Description of accommodation:
A tribute to Ferdinand Magellan and all the shipping companies which served Southern Africa and transited the Cape of Good Hope. Magellan’s Passage offers 6 beautifully appointed suites. We offer 2 Sea Facing Suites and 1 Luxury Loft suite with 360 degree views of False Bay and the Swartkop Nature Reserve. We also offer 3 Mountain Facing Suites with exceptional views of the Swartkop Nature Reserve. Whilst the Lodge celebrates the great shipping lines that served Southern Africa until the 1970’s, therein the similarity ends. But the discoveries continue as our Lodge has been designed as an “Eco-Lodge”. Our contribution to counter global warming and reduce our carbon footprint is a testament to preserve our heritage for tomorrow, to preserve the environment. At Magellan’s Passage we are particularly focused on supporting produce from the area and using as much organic produce as possible. Our open plan kitchen will give you the opportunity to enjoy an interactive cooking experience and we encourage our guests to join us in the kitchen. You will be treated to a full breakfast, tapas style lunches and a daily dinner menu that will change with the availability of produce. Come and enjoy the art of culinary discovery at Magellan’s Passage.
Description of Surroundings:
Magellan’s Passage in Simon’s Town, Cape Town is all about a celebration of discoveries, the hardships and bravery of explorers who through risky expeditions, discovered new worlds amidst the unknown. Magellan’s Passage – the Art of Discovery… By enjoying your stay at our Eco-lodge you will be taking in the splendor and beauty of this part of Southern Africa, named by Sir Francis Drake as the Fairest Cape of all. For anyone with keen naval interests, the ships of the S.A. Navy and Submarines sail past daily, and we will gladly arrange Navy Dockyard tours. We also sponsor preservation of sites, historical Holland and Britain, the “Victorian” village of Simon’s Town and its beautiful setting and naval heritage. Enjoy our spectacular views. In front of you is the Boulders Marine Park, its penguins and, during June to October, a preserve of the Southern Right Whale. Watch as they blow, spy hop, breach and lob tail. Look out for the famous great white sharks of False Bay. Seal Island, where these sharks feed, can be seen from the balconies – we provide telescopes and binoculars, and for the more daring, we organize cage diving.. Behind you are the Swartkop Nature Reserve and only 9 km away, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at the tip of Cape Point. We will gladly arrange tours of any of the attractions in the area should you be interested.
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