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8 on Penguin

33 reviews
Self Catering
  • From R995 per night (for 4 people)
  • Capacity: 4 people
  • Check-in: 15:00 to 20:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Address: 8 Penguin Place, Van Riebeeckstrand, 7441, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome


8 on Penguin is a self-catering apartment located on the owner’s property in Van Riebeeckstrand, Melkbosstrand. A fishing village personified, Melkbosstrand is situated 35 km north of Cape Town, this unpretentious coastal village is known for its stretch of white sandy beaches, seafood restaurants, nature hikes, undulating dunes, and exceptional mountain views.

The apartment can accommodate up to 4 guests and comprises 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and an open-plan kitchen and living area. The main and second bedrooms each contain 2 three-quarter beds, while the bathroom is fitted with a shower, a toilet and a washbasin. The main bedroom can be reconfigured to provide a double or queen size-bed if required. Each bedroom has its own built in cupboards.

The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering and contains a dishwasher, stove, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, and cutlery and crockery. There is also a breakfast bar with stools. The lounge has a comfy lounge suite from which one can view the ocean whilst sipping on an early morning cup of coffee.

The apartment has secure garage parking downstairs and easy access to the apartment above through a covered stairway. An upstairs balcony provides for seating outdoors. There is also sufficient storage area downstairs should guests be wanting to store their kites or wind surfers, bicycles or any other sporting equipment.

An indoor fully enclosed braai area allows one to relax and enjoy the stunning views of Table Mountain and the ocean. Watch the sunset over the ocean from the comfort of the braai area.

The apartment is ideally located just around the corner from the beach favoured by kite surfers and wind surfers alike. From the apartment one can see the ocean conditions ideal for these sporting activities. Easy access to the beach allows for long walks north or southwards for an ice-cream on the main stretch of the beach.

From the comfort of the lounge seating, one can watch the early morning exercising of the race horses in the ocean. Breathtaking sunset views, coupled with the whale and dolphin sightings provides for a very relaxing atmosphere and allows one to chill completely.

The apartment is also ideally located for traveller's wishing to visit the beautiful spring flowers at the West Coast National Park, or even in the local nature reserve, through which one can cycle. There are also local wine farms to visit for a scrumptious lunch in the warm afternoon sunshine.

From the apartment one has an uninterrupted views of Table Mountain, Blouberg Hill and Robben Island in the background. The apartment is an ideal holiday vacation for any family or group of friends and provides a secure base from which the beauty of Cape Town can be explored in its entirety.

Sleeping Arrangements

A booking at 8 on Penguin includes:

Queen Bed
Bedroom 1
Sleeps 2 people
1 xQueen Bed
Single Bed / Three-Quarter Bed
Bedroom 2
Sleeps 2 people
2 xSingle Bed / Three-Quarter Bed


Braai Area
Secure Parking
Free Wifi


  • Airport Transfers By Arrangement
  • Braai Area
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Malaria Free
  • Satellite TV
  • Self Catering
  • Free Wifi
  • WiFi

Activities Onsite

  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking

Activities Nearby

  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Wine Tasting
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Meal Types Offered

  • Meals By Arrangement

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking
  • Behind Remote Gate
  • Covered Parking
  • Off Street Parking

Payments Accepted Onsite

  • Cash
  • Electronic Bank Transfer

Review Summary

4.7 out of 5from 33 reviews for 8 on Penguin
Value for money


  • 8 Penguin Place, Van Riebeeckstrand, 7441, Western Cape
  • Guests think 8 on Penguin is in an excellent location
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From R995
per night (for 4 people)
From R995
per night (for 4 people)
From R995
per night (for 4 people)
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  • Capacity: 4 people
  • Check-in: 15:00 to 20:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Address: 8 Penguin Place, Van Riebeeckstrand, 7441, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome From R995  per night (for 4 people) 33 5 1 5 8 Penguin Place Van Riebeeckstrand 7441 Western Cape 0860 022 102 15:00-20:00 11:00 -33.707153795815 18.443827376075
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