Cape Town and Zanzibar Beach
This is one of our more unusual combination, but it works really well! Exploring the ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town and relaxing on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar. Zanzibar is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 15-30 miles off the east coast of the Tanzanian mainland.
Destinations: 4 nights Cape Town & 7 nights Zanzibar
Blackheath Lodge is a double-storey Victorian guest house, built in the 1880s, situated below Signal Hill in Sea Point on the Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town, a stone’s throw from the City, Waterfront and well-known beaches. Stylish bedrooms, high ceilings and wooden floors, this boutique guest house was recently renovated with a unique African style. Start your day with delicious breakfasts, unwind in attractive guest areas, or enjoy the excellent personalised service and warm hospitality. When not out exploring all this dynamic city has to offer, perhaps soak up the sun around the heated pool, or indulge in a cocktail in the gardens. DSTV (Satellite TV) and WiFi. They are also happy to offer dinner or a picnic, for days on the beach or mountain walks.
Room size 194 ft²
En-suite and air-conditioned room with a choice of extra-length king or twin beds. The room offers free WiFi, flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player.
Suite and Superior suites
They feature a balcony or a lovely terrace
2 bedroom Apartment
Apartment size: 1076 ft²
This air-conditioned apartment features a balcony, a lounge area and a fully equipped kitchen.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
24-hour front desk
Shared lounge/TV area
Airport shuttle (additional charge)
Designated smoking area
Shops (on site)
Facilities for disabled guests
Pongwe is a casual but refined beach lodge on the east coast of the island, set in pleasant grounds and bordering a lovely sandy beach and the Indian Ocean. The food is very good, serving a blend of seafood, local dishes and international fare. The infinity pool, with pleasant deck, is a great spot to enjoy a cool drink and enjoy the view. Pongwe Beach is lucky in the fact that the whole beach is protected by an offshore reef which keeps the inner waters calm and safe for all to swim in. Snorkelling and boat trips can also be arranged to the reef, kayaks & paddle board, and bicycles are available. As with many Zanzibar beaches the area is tidal.
The 20 rooms at Pongwe are all built in traditional Zanzibari style with a thatched roof (with the leaves sourced from their own beach), white-washed walls, walk-in shower and handcrafted local furniture. Each of the rooms has a private terrace. For the more practical the rooms all have; mosquito nets, eco-friendly ceiling fans, beach & bath towels. There are 3 room types which are spread across the property and which are suitable for different budgets, some of which can be used as family rooms. There are: 4 Seaview Suites, each with a plunge pool; 13 Beachfront Rooms, just a step away from the beach; and 3 Garden View Rooms, just 30 seconds walk to the beach.
Free private parking is possible on site
Private beach area
Snorkelling Additional charge
Fishing Additional charge
Airport shuttle (additional charge)
Board games and puzzles
Special diet menus (on request)
Sun loungers or beach chairs
Pool and beach towels
Departure/Return LocationLondon and other UK airport | Some EU and USA airports
Departure TimeWhat is Included • Return flight from London • Internal flights via Johannesburg • Transfers • 4 nights stay in Cape Town at the 4* Blackheath Lodge - (B&B) • 7 nights stay in Zanzibar at the 4* Pongwe Beach Hotel - (B&B)
Return TimeCape Town, South Africa & Zanzibar, Tanzania
Dress CodeCharming picked hotels for discover Cape Town and romantic Zanzibar