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City resorts are affordable for a winter getaway

One of the many affordable winter getaway’s that Cape Town has to offer.

The onset of the cooler weather usually sends most people indoors, waiting for the warm weather to return before venturing out for a well-deserved break. But the City’s coastal resorts offer a cosy get-away at affordable prices which make them ideal for a mid-year winter break.

The City of Cape Town manages 12 resorts in prime locations along Cape Town’s coastline with a range of chalets, caravan and camping sites available. Some resorts also boast conference facilities, swimming pools and tidal pools. They are the perfect base for exploring the wonders of Cape Town’s coastal environment.

All resorts are conveniently located in close proximity to shops, shopping centres and other tourist attractions and many offer magnificent views over the coastline and the surrounding mountains.

For nature lovers, our Kogel Bay, Bluewaters, Zandvlei, Soetwater and Silwerstroom resorts are located in or next to nature conservation areas. Silwerstroom Resort makes for a perfect secluded getaway and looks onto an unbroken stretch of sand for some 3 km.

For those seeking stunning vistas, Kogel Bay Resort is located between Gordonʼs Bay and Rooi Els and borders Clarens Drive – a 20 km scenic route that boasts whale-watching opportunities. The resort is situated between high mountains, surrounded by indigenous fynbos and a 4 km sandy beach and forms part of the Kogel Berg Biosphere Reserve.

All of our resorts pride themselves on being places where families can feel at home. Both the Bluewaters and Monwabisi Resorts have newly refurbished chalets and a multitude of picnic and braai facilities available. A family of four can spend two nights at either of these resorts for under R350.

The Soetwater Resort was mentioned as one of the top 25 caravan and camping sites in South Africa by the Travelstart blog. Located between Kommetjie and Scarborough, this stunning resort is popular for a weekend retreat. It lies within walking distance to the Slangkop Lighthouse and in close proximity to Kalk Bay, Simon’s Town and Cape Point.

Millers Point Resort makes for a perfect day’s outing on a clear winter day. A spectacular setting is created by the dramatic land-sea contrast, with a coastal terrace backed by the steep escarpment slopes and ridges of the Swartklip Mountains. Impressively large boulders define the shoreline and partly rocky-partly sandy beaches create areas of visual interest, secluded nooks, varied walking trails and enclosed bays.

For those looking for an active holiday, the Zandvlei Resort offers visitors a range of water sports such as kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and canoeing.

“Cape Town’s coastal recreational nodes serve as the primary access points to the coastline for tourists and residents. The City’s resorts are a key element within the coastal recreational nodes which enhance visitors’ experience of the coastline and the surrounding natural areas. Set in different locations with different characteristics, these resorts cater for a range of visitor experiences – from personal retreats into nature, to adventure-filled, active holidays,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Special Projects, Alderman Belinda Walker