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Experience an Amazing Vacation at Eden on the Bay!

To many of the locals residing in Blouberg and even Cape Town as a whole, Eden on the Bay has become an escape from the rush of city living and everyday concerns. This sensational beach front attraction combines shopping, lifestyle and leisure to offer guests a truly memorable experience while on holiday. Beautifully situated to provide the very best views of Table Mountain and even the iconic Robin Island from across Big Bay’s expansive shoreline and bright blue ocean waters, visitors are often left in awe of the natural assets before them and many amazing photos are snaps here day and night.

The Big Bay beach has become world famous for its undeniable beauty and is truly one of the West Coast’s most desirable holiday locations. Families with pets are also welcome and can enjoy strolls along the promenade and lawn area, or settle down for a picnic right by the sea! The cosmopolitan display of restaurants brightens up the promenade and reflects local and international flavours through a variety of cuisines. Along the boardwalk, many tourists snap the perfect photo of themselves with Table Mountain in the background in the giant yellow ‘Table Mountain’ frame. There is no better place to feast on wonderfully prepared meals and sip on a sundowner than right here – the atmosphere is both vibrant and relaxing at the same time, as children play happily close by and families and friends of all ages come together.

Let’s Get Shopping

Eden on the Bay Mall is a shopping hot spot, with everything a holiday guest or local visitor could search for, all in one place! Groceries are affordable at the large Pick n Pay supermarket, so top up on all necessities to create an amazing meal, find some of your favourite treats or buy that fancy bottle of vino. Of course, no vacation is complete without some essential retail therapy – there are a few unique and alluring boutiques at Eden on the Bay celebrating the latest fashion trends, where customers leave looking fabulous because as we all know by now – “life is too short to wear boring clothes”. Cape Town is known for its fashion forward mindset and exciting fashion designs and Eden on the Bay is no exception.

Some lovely boutiques:

Boska Fashion – One of Eden on the Bay’s most recent additions, Boska Fashion sells a selection of gorgeous dresses, funky accessories, bathing suits and a variety of shoes and handbags. Embracing celebrity styles and trends, this lovely boutique is the place to shop if you are planning a night out on the town or simply want to spice up your holiday look with something special.

Chilli Mer Boutique – A definite favourite, the Chilli Mer Boutique sells some beautiful garments that are 100% cotton, linen or bamboo for amazing quality. The clothes here are stylish and comfortable, from chunky winter knits to keep cosy to colourful summer scarfs and earth-toned accessories. Add something extra buy purchasing handmade jewelery made from carved wood or beads.

Habiba Belly Dancing Supplies – A wonderful and Oriental setting inspired by Egypt, the Habiba Boho Boutique store supplies guests with stunning bohemian styled clothes that are beautifully designed, as well as an array of belly dancing accessories. This is the perfect place to find a special gift for a loved one, from decor and jewellery to crystal lamps, journals and key rings.

Some more Attractions: 

Big Bay Seashells Company – A real delight to all who visit, the Big Bay Seashells Company is a unique under-the-sea inspired shell shop which regularly attracts locals and holiday guests. The aisles are filled with starfish, seashells and novelty ornaments and accessories. Browse this lovely store and leave with something special as souvenirs include dream catchers, lanterns and jewelery echoing the beautiful ocean nearby.

Smoothe Beauty Bar – A beauty bar by the sea with a difference- Smoothe is passionate about natural beauty and enhancing your mood and spiritual wellbeing.  With fantastic services like waxing, luxurious massages, manicures and pedicures as well as a few well-rounded package treatments, guests can leave feeling fresh and new – ready to take on any adventures that await while on vacation at Eden on the Bay.

Big Bay Surf – Big Bay is the perfect beach for water sports in every season and Big Bay Surf is the place to shop for quality surfing apparel and equipment. Get the coolest board shorts and bikinis, sunglasses and some amazing surfboards and skateboards. Big Bay Surf also offers professional surfing and SUP lessons to those who are interesting, for some amazing adventures and unforgettable experiences.

Dine By the Sea: 

Eden on the Bay is the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience by the ocean. The Eden on the Bay promenade offers its visitors amazing sea views from the one side, and a divine choice of restaurants on the other. There are a number of amazing eateries here that are perfect for a romantic date, a family outing, a special occasion or a relaxing cocktail. Eden on the Bay displays incredible sunset views, making it the perfect spot for sundowners. If you want to enjoy a snack on-the-go, the Big Bay Waffle Company is a delightful option serving amazing Belgian waffles in savoury and sweet varieties. Cup & Cake is another favourite, with its vintage decor, amazing coffee and decadent desserts.

Captains Kitchen – Showcasing a delectable menu of mouth-watering meals that can appeal to anyone’s taste, Captains Kitchen is a family friendly restaurant with a great atmosphere. Kids can play inside the restaurants interactive jungle gym play area. Diners can enjoy a selection of quality foods like seafood, pizza, steak and amazing burgers or arrive early (before 11 am) to enjoy a breakfast menu as the fresh ocean air sets the perfect ambiance. There is indoor and outdoor seating available.

Moyo – For a unique and wonderful African dining experience, Moyo is the place to be. The setting is beautiful – African decor, soft lighting and rustic seating inside with interesting surf seating outside to cool off your feet as you feast. Moyo is popular for its enticing menu of traditional potjies, tasty smoors, fresh and flavourful seafood’s, curries and even serves a popular local favourite – bunny chows! Often, African artists perform in the background and diners can also enjoy traditional face painting.

Saints Burger Joint – Burgers, Beer and Rock and Roll! A vibrant restaurant at the end of Eden on the Bay’s promenade, Saints Burger Joint is inspired by amazing music, the best beers (with over 40 on-tap options!) and also provides friendly service. Feeling ravenous? Try the Mother Ship challenge – if this massive meal is eaten in under 30 minutes, it’s on the house. Diners can create their own burgers and select sides and topping, while other favourite items on the menu include pizzas, chilli poppers, honey glazed southern chicken wings and ‘Boozy Shakes’.

Accommodation at Eden on the Bay:

Blouberg Holiday Rentals features some truly amazing holiday apartments in the Eden on the Bay area of Cape Town, where holiday guests can enjoy the best of the West Coast. Our luxurious and modern self-catering accommodation options are right by the beach front, with sensational views. During your vacation here, you will be only a short walk away from a number of exciting attractions and restaurants at Eden on the Bay. To view our entire selection of  accommodation options, click here now.

Eden on the Bay 114  – Nothing short of spectacular, this 2 bedroom (4 sleeper) holiday apartment offers guests the very best of Eden on the Bay. This luxurious self-catering apartment is spacious and airy, with an open plan interior and stunning decor in appealing neutral shades and classic finishes. The fully equipped kitchen is modern and overlooks the dining area which flows toward the gorgeous lounge. The lounge boasts comfortable seating and a flat screen TV with DStv connection. Large glass sliding doors open up onto the patio where a dining table, outdoor seating and BBQ area offer amazing ocean views. Both bedrooms are elegant and large, while the main bedroom is en-suite and the second bedroom has access to a shared bathroom. This apartment also offers visitors secure parking and free Wi-Fi during their stay. Click here for more information, or to enquire about booking this holiday apartment.



Azure 11 – Escape to the seaside of Eden on the Bay by enjoying an unforgettable holiday in this lovely apartment. Able to sleep up to 2 people, this 1 bedroom self-catering apartment is the perfect place for a romantic getaway for a couple looking to discover the best of Cape Town. The living area comprises of an open planned design, where the lounge boasts ample seating as well as a flat screen smart TV, with DStv connectivity included. The bedroom is pristine and decorated in light neutral shades and also offers guests a safe for valuable items. The bathroom comprises of a bath and shower, while the fully equipped kitchen includes a washing machine and is perfect for preparing a lovely meal. The complex offers guests a large outdoor communal pool, while Eden on the Bay’s lively promenade and a number of exciting attractions by the beach are but a short walk away. For more information or to enquire about booking, click here. 



Eden on the Bay 167 – Every element of this stylish and welcoming holiday apartment located at Eden on the Bay comes together beautifully, for guests to enjoy an amazing vacation by the sea. This stunning apartment provides amazing views of the ocean and beach front, with the lively promenade right beneath it. Each of the 3 unique bedrooms is lovely and up to 6 people can enjoy self-catering accommodation here.  The large balcony is amazing and displays sunset views from across the ocean, as well as views of Table Mountain. The lounge area can be enjoyed by all for movies on the flat screen TV, while DStv connection offers a variety of channels. The main interior is open planned and the kitchen is modern and fully equipped to make cooking a bliss. Wake up to the sounds of the ocean and enjoy a coffee as the fresh ocean air flows in through the windows. Beautiful furnishing and luxury finishes add to the experience guests will enjoy while on holiday here. For more information or to enquire about booking, click here.  



Eden on the Beach  – This attractive and elegant self-catering holiday apartment situated in the heart of Eden on the Bay is able to offer a group of up to 4 people an amazing holiday experience along the West Coast. Both bedrooms have single beds combined together to form double beds and are spacious, decorated in white soft hues with sophisticated decor. The balcony overlooks the vast ocean and the vibrant energy of Eden on the Bay’s lifestyle centre and shopping areas, while glimpses of the ocean can also be seen. Enjoy visiting in the spacious and tastefully decorate living area, or cook up a scrumptious meal in the open plan kitchen which also has a Nespresso Machine for those coffee lovers. There are two bathrooms, of which one is shared and the other en-suite. The TV features DStv and guests can also make use of the free Wi-Fi. Additionally, BBQ facilities and secure parking are also provided. For more information or to book, click here now.



Eden on the Bay 277  – Beautifully located to provide guests with unsurpassed ocean views, this 2 bedroom (4 sleeper) holiday apartment is the perfect self-catering accommodation along the beach front. Upon entering this luxurious apartment, visitors are greeted with a spacious open plan living area and modern, full equipped kitchen. The stunning lounge and dining room areas are decorated in classic brown, tan and light beige earth tones, although the best asset here is undeniably the views from the balcony. The balcony boasts a large dining table and chairs and directly overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and Eden on the Bay promenade, with Table Mountain and the distant city lights also visible.  The main bedroom also offers guests ocean views and has a flat screen TV and double bed, while the second bedroom features two single beds. The fully equipped kitchen is ideal for a self-catering vacation and a Nespresso machine can also be enjoyed. Click here to enquire about booking or for more information.