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The Point Hotel offers breathtaking sea views on the Garden Route

  • Tuesday, 04 December 2018
  • Linda Chivell

South Africa is undeniably one of the most beautiful countries on earth, largely owing to its diverse landscapes. And there is no better place that brings together the country’s landscapes than the Garden Route, officially stretching from Mossel Bay to Tsitsikamma.

The Point Hotel Lighthouse aerial

Stunning ocean views are a dime-a-dozen in South Africa. Stunning luxury ocean views are another story. The Point Hotel promises exactly that. Located on a rocky outcrop, the 52 stylishly decorated rooms, each with a private sea-facing balcony, overlook the Indian Ocean and boasts to be the only hotel on the continent of Africa that does not have any land between it and Antarctica and the only hotel in Africa built on the ocean rocks.

bedroom with doublebeds seaview

However, sometimes luxury views are not enough; sometimes you want more. The spacious en-suite rooms are equipped with direct dial telephones, international plug points, TV with DSTV, ceiling fans, panel heaters, lock-up safes and internet access in every room. The free WiFi, air conditioning, safe and coffee station adds to a comfortable stay. The modern bathrooms provide complimentary toiletries. Parking is free. The Point Hotel is paraplegic friendly and all floors are serviced with a hydraulic lift and serviced by surveillance cameras.

Dining Room

The in-house restaurant, The Lighthouse, serves sumptuous breakfasts and offers a diverse buffet or a la carte menu and specializes in Mossel Bay’s famous seafood. The Lighthouse offers cuisine from all five continents!  The Point area boasts with six diverse restaurants – all with spectacular sea views of the Indian Ocean - a family delight!  As the African sun falls below the horizon you can enjoy an alcoholic or non-alcoholic sundowner on the terrace.

Spa

Enjoy a range of spa treatments, at the in-house Nirvana Spa which offers a variety of beauty and body treatments in their 4 treatment rooms, featuring a Jacuzzi and a steam room.

sundowner on terrace

When not enjoying bungee jumping, skydiving, hiking, horseback rides along the coast or even walking with elephants, guests can return to the private balcony of their contemporary room to enjoy a sundowner with views of the constant motion of the sea and in season possible sightings of frolicking whales and dolphins as their guests. The perfect backdrop for your time at the hotel!

point hotel from the sea

A walk from this hotel along the waterfront is so safe & secure that ladies can walk alone any time of day or night on the waterfront area. The short 2-minute walk will take you to the nearest beach or historic St. Blaize Lighthouse and the natural cave. Shopping in town is a few minutes’ drive away as well as the Garden Route’s only Casino and the close by Mossel Bay Golf Club.

The Point Hptel from the Lighthouse

Mossel Bay is second only to Hawaii for having the mildest all-year-round climate in the world, according to the Guiness Book of Records. Join the locals for a safe, brisk morning swim in the world's largest natural tidal pool just in front of the hotel. Surfers can enjoy one of the best surfing venues on the coastline including internationally renowned Inner and Outer Pool.

Historic Monument

Mossel Bay offers a wide range of historic architecture, with the arrival of Bartholomew Diaz when he sailed into the bay on 3 February 1488, an event witnessed by the Khoi-San. When he landed in the bay, he called it Bahia (Aguada) de Sao Bras (“the watering place of St Blaize).  St Blaize is the patron saint of those who suffer from disorders of the ear.

The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex in the center of town consists of various sites of interest.  The most well-known historical feature is the Old Post Office Tree.  The first post office on South African soil was founded at Mossel Bay in 1500 when Pedro de Ataide left a letter of importance in a shoe under a large Milkwood Tree.  Mail is still posted at this ancient Post Office.  Today, it is a National Monument.

The Point Hotel entrance

Whichever length of time you decide to stopover, you can be assured that your stay at The Point Hotel will be one of exceptional comfort, paired with superior service. The unique location in an eco-friendly environment and small-town ambiance combined with professional hospitality makes this a superb choice of venue for discerning travelers.

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