Luxury Hotels in Cape Town & Around

As for hotels in Cape Town, the Ellerman House is what dreams are made of and the Tintswalo Atlantic will make you never want to leave. For hotels you take can't your eyes off and boutique boltholes that make the holiday, have a look at our hand-picked selection below. 

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The Silo

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

Occupying the top floors of a converted grain silo on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), The Silo, designed by highly-acclaimed architect Thomas Heatherwick, is one of the most unique and exciting hotels in South Africa.

Best for: Chic Design, Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Honeymoon

The Blue Train

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

One of South Africa’s most iconic travel experiences, discover the country’s beautiful and diverse landscapes in style aboard the Blue Train, a five-star award-winning ‘hotel on wheels’, whose famous guests include Nelson Mandela. Travel through rugged mountains, deserts, the Winelands, open farmlands, wildflowers and dams where flamingos gather.

Best for: Train Journey, Landscapes & Scenery, History & Heritage, Service & Hospitality

Ellerman House

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

The most stylish hotel in one of the coolest cities on earth? If we were voting, Ellerman House would definitely be high on the list. With one of the best addresses in Cape Town, irresistibly charming staff, and guests that just can’t keep away, this is the place to stay in Africa’s southernmost city.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Tintswalo Atlantic

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

Awe-inspiring 180-degree ocean views, individually styled rooms and fine culinary concoctions make up the exquisite Tintswalo Atlantic, which is tucked away at the base of Chapman’s Peak within the Table Mountain National Park. A rare haven in the bustling ‘Mother City’, the lodge sits on a pebbled beach and radiates tranquillity – making it very hard to ever leave this coastal beauty behind.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Lodge, Romantic, Secret / In the Know

Cape View Clifton

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

Suggesting that the Cape View Clifton offers a room with a view is as much of an understatement as saying that diving with great whites is a fun experience – it is not just fun, it’s epic. Cantilevered to the cliffs above Clifton Beach, the uber-chic boutique hotel is like an immaculate glass box filled with cool corners, white marble and sleek interiors, with some of the best views we’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing. For a romantic and trendy perch along Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard, you need look no further.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

Rovos Rail

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

Riding aboard the Rovos Train is the finest way to appreciate the diverse beauty of South Africa: snaking through sweeping grasslands and formidable mountain ranges, all the while soaking up the colonial ambience on this charming locomotive.

Best for: Romantic, Train Journey, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

Situated in the residential suburb of Gardens in Cape Town, the Cape Cadogan is a stately 19th century Georgian and Victorian building that has been proclaimed a national monument. It combines historic charm with contemporary style in a central part of Cape Town, nestling between Table Mountain and the city centre and within easy walking distance of a variety of boutique stores, restaurants and bars.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Service & Hospitality, History & Heritage

Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

It’s rare for us to recommend a large hotel in a city with so many stylish boutique options, but one visit to Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, and we were smitten. Built in 1899, the Nellie is a South African icon - a grand old lady reigning elegantly and serenely over Cape Town.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness

The Twelve Apostles

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

The Twelve Apostles has got sole bragging rights when it comes to location: the only hotel to sit against the magnificent Twelve Apostles mountain range, and with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Combine this with the impeccable service, gentle atmosphere, and wonderful spa, and you’ve got one of the finest hotels in Cape Town.

Best for: Family-friendly, Spa & Wellness, Wildlife & Nature, Snorkelling & Diving

Cape Grace

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

Location, location, location. Situated on Cape Town's bustling Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Grace wins the award for Cape Town's most sought-after address. Its position, elegant interiors and outstanding service are a winning combination.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Seriously special, Service & Hospitality

Kensington Place

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

If you’re looking to explore Cape Town in serious style, look no further. Kensington Place is without a doubt one of the finest boutique hotels in the business. Sitting in front of Table Mountain, perfectly located far away enough to escape the bustle yet close enough to feel the soul of the city, this contemporary South African bolthole provides the perfect base for an incredible Cape Town adventure.

Best for: Honeymoon, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Romantic


Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

The Cellars-Hoenhort is a beautiful heritage hotel in Cape Town’s Constantia Valley, in the shadow of the iconic Table Mountain. Set in beautiful gardens but just 15 minutes from the city, it’s perfectly placed for you to enjoy the best this region has to offer. Greenhouse, the hotel’s flagship restaurant, is one of the finest in South Africa.

Best for: Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality, History & Heritage, Food & Wine

Sea Five

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

Created in collaboration with leading South African interior designers, Sea Five’s self-professed aim is to highlight the similarities between Cape Town’s coastline and the European Riviera. Home to just 7 rooms and suites, this intimate boutique combines the feeling of a luxurious beach house with a prime location next to the fashionable Camps Bay.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel

2Inn1 Kensington

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

Helmed into the foothills of the iconic Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, 2Inn1 Kensington is the place to stay if you want to be in the thick of Cape Town’s magnificent highlights. Comprising of two neighbouring Victorian houses, hence the name, the boutique hotel is charmingly set in one of the most coveted suburbs in the ‘Mother City’, meaning you can hit the streets, explore the peaks, and dive into the fantastic seafood during the day before returning to sink into a soothing Jacuzzi and swim amid the peaceful gardens come evening.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet, Romantic, Honeymoon

More Quarters

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

If you’ve ever dreamed of your own stylish apartment in one of the world’s coolest cities, More Quarters is the place to stay. If we lived in Cape Town, South Africa, this is where we’d want to be. A private space with chic décor, i-pod docs, and full service staff, just a few minutes walk from the restaurants of Kloof St and five minutes drive from the centre of town.

Best for: Family-friendly, Chic Design, Service & Hospitality, Cultural Immersion

The Clarendon Bantry Bay

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

Located in the upmarket and trendy residential suburb of Bantry Bay, the Clarendon Bantry Bay is a five-star boutique fusion of beachside charms and spectacular views. Wonderfully sheltered overlooking the Atlantic Coast, the hotel is ideal for exploring the superb city of Cape Town.

Best for: Chic Design, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

One&Only Cape Town

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

Lining the Victoria & Albert waterfront in the colourful Mother City, the One&Only Cape Town is a grand seven-storey bolthole with eye-catching design. Gaze towards the harbour or over to Table Mountain and treat yourself to five-star opulence while in Cape Town.

Best for: Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel, Landscapes & Scenery, Family-friendly

21 Nettleton

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

21 Nettleton has a beautiful setting, nestled in lush green gardens in Clifton, with 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, the 12 Apostles, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. This elegant mansion offers luxury, seclusion and tranquillity, alongside impeccable service.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Romantic


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