Magellan's Passage - the Art of Discovery. A true Eco lodge with renewable energy supply. Magellan's Passage Guest House celebrates the discoveries of new and old, of the brave men and women who left the safety of their homes to discover new worlds. The house is situated on the slopes of the Cape Peninsula above the historical town of Simon's Town with its fascinating Naval Base. We offer panoramic views across beautiful False Bay and the surrounding mountainside.
Enjoy a wonderful holiday in a luxury guest house in Cape Town, which boasts eco-friendly amenities to reduce its carbon footprint on the environment.
Magellan's Passage offers outstanding holiday accommodation in Simonstown, Western Cape. In an area famous for its natural sights and marine life, you can visit an array of beaches including the nearby Boulders Marine Park with its penguins and Southern Right Whale (from June to October), or if you are feeling brave, try shark cage diving! Seal Island, where these sharks feed, can be seen from the balconies - we provide telescopes and binoculars.
Those who prefer the gentler pursuits of life, the charming Victorian village of Simonstown offers lots of cultural attractions with its rich naval heritage and maritime delights. Cape Point Nature Reserve, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet, is 9km away.
We boast a beautiful restaurant with spectacular views. There our in-house chef will present you with various dining options offering Mediterranean cuisine with an African influence. Focusing on local, fresh and seasonal ingredients. The food is a discovery to one's taste buds.
This Cape Town eco lodge promises you a wealth of modern comforts whilst reducing its environmental impact with solar paneling, wind power and energy efficient lighting, to name just a few. Environmentally friendly cleaning products are used and recycling is part of our day to day lives.
We allow and encourage our guests to get involved with the local community offering guests the opportunity to purchase local arts and crafts and well as getting a chance to see how the locals live by offering a township tour of Masiphumelele where we are involved in various sustainable outreach and development initiatives. Purchases are made with the intention of supporting SMME's, local entrepreneurs and ways in which the environmental impact is minimised.
Our friendly staff will warmly welcome you with 5 STAR service.
In and around the area
By enjoying your stay at our eco-lodge you will be taking in the splendour and beauty of this part of Southern Africa, named by Sir Francis Drake as the Fairest Cape of all.
For anyone with keen naval interests, the ships of the S.A. Navy and Submarines sail past daily, and we will gladly arrange Navy Dockyard tours. We also sponsor preservation of sites, historical Holland and Britain, the "Victorian" village of Simonstown and its beautiful setting and naval heritage.
Enjoy our spectacular views. In front of you is the Boulders Marine Park, its penguins and, during June to October, a preserve of the Southern Right Whale. Watch as they blow, spy hop, breach and lob tail. Look out for the famous great white sharks of False Bay. Seal Island, where these sharks feed, can be seen from the balconies - we provide telescopes and binoculars, and for the more daring, we organise cage diving. Behind you are the Swartkop Nature Reserve and only 9 km away, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at the tip of Cape Point.
We will gladly arrange tours of any of the attractions in the area should you be interested, and with our passion for all things marine, private dockyard tours and shark cage diving. Meet with members of the South African Ship Society SA, Naval Heritage Trust, and the Simonstown Historical Society. The Victorian village of Simonstown is a "must see".
Directions to Magellan's Passage Guest House from Cape Town International Airport:
- Head south 280m
- Keep left 300m
- Slight left toward Airport Approach Rd 150m
- Turn right toward Airport Approach Rd 400m
- Take the 1st left onto Airport Approach Rd 1.6km
- Merge onto N2 Rd/ Settlers Way via the ramp to Cape Town 10.9 km
- Take exit 6 for Rhodes Drive toward M3/Muizenberg 400m
- Merge onto Rhodes Drive 2.2km
- Continue onto Union Ave 1.6km
- Continue onto Paradise Road 550m
- Continue onto Edinburgh Drive 4.0km
- Continue onto Simon Van Der Stel Road/ M3 7.6km
- Turn left onto Steenberg Road/M42 850m
- Turn right onto Main Road 9.2km
- At roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Simon's Town Road 2.9km
- Continue onto Main Road 3.4km
- Continue onto St Georges Street/M4 2km
- Go past turn off to Seaforth
- Take the next right onto Harrington Drive
- Drive to the top of the hill and take a Left onto Jan Smuts Drive
- Take the 1st Right onto Whittle Way 110m
- Continue all the way up the hill onto Meryl Road
We are the second house on the left number 3.
Magellan's Passage offers beautifully appointed suites. We offer Sea Facing Suites, a Luxury Loft suite with 360 degree views of False Bay and the Swartkop Nature Reserve and Mountain Facing Suites with exceptional views of the Swartkop Nature Reserve.
All rooms come standard with the following:
- Air-conditioning, ceiling fan and heating
- Safe (Will fit a laptop)
- Flatscreen TV's with Satellite television
- Mini Bar
- Luxurious bathroom with spacious shower and bath.
- Under floor heated bathrooms
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access