- Prices for One & Only Cape Town, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $590++ per night for a Double Harbour View room for two people. Click here for best available prices.
- Prices for The Silo Hotel, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $1,200++ per night for a Silo Room for two people. Click here for best available prices.
Perched above the Atlantic Ocean with unrivalled views of the towering Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers a luxurious coastal retreat. Choose between 55 individually designed deluxe rooms and 15 exquisite suites, overlooking either the mountains or the sea – there’s no such thing as a bad view! The scenery inside is just as good, with peaceful and airy decor, where African style meets European comfort. Every room is designed to make you feel like you’re at home – only better, with elegant fabrics, rich colours and the latest technology.
Live like the king or queen you are at their award-winning spa and let your mind, body and soul be slowly restored. The Twelve Apostles Spa experts treat every guest individually, tailoring personalised spa treatments to meet your needs. Their approach to wellbeing centres around holistic principles, fusing ancient teachings with modern expertise. Find yourself at total peace when you book a treatment in your very own mountain gazebo, an outdoor setting with picturesque ocean views.
- Prices for the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $870++ per night for a Luxury room for two people. Click here for best available prices.
Perched against the slopes of the famous Lion’s Head mountain, 21 Nettleton is a private boutique hotel in one of the best locations in Clifton. Only ten minutes from Cape Town’s iconic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Table Mountain and the city centre, 21 Nettleton provides a peaceful oasis from the ongoing buzz of the city. Relax to the sound of waves crashing, admire panoramic coastal views and be one with your natural surroundings.
With only six elegantly appointed rooms, 21 Nettleton is the very definition of bespoke. Lion’s Head Suite is vibrant and quaint space against the backdrop of Lion’s Head nature reserve. Modern meets antique with lavish furnishings and contemporary amenities for the perfect retreat. The King and Queen Suites are separate accommodations brought together by a spacious shared lounge area, each with uninterrupted views of the ocean and the Twelve Apostles. The Emperor Suite is a spacious and sophisticated suite ideal for couples and even small families with pull-down bed designed for children. The extravagant Steinway Suite comes equipped with a private library, grand piano and a large terrace making it your home away from home. The most opulent of all is the Presidential Penthouse, an enormous 250sqm space with 360-degree views, two bathrooms, a fireplace and just about every comfort you could ever need.
- Prices for 21 Nettleton, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $747++ per night. Click here for best available prices.
Tucked away between the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the yacht marina lies Cape Grace, a luxury five-star hotel perched on its own private quay. Soak in the beauty of harbour living from the hotel’s prime position on the waterfront and luxuriate in world-class facilities offering unparalleled views. Cape Grace tastefully pays tribute to Cape Town’s colourful past with its use of exquisite furniture and antique pieces, rare and rich fabrics and intriguing artefacts. Contemporary touches are seamlessly integrated into the look and feel, with paintings and sculptures from local artists decking the halls, and fresh Proteas flowers give each room a signature South African touch.
Each of the 120 rooms and suites has its own story to tell, with ship manifests, rare Cape Dutch antiques and botanical artwork decorating each room for a quintessential South African experience. Revel in personalised luxury encounters guaranteed to delight every sense, from sumptuous tasting menus and rare whisky pairings to reinvigorating spa treatments and delicious afternoon teas. For all you foodies, you can’t look past Signal restaurant for inspiring dishes infused with local flavours, and beverage aficionados can sip on world-class whiskey or fine South African wine at Bascule Bar.
- Prices for the Cape Grace, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $715++ per night for a Luxury Double room for two people. Click here for best available prices.
To stay at Ellerman House Cape Town is to stay in the epitome of luxury, with 13 unique rooms, each with their own individual vibes. Step your game up with a private villa and live your best beach life on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Experience complete privacy and all-round service without ever leaving your villa with your own personal staff to cater to every need. Built into the slopes of Lion’s Head, each villa comes with a private infinity pool and the best views in town.
What really sets Ellerman House apart though are the standard inclusions in your room rate – and these aren’t just for villas! From entry-level rooms, all the way up to villas, take advantage of return airport transfers, breakfast each morning, any drink you can imagine, alcoholic or not, except for wine and champagne. Don’t stress though, there’s complimentary wine tasting every afternoon with their expert sommelier. A fully stocked, not so mini mini-bar featuring full-sized bottles of craft spirits and local African snacks in the comfort of your room, plus cocktails, canapés and a gin trolley on the terrace every sunset. Ellerman House also boasts an enormous South African art collection which you can tour with your very own in-house art guide.
- Prices for Ellerman House, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $682++ per night. Click here for best available prices.
If your idea of a dream holiday is unrivalled exclusivity, very few neighbours and eclectic, artistic rooms, MannaBay is the hotel for you. With only 8 rooms and a maximum of 16 total hotel guests, MannaBay offers the privacy you’ve been craving. Each room is named after its individual decor – Black & White, Orchid, Flamingo, Explorer, Persian, Pom Pom and Oriental, plus the opulent Versailles Suite. Every room is a unique display of artistry and curious decorations, complemented by luxury amenities, activities and high-end technology.
To all you wine lovers, get excited about the MannaBay Wine Cellar, an extensive selection of South Africa’s finest wines, showcasing individual regions, styles and varieties. Each wine featured in the MannaBay Cellar was handpicked because it tells a tale, and guests are invited to discover the stories behind each delicious bottle. If you want to learn an extra thing or two, MannaBay’s Wine Fairy is a leading expert in the industry and her bubbly (pardon the pun!) personality is sure to light up the room.
- Prices for the MannaBay, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $588++ per night. Click here for best available prices.
Set into the base of the Table Mountain National Park, Tintswalo Atlantic is an award-winning boutique lodge iconically known as Cape Town’s hidden gem and is well deserved part of our Best Hotels in Cape Town list. Located at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, Tintswalo Atlantic boasts panoramic views of Hout Bay Harbour, the Sentinel mountain peak and the Atlantic Ocean, all from its private spot on a quiet pebble beach. All eleven suites pay tribute to famous islands around the world, with the decor of the rooms drawing inspiration from each island’s unique style and culture. No two suites are the same, but all are lovingly appointed and thoughtfully designed.
The Tintswalo Atlantic dining room is an exclusive culinary experience, where guests can overlook the ocean from their table on the deck or enjoy the buzz inside from the open-plan kitchen layout. Take control of your meal and let the chef know what you fancy so they can create a truly memorable dish for you to savour every last bite. For an even more interactive experience, indulge in a glass (or two) of wine whilst you look on as the chefs display their craftsmanship or get some cooking tips from the head chef himself!
- Prices for Tintswalo Atlantic, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $441++ per night. Click here for best available prices.
The Cellars-Hohenort is an opulent five-star resort surrounded by nine acres of lush gardens in the Constantia Valley. A proud member of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux group, The Cellars-Hohenort is a world-class establishment renowned for both its facilities and service. All 51 rooms boast mesmerising views of either the iconic Table Mountain or the property’s award-winning, perfectly manicured gardens. For a truly luxurious experience, nothing beats a stay in their Madiba Villa, an enormous two-storey villa named after former South African president Nelson Mandela. Hidden away amongst the gardens, with a personal driveway and private staff, the Madiba Villa is the ideal option for families or groups looking for unrivalled privacy.
Embark on a discovery of epicurean delights at the critically acclaimed Greenhouse restaurant, ranked in the top ten restaurants in the country seven out of nine years. Satiate your senses as you indulge in local flavours and traditional African recipes made from only the freshest ingredients and let the team of culinary experts take you on a truly unique journey. Don’t just stop with the food though! Let expert sommelier Michelle Michaels perfectly pair your meal with wines from Greenhouse’s extensive wine list.
- Prices for The Cellars-Hohenort, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $290++ per night. Click here for best available prices.
Considered to be one of the best of the best in Cape Town, The Table Bay is a luxury five-star hotel opened by former South African president, Nelson Mandela in 1997. As an iconic establishment in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront precinct for over 20 years, The Table Bay has perfected the art of service during its tenure. With local touches like hundreds of indigenous Protea flower arrangements throughout the property, The Table Bay promises to offer guests a truly authentic South African experience.
Each room’s use of rich colour and texture is designed to mirror the city it calls home, drawing inspiration from Cape Town’s vibrant energy, colourful heritage and adventurous soul. With its ideal location on the harbour, perched below the incredible Table Mountain, The Table Bay is the place to call home if you’re looking to explore this world-class city. They even take the hard work out of planning with their in-house travel experts, so all you have to do is tell them what you fancy and they’ll make it happen. Whether you’re into fine dining, luxury shopping, visiting historical landmarks or cultural craft markets, your Table Bay travel expert will plan the best itinerary for you.
- Prices for The Table Bay, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $245++ per night. Click here for best available prices.
This beachside boutique hotel is ideally located in the picturesque coastal town of Camps Bay, known the world over for its idyllic beaches, gastronomy and nightlife. POD is no exception to the beauty of the area with its striking architecture sitting perfectly at ease with the natural surroundings. With only seventeen rooms, your visit to POD Camps Bay is guaranteed to be intimate, peaceful and memorable. Each room is decked out in a modern meets industrial vibe, with striking slate and touches of timber throughout. Contemporary design, clean lines and hints of green are accentuated by the striking natural surroundings of the area, with ocean and mountain views just about everywhere you look.
Amp up your stay at POD with an upgrade to one of their epic corner suites featuring a private balcony with unobstructed views of the Atlantic and the bay below. At 75sqm, you’ll have plenty of space to put your feet up and relax with a drink in hand from your complimentary mini-bar or let your hair down in your dual walk-in rain shower. Camps Bay can get a little chilly but don’t stress, the underfloor heating will keep you cosy no matter the time of year.
- Prices for POD Camps Bay, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $237++ per night. Click here for best available prices.
Discover a hidden oasis at the foot of Table Mountain, complete with lush gardens, stunning views and impeccable service at Kensington Place. This hotel was designed so that you never want to leave the comforts of your spacious room, equipped with king-sized beds, underfloor heating and complimentary drinks to enjoy on your private balcony overlooking the mountains and city. Each morning indulge in your delicious complimentary breakfast, served in the comfort of your room and prepare for a day of doing as much or as little as you want.
Dining at Kensington Place is like enjoying a home-cooked meal, only better because you get to sit back and relax whilst someone cooks for you. Their culinary focus is on uniquely authentic South African flavours, with all ingredients sourced locally to create seasonal menus so that whatever you put on your fork is guaranteed to be deliciously fresh.
- Prices for Kensington Place, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $245++ per night. Click here for best available prices.
- Prices for Cape Cadogan, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $185++ per night. Click here for best available prices.
Nestled in the heart of the city, Welgelegen is a refurbished Victorian-era manor in the prestigious neighbourhood of Gardens, Cape Town’s artistic hub. This charming bed and breakfast offers guests an outdoor pool to dip in and admire views of Table Mountain, a relaxing spa to reinvigorate in and an entire library to get lost in. Sleep in as late as your heart desires in your cosy, home away from home style room before enjoying breakfast in the courtyard overlooking meticulous, manicured gardens.
One of the biggest highlights of Welgelegen is its proximity to Gardens, an area with countless restaurants offering local and international cuisine, just 100m from the hotel. For adventures further out and about, Welgelegen’s concierge service can arrange transportation, tours and activities so you can make the most of your time in Cape Town.
- Prices for Welgelegen, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $125++ per night. Click here for best available prices.
If you’re looking to kick back and relax in the comfort of a boutique beach house, look no further than Cape Standard. This luxury guesthouse is a quaint, four-star bed and breakfast situated just a short walk from some of Cape Town’s best beaches in Green Point. Lounge by the pool and get some sun on the deck, get lost in the gardens surrounding the property or explore the local attractions of the Sea Point promenade.
Every room has been designed to suit the needs of leisure and business travellers alike, featuring queen or double beds, en-suite bathrooms, balconies and current technology. The rooms are decorated in a blend of beach house fusion to retro chic, giving Cape Standard a charming and cosy vibe. If you’re travelling with family and need that extra space, Cape Standard’s recently refurbished three-bedroom villa, adjacent to the hotel property, is the way to go. This coastal style villa is a tropical oasis surrounded by lush gardens, with its own kitchenette and adjoining rooms perfect for children.
- Prices for the Cape Standard, one of the best hotels in Cape Town, start at US $108++ per night. Click here for best available prices.
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