Accommodation near Macassar Beach

This beach is a beautiful stretch of turquoise seas and creamy white sands. It lies on the False Bay Coast, a few kilometres on from Strand and Sunrise Beaches. The beach is sandwiched between the ocean, the coastal road, Baden Powell Drive, which connects Muizenberg and the N2 freeway, and Khayelitsha and Macassar, two large townships.

The beach offers many kilometres of dog-friendly space, and in the height of summer it comes alive as the local township population flocks to enjoy the sunshine and frolic in the waves.

Macassar Beach is not your hip and happening beach like those on the Atlantic Seaboard, but rather a place with a sometimes eerie sense of the past entwined in it. The abandoned Macassar Beach Pavilion for example, built in 1991, was once the brightly coloured, vibrant heart of the beach, with kiosks and take-away shops neighbouring changing rooms and toilet facilities utilised by the beach's visitors. Today however the pavilion is deserted, the blue paint, where it hasn't chipped off, has faded to pastel and there is no evidence of glass in any of the windows.

The pavilion is a favourite place for photographers (although it is important that you explore it with an alert group for safety reasons), as the abandoned building, waterslides and swimming pools cast strange shadows, and much of the area has been eaten up by the advancing sand dunes.

Speaking of sand dunes, dotted around the area you will notice information boards talking about 'dunes on the move'. These boards are part of efforts by the Macassar Dunes Project, an environmental organisation tasked with protecting the dune eco-system.

The seaside city of Strand is visible from Macassar Beach, and nearby is one of Cape Town's famous kramats (grave of the Muslim noblemen).

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Ridgemor Villa Guest House
4.3 km

From R700 pps

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Ridgemor Villa is a farm guest house nestled in the wine lands of the beautiful Cape, between the vineyards with a view overlooking our garden and lovely swimming pool and from the balconies Table Mou... More Info

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Lungi's B&B
5.8 km

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From R275 pps

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Experience a township from the inside-out and be welcomed by the local Khayelitsha community. 'Meet the street' and be fascinated by the peoples' stories while being in the convenient environment of L... More Info

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Vredenburg Manor House
6.8 km

From R450 pps


Vredenburg Manor Guest House, built in 1800, is a Cape Dutch styled guest house and wedding venue, ideally located on a farm in the heart of the Cape Winelands. We are about 40km from Cape Town, 15 mi... More Info

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Hacienda Monte Sol
6.8 km

From R600* unit


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Bay View
6.8 km

From R460 pps


Bay View is a room only establishment and is conveniently located in Heldervue, Somerset West with Easy access from the N2 and R44. Rooms have Panoramic Daylight views of surrounding Mountains and ... More Info

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Pink Rose Guesthouse & Spa - for gay men only
6.9 km

From R795* unit

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The Pink Rose Guesthouse & Spa is the first gay only guesthouse in the Cape winelands. Your hosts Lars and Detlef invite you to come and spend some time in sheer luxury. No matter if you live nearby o... More Info

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5 Lantra
7.1 km

From R600* unit

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Our 2 bedroom self catering apartment in Strand is 50m from the beach and sleeps 4 adults 2 children. No struggling for parking at the beach!! It is less than 0,5km from Strand Golf course and less... More Info

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9 Lantra
7.1 km

From R650* unit


This 2 bedroom self catering apartment in STRAND is 50m from the beach and is fully equipped. The apartment is less than 0,5km from Strand Golf course and less than1km from Somerset Mall. The apa... More Info

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La Playa B&B
7.2 km

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30 km from Cape Town International Airport 300 m from Strand Golf Course 100 m from the Beach 1.5 km from Somerset Mall (2 Twin Rooms available) Elegantly furnished twin room with shower and b... More Info

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NH The Lord Charles Hotel
7.3 km

From R1850* unit

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Nestled amidst the natural beauty of the Cape Winelands, NH The Lord Charles welcomes guests with warm hospitality and effortless luxury. Situated a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airpo... More Info

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Somerset West Reviews

Somerset West
It's a clean town with friendly people. Beautiful view of the mountains. Strand beach is 10 minutes away.
- Shakil Bunsee

Somerset West
Beautiful area. Clean. Friendly people. Lovely views
- Amanda Augustine

Somerset West
Great suburb to stay in, close to many places of interest. A perfect base to explore the wine routes and beach at Strand.
- Sonja Beineke

Somerset West
Somerset West is a great holiday destination if you want everything at your doorstep in a beautiful setting!
- laura de wet

Somerset West
Very lovely place to visit and we will visit Somerset-West again soon.


- Carron Vermeulen