Celebrate your birthday in Africa

May 27th, 2014 | by admin | Our House, Your Bucket List

1 Big birthday, 8 fabulous nights, 33 happy guests : a great idea for a holiday

Birthday in Bakoven - collage

Guests and staff have made some amazing memories together recently.


Birthday in Bakoven - group photo
Karin, from Germany, celebrated her birthday in style. She and close friends and family gathered to experience Cape Town together for 8 nights as guests of Ocean View House. It’s not the first. A few years ago, a wonderful Swedish couple invited their children, spouses and grandchildren for a 70th birthday with 22 guests. But at 33 guests in all, Karin’s celebration was certainly the biggest so far! Manager Katrin was happy to be on hand to help with the fun and festivities.

Our chef, Laurencio, and talented kitchen staff laid out lavish dinners by special arrangement, as well as the customary, top-quality breakfasts and lunches.

Birthday in Bakoven - aerial Cape Town

Photo by Hans Zitzler

It was a wonderful time for all. Helicopter flights were taken and quad bikes were driven.

Birthday in Bakoven - marathon

A whopping 5 guests also ran the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon along with Ocean View House’s Thekla!

Special T shirts and bags were part of the party as well, with everyone proudly showing off their ‘birthday branding’. The T shirts were made in Germany.

Birthday in Bakoven - group photo with shirts

The bags were a surprise gesture from Ocean View House, and went down very well with Karin. Do you like the design?

Birthday in Bakoven - bags

It was an absolute pleasure to have the revellers here and we hope to see each and every one of them again soon. There’s so much to do in this town. Especially if you’re celebrating something personal.

Birthday in Bakoven - tours

Cape Town is an amazing place to celebrate your anniversary, or take a fun-filled family trip. Imagine an itinerary with a day at Cape Point, a day in the winelands and the Atlantic West Coast.  You could have a class reunion or a 60th with us. How about your graduation with a view not only of the future but of Cape Town’s ocean and mountains? Great idea!

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We will happily help you with your itinerary.

Birthday in Bakoven - photo competition


To help with that, we’re giving away a night’s free accommodation every month off a stay at Ocean View House, past or future. Simply submit your photo memory of Ocean View House or Cape Town and you could win a night for two. More info on Mother City Mementos competition here.


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