For those in the know, building a beach in your backyard is a long, laborious and somewhat embarrassing task. The systematic discovery of sand between your butt-cheeks while balancing your clients’ accounts can lead to bewildered looks, and let’s not get into the legal ramifications of child labour. Best you leave the beach building up to whatever did it in the first place and opt for an alternative with today’s deal: a two night stay for either you and a partner for R790 or your two kids too for R990 at Ocean View Hotel.
Idyllically positioned on beach road in Strand, the Ocean View Hotel is mere metres away from the feeling of white sand between your toes, and salty air amongst the cavities of your nose. The hotel boasts grand views of the False Bay coastline and both the Helderberg and famous Table Mountain range, meaning that you have all the benefits of the beach life as well as the majesty of the mountains right outside your door. Along with this captivating scenery, the hotel also boasts a range of fully capable, fall-over-their-hands-and-feet-to-please-you staff who will sort out yours, your partner’s or your little people’s every need.
However, if children to you are only the little critters who are subjects of stories you’ve heard from friends of friends of friends, opt for the two person stay and embark on a getaway of grandiose romantic proportions. Centrally located, the hotel provides easy access to a range of activities including dreamy sunset-lit boat trips, intimate restaurant dinners and golfing for those who are more inclined to take it easy. Adventurous types on the other hand, can choose from shark-cage diving or hiking, or you can attempt to kite-surf into each other’s arms.
Water Fact: In 2001, archaeologists in the middle of the Sahara discovered a large site that resembled a beach. Surprisingly, the water was abundant with life. It was estimated that this was built around 1966 by a tribe native to the area.