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About Cape Town

With the spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain in one direction and the glittering expanse of Table Bay in the other, Cape Town has a reputation for being one of the world's most beautiful cities. It's both rugged and delicate, rough and pristine, and photogenic as heck. On top of the beauty, the city has a reputation for being laid back and friendly - many of the best places to stay in Cape Town reflect this attitude with their great personal service.

The vineyards just out of the city, the surfing off the golden beaches and the lush green botanical gardens are also reasons to visit. Cape Town is a top place to enjoy the great outdoors.

Where To Stay

  • Culture vultures should try to find somewere in the De Waterkant district, home to most of the city's museums and attractions.
  • The V&A Waterfont boasts terrific views, lovely restaurants and superb shopping, so it's a great place for romantic holidaygoers to stay. Or, for a quieter and more relaxing romantic getaway then consider the Winelands.
  • Those visiting for work should stay in the City Bowl, with Cape Town's Central Business District located in this area.

Local Spots

As well as seeing Table Mountain from a distance it's also worth heading up, something which can be easily achieved using the cableway. And while we're listing outdoor highlights, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the Cape of Good Hope National Park, the Lion's Head and Signal Hill - with its noon gun - and the waterfront area are all wonderful places to take in. And from Cape Town the wine regions of Stellenbosch and Constantia - South Africa's very first wine region - are just a short drive.

The Two Oceans Aquarium is a great place for meeting more of the locals. And if you're a qualified diver you're even able to get into the water.

If you have time, and it's the right time of year, it's definitely worth travelling to Hermanus for the whale watching. This is one of the best places in the world (on land) to whale watch - a key spot on the migration route of the Southern Right whales.

Then there's the rich culture, influenced by traditions coming from all over the world. And given South Africa's challenging history Cape Town's proud multiculturalism is hard won and the cumulation of a thousand different stories - some of which you'll hopefully hear on your visit.

Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, is another site most people will want to visit for themselves.

What Not To Miss

  • Head off hiking up the Lion's Head and take in the stunning views of the city at the top. Trekking up and down the mountain takes around two hours, though it's by no means a difficult walk. Be sure to bring a camera with you!
  • Spend an afternoon by the Victoria & Albert Waterfront. This beautiful spot is full of great shops, leisure activities, restaurants and more. One of Cape Town's most renowned spots, it buzzes with a cosmopolitan energy.
  • Hop on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway for a relaxed way to experience Table Mountain's stunning views. Taking you up to the summit in around ten minutes, it offers panoramic views of the city and is perfect for those who don't fancy the long hike up!
  • Clifton Beaches is the ideal spot to enjoy a picnic and relax with a good book. These series of pristine beaches offer unspoiled white sands and clear blue water - be warned, it may be a tad chilly though if you fancy a swim.
  • The District Six neighbourhood was destroyed by the government in the 1960s, however if you visit the District Six Museum you can learn all about this vibrant spot. Browse through their fascinating collection of photographs and maps, whilst you can listen to ex-residents and hear their personal stories about the struggle between the community and the government.
  • For some light entertainment head to see the Boulders Beach Penguins. You'll understand why they are called "jackass penguins" when you hear their call.

Most of our picks of the best places to stay in Cape Town are found in the centre of the city, but for those who want to make the most of the views, we have a couple of gems just off the beaten track. Our selection offers something for everyone from cheap and cheerful guesthouses to top-notch luxury hotels.

The Best Places to Stay in Cape Town

For gorgeous views

  • The Cape Grace Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Cape Town if you want to be right on the water. The views, especially from the rooftop spa, are incredible. This is also an excellent choice if you're looking for an attractive, large hotel. And the cheery staff and good food have won it awards.
  • For a city style hotel - but with breathtaking views over Table Bay, Kensington Place is ideal. This eight room hotel has every technology you could possibly need on holidays - from i-pod docking stations to Skype phones. As you might have guessed the decor is modern, but with colourful African touches.

For wine buffs (and foodies)

  • If you're in Cape Town for the wine, we'd recommend you stay at Cellars-Hohenort. The wine cellars are vast, and there's plenty to taste. The emphasis isn't just on the wine though, as well as having an excellent restaurant, this hotel also runs gourmet events, including activities for foodie kids. The spa is top-notch and the gardens are among the finest privately owned gardens in the world.
  • The Vineyard Hotel is a big, luxurious hotel with all the facilities you can imagine - including an award-winning restaurant and a fabulous spa. Set within six areas of landscaped garden, this country club style hotel has glorious views of Table Mountain.
  • Nova Constantia Boutique Residence provides plush accommodation featuring velvet fabrics and whirlpool baths, whilst there's also an on site pool and tennis courts. What's more, the nearby Groot Constantia is the oldest wine estate in the country! Scrumptious breakfasts served up each morning.
  • Steenberg Hotel is a located in the picturesque Constantia Valley - half an hour outside the centre of town. Boasting gorgeous accommodation combining classical style with modern furnishings, there are also a number of splendid vineyards in the area whose wines you need to sample! With a pool, 18-hole golf course and a wonderful restaurant, this is an idyllic spot.

On a budget

  • With prices for its 11 rooms starting at £55 per night, the Glen Hotel is easily one of the best places to stay in Cape Town if you're on a budget. It doesn't feel like a budget option though. It's more chic and casual, with comfortable rooms, a large terrace and a pool and spa.
  • Welgelegen is the Dutch word for 'well situated', which is exactly what this guesthouse is. The 13 bedroom Victorian era property is on a leafy cul-de-sac, right around the corner from the trendy bars and restaurants of Long and Kloof Streets.
  • Similar to Welgelegen, An African Villa has been converted from adjacent Victorian terrace houses into a 12 room guesthouse. The interior is in warm, calm colours with an African edge and each room is different. The location, between the waterfront and the Table Mountain Cableway, is a quiet residential pocket with a village-y feel.

Romantic Retreats

  • Cape Heritage Hotel is a townhouse boasting a wonderfully central location. Their 17 individually decorated rooms intertwine classical and contemporary design, with the result being classy accommodation that everybody will enjoy. A top city stay, right around the corner from Cape Town's hotspots.
  • The boutique Cape Cadogan is a Georgian property located in an upmarket neighbourhood. Their chic rooms are light and airy, including traditional features, soft hues and private terraces. Plus, there's a swimming pool to relax in after a day off sightseeing. Walk along the nearby Clifton Beach at sunset for the ultimate romantic experience!
  • The Twelve Apostles Hotel is the ultimate luxurious city stay. Boasting divine sea and mountain views, their rooms are classical in style with contemporary furnishings for a lovely overall effect. What's more, you're just a few minutes from the beach. Enjoy candlelit dinners at their award-winning restaurant!
  • The intimate Alta Bay offers just three airy rooms, all decorated in a chic manner and with private terraces. Boasting fantastic views of the bay, this low-key spot is off-centre enough to provide an incredibly peaceful atmosphere. Lunch and dinner menus available, as well as various spa treatments!

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Travel Information

  • Weather-wise, it's best to visit Cape Town over the summer - the average daily maximum temperature reaching 26°C in February. The sea is also at its warmest at this time of year, with the water being around 21°C. Things liven up from December onwards as this is the beginning of the school holidays. This busy holiday period finishes around the beginning of February. which means that despite the warm weather, you can expect to pay less for accommodation.
  • International visitors can fly into Cape Town International Airport, approximately 12 miles away from the city. British Airways provide direct flights from Heathrow which take about 11 and a half hours. From the airport, take the MyCiti bus to reach the centre of town (stopping off at Civic Centre Bus Station). These leave every 20 minutes and cost 85-90 Rand (about £5).
  • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Cape Town

  • The Muize 8 rooms from £38

    Cape Town

    Cheap and cheerful, this friendly little hotel provides a perfect base to explore Cape Town's rugged coastline. A slap-up full English breakfast is included in the rate, as are those epic views. Perfect for outdoorsy-types there is surfing, fishing, golf, and wine tasting all in the local area.

    Value chic  -  You don't get much better value than this, in such a central location
    Beach Life  -  Muizenberg is a prime surfing beach: get on your board!
    Surfing  -  Muizenberg, your local beach, is all about the surf!
    Fishing  -  Fishing on the Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve
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  • Wanderlust's Way Guest House 3 rooms from £44

    Cape Town (Green Point,)

    Uber chic, utterly tiny, this beautifully decorated three-bedroom townhouse, located in central Sea Point provides traveller's to Cape Town with a very homely base. Rooms include private balconies, the studio room a private terrace, and living areas in which to relax as well as a large kitchen.

    Value chic  -  Quaint, charming, and very well priced
    Sights nearby  -  Signal Hill and its far reaching vistas is just a short stroll away
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only
    Quirky  -  An experience!
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  • Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel 13 rooms from £48

    Cape Town

    Each of this hotel's thirteen rooms are a work of art in themselves. Well-priced, it's a lively spot, where travellers can meet and mingle (evening karaoke anyone?). You're walking distance from the sights. B&B and self-catering options. All this plus complimentary coffee throughout the day.

    Local exploring  -  Right in the thick of it, you're walking distance from some of Cape Town's main attractions
    Value chic  -  Excellently priced, stylish artistic interiors
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only
    Full of character
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  • Chartfield Guest House 17 rooms from £53

    Cape Town (Kalk Bay,)

    Well-priced, well-located, highly recommended. This 17-room guest house enjoys an enviable location in the charming Kalk Bay, just 25-minutes drive from town, yet away from the hustle-and-bustle. Rooms are decorated in cool, nautical palettes of whites and blues and include pool and sea views.

    Value chic  -  A stylish, excellent value stay
    Sights nearby  -  Boulder's Beach, home of South African's penguin population: a must visit!
    Surfing  -  Nearby Muizenburg Beach is one of the Cape's top surfing beaches
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pools
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  • Long Street Hotel 12 rooms from £58

    Cape Town

    This lively little hotel, located right on Long Street provides stylish accommodation behind a traditional Victorian broekie-lace facade. Large rooms are decorated in creams and pastel hues, with many including private balconies, and monochrome bathrooms. Excellent bars and restaurants nearby.

    City Style  -  Right in the thick of it, this traditional Victorian style hotel is located in Cape Town's liveliest spot
    Local exploring  -  You're walking distance from some of the city's best restuarants, bars, and attractions
    Sights nearby  -  The V&A Waterfront is just 3km away
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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  • aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel 29 rooms from £58

    Cape Town (Simon's Town,)

    Overlooked by the majestic Simons Kloof mountains and within skipping distance of the quaint naval town of Simon's Town. Chic, modern interiors at a very inviting price. Large, spacious, air-conditioned rooms boast private balconies and contemporary bathrooms. Includes a superb breakfast.

    Value chic  -  Modern, stylish interiors at an excellent price
    Sailing  -  Sailing tours for shark, whale, and seal spotting (as well as diving) set off from Simonstown Harbour
    Sights nearby  -  Boulder's Beach and its penguin colony is a must visit
    Surfing  -  At nearby Muizenberg Beach
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  • Stock Exchange 33 rooms from £58

    Cape Town

    This shiny new collection of apartments allows travellers to live like a local. Located in the trendy neighbourhood of Woodstock it is home to some of the city's best brunch spots and bars, and close to the CBD and V&A Waterfront. Bright, vintage-inspired interiors are the epitome of cool.

    City Style  -  In the midst of Cape Town's trendy Woodstock this hotel is as chic on the inside as it is outside
    Value chic  -  Excellent value, fabulous interiors, great location: live like a local
    Local markets  -  The Biscuit Mill houses plenty of pop up shops and trendy places to eat
    Sights nearby  -  The V&A Waterfont is just over 3km away
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  • The Hermitage 2 rooms from £60

    Cape Town

    Traditional Victorian townhouse located in the quaint locale of Kalk Bay. With just two guest rooms this property proves that the best things come in small packages. Boasting beautiful interiors, filled with antiques and artwork. There's a charming terrace where breakfast is served in the morning.

    Value chic  -  Couples will love this intimate, well priced, boutique guest house
    Sights nearby  -  Take the scenic coastal drive to Chapman's Peak
    Restrictions on children  -  Children cannot be accommodated at this hotel
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • The Grand Daddy 32 rooms from £67

    Cape Town

    Dating back to 1879 this heritage hotel has been brought into the 21st-century. Boasting trendy interiors, choose from comfortable rooms to quirky airstream accommodation. Dine on fresh Mediterranean dishes at Thirty Ate or enjoy drinks at Daddy Cool or Sky Bar - there's even an outdoor cinema.

    City Style  -  Trendy, historic hotel located right in the heart of Cape Town's lively Long Street
    Value chic  -  Excellent value, quirky accommodation in a great location
    Sights nearby  -  The V&A Waterfront, and its many attractions, are just a short walk away
    Full of character
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  • Glen Hotel 24 rooms from £60

    Cape Town

    Our favourite gay-friendly hotel in Cape Town in Sea Point, a wonderful location near all the best restaurants and bars. Charming white on white suites with splashes of colour. Casually chic with fantastic personalised hospitality.

    Views  -  Wonderful views of Lion's Head and the Atlantic Ocean.
    Gay friendly
    Great walks  -  The Glen runs a half day tour of Cape Town's art galleries, trendy bars, museums, restaurants and heritage sights.
    Local markets  -  Check out Main Street for some great shopping.
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  • 3 On Camps Bay 16 rooms from £72

    Cape Town (Camps Bay,)

    Well-priced, well-located this is a great option for every budget. A welcoming stay with far-reaching sea views. Quirky furnishings, bright artworks add a splash of unique character to every room, open-plan bathrooms make for a romantic feel. Indoor-outdoor dining is the perfect coastal living.

    Value chic  -  One of the best value hotels in an excellent neighbourhood
    Sights nearby  -  Camps Bay, Clifton Beach: there are excellent beaches right by the hotel
    Restrictions on children  -  Children above the age of 12 are welcome
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • The B.I.G. Backpackers 19 rooms from £72

    Cape Town

    Don't be fooled by the 'backpacker' tag, there are eight en-suite double rooms and one family room! This hotel offers superb service, ensuring your stay in Cape Town is an unforgettable one, all activities booked at the drop of a hat. Communal kitchen, living, dining, and outdoor braai. Great fun.

    Local exploring  -  Five minutes walk from The Waterfront you are excellently located
    Sights nearby  -  The MyCiti bus line, is just outside, and connects you to most of the city’s top sites
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Full of character
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  • The Manor House 4 rooms from £75

    Cape Town

    Elegant, sophisticated four-bedroom manor house. Each room is filled to the rafters with antiques and includes plenty of traditional features: exposed beams, hardwood floors, and capacious four-posters, with private terraces. There are very opulent dining and living rooms. A grown-up stay.

    Romantic Break  -  Lavish rooms and private terraces: this excellently located hotel is adult's only
    Great walks  -  Through the nearby De Waal Park
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only
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  • Simon’s Town Guest House 5 rooms from £77

    Cape Town

    A great little family-owned guesthouse in the residential Dido Valley location. Rooms are decorated in a modern-Afro style with smart bathrooms and large baths. Balconies boast epic sea views. You're a short drive from all the action: Boulder's Beach and Simon's Town. A great breakfast is served.

    Total relaxation  -  Located in the sleepy Dido Valley, yet close to the beaches of Boulders and Muizenberg
    Diving  -  Divers can explore, to their hearts content the cool waters of False Bay, teaming with wildlife, including sharks!
    Fishing  -  Deep Sea fishing boats disembark from Simon's Town harbour
    Great walks  -  At 30km, False Bay has plenty of excellent coastal walks
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Three Boutique Hotel 18 rooms from £80

    Cape Town

    Located in a heritage building, its colonaded balconies and formal white facade provide sophisticated lodgings. Walking distance from town, there is an inviting pool and a sunny roof terrace with panoramic views of The Twelve Apostles. Relax in your sprawling suite, and bathroom, with all mod cons.

    Local exploring  -  A quiet spot in the heart of the city; many of the main attractions are within walking distance
    Sights nearby  -  The V&A Waterfront is 4km away
    Great walks  -  De Waal Park is moments away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • La Splendida 24 rooms from £81

    Cape Town

    Chic, modern, and well-priced - right in the heart of thriving Green Point. Light filled rooms boast sea views and quirky interiors. You're walking distance from much of the action and lots of great restaurants. The in house restaurant Sótano serves up delicious Mediterranean dishes and cocktails.

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located, you're a short stroll from all the action
    City Style  -  Sleek, stylish, and well priced
    Local markets  -  Green Point Market is a great place to pick up local handicrafts
    Sights nearby  -  The V&A Waterfront is just a 15 minute walk away
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  • A Boat House 6 rooms from £84

    Cape Town (Cape Town,)

    Each of the Boat House's six suites bear nautical names. Fully equipped and elegantly furnished, all include en-suite bathrooms and views across False Bay. Your hosts ensure you'll feel right at home, starting with a cooked breakfast. Walking distance from Simon's Town and Boulder's Beach.

    Beach Life  -  Nautical style accommodation in a beachside location
    Great walks  -  Along Boulder's Beach, accommpanied by Africa's penguin population! Just 1km away: it's a must
    Diving  -  Shark boat tours and cage diving take off from the harbour, moments away
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the shops and cafés of the quaint coastal town, Simon's Town
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  • Jardin d'ébène Boutique Guesthouse 5 rooms from £85

    Cape Town

    Quaint five-bedroom hotel in the residential suburb of Tamboerskloof. Despite its colonila facade, rooms are decorated in a modern-African style, with plenty of raw materials and organic textiles. Al fresco breakfasts are a treat, as is the plunge pool. Attentive hosts make yours a personable stay.

    Value chic  -  Very good value for such levels of service and this location
    Sights nearby  -  The Old Biscuit Mill is the favourite spot of Cape Town's trendy young things
    Local markets  -  Stroll over to Green Market Square (open every day, but Sunday)
    Swimming Pool  -  Plunge pool
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  • Dutch Manor Antique Hotel 6 rooms from £86

    Cape Town

    This historic hotel, dating back to 1812, is located in a corner of Cape Town steeped in heritage. Entering its doors stepping into a bygone era. Polished oak furniture, creaking floorboards, and classic bathrooms. Bo Kaap, The Waterfront, and much more are within walking distance. Very elegant.

    Local exploring  -  Located in a historic part of town, you're walking distance from much of the action
    Sights nearby  -  Explore historic Cape Town, Bo Kaap, Company Gardens, and the Houses of Parliment
    Sailing  -  Boats set off regularly from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Great walks  -  Take a hike up to Table Mountain (or the cable cart)
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Mariner's Guesthouse 10 rooms from £86

    Cape Town

    Charming coastal accommodation with an excellent price tag. Luxurious rooms and living areas make the most of its coastal views. A sumptuous breakfast is included in the rate plus there's an inviting outdoor pool. Great value, great location. A much-recommended stay.

    Value chic  -  Great value accommodation in an excellent coastal location
    Sailing  -  Simon's Town Pier is the place for boat trips across False Bay
    Sights nearby  -  The penguin colony's Boulders Beach is a must visit
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Nova Constantia Boutique Residence 8 rooms from £86

    Cape Town

    An excellent boutique offering located down a leafy residential road in upmarket Constantia. Plush suites are decorated in crushed velvet and feature whirpool baths. The Premier Suite has its own hot tub. Enjoy a game of tennis or an afternoon swim. A scrumptious breakfast is included in the rate.

    Fishing  -  Catch a fish supper in Hout Bay harbour.
    Private Hot Tub
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • The Cape Milner 57 rooms from £88

    Cape Town

    Modern, stylish interiors, perfectly located equidistance between Cape Town and its beaches. All the mod cons are provided, plus there's a pool, gym, and spa. Large suites are decorated in muted hues and include en-suite bathrooms. All this plus a superb breakfast.

    City Style  -  A well priced stay within easy reach of some of Cape Town's main attractions and beaches
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the historic neighbourhood of Bo Kaap
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Rouge on Rose 9 rooms from £94

    Cape Town

    Intimate nine-bedroom owner managed hotel providing a choice of hotel or self-catering accommodation. The location is what makes this place completely unique: right in the heart of the characterful Bo Kaap area. Sample some of the local Cape Malay flavours in the highly-recommended restaurant.

    Local exploring  -  Fabulous location! Right in the heart of Cape Town's colourful Bo Kaap
    Sights nearby  -  Walk around the nearby V&A Waterfront, filled with designer shops and craft markets
    Great walks  -  Explore the historic neighbourhood of Bo Kaap
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
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  • Cape Heritage Hotel 15 rooms from £94

    Cape Town City Centre

    Cool and comfy townhouse hotel with a central location. Ideal for exploring Cape Town and enjoying the city’s foodie scene, with many top spots just a stone’s throw from the hotel.

    Sights nearby  -  For a day trip, visit the infamous Robben Island, eight miles from the hotel.
    Great walks  -  No trip to Cape Town is complete without a trip up Table Mountain.
    Fishing  -  Take a fishing trip out from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
    Full of character
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  • The Tarragon 5 rooms from £95

    Cape Town (Hout Bay,)

    Owned by The Fleming family, this collection of five self-catering cottages is ideal for families. Surrounded by sun-dappled gardens, in the residential locale of Hout Bay, it's an authentic Cape Town stay. Large living spaces: lounges, dining, bedrooms, and kitchen open up onto a private terrace.

    Families  -  A great family stay in the charming coastal town of Hout Bay
    Birdwatching  -  World of Birds, home to over 3000 birds (and some monkeys!) is just 1.5km away
    Great walks  -  Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden are simply beautiful, and just 6km away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Residence William French 5 rooms from £95

    Cape Town

    A five-bedroom owner managed guest house is perfectly located for the popular Boulder's Beach. Trendy rooms, with in-room tubs, boast decorative flourishes and sea views. The owner is a real foodie, and a three-course home-cooked dinner is served from Tuesday-Sunday. Superb.

    Local exploring  -  Peaceful, homely, and perfectly located
    Surfing  -  Nearby Muizenberg is a surfer's paradise
    Sights nearby  -  Take the coastal drive to Chapman's Peak
    Local markets  -  Explore the boho beach town of Kalk Bay
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Watercolours House 5 rooms from £96

    Cape Town (Cape Town,)

    This owner-managed boutique hotel provides laidback living, smack bang in the middle of the charming Simon's Town. A grown-up stay, children above the age of 16 are permitted. Each of its five-rooms has pristine views of the Atlantic Ocean, private balconies, and large bathrooms. Delightful.

    Beach Life  -  Located in charming Simon's Town, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
    Sights nearby  -  Take a drive to The Cape of Good Hope, South Africa's most southerly point
    Surfing  -  Nearby Long Beach is one of Cape Town's top surfing beaches
    Local markets  -  Explore the charming harbour and markets of Simonstown
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  • Swift Studios 7 rooms from £96

    Cape Town

    These chic, self-catering apartments fit in well in their downtown location. Salt River, a formerly industrial part of town has enjoyed something of a facelift in recent years and is now a favourite spot amongst young professionals, bringing with it all the trendy cafés and trimmings. Great value.

    Local exploring  -  Your very own Cape Town home away from home: explore the city like a local from your own apartment
    Great walks  -  Up to the Rhodes Memorial, at University of Cape Town for epic views of the city below
    Sights nearby  -  Nearby Newlands is known for its cricket and rugby stadiums
    Local markets  -  The Old Biscuit Mill hosts plenty of day and night markets
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  • Steenberg Farm 24 rooms from £100

    Cape Town (Constantia Valley)

    Dating back to 1682 this traditional farmhouse provides some old-world charm accompanied by some new-world wines. Dine at Catharina’s or the relaxed but equally sophisticated Bistro Sixteen82. Modern luxuries come in the form of a pool, spa, and golf course. Lavish rooms complete the stay.

    Foodies  -  Located on a working vineyard, with excellent dining options: gourmands will love
    Spa breaks  -  Spa, golf course: there's something for everyone
    Sights nearby  -  The charming coastal towns of FIsh Hoek and Hout Bay are within easy reach
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Dolphin Inn 11 rooms from £100

    Cape Town

    Located in central Mouille Point this comfortable guest house provides a homely stay in a great spot. You're walking distance from many of The Cape's most popular attractions. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast out on your private balcony. A great stay.

    Local exploring  -  A very central location: perfect for beach and city
    Sights nearby  -  V&A Waterfront is just a 15 minute stroll away
    Great walks  -  Green Point Urban Park
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • An African Villa 12 rooms from £89

    Cape Town

    A delightful Victorian guesthouse in the central Tamboerskloof District. Some of the 'African Zen' contemporary rooms boast balconies with views of the iconic Table mountain. Walking distance from some of Cape Town's best restaurants and bars. A stylish city escape.

    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Full of character
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers
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  • DysArt Boutique Hotel 10 rooms from £103

    Cape Town

    This quirky hotel showcases statement pieces against a white canvas backdrop. Design lovers will feel right at home. Large rooms are all unique, plus there's a very inviting outdoor pool. The on-site coffee house serves an excellent breakfast in the morning. Walking distance from Cape Town's sights.

    City Style  -  Modern, trendy, accommodation in a central location
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll up to Signal Hill, just 1km away
    Restrictions on children  -  Children cannot be accommodated at this hotel
    Sailing  -  The V&A Waterfront is just 2km away
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • La Grenadine 5 rooms from £110

    Cape Town

    You can't get any closer to town whilst still being surrounded by trees and greenery. This charming Cape-Dutch style hotel is owned by French couple, Maxime and Mélodie, who add a touch of 'je ne sais quois' to this intimate little hotel. Its five suites, two-bed cottage, and gardens are divine.

    Local exploring  -  You'd never guess this quaint French-style guest house was so excellently located - you're walking distance from town
    Full of character
    Quirky  -  An experience!
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  • 2inn1 Kensington 19 rooms from £110

    Cape Town

    An individual little boutique hotel, comprising a clever combination of a Victorian house and a modern bungalow, it's won awards for its excellent location and boutique style. All the benefits of a five-star stay: 24/7 concierge, a superb breakfast, spa with the addition of those Signal HIll views.

    Local exploring  -  A former winner of Tatler's 'Best City Boutique Hotel' it's very well located
    Value chic  -  All the attention to detail of a five-star hotel, without the price tag
    Sailing  -  Sunset cruises, diving, whales, seal, shark, and dolphins spotting; there are countless sailing options from The V&A Waterfront
    Restrictions on children  -  Children above the age of twelve welcome
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  • The Hout Bay Hideaway 4 rooms from £110

    Cape Town

    You're in good hands at this delightful 1930s art-deco abode. The owners live just next door and are on hand to help during your stay. Each room is decorated in a modern style with African accents. Sit out and listen to nature: a proper 'hideaway'. No restaurant, each suite includes a kitchenette.

    Total relaxation  -  Secluded spot in the beautiful suburb of Hout Bay
    Sights nearby  -  Continue up the coast to Chapman’s Peak. Beautiful all year round, you can spot whales in the winter months
    Local markets  -  Hout Bay Market is very popular for fresh locally sourced produce
    Restrictions on children  -  Generally not accepted unless on prior arrangement
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Welgelegen 13 rooms from £112

    Cape Town

    Well-located and chic guesthouse in a leafy cul-de-sac of Cape Town. The elegant and comfy rooms are tastefully decorated and adorned with personal charm. An urban sanctuary for families or city visitors near to the best restaurants, bars, and museums.

    Families  -  Perfect location for checking out Cape Town with all the family - plus the nearby De Waal Park will keep the kids happy!
    Local markets  -  Visit the Pan African Market and Greenmarket Square for great souvenir shopping.
    Great walks  -  Under 13 km to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
    Sights nearby  -  The Iziko South African Museum is just minutes away.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Hotel On The Promenade 7 rooms from £119

    Cape Town

    Housed in a colonial-style building, 50m from the Atlantic Ocean, the interiors of this hotel are much more modern. Rooms include Macbook computers, blue tooth speakers: all the mod cons. An excellent breakfast is included plus there is a trendy bar. Excellently located and great value.

    Local exploring  -  Excellently located, you're walking distance from bars, restaurants, and excellent beaches
    Great walks  -  Along The Promenade, Clifton, Queens, and the surrounding beaches
    Local markets  -  The Cape Quarters Saturday Market is a lively morning activity
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • The Andros 15 rooms from £126

    Cape Town (Claremont,)

    Designed by one of Cape Town's most esteemed architects, Sir Herbert Baker, this century-old property is located in the residential locale of Claremont, in the city's southern suburbs. Its classic Cape Dutch style creates an air of elegance. Plus there's a spa, outdoor pool, and superb breakfast.

    Total relaxation  -  Located in the residential suburb of Claremont, it's a peaceful spot, yet well-located. A relaxing base!
    Great walks  -  The beautiful year-round Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are within walking distance
    Restrictions on children  -  Children above the age of 16 can be accommodated
    Sights nearby  -  Catch a show at Maynardville Open Air Theatre
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  • Ocean View House 30 rooms from £126

    Cape Town

    Beautiful, with rooms decorated in bright blue and pinks, with sumptuous velvets and vibrate artworks. All make the most of those impressive sea views, or look out onto private garden terraces. There's an excellent spa and fine dining at the hotel and within walking distance. Great for couples.

    Romantic Break  -  Beautiful suites, private terraces, and spa treatments: a very indulgent stay
    Great walks  -  Whether you walk or get the cable cart, Table Mountain is a must visit
    Surfing  -  Nearby Clifton Beach is a surfer's favourite
    Sights nearby  -  The V&A Waterfront is a short drive away
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • CUBE Guest House 6 rooms from £127

    Cape Town

    One of a kind! This architecturally impressive hotel stands out from the rest. Its white, cubist design strikes a stark contrast against the leafy, gardens and secluded Hout Bay setting. Rooms are minimal but with all the necessities, plus there's an inviting pool. Breakfast is served. We love!

    Hideaway  -  Modern hideway in Hout Bay: for the design lover who likes the quiet life
    Local markets  -  Visit Hout Bay Market for its fresh food and local produce
    Great walks  -  Hout Bay is a 3 km walk
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Four Rosmead 8 rooms from £148

    Cape Town (Cape Town,)

    The best of both world's: perfectly located between Cape Town's CBD and Table Mountain National Park. Guests love the personable service and residential surrounds of this hotel - it's a real home-from-home. Individually decorated rooms include modern bathrooms, plus there's an outdoor pool.

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located for exploring Cape Town and the Southern Suburbs
    Great walks  -  Through Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden - beautiful year-round
    Sights nearby  -  The V&A Waterfront is a short distance away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Black Heath Lodge 10 rooms from £148

    Cape Town

    Dating back to the 19th-century, this ten-room hotel combines architectural heritage with modern interiors. Rooms benefit from high-ceilings and ocean views and are decorated in a quirky style. Perfectly located for exploring the town.

    City Style  -  Uber chic interiors in a great location, moments from central Cape Town
    Local markets  -  Green Market Square is a great place to pick up local artwork and clothing
    Surfing  -  The nearby beach of Clifton is a popular surfer's beach
    Great walks  -  Take the cable car, or hike up, to Table Mountain
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • St James Guest House 6 rooms from £150

    Cape Town

    This historic six-bedroom hotel overlooks the vibrant fishing village of Kalk Bay. Rooms include luxurious fabrics, bathrooms with all the mod cons, and the best open out onto private balconies with fabulous sea views. Excellent dining, you're just a 1 km walk from the bustling Kalk Bay harbour.

    Total relaxation  -  Lavish interiors and superb dining: relax, it's all taken care of
    Great walks  -  The hotel lies along False Bay, with 30km of walking routes
    Restrictions on children  -  Children above the age of five are welcome
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Vineyard Hotel 178 rooms from £154

    Cape Town (Colinton Road, Newlands)

    A Cape Country house on six acres of stunning gardens, in Newlands. The sleek and chic decor exudes calm, with white on white and clean lines. A one of a kind retreat with phenomenal spa facilities and gourmet cuisine. A oasis of clam, ten minutes from the center of Cape Town.

    Spa breaks  -  The international Banyan Tree Resort’s Angsana Spa offers unique experiences from highly trained therapists.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and Outdoor interlinked Pool
    Restaurant  -  Award-winning Myoga restaurant.
    Spa  -  Award-winning spa.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers
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  • Winchester Mansions 76 rooms from £157

    Cape Town

    This historic hotel occupies a grand position along Sea Points promenade. Behind its traditional white Cape Dutch facade the hotel houses classic interiors with large rooms, both sea and mountain facing. Choose between fine dining at Harvey's or relax at the Gingko spa, plus live Jazz on Sundays.

    Local exploring  -  Excellently located between Cape Town's city centre and its best beaches
    Great walks  -  Up to Signal Hill for its beautiful vistas
    Sights nearby  -  The V&A Waterfront is less than 3km away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Kensington Place 8 rooms from £125

    Cape Town

    A small stylish hotel in Higgovale, on the Table Mountain foothills. This intimate spot puts emphasis on peace and tranquility, each room comes with private balcony, most with phenomenal views of the city and bay. Check out nearby Kloof Street, Capetown's hottest spot for restaurants and bars.

    City Style  -  An elegant hotel within range of all the trendy sites of Capetown.
    Views  -  Fantastic views over Table Bay.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Robben Island - the former prison where Nelson Mandela spent most of his 27 years of imprisonment
    Restrictions on children  -  No children under the age of 12 are accepted.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
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  • Alta Bay 3 rooms from 165

    Cape Town (Higgovale)

    A stylish small B&B with gorgeous airy suites with private terraces and wonderful views of the bay. Slightly off-centre - a charming place of relaxation for an intimate and low-key city break.

    Views  -  Wonderful views of the Bay.
    City Style
    Restrictions on children  -  Babies and children over 6 are welcome.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers
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  • Cape Cadogan 12 rooms from £173

    Cape Town (8001 8001 8001)

    A boutique Georgian property situated in an upmarket neighbourhood and boasting Table Mountain as a spectacular backdrop. Chic rooms are light and airy with traditional features washed with clean soft hues. Quiet terraces and a swimming pool are ideal for unwinding after a day's exploring. Charming.

    Local exploring  -  Set in a swanky Cape Town neighbourhood and within walking distance of many of the city's main attractions.
    Great walks  -  Take a sunset walk along the nearby Clifton Beach.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Hotel Derwent House 10 rooms from £174

    Cape Town

    Located in the popular suburb of Tamboerskloof, this colourful and quirky guest house sets itself apart from the rest. Open-plan rooms celebrate modern Africa with Xhosa paintings and afro-motifs adorning the walls. There's no restaurant but an excellent breakfast sets you up for the day.

    Eco break  -  There are many eco saving principles in place, including solar panels and water saving
    City Style  -  A bright and colourful stay in an excellent location
    Local markets  -  Open every day but Sunday, Green Market Square is great for a spot of shopping
    Great walks  -  Take the cable car up Table Mountain and traverse its top!
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Alphen Hotel 19 rooms from £181

    Cape Town

    Nestled in the heart of Constantia, this 17th-century hotel is surrounded by manicured gardens. A foodie's favourite choose from modern Italian dishes at Blanko, comfort dishes at la Belle, cocktails at Incognito, or unique dining at The Supper Club. Lavish rooms, a huge pool, and spa. Divine.

    Total relaxation  -  Fine dining and lavish interiors in the heart of South Africa's wine country
    Foodies  -  Excellent dining option on site and nearby
    Great walks  -  Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are just a few minutes drive and beautiful all year round
    Local markets  -  The Constantia Village is locals go to spot for picking up foodie treats
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  • The Penthouse Collection 3 rooms from £183

    Cape Town

    A collection of sleek and spacious penthouse apartments located right in the city centre, with wrap-around views of its sparkling skyline. With a fully-stocked kitchen, living and dining area, and all the mod cons. Perfect for both business and pleasure.

    City Style  -  Right in the bright lights of Cape Town's sparkling city centre
    Local markets  -  Greenmarket Square is a great spot to pick up local artworks
    Great walks  -  Take a hike or the cable cart up Table Mountain
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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  • Steenberg Hotel 24 rooms from £185

    Cape Town (Tokai)

    Luxury vineyard hotel in the picturesque Constantia Valley, about 30 minutes from central Cape Town. Popular with everyone from couples to golfers, families and friends – as well as locals.

    Historic  -  The farmhouses are now a national monument - built in 1682, the first registered farm in SA
    Wine tasting  -  In the Constantia Valley - home to a great deal of award-winning wines
    Golf  -  World-championship golf course on the Steenberg Estate
    Views  -  Lovely views over False Bay
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  • Cellars-Hohenort 48 rooms from £186

    Cape Town (Constantia)

    An elegantly converted old manor house on a wine estate, on the slopes of Table Mountain. The sleek rooms are white on white with splashes of bold fabric, utterly chic! Spectacular views, award winning gardens, spa services and an extensive wine cellar will make it hard to leave. Blissful.

    Wine tasting  -  As a restored winery-estate manor house they of course still have their own vineyards and hold tastings.
    Foodies  -  With two award winning restaurants and their own vineyard this is foodie heaven!
    Child friendly  -  All children are welcome. Babysitting services available.
    Garden  -  One of the finest privately owned gardens in the world.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux
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  • The Commodore Hotel 236 rooms from £186

    Cape Town

    Upscale, stylish hotel within walking distance of Cape Town's V&A Waterfront and boasting far reaching views across to Table Mountain. An excellent breakfast is served each morning, with seafood dishes and regional wines served at Clipper Restaurant. There's a spa, pool, gym, and much more.

    City Style  -  Stylish, classic hotel in the heart of Cape Town
    Sights nearby  -  You can spot it from your balcony, Table Mountain is 5km away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Boutique@10 4 rooms from £210

    Cape Town

    Surrounded by lush foliage, with views of Camp's Bay below and Signal Hill above. Rooms include sun-dappled terraces with retro interiors including cowhide carpets and local artwork. An excellent breakfast is served plus there's an inviting outdoor pool.

    Hideaway  -  Tucked away between Signal Hill and Camps Bay you're surrounded by stunning views yet with total privacy
    Great walks  -  The winding route down to Camps Bay Beach
    Sights nearby  -  V&A Waterfront is a must visit
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • South Beach Camps Bay 19 rooms from £214

    Cape Town

    Sleek, modern, self-catering apartments with all the amenities of a hotel. Located right along Camps Bay's popular promenade, guests benefit from a central location and sea views. Live like a local, with your own sitting room, kitchen and private balcony. Very family friendly and great value.

    Local exploring  -  Live like a local at these stylish, self-catering apartments
    Sights nearby  -  Table Mountain, Bo Kaap, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens: there is plenty to do nearby
    Great walks  -  Take the cable car up to Table Mountain, just 2km away, and explore from above
    Surfing  -  Nearby Clifton Beach is popular with surfers
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  • Queen Victoria Hotel & Manor House 4 rooms from £218

    Cape Town

    Homely, four-bedroom manor house located along the peaceful Portswood Ridge yet within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront. Service is warm, with every attention to detail. There's a pool, bar, spa, gym and meals served at the excellent Dash restaurant. Excellent value five- star stay.

    Local exploring  -  Location, location, location: moments from Cape Town's V&A Waterfront
    Sailing  -  Boats to Robben Island, diving trips, whale, shark, and seal spotting: all disembark from V&A Waterfront
    Great walks  -  Take the cable car or trek up to the top of Table Mountain: a must
    Sights nearby  -  The colourful streets of Bo Kaap are a photographer's dream
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  • The Marly 11 rooms from £232

    Cape Town (Camps Bay,)

    Located along Camp's Bay's promenade, with the trendiest rooftop bar, The Marly is popular with guests and locals. Choose from mountain or sea facing views: all are an excellent size, with lavish bathrooms and private balconies. Excellent breakfast included plus gourmet Japanese dining at Umi.

    Local exploring  -  Excellently located, overlooking one of The Cape's best beaches
    City Style  -  Uber stylish interiors in a very trendy part of town
    Great walks  -  Along the surrounding endless beaches, or up The Pipe Trail, in the Table Mountain National Park
    Sights nearby  -  Catch a show at Theatre On The Bay, moments from the hotel
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  • Victoria & Alfred Hotel 94 rooms from £235

    Cape Town

    Sit out on your balcony and watch the boats come and go. Overlooking the bustling V&A Waterfront you're right in the middle of things at this stylish boutique hotel. Excellent dining includes a sumptuous breakfast of buffet tables piled high, plus excellent coffee and al fresco lunch and dinners.

    Local exploring  -  You can spot many of Cape Town's best sights from the comfort of your own private balcony!
    City Style  -  Stylish accommodation boasting beautiful views and excellent dining
    Sailing  -  Boats take off from the Waterfront regularly, from diving to fishing, there is plenty to do
    Sights nearby  -  The Waterfront Amphitheatre is just next door
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  • POD Camps Bay 17 rooms from £240

    Cape Town

    Stylish, sophisticated, this is one of Cape Town's sleekest hotels, brought to you by this international chain. Enormous rooms are decorated in muted tones and natural materials combining stone, wood, and linear shapes. There's a sleek bar, pool, all the mod cons in room, and a superb breakfast.

    City Style  -  Uber stylish hotel in a trendy part of Cape Town
    Restrictions on children  -  Children above the age of 12 can be accommodated
    Surfing  -  Nearby Clifton Beach is a surfer's paradise
    Great walks  -  Along Camps Bay's promenade or to the beach
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  • La Clé des Montagnes 5 rooms from £250

    Cape Town (Franschhoek,)

    Refined elegance surrounded by Franschhoek's rolling hills. Boasting lavish suites, with four-poster beds, richly upholstered furnishings, roll-top baths, welcome hampers, and a well-stocked mini bar, that open up onto rolling lawns. There's an inviting pool, tennis courts, and fine dining to boot.

    Country Escape  -  Nestled in the beautiful Franschhoek countryside, this is a very refined rural stay
    Local markets  -  Franschhoek market is popular with guests and locals alike
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • The Last Word 12 rooms from £262

    Cape Town

    Boasting some impressive ocean views, in a quiet location, you'd never believe you were just a 30-minute drive from Cape Town. An intimate, relaxing, luxurious stay located along five miles of pristine beach. Each of its 12 bedrooms are modern, stylish and boast every creature comfort. Divine.

    Beach Life  -  Located right along the sandy shores of the Western Cape's Long Beach
    Surfing  -  Long Beach is one of South Africa's top surfing beaches
    Great walks  -  Long walks on the appropriately named Long Beach
    Restrictions on children  -  Children above the age of 7 can be accommodated
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  • Cape View Clifton 7 rooms from £276

    Cape Town

    Located along upmarket Clifton's smartest address, Kloof Road, guests are afforded the best views of the Atlantic Sea below. Apartments are decorated in a modern, Afro-chic style. Breakfast is served daily, plus there's an honesty bar. The rooftop pool and deck is a real highlight.

    Beach Life  -  Live like a local in your own private apartment overlooking Clifton Beach
    Sights nearby  -  Cape Town's city centre and The V&A Waterfront are both under 30 minutes drive
    Great walks  -  Go for a stroll and stop for lunch along Clifton's trendy 4th Beach
    Surfing  -  Clifton Beach is one of Cape Town's best for surfing
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  • Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa 6 rooms from £323

    Cape Town (V & A Waterfront,)

    Dating back to the 1800s, this former harbour master's abode provides luxurious and intimate accommodation. Individually decorated rooms overlook its gardens and the waterfront beyond. An indulgent breakfast is served each morning. Spa services can be arranged at their nextdoor hotel.

    Local exploring  -  Walking distance from the V&A Waterfront and many of Cape Town's attractions
    City Style  -  A chic, luxurious stay in the heart of town
    Sights nearby  -  Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and all its attractions right on your front door
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • More Quarters 18 rooms from £336

    Cape Town

    A charming collection of 19th-century houses, turned into 18 stylish apartments, providing a very stylish base to explore Cape Town. Walking distance from many of the city's main attractions, you can be at the beach in 20 minutes. Excellent breakfast and spacious suites. Highly recommended.

    Local exploring  -  A collection of apartments within walking distance of Cape Town's city centre
    City Style  -  Chic and stylish: your very own Cape Town pied-à-terre
    Sights nearby  -  There is a complimentary shuttle to the Waterfront, three times a day
    Great walks  -  Take a walk into town through the scenic Company’s Garden
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  • The Twelve Apostles Hotel 70 rooms from £337

    Cape Town (Camps Bay)

    This classic and comfortable hotel is all about location with terrific sea and mountain views. Hourly shuttles mean it’s also well placed for the beaches at Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront.

    Diving  -  Explore the Two Oceans or if you are feeling brave experience a shark dive.
    Surfing  -  Muizenberg Beach is considered one of the best surf spots in the world.
    Birdwatching  -  The surrounding coastline is great for birdwatching.
    Great walks  -  Take a hike up the spectacular Table Mountain.
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  • MannaBay 8 rooms from £341

    Cape Town

    Located right until the foothills of Table Mountain, this uber trendy hotel makes its mark with quirky themed interiors. Proof that the best things come in small sizes this bijous hotel includes lots of lovely extras: complimentary high-tea, house drinks, and a fabulous breakfast. A top pick.

    City Style  -  Without question, one of Cape Town's most stylish stays. Interior lovers and hotel junkies will adore
    Great walks  -  Located at the foot of Table Mountain, the Devile's Peak is a popular trek up to the top
    Sailing  -  Boat trips embark on a regular basis from the V&A Waterfront
    Sights nearby  -  Colourful Bo-Kaap is a photographer's dream
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  • Compass House Boutique Hotel 8 rooms from £276

    Cape Town (Bantry Bay,)

    A luxury boutique hotel situated just minutes from the beach in the dramatic Bantry Bay area. Swish rooms are all white on white style with unbeatable sea views. Plump for a suite and benefit from the particularly indulgent bathrooms. Get pampered in the spa and easy enjoy easy access to the city.

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly positioned just steps from the Atlantic and less than 10 minutes from the centre of town
    Romantic Break  -  Exclusive, tranquil and adult only - the ideal spot for two
    Sights nearby  -  The Waterfront, just a short drive away, is a hub of activity and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are well worth a visit
    Designer  -  Much of the furniture has been custom-designed for each room
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  • Sea Five Boutique Hotel 7 rooms from £380

    Cape Town

    Cape Cod meets Cape Town, a little more expensive than other options, it's located along one of the city's most expensive coastal strips: and you get what you pay for. Beautifully designed rooms and sea views. Plus a superb breakfast and complimentary snacks. Pool, spa, massage, yoga, bliss.

    Beach Life  -  Three-hundred metres from one of Cape Town's most popular beaches
    Sights nearby  -  Perfectly located for exploring: Cape Town's historic buildings, the Waterfont, and the colourful neighbourhood of Bo Kaap
    Restrictions on children  -  Children above the age of eight can be accommodated
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Ellerman House 13 rooms from £526

    Cape Town (Bantry Bay,)

    A 13-bedroom Edwardian mansion house overlooking the dramatic Bantry Bay. Fine dining, wine tasting, an impressive art collection, and a team of impeccable staff ready to help you with your every need. Bedrooms are decorated with plush fabrics and lots of extras! A gorgeous stay in a great location.

    Beach Life  -  Overlooking Bantry Bay and walking distance from Clifton's most fashionable beaches
    Foodies  -  Fine dining plus wine tasting means this is a must for any gourmand
    Romantic Break  -  Sea views, plush rooms, fine dining, and an excellent wine menu
    Good wine list  -  Wine tasting available
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • One & Only Cape Town 131 rooms from £427

    Cape Town

    Balancing convenience and luxury, this is the ultimate urban resort with an enormous pool, award-winning spa and fantastic views of the iconic Table Mountain. Boasting three gourmet restaurants and mere steps from the hip V&A Waterfront's shops and bars, with lots on offer for kids too- a real gem!

    City Style  -  Situated in the hip and happening V&A Waterfront, very close to trendy bars, restaurants and galleries
    Sights nearby  -  From the heights of Table Mountain to the penguins of Boulder’s Beach there is a long list of things to see and do in Cape Town
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Kids Club  -  Fully staffed.
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  • 21 Nettleton 6 rooms from £599

    Cape Town (Clifton)

    Nestled beneath Table Mountain, in the smart neighbourhood of Clifton this opulent six-bedroom hotel provides guest with an utterly romantic stay. Far reaching views of the Atlantic Ocean from your private balcony are absolute bliss. There's a spa, fine dining, and unique interior flourishes.

    Romantic Break  -  One of the most opulent hotels in Cape Town: the perfect romantic splurge
    Sights nearby  -  You are nestled in the foot hills of Table Mountain
    Great walks  -  Along Clifton's styish 4th Beach
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Tintswalo Atlantic 13 rooms from £674

    Cape Town

    The only hotel within Table Mountain's National Park, this luxurious lodge provides five-star accommodation combined with gourmet dining. A small team caters to every need, but the real charm is in the attention to detail. Rooms include capacious beds and views across the Atlantic Ocean. Divine.

    Total relaxation  -  Lavish lodge with plenty of space for relaxation and epic views
    Great walks  -  Walk, hike, even cycle up to Chapman's Peak for views across The Cape
    Local markets  -  Hout Bay Market has plenty of local produce and handmade goods
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Cape Grace Hotel 120 rooms from £744

    Cape Town

    A beautiful hotel in the centre of Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront. Excellent service, sumptuous classic interiors, a great restaurant, trendy bar and its own spa. There are magnificent views of Table Mountain and the marina which can be enjoyed from the privacy of your own balcony.

    Romantic Break  -  Enjoy a couple's massage followed by drinks and dinner on your penthouse patio with Jacuzzi to boot!
    City Style  -  A perfect blend of African and European influnces, old and new, in a prime location.
    Spa  -  A great variety of treatments available in the in-house spa
    Views  -  Panoramic views of Table Mountain and the marina
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
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  • The Silo 28 rooms from £908

    Cape Town

    A former grain silo, this 28-bedroom hotel, is located on Cape Town's bustling Waterfront. The city's most hotly anticipated hotel it is a haven for the arts and 21st-century luxury. Each of its bedrooms is the height of lavish decor with bathrooms worthy of a ballroom, hence the hefty price tag.

    City Style  -  The number one address on Cape Town's Waterfront, in fact Cape Town itself
    Great walks  -  Perambulate Cape Town's Waterfront, Company Gardens, and some of the city's most notable historic spots
    Swimming Pool  -  Rooftop
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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