Noordhoek Beach coming from Chapmans Peak Drive

Noordhoek Beach coming from Chapmans Peak Drive

Last Friday night, Rosie and I were invited to come and stay at African Queen Guesthouse in Noordhoek. I enjoy those little getaways always very much so I was happy to take the invitation and check it out. I’m lucky to have a baby who enjoys traveling just as much as I do.

Sleeping within 5 minutes of departure..

Sleeping within 5 minutes of departure..

You can drive straight to Noordhoek via the M3 and Ou Kaapse Weg but I choose to drive via Camps Bay, Hout Bay and Chapmans Peak Drive, the beautiful coastal route. It is always a great privilege to drive this beautiful route and make some photo stops en route.

After Chapmans Peak I made a quick stop at Noordhoek Farmvillage to get some delicious sushi at the Noordhoek Hotel. Great! Once we had checked in I wouldn’t need to leave the guesthouse anymore.

Upon arrival I was welcomed with a glass of bubbly by the lovely owners Margaux and Bram and their 2 boys. The fire place was lit and it was comfortable to relax a bit in the sofa while Rosie was roaming around and we chatted. It is always nice to meet people in the hospitality industry and share the passion for travel and South Africa. However, the bubbly went straight to my head. I drink so little these days that it doesn’t take much at all. It was time to go to our room.

Our room - picture from web site

Our room – picture from web site

African Queen Guesthouse has 5 rooms and a cottage. We stayed in the Chapmans Room which had an ensuite bathroom with shower only. Enough space and very good shower!  In the morning I looked out of the window and had this lovely view. Very peaceful!

Waking up with peaceful views

Waking up with peaceful views

Breakfast was in the breakfast room which looks out onto the beautiful pool area. The pool looked very inviting but the gale force winds we were experiencing, it wouldn’t have been a good idea to jump in but I see that Summer time can be very pleasant to just relax by the pool.

There was only 1 other guest nevertheless the breakfast buffet looked good with fresh bread, smoked salmon (my favourite), fruit salad, yoghurt, cheeses and cold meats. Bram prepared eggs & bacon for me and Rosie enjoyed her first-ever piece of health bread. She gulped it all down quite nicely!

The breakfast buffet - picture from web site

The breakfast buffet – picture from web site

www.guesthouseafricanqueen.cominfo@guesthouseafricanqueen.com
Owners: Margaux & Bram
Rates: from R300 pps in low season to R400 pps in high season for the budget room; the pool suite is R500 /R 700 pps.