High on the must-see lists of most holiday-makers to South Africa is Cape Town and with good reason: you can’t help but be seduced by Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and the city's various other attractions. When it comes to accommodation, there are so many amazing options to choose from in Cape Town, so to help you make the right decision, we've got our South Africa specialists to suggest some of their very favourites.
1. Belmond Mount Nelson
The Belmond Mount Nelson is the best-known of all Cape Town hotels, with a wealth of history behind it. The five-star hotel which has welcomed the likes of Winston Churchill, John Lennon and Nelson Mandela sprawls over several buildings within seven acres of beautiful rose gardens and manicured lawns, creating a peaceful oasis in the heart of Cape Town. There are two heated swimming pools, and Librisa Spa which offers a range of holistic treatments. The rooms match the public areas for style and are luxurious, boasting a fantastic mix of period furnishings with modern elegance and opulence. Make sure to indulge in the iconic tradition of Afternoon Tea, which is served in the lounge or outside among the lush gardens.
2. Ellerman House
Set in elegant gardens with sweeping lawns giving glorious views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island, each of Ellerman House's 11 rooms are individually designed, many with private patios or sea-facing balconies. The two private villas are for exclusive use and sleep up to 10 people in Villa One and up to 6 in Villa Two and the hotel also boasts an extensive wine cellar. a magnificent art collection, a library, a heated swimming pool, a spa, a gym and a sauna. City sophistication at its very finest.
3. The Silo
Located above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City, the Silo is the latest in the storied line of Liz Biden's Royal Portfolio collection of luxury hotels and lodges. The hotel has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex and features 28 suites that have been individually designed and decorated by the stylish wand of Liz Biden with colourful and eclectic pieces, as well as high pillowed glass windows showcasing the natural wonder of Cape Town. A truly extraordinary property that brings a new level of luxury and style to the Mother City's hotel scene.
4. Kensington Place
Voted the world’s best city hotel, Kensington Place is a hip, urban boutique hotel on the slopes of Table Mountain, with great views down to the ocean, and yet just ten minutes from the city centre. The hotel offers eight rooms, each of which is individually designed in cool, contemporary shades and style with modern African artefacts throughout. Best of all, every room has its own balcony or terrace, perfect for enjoying an alfresco breakfast, while the hotel’s private garden and swimming pool is a sanctuary above the city. The best luxury boutique property in a city which contains many!
5. The Table Bay Hotel
Situated on the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The award-winning 5-star Table Bay Hotel is perfectly positioned against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean and provides easy access to all the top places to visit in Cape Town. Each of the hotel's stylishly appointed guestrooms overlook either across the bay to Robben Island or across the harbour and city to the iconic and majestic Table Mountain. Amenities available to guests staying at the hotel include a gym, spa, heated outdoor pool and several bars and restaurants. Everything is literally on its doorstep at the Table Bay, which makes it ideal for a city break in the heart of Cape Town.
If you are interested in staying at any of the properties mentioned in this blog then get in touch with our South Africa experts by calling 020 7843 3500 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and they can help you plan your dream Cape Town holiday today.
It has been a long walk to freedom for the country, which has finally been removed from the UK’s red list. Oliver Smith explores vineyards, a nature reserve and is involved with a penguin rescue.Read more
Our experts have put together a brief guide to explain the UK's new travel rules.Read more
Africa Travel's Chris Wain has once again been named one of the world's top travel specialists by Conde Nast Traveler.Read more
Our experts present a round up of Africa’s top safari lodges.Read more
Our experts highlight some of Africa's most memorable wildlife experiences.Read more
Read our blog and discover the best places to see gorillas in Africa.Read more
Our owner and founder Frances Geoghegan gives Country & Townhouse her inside view on what travel trends she’s seeing for 2021.Read more
Read our blog and discover the best places to see zebras in Africa.Read more
Read our blog and discover the best places to see cheetahs in Africa.Read more
Please complete the below details so that we can forward you a personalised holiday quotation