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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 anything. On top of the beauty, the city is known for being relaxed and friendly - many of the best places to stay in Cape Town reflect this attitude with their great personal service. Our collection of the best places to stay in Cape Town offers something for everyone, from cheap and cheerful guesthouses to top-notch luxury hotels.
More laidback and liberal than the rest of the country, Cape Town was at the forefront of some of South Africa’s most influential social movements and the birthplace of the ‘rainbow nation’. Testaments to these pivotal struggles can be found throughout the city, from Mandela’s prison on Robben Island, St George’s Church, where Desmond Tutu was the first black archbishop in South African history, and the District Six Museum in town.
WHERE TO STAY IN CAPE TOWN
Stay amidst the bustle at The Waterfront or Long Street, and the colourful houses of Bo Kaap or trendy shops and cafés in Woodstock. A little out of town, the upmarket suburbs of Oranjezicht and Tamboerskloof are filled with smart B&Bs and guesthouses, and within easy reach of exploring Table Mountain. Capital city it may be, Cape Town is still a top place to enjoy the great outdoors, so why not experience the pristine beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay and Bantry Bay, boasting some of the most expensive real estate in the country. The vineyards just out of town, surfing off the golden beaches and the lush green botanical gardens are also reasons to visit. From the low key suburban vibe of the Southern Suburbs to the pristine countryside of Constantia and relaxed vibe of Hout Bay, there are plenty of areas, within easy reach of the city, where travellers can immerse themselves in the great outdoors.
WHAT NOT TO MISS
- 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.
- Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, is another site most people will want to visit for themselves.
- 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 cosmopolitan energy.
- 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.
Our collection of the best places to stay in Cape Town showcase the best value, boutique, and world-class hotels, from seaside to city.
THE BEST PLACES TO STAY IN CAPE TOWN
FOR SOMETHING TRULY SPECIAL
- Cape Town’s grand dame, The Belmond Mount Nelson is pretty in pink. Unmissable, located in a historic part of town, this early 20th-century is famed for its afternoon tea and impeccable interiors.
- The Cape’s first-ever farm, Steenberg Farm has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1682. Now, arguably Constantia’s finest hotel, it is the perfect stay for those wanting to experience a luxurious vineyard stay.
- The Waterfront has a new icon, and it’s called The Silo. An enormous concrete structure, housing just 28 bedrooms, this design feat is also home to Zeitz MOCAA, a gallery space which collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first-century art from Africa.
AN AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE
- With a price tag as tiny as the hotel, Wanderlust's Way Guest House is a charming stay, ideally located in lively Green Point. With just three rooms, it's the utmost in bijoux style.
- An African Villa is 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. Within walking distance from some of Cape Town's best restaurants and bars. A stylish city escape.
- One of the best and most affordable options in the city, Welgelegen has been welcoming guests for decades. Two-Victorian house, knocked into one, located in the smart suburb of Oranjezicht, you’re within easy reach of Camps Bay and Cape Town.
- Located in the smart Oranjezicht neighbourhood, 2Inn1 Kensington (it gets its name from the two Victorian houses that were knocked into one) is a well priced, well situated, homely stay.
- Don't be fooled by the 'backpacker' tag, The B.I.G. Backpackers includes eight en-suite doubles and one family room, with 'travel on a shoestring' prices.
FOR A COUPLE'S RETREAT
- An adult’s only stay, Compass House Boutique Hotel in Bantry Bay promises a very grown-up stay with dining and interiors to match. A sparkling infinity pool makes the most of impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean beyond.
- Stylish Clifton’s smartest hotel? It’s got to be 21 Nettleton. Each of its suites is uniquely decorated, with interiors crammed full of over the top curio pieces – rococo clocks, Chinese vases, plush sofas, and animal prints.
- With some of the most coveted views in the V&A Waterfront, One & Only Cape Town provides a romantic stay, with opulent suites and unforgettable dining, all just moments from some of Cape Town’s main attractions.
BEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS
- Smart, modern, The Marly is one of a wave of new trendy boutique hotels popping up around the city, enticing a younger trendier crowd. Guests love it for the relaxed vibe and great location.
- A tiny hotel with a big design statement, MannaBay nestled at the bottom of Table Mountain provides individual and personable service, with little welcome extras like complimentary afternoon tea.
- An oldie but a favourite, Four Rosmead’s ten-suite guest house has been welcoming travellers to the smart suburb of Oranjezicht for years. Including comfortable rooms, a great breakfast, and superb location, the very reasonable price tag means it’s a no brainer.
- A charming collection of 19th-century houses turned into 18 stylish apartments, More Quarters, is a stylish and flexible stay within walking distance from many of the city's main attractions.
- Decorated with modern-Afro flair (cowhide carpets, statement mirrors, and hand-made artwork) Boutique@10 champions local artisans. Surrounded by lush foliage plus views of Camp's Bay below and Signal Hill above, it's a relaxing stay in a great location.
For a heritage stay
- Located in a historic corner of town, Dutch Manor Antique Hotel dates back to the turn of the 19th-century. Rooms are filled with antiques and steeped in history.
- Dating back to the 18th-century, Cape Heritage Hotel is one of the city's oldest hotels. Enjoy your breakfast under a three-hundred-year-old grapevine. A truly archaic stay.
- Grand, nostalgic, and very good value, Hout Bay Manor is a superb heritage stay within the quaint working harbour town of Hout Bay.
For living like a local
- You'll struggle to find a cooler location than new kid on the block, Stock Exchange. In edgy Woodstock, this shiny new collection of apartments allows travellers to live like a local. Bright, vintage-inspired interiors are the epitome of cool.
- Right in the heart of Cape Town's CBD, The Penthouse Collection provides guests with a taste of the high life. Each of its slick apartments is fully functional and include all the amenities required to make yourself right at home.
- Swift Studios' chic, self-catering apartments fit in well in their downtown location in Salt River. A formerly industrial part of town, it has enjoyed something of a facelift in recent years and is now a favourite spot amongst young professionals.
- With admirable eco-principles, this Southern Suburb favourite, The Vineyard Hotel boasts commendable eco-principles. They re-use all their water and encourage guests to limit their consumption – there’s even a timer in the bathroom!
- Modern, and environmentally conscious, POD Camps Bay is one of Cape Town’s most stylish new hotels, located right on the Camps Bay coastline it has some admirable green-credentials to boot.
BY THE COAST
- Located at the base of the vertiginous Chapman’s Peak, Tintswalo Atlantic is the only hotel in the city that is right on the beach and offers sublime ocean views, excellent food and authentic, warm service.
- A favourite venue for weddings and honeymooners, Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, located between Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront, overlooks the mighty Twelve Apostles mountain range. Boasting epic sea views it features the award-winning Sanctuary Spa, complete with natural rock pools.
- Moments from the tourist favourite, Boulder’s Beach (famed for its African penguin colonies), Tintswalo at Boulders provides a very refined stay in this family-friendly hot spot.
- Voted travellers’ favourite stay, the Cellars-Hohenort, located in Constantia ‘Cape Town’s vineyard’ provides superlative dining, a long list of fine wines, and an idyllic setting. It’s difficult to top for food and service.
- One of the Waterfront’s most stylish hotels, Cape Grace also houses one of its best restaurants, The Signal. Offering fine dining that is rather excellent, guests can opt for a six-course tasting menu or order a la carte.
For local exploring
- Lively Long Street sets the scene for one of Cape Town’s funkiest hotels, Grand Daddy. Choose from quirky bedrooms to air streamer homes, all provide an unforgettable night’s sleep in one of the city’s most popular locations.
- Upscale, stylish hotel within walking distance of Cape Town's V&A Waterfront, The Commodore Hotel boasts far-reaching views across to Table Mountain. An excellent breakfast is served each morning, plus seafood dishes and regional wines at Clipper Restaurant - plus you've your pick of the city's best restaurant on your doorstep.
- Behind its Victorian broekie-lace facade Long Street Hotel is a lively little abode. Ideally located on Long Street, it provides stylish accommodation, a stone's throw from your pick of bars and restaurants.
- It's difficult to find as homely a stay, within the bustling international port of Cape Town's V&A Waterfront, yet Queen Victoria Hotel & Manor House fits the bill. This four-bedroom stay, located along the peaceful Portswood Ridge, is within walking distance of some the city's main sights.
- Rouge on Rose allows guests to explore the photogenic neighbourhood of Bo Kaap in all its technicolour glory. Local Cape Malay flavours can be sampled in the highly-recommended restaurant.
- Not to be confused with its neighbour, Grand Daddy, the Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel is popular with younger travellers thanks to its low prices, proximity to Long Street, not to mention evening karaoke and complimentary coffees throughout the day.
- A more peaceful stay in a more central location would be difficult to find. La Grenadine provides French-inspired accommodation with a very inviting price-tag. A delightful guesthouse within walking distance from town.
- Beautiful throughout the year, 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, where taxis can be easily booked.
- Alternatively, if you'd like to self-drive, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
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Best Hotels in Cape Town
The Muize Cape Town 8 rooms from £38
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 locationBeach 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
Wanderlust's Way Guest House Cape Town (Green Point,) 3 rooms from £44
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 pricedSights nearby - Signal Hill and its far reaching vistas is just a short stroll awayRestrictions on children - Adults onlyQuirky - An experience!
Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel Cape Town 13 rooms from £48
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 attractionsValue chic - Excellently priced, stylish artistic interiorsRestrictions on children - Adults onlyFull of character
The Inn at Castle Hill Cape Town (Kalk Bay) 5 rooms from £50
An Edwardian hotel perfectly capturing the character of Kalk Bay. Filled with antiques and original features: sweeping parquet floors, original artwork, roll-top baths, and a wrap-around lattice verandah with ocean views. Offering excellent value and a homely stay - plus an honesty bar!Local exploring - Walking distance from the attractions of this charming fishing village, Kalk BayLocal markets - Kalk Bay offers a variety of antique, boutique and craft shops that line the cobbled lanes of Main RoadSights nearby - Boulders Beach, with its colony of African penguins, is jus a twenty minute drive awayGreat walks - The beach and Kalk Bay's delightful harbour are just a few minutes walk awayRecommended by - Fodors
Chartfield Guest House Cape Town (Kalk Bay,) 17 rooms from £53
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 staySights 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 beachesSwimming Pool - Outdoor pools
Long Street Hotel Cape Town 12 rooms from £58
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 spotLocal exploring - You're walking distance from some of the city's best restuarants, bars, and attractionsSights nearby - The V&A Waterfront is just 3km awayLively - Hip and happening.
aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel Cape Town (Simon's Town,) 29 rooms from £58
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 priceSailing - Sailing tours for shark, whale, and seal spotting (as well as diving) set off from Simonstown HarbourSights nearby - Boulder's Beach and its penguin colony is a must visitSurfing - At nearby Muizenberg Beach
Stock Exchange Cape Town 33 rooms from £58
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 outsideValue chic - Excellent value, fabulous interiors, great location: live like a localLocal markets - The Biscuit Mill houses plenty of pop up shops and trendy places to eatSights nearby - The V&A Waterfont is just over 3km away
The Hermitage Cape Town 2 rooms from £60
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 houseSights nearby - Take the scenic coastal drive to Chapman's PeakRestrictions on children - Children cannot be accommodated at this hotelSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
The Grand Daddy Cape Town 32 rooms from £67
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 StreetValue chic - Excellent value, quirky accommodation in a great locationSights nearby - The V&A Waterfront, and its many attractions, are just a short walk awayFull of character
Glen Hotel Cape Town 24 rooms from £59
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 friendlyGreat 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.
3 On Camps Bay Cape Town (Camps Bay,) 16 rooms from £72
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 neighbourhoodSights nearby - Camps Bay, Clifton Beach: there are excellent beaches right by the hotelRestrictions on children - Children above the age of 12 are welcomeSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
The B.I.G. Backpackers Cape Town 19 rooms from £72
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 locatedSights nearby - The MyCiti bus line, is just outside, and connects you to most of the city’s top sitesSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolFull of character
The Manor House Cape Town 4 rooms from £75
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 onlyGreat walks - Through the nearby De Waal ParkSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRestrictions on children - Adults only
Simon’s Town Guest House Cape Town 5 rooms from £77
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 MuizenbergDiving - 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 harbourGreat walks - At 30km, False Bay has plenty of excellent coastal walksRecommended by - Fodors
Three Boutique Hotel Cape Town 18 rooms from £80
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 distanceSights nearby - The V&A Waterfront is 4km awayGreat walks - De Waal Park is moments awaySwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Hout Bay Manor Cape Town (Scott Estate,) 17 rooms from £80
Overlooking Hout Bay's harbour, Hout Bay Manor enjoys an enviable location and beautifully appointed rooms. Dating back to 1871, the interiors reflect its heritage status and the bohemian character of its locale: four-poster beds, plush fabrics, and vibrant décor. A superb breakfast is served.Local exploring - A perfect base for exploring Cape Town, its vineyards, and the Southern SuburbsFishing - Embark on a fishing trip - Hout Bay is a working fishing habour and there are plenty of charters departing dailyLocal markets - The Hout Bay Crafts Market is held every Sunday from 10 amGreat walks - Along Hout Bay beach and its harbour
La Splendida Cape Town 24 rooms from £81
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 actionCity Style - Sleek, stylish, and well pricedLocal markets - Green Point Market is a great place to pick up local handicraftsSights nearby - The V&A Waterfront is just a 15 minute walk away
A Boat House Cape Town (Cape Town,) 6 rooms from £84
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 locationGreat walks - Along Boulder's Beach, accommpanied by Africa's penguin population! Just 1km away: it's a mustDiving - Shark boat tours and cage diving take off from the harbour, moments awaySights nearby - Explore the shops and cafés of the quaint coastal town, Simon's Town
Jardin d'ébène Boutique Guesthouse Cape Town 5 rooms from £85
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 locationSights nearby - The Old Biscuit Mill is the favourite spot of Cape Town's trendy young thingsLocal markets - Stroll over to Green Market Square (open every day, but Sunday)Swimming Pool - Plunge pool
Dutch Manor Antique Hotel Cape Town 6 rooms from £86
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 actionSights nearby - Explore historic Cape Town, Bo Kaap, Company Gardens, and the Houses of ParlimentSailing - Boats set off regularly from the Victoria & Alfred WaterfrontGreat walks - Take a hike up to Table Mountain (or the cable cart)Recommended by - Fodors
Mariner's Guesthouse Cape Town 10 rooms from £86
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 locationSailing - Simon's Town Pier is the place for boat trips across False BaySights nearby - The penguin colony's Boulders Beach is a must visitSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Nova Constantia Boutique Residence Cape Town 8 rooms from £86
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 TubSpaSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
The Cape Milner Cape Town 57 rooms from £88
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 beachesSights nearby - Explore the historic neighbourhood of Bo KaapSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Recommended by - Fodors
Rouge on Rose Cape Town 9 rooms from £94
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 KaapSights nearby - Walk around the nearby V&A Waterfront, filled with designer shops and craft marketsGreat walks - Explore the historic neighbourhood of Bo KaapLively area - In the thick of the action.
Cape Heritage Hotel Cape Town City Centre 15 rooms from £94
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
The Tarragon Cape Town (Hout Bay,) 5 rooms from £95
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 BayBirdwatching - World of Birds, home to over 3000 birds (and some monkeys!) is just 1.5km awayGreat walks - Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden are simply beautiful, and just 6km awaySwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Residence William French Cape Town 5 rooms from £95
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 locatedSurfing - Nearby Muizenberg is a surfer's paradiseSights nearby - Take the coastal drive to Chapman's PeakLocal markets - Explore the boho beach town of Kalk BayRecommended by - Fodors
Watercolours House Cape Town (Cape Town,) 5 rooms from £96
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 OceanSights nearby - Take a drive to The Cape of Good Hope, South Africa's most southerly pointSurfing - Nearby Long Beach is one of Cape Town's top surfing beachesLocal markets - Explore the charming harbour and markets of Simonstown
Swift Studios Cape Town 7 rooms from £96
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 apartmentGreat walks - Up to the Rhodes Memorial, at University of Cape Town for epic views of the city belowSights nearby - Nearby Newlands is known for its cricket and rugby stadiumsLocal markets - The Old Biscuit Mill hosts plenty of day and night markets
Steenberg Farm Cape Town (Constantia Valley) 24 rooms from £100
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 loveSpa breaks - Spa, golf course: there's something for everyoneSights nearby - The charming coastal towns of FIsh Hoek and Hout Bay are within easy reachSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Dolphin Inn Cape Town 11 rooms from £100
Located in central Mouille Point this comfortable guest house provides a homely stay in a great spot. You're within easy reach of 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 citySights nearby - V&A Waterfront is just a 15 minute stroll awayGreat walks - Green Point Urban ParkSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Recommended by - Fodors
An African Villa Cape Town 12 rooms from £89
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/outdoorFull of characterBarefoot Luxury - For total relaxation.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - I Escape, Frommers
DysArt Boutique Hotel Cape Town 10 rooms from £103
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 locationGreat walks - Take a stroll up to Signal Hill, just 1km awayRestrictions on children - Children cannot be accommodated at this hotelSailing - The V&A Waterfront is just 2km awayRecommended by - Fodors
La Grenadine Cape Town 5 rooms from £110
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 townFull of characterQuirky - An experience!Traditional
The Hout Bay Hideaway Cape Town 4 rooms from £110
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 BaySights nearby - Continue up the coast to Chapman’s Peak. Beautiful all year round, you can spot whales in the winter monthsLocal markets - Hout Bay Market is very popular for fresh locally sourced produceRestrictions on children - Generally not accepted unless on prior arrangementRecommended by - I Escape
Welgelegen Cape Town 13 rooms from £112
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
Hotel On The Promenade Cape Town 7 rooms from £119
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 beachesGreat walks - Along The Promenade, Clifton, Queens, and the surrounding beachesLocal markets - The Cape Quarters Saturday Market is a lively morning activitySeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
The Andros Cape Town (Claremont,) 15 rooms from £126
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 distanceRestrictions on children - Children above the age of 16 can be accommodatedSights nearby - Catch a show at Maynardville Open Air Theatre
Ocean View House Cape Town 30 rooms from £126
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 stayGreat walks - Whether you walk or get the cable cart, Table Mountain is a must visitSurfing - Nearby Clifton Beach is a surfer's favouriteSights nearby - The V&A Waterfront is a short drive awayRecommended by - Fodors
CUBE Guest House Cape Town 6 rooms from £127
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 lifeLocal markets - Visit Hout Bay Market for its fresh food and local produceGreat walks - Hout Bay is a 3 km walkSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRecommended by - Fodors
Abbey Manor Cape Town 9 rooms from £132
Nestled along the slopes of Table Mountain, in the upmarket suburb of Oranjezicht. This century-old hotel features sumptuous rooms with lavish interiors. Think roll-top baths, glistening chandeliers, antique furnishings, as well as far-reaching views of Cape Town below. Divine.Local exploring - Located in a quiet suburb of Cape Town, yet within easy access to the city and sightsGreat walks - Take a stroll through De Waal Park, or further afield, Kirstenbosch National Botanical GardensLocal markets - Throughout the week, Green Market Square is the spot for picking up local handicraftsRestrictions on children - Children above the age of five welcome
Four Rosmead Cape Town (Cape Town,) 8 rooms from £148
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 SuburbsGreat walks - Through Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden - beautiful year-roundSights nearby - The V&A Waterfront is a short distance awaySwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Black Heath Lodge Cape Town 10 rooms from £148
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 TownLocal markets - Green Market Square is a great place to pick up local artwork and clothingSurfing - The nearby beach of Clifton is a popular surfer's beachGreat walks - Take the cable car, or hike up, to Table MountainRecommended by - Fodors
St James Guest House Cape Town 6 rooms from £150
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 ofGreat walks - The hotel lies along False Bay, with 30km of walking routesRestrictions on children - Children above the age of five are welcomeSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Vineyard Hotel Cape Town (Colinton Road, Newlands) 178 rooms from £154
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 PoolRestaurant - Award-winning Myoga restaurant.Spa - Award-winning spa.Recommended by - Frommers
Winchester Mansions Cape Town 76 rooms from £157
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 beachesGreat walks - Up to Signal Hill for its beautiful vistasSights nearby - The V&A Waterfront is less than 3km awaySwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Alta Bay Cape Town (Higgovale) 3 rooms from 165
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 StyleRestrictions on children - Babies and children over 6 are welcome.Great walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Frommers
Cape Cadogan Cape Town (8001 8001 8001) 12 rooms from £173
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
Hotel Derwent House Cape Town 10 rooms from £174
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 savingCity Style - A bright and colourful stay in an excellent locationLocal markets - Open every day but Sunday, Green Market Square is great for a spot of shoppingGreat walks - Take the cable car up Table Mountain and traverse its top!Recommended by - I Escape
Alphen Hotel Cape Town 19 rooms from £181
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 countryFoodies - Excellent dining option on site and nearbyGreat walks - Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are just a few minutes drive and beautiful all year roundLocal markets - The Constantia Village is locals go to spot for picking up foodie treats
The Penthouse Collection Cape Town 3 rooms from £183
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 centreLocal markets - Greenmarket Square is a great spot to pick up local artworksGreat walks - Take a hike or the cable cart up Table MountainDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.
Kensington Place Cape Town 8 rooms from £185
A small stylish hotel in Higgovale, on the Table Mountain foothills. This intimate spot puts emphasis on peace and tranquillity, 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 imprisonmentRestrictions on children - No children under the age of 12 are accepted.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
Steenberg Hotel Cape Town (Tokai) 24 rooms from £185
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 SAWine tasting - In the Constantia Valley - home to a great deal of award-winning winesGolf - World-championship golf course on the Steenberg EstateViews - Lovely views over False Bay
Cellars-Hohenort Cape Town (Constantia) 48 rooms from £186
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
The Commodore Hotel Cape Town 236 rooms from £186
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 TownSights nearby - You can spot it from your balcony, Table Mountain is 5km awaySwimming Pool - Outdoor poolViews - Great views from hotel
The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel Cape Town 198 rooms from £205
Cape Town's 'Grand Dame', the pretty in pink Belmond Mount Nelson is an icon in itself. Exquisite interiors, sumptuous suites, an impressive breakfast is included in the hotel, and its afternoon tea is famous. Manicured gardens enjoy mountain views, plus there's a pool, tennis courts, and spa.City Style - The smartest address in townSights nearby - Cape Town, Table Mountain, The W&A Waterfront are all nearbyGreat walks - De Waal Park is just a short walk awaySwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Boutique@10 Cape Town 4 rooms from £210
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 privacyGreat walks - The winding route down to Camps Bay BeachSights nearby - V&A Waterfront is a must visitSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRecommended by - Fodors
South Beach Camps Bay Cape Town 19 rooms from £214
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 apartmentsSights nearby - Table Mountain, Bo Kaap, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens: there is plenty to do nearbyGreat walks - Take the cable car up to Table Mountain, just 2km away, and explore from aboveSurfing - Nearby Clifton Beach is popular with surfers
Queen Victoria Hotel & Manor House Cape Town 4 rooms from £218
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 WaterfrontSailing - Boats to Robben Island, diving trips, whale, shark, and seal spotting: all disembark from V&A WaterfrontGreat walks - Take the cable car or trek up to the top of Table Mountain: a mustSights nearby - The colourful streets of Bo Kaap are a photographer's dream
The Marly Cape Town (Camps Bay,) 11 rooms from £232
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 beachesCity Style - Uber stylish interiors in a very trendy part of townGreat walks - Along the surrounding endless beaches, or up The Pipe Trail, in the Table Mountain National ParkSights nearby - Catch a show at Theatre On The Bay, moments from the hotel
Victoria & Alfred Hotel Cape Town 94 rooms from £235
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 diningSailing - Boats take off from the Waterfront regularly, from diving to fishing, there is plenty to doSights nearby - The Waterfront Amphitheatre is just next door
POD Camps Bay Cape Town 17 rooms from £240
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 TownRestrictions on children - Children above the age of 12 can be accommodatedSurfing - Nearby Clifton Beach is a surfer's paradiseGreat walks - Along Camps Bay's promenade or to the beach
La Clé des Montagnes Cape Town (Franschhoek,) 5 rooms from £250
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 stayLocal markets - Franschhoek market is popular with guests and locals alikeSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolViews - Great views from hotel
The Last Word Cape Town 12 rooms from £262
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 BeachSurfing - Long Beach is one of South Africa's top surfing beachesGreat walks - Long walks on the appropriately named Long BeachRestrictions on children - Children above the age of 7 can be accommodated
Cape View Clifton Cape Town 7 rooms from £276
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 BeachSights nearby - Cape Town's city centre and The V&A Waterfront are both under 30 minutes driveGreat walks - Go for a stroll and stop for lunch along Clifton's trendy 4th BeachSurfing - Clifton Beach is one of Cape Town's best for surfing
Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa Cape Town (V & A Waterfront,) 6 rooms from £323
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 attractionsCity Style - A chic, luxurious stay in the heart of townSights nearby - Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and all its attractions right on your front doorSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
More Quarters Cape Town 18 rooms from £336
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 centreCity Style - Chic and stylish: your very own Cape Town pied-à-terreSights nearby - There is a complimentary shuttle to the Waterfront, three times a dayGreat walks - Take a walk into town through the scenic Company’s Garden
The Twelve Apostles Hotel Cape Town (Camps Bay) 70 rooms from £337
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.
MannaBay Cape Town 8 rooms from £341
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 adoreGreat walks - Located at the foot of Table Mountain, the Devile's Peak is a popular trek up to the topSailing - Boat trips embark on a regular basis from the V&A WaterfrontSights nearby - Colourful Bo-Kaap is a photographer's dream
Compass House Boutique Hotel Cape Town (Bantry Bay,) 8 rooms from £281
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 townRomantic Break - Exclusive, tranquil and adult only - the ideal spot for twoSights nearby - The Waterfront, just a short drive away, is a hub of activity and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are well worth a visitDesigner - Much of the furniture has been custom-designed for each room
Sea Five Boutique Hotel Cape Town 7 rooms from £380
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 beachesSights nearby - Perfectly located for exploring: Cape Town's historic buildings, the Waterfont, and the colourful neighbourhood of Bo KaapRestrictions on children - Children above the age of eight can be accommodatedSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRecommended by - I Escape
Ellerman House Cape Town (Bantry Bay,) 13 rooms from £526
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 beachesFoodies - Fine dining plus wine tasting means this is a must for any gourmandRomantic Break - Sea views, plush rooms, fine dining, and an excellent wine menuGood wine list - Wine tasting availableRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
One & Only Cape Town Cape Town 131 rooms from £434
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 galleriesSights 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 TownViews - Great views from hotelKids Club - Fully staffed.
21 Nettleton Cape Town (Clifton) 6 rooms from £599
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 splurgeSights nearby - You are nestled in the foot hills of Table MountainGreat walks - Along Clifton's styish 4th BeachSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Tintswalo Atlantic Cape Town 13 rooms from £674
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 viewsGreat walks - Walk, hike, even cycle up to Chapman's Peak for views across The CapeLocal markets - Hout Bay Market has plenty of local produce and handmade goodsSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Cape Grace Hotel Cape Town 120 rooms from £744
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 spaViews - Panoramic views of Table Mountain and the marinaRecommended by - Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
The Silo Cape Town 28 rooms from £908
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 itselfGreat walks - Perambulate Cape Town's Waterfront, Company Gardens, and some of the city's most notable historic spotsSwimming Pool - RooftopRomantic - Good for couples.