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Enjoy the privacy of your own luxury waterfront apartment with 5 star service and facilities in the best location in South Africa
Mountain Marina offers a collection of one, two and three-bedroomed luxury waterfront apartments and penthouses in Cape Town with spectacular views over the yacht basin in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Marina Residential.
Here in the heart of Cape Town and its beautiful surrounding areas, you can enjoy the privacy of your own spacious, luxury apartment that not only guarantees peace and quiet, but also complete privacy and independence. The location offers unique, marina-style splendour in one of the most sought-after locations in the world, a stone’s throw from fine dining, shopping, touring and top-class conference venues.
Whether one chooses a one-bedroom luxury apartment or a premier 3-bedroom penthouse, each apartment comprises modern, spacious, air-conditioned bedrooms with separate lounges and dining areas.
Our luxury apartments are serviced on a daily basis and there are a number of additional services available to guests, equal to that of a top 5-star hotel in Cape Town. Guest services range from ‘in-room’ massage and beauty treatments to private chefs serving mouth-watering cuisine.
Mountain Marina’s Cape Town waterfront apartments are all equipped with satellite television, DVD players and stereos. Guests also have access to three swimming pools and a gym.
Cape Town Markets
Cape Town is famous for its friendly faces, brilliant beaches, magnificent mountains and the V&A Waterfront with its stunning waterfront apartments and marina apartments. But a visit to the Mother City would not be complete without experiencing at least one Cape Town market.
No matter where you’re staying during your visit to Cape Town, you’re certain to find a market just around the corner.
Affectionately known as the “Old Biscuit Mill” by locals, this award-winning market can be found in the trendy suburb of Woodstock. It’s jam packed with local flavour and a must see for all. The market sells fresh, locally sourced, organic food with an emphasis on selling only the highest-quality produce. The market is only open on Saturdays between 9am – and 2pm, and its a good idea to try and get there early. It’s dog friendly, provided your dogs are friendly and should be on a lead at all times.
Oranjezicht City Market
This market takes place every Saturday and Sunday between 9am – 3pm at the historic Granger Bay site of the V&A Waterfront. It’s a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers. It’s a great day out for the whole family, and customers can pick up their weekly food fresh as well as treat themselves to a delicious meal.
Green Market Square
Green Market Square is the oldest and most popular market in Cape Town and is situated in Cape Town’s city centre. It has a lively atmosphere and is surrounded by cafés and restaurants. Amongst the goods on offer are a variety of African curios, drums, candles, clothing and specialty stands.
Kirstenbosch Gardens Craft Market
While Kirstenbosch Gardens is renowned for its beautiful flowers and scenery, its craft market, located in the cottages diagonally opposite the main entrance, is growing in popularity. In addition to the gifts, curios, clothing, homeware and food sold, children can enjoy pony rides whilst their parents browse. This makes it a fun day out for the entire family.
Cape Town Markets
Hout Bay market is the perfect destination for your Sunday afternoon drive. Although not the largest of markets, it offers a diversity of goods that range from pottery and wire crafts to painted ostrich eggs and wooden sculptures. An added bonus is that it’s situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Cape Town and is only a walk away from the beach, restaurants and ice cream shops
The Cape is a veritable treasure trove of natural attractions. But once you have tired of the mountain vistas, sublime ocean views and the colourful people who make up the rainbow nation, fear not, for there is an entire wine route in Cape Town to discover, located 20 minutes from the City, not far from our luxury Waterfront apartments.
Although the bulk of the wine estates are situated outside of the city itself – in Paarl, Wellington, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Robertson – the first original vineyards were propagated in the fertile Constantia Valley, a valley that hugs the spine of the Table mountain chain but is often visited by the sea breezes of the Indian Ocean, a condition that has blessed the Constantia Wines with a very distinctive nose and flavour.
One of the foremost vintners of the early settlers of the Cape was Simon van der Stel, a man who would later become the first Governor of the fledgling colony. He earmarked a piece of land in the lush, fertile valley that had sufficiently good drainage to allow the vines to flourish without the threat of disease. This farm, Groot Constantia, remains in very much the same condition today as it was back in the 1600’s.
The farm is renowned for its high quality white and red wines and has tasting rooms dotted around the estate to seduce the visitors. Wine can be bought directly from the farm at very competitive prices and, should you feel a tad light-headed after quaffing the product, you can head for any one of the recommended eateries on site.
Once part of the original farm, Klein Constantia is now family-owned and run and produces its very own, distinctive wine under the Klein Constantia label. Although several hundred years have flashed by, the wine still enjoys the same reputation it enjoyed when the aristocracy of Europe, including the ill-fated Napoleon Bonaparte, ordered it on a regular basis.
The Buitenverwachting wines have been claiming the top accolades both locally and abroad with unprecedented regularity but that is not all that surprising, if you translate the historical name of the Estate, it means ‘Beyond Expectations’ and all the Estate has to offer is indeed beyond all expectations. It is not only the wine that continues to impress, but the famous restaurant too. However, if you would prefer to dine al fresco, why not head for the hills with a sumptuously prepared picnic basket?
Beau Constantia is a boutique wine farm situated at the top of Constantia Nek overlooking False Bay. Vines are planted to an elevation of 350 metres above sea-level on some of the steepest agricultural slopes in the Cape. These lovingly nurtured vines are spoilt with panoramic views of the Stellenbosch and Helderberg Mountain ranges and over False Bay as far as Hangklip.
With an exchange rate that continues to favour the international visitor, Cape Town shopping is clearly right up there on the ‘to do’ list of the vast majority of tourists. Fortunately, the Mother City has a host of shopping malls, craft markets and even a dedicated antique route that is one of the best kept secrets of this iconic South African city.
Shopping in Cape Town couldn’t be easier for the intrepid traveller with the vast majority of shops accepting international credit cards and traveller’s cheques.
Foreign exchange outlets and banks can be found at most of the busy shopping centres and malls, but if you can’t access one of these then make for an ATM machine where you can draw cash with your international bank or credit card.
The V&A Waterfront is the preferred destination of serious shoppers and is by far the busiest. Not only are there two shopping malls but it boasts the largest indoor craft market in Southern Africa, the internationally renowned Red Shed. Here visitors are assured of picking up authentic African curios at reasonable prices. The V&A is also home to some of the most exclusive marine accommodation in Cape Town, with waterfront apartments competing with mountain facing villas that enjoy sweeping views of Africa’s most recognised landmark, the awesomely powerful Table Mountain. Top flight clothing boutiques, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants abound and there is plenty of parking both outside and underground.
The ultra-trendy Cavendish Square is situated in the heart of Claremont and has recently been given a sumptuous face lift. It was an instant hit with the younger generation when it first opened its doors and continues to attract the young-chic as the shops and boutiques reflect this youthful exuberance. The stylish Square consists of three different levels dedicated to restaurants, cinemas and boutiques – whatever your needs, Cavendish Square can meet them.
Said to be the largest shopping mall in Africa, Canal Walk at Century City opened its doors in 2000. There are in the region of 400 stores in this enormous shopping Mecca but it is arguably only for the young and fit as it takes quite a bit of time and energy to get around the complex. It is definitely geared up for kids, with an innovative Science Centre and the Boogaloos Skate Park specifically designed to keep the younger set busy.
Kalk Bay & surrounds
The area along the False Bay coast from Kalk Bay to Simon’s Town is a treasure trove of antique and bric-a-brac shops where collectibles range from Africana books to hand-crafted jewellery to wonderful bits of ancient porcelain. It is one of jealously guarded secrets of this Tavern of the Seas but Cape Town shopping would not be complete without it.
Cape Town has been tipped as one of the most beautiful cities in the world but the metropolis that literally nestles within a national park doesn’t have to rely on good looks alone, she has an added lure, enticing thousands of visitors from all corners of the globe to her verdant limits each year – the challenging golf courses spread throughout the Peninsula.
Cape Town is a fine blend of sparkling oceans and rugged mountain vistas and because of her natural versatility she offers golf courses that can be viewed as purely parkland and others that could well be adjudged as links courses because of their close proximity to the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. We take a brief look at three golf courses that have very different attractions and playing conditions, none of which are very far from our Cape Town luxury apartments.
Atlantic Beach – Prime Links Course with Views to Die For
As the name suggests, the course has been adeptly laid out within shouting distance of the icy Atlantic on the West coast, making it one of the true links courses in the country. When the notorious South Easter wind is at its best…or worst…the course is more than challenging. But the magnificent views of Table Mountain in all her glory, and the scents and hues of the indigenous fynbos that is the rough are just some of the wonderful natural attributes the course offers.
Mowbray Golf Club – Championship Parklands Course
This championship course is situated in the shadow of Devil’s Peak and has hosted a number of international tournaments over the years. It boasts lush, green fairways dotted with indigenous trees and the occasional lofty Pine, but what makes it one of the more popular venues in Cape Town is it’s close proximity to the CBD and our luxury Waterfront apartments, a mere 10 minutes by car.
Steenberg Golf Estate – Too many Bogeys? Head for the Wine Cellar instead
Steenberg is situated slap bang in the middle of the Constantia wine route and the course is laid out between the Estate’s Vineyards and commercial pine forests that fringe the base of the stunning Constantiaberg – the rear end of the Table mountain chain. If bogeys are the order of the day, cast the clubs aside and head for the gracious on-site hotel and a tipple or two of ice cold local libation!