The weekend past, Noel and I went away on a minivacay to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It was a bummer that the day of love fell on a week day, but there is always a work around, isn’t there? We both love the ocean, so it was a given that the place we would stay at, would be close to the beach. We also didn’t feel for a full-on road trip with hours of driving before you got to kick up your heels and relax, so Simon’s Town was just perfect. It’s not too far in terms of travelling and it has the ocean right there, which ticked both boxes 🙂 .
We spent two nights at Rocklands Seaside Bed & Breakfast. It’s situated on the outskirts of Simon’s Town away from the hustle and bustle of the town, so it was perfect for a romantic getaway. Rocklands is absolutely beautiful. It’s home to the owners Richard & Erica Kenny, who bought it six years ago and after doing some renovations, can be really proud of the end product:).
Rocklands offers two self-catering apartments, Seagull Studio and Dolphin Studio, which are perfect for smaller families. It also has two spacious rooms that are offered on a bed and breakfast basis – The Whale Room and the Penguin Room. The rooms are decorated in clean crisp lines. Hues of white, aqua and naturals tones creates the perfect ambience for relaxation and luxury.
The décor and ambience however, is just the cherry on the top, because the view from Rocklands is what makes it an absolute must if you want a break from the suburbs. Both the Whale and the Penguin rooms have uninterrupted views of the False Bay coast and Boulders Beach below. You literally step out of your room and onto a balcony giving you 180 degree view of the oceans and the mountains. The beach is a mere 2 minute walk down the road.
Breakfast boasts a variety of freshly baked breads, cheeses, cereals and fruit. This can be followed by a warm English breakfast that lines the tummy for the adventures of the day that lie ahead. Lunch and supper are not an issue, because there any many restaurants and eateries in driving distance which has something to offer for anyone, especially some delicious fish and chips 🙂 . There is also a mini kitchenette in the rooms, so you can warm something your bought as take-aways and enjoy it while savouring the view of the unsurpassed beauty of the False Bay coast right outside your door!
After breakfast on the patio with the most magnificent views, we headed down to the beach. With a full dose of vitamin sea, we then took a leisurely coastal drive to Noordhoek for the Imhoff Crush Wine Festival, while stopping off along the way to capture the beauty that Cape Town has to offer. When we got back to Rocklands after a tiring day, we took solace on the balcony and just enjoyed the sound of the ocean and the natural bird life that frequently visited the beautiful garden below.
Our mini break-away was just what we needed. With 2017 in full swing, the effects are already being felt and a getaway was just what the doctor ordered.
If you are looking for a relaxed yet luxurious mini break-away along the coast, Simon’s Town will not disappoint. There are some beautiful guesthouses, hotels and self catering holiday homes to choose from. There are also lots of things to do – spend the day at the beach, take a walk along the harbour, explore the little curio shops in the town or take a coastal drive with your kids. Or, don’t go anywhere, just enjoy the company you are with and the beauty that surrounds you. We are truly blessed to live in this beautiful country our ours – South Africa!
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“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joys to the soul.”- Robert Wyland
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