Hotels in Cape Town
Blending the work of contemporary local designers, the Grand Daddy Hotel is best known for its rooftop trailer park: seven vintage Airstream trailers, each designed with a different theme—for instance, the “Ballad of John and Yoko” includes a host of musical instruments, while “Goldilocks and the
Set on a 19th-century wine estate on the Constantiaberg mountain, this small boutique hotel provides secluded accommodations about 20 minutes from Cape Town’s city center.
Rising eight stories above ships and fisheries, the Table Bay has picture-perfect harbor views and direct access to waterfront shops and restaurants.
Thirteen artists were each given the same budget to decorate the rooms at Daddy Long Legs. Guests are taken on a tour of the unoccupied “exhibitions” and then invited to select their favorite.
Green Point, Cape Town is filled with art galleries and cafes, not to mention the Cape Town Stadium, which opened for the 2010 World Cup. In its shadow, massive wrought-iron front gates guard the entrance to the grand Cape Royal Luxury Hotel.
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Set atop a terraced hill overlooking False Bay, this quiet boutique hotel is housed in a 1929 villa designed in a Mediterranean style, with yellow stucco walls and a pool terrace surrounded by landscaped gardens.
The Feather Palace, a red-roof mansion just off the R62, is part of a stylish working guest ranch owned by a gay couple from Durban.
Sleek tower on the V&A Waterfront, with a well-appointed spa.
Doubles from $700, including breakfast.
The team behind La Residence has a knack for turning rustic into extraordinary (the group also operates the Royal Malewane bush retreat in Kruger Park)—and it’s done a characteristically fabulous job creating this über-luxurious 11-suite hotel on the site of an old plum orchard.
A movable pedestrian bascule bridge provides access from the bustling waterfront to this quiet, mansard-roofed hotel on its own private quay.
Overlooking False Bay in the Constantia Valley, this small boutique hotel is located on the Steenberg Vineyards, part of the region’s oldest farm. Built in 1862, the main farmhouse and surrounding cottages are classic Cape Dutch, with whitewashed walls, thatched roofs, and decorative gables.
Just 10 miles from the airport and 20 from the city center, the property not only is affordable but also has edgy interior design, including wall-mounted rotary-dial phones; wooden ceilings; a basketful of wines. The owner is warm and bakes bread daily for guests.
This resort, which opened in 2009 on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, features 131 spacious, high-tech rooms and a knockout first impression: the hotel’s 40-foot-tall picture window framing Table Mountain at Vista Bar & Lounge.