Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
This romantic escape offers the best of both a retreat from the Mother City and easy access to its beaches and restaurants via its complimentary shuttle service. The five-star retreat exudes a sense of timelessness and is set against the backdrop of Table Mountain National Park, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
The plush furnishings in the rooms and restaurants are complimented by an array of artworks and sculptures throughout the building and there’s also a small, sixteen-seater cinema. If you don’t opt for a sea-facing room, you’ll still have ample opportunity to soak up the view from the patio of the fine-dining restaurant, Azure, as well as from one of the two pool decks. The other, smaller pool can be accessed along a fynbos-lined footpath on the mountainside of the property. There’s also the Leopard Bar where you can enjoy high tea in the afternoon or watch the sun dip beneath the horizon with a cocktail in hand.
The Marly is a boutique hotel situated opposite the palm-lined sands of Camps bay, one of Cape Town’s trendiest beaches. Its position along the promenade places it at the heart of summer frolicking, close to popular beach bars and restaurants where the young (and young at heart) go to eat, drink and be seen. Five of the surrounding restaurants belong to The Cove Collection, of which The Marly is a part.
This hotel is also known for having one of Cape Town’s rooftop pools with the very best views. If your room, the beach, or the poolside aren’t enough to help you unwind, there’s always The Marly Spa which provides a range of treatments from its ‘Gold and Collagen Facial’ to a tailored Himalayan salt stone massage.
The Silo Hotel
Set above Africa’s largest contemporary art museum, the Silo Hotel provides visitors with extraordinary views of Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront’s harbour, through its iconic lantern-like windows. It’s not only the views of the hotel surroundings that are impressive but the decor inside is exquisitely put together by Liz Biden. Each room is vibrant, unique and elevated with African art.
Residents can bask in the rooftop pool, while visitors enjoy cocktails and el fresco dining alongside. You’ll find cocktails and Cape wines at the tastefully decorated Willaston Bar and fine dining at The Granary Café, all while enjoying the views through the large geometrically-framed windows.
Tintswalo Atlantic is poised on the coastline overlooking the ocean beneath Champman’s Peak, within Table Mountain National Park. Each suite is sumptuously decorated and named for an island, with the Robben Island room paying tribute to former president Nelson Mandela. The distinct style of each evokes imagery of islands as far-flung as Zanzibar, Lamu, Sicily and Antigua. The views and sounds of the waves that surge and retreat against the rocks outside are as soothing as it is constant.
Every part of this boutique hotel optimizes vistas of the sea, from the bathtubs and suites to the lounge, restaurant and heated pool on the deck. Dining at Tintswalo is a spectacular event with a selection of tapas, curated by Liam Tomlin and chef Braam Beyers of Chefs Warehouse, to be enjoyed in an equally spectacular setting. In-house guests can also book spa treatments in the comfort of their suites, overlooking the ocean.