Winter Escapes in the Cape

Cape Point Route has a selection of snug holiday spots to keep you warm this winter. You can beat the winter blues in the Western Cape with some of these family friendly winter specials and low season rates, without the peak season tourist crowds.

Winter Escapes

Winter is one of the best times of the year to break the daily routine and have a relaxing winter escape – think crackling fireplaces,  steaming hot chocolate, red wine, cosy cabins and beautiful landscapes.

Noordhoek Stone Cottage, NoordhoekWinter Escapes - Noordhoek Stone Cottage

We love this haven of quiet that’s close to Cape Town for exploring but far enough to be a retreat. This beautiful natural stone cottage, with roaring fireplace in the lounge, sleeps 6 people and is the ideal place for a family escape this winter.  The cottage has a rustic feel with lots of attention to detail and firewood is supplied in winter to light that roaring fire.

Rate Winter 2017
R1,700 for 4 people per night
R1,900 for 6 people per night.

Villa St James, St JamesWinter Escapes - Villa St James

Villa St James is one of our all time favourite family escapes – especially in winter. This historical home is like a rambling farmhouse but within village reach for all you need.  There are nooks and crannies for kids to play rain or shine, a full size billiard room and the living room begs the grown-ups to snuggle up next to the fire with a book, a glass of wine or the whole family to enjoy board games. Firewood is supplied and will warm up to 16 people all day, every day.

Rate: R5,000 per night for the whole villa based on 10 guests.
Winter Special 1 June – 31 Sept:  3 Nights for the Price of 2 (awesome for Youth Day Weekend 15 – 18 June).  



Castle Rock Beach House, near Cape PointWinter Escapes - Castle Rock Beach House

This wooden house balanced directly on the rocks of Castle Rock Marine Reserve near Cape Point is one of our preferred winter getaways and is the ultimate destination for a family escape .  You will not want to leave this private paradise despite its proximity  to some of the Cape’s top attractions.  There is a large lounge/dining room with a wood -burning fireplace and no TV reception so pack a sense of adventure – enjoy coastal walks from the front door, local wildlife and stock up on food, supplies, good books, DVD’s and binoculars and book this 6 sleeper winter escape.

Rates Winter 2017: From R1,800 (midweek) for the whole house per night.
Youth Day Weekend Special: 15 – 18 June 2017 R2,530 per night

Monkey Valley Resort, Noordhoek Winter Escapes - Monkey Valley Resort

Nothing says winter escape like a log cabin!  Hidden in private alcoves within a rare milkwood forest, Monkey Valley Resort has self-catering cottages that are perfect for a winter family retreat.  Each cottage has its own unique character, expansive views over Noordhoek Beach and the resort is equipped restaurant, pub, children’s playarea, babysitting services and a safe environment for the kids or kids within us to explore.

Rates Winter 2017
2 Bedroom Cottage: R1,840 per night
3 Bedroom Cottage: R2,100 per night

Overnight Safari , Touws RiverWinter Escapes - Overnight Safari

There’s nothing like a crisp early morning in the bush, wrapped up in your winter woolies and watching wildlife from your game drive vehicle.  This is the wild within Cape Town and the kids simply thrive in this natural environment – plus there is an indoor and outdoor kids entertainment area and a Junior Ranger program and daily activities – we all know that happy children make happy parents. To keep warm large log fires warm the restaurant and bar areas and  each chalet has ‘coal’ stoves for extra warmth and coziness in winter. Look no further if you need a family escape this winter.
Hot tip: book a spa treatment at the new Tranquila Spa.

Self Drive Rates Winter 2017: R2,195 per person sharing
Children under 12:  50% off the rate

June – July Roaring Winter Special:  Save R800 on self-drive travel based on 2 people sharing for 1 Night, 2 Game Drive and 3 meals.  R1,795 pp

Roaring Winter Special Lodge Family Unit – Valid until 31 July
Includes: Welcome Drinks,  Accommodation,  Two Game Drives, Three Meals, 30 Min Spa Treatment. Price: R5,580 for 2 Adults & 2 Kids (R795 supplement for kids over 11 years)

Other Awesome Winter Escapes

All of these properties are recommended by Cape Point Route as family friendly winter escapes. Each property has an indoor fireplace for chilly winter evenings, with access to some of the finest winter activities in the south peninsula of Cape Town.



Cape Point Route loves Winter Escapes (and penguins)

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