If you’re thinking about adding a stopover in Cape Town to your safari adventure, we’re here to give you ten more reasons to do so. The truth is, Cape Town is an unmissable city. This city is a bucket list destination for many, and one look at these beautiful luxury hotels will show you just why. So if you’re considering a stopover in Cape Town, we’ve listed 10 of the best hotels in Cape Town to help inspire your trip. When you’re ready to start planning, get in touch with us to book your trip!
As one of the most exclusive hotels in Cape Town, the Silo Hotel in the waterfront district is sure to impress. Housed in an old grain silo, this hotel feels like something out of a James Bond film. The interiors are iconic, with playful artistic color pops and views of Table Mountain in the background.
If you ask us, there are few locations in Cape Town quite as beautiful as Ellerman House in the exclusive Bantry Bay neighborhood. This beautiful old home has been converted to a luxury hotel that has welcomed guests like Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Ellen Degeneres, and many more! With incredible sweeping views of the ocean, an impressive art collection, and complete privacy, there really is nowhere in Cape Town quite like it.
One & Only Cape Town
If you are more of a resort-style traveler when you are visiting a new country, then perhaps the One & Only Cape Town is more your style. This resort is home to Cape Town’s only Nobu, an impressive man-made lagoon and one of the best day spas in Cape Town. Located in the heart of Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront district, you are only a few steps away from a plethora of restaurants, cafes, local boutiques, and international brands at the famous shopping precinct.
If you are looking for a luxury hotel in Cape Town that is a little more understated, check yourself in at the beautiful Cape Cadogan. Situated in the heart of the Gardens neighborhood, this hotel is really in the heart of the city. You’re never more than a street away from the action – with busy Kloof Street nearby or a short stroll to Long Street and Loop Street, for dining and nightlife. The interior design of this hotel is classic and timeless, with a contemporary twist. If you are visiting in summer, there is a swimming pool on-site to escape the heat in the privacy of your hotel.
Cape View Clifton
For beach lovers, there really is no better neighborhood to base yourself on than in Clifton. This exclusive neighborhood is known for having some of the most incredible beach houses in all of Cape Town, and one of those is, in fact, a guesthouse you can stay the night (or a few!) Cape View Clifton is the perfect way to feel like a local while you’re in town. The views over the Atlantic Ocean are unbeatable, with sunset being unmissable at least once during your stay.
If you fancy a city escape, Gorgeous George in Cape Town’s CBD is a great way to position yourself in the heart of it all. While the CBD of Cape Town can be quite loud and busy, this design hotel feels like a slice of New York all the way over in the Southern Hemisphere. So if you’re a city kind of traveler, this is the perfect hotel for you. Be sure to make time to stop by the hotel’s Gigi Rooftop on one of your evenings here, as there is a great bar menu and cocktail selections to match. This is one of Cape Town’s most sought-after rooftop bars after all!
If you fall into the category of relaxed traveler, there really is no reason not to check in to Cellars-Hohenort for your stay in Cape Town. Situated in the leafy suburb of Constantia, you will be able to kick back and make the most of staying in wine country here. This historic hotel is part of the Liz McGrath collection, with a strong interior design focus on pastels, feminine fabrics, and country appeal. You’ll feel a world away from the busy streets of Cape Town, but only be a short drive away from the hustle and bustle.
Belmond Mount Nelson
The Belmond Mount Nelson is South Africa’s answer to the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. This pink palace is quietly tucked away in Cape Town’s Gardens district, where you will find a plethora of lively bars, restaurants, and cafes. There really is no better location for travelers who prefer to stay social during their time in a city as vibrant and fun as Cape Town. If you choose the Belmond, be sure to make time for their swanky high tea service. It is truly something else!
Located a short drive outside of the city and just before you make your way through the toll to embark on Chapman’s Peak Drive (one of the most scenic drives in the world, not just in Cape Town!) So if you prefer privacy and seclusion, there is no better place to park up for your few days in Cape Town. This is the true definition of a hidden gem, as the hotel is neatly tucked away beside the ocean and only accessible via the private driveway. Expect epic sunsets, incredible gastronomy, and luxury like no other.
Twelve Apostles Cape Town
If a luxury oasis overlooking the Atlantic ocean sounds more your speed, then look no further than the Twelve Apostles Hotel. This luxury lodge has built quite a reputation for itself, for hosting epic events and oceanside lodgings with the ocean singing you to sleep. This award-winning 5-star hotel is as close as you will get to the ocean, located a short drive out of the city proper.