqueline is in her third year of Business Science (Economics and Law) at the University of Cape Town.
We bought the property in Simon's Town from René's brother a number of years ago and, in 2003, decided to build an upmarket holiday home on the site for our own use and to rent out. We have spent numerous wonderful holidays at Felsensicht enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the area and the exquisite ocean view from our very own patio. We enjoy swimming and boogie boarding in the (warmer) Indian ocean at Fisherman's Beach, only a 2-minute walk from our home, we love cycling to Cape Point (about a 52 km round trip) and up Chapman's Peak, we enjoy relaxing on our patio, spotting the whales and watching the sea birds, we love entertaining our friends at our beautiful home and we also enjoy sampling the gorgeous cuisine at any number of excellent restaurants in the area.
Felsensicht is 1 km from the Boulders Penguin Beach, an extremely popular tourist spot in Cape Town. Our Simon's Town Country Club is only 800m from our holiday home where golf, bowls and squash can be enjoyed. The centre of Simon's Town, with its attractive and historical waterfront, is only 3 km away. Here you will find a number of quaint boutiques selling gifts, bric a brac, art and clothing, and also a variety of excellent restaurants serving Italian, Japanese, Continental as well as local foods. The Sun Valley Shopping Centre is about a 15 minute drive from Felsensicht and here one can purchase everything from high quality foods to clothing, stationery, books, IT goods, fancy items etc. Come to Simon's Town and enjoy a tranquil holiday away from the hustle and bustle of city life.