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Visiting Tintswalo at Boulders

April 12th, 2019 | Style

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Visiting Tintswalo at Boulders Boutique Lodge
Every year I write down a list of places I want to visit. On my list this year was
the boutique B&B Villa Tintswalo at Boulders in Simons Town. When the
opportunity arose to explore Tintswalo, I couldn’t have been more excited.
Situated in the charming sleepy Simons Town, 45 minutes from the city and
home to the Cape’s penguin colony; Tintswalo at Boulders Villa offers a serene
escape from the hustle and bustle of city pace. With just six beautiful luxury
suites, this is the ultimate minimal and super cozy getaway.
On the large balcony we were spoiled with unobstructed views of Boulders
Beach where I enjoyed watching the penguins go about their lives without a care
in the world.

If you remember to bring along your ID it will only cost you R39.00 while
tourists pay R152.00, it is basically priceless to be a tourist in your own country.
So, highlights? Really difficult to narrow it down to a few but top of my list of
many is the first impression. The staff welcomed us with such warmth and went
out of their way to make us feel at ease and well looked after. Felt like I was
arriving home, like I was a part of the elegant, rich-textured furniture.
Speaking of furniture; I especially loved the warm neutral tones carried
throughout the villa. The comforting warm reds peaking out from the bricks that
makeup the fireplace, the wooden staircase and floors. Every so often there are
accents of colour beautiful styled to compliment the neutral tones. I can’t decide
which is my favorite; the suede emerald blue or the emerald green couch…have a
look at the photos and let me know which you’d pick!

We didn’t have to choose though, we got the best of everything.
Tintswalo Boulders is a bed and breakfast so finding a lunch and dinner spot is
an opportunity to explore Simon’s Town. There are plenty of cozy cafes with
‘character’ but Seaforth was one spot frequently recommended to us. There you
can enjoy freshly caught seafood and sip on a margarita.
For dinner I enjoyed Café Pascado where I devoured a delicious pizza and
swayed to the beautiful sounds of a live band.
Saying goodbye is never easy, so our friends at Tintswalo spoiled us with the
most amazing complimentary breakfast as the ultimate send-off; which was in
fact the ultimate invitation to return. I accept!

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