The Best Places to Stay in False Bay are centred around the seaside villages of Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town.
False Bay is the Mother City’s alternative to the Atlantic Seaboard, with little of the large-scale gentrification.
False Bay is a Saint-Tropez-like experience with cobblestone quarters, tidal pools and fishing villages popular with artists, its main roads a string of coffee shops, bookstores and artisan bakeries, whilst character fishing boats and yachts litter its harbours.
Hundreds of years ago early navigators to South Africa mistook Hangklip (the unusual mountain on the Pringle Bay side of False Bay) for Cape Point, and so named the country’s largest true bay ‘False Bay’ (wrong bay, dudes!)…
The name stuck, and False Bay, on the other side of the peninsula from the Atlantic Seaboard, still labours under this distortion.
But for those who live and stay here, False Bay is anything but the ‘wrong’ bay…
Keep scrolling, you won’t be able to resist these best places to stay in False Bay:
Views, views, views is what Rocklands brings you and how this delightful Bed & Breakfast in Simons Town makes our list of Best Places to Stay in False Bay! But it’s also incredibly beautifully decorated with an eye for the uncomplicated, and set up on a hill 150 metres from the sea, surrounded by indigenous fynbos.
If you’re after romance and originality by the dessert spoon in best places to stay in False Bay then you’ll love the decadence of this guest house. There’s even an historic chapel for two, perfect if you’re after self catering.
This characterful guest house at the base of Muizenberg Mountain, just opposite an indigenous garden and within walking distance of Kalk Bay and the beach, is an ideal base if staying on the False Bay Coast is your preferred destination for accommodation in Cape Town.
The cobblestone approach to Rosmead Cottage is only the beginning in this ‘best places to stay in False Bay’. The holiday cottage in Kalk Bay sleeps five in three bedrooms with an open plan living area. And you are within walking distance from the beach and harbour when you stay here.
Muizenberg is surfer paradise, and we can understand that folks might wish every backpackers looked like this entry on our list of best places to stay in False Bay – with double rooms, double en-suites and even family rooms.
A beautiful rambling homestead that dates back to the 1850s offers Simons Town self-catering in five self contained holiday cottages including the coach house and stables, with a garden gate onto a sheltered beach.
You’ll love this modern attractive and comfortable home in False Bay, just a two-minute walk from Fisherman’s beach and 20 from Boulders. Self-catering for up to six. Easy to see why this house made our list of Best Places to Stay in False Bay – it’s an obvious choice!
St James Seaforth is a guest house that runs from this grande dame of a building that overlooks a beautiful stretch of beach. The elegant en-suite rooms have sea views and there’s a quiet swimming pool out back for guests to use.
We love this carefully decorated and quintessentially Edwardian townhouse that would be more at home, if it weren’t for the almost constant sunshine, in London. The house sleeps six in three gorgeous bedrooms.
Choose from two beautiful studio apartments with enviable sea and mountain views on the slopes of the Simonsberg. You overlook secluded beaches and the False Bay all the way to Hangklip. False Bay’s Beaches are within 10 minutes’ walk.
Gorgeous sea views, beautifully decorated en-suite rooms (only four) with your own private balcony overlooking the pool deck. It’s small and intimate which is why we have included it in our list of “Best Places to Stay in False Bay”.
The Inn at Castle Hill is a characterful Edwardian villa up a cobblestone way from Main Road overlooks Kalk Bay offering five beautifully contemporary en-suite bedrooms, filled with antiques, art and access to sea views.
Stay right on the water’s edge of Simon’s town Yacht Basin with heart-stopping views. This entry in our list of “best places to stay in False Bay” is a modern, chic hotel-style stay right in the heart of an historical village, nature reserve and beaches to choose from.
Beautifully presented, this Fish Hoek accommodation option offering a self-catering home and/or cottage (hire either, or together) has heart-stopping sea and mountain views from the pool and sundeck. Why wouldn’t you want to Stay Here?
This Simons Town holiday home is up for grabs. And you’ll be only too happy to enjoy the views from here, up above Simon’s Town. This penthouse offers good value for money as well as outstanding views.
This two bedroom luxury Kalk Bay holiday apartment lies opposite the harbour with views across the bay with your own wooden deck for meals. It’s quirky, comfortable and a perfect base if you’re here for longer than a weekend.
We love this calm space above Simon’s Town. A Boathouse has six beautiful, nautical themed bedrooms available with views out over the naval harbour and yacht club. A full English oir Continental breakfast is offered every morning.
With stunning views of False Bay, this beautiful three level house provides self catering accommodation in Simons Town. There is a communal swimming pool, pool deck, garden and barbeque facilities available for guests to enjoy.
You’re going to love this Muizenberg guest house set against the slopes of the Muizenberg Mountain Range. Bluebottle Guesthouse offers panoramic views of False Bay, spacious suites with sea views and en-suite bathrooms.
You’re on the sea side of Kalk Bay which is why most of the rooms offer views over the sea or the harbour. The rooms are large, uncluttered, comfortable and perfectly placed for a False Bay experience.
You’re a few minutes’ stroll from the beach and Jager’s Walk if you stay in this best places to stay False Bay in one of four rooms on offer. The house is rich in history (1910) and once served as the old Red Roof Tea Room.
Wow. A villa right on the edge of Boulders Beach. Its modern generous rooms house nine guests (so big one bedroom easily takes three three-quarter beds). The fourth has its own entrance and living and kitchen areas.
This imposing stately home is tucked off the Main Road at the foot of the Steenberg Mountain offering eight en-suite rooms. Just beautiful.