About Nautilus Lodge
Nautilus Lodge offers truly unparalleled views of Fish Hoek beach, Sunny Cove and the blue expanse of False Bay encircled by the Hottentots Holland Mountains.
Nautilus Lodge lies perched over Jager's Walk - known locally as "The Cat Walk" - which is a scenic path built right on the rocks at the water's edge. A five minute stroll beside the sea will take you from Sunny Cove and it's tiny railway platform, to Fish Hoek beach and on to the village centre.
Nautilus Lodge offers self-catering apartments, comprising of one and two bedrooms. The open plan kitchens are fitted with microwave and convection ovens, three plate hobs, fridge / freezer, dishwashers and washing machines. The kitchens are also stocked with the necessary utensils, crockery and cutlery. Linen is provided and both apartments are serviced once per week when they are cleaned and linen is changed.
The well appointed, sunny lounges (with multi-channel television) lead straight through large sliding doors onto the private balconies fronting the apartments. Nautilus Lodge offers truly unparalleled views of Fish Hoek beach, Sunny Cove and the blue expanse of False Bay.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
The shallow, protected waters of False Bay are ideal for swimming and water sports, and ultimately for False Bay's more famous visitors, the Southern Right Whales. These gentle creatures arrive in June to calve and mate; and nurse their young until their departure in November. The familiar sight of a whale tail brings whale lovers crowding onto the rocks at Sunny Cove, eager to observe these giant mammals literally only metres away. A nocturnal sound familiar to guests of Nautilus Lodge is the heavy, echoing breathing of the whales wallowing close to the protective shores!
Fish Hoek beach has an uninterrupted 1.5 km stretch of sand, perfect for beach walks.
There are many rock pools directly in front of Nautilus Lodge, suitable for paddling and shell collecting and a rock pool known by the locals as "Skelly" which is deep enough for swimming at High Tide. During the season, exclusion nets are put up daily at about 9am and are taken down again in the late afternoon.
The overhanging mountain bluffs surrounding Fish Hoek keep the waters protected and calm, which is why Fish Hoek hosts many sporting events such as yachting regattas, life guard competitions and sea kayaking - all of which can be observed from the comfort of Nautilus Lodge's balconies!
Fish Hoek lies south-east of Cape Town and north of Cape Point. Cape Town is a 30 minute drive away or one hour by train. The entrance to Cape Point Nature Reserve is a mere 20 minutes drive away. Fish Hoek is ideal as a base from which to explore the Cape Peninsula and its towns, while the famous wine estates of Stellenbosch are an easy day trip away.
Nautilus Lodge is a non-smoking establishment.
The nearest Airport to Nautilus Lodge is Cape Town International Airport. It is approximately 36 km from the Lodge. Should you require a shuttle from the airport to the Lodge, please email me at least 10 days prior to your arrival with time of arival, Flight number and airline. You will be responsible for the charges made by the Shuttle Service and generally that will be required once you arrive at Nautilus Lodge.