Best Romantic Getaways in Cape Town and Surrounds

Can you feel the romance in the air? We sure can! The vibrant and stunning city of Cape Town along with the entire Western Cape is overflowing with settings and destinations that are not only tailor-made for romance, but are the epitome of tranquility, exclusivity, lavish luxury, serenity and a true sense of magic and wonder.

From sensational coastal hideaways, picturesque mountainside escapes and remarkable boutique hotels, to away-from-it-all treetop retreats, serene Cape Winelands’ wonders, idyllic country-side cottages, luxury tented lodges, and hidden wilderness havens – there truly is something for absolutely everyone.

Here are some of the Best Romantic Getaways in Cape Town and Surrounds that will undoubtedly capture your heart from the moment you arrive, so much so, that you may never want to leave.

#Tintswalo Atlantic: The ultimate coastal hideaway

Cape Town’s Magnificent & Magical Hidden Gem!


  • Location: Tintswalo Atlantic | Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town

One of Cape Town’s most remarkable hidden gems, Tintswalo Atlantic is perched on a pebbled beach at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, right at the base of the ocean-facing Table Mountain National Park.

As the only hotel permitted to operate within the boundaries of this renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, the award-winning 5-star Tintswalo Atlantic boutique lodge not only boasts panoramic views of the picturesque Hout Bay harbour, the dramatic Sentinel mountain peak, the glorious Atlantic Ocean and beyond, but provides guests with exclusive access to the natural beauty found along the mountainside’s winding walking and hiking trails. Paired with its surrounding unapologetic beauty, Tintswalo Atlantic’s secluded location on the water’s edge provides guests with true away-from-it-all indulgence and solitude near Cape Town’s vibrant inner city.

With ten beautifully appointed suites and one regal Presidential Suite, all with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Tintswalo Atlantic offers all the lavish luxuries of a world-class hotel, paired with personalized service and the utmost attention to detail.

As one of the most renowned lodges in the Western Cape, Tintswalo Atlantic offers guests nothing less than true Tintswalo hospitality from the moment they arrive at this seaside paradise. Enjoy sundowners on the deck beside the heated pool and share cooking tips with the charming Executive Chef, venture out to Hout Bay village, or take a drive to the Cape Winelands for an unforgettable wine-tasting adventure – the possibilities are truly endless!

Having been described as the most spectacular, dramatic, and romantic destination in Southern Africa, Tintswalo Atlantic is not only the perfect ocean front escape, but one of the most romantic getaways in Cape Town and surrounds.

**Insider Secret: Hidden out of sight from passing travellers, Tintswalo Atlantic is only reachable by the resident shuttle, which transports guests from the main road right down to the lodge on the shore below. You’re gifted with a sense of privacy highly sought-after for special occasions and romantic retreats.

  • Location: Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape

#Ellerman House

Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Cape Town - Ellerman House

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  • Location: Ellerman Hose | 180 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town
  • Location: 180 Kloof Rd, Bantry Bay, Cape Town

Offering guests a picturesque ocean escape in the heart of Cape Town, Ellerman House is the epitome of world-class opulence, exclusivity, and luxury. Located in Bantry Bay, this exquisite, privately owned boutique hotel is regarded as one of the top luxury hotels in the world. Undoubtedly making it one of the top romantic getaways in Cape Town and surrounds

From their magnificent design, heartfelt hospitality, bespoke experiences, and vast, and immaculate art and wine collections to their lush gardens, spectacular views, and striking and lavish interiors, the Ellerman House prides itself on showcasing the very best of South Africa.

Beautifully complimented by unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean and the rocky Cape coastline against the dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Head, the Relais & Châteaux historic Cape Edwardian-style mansion features a Main House with 13 individually decorated rooms and suites, accompanied by two ultra-modern, free-standing Villas.

Sleek, contemporary architecture and absolute privacy define Ellerman House’s exclusive-use villas, boasting spacious entertainment areas, private infinity pools and sweeping Atlantic Ocean views. In contrast to the old-world elegance of the Main House, Villa One and Villa Two add a glamorous edge to the hotel’s classic style and refined ambience.

The natural splendour of the hotel’s unique location and unmatched elegance is enhanced by the extensive in-house South African art collection, exceptional cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavours, and the one-of-a-kind Ellerman House 7500-bottle wine gallery.

From the very best of local design and art to cuisine, wine, and hospitality, Ellerman House strives to offer a world-class guest experience that remains authentically South African.

#Melozhori Treehouse

  • Location: Melozhori Game Reserve, Overberg, 5km from the N2 turn-off to Stormsvlei, Western Cape

From the moment you arrive at the magnificent Melozhori Treehouse it will immediately feel like you’re a million miles away from civilisation. With herds of springbok and giraffe casually strolling through the otherwise uninhabited landscapes, not to mention the sensational views and vistas of rolling hills and the Overberg mountains, paired with the true epitome of serenity, uninterrupted silence, tranquillity, and exclusivity, the wonderful and wild-at-heart Melozhori Treehouse offers guest the perfect away-from-it-all romantic getaway destinations in Cape Town and surrounds.

The highly sought-after Treehouse for two, built around a tree spanning two levels and featuring glass walls immersing you in the natural landscape, the Melozhori Treehouse is the ideal destination for a wildly romantic getaway and away-from-it-all retreat where you can soak up all the magic and romance of the beautiful unspoilt wilderness under a sparkling canopy of stars and the majestic moonlight at night.

Perched on the slopes of an unspoilt valley in folds of hills, you’ll become one with the unapologetic natural beauty of the untamed wilderness as the vast array of astounding resident wildlife, birdlife, and a number of other remarkable species surround you. It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be on everyone’s Cape Town bucket-list.

Located completely off the grid, enhancing its level of lavish exclusivity, Melozhori is designed for easy self-catering and total privacy. Picture yourself soaking in the wood-fired hot tub on the deck at sunset, a glass of bubbly at hand, while the fire burns down to embers in the pizza oven, for a simple but delicious supper. Sounds like a dream!

#Bergsicht Farm Cottages: An Idyllic Escape

  • Location: Vrolikheid Farm, Winterhoek Road, Tulbagh, Western Cape

Tucked away in the Tulbagh Valley on a working farm called Vrolikheid, Bergsicht Farm Cottages is the ideal romantic getaway in Cape Town and surrounds. Surrounded by orchards and sensational soaring mountain vistas, Bergsicht’s self-catering cottages offer a magical countryside escape that not only oozes comfort and rustic charm, but provides guests with a tranquil, serene, and exclusive escape from all the hustles and bustle. In fact, all of Bergsicht’s secluded cottages are nestled in pockets of foliage for the utmost level of privacy and tranquillity.

You can rest assured that Bergsicht Farm Cottages has absolutely anything and everything you could possibly want and need (plus, so much more) to enjoy a memorable and romance-filled getaway in Cape Town. Not to mention that the amazing Tulbagh will undoubtedly surprise you with an abundance of activities and unforgettable experiences, all of which are just a stone’s throw away.

#Cape Grace

“You have to stay here at least once in your lifetime” – Cape Grace


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  • Location: Cape Grace | 1 West Quay Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town

Situated on a private quay uniquely poised between Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, Cape Grace’s location is unrivalled. Offering guests the very best of both, the sought-after Cape Grace Boutique Hotel encapsulates the true essence of the captivating cosmopolitan city center, beautifully crowned by the magnificence of Table Mountain.

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There truly is no better place from which to explore one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world, soak in every inch of the glorious Mother City’s natural splendor, as well as enjoy the very essence of Cape Town living at its best.

This not only makes the stunning Cape Grace one of the top Boutique Hotels and best romantic getaways in Cape Town, but a must-visit destination for anyone travelling to the glorious Mother City.

Once you step foot inside the beautiful Cape Grace, you will immediately be transported to a whole new world. From their welcoming reception lounge to their spacious, ultra-luxurious, and highly exclusive harbour and mountain-facing rooms, Cape Grace radiates elegance, warmth, and opulence.

Boasting 120 rooms, including 2 luxury penthouse suites, every detail and unique touch is meticulously crafted and purposefully selected to express Cape Grace’s rich legacy. Each one of its uniquely designed rooms have been inspired by the charm and wonder of our South African and Cape heritage, inviting guests and travelers to discover and connect with the history and culture of our fascinating region

Bright bouquets of Proteas, that hint at the wonder of the Cape’s rarest natural botanical kingdom, enrich each generously sized room with their array of colors and textures. In addition, rare Cape Dutch antiques, intriguing artefacts, and local paintings, sculptures, and artwork renditions of our botanical kingdom have been sourced piece by piece to create a tapestry of depth, texture, and contemporary style.

**Extra Insight: “In cool hues of blue, warm shades of red, and rich tones of green and gold, each of the 120 guest rooms and suites is completely unique and has its own “story” – the focal point from which the rest of the design elements flow. Deluxe amenities and personalized touches complete our guests’ comfort and enhance their experience,” – Cape Grace.

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In addition to its unrivalled location, lavish interiors and design elements, remarkable, rare, and unique touches, stunning surroundings, breathtaking views (and so much more), the Cape Grace Boutique Hotel has a vast and incredible array of experiences, facilities, activities, and adventures to enjoy.

From sensational and restorative spa treatments, including a water-wise sauna, and lounge area, all thoughtfully created to help you unwind and relax, refreshing pool for warm summer days, lounging, and soaking up the sunshine, a fully equipped gym for those eager to keep fit, to indulging in sumptuous menus paired with the Cape’s very best wines at the exceptional Signal restaurant. That’s not all! Rare whiskies await enthusiasts in their world-class Bascule Bar, while indulgent Afternoon Teas are served each day in their cosy library.

If that’s not enough, the Cape Grace Boutique Hotel’s value-add services like their extraordinary concierge and chauffeurs further makes for a seamless and unforgettable stay from beginning to end!

#Opstal Stay

  • Location: Slanghoek Road, Rawsonville, Breedekloof, Western Cape

Located in Rawsonville, Breedekloof, tucked between the Slanghoek and Badsberg Mountains and surrounded by endless nature, Opstal Estate is a tranquil escape. This romantic Cape Town getaway destination boasts a cluster of five modern, self-catering cottages which are all perfectly (and privately) positioned to maximise your view of the stunning valley and magnificent mountains. The outdoor deck with a luxurious KolKol hot tub is a real fan-favourite, in addition to adding an extra special romantic touch, it also sets the scene for an unforgettable and relaxing stay.

This seventh-generation property (dating back to 1847) is woven into the fabric and history of the Slanghoek Valley and offers a truly idyllic getaway that combines magnificent scenery, magical views, and true country-style hospitality.

#La Chataigne

  • Location: R45, Franschhoek, Western Cape

Located in the breathtaking Franschhoek, La Chataigne is set among fruit groves with beautiful vineyard and majestic mountain views. Couples can choose to stay in one of the three romantic one-bedroom cottages or either of the two Scandi-chic stable cottages – all of which have their own private plunge pools, ensuite bathrooms, a fully equipped open-plan kitchen, lounge, and dining area with a fireplace.

Soak up the sun on the tranquil pool deck, or take a stroll through the vegetable garden and vineyards before settling in with a glass of wine on your private patio. The property offers a plethora of scenic walks and an intimate environment in which to unwind.

#Camissa House

Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Cape Town - Camissa House

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  • Location: Camissa House | 28 Bridle Road, Oranjezicht, Cape Town

Camissa House is one of the newest luxury Boutique Hotels and romantic getaways in Cape Town. A serene, mountainside hideaway, which sits at the foot of the fynbos-clad mountain, found in the heart of the beautiful and vibrant city of Cape Town, Camissa House is a true celebration of Africa’s Cape, its glorious heritage and meandering history connecting mountain and sea, past to future and humanity to the earth. Named after the sweet waters and streams that flow from Table Mountain and have trickled through the property for centuries, Camissa House is far more than one of the top Boutique Hotels in Cape Town.

The infamous Camissa House is situated in one of Cape Town’s most enviable locations, boasting beyond beautiful views of the lively City Bowl, glorious Atlantic Ocean, iconic Lion’s Head, and world-renowned Table Mountain, one of the New7Wonders of Nature. Its close proximity to the tall-standing mountainous giant of the Cape Town skyline could easily fool you into thinking that you are actually sleeping on Table Mountain itself – How remarkable is that!?

Referred to as one of Cape Town’s most stunning and secluded masterpieces, Camissa House’s breathtaking elegance, luxury, serenity, and opulence perfectly mirrors its showstopping surrounds. Stepping out of the hotel, it certainly isn’t hard to see it’s primary design inspiration – With Table Mountain right on its doorstep, it sets the canvas for the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of the world’s great centers of terrestrial biodiversity.

This magnificent mountainside escape is characterized by lofty, contemporary architecture, trickling water features, stunning wooden accents, and touches of lush greenery. This gives you the wonderful opportunity to feel fully immersed in nature, whether you’re reclining in your luxury bedroom – with décor is inspired by the Cape Floral Kingdom – or gazing at the world wonder that is Table Mountain – It’s an experience unlike any other.

Each of Camissa House’s 8 exclusive and ultra-luxurious rooms flaunt magnificent views of the city’s most iconic sights, perfectly complementing the tranquility inherent of the design, the ancient history that sparked its original inception, as well as the timeless source of modern life that continues to stem from its spectacular surroundings.

#The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

  • Location: The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa | Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

The glorious and highly acclaimed Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is the true epitome of a seaside sanctuary. At the very tip of Africa, located above the vast Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles Mountain range and the wild unapologetic beauty of the Table Mountain National Park, awaits a unique five-star experience just a few minutes from the vibrant heart of Cape Town’s cosmopolitan city-center

Showcasing truly unrivalled views – On one side, a line of magnificent mountains – while on the other side, the glorious Atlantic, breeching whales, playful dolphins, crashing Atlantic rollers, and stunning sunsets, there is nothing quite like it.

The lavish Twelve Apostles Boutique Hotel offers an array of beautifully appointed rooms filled with natural light. Each room has been individually-designed and elegantly decorated in colors inspired by the hotel’s natural surroundings.

With guests’ comfort always top of mind, carefully chosen pieces and a calm palette that reflects the wide-reaching views over the surrounding ocean and dramatic mountains is the focus of inspiration. This is only amplified by the extraordinary showcase of some of the finest South African artists and artistic masterpieces proudly featured throughout the entire hotel, revealing our country’s astonishing talent.

As one of the most highly sought-after luxury escapes and top Boutique Hotels in Cape Town, guests can look forward to sensational dining experiences, an award-winning Spa, dramatic ocean and mountain views, an intimate private cinema, a refreshing pool with sensational views and Atlantic pool deck, an exciting range of in-house amenities, activities, and adventures, to mention merely a few, all delivered with the generous hospitality characteristic of The Twelve Apostles Hotel.

That’s not all! Step out onto the flora and fynbos-framed trails to explore the staggeringly beautiful setting, with iridescent sunsets that are known as the best in Cape Town. The Twelve Apostles Hotel’s complimentary shuttle service to Camps Bay, the vibrant V&A Waterfront, the beautiful Cape Winelands, and an array of not-to-be-missed attractions and landmarks, will keep you connected to the city and everything it has to offer, whilst also affording you total luxury, exclusivity, and tranquility in Twelve Apostle’s secluded coastal sanctuary.

The Twelve Apostles at a glance

•70 rooms and suites, including the Presidential Suite

•An award-winning spa featuring a Rasul Chamber

•Whale watching from the Leopard Bar terrace (seasonal)

•10 minutes from the best beaches of Camps Bay

•A UNESCO Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site

•World-renowned dining in Azure Restaurant

•Swimming pools with panoramic ocean & mountain views

•Shuttle service to Camps Bay and V&A Waterfront

#Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

At Cape Cadogan, you have the absolute best of both worlds: A quiet, luxurious retreat with the glorious city of Cape Town right on your doorstep!


  • Location: Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel | 5 Upper Union Street, Gardens, Cape Town

The pristine Cape Cadogan is one of the top Boutique Hotels and romantic getaways in Cape Town. This luxurious haven in the heart of the incredible Mother City invites you to escape the hustle and bustle, sit back, recharge, and soak it ALL in as you make yourself right at home in their magnificent original Georgian-Victorian townhouse.

Boasting a stunning variety of individually decorated rooms and suites, with four superb room types to suit your personal needs, all of which combine top-tier comforts with calm, contemporary interiors to create inviting retreats, relaxed guest areas, an amazing pool, plenty of tours and excursions, plus a whole lot more – Cape Cadogan has everything you could possibly want and need!

Located in Gardens – right in the heart of it ALL – Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel’s Kloof Street Neighborhood gives guests, travelers, and avid globe trotters and explorers an incredibly unique and authentic representation of what it’s like to live as a local in the vibrant, beautiful, culturally diverse, and wildly exciting Mother City.

It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the heart of city living between your explorations of the vast and wonderful Cape Town and EVERYTHING it has to offer. Shop for hidden gems, explore the most magical secret spots, indulge in your favorite foodie passions, take in a show, visit some (or all – why not?) of Cape Town’s must-visit landmarks and attractions – the list truly is endless! There’s a host of experiences and adventures just a stone’s throw away – Ready for you to tick off your bucket-list!

Best of all? The Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel is literally minutes away, by road, to most of Cape Town’s most popular, exhilarating, top-of-the-list, not-to-be-missed attractions. That’s not all! Their exceptional Concierge will happily assist you with arranging anything and everything your heart desires – From city tours and thrilling adventure experiences to in-room spa therapies. They are known for their superb, delightful, and attentive hospitality after all.

There is absolutely no denying that at the Cape Cadogan, you can look forward to an unforgettable getaway that is both carefree, laid-back, and rejuvenating, as well as filled with excitement, wonder, and awe!

#The Hidden Haven: Wolwehoek Private Reserve

  • Location: Farm 105, Wolwehoek, Keisie Valley, near Montagu, Western Cape

Hidden in the untouched Keisie Valley just outside the quaint Karoo town of Montagu is where you will find this secluded, serene, and breathtaking escape. Set in the Wolwehoek Private Nature Reserve, run by passionate owners Roux van der Watt and Robin De Cauwer, The Hidden Haven is a serene, exclusive, and secluded romantic hideaway, where birdsong, fynbos plains, and stunning accommodation set the scene for an off-the-grid romantic escape away from any and all distractions.

The luxury tent sleeps two adults, and features a king-size bed, outdoor shower, pizza oven, outdoor braai, as well as a hammock and wood-fired hot tub for lazy afternoons.

Leopard’s Kloof is surrounded by 4km of nature with not a single soul in sight, offering visitors the epitome of uninterrupted tranquillity, privacy, and luxury. Nature lovers will be in their element with an abundance of hiking and mountain-biking trails, rock climbing, a vast array of birdlife, and romantic stargazing, best enjoyed from the comfort of your private deck.

**Extra Insight: The escape is only reachable by means of 4×4 vehicles. The cabin is completely off-grid with no cell reception or wifi and only solar power for lights and the fridge.

#Belmond Mount Nelson

“An Oasis of calm within Cape Town’s Beating Heart” – Belmond Mount Nelson


“Uncover the soul of South Africa at this vibrant hideaway with a star-studded history” – Belmond Mount Nelson


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  • Location: Belmond Mount Nelson | 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

Located at the foot of the awe-inspiring Table Mountain, the iconic Belmond Mount Nelson has long been regarded as one of the most highly acclaimed five-star Boutique Hotels in Cape Town, welcoming guests to their luxurious resort for nearly 120 years.

**Interesting fact: Winston Churchill called it “a most excellent establishment”; John Lennon meditated in its lush grounds, and modern-day celebrities from Leonardo di Caprio to Charlize Theron have breakfasted on its sunny balconies.

Painted a beautiful pink as a tribute to peace in 1918, the magic and wonder of a bygone era awaits guests as they step through the grand entrance of The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel and experience a timeless indulgence in the shade of Table Mountain.

Boasting an astounding 198 individually designed rooms and suites, each offering its own unique mood, design, and view, The Belmond invites guests to delight in its exquisitely restored interiors with quirky modern touches. Restored colonial grandeur with an irresistibly modern twist beckons in their array of airy luxury sanctuaries. Sip coffee from cosy seating, admire vibrant native artwork, settle among local weavings and comfortable leather furniture, as you sit back and unwind on the stunning sun-spotted balconies, breathing in the glorious Cape Town air.

With such a vast and spectacular selection of rooms and suites to choose from, The Belmond Mount Nelson has something for everyone. Couples find secluded bliss in the garden cottage suites, decorated with oversized couches, fireplaces, and Venetian mirrors, while families feel right at home in their spacious, light-filled suites or interconnecting rooms.

Painted a beautiful pink as a tribute to peace in 1918, the magic and wonder of a bygone era awaits guests as they step through the grand entrance of The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel and experience a timeless indulgence in the shade of Table Mountain.

Boasting an astounding 198 individually designed rooms and suites, each offering its own unique mood, design, and view, The Belmond invites guests to delight in its exquisitely restored interiors with quirky modern touches. Restored colonial grandeur with an irresistibly modern twist beckons in their array of airy luxury sanctuaries. Sip coffee from cosy seating, admire vibrant native artwork, settle among local weavings and comfortable leather furniture, as you sit back and unwind on the stunning sun-spotted balconies, breathing in the glorious Cape Town air.

With such a vast and spectacular selection of rooms and suites to choose from, The Belmond Mount Nelson has something for everyone. Couples find secluded bliss in the garden cottage suites, decorated with oversized couches, fireplaces, and Venetian mirrors, while families feel right at home in their spacious, light-filled suites or interconnecting rooms.

There is no denying that the famous Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is extraordinary in every way, and, as such, offers guests an equally extraordinary array of activities, experiences, and adventures.

Why not explore The Belmond’s expansive grounds, a gorgeous mix of manicured lawns, historic palms, and fragrant rose gardens? Or nourish your body and soul at the fabulous Librisa Spa with their range of holistic, African-inspired treatments? If you’re an avid foodie or lover of all things delicious, indulging in Chef Rudi Liebenberg’s out-of-this-world cuisine at the renowned Planet Restaurant is an absolute must – or book a seat at his coveted Chef’s Table for a truly interactive and unforgettable experience.

“Stroll gardens John Lennon once frequented to meditate. Hear how a young Winston Churchill deemed it a “most excellent establishment”. Sit at Nelson Mandela’s favourite table. To stay here is to be part of something special” – Belmond Mount Nelson

Capture the light with a painting masterclass, soak up the Cape Town sunshine as you lounge pool side, enjoy a rejuvenating yoga class in the garden, take a dip in one of their two heated outdoor swimming pools, blow off some steam in their fully-equipped fitness center, or have tons of fun on their tennis and padel courts – the options are truly endless at The Belmond Mount Nelson. There is even a children’s club to keep the kids entertained.

As The Belmond Mount Nelson Boutique Hotel is situated right in the heart of the Mother City, all the wonders and thrills of the beautiful and vibrant city of Cape Town awaits.

From the world’s most stunning beaches, remarkable historic hotspots, the majestic Cape Winelands, and iconic landmarks, to countless natural wonders and nature reserves, must-visit attractions, and an endless variety of bucket-list worthy adventure experiences – The glorious city of Cape Town has it all.

#The Silo Hotel

Best City Hotel In Africa 2020 | Travel & Leisure


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  • Location: The Silo | Silo Square, off S Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

A magical, five-star premium Boutique Hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront, surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City, the lavish, and grandiose, yet equally hip, and chic Silo Hotel has set a new standard for luxury Cape Town accommodation.

Declared the ‘Best City Hotel in Africa’ in 2020 as well as Cape Town’s most iconic luxury Boutique Hotel, the world-renowned Silo Hotel is the ultimate celebration of art, architecture, style, and design – A tribute to timeless glamour and contemporary luxury right in the heart of the city.

Deemed a genuine Cape Town and Waterfront landmark, it is no surprise that The Silo is one of the top Boutique Hotels in Cape Town for guests, tourists, and travellers from around the world.

This spectacular display of architecture and design has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex, occupying six floors above the globally acclaimed Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, which houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art.

The Silo Boutique Hotel’s striking exterior, designed by Heatherwick Studio, is so much more than a bold beautiful statement of pure artistic expression and raw talent, it is a true marvel everyone should experience at least once in their lives.

From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure (the former grain silo dates back to around 1924), is the addition of the ingenious glass windows inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors. These multi-faceted windows, each housing 56 panels of glass, bulge outward as if gently inflated, glisten like real diamonds during the day. By night, this transforms the building into a glowing beacon in the Table Bay harbor – It is one magnificent sight to behold!

The Rooms at The Silo

The Silo Boutique Hotel has 28 rooms (which fall into 6 room categories based on the room size as well as the view), including a breathtaking one-bedroom penthouse. Every room at The Silo, including the spectacular penthouse room, has been uniquely and individually designed and decorated by the extraordinarily talented and profoundly chic ‘wand’ of stylish hotelier as well as owner and founder of The Royal Portfolio, Liz Biden. Liz prides herself on having an eye for the unusual. She has a unique gift for creating beautiful spaces that are both stylish, and comfortable, with the perfect splash of pizzazz.

With that vision in mind, each room is boldly and lavishly decked out with striking, vivid, colorful, and eclectic pieces to juxtapose the modern, industrial architecture of the building – Creating the perfect combination of everything.

Each room has a private balcony from which to admire the incredibly stunning panoramic views of the working Waterfront harbor, twinkling city lights, vast Atlantic, and the awe-inspiring tall-standing Table Mountain. These sweep-you-off-your-feet views admired through the huge glittering pillowed-glass windows are said to be some of the best in the world. How lucky are you?

As the Silo Hotel is considered one of the world’s best art hotels, each room features remarkable and unique works of art by leading African artists. These magnificent artworks augment the collection found on the ground-floor Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. In addition, a vast and astonishing collection of artistic masterpieces can be found on display throughout the entire hotel. It even has its own exclusive basement gallery, known as ‘The Vault’. To further add to The Silo’s beyond exceptional and pristine artistic display and reputation, the surrounding Silo District is home to countless notable creative outlets for all the head-over-heals art lovers and artistic enthusiasts.

**Bonus: One huge bonus for guests staying at The Silo Boutique Hotel is that The Silo Hotel’s Art Concierge offers wonderful, tailored art tours that allow guests the opportunity to learn everything there is to learn about the incredible African art scene as they visit the Zeitz MOCAA below. This alone has made The Silo Hotel the most sought-after and top hotel among art lovers from all walks of life.

Facilities, Experiences & Activities at The Silo

The experience at and around The Silo Hotel is focused on the art and culture of Cape Town while celebrating its exquisite natural beauty. Cape Town, surrounded by dramatic mountains and sandy beaches, is consistently ranked among the Top 10 cities in the world to visit by the likes of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure magazine.

At the hotel itself, guests can relax at the Silo spa, enjoy a cup (or cups) of afternoon tea, quaff champagne or enjoy a classic cocktail or a glass of wine at The iconic Willaston Bar, go for a swim or an invigorating dip in the rooftop pool (reserved for hotel guests only) or enjoy a drink at the legendary Silo Rooftop Bar, dine at The famous Granary Café (one of the top restaurants in Cape Town) or work off the city’s fine dining in The Silo Hotel’s fully-equipped gym.

With so much to do, see, explore, and experience, there is something for everyone to enjoy at The Silo Boutique Hotel.

#Gorgeous George

Local design & boundary-pushing innovation meet at Gorgeous George!


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  • Location: Gorgeous George | 118 Street Georges Mall, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

Gorgeous George is THE hot new Boutique Hotel in the heart of downtown Cape Town. Created from two beautifully-restored heritage buildings – one Edwardian, one Art Deco – Gorgeous George is the very first hotel in Cape Town to join the prestigious Design Hotels™ portfolio – A hand-selected worldwide collection of privately owned and operated design forward and culturally rooted hotels. Undoubtedly making it one of the top Boutique Hotels in Cape Town.

Whether you stay for one night or three weeks, the chic, cool, and captivating design-forward Gorgeous George Hotel is the ultimate destination to discover, explore, and experience the diverse and vibrant Mother City like a real Cape Town local. There’s just one problem, you may find it hard to leave this trendy inner-city oasis!

“This is the 021, where friends come to stay and play. This is Gorgeous George” – Gorgeous George.

The Gorgeous George has 32 luxe rooms, each of which embody the exact boundary-pushing innovation and unique forward-thinking design it prides itself on. The interiors are an artful blend of industrial tones, raw, exposed concrete and steelwork, perfectly combined with modern Victorian design elements.

It doesn’t end there – Each room is kitted with an eclectic mix of handpicked custom pieces and unique treasures sourced from the very best, hottest, and profoundly talented local and international designers, finished off with a touch of inner-city Cape Town howzit of hand-painted wall art by David Brits.

Its always better on top… On the Gorgeous George Rooftop that is!

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The legendary Gigi Rooftop, Gorgeous George Rooftop, and The Gorgeous George Rooftop Bar is exactly where you want and NEED to be. THIS is where Cape Town comes to play. And boy oh boy do they do just that!

The vibey sixth-floor bar-restaurant – The Gigi Rooftop – has fast become one of the city’s most sought-after and trendiest nightspots, day spots, and anytime-hangout-spots since opening in 2019.

From breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner, to meticulously crafted cocktails created by their in-house mixologists, a fantastic wine selection, an array of craft beers, and everything in between – Cape Town’s favorite rooftop bar has it all! To top it off, you can enjoy all this and so much more while lounging at the Gorgeous George Rooftop pool – beautifully ensconced in a tropical, greenhouse-style space.

Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Cape Town - Gorgeous George

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“The Gorgeous George rooftop with breathtaking views of the city and beyond is a place to be yourself, be inspired and be entertained. A meeting place of like minds, new best friends, creative collaborators, and locals to love” – Gorgeous George.

#More Quarters

Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Cape Town - More Quarters

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  • Location: More Quarters | 2 Nicol St, Gardens, Cape Town

More Quarters’ collection of converted heritage townhouses and Redcliffe House offers you all the spoils of five-star hospitality, exclusivity, and luxury as well as the privacy of individual accommodation. With their entrances onto a cobbled lane adjoining the main hotel, they create the feel of a secluded quarter in the Cape Town suburb of Gardens.

More Quarters’ 27 Rooms embody true down-to-earth exclusivity. Each Room has been individually designed to give guests a chic yet comfortable living space. The Rooms’ look and feel is understatedly polished, with a retro edge, and you can always expect fresh coffee and flowers, crisp linen, luxurious bath products, and all of the conveniences you might need.

Each of their 23 Luxury Rooms has a character and appeal of its own – no one better than the last. More Quarters also offers four Family Rooms (for groups of friends, too) each of which include a second en-suite bedroom. When laid out for children – with their own amenities, toys, and treats – it’ll have them settled in no time!

More Quarter’s Redcliffe House

The best way to experience a city? Live like the locals. Minutes from Cape Town’s beaches, cafes, boutiques, and galleries, you will find no better place to base yourself and your family, or group of friends than at More Quarters’ Redcliffe House. The house offers you all the luxuries of five-star hospitality and the privacy of your own city retreat.

This exclusive heritage house, with four en-suite bedrooms, has plenty of space for everyone and invites easy relaxation. It’s just the setting for you to take up sun loungers in view of the mountains or cosy around the sitting room fireplace, to cook together in the kitchen, or have the day off and enlist a private chef. The long dining table is sure to host gatherings for even-longer lunches.

Facilities & Activities at More Quarters Boutique Hotel

·       Kiddies Club

·       Restaurant

·       Activity Desk

·       Gym (nearby)

·       Internet Access (Complimentary)

·       Meals on Request

·       Pool

·       Beach Drop Off

To top it off, More Quarters Boutique Hotel is literally minutes away from most of Cape Town’s sought-after, exhilarating, top-of-the-list, not-to-be-missed attractions, landmarks, natural wonders, beautiful beaches, cool hangout spots, bucket-list worthy adventure experiences, and EVERYTHING in between. You’ll be sure not to miss a single thing!

Activities & Adventures Nearby

·       Adrenaline Activities

·       Art Galleries

·       Beach

·       Boat Cruises

·       Boating

·       Child Friendly Activities

·       Cooking Courses

·       Cultural Tours

·       Cycling

·       Deep Sea Fishing

·       Fine Dining

·       Fishing


·       General Sightseeing

·       Golf

·       Health and Fitness Centre

·       Helicopter Rides

·       Helicopter Scenic Flights

·       Hiking

·       Historical Tours

·       Kayaking / Paddling

·       Marine Adventures

·       Massages

·       Mini Golf

·       Mountain Biking

·       Museums

·       Paragliding

·       Rock Climbing

·       Sailing

·       Sea Kayaking

·       Shark Cage Diving

·       Sky Diving

·       Surfing

·       Walks (Guided)

·       Walks (Self-Guided)

·       Whale Watching

·       Windsurfing

·       Wine Tasting