Port Owen Marina

Port Owen Marina

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4.5
#1 of 1 apartment in Velddrif
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Situated in Velddrif on the Cape West Coast, just 150km from Cape Town Airport, on the banks of the marina, Port Owen offers spacious, well-appointed studio, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments. On-site facilities include; WiFi, daily entertainment, adventure golf, heated pool, fishing, general store, bird watching, bicycle hire, daily entertainment, kids playground, board games, games room, braai area, open-air chess, canoeing, water skiing, barge cruise, marina, private jetty, business centre, laundry Most apartments have access to a jetty and guests can bring their own boats and water sport equipment. Don't forget your binoculars, as the area is a birding hotspot.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Self-serve laundry
Kids club
Room features
Flatscreen TV
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Etynne S wrote a review Jan 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa33 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 4 days at the resort. Finding Reception was a bit confusing although there is a big sign board indicating the direction from the car park but the entrance was not clearly marked so we found ourselves [and another couple with the same dilemma] walking along the path to the apartments until someone guide us to the actual reception area.
That said, the welcome was warm and friendly which made us feel relaxed and reassured of a good stay.
My only complaint would be the housekeeping needs to be overhauled.. The floors were clean to look at but when you walked on it, it felt and sounded like you had sticky residue underneath your shoes. We removed our shoes, unpacked our groceries and discovered that our feet were filthy underneath as a result of the residue on the tiled floors. Needless to say, I set about giving the floors a wash [on hand and knees] with warm water which solved the issue. The carpets in the main bedroom were grubby and had scorched/burn marks on the right side of the bedside table. The blinds in the kitchen had layers of dust that needs to be washed off.
Putting all of that aside, the apartment was located in a beautiful part of the mariner. Peaceful, relaxing with lots of bird life too. Will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Units 1 - 7 are in a good position for optimising the view across the mariner with protection...
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Response from Bruce Mxabo, General Manager at Port Owen Marina
Responded 21 Jan 2022
Good morning Etynne, Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate and looking forward to welcome you back on to the Resort in the near future :)
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Genuine49 wrote a review Mar 2020
CRANBROOK26 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We so enjoyed this lovely spot overlooking the marina. The place is spotless, beautiful master bedroom with crisp, clean sheets. Lovely friendly staff with a warm welcome of juice, champagne and treats ( it was Valentine's Day, so not sure if this is always offered). We enjoyed an amazing massage at the spa, fun canoe and paddle boats, watching the bird life, relaxing at the pool. Great location for day trips to surrounding towns north and south of Veldrift. Highly recommended stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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kmuure871359 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice. Right by Charlie's brewery. 😎 Pity the bicycles were broken.. Couldn't use them. But the the paddling boats etc.. Worked well. Cleaned the room every day. Only stocked the the coffee and tea sachets the first day of arrival but never again.. You would think the price you paid they would refill that every day. Otherwise gas braai worked nicely. Enjoyable experience. Great view 😎😎
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from BruceM1891, General Manager at Port Owen Marina
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Dear Guest It feels good to note that you had a wonderful time with us , we are indeed very grateful with your review .
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shanal wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is beautiful. The accommodations is filthy! The bedding dirty, carpets are stained and has a damp smell. mould on walls. couches are stained and dirty. stove sticky and plates of stove in awful condition. bathrooms looks nice. I could not sit on any of the couches as they looked in urgent need of cleaning. There is also a terrible smell that I cannot pinpoint. The place needs a decent clean and furniture needs steam clean. The cleaning staff needs to be replaced as they clearly take no pride in the upkeep of the place. Reception people are amazing. Welcome was warm. I only stayed one night and could not wait to leave.
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Date of stay: March 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Guanita Tester, General Manager at Port Owen Marina
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Shanal, we are sorry to hear about your experience. We would like you to know that we have improved on all aspects. We look forward to wowing you on your next visit.💙
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PeterV1 wrote a review Jan 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa304 contributions154 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
There is good reason why the Port Owen Marina was built where it was. It is situated in a beautiful location and is secluded enough to be enjoyable. If you are in the area it is well worth a visit as there are lots to do. You can take a scenic walk or stop into one of the specialty eateries on the Marina, all of which are great fun to visit.
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Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Bruce Mxabo, General Manager at Port Owen Marina
Responded 05 Jan 2022
Good morning Peter Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate and looking forward to welcome you back on to the Resort in the near future :) Kind Regards
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Emarie B wrote a review Dec 2021
Paarl, South Africa684 contributions268 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Please note that Port Owen is a part of the small coastal town Velddrift on the West Coast of South Africa. Port Owen surrounds a built marina which creates a very special atmosphere with small walk ways and lights at night. There are many different accommodation options, from exchanging holiday points, renting apartments or renting houses. We have been visiting it for over 30 years, and it remains a special destination.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: Try to rent accommodation which directly faces onto the marina, it is a truly special experience
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Response from Bruce Mxabo, General Manager at Port Owen Marina
Responded 22 Dec 2021
Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate :)
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696barryb wrote a review Mar 2020
East London, South Africa40 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From check in to check out , what a pleasant experience. The units are well kitted out , clean and right on the waters edge.We had a 3 bedroom unit with 2 bedrooms downstairs and the main upstairs. From working in the kitchen to relaxing in the lounge or lying on your bed , all have a view over the marina. On site restaurant/ gin bar are on site. We will be back. A fantastic time was had by all.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Guanita Tester, General Manager at Port Owen Marina
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your fantastic review! Your fondness of us is exceptional. We have have improved a lot and can not wait to wow you some more!💙
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Sandy D wrote a review Aug 2021
346 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Always a great relaxing place for a holiday. The Marine is tranquil, with bird life & always welcoming.
The chalet is charming, well equipped and comfortable.
The shower above the bath, though, is in needs a new sealer to prevent flooding of the bathroom floor, and more permanent damage.
The staff were helpful and friendly.
Look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bruce Mxabo, General Manager at Port Owen Marina
Responded 23 Dec 2021
Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate and looking forward to welcome you back on to the Resort in the near future :)
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Sandy D wrote a review Feb 2021
346 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed a wonderful few days at Port Owen Marine.
The chalets are really well designed, and well equipped.
Being on the water is a treat, and usually you can hire boats, canoes and sups.

Velddrift is a delightful coastal village, nice and laid back, and quaint.

Bokkomslaan is worth a visit.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Guanita Tester, General Manager at Port Owen Marina
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Sandi. Thank you for your review. We have made a lot of improvements and can not wait to wow you on your next visit.💙
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prof Jan wrote a review Oct 2021
Strand, South Africa4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
What a delightful place to visit. The whole of Vekddrif Laaiplek and Port Owen is a joy to behold. One can spend hours just walking through the little garbour of Velddrif, or visit the famous Bokom lane along the Berg River or vist the beautiful Port Owen marina.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Bruce Mxabo, General Manager at Port Owen Marina
Responded 22 Dec 2021
Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate and looking forward to welcome you back on to the Resort in the near future :)
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327andrer wrote a tip May 2023
Cape Town, South Africa134 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"book well in advance "
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Etynne S wrote a tip Jan 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa33 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Units 1 - 7 are in a good position for optimising the view across the mariner with protection from the wind"
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Emarie B wrote a tip Dec 2021
Paarl, South Africa684 contributions268 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to rent accommodation which directly faces onto the marina, it is a truly special experience"
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Michele B wrote a tip Oct 2021
Claremont, South Africa202 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely go! Stay a few days"
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danielmalan2019 wrote a tip Oct 2019
Suider Paarl, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"shower over bath is very inconvenient !"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,119 - R 1,523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
port owen marina hotel cape town central
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeVelddrif
NUMBER OF ROOMS
41
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Frequently Asked Questions about Port Owen Marina
Which popular attractions are close to Port Owen Marina?
Nearby attractions include SA Fisheries Museum (1.8 km) and Emmertjie Velddrif (1.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Port Owen Marina?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Port Owen Marina?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Port Owen Marina?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Port Owen Marina?
Conveniently located restaurants include Russells on the Port, Die Vis Vlekhuis, and Die Vishuis Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Port Owen Marina?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Port Owen Marina have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the marina view available here.
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