What water baby dreams are made of.
Even if you haven’t watched it, you’ve no doubt heard about the magnificent Oscar-nominated documentary My Octopus Teacher, filmed in our very own crystal-clear waters in False Bay.
Anyone with even a slight fascination with the ocean will agree that the breathtaking footage creates an insatiable yearning to go beneath the surface and explore a magical underwater world; one that transports you to the most peaceful parts of your unconscious mind.
Recognising the allure of the surrounding coastline, the team at Tintswalo at Boulders has introduced an exciting Marine Exploration Adventure, during which guests get to explore the fascinating seas where My Octopus Teacher creator Craig Foster found his inspiration.
Marine Exploration special
The three-day package includes a snorkelling safari (in wetsuits, of course) through the magical kelp forests (keep an eye out for the awe-inspiring stingrays), a two-seater guided kayaking tour around the sheltered bays of Simon’s Town, and ample opportunity to visit the penguins at Boulders Beach, all accompanied by a trained (and highly passionate) guide from local NGO, Shark Warrior Adventures.
At the end of each day’s exhilarating activities, guests are invited to rest their heads at Tintswalo at Boulders seaside villa, complete with an array of added extras.
The details Two nights’ luxury accommodation, daily breakfast, one brunch, one lunch, one dinner and two water-based activities, as well as afternoon snacks on day one, with canapés and a sunset cocktail on day two (South African residents only).
Cost R5 250 per person sharing (includes two nights’ accommodation, specified meals, select beverages and two marine activities)
Valid until 19 December 2021
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Where you’ll be staying
Perched above a sea of fynbos, overlooking the world-famous Boulders Beach, this boutique villa in the sleepy fishing village of Simon’s Town is the perfect combination of laidback luxury and seaside seclusion.
A mere stone’s throw from the ocean (and a resident colony of endangered African penguins), Tintswalo at Boulders sleeps 18 guests in nine luxurious suites, plus two children in the dinky Penguin Suite. Available to book on an exclusive-use basis, the villa is ideally suited to long-term stays, but also operates as a bed and breakfast – making it an ideal choice for an overnight escape.
Each of the nine luxury suites is individually decorated, all have luxurious en-suite bathrooms and some have private balconies. Paying homage to maritime history and its location in Simon’s Town, the suites are named after famous ships from around the world, such as Mayflower and Cutty Sark.
The villa also offers numerous public areas, such as two spacious north-facing balconies ideal for breakfast and afternoon sundowners. There are also two large open-plan lounges with fireplaces for chilly seaside evenings, a TV room, indoor dining areas, a wind-protected courtyard with a fire pit, and a pool on the top deck with striking mountain and ocean views.
Although it’s only three days and two nights, this immersive seaside sojourn will leave you feeling as though you’ve been away for a lifetime…
Distance from CT 45 minutes
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Address 7 Gay Road, Simon’s Town, Cape Town
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