Rock Up To Boulders

Tintswalo at Boulders Boutique offers lovely sea views

While Tintswalo Atlantic continue with their rebuild after the fire in February, their sister lodge, Tintswalo at Boulders Boutique Villa  is offering a free night’s accommodation for every three nights booked.

With nine guest suites plus a well-stocked well as a children’s room, the villa operates on a bed and breakfast basis and offers direct access to Boulders Beach and its world-famous resident colony of endangered African penguins.

The sea at Boulders Beach

The Seaside Winter Getaway is valid until August 31 2019, from R2500 per night for two sharing. Children are welcome at a reduced rate. Also included is a full breakfast, afternoon snacks and Wi-Fi. A concierge service is offered for bookings of restaurants, snorkelling safaris, sea cycling and guided sea kayaking excursions.

A suite a Tintswalo Boulders

Named after famous ships, the luxurious suites are individually decorated with private terraces, some also with fireplaces and balconies with endless ocean views. The villa boats spacious living and dining areas, a central courtyard with a fire pit, and a cosy TV room to present the perfect destination for a seaside winter getaway.

A suite a Tintswalo BouldersAfter

After the fire

  • Construction work is underway at Tintswalo Atlantic after a fire destroyed the kitchen and public areas of the boutique hotel on Chapman’s Peak Drive in February this year.
The reconstruction of Tintswalo Atlantic, tucked into the fynbos and pebbled coastline, is well underway

While not as drastic as the runaway fire of March 2015 that razed the entire lodge ‒  this time, at least the guest rooms were spared and the only fire-damaged suite has been refurbished. In both cases October – die mooiste maand – is the month of choice for the relaunch.

The iconic wooden deck under construction at Tintswalo Atlantic

Hopefully it’s going to be third time lucky for the luxury Tintswalo Atlantic, tucked into the fynbos and pebbled coastline. As a symbol of new beginnings, four leafy indigenous milkwood trees have been planted to shade the iconic wooden deck that extends over the Atlantic Ocean.

Builders and carpenters are hard at work cutting, sanding and laying down the planks at Tintswalo Atlantic

Still under construction, it will soon be the spot again for sundowners and special moments. Builders and carpenters are hard at work cutting, sanding and laying down the planks, along with new full-length glass doors positioned to bring the fresh ocean breeze into the dining room and lounge areas. The outside walls and roof are almost complete, and the kitchen area with its unobstructed open view onto the sea, is in place as the dining room and lounges start to take shape.

Tintswalo owners Gaye Corbett and her daughter Lisa Goosen, on site

On site, Tintswalo owners Gaye Corbett and her daughter Lisa Goosen will start working on the reimagined interiors once the full structure of the buildings are complete.

‘Witnessing a fire at our beloved lodge for the second time in four years came as a terrible shock but we have been deeply touched by the words of love and support from the travel trade and our loyal guests,’ says Lisa Goosen, Every tragedy brings the opportunity for renewal, and we are steadfast in our mission to rebuild Tintswalo Atlantic into something even more beautiful than before.’

The hotel, with some of the most mesmerising sea views in Cape Town, is set to reopen for business this October.