When visiting Cape Town you are spoilt for choice when choosing the perfect hotel option for your stay. To make it easy we have selected some of our top hotels, boutique hotels and guests houses in some of the most popular areas around Cape Town. These areas include the famous V&A Waterfront, probably the best option for the first time traveler.
If you are looking for beautiful sea views and beaches, the Atlantic Seaboard is probably more your style. Most of the hotels and guest houses in this area will have stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean with many of them situated close to Cape Town's most popular beaches such as Clifton and Camps Bay.
City living is always an option, especially for the younger traveler and the Cape Town City offers a myriad of hotels, villas and guest houses to choose from. Most of the hotels and guest houses as situated close to or within walking distance from world class bars and restaurants, something to experience when visiting this vibrant city!
Our Recommended Hotels in Cape Town
The Southern Suburbs
If you are looking for style, large stands and jaw-dropping natural beauty in the Cape Town property area, Southern Suburbs is the perfect area to break away from the typical City Centre hotels. An area rich in history and tradition, you will find everything you need and more. Each of the suburbs has their own identity and distinct charm, see what there is on offer in Observatory, Rosebank, Rondebosch, Newlands, Claremont, Bishopscourt, Wynberg, Constantia and more. Key attractions within the Southern Suburbs are the Constantia Winelands, which are home to some of the oldest estates in South Africa, as well as the sensational Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
This luxury hotel in Cape Town offers exquisite hospitality, world-class cuisine, an award-winning winery, an 18-hole championship golf course, a plush spa and plenty of history. Situated on the Cape’s oldest registered farm, Steenberg offers an idyllic setting; a mere 20-minute drive from the centre of Cape Town in the Western Cape, South Africa. Steenberg Hotel rests in the Constantiaberg amphitheatre of the Table Mountain range. The original farm werf resonates with the history of the Cape as it was the very first farm granted by Simon van der Stel, to the feisty Catharina Ras, in 1682. The selection of luxurious accommodation includes striking heritage suites, contemporary premier rooms, family rooms and the charm of sunny barn rooms as well as those in the original Manor House. Steenberg Hotel relives the glory days of the farm as the preferred stop-over for travellers to the Cape with the hallmark of warm hospitality and attentive service.
The Andros Deluxe Boutique Hotel
Ideally located in Claremont, one of Cape Town's beautiful Southern Suburbs, the property is quite literally a 5 minute drive from the world renowned Kirstenbosch gardens and iconic Newlands Rugby and Cricket Stadiums. Also a similarly short distance away are the many financial sector corporate offices and Cavendish Square with its fantastic selection of upmarket Boutiques, Restaurants and shops. Spend the day relaxing at the magnificent swimming pool area or perhaps work-out in the very well equipped gym and private sauna facilities. The Andros Petite Spa has three treatment rooms with a team of experienced and professional staff that will provide the highest results in skin and body care whilst delivering decadent luxury to all treatments offered. The Andros Deluxe Boutique Hotel offers 4 Classic single rooms, 8 Deluxe rooms, 2 Garden Suites and 1 Executive Suite together with all of the facilities and luxuries typically expected from a luxury 5 star hotel.
The Cape Winelands
The fertile green valleys of the Cape Winelands are surrounded by proud mountain ranges. Towns and villages have many historic homesteads and monuments, and every so often fruit orchards are to be seen, whose produce may be found in all corners of the world. It is the Mediterranean climate and winter rainfall of the south-western Cape that produces some of the best wines in the country. The rich, fertile soils along the Breede River Valley and especially the areas of Somerset West, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, have become world famous for their whites, reds, sherries, ports and brandies.The Cape Winelands is definitely the gem of South Africa. Offering some of the best wines in the world as well as world renowned restaurants. They also host some of the best golf courses on the planet and spending a couple of nights in the Winelands is something you will never forget.
The Kruger National Park is the biggest National Park in South Africa. Covering an area of 20,720 square kilometres, one can assume that the Kruger National Park is one of the best areas to go in search of Africa’s Big 5. The greater Kruger area is home to some of the best private game reserves such as the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Timbavati, Manyeleti, Kapama and Thornybush. Each of our Kruger destinations offers exclusive private safaris where you will experience an ultimate Big 5 safari in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Guided by expert rangers, each lodge is unique in its own way and seeing that we have visited all of the lodges we represent, we will give you first-hand information of the lodge we would recommend, you require about. To make your safari experience even more special, some lodges also offer you the opportunity to sleep under the African stars with a unique “Luxury Tree House” experience. For further information on this and our other safari tours, contact one of our safari experts and they will make contact to discuss this with you in person.
Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
The Sabi Sand Wildtuin (SSW) is the oldest private game reserve in South Africa. Established with a passion for conservation, SSW has pioneered a host of wildlife and conservation management practices and is managed by a dedicated team. The reserve is a proclaimed protected area, consisting of 49 481 hectares adjacent to Kruger National Park. In particular, it is known for its Big Five experience and the diversity of wildlife conserved here.
The Sabi Sand is well known for its quality private lodges and Big 5 game viewing. there are 3 main areas within the Sabi Sand and depending which lodge you choose, we will take care of getting you there in the quickest safest way. The Southern Sector of the Sabi Sand is home to lodges such as the Sabi Sabi Lodges, Lion Sands Lodges, Mala Mala Lodges, Londolozi Lodges, Kirkmans Camp, Nottens and Umkumbe. The Western Sector boasts lodges such as Singita, Idube, Ulusaba, Leopard Hills, Exeter River and Leadwood, and Inyati whilst the Northern sector is home to the likes of Chetah Plains, Arathusa, Elephant Plains, Chitwa Chitwa and Simbambili.
Kings Pool Camp
Named for Scandinavian royalty, Kings Pool overlooks the handsome oxbow-shaped Kings Pool Lagoon in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve bordering Chobe National Park. The camp’s nine luxurious tents (including one family unit) each boast a large bedroom area and lounge leading out onto a veranda with a private plunge pool and thatched sala from which to soak up the gorgeous views and possibly even spot elephant crossing the channel. The spacious en-suite bathrooms have double showers and hand-basins, as well as an outdoor shower for those who wish to shower ‘in’ nature! The spacious main area comprises a lounge, dining room and a convivial bar beautifully set on expansive raised decks. There is also a pool and an open-air 'kgotla' for evening dining under the stars.
- A luxurious and historic safari base in the middle of Africa’s highest density of elephants
- Wild dog and leopard are known to patrol the area, seeking its abundant antelope
- A sundowner cruise down the Linyanti River on the Queen Sylvia is a breathtaking experience
Kings Pool is a Wilderness Safaris Premier Camp.
Earth Lodge - Sabi
Earth Lodge is a sanctuary symbolising a new era in luxury South African safari lodges. Sculpted into a slope of the earth, almost invisible in the landscape, the lodge uses texture, light and space to present a lodge like no other. Taking its cue from the surrounding environment, it has been described as the most environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa. Earth Lodge reveals itself in a series of sensory revelations. On arrival a hidden corridor leads you down on a journey to a unique and unforgettable experience. The unexpected entrance opens to a panorama of uninterrupted bushveld. As in nature everything at Earth Lodge exists in harmony and you are immediately aware of a sense of calm and a restoring spirit. Home to 13 ultra-luxurious suites including the Amber Presidential Suite, the lodge breaks with traditional bush lodge style to create a masterpiece of artistry and innovation. An indoor/outdoor dining area overlooking a waterhole and unending bushveld, a secluded library, art gallery, meditation garden; and an underground wine cellar with a collection of over 6000 bottles of rare wines, the venue for an unforgettable dining experience – everything at this luxury lodge has been created for your indulgence.
Lion Sands River Lodge
Lion Sands is a place that enriches one’s soul. It is an extraordinary gift passed down over generations and even for those of us who have known its sweeping landscapes since birth, it remains a place of overwhelming beauty and discovery. Our family is one of the most fortunate in the world to have the privilege of being the custodians of one of Africa’s truly unspoiled wilderness areas. In the heart of the game-rich Sabi Sand Reserve and the world-renowned Kruger National Park, we have created an iconic destination. At River Lodge, you need not move far to appreciate extraordinary wildlife, or to marvel at the spectacular riverside view. We have tried to capture the entrancing spirit of the Sabie River, and always smile at that moment when we see our guests forging their own connection with that special energy that cannot be seen, but can definitely be felt. Guests are encouraged to make River Lodge their very own private safari home, ensuring that the time spent on safari remains the highlight of their visit to South Africa.
EXPERIENCE LION SANDS TREE HOUSES
Lion Sands Private Game Reserve can also offer the unique experience of spending a night under the African stars.The Treehouses are booked in conjunction with your accommodation. Pack an overnight bag with your essentials, while leaving your other belongings back in your room at camp.
A Choice of So Many Lodges - Some More Kruger Properties
There are so many outstanding properties to choose from in the Kruger area, we thought it would be easier to do this - Feel free to browse these truly breathtaking locations: