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Bluebottle Guesthouse Surf Accommodation in Cape Town South Africa
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Bluebottle Guesthouse, 18 Mount Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa Surfer Friendly Guesthouse

Maximum 16 participants
Breakfast included

Escape to a hidden sanctuary, unwind, and rest in Bluebottle's beautiful rooms! Revitalize and breathe in the sunshine, drink in the views, and enjoy the warm hospitality. Bluebottle Guesthouse offers seven guest rooms and is situated on the slopes of the Muizenberg mountains, overlooking the spectacular False Bay coastline. They opened their doors in 2002 and are proud to say that it just keeps getting better!


  • 15 minutes from the surf spot
  • Daily breakfast is included in the package
  • Surf equipment and gear rental available nearby
  • Each room has a gorgeous ocean, lake, and mountain views
  • Walking distance to banks, shops, and public transport
  • Ideally located close to famous tourist destinations
  • Plenty of markets, art galleries, and coffee shops


Group size: Maximum of 16 participants
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At Bluebottle Guesthouse, they endeavor to offer guests the best service they can give and share some of their famous South African hospitality with you. They are proud to have many repeat guests who have since become great friends.

The Beloved Stairs

The views are awesome from every room, but you need to do the two-minute Bluebottle workout to earn your reward!! Bluebottle Guesthouse is not your average suburban bed and breakfast, it is on the mountainside, nestled amongst indigenous fauna and flora, overlooking a beautiful blue sea. You can only access the guesthouse by a long flight of stairs; 131 steps to be exact!

They are in groups of around five to 10 stairs separated by landings and are easily managed by anyone of average fitness, the oldest guest was 92 years old! It is unusual access but creates a peaceful calm atmosphere away from the noise of traffic and busy, buzzing suburban life. Taryn is a designer and has used her talent to design a mosaic for the stairs that encompasses all the natural beauty of Muizenberg.

The theme starts at the ocean floor, rising up through the waves, then shoreline, onto the estuary and vlei, and then the yet to be installed designs of the mountain beauty and, finally, the day and nighttime skies. Andrew is a butterfly expert and over the last 15 years, Bluebottle has landscaped the stairs with water-wise local plants to attract butterflies and birds. The stairs are also frequented by several animals including porcupines, chameleons, tortoises, frogs, toads, and the occasional baboon.

Bluebottle Guesthouse is in the perfect place for runners with an awesome eight-kilometer circular route to Kalk Bay Harbor and back. They also offer on-street parking that has monitored cameras and an overnight security guard on foot patrol. The will always be able to assist with carrying luggage, so please let them know if you need assistance.


The guesthouse has seven guest rooms and can accommodate up to 16 guests; five of the rooms are located on the upper level and open out onto the upper balcony, and two of the rooms are on the lower level and open out onto the lower balcony. Each room has a gorgeous ocean, lake, and mountain views and is named after a butterfly from the family of butterflies called "blues".

Each butterfly is as uniquely beautiful as each of the rooms. All of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms (except one which is separate) and are individually decorated and serviced daily.

  • Cape Blue

Cape Blue has magnificent views and is a gorgeous spacious room with an extra single bed or day bed perfect for children or an extra guest. This room is wonderful for honeymoon couples and has an en-suite bathroom with both a shower and a free-standing Victorian bath. At night, you can watch the lights from two lighthouses, Cape Point and Cape Hangklip, as they tirelessly sweep the ocean from opposite ends of the bay. There is also a tea and coffee tray inside the room.

  • Fig Tree Blue

Fig Tree Blue boasts stunning uninterrupted views and is a spacious, sunny room. It is beautifully decorated with a vintage style dressing table and comfortable couch facing the view. The room opens out onto the upper deck from which you can enjoy spectacular sunrises in the mornings and moonrises in the evenings. This room has a separate bathroom, which is not shared and has both a shower and bath, perfect for long relaxing bubble baths.

  • Dotted Blue

Dotted Blue is a lovely large room which has beautiful views and an expansive writing desk; perfect for those who need to get a bit of work done during their stay or for writing inspiration. Dotted Blue has an en-suite bathroom with a shower. Large glass sliding doors open out onto the upper balcony where you can relax and enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine as the sun goes down.

  • Meadow Blue

Meadow Blue offers a tranquil space tucked into the corner of the upper balcony. It is a great room for catching up on a good book and sneaking across to the guest kitchen for a snack. This room also offers gorgeous views of the sea and lake. Meadow Blue has an en-suite bathroom with a shower from which you can admire the beautiful sea views.

  • Clover Blue

Clover Blue exudes a charming, vintage Victorian style. It has an extra single bed or day bed and is a lovely room for couples or families with young children. This room has its own private balcony with doors that slide open to let in the fresh mountain air and sunshine. Clover Blue has an en-suite bathroom with a shower.

  • Fynbos Blue

Fynbos Blue is a beautifully decorated, comfortable room with stunning sea views. This is a tranquil space, located on the first floor of the guesthouse and opens out through glass sliding doors onto the balcony. It has an en-suite bathroom with a lovely big shower from which you can enjoy the blue sweep of the ocean while you get ready for your day. This room also has a small TV lounge with DSTV and can be used as part of a suite with the room next to it called Lucerne Blue. There is a tea and coffee tray in the room.

  • Lucerne Blue

Lucerne Blue is a beautiful room situated in a private corner on the lower level of the guesthouse. It opens onto a deck area with braai facilities and an outdoor table, which can be used to enjoy an al-fresco lunch or dinner or a cup of coffee and a good book. This room can be used as part of a suite with the room next to it called Fynbos Blue. There is a tea and coffee tray inside the room and a small bar fridge.

Facilities, amenities, and services

Bluebottle Guesthouse offers a full breakfast of bacon, eggs, mushrooms, and tomato, toast with jams and preserves, cereals, fruit salad, and yogurt, fruit juice, and tea or Bob's damn fine coffee, daily cleaning of rooms and weekly linen change, luggage storage service, conferences for small groups in the breakfast room, lunch packs or picnic baskets on request, dinner on request, airport transfers on request, and roses and champagne for honeymoon couples.

Also offered are sea views from every room, spacious light airy rooms, communal Guest Lounge with DSTV, free uncapped Wi-Fi, fully equipped guest kitchen and dining area, separate guest entrance, guest rooms open onto deck areas with seating, en-suite bathrooms except for the room: Fig Tree Blue, on-street parking with security patrol, options for rooms to be arranged as a twin (two singles) or a double, linen and extra blankets, baby cot and linen, bath and hand towels, shower gel, shampoo, and body lotion, hairdryers and heaters in each room, and complimentary tea and coffee.


Muizenberg is situated on the South Peninsula, on the False Bay coastline. It is a quick half an hour drive from Cape Town city center and ideally located close to famous tourist destinations such as Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch, and Cape Point. Muizenberg also boasts fantastic beaches, top-class restaurants, and a large variety of activities for children and all members of the family.

Markets, art galleries, and coffee shops are plentiful and banks, shops, and public transport are all within walking distance. Please note that Bluebottle Guesthouse is situated on the slope of the mountain and can only be accessed by a flight of steps. Parking is on the street with overnight security for vehicles.


  • Surf spot and rental shops - 15 minutes



  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Golf course
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Mountain biking
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing


  • Balcony
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Restaurant


  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance


Included in the package are daily breakfast. Bluebottle Guesthouse offers a full breakfast of bacon, eggs, mushrooms, and tomato, toast with jams and preserves, cereals, fruit salad, and yogurt, fruit juice, and tea or Bob's damn fine coffee. Muizenberg has several wonderful restaurants catering for all tastes, and there are many more venues to choose from in the surrounding areas.

Local Restaurants

  • Blue Bird Garage

Food and drink market with a wonderful atmosphere, only five minutes walk away! Every Friday from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Tiger’s Milk

Brand new fantastic bar and restaurant. Just opened and has great ribs!

  • Kitch Kombuis

Local coffee shop serving breakfasts and light lunches in the heart of the village.

  • Carla’s

Prawns and steak specialist (nothing else, the prawn queen!)

  • The Blonde & Beard Coffee Shop

Llight meals, Wi-Fi, and great service.

  • Empire Café

Delicious, stylish dishes and baked goods, awesome coffee, and free Wi-Fi.

  • Oroboros

Amazing tapas and coffee!

  • Yofi Falafal

Mediterranean and falafel; delicious and fresh!

  • Primi Piatti

Pizza, pasta, and meat dishes.

  • Knead

Baked goods and coffee, take away is a better option.

  • Lucky Fish

Fresh fish (they have their own boat!) and crisp chips.

  • Bombay Chilli

The local Indian restaurant for delish curries.

  • Cassa Labia

Dine like you are royalty.

  • TA-DA Pancakes

Located above Gary’s Surf School on the beachfront.

Kid-Friendly Options

  • Blue Bird Garage

Food and drink market every Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., just five minutes walk away! It has a fun jungle gym and playground with supervised play. Sit and sip your craft beer and tuck into a venison stew while the kids play!

  • Primi Piatti

Pizza, pasta, and meat dishes; they have a kids area where they can create their own food using pizza dough. It is located on the beachfront.

  • Octopus Garden

Pizza from an outdoor pizza oven, salads, stews, specials, and pumpkin beer on tap. Nice place for the kids to run around and climb on jungle gyms. It is a five-minute drive from the guesthouse to St James. St James also has an awesome tidal pool, safe swimming for the kids!

  • Col Cacchio and Ocean Basket

Pizza and pasta and seafood under the same roof! They have an awesome play area for kids along with pizza making options for kids and table cloths you can draw on! Situated in Westlake, five minutes’ drive from Bluebottle.

  • Blue-water Café at Imhoff Farm

It has a wide variety of food, great play area with jungles gyms, slides, and swings, as well as a petting area with farm animals. It has great views of the beach too! Just a 20-minute drive from Muizenberg in Kommetjie. There is also a snake park and camel rides.

  • Neptunes @ False Bay Yacht Club - Simons Town (20 minutes from the guesthouse)

Neptunes has stunning views and tasty inexpensive food and drinks with wonderful kids' options. There is grass for the kids to run around on, playgrounds, and on a warm day, have a dip in the yacht harbor and swim to the raft!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Things to do (optional)

Cape Town offers countless tourist attractions so try to plan ahead and let Bluebottle know if you need assistance with bookings or advice.

Tourist Attraction

  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

World-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for its magnificent setting against the slopes of Table Mountain.

  • Table Mountain Cableway

One of South Africa's most famous landmarks, the mountain is home to approximately 1470 species of plants.

  • Boulders Beach Simonstown

A sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated, home to a protected penguin colony.

  • Two Oceans Aquarium

Boasts more than 50 spectacular exhibits in six major galleries which explore the habitats surrounding the southernmost tip of Africa.

  • Constantia Wine Route

"...A unique blend of centuries-old established wine homesteads and new stylish boutique wineries in a setting of unsurpassed beauty..."

  • Stellenbosch Wine Route

Summertime in the Cape Winelands is a celebration of health and beauty, a time to enjoy the good things in life.

  • Cape of Goodhope / Cape Point

Sitting at the southwestern tip of Africa, this reserve has been declared a natural world heritage site and is a nature enthusiast's paradise.

  • Kalk Bay Harbour

A combination of informal, earthy restaurants where local fishermen hang out to upmarket fine dining, silverware, napkins, and linen. Soak up the vibe and watch the boats coming into the harbor with the catch of the day.

  • V&A Waterfront Cape Town

Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbor, South Africa's most visited destination.

Local Activities

The activities on offer in the area are only limited by your imagination. Here are some of the more local things that might appeal to guests:

  • Surfing

The Muizenberg beachfront is a hub of surf shops and schools and teams with surfers of all ages and all levels of experience. Give it a try, you will be totally stoked, it's guaranteed!

  • Kite Surfing

Muizenberg is the perfect spot for avid kite surfing guests. Watch the kiters from the balcony as they harness the wind, surfing between the ocean and the sky. Visit Surfstore Africa for lessons and equipment hire.

  • Hiking & Walking

The local area boasts many beautiful hikes to choose from, for various levels of experience and fitness, just do it! The guesthouse supplies picnic lunches on request.

  • Swimming

You have a choice of mountain rock pools, the Silvermine reservoir, Kalk Bay and St. James tidal pools, the wide ocean, or the Muizenberg swimming pools, dive in, the water is fine!

  • Cycling and Mountain Biking

Various mountain biking trails can be found within a short distance of the guesthouse and the scenic routes for road bikes are spectacular. Constantia Uitsig bike track is also a great place to hone your mountain biking skills.

  • Bird Watching

A twitchers paradise! From flamboyant flamingoes to Claases Cuckoo, you will be amazed at the abundance of bird life you will be privileged to have in the Western Cape.

  • Horse Riding

Noordhoek offers horse riding on the beach and it is just one of those unforgettable experiences. If you love horses this is a must do!

  • Kayaking

This is a fabulous way to explore the coastline, go on a guided tour or for the more experienced, you can hire a kayak and explore the wonders on your own. Bliss.

  • Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

There are fabulous dive spots along the South Peninsula so if you would like to do a course or go out for some recreational diving or snorkeling, get hold of the nearest dive shop, Pisces Divers, for professional PADI training and top quality diving gear.

  • Paddle Boarding

A great way to get out into the ocean and a fantastic workout for that core! Hire top quality paddle boards down at the beachfront and take on those waves.

Kids Activities

  • Super-tubes

Catering for kids, large and small for hours of fun. Plenty of seating for adults whilst your kids burn-up all their energy on the beach front.

  • Mini-golf / Putt-putt

Master your putting skills and try not to get beaten by the kids! There are two courses to choose from on the beachfront.

  • The Cat Walk

There is a wonderful paved walkway between Muizenberg and St. James. It's easy to push a pram too and it should take about 20-25 minutes. Get splashed at high tide! Easy to spot whales in spring. Tidal Pools at St.James has a lovely safe tidal pool to swim in and rock pools for the kids to explore.

  • Playgrounds and exercise machines

There are two playgrounds at the beach offering monkey bars and jungle gyms at the beachfront. New exercise machines have been placed at the beachfront for you to show your kids how fit you are!

  • Blue Bird Garage

A food and drink market on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. just five minutes' walk away! A vibrant indoor market with delicious food and beautiful gifts, jewelry, and clothing

  • Surf School

You are never too young to start! Leave your kids in the care of professional surf coaches whilst you take a dip with warm showers after! There are several schools down the beach to choose from.

  • Zandvlei Estuary

There are several playgrounds and you can take a nice long walk around the estuary and see some amazing birds. There are Flamingos, King-fishers, Pelicans, Geese, and plenty more.

  • Train to Simonstown

False Bay train station is five minutes' walk from Bluebottle Guesthouse. The trains leave regularly to Simonstown from here, hugging the coastline all the way to Simonstown. The walk is about 20 minutes from the station to the town of Simonstown. A good place to stop is St. James, with its tidal pool and kid-friendliness, Octopus Garden restaurant is a good stop or Kalk Bay, with its magical old world harbor and quaint shops. Fish and chips on the harbour wall at Kalkies is a must!

Other not so local attractions for kids

  • Two Oceans Aquarium - Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • Boat Trips to Seal Island - Hout Bay
  • Butterfly World - Klapmuts
  • Penguins at Boulders Beach - Simons Town
  • Tumble Bears Indoor Play Centre - Lakeside
  • Scratch Patch - Simons Town or Waterfront
  • Zip Lines at Acrobranch - Constantia Nek
  • Bike Ramps - Constantia Uitsig
  • Rush Indoor Trampoline Park - Claremont

What's included

  • Accommodation of your choice
  • Daily breakfast
  • Complimentary coffee and tea tray in rooms
  • Access to the guesthouse's facilities, amenities, and services

What's not included

  • Surf lessons
  • All lunches, dinners, snacks
  • Personal expenses
  • Airport transfers
  • Activities

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Transfers from this airport are not included in the package. For more information, please send Bluebottle Guesthouse an inquiry.

Directions from the Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

  • Exit the airport and travel along the N2 towards Cape Town.
  • Take the M3 turnoff towards Muizenberg.
  • Drive along the M3 until the road end in a T-junction.
  • Turn left into Steenberg road
  • Turn right at the traffic lights into Main Road.
  • Continue along Main Road, past the Masque Theatre on your left.
  • Turn right into Ronleigh road, opposite Bedfellows furniture shop.
  • Ronleigh road makes a sharp bend to the right.
  • Follow the road for about 100 meters after the bend.
  • You will see a sign that says Bluebottle Guesthouse on the left, the sign is at the bottom of a set of steps going up to the left.
  • Park at the bottom of these steps (which is Mount road).
  • The guesthouse is the fourth house from the bottom, a grey double-story house on the right.


For GPS directions, type in Ronleigh Road, bringing you to the bottom of the Mount Road stairs; the coordinates for the guesthouse are: *Latitude: 34°6'10.19''S

  • Longitude: 18°27'58.54''E

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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