So happy that we can receive guests at Mariner Guesthouse again!

Now also offering the entire house as a villa for groups.

Make your bookings at:

Simonstown.com
TravelGround.com
Lekkeslaap.co.za
SafariNow.com
Afristay.com

 

We are ready to welcome back our business travellers and essential workers. Enjoy our beautiful views and facilities with peace of mind.

Enquire about our reduced corporate rates and packages @ 30% off: info@marinerguesthouse.co.za / 021 786 4528
www.marinerguesthouse.co.za

Need to travel to Simon’s Town/Cape Town for work or an essential service? Book your accommodation with us and get 30% off!

Our procedures have been strengthened and we have put in place all the necessary measures to welcome you with complete peace of mind.

We present here our Covid-19 health and safety measures:

1. Increased cleaning of common areas and disinfection of surfaces frequently touched by clients and team members.

2. Addition of bottles of hand sanitizer gel for everyone.

3. Wearing masks and appropriate uniforms by all members of our team.

4. Updated instructions and procedures for all team members: general hygiene standards and instructions on hand disinfection, not touching one’s face, coughing in one’s elbow and social distancing.

5. Rooms are cleaned one by one, completely, without coming and going.

6. Once a client’s stay is over, we leave the room unoccupied for 48 hours. For any stay of 2 nights or more, you will let us know if you want our team to access your room to clean it or not.

7. Breakfast (and any other meals) will be, for now, exclusively offered in your room.

8. Strict safety and hygiene measures in place in our laundry.

9. Register of everyone entering the premises.

10. Temperatures taken of everyone entering the premises.

What we ask you to do, for everyone’s safety :

1. Wash your hands frequently or use our hand sanitizer dispensers.

2. Maintain physical distancing.

3. Avoid handshakes and hugs.

4. Sneeze into your elbow.

5. Avoid touching your face: eyes, nose and mouth.

We look forward to seeing you again!

021 786 4528
info@marinerguesthouse.co.za
www.marinerguesthouse.co.za

 

Cape Town is a city with unrivalled culture and diversity, boasting a heady mix of old and new. Nothing speaks to this more than the iconic Big Six attractions. The Big Six is made up of Cape Point, Groot Constantia, Kirstenbosch, Robben Island Museum, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and the V&A Waterfront. These six spectacular Cape Town attractions are the city’s backbone. They represent the beautiful natural surrounds, rich history, diverse culture, and incredible cuisine and wine that make Cape Town a top destination for travellers the world over. Your trip will not be complete with a visit to each iconic location.

 

V&A WATERFRONT

The V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s most-visited destination, and it attracts roughly 24 million visitors a year. There are five shopping districts where you’ll find everything from local designs to international brands, but there’s more to this destination than shopping. There are many coffee shops, restaurants, and bars, most with spectacular harbour views. Kids will love the Two Oceans Aquarium, the Scratch Patch, and the chance to ride the Cape Wheel, along with many other events and attractions to keep the little ones busy for days. There’s also the new Canal District, with its gorgeous city, harbour and mountain views. Here. you’ll find a range of water activities, from standup paddling to kayaking and swimming. There’s also Battery Park, where you can revel in the sunshine on a summer’s day. There are expansive lawns and landscaped indigenous gardens, interwoven with footpaths and benches.

 

Waterfront summer

TABLE MOUNTAIN

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Table Mountain is Cape Town’s centrepiece. If you are relatively fit and are feeling energetic, there are some amazing hikes to try. For those pressed for time, the Aerial Cableway offers a quick and convenient ascent. Cable cars depart from the cable station every 10 to 15 minutes and the journey up the mountain takes about five minutes. The cars rotate through 360 degrees during the trip, affording you spectacular views of the mountain below.

Top 0f Table Mountain Cableway Craig Howes

ROBBEN ISLAND

Robben Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has come to symbolise the oppression of the Apartheid government. It was here that Nelson Mandela, alongside many other political prisoners, spent 18 years of his 27 years in prison.  However, the island’s history predates the Apartheid regime. Over the centuries, it has acted as a prison, a military base, and a leper colony. Ferries depart for the island daily from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront, and the tours (including the ferry trips) usually last about three-and-a-half hours.

 

Inside a Cell in Robben Island

KIRSTENBOSCH NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN

Situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, a mere 13km from the city centre, Kirstenbosch is regarded as one of the great botanical gardens of the world. The 528-hectare estate contains over 7,000 species of plants from southern Africa. Spend the day picnicking on the lawns, strolling through the Protea garden, or discovering interesting plant species in the Botanical Society Conservatory. While you are there, be sure to check out the 130m Centenary Tree Canopy – affectionately known as the Boomslang – that snakes its way through the trees of the Arboretum.

 

 

GROOT CONSTANTIA

The oldest wine farm in South Africa offers up more than just fine wine and delicious food; at Groot Constantia, you can also brush up on your Cape Town history at the museum housed in the old Manor House. While you are there, be sure to sample some of the estate’s dessert wine – Grand Constance. It was so famous in the nineteenth century (then known as Constantia Wyn) that it even found its way into the works of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.

 

Groot Constantia Manor House

CAPE POINT

The Cape Point Nature Reserve is all about natural splendour. You will be treated to some pretty spectacular views of the Atlantic and False Bay coastlines. While you are there, be sure to spend some time in the nature reserve where you are likely to encounter baboons, Cape Mountain Zebras, buck, and at least some of the 250 species of bird that call this reserve home. Don’t miss a ride up to the lighthouse on the Flying Dutchman Funicular for some truly spectacular panoramic views!

 

Cape Point Steps

 

Source credit: capetown.travel

1. Stick to a routine

Plan out a routine and stick to it. Having structure in your day gives you a sense of stability and peace of mind. For example, get up and go to bed at the same time you usually would and have your meals at the usual time. Make sure you get your normal amount of sleep. Plan different things for your weekend or day off so you can get a break from your routine, just as you normally would.

2. Get a daily dose of fresh air

Go outside for a walk or run – it’s good for your physical and mental health. Again, plan it into your schedule so you are doing it every day. Getting out of the house will make you feel better and reduce cabin fever.

3. Eat healthy food

Make sure you’re getting your 5 plus a day of fruit and vegetables to stay healthy. Avoid unnecessary snacking which is easy to do when you’re at home. Keep your eating habits as close as possible to what you would usually do. An excess of alcohol is especially risky at this time, so keep to standard drinking advice and find other ways to relieve stress.

4. Stay in touch

A lack of face to face contact with others is tough. However, there are lots of other ways to stay in touch. Pick up the phone, video call friends or family and stay in touch online. Start an online neighbourhood group to keep an eye on each other. You could also throw a virtual party where a group gets together online and connects that way. There are also lots of resources and ideas on the internet to keep you occupied and connected.

5. Exercise inside regularly

Set aside time each day or week to exercise inside, in the garage or in the garden. It could be yoga, weights, dancing or other forms of exercise. There are many websites offering free virtual exercise classes. It’s also a great time to get stuck into the garden, mow the lawns, clean the house and trim the hedge. See also exercising while staying at home.

6. Have fun

If you’ve suddenly find yourself with time on your hands, remember to do something you enjoy. Watch a movie, do some puzzles, play some board games, write that novel, read, redecorate, play charades, start to learn language or do anything else that will put a smile on your face.

7. Have a digital break

While it’s important to stay connected digitally, make sure you do have a break from it and balance your use. Plan times to be digitally connected and times when you switch to ‘do not disturb’ and become fully present to life in your bubble.

8. Healthy balance of news

It’s tempting to keep checking all the latest updates about COVID-19 but don’t let it rule your life. Keep informed but also a have a break from the constant flow of information. Have set times where you check the news, maybe morning and night to keep a healthy balance.

9. Meditate

Meditation is proven to have many mental and physical benefits. As does practising mindfulness. They are both free to do and will improve your health and help you stay calm and centred.

10. Seek medical attention if needed

If you feel unwell and need to see a doctor or you suspect you have COVID-19, then phone your GP to make an appointment. Medical facilities, pharmacies, vets, supermarkets and other essential services are still open.

 

SourceCredit: www.healthnavigator.org.nz

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