With its clean, white lines, blue trim and prime positioning, arriving at the Blue Peter Hotel reminds you that you're finally on holiday. Whether you're staying for a week or a weekend, this characteristic establishment has an at-home coziness that relaxes and releases, leaving an impression that time has stopped and the world outside no longer exists. Ideally situated on the Blouberg Beach, it's the perfect holiday destination for families and couples alike.
But what really sets The Blue Peter Hotel apart is the view it enjoys of Table Mountain. The iconic landmark cuts an impressive silhouette across the horizon, fronted by the navy ocean. And on many-a-day, visitors are treated to the misty “tablecloth” which slowly descends like dry ice – silent but as astounding as any of the wonders of the world. Few views could rival that of the mountain at sunset, revered by locals who are drawn like lemmings to Blouberg’s beaches - known to be the very best for one of South Africa’s most sought after panoramas.
Blouberg beach also boasts a spectacular view of Robben Island (the former prison island where political prisoners were incarcerated during the Apartheid era – most notably, Nelson Mandela).
The adrenalin junkie will find Mecca here, for this is rated as one of the top three kite surfing spots on the globe and is the undisputed leader in South Africa. Gigantic waves and the legendary Cape southeaster winds catapult surfers in crescents of incandescent colour into the sky. For the not-so-adventurous, it is just as much fun as a spectator sport!
Between September and December binoculars are a must! It is during this time that the mammoth Southern Right whale visits Table Bay on its way to Gansbaai & Hermanus to mate and calf.
With its affordable rates (which include breakfast) and its close proximity to amenities (Cape Town's city centre and V&A Waterfront, the airport, wine farms, shopping centres, golf courses and much more), the Blue Peter Hotel is the perfect place to get away from it all and truly unwind.
The hotel also boasts two fully equipped conference rooms, with packages to accommodate both small and large groups. The Lighthouse Restaurant can seat 100 people, making it the perfect location for intimate weddings and other celebrations.
The Lighthouse Bar has a full selection of both local and international beverages while the Lower Deck Bistro offers a more casual environment for a family meal, or that ‘just-off-the-beach’ relaxation.
Whether it’s the sports game on TV, the lure of company with friends, a romantic dalliance, or some quiet time alone, this is a charming spot to wile away long hours – no doubt mesmerised by the simply breathtaking view.