From R260pp - R350pp nightly
Budget Getaways Review
You’ll find this sparkling two-bedroomed apartment along a palm-lined avenue called Golden Mile Boulevard, in Britannia Bay. Although technically on the beach, the whale’s share of sea-view is taken up by your host’s house. This is not a train smash as the sound of crashing ocean is immediate and a mere 30m or so separates you from the soft sands of the real thing.
Britannia Beach is light and airy and meets exacting standards of order and cleanliness, broken here and there by gentle touches. The pitched ceiling is criss-crossed by a series of white beams that create an appealing beach house ambience, and the apartment is neatly decked out in grey floor tiles, delicate blue walls and uncluttered modern fittings. Colour co-ordinated chair-covers, the occasional out-of-Africa adornment and matching panels of duck-egg blue all add up to a relaxed karma befitting a weekend at the sea.
Luxury takes the form of selected DSTV channels (bring your own Smartcard and/or decoder if you want more options), free WiFi on request, good linen and towels and a spacious sundeck yielding a wedge of ocean view and the opportunity to braai and suntan sheltered from the wind.
Factoring in the setting and uncomplicated interior, Britannia Beach is not only a good base to the surrounding region but is also a useful summer escape for frazzled urbanites. It is conducive to doing blissfully little. Surround yourself with a pile of trashy novels and just chill. Get up from time to time and stroll the picturesque beach, looking out for whales, dolphins and a cormorant or two along the way.
Finally, end your day off with a fine bottle of wine and an evening braai on the deck, followed by a nightcap before drifting off...
"Our warm and friendly hosts could not have been more accommodating. Decor is in cool shades of duck egg blue & white with splashes of vibrant lime green towels. The elevated accommodation is very clean, neat and well maintained. The fresh crisp bed linen was lovely and every comfort from home was supplied, down to the steam iron. A huge private patio deck with built in braai is all yours to enjoy and has a view of the sea. A relaxing time was spent with lovely walks on the beach which is right on your doorstep. Perfect for the destination wedding venue, Sea Trader. Grocery shopping is a short drive away and the gorgeous Bon Hotel very close by, offering golf, restaurant and spa facilities. We will be back soon."
(Mike & Charmaine Wilby, visited January 2015)
"Lovely stay. So peaceful and relaxing."
(Ezelle Hamman, visited January 2015)
"A lovely place to stay."
(Jan Burger, visited January 2015)
"Again an awesome experience with very friendly hosts Barry and Anne. Weather was great and the walks along the beautiful beach, stunning as usual. I miss being there and left my heart at Brittania Bay. Can't wait to visit again."
(Mariaan Ellis, visited April 2014)
"Awesome getaway! Nice and clean. On the beach."
(Joanie Lerm, visited April 2014)
"We enjoyed our stay extremely. The apartment was so clean and neat and the hospitality was outstanding. Loved our view from the balcony and your just a few steps away from the ocean. It was spectacular and I will recommend anybody to go stay here. It was really the best weekend getaway we have been to."
(Leana Beneke, visited April 2013)
"The Ainsworths are perfect hosts and the setting is absolutely spectacular. I was sorry we did not stay longer because the tranquillity and quiet is very restorative for the soul."
(Cathy Marshall, visited October 2012)
"Highly recommended. Affordable and beautifully decorated. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the amazing beach. A must to be in summer,will definitely be back soon!"
(Clive Idas, visited April 2012)
"If you want to relax and have some quiet time, this is the place for you!! From the moment you get out of your vehicle, you're surrounded by this feeling of calmness and relaxation. The best thing about this getaway is the long, safe beach to walk on. Amazing sunsets and the calming sound of the waves on the beach, completes this beautiful picture. Barry and Anne are GREAT hosts and very friendly. The best place to relax and enjoy nature."
(Mariaan Ellis, visited May 2011)
"We have been coming here at least annually for several years and keep on coming back for more. The description on the website is very accurate. Even though we often come with plans, we tend to park our car upon arrival and start it again for departure - the setting and the beach are just too relaxing..:-). Thanks to Anne and Barrie for sharing this gem of a place with guests!"
(Mathias Tolken, visited April 2010)
"A very good break. The main house does spoil the view a lot, but then again the beach is so close that to walk to it to get a better view is not that bad. The people in the area are very warm and friendly. Great value for money. A 'must visit again'."
(Deon Brand, visited October 2003)
Simple uncluttered lines, whitewashed walls, flowy beach vibe, views, Atlantic rollers offloading onto the nearby beach… If this isn't enough to have you reaching ...
This sounds like the quintessential Budget traveller's beach shack. Set on the northern point of Britannia Bay (apparently among the best sites along this str...
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