Perched at the water’s edge, the Upper Deck self-catering accommodation boasts a panoramic vista of Cape Town’s famous mountains and sea from its top-floor vantage point.
Sleeping six people in three comfortable bedrooms, the apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, modern bathroom with bathtub and shower and an open-plan living area opening onto a spacious and sunny north-facing deck. Catch the sunrise over the ocean, watch whales from the deck in the winter months and dolphins and seals year-round in the bay below, or take in the superb views over sundowners.
A short meander along the Jaeger Walk, just below the apartment, will lead you past crystal clear rock pools to Fish Hoek’s long, white-sand beach. One of the safest on the False Bay coast, a shark-net makes it particularly ideal for swimming, snorkelling and body surfing. Sheltered benches and lawns along the walkway make it a sunbather’s paradise, with a magnificent view of all the action and quick access to the water for a refreshing dip.
The Upper Deck’s central location on the Cape Peninsula means that all of Cape Town’s main attractions are within a 35-minute scenic drive, including the Table Mountain Cable Way, V&A Waterfront, the Two Oceans Aquarium, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Chapman’s Peak, the Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point), Boulder’s Beach penguin colony and the Constantia winelands.
A five-minute walk along the coastal path takes you to Fish Hoek’s centre, where you will find banks, supermarkets and other conveniences, rental shops and guides for all manner of watersports including sea-kayaking, surfing and and stand-up paddling (SUP), as well as a variety of restaurants catering to all tastes.
To the north and south along the shoreline are Cape Town’s two picturesque harbours of Kalk Bay and Simon’s Town. Connected by scenic road, shore-hugging railway (even an antique steam train on Sundays) as well as a beautiful coastal walk, each village offers an abundance of chic terrace cafes, restaurants and bars.