We arrived to a strong Southeaster which accompanied us for our 3 nights / 2 full days but the chill was nothing to worry about said our host, Gillian: The beds have electric blankets. Perfect bliss is what we called them.
We had a lovely time in the wonderful Moonglow which we can only recommend. Rooms are nicely decorated, good sized and the breakfast was brilliant.
Gillian is one of a kind and really went out of her way to make our trip worthwhile, i.e. phoning Table Mountain Cable Car to find out if they were operating (no, but we were so busy we never noticed), checking weather forecast for our trip to the Cape and recommending routes.
Coming back from Cape Town a little late the next day we found out that the local restaurant Dixie's serves dinner only until nine. When we braced ourselves for a (hungry) hike uphill to get the car who was out there to pick us up and drive us back home: Gillian. She phoned the place when she noticed we might just be a little too late for dinner. Incredible.
Simons Town is very convenient not only to watch the penguins but also for a trip to the Cape of Good Hope. If possible spend a day in the NP as the landscape is breathtaking and the walks are worth it.
Crossing over to Cape Town via Misty Cliffs is very scenic and you can take in amazing views choosing Chapman's Peak toll route. The Constantia vineyards are also within easy reach as is marvelous Kirstenbosch botanic gardens.
The hop on - hop off bus tour is a good way of seeing the surrounds of Cape Town and is great value for money if you do your shopping / sightseeing along the way.
Personally, it was my 3rd trip to CP and I know I will keep coming back - and that includes Moonglow now. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable, Gillian!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Moonglow is situated on the slopes of the mountain overlooking False Bay and the historical town of Simon's Town. With easy access to all of Cape Town and Western Cape Main attractions enjoy this relaxed environment with original artworks everywhere. A full English breakfast is served in the dining room which also has an uninterrupted views over the bay where you might see a whale or a submarine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moonglow Guest House Cape Town, South Africa