Best Boutique Hotels in and around Cape Town
Review our hand-picked collection of the best boutique hotels and romantic hideaways in Cape Town, Franschhoek,
the Cape Winelands and the Western Cape.
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Cape Cadogan is a beautiful historic mansion comprising 15 elegantly decorated rooms, set just off the fashionable and buzzy Kloof Street, where some of Cape Town's finest restaurants are just a short stroll away. This boutique hotel is a retreat of peace and tranquility, after a busy day sightseeing. The original building dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, and was declared a National Monument in 1984.
More Quarters is a rare combination of historic exteriors with modern, elegant interiors and provides the experience of genuine Cape Town living, in stylish and secure apartments. Each of the 16 self-catered, luxury one and two bedroom apartments, gives an independent style of living but with access to full hotel services. More Quarters is set on an almost exclusively-owned street, alongside the Cape Cadogan (where your breakfast is included, as part of your apartment's cost), making it a tranquil retreat from the buzz of the city at the end of the day.
The views from Cape View Clifton are unmatched and can be appreciated from all of the bedrooms and main areas. The sweeping Clifton beach below is framed by the magnificent 12 Apostles beyond. Lions Head, Signal Hill and Table Mountain tower above and behind the property. Just a stone's throw from Bantry Bay, Clifton Beach and Camps Bay. With just 5 luxurious double rooms and 2 self-catered apartments, Cape View Clifton is a great option for a stay in Cape Town.
One of the oldest residences in the Cape is now a luxury boutique hotel that's brimming with history but is stylish and contemporary too. Steenberg Hotel is perfect if you want easy access to Cape Town (20 minutes away) but prefer a peaceful countryside setting to being in the city itself. Set in the magnificent Constantia Valley, the Steenberg Estate comprises a 24 bedroom hotel, a famously good fine-dining restaurant, a funky bar and brasserie, a spa, a winery and an 18 hole golf course. The hotel buildings date back to 1682 and have now been declared a national monument. Discover Steenberg Hotel
21 Nettleton sits in splendid gardens on the slopes of Table Mountain’s Lion’s Head above Clifton Beach - ten minutes from V&A Waterfront and five minutes from Camps Bay - its elevated position providing panoramic views across Cape Town and the Atlantic Ocean. With just 4 luxurious suites, 21 Nettleton is the epitome of a boutique hideaway.
A gorgeous boutique lodge located just outside Cape Town at the base of Chapman's Peak, with stunning views over majestic Hout Bay. Each of the 11 individually decorated suites (all with private decks) has a view of the ocean and Sentinel Hill across the bay. Set in a peaceful mountain reserve, this is the place to stay if you want to be immersed in nature and enjoy the feel of the wild Atlantic, yet still have easy access to the city. Check out Tintswalo Atlantic
Ellerman House is set in the smart suburb of Bantry Bay, with panoramic views of Cape Town and the ocean, and is one of the most sophisticated and elegant hotels in city. It's within walking distance of Clifton Beach, 10 minutes from the city centre and the bustling V&A Waterfront and a mere 40 minutes from the heart of the winelands. This A-Lister hangout is an amazingly luxurious springboard from which to discover the Cape’s many and varied attractions. Explore Ellerman House
Delaire Graff Lodge & Spa is perched on the highest crest along the magnificent Helshoogte Mountain Pass, linking the Cape’s two leading wine districts: Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. With its own vineyard and an excellent restaurant, the 10 utterly gorgeous luxury lodges place Delaire Graff amongst the very best places to stay in the Cape Winelands.
Leeu House is a contemporary, stylish luxury boutique hotel in South Africa's Cape Winelands, with only twelve elegant guest rooms. Just 90 minutes from Cape Town and located in the heart of the charming town of Franschhoek, famous for its epicurean delights, the emphasis is on fine food and superb service. Visit Leeu House
A hidden gem of captivating charm, Le Quartier Francais is renowned for its excellent cuisine and hospitality, in the heart of the epicurean French Huguenot village of Franschhoek. This peaceful boutique hideaway is well placed for exploring the village, the Western Cape and the surrounding winelands; just an hour or so from Cape Town.
Mont Rochelle is a luxurious boutique hotel and vineyard located in Franschhoek, the food and wine capital of South Africa. Recently undergone an extensive refurbishment project, the property encapsulates a fusion of contemporary design, and now arguably the best of South Africa’s Winelands in one exceptional space.
Galenia Estate is a beautifully renovated Huguenot farmstead encircled by the majestic Langeberg Mountains, enjoying beautiful views from its charming guesthouse and cottages across the Klein Karoo. Set in over 1,000 acres, Galenia is ideal for those looking to sit back and relax for a couple of days whilst touring the region, though there are numerous walking and mountain biking trails for those who want t o get out and explore. Galenia’s location is an ideal base for exploring the nearby Robertson Wine Valley, the Breede River, the Koo Valley and the Klein Karoo.
If you want to head out from the immediate surroundings of Cape Town and venture east through Hermanus and along the picturesque and adventure-rich Garden Route, we have hand-picked a selection of the best hotels and boutique hideaways along the way, right up to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve just beyond Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Be inspired by our recommendations and let us tailor-make the perfect itinerary for you. See Places to stay in Hermanus and the Garden Route
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