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Winter Accommodation in and around Bloubergstrand

For holiday goers seeking out accommodation that is welcoming, private, affordable and perfectly positioned, Blouberg Holiday Rentals welcomes guests to experience self-catering vacations close to the beach and a short 20 minute drive from the city centre of Cape Town.

Bloubergstrand is an idyllic destination for a holiday, regardless of the season. With outstanding views of Table Mountain and Robben Island visible from Bloubergstrand Beach and Big Bay Beach, tourists from all over the world have come to appreciate the show stopping natural assets of Cape Town from these suburbs. Postcard perfect vistas of endless ocean can be admired from the lengthy seaside promenade, while surfers and kitesurfers agree that winter is the ideal season for the best surfing waves and warmer waters.

No holiday is complete without a certain amount of adventure and discovery, of which Cape Town has no shortage. Bloubergstrand will delight visitors with a choice of impressive restaurants and family-friendly attractions during winter, while keeping to a budget is easier out of season. Winter holidays also mean fewer crowds when visiting popular tourist attractions.

What to do during your winter holiday

Over the cooler months of winter, shopping malls like Bayside Mall and Table Bay Mall offer entertainment for all ages, as well as a warm setting from which to shop, dine and watch movies at the cinema. Both malls are centrally located just off West Coast road, with shops open till 7 pm and restaurants open till even later.

Locals from all over love spending time at Eden on the Bay promenade, with its open air, exceptional location along the coast and variety of novelty stores. Many of the popular eateries boast winter warmers and specials, while guests can enjoy inside seating on colder days. Restaurants like Moyo and Saints Burger Joint are favourites, while many of our Blouberg Holiday Rentals’ apartment rentals are located at Eden on the Bay, within walking distance from the holiday fun of Big Bay’s Eden on the Bay allure. Blue Peter restaurant has a special place in the heart of locals and will enchant travellers with its simplistic splendour and authentic vibe –  dine here at sunset time to capture a few photographs of a spectacular sunset display over Table Mountain!

The nearby suburb of Milnerton is home to Century City and the Canal Walk Shopping Centre that has become a familiar landmark along the N1 highway, heading to or from the city centre of Cape Town. For guests choosing Bloubergstrand as their winter holiday destination, the renowned Blowfish restaurant serves delicious seafood as diners embrace unparalleled ocean and mountain views.

Winter Accommodation in Bloubergstrand:

Ocean Mist 101, Bloubergstrand


Sea views, luscious furnishing, spacious bedrooms and a lovely balcony area complete with an electric braai are the perfect features of this holiday apartment. Located along Blouberg’s Big Bay beachfront, Ocean Mist 101 is an idyllic vacation setting that can accommodate 4 guests. During the cooler months of winter, the fireplace warms up the living areas and adds a cosy ambiance to the entire apartment. The fireplace and TV are located in the centre of the open plan lounge, framed by two large windows that showcase stunning ocean views. Although a selection of restaurants are located a short walk away, a full kitchen can be utilized for cooking meals or even getting to some holiday washing if necessary. Click here for more information on Ocean Mist 101, available from only R1 218 per night.


Big Bay Beach Club 91, Bloubergstrand


Located in a holiday resort that is just a short walk from Big Bay beach, Big Bay Beach Club 91 has something for every age and interest, to ensure a holiday that is perfect for families and friends alike. Come rain or shine, guests can enjoy a traditional South African braai together on the undercover balcony, with partial views of Table Mountain visible. There is a cohesive and relaxing blue and white colour scheme present throughout this trendy self-catering apartment, adding to the beach holiday vibe. An open plan lounge leads to the balcony and the extending kitchen is fully equipped, offering use of a dishwasher for convenience. During their vacation stay, guests can also utilize DStv and Wi-Fi connection to keep in touch or enjoy movies and chill after a long day of discovery. Click here for more on Big Bay Beach Club 91, available from only R1 076 per night.


Big Bay Beach Club 38, Bloubergstrand


A holiday spent at Big Bay Beach Club is suited to any season, while this warm and welcoming holiday apartment is perfect to come “home” to after a day of fun filled holiday adventures, discovering all that Bloubergstrand has to offer. Big Bay Beach Club 38 comprises of spacious living areas that open up onto a lovely indoor braai area and dining room set up. The main bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed and the second bedroom has 2 single beds, ideal for two friends or family members sharing. The Big Bay Beach Club complex has plenty of communal activities for children to enjoy on warmer winter days, such as putt putt and a playground. Click here for more on Big Bay Beach Club 38, available from only R1 025 per night.


Nautica Penthouse 701, Bloubergstrand


Welcoming 5 guests to experience the magic of Bloubergstrand beachfront first hand, Nautica Penthouse 701 is a remarkable 3 bedroom holiday apartment along the coast. This stunning penthouse has all the luxuries needed to complete a winter vacation, while also boasting incredible ocean and Table Mountain views. The main bedroom extends to a lovely reading nook, perfect for enjoying the sunshine and views without getting cold outside. One of the best features of this penthouse accommodation is the wraparound balcony, which features a jacuzzi and dining area that is perfect for entertaining. Bloubergstrand’s main beach is a few minutes’ walk away, while a dazzling selection of eateries are also located minutes from Nautica Penthouse. Click here for more on Nautica Penthouse 701, available from only R1 640 per night.


Witsand Views, Bloubergstrand


Holiday guests will be enchanted by Witsand Views, a luxury beachfront apartment in Blouberg that can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests. For cooler winter days, a fireplace keeps the living areas warm and cosy, while sliding doors and large windows showcase spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain. Socialise and entertain either inside or outside, both of which are protected from the cold. The balcony is stylishly furnished, boasting uninterrupted views and allowing guests to have braai’s and enjoy sundowners from their own private setting. With an array of things-to-do just a short walk away, visitors will be positioned to discover the best of Cape Town from a world-class destination, which is considered equally beautiful in both summer and winter. Witsand Views comprises of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with features that include a spa shower and jacuzzi combo, full kitchen, entertainment system, Wi-Fi connection and built-in bar area. Click here for more information on Witsand Views, available from only R4 200.00 per night.


Island Views 302, Milnerton


Whether your idea of the perfect winter holiday is staying in or exploring an alluring coastal destination, Island Views 302 offers a fantastic holiday setting in Cape Town. With breathtaking ocean views visible from both levels and an incredible selection of attractions close by, guests will be able to experience a remarkable vacation even during the coldest winter months. An undercover braai area makes braaing the perfect activity to enjoy with friends and family, even if it’s raining outside, while a fully-equipped kitchen also completes the self-catering elements of this home.  The main bedroom, located on the mezzanine level for added privacy, leads out from its own balcony, while the second bedroom opens up to the lower balcony from a set of sliding doors. The third bedroom is furnished with 2 x single beds, perfect for children or friends sharing. Additional features include Wi-Fi and DStv connection, secure parking and easy access to the beach. Click here for more information on Island Views 302, available from only R2 050.00 per night.


Flamingo Villa, Melkbosstrand

This contemporary and playful 4 bedroom holiday villa invites tourists to discover the beauty of Melkbosstrand, where the stunning West Coast of Cape Town begins. The living areas are spacious and stylish, with unique lighting fixtures and large glass doors opening up to the private deck area, where views of the Atlantic Ocean are visible. Two living rooms, each complete with a flat screen TV, allows guests to entertain in their own space, while choosing to dine inside our outside, depending on the weather. A built in wood burning fireplace provides instant warmth to guests downstairs, while each bedroom has its own flat screen TV with DStv channels. The kitchen is ultra modern and open plan, fitted with a gas stove and spacious breakfast nook. Adventurous guests can enjoy playing table tennis, while a large outdoor entertainment area is perfect for a sunnier winter’s day. Click here for more info on Flamingo Villa, available from only R6 500 per night.

Check in with Blouberg Holiday Rentals to book your self-catering winter holiday accommodation, and start looking forward to a season of special memories and no shortage of excitement. If you are visiting from afar or for the first time, enjoy our Locals Guide to Cape Town to find out more about our unique culture and brush up on the local lingo.