Few places in the world possess the beauty and style of the historic and culturally vibrant city of Cape Town.
The city shelters beneath the majestic backdrop of Table Mountain, which is flanked by the landmarks of Devils Peak, Lions Head and Signal Hill. Possibly every visit to Cape Town should commence with a journey in the revolving cable car up to the summit of Table Mountain – the breathtaking views across the region are a superb way to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings.
On the eastern side of Table Mountain sits the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Devoted almost exclusively to indigenous plants, these gardens are amongst the most beautiful in the world. The Sunday afternoon music concerts held here have become a Cape Town institution and are well worth a visit.
The city itself offers a host of sights and activities, including wonderful Art Deco and Victorian architecture, interesting museums, great shopping, superb restaurants, live music (Jazz is a specialty), theaters and nightclubs.
For a deeper insight into the past, present and future of South Africa take a guided tour of the Cape Flats townships and Robben Island. The ferry for Robben Island departs from the Victoria & Albert Waterfront and once on the island an ex-prisoner will guide you around this infamous prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.Visit the spectacular Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and enjoy awesome scenery, fantastic walks and deserted beaches.
As part of this day trip, stop off at Boulders Beach and meet the colony of 3000 African penguins.A short journey out either side of the city center will take you along pristine coastlines where you can relax on white sand beaches or, in season, catch sightings of Southern right and humpback whales.
Just a one hour drive inland will take you to the Western Cape Winelands where you can visit charming vineyards for cellar tours and wine tasting.
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Hotels in Cape Town, South Africa
The hotel’s 349 rooms and apartments combine contemporary sophistication and comfort with spaciousness and each and every guest room is beautifully appointed with a semi self-catering kitchenette. Exquisitely designed for maximum light and a sense of space and tranquility, the President Hotel offers an enticing selection of restaurants, bars, lounges, conference facilities, gardens and terraces to suit your changing moods, desires and needs.
The President Hotel has all the luxury facilities and guest services you would expect from any accommodation in a world-class hotel. The President Hotel boasts the latest in Wi-Fi technology, offering the fastest hotel speeds available in the country. The President’s 200 Mbps fibre link means that guests can enjoy blazingly fast Wi-Fi in the comfort of the hotel, with no restrictions. Whether it’s business or pleasure, we invite you to Work, Rest and Play at the President Hotel in Cape Town that offers you the best of both worlds: In the City and By the Sea.
Bay Hotel (The)
After a busy day seeing Cape Town’s world-class sights, exhale and relax with a sunset cocktail, a treatment in the on-site spa or some time lounging around one of four sea-facing pools. Or if all that sounds too demanding, retreat to one of the 78 bright, modern rooms or suites to gaze out at the beach and do absolutely nothing at all.
Whether you’re travelling on business, planning the perfect wedding or just seeking some rest and relaxation, the friendly, professional staff will make sure you get the most from your Camps Bay stay.
Breathe deep... exhale slowly and rediscover fun.
Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel
Belmond Mount Nelson
Enjoying a superb location at the foot of Table Mountain, and just a short stroll from downtown, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers the perfect combination of leafy tranquility and contemporary buzz.
Whether dining on exotic Cape cuisine, soaking up the sun on any of the stunning beaches nearby or getting ready to stroll down fashionable Kloof Street, guests have the ideal central base from which to discover this exhilarating city.
O On Kloof
Guests experience a sense of unrushed tranquility, lifting the spirit in an unassuming way. It ensues from the wooded bliss of the sun-drenched deck or the beauty of the outdoor entertainment and relaxation areas from where you can unwind and watch the sun trace across the Cape sky.
The Commodore Hotel is Legacy’s flagship hotel in Cape Town, epitomising stylish living, quality service and a tranquil setting that have ensured our guests, whether businessmen or tourists, return year after year.
Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, just a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences. Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views and the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add zest to a cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere. More than 80 restaurants bring a fusion of international food, from rustic al fresco fish and chips to starched table-cloth cuisine.
Rooms offer all amenities that a business traveller as well as a guest on a well deserved vacation will expect.
Dock House Boutique Hotel and Spa
The glamorous suite plus each of the five chic rooms at Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa have been individually decorated and imbued with a unique and understated Victorian elegance, juxtaposed with lush contemporary style and comfort. Urban Beauty Spa offers guests sophisticated cutting edge gym facilities with panoramic harbour and mountain vistas, as well as secluded treatment rooms for personalised pampering.
The Primi Royal has 10 individually-decorated, air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms - no two rooms alike - with a choice of Standard, Classic & Superior Suite rooms. Superior Suites enjoy the luxury of a private balcony; one of which has a private spa bath & another which has a private splash pool. All rooms have mini-bars, safes & flat screen televisions equipped with satellite channels. Complimentary room amenities include coffee/tea makers, dressing gowns, slippers & hair dryers. All rooms (except 1 standard no view room) have direct views over the magnificent Atlantic Ocean, where occasional whales & schools of dolphins can frequently be spotted from the balconies.
Breakfast is served in the dining area which has magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, splash pool & sun deck. The entire hotel, including all rooms, has complimentary wireless internet access. Parking is available on the property & the hotel has designated outside areas for smoking & there is 24-hour reception & security.
Queen Victoria Hotel
The advantage of this is that, while staying at the Queen Victoria Hotel, guests have easy access to the Waterfront – the shops, restaurants, the harbour and other must-see attractions – yet you are positioned away from it, in a relaxed, secluded enclave that overlooks majestic Table Mountain, the City Bowl, Cape Town Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.
The overall look does not only reflect the hotel’s unique location but also encapsulates the luxurious style and attention to detail that defines small, luxury retreats around the world. Luxury and sophistication emanate through to the 35 luxurious rooms and suites, including a presidential suite with a generous terrace for al fresco entertaining.
From the food and beverage offering at Dash, the hotel’s restaurant and bar, to the interior aesthetics, the Queen Victoria Hotel embodies a sense of international flair fused with local flavour.
With a management team and staff dedicated to making every guest feel like royalty, a stay at the Queen Victoria Hotel will certainly exceed your expectation of what five-star luxury should be like.
Elegant orchid floral arrangements grace the public rooms. All the rooms have views of the working harbour, the Atlantic or the towering Table Mountain range. Visitors can expect nothing less than the highest level of service and enjoy a myriad of superior activities.
Cape Grace’s sense of place is emphasised by stylish interiors inspired by Cape Town’s heritage and floral kingdom. Each of the 120 luxurious rooms offer 5-star luxuries and extensive guest services. Children of all ages are made to feel especially welcome.
Signal Restaurant provides a welcoming setting, where guests can enjoy fresh, local cuisine. Led by Executive Chef, Malika van Reenen, Signal’s menu connects the Cape’s colourful past with the present through innovative combinations and flavours.
On the water’s edge, Bascule Whisky Wine and Cocktail Bar is the perfect setting to take in the sights and sounds of the busy Waterfront surrounds. There are over 500 whiskies from around the world and an impressive selection of the finest Cape wines.
Head to toe pampering is a speciality at the Spa at Cape Grace and another unique luxury is the Platandia Fine Jewellery Boutique, showcasing diamond, platinum and tanzanite.
Encircled by Table Mountain, the yacht marina, a working harbour and the bustling V&A Waterfront, there is no doubt that the Cape Grace is the ultimate Cape Town destination.
15 On Orange Hotel
African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel has won the best hotel of SA category in the "best of SA" award in House and Leisure magazine. The awards celebrate the best hotel, spa, lodge and restaurant in the country as voted for by House and Leisure readers.
Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
On one side, a line of majestic mountains – The Twelve Apostles – reaches towards the heavens; on the other, the sun sets on breeching whales, playful dolphins, and crashing Atlantic rollers. And all around, you can walk the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park. We'll even pack you a picnic.