I’m a born and bred Cape Townian who keeps falling in love with my city all over again. I once read this quote about London, Samuel Johnson said, “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life“. On occasion I feel a little tired of life and it is normally this city that finds a way to rejuvenate me. After a few weeks of tough overtime, we escaped to Blackheath Lodge for a weekend away in the city and they managed to cure my stress, tension and irritability. Thank goodness for Cape Town and the ability to #comehome to Blackheath Lodge.
Blackheath Lodge is a boutique hotel in Sea Point just off Highlevel road. I grew up this side of the world and it was so wonderful to be back even for just one night. Blackheath lodge prides themselves on their guests feeling like they have #comehome. All the little touches like their warm welcomes, complimentary all day cake and friendly jack russell made us feel so at home with Blackheath.
Our Beautiful Room for the Night
We had a little snoop around Blackheath and all the rooms are beautiful. One of the things I love about Boutique hotels is that each room is unique in its own way. We had the Gold Room with gorgeous neutral tones to balance the bold and bright! Every room has its own balcony and ours was perfectly located for catching sunsets!
Afternoons at Blackheath
Blackheath doesn’t have a designated restaurant but they are more than happy to help wherever they can. They can provide guests with light snacks and the occasional dinner on request. We used our Sea Point base as a great excuse to visit a newish sushi spot I’d been dying to visit! Manga makes super delicious sushi and I would highly recommend them for a casual lunch spot in the area.
After lunch, we headed back “home” for a lazy Saturday afternoon nap. I have learnt in my old age that naps are the ultimate luxury. The beds at Blackheath are fantastic with giant pillows and crisp sheets. Also, crucial to our nap was the black out curtains – such a big plus!
At this point we were more happy relaxed versions of ourselves. But Blackheath had even more in store of us! Next up was cake with sprinkles, ice cold coca cola and a sun lounger by the pool. We visited Blackheath on a really sunny winters day and took full advantage! With my bikini on and book in hand I went in search of cake! There is always cake available for peckish guests. We also found the candy and chocolate stash for movie snacks much later that night!
What to do when staying at Blackheath Lodge
Blackheath is in walking distance of the Sea Point Promenade. I would highly recommend an adventure down that way. We walked down to the prom to catch the sunset and the golden evening light. I couldn’t stop taking pictures and felt like such a tourist on our local weekend away.
Walking further along we bumped into The Woof Project which is an amazing dog adoption set up. You can hang out with dogs and puppies looking for homes and hopefully find one to adopt! I cuddled all the dogs and concentrated on not crying because I couldn’t take them all home with me. They home about 10-12 dogs a weekend and you can visit their site over here if you are at all interested.
From here we headed up to Main Road Sea Point to visit He Sheng. I have been wanting to visit He Sheng for AGES! He Sheng is an authetic Chinese spot run by one grumpy lady who serves great food and cheap beer. It was absolutely fantastic. Definitely add He Sheng to your must do in Sea Point list.
Mornings at Blackheath Lodge
We started our morning slowly. This is partly due to the late night movie and candy binging and partly due to the amazing black out curtains! I wasn’t quite ready to start my day and needed my first cup of tea in bed. Thank goodness for hotel robes ;).
Breakfast was flipping delicious! There is a continental buffet of sorts and then a full cooked breakfast menu. We started with flakey croissants with brie and ham – a big favourite in our house. I tucked into their incredible pancakes. These are seriously amazing pancakes- they pre- syrup, sugar and cinnamon them for you. Roll them up tight, and then tuck them into a giant dish to get ever further saturated in sugar! They are amazing!
Jono went with an omelette and I couldn’t resist the eggs benedict served with crispy bacon and avocado. This was all enjoyed with fantastic service and many cups of tea.
And sadly that was the end of our action packed weekend away with Blackheath Lodge. This post was super long and packed with images but we really squeezed a lot of fantastic in 24hours!
We packed our bags and headed to reception to check out. Next thing we knew- we were back by the pool with our books and a fresh pot of coffee! As much as we wanted to stay, they wanted to have us! So we ended squeezing an extra hour at Blackheath Lodge by the pool.
If you’re looking for a staycation, weekend away or even a home base in Sea Point I would highly recommend spending time with Blackheath Lodge.
They have a sister hotel, One Marine Drive in Hermanus and I would definitely recommend them too!
- Address: 6 Blackheath Road, Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town
- Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 439 2541
- Website: linked here
Disclaimer: We enjoyed our time as guests of Blackheath Lodge, however all images and opinions are my own.