With the growth
of activities and establishments in the Cape Point Peninsula it seems
just right to welcome this hotel back to it's former glory in time
for her anniversary.
Visitors from near and far will embrace the integration of past and
present with opportunities to linger in the comfort of the hotels
surrounds and delight in the scenery whilst refreshing body and soul.
TAKEN 100 YEARS...
years ago the community of Glencairn can be said to have begun
with the opening of its public buildings, the church and the
Hotel, known affectionately as " The Glen" and later
called "Just Nuisance Inn" was built in 1904 and
is imminently celebrating its centenary. 100 years on this
legend in the living peninsula is experiencing a total makeover
as it reopens its doors as the Southern Right Hotel.
built for holidaymakers who arrived by rail, the hotel has a long
history of being a public meeting place for residents, a haunt for
sailors, a venue for pub lunches and a dance hall. There is no time
like the present to reincarnate all the festivities and memories
created within its walls in seeing this grand establishment once
again relive its heyday.
make over of this Victorian Beach Hotel will honour the Southern
Right Whale that migrates to our shores every year especially in
September. From the open terrace and restaurant there is ideal viewing
of the whale tails (flukes) and the distinctive "v" shaped
spouting created by the 2 blowholes of the Southern Right Whale.
Fortunately, unlike the whale that filter feeds on plankton and
is a seasonal feeder, the menu at the restaurant will be a year
round gourmet sensation for diners to sink their teeth into. No
microscopic organisms will be served on your plate; the choice varies
from hearty meat dishes to fresh seafood, with an assortment of
vegetarian fare and healthy salads.
and touch are highly developed senses in whales, with an inbuilt
navigation system using the earth's magnetic field on long migrations.
This hotel has consistently drawn people to its doors with the resonance
of laughter, music, voice and tone. The ambience of the pub has
long been recognised as a congenial and convivial watering hole.
The allure and charisma of the Blowhole Pub will continue to seduce
visitors who appreciate a relaxed atmosphere, light pub meals and
a pint or 2!
those slumbering souls needing a retreat from cosmopolitan living,
migration won't be a long haul journey. Being only 45 minutes from
the Cape Town City Bowl and 45 minutes from Stellenbosch and the
winelands, this shelter is captivatingly close to major centres
making it an easy breakaway or sojourn on the Get-to-The Point route.
The hotel will reflect former ages with an element of ancient décor
to retain the sense of heritage whilst blending the comforts of
modern living. This is no hotel lost in time, this is a living legend.
December 2003 opening is the commencement of a larger project designed
with a vision to incorporate local activities and skills from the
community and generating employment within the Cape Point Peninsula
Region. The owners and management of the Southern Right Hotel invite
the neighbourhood to share this revival project and join them in
creating many more memories for generations to come.