Best Places to Stay In and Around Cape Town

The Silo Hotel

Situated in the heart of the Mother City, The Silo Hotel combines a fascinating array of art and design with extreme wow factor. Located in a historic converted grain silo which also holds the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, The Silo commands impressive views across the V&A waterfront. The opulent interior design of the hotel and inclusion of pieces of art from key African artists throughout the rooms, suites and public areas creates an Aladdin’s cave of treasures to admire. Works by fascinating artists including Athi-Patra Ruga can be found in both The Silo and The Zeitz Museum, meaning you may find yourself loitering in the hotel corridors for an unusual length of time. Setting a new standard for luxury in Cape Town, pillowed glazing panels give an immediate contemporary feel to each of the rooms and don’t forget to stop by and appreciate the sunset from the multi-level rooftop terrace. theroyalportfolio.com/the-silo

 

 

Tintswalo Atlantic

Tintswalo Atlantic is a haven, designed to satiate cravings for tranquillity and privacy, blink and you will miss the turning as you snake your way towards Chapman’s Peak Drive. An all-suite hotel with impossibly beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean and Sentinel Mountain Peak, Tintswalo Atlantic is oceanfront chic at it’s finest, with every suite unique in its theme and design. Tear yourself away from some of the most beautiful views Cape Town has to offer to spend some time on the private pebbled beach. Alternatively relax in the expansive lounge area with an Amarula iced coffee in hand, surrounded by the beauty of the Table Mountain National Park. tintswalo.com

 

 

Bordeaux on Britannia Villa

The newly opened Bordeaux on Britannia Villa offers a fantastic beach front location on Golden Mile, just out of the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, but within easy reach of the action. Hit the surf or simply enjoy the beach directly in front of the villa. Lovingly designed and constructed, the laid-back beach chic vibe has been curated by the owners who took inspiration from Morocco and Greece, with the inclusion of key pieces from Marrakesh and even a skateboard half-pipe. With a driver on hand, take advantage of the incredible selection of restaurants available locally, including no less than Wolfgat, which has been awarded World Restaurant of The Year from chef Kobus van der Merwe. In a charming touch, the wine loving owners have created their own blend of Red Bordeaux named Maiden, which you can find stocked in the private wine cellar at the villa. bordeauxonbritannia.co.za

 

 

The Belmond Mount Nelson

The grand dame of Cape Town, Belmond Mount Nelson is a rich and storied property, counting John Lennon, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill as previous residents. Painted pink in 1918 to signal the coming of peace, this is an oasis of calm within the city. Extensive gardens surround the property in which to enjoy afternoon tea and meticulously renovated rooms maintain an air of old-school grandeur. For a unique stay, opt for one of the cottages which come complete with a small English country garden and white picket fencing. Step back into modern day Cape Town with a visit to either nearby Kloof Street or Long Street which offer a selection of lively and artistic cafes, shops and galleries. Belmond.com

 

 

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