Welcome to the West Coast’s “SOULdana” located on the West Coast Way #FoodieRoute
There are Protea Hotels all over South Africa, and they’re synonymous with quality. When you hear the name Protea Hotel you always know exactly what to expect. But there’s something a little different about the Protea Hotel in Saldanha Bay that many of the other hotels in the chain don’t offer – and that’s the incredible waterfront position it offers you. A landscape of clear, blue water that immediately instills a sense of peace and tranquillity within you.
That’s where we found ourselves on a late Sunday afternoon when we weren’t quite ready to make the trip back home. We weren’t staying the night, but we did feel like a cup of coffee. We made our way towards the lounge area and sat outside on the balcony to enjoy the view and the last bit of sunshine. Now, whenever I think of Protea Hotel, I’ll think of this area . . . a little recluse from the rest of the world.
The Protea Hotel in Saldanha Bay: Welcome to the West Coast’s SOULdana
This Protea Hotel in Saldanha Bay offers a choice of standard, family deluxe and suite accommodations. Other facilities include a slipway, jetty, an outdoor swimming pool, a jungle gym, miniature golf course and a games room. The Mussel Cracker restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of champagne while watching the sunset, as it sits right on the water’s edge.
It’s a great place to stay while visiting the beautiful town of Saldanha, a place known by water sport lovers and holidaymakers alike. But it shouldn’t be disregarded just because you’re a local. It’s only about 90 minutes from Cape Town, and there’s absolutely nothing better than being a tourist in your own city.
If you’re looking for a peaceful break in a comfortable setting, then The Protea Hotel is for you. It’s great for both couples, friends and families alike. Do yourself a favour, and make a trip to this beautiful part of the West Coast. A little kid once told me that he thought it was called SOULdana. When you’re sitting with your cup of coffee looking out onto the water, it’s easy to see why he’d think that.
Find the Protea Hotel in Saldanha Bay on the West Coast Way #FoodieRoute
Written by Christine Bernard Photos by Warren Bernard
Photos by Warren Bernard (www.flatwhiteimages.com)
West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. South Africans and visitors can explore a unique collection of themed routes to do adventure-filled Cape West Coast self-drive trips or a West Coast Holiday. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Scenic Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route – as well as the newly launched West Coast Way Wild Route, all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many. For more information on West Coast Way’s #WestCoastTwist and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit www.westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.