The delicate pastel exterior of the hotel is matched by interiors with beautifully designed décor and plush, comfortable furnishings. Low-key, yet superbly attentive service means that you can enjoy the highest of standards without the need for stuffy formalities. This is the perfect place to unwind after exploring Cape Town, with an award winning spa providing a relaxing sanctuary, stunning views over the waterfront to admire and a secluded outdoor pool where guests can enjoy a peaceful swim.
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There are nine room and suite categories for guests to choose from, all of which are well-proportioned with walk-in wardrobes and spacious en suite bathrooms. Views vary, with some rooms looking out over the harbour where the sun rises and others overlooking the yacht basin where the sun sets. Facilities in each room include a tea and espresso machine, minibar, iPod docking station, satellite TV, hairdryer, alarm clock and a safe.
Luxury and Table Mountain Luxury rooms are the smallest options, but still offer plenty of space and comfort, with large French windows offering views of the harbour or marina. Some can also be connected for groups or families. Superior rooms are slightly larger and feature their own balcony as well as a sofa bed for a child to sleep on. Rooftop Luxury and Rooftop Terrace rooms have beautiful far-reaching views and a spacious balcony or breakfast patio. There are also very spacious one, two or three bedroom suites, the larger of which are ideal for families. For the ultimate escape, the Penthouse Suite presents a luxury experience with its private outdoor Jacuzzi, daily canapes and complimentary port, sherry and cognac.
The hotel offers easy access to the V&A Waterfront with its large range of shops and restaurants. The departure point for the ferry to Robben Island, as well as a variety of other marine excursions, is just a short walk away. Guests, particularly those with children, will be happy to discover that they are close to the Two Oceans Aquarium, which is one of the top attractions in Cape Town.
Food and Drink
Signal Restaurant, overlooking the V&A Waterfront, uses local produce from farms and fishermen. The restaurant offers a buffet breakfast as well as freshly cooked hot options. In the evening, guests can choose between the seasonal tasting menu and à la carte dining. The Bascule Whisky, Wine & Cocktail Bar is as the name suggests — a great place for a tipple or two. The bar also offers a light tapas menu.
Children are welcomed to the hotel with a gift and the chance to take part in a daily activity, such as African story time or gingerbread decorating. Colouring-in books, DVDs and X-boxes are available, and experienced babysitters can be arranged by the concierge. Many of the hotel's rooms can be connected to accommodate families, or feature additional bedrooms or sofa beds.
Those looking to celebrate their honeymoon in style can be certain of a magical time at this hotel, and the staff can help with an additional special touch — from fresh flowers, a couples' massage or a romantic dinner for two. The Penthouse Suite also offers a Jacuzzi on its private terrace for the ultimate special touch.
Facilities and Activities
Chauffeur transfers within a ten kilometre radius are offered by the hotel. There's a shower room for early arrivals or late departures, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, use of the hot spa area, a 24 hour fitness suite, a library with local/international newspapers and complimentary evening port/sherry, an overnight shoe shine service and guest parking with 24 hour security.
Complimentary wine tasting for guests is hosted in the Signal Restaurant and features a selection of local wines; while regular whisky tastings are also held in the Bascule bar. Booking is essential for these popular activities.
A stay at the Cape Grace is truly memorable, and the property remains one of our all-time favourites.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain in the tranquil suburb of Oranjezicht, Abbey Manor strikes the perfect balance in Cape Town providing guests with a relaxing base within easy reach of the city’s main attractions.
Set on the slopes of Table Mountain in the suburb of Oranjezicht, the characterful Acorn House is located on a quiet residential road in beautiful gardens and provides a great value option for Cape Town.
The Belmond Mount Nelson is a hotel of deserved renown: her reputation and history alone justify a visit. The rooms and facilities are furnished to the most luxurious of modern standards and the service is excellent, ensuring a comfortable and interesting stay.
Camps Bay Retreat is positioned between the mountainous ranges of Lions Head, Table Mountain and Twelve Apostles overlooking the endless vista of the Atlantic Ocean.
Set in a quieter part of Cape Town, among the slopes of Table Mountain, Four Rosmead is a small, luxury boutique guesthouse. Built in 1903, the building enjoys wonderful architecture and is classified as a provincial monument. The interior embraces the heritage of the house, yet the guesthouse also has a modern feel.
Liberty Lodge has a great location on the edge of City Centre. The lodge is small and simple but gives great service, it benefits from excellent views of Table Mountain and is excellent value for money.
Situated within walking distance of the trendy Kloof Street in Cape Town, More Quarters is a luxury apartment hotel with an excellent service, providing a chic and modern home away from home for those wishing to explore the city.
Mouille Point Apartments either overlook the sea or towards lions head. They are stylish and well appointed, making them a superb base as you explore the city.
One & Only Cape Town is situated in Cape Town’s fashionable V&A Waterfront area. From its vantage point, you can look up to Table Mountain, and easily access the bars and restaurants of the Waterfront.
The rooms are uncluttered, with simple yet comfortable furnishings and their own balconies looking out to Camps Bay. The hotel is well placed for the renowned restaurants and bars of Camps Bay.
The Blue Train is perfect for those who want to take a relaxing journey across the country, in complete comfort and luxury.
The Cape Cadogan offers guests an elegant, luxurious experience in a great location from which to enjoy Cape Town, within walking distance of the restaurants on Kloof Street and close to many of Cape Town’s key attractions.
The price and location of this hotel make it ideal for those who want to be within walking distance of Cape Town's Waterfront, without paying for all the whistles and bells of some of the neighbouring hotels.
The Taj Cape Town was originally home to the South African Reserve Bank and combines the old historical charm of the building with the new modern feel of a vibrant five-star hotel along with its elegant contemporary architecture.
This is a luxurious hotel and the attention to detail in the décor and the service are absolutely excellent, while the location is superb. The hotel itself is elegant, relaxed and a firm Audley favourite.
The Waterfront Apartments are situated in the heart of the Victoria and Albert Waterfront basin, with the dramatic Table Mountain as a backdrop.
Waterfront Village offers a ‘village’ of luxury self-catering, serviced apartments. Set around the harbour at the V&A Waterfront, the apartments offer a great alternative to a traditional hotel stay.
Located in a quiet residential area, but close to Kloof Street with its restaurants and bars, Welgelegen is a boutique guesthouse that combines traditional architecture and charm with modern styling and comfort.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Following a historic route between Pretoria and Cape Town, The Blue Train is one of South Africa’s finest rail journeys. On board, you can experience fine dining, relax in your own private suite and take in mountain views from the Observation Car.
No visit to Cape Town is complete without a tour of the "Mother City". Your tour will include visits to the Castle of Good Hope, the Parliament Buildings and Bo-Kaap, plus of course the iconic Table Mountain.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens occupy a large swathe of beautiful land on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. They house a huge collection of indigenous flora, such as heathery fynbos, flowering proteas and dramatically coloured strelitzias.
As with any major city there are a number of very good museums in Cape Town and you might like to visit some whilst you are here. Some of the ones that we personally recommend are District Six Museum, Gold of Africa Museum, and the Iziko Museums of Cape Town.
The Cape Peninsula is an area of dramatic natural beauty and huge ecological significance, which manages to retain a wild feel despite its huge popularity with visitors. As you drive south from Cape Town, you pass through the exclusive suburbs of Camps Bay and Clifton before continuing onto Hout Bay and through Constantia, where the road meanders behind Table Mountain and down onto the coast.
The beautifully restored carriages of Rovos Rail combine luxury travel with the chance to experience living history.
Guest are taken to the lower terminal for the cable-car up Table Mountain. The cable-car is a very modern affair, and completes a 360º rotation during the ascent, affording you fantastic views over the city.
In the company of Pietman Retief, who is recognised as one of the leading wine experts in the country, you can experience the winelands and the history of the area through his passion.